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EMAIL TO PARENTS – June 29, 2016

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

SCHOOL OPERATION DETAILS 2016 – 17- LETTER FOR PARENTS Please see attached letter for information.

SCHOOL CALENDAR INFO FOR PARENTS Please see attached.

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION Just a reminder to all parents that report card distribution will be today, June 29th from 9:00 – 10:30am.  Students can come at any point during this time to pick up report cards from their Advisory Teacher in their Advisory classroom.  From 10:30am-12:30pm, students will be able to pick up report cards from the main office.  The school will be closed at 12:30pm for a staff function.  Beyond these times, report cards can be picked up from the main office on Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – SAVE THE DATE – SEPT 17th 2016! The duelling piano show live out of Las Vegas was a smash hit at the recent performance.  Overwhelming feedback from parents for more of the duellers energetic and talented interactive musical show has inspired Dunsmuir and David Cameron’s PAC to bring them back for another night of sensational entertainment!  Get some friends together and mark your calendars for September 17th.  Tickets for this event will be $25 per person in advance, or $30 at the door.  Cash or cheque payable to David Cameron PAC will be accepted for payment. No minors.  Refreshments will be available.  All proceeds from this fantastic show go towards enhancing our children’s education.  Plan to support the students by treating yourself to a terrific night out.  We will be selling tickets next week, July 4 – 8th from 8:00am – 3:00pm in the office if you want to drop by to purchase them. See flyer on Parents; Community page FUNDRAISER FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL Olympic View Golf Course has made fundraising very easy.  If you visit Forester’s at Olympic View, just mention to your server that you are with Dunsmuir and 10% gets reimbursed back to Dunsmuir Middle School every 3 months.  Please see the attached document.

UPCOMING DATES Wed, Jun 29 – Report card pick up between 9:00 -10:30am.  Once students pick up reports, they are welcome to leave.  If you cannot arrange for rides, report cards can be picked up from the office during the following week.  Wed, Jun 29 – School will be closed at noon for a staff function.

 

 
 

Wednesday – June 22

Los Angelas Trip: Good news! The Spring Break trip to Los Angeles is a go, from March 19-24th. We also have 5 spots available for the trip (open to next year’s Grade 7 & 8 students). If you are interested, please bring your form and deposit in by Friday if possible. Forms are available in the office.

One-week Book Drive: We are asking for families and students to donate one or two middle-school books in good used condition. These books will be used for a special project we are developing for the fall. Books can be dropped off in the office over the next week.

Dunsmuir Store: The Dunsmuir store is now closed for the year. If you would like to purchase an item from the store, you can order online, or pop by the office and ask for Mrs. G.

Last Pizza Day of the year: Reminder that Friday is Pizza day and Pizza slices will be sold in the lunch room at $3/slice.

 

Sports:

 
 

Los Angelas Trip: Good news! The Spring Break trip to Los Angeles is a go, from March 19-24th. We also have 5 spots available for the trip (open to next year’s Grade 7 & 8 students). If you are interested, please bring your form and deposit in by Friday if possible. Forms are available in the office.

One-week Book Drive: We are asking for families and students to donate one or two middle-school books in good used condition. These books will be used for a special project we are developing for the fall. Books can be dropped off in the office over the next week.

Dunsmuir Store: The Dunsmuir store is now closed for the year. If you would like to purchase an item from the store, you can order online, or pop by the office and ask for Ms. G.

 

 
 

Los Angelas Trip: Reminder to all Grade 6 & 7 Students that Monday, June 20th, is the last day to bring in Deposits & forms for the Los Angeles trip.
There are only 3 yearbooks left! If you haven’t already purchased your yearbook get one while you still can! They are $40 and can be purchased in the office!

One-week Book Drive: We are asking for families and students to donate one or two middle-school books in good used condition. These books will be used for a special project we are developing for the fall. Books can be dropped off in the office over the next week.

Dunsmuir Store: The Dunsmuir store is now closed for the year. If you would like to purchase an item from the store, you can order online, or pop by the office and ask for Ms. G.

 
 

Students interested in the LA trip please get your deposit and tour form in by Monday
There are only 16 yearbooks left! If you haven’t already purchased your yearbook get one while you still can! They are $40 and can be purchased in the office!

One-week Book Drive: We are asking for families and students to donate one or two middle-school books in good used condition. These books will be used for a special project we are developing for the fall. Books can be dropped off in the office over the next week.

Special Performance Today: The jazz band is providing an ‘impromptu’ performance at lunch recess today, outside behind the band hall for any staff and students interested in wandering by. We may even drag out a Christmas tune or two!

Dunsmuir Store: The Dunsmuir store is now closed for the year. If you would like to purchase an item from the store, you can order online, or pop by the office and ask for Ms. G.

 

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EMAIL TO PARENTS – June 15, 2016

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

CAFETERIA TRAINING A new elective opportunity has opened up for future Royal Bay Grade 9 students.  If you are interested in taking a block of Cafeteria Training in our “state of the art” teaching kitchen, please send an email to wbeadall@sd62.bc.ca.  We will replace your Foods elective or your last elective choice with this class.  There is only space for 30 students!

ONE-WEEK BOOK DRIVE We are asking for families and students to donate one or two middle-school books in good/excellent condition for a special project we are developing for the fall. We are hoping for books that are somewhat current and on any topic appropriate for middle school students. This is your chance to help encourage reading in our schools! Please drop your book off at the office over the next week, thank you!

FUNDRAISER FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL Olympic View Golf Course has made fundraising very easy.  If you visit Forester’s at Olympic View, just mention to your server that you are with Dunsmuir and 10% gets reimbursed back to Dunsmuir Middle School every 3 months.  Please see the attached document.

DRESS CODE FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL

This is another reminder regarding dress code.  We have been reminding several students about the dress code over the last few days. School is a place of work and therefore we encourage all people inside the building to dress appropriately. The guidelines are published on our Dunsmuir website.

LOS ANGELES TOUR 2017 Reminder that the initial deposit and form are due next Monday, June 20th for those students in Grade 7 & 8 next year who are interested in going to Los Angeles during Spring Break, March 19-24, 2017. This trip will involve leadership activities and cultural excursions in Los Angeles and Carlsbad, California. Please see the attached information form, which includes a tentative itinerary. We will follow up with a parent meeting this fall if enough students sign-up to run the trip.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION/FEES 2016-17 On-Line Registration is now open and will remain open until Friday, June 24th. Go to the link below to register: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/

BUY A BLOCK See Parents; Community page for more information. 

DUNSMUIR STORE Closed for the school year. Watch for it opening again in September! UPCOMING DATES Wed, Jun 15 – Dance Academy Performs at Royal Bay Recital (evening) Thur, Jun 16 – Dance Academy Performs at Royal Bay Recital (evening (Gr. 8 Dance not included) Thur, Jun 16 – Grade 8 Leaving at Olympic View Mon, Jun 20 – Los Angeles trip – deposit/form deadline Tues, Jun 21 – Year-End Recognition Assembly for Students1:45-3:10pm (Gym) Fri, Jun 24 – Bus Registration deadline Tues, Jun 28 – Last day of regular classes and afternoon BBQ Wed, Jun 29 – Report card pick up between 9:00 -10:30am.  Once students pick up reports, they are welcome to leave.  If you cannot arrange for rides, report cards can be picked up from the office during the following week.  Wed, Jun 29 – School will be closed at noon for a staff function.

 
 

BusRegistrationDeadline

If your child requires school bus transportation beginning in September, you MUST register by Friday, June 24. Registration now takes place prior to the start of the school year and there will not be another opportunity to register after this date.

Register now!

 
 

Reminder to students on the Dunsmuir Store Team B you are running the store today and tomorrow.

On Wednesday any items left in the Lost and Found will be donated to goodwill! Please check the lost and found!

Grade 7 Students going on the Quebec Trip next year please get your deposit in by Wednesday June 15!

Jazz Band Students: Please meet in the band room at lunch recess on Tuesday for a rehearsal.

Vocal jazz, we have class tomorrow morning at 7:30am. See you there

Sports:

Students with Athletic Uniforms please have them returned to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible!

 
 

Reminder: to have a look in the lost and found and collect your items. All items still in the lost and found will be donated to goodwill on June 15th.

Any grade 7 students who are interested in Quebec: If you have not received information please go see Ms. Caldwell in the soccer room. Any students, who are going next year please remember that your deposit is due on Wednesday June 15th. 

Sports:

Would any students who still have athletic uniforms please return them to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – June 9, 2016

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

 Sorry for the delay in our regular Wednesday email to parents.  We lost power yesterday for the afternoon and the internet was down for an extended period of time.

PAC We had our last PAC meeting of the year last night and I would like to thank all members of the executive for dedicating their time to help make Dunsmuir a better school.  Some of our executive members will be moving on to Royal Bay, so we would love to have new members join the team next year.  If you are interested in a PAC executive position, or if you would just like to attend our meetings, please attend our start up meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm in the conference room.  Thank you to our Executive Members:  Fern Smythe – President, Kathy Daitl – Vice-President, Terry Ward – Treasurer, Georgina Tran – SPEAC Rep, Michelle Scoville – Secretary, Marie Bell – Parent, May Crompton – Staff rep.

FUNDRAISER FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL Olympic View Golf Course has made fundraising very easy.  If you visit Forester’s at Olympic View, just mention to your server that you’re with Dunsmuir and 10% gets reimbursed back to Dunsmuir Middle School every 3 months.  Please see the attached document.

LOST AND FOUND We have collected another bin full of clothes, shoes and water bottles.  We will be spreading these items out in the front foyer of the school, so please have your child look through the clothes before we send off to the donation bin.  We will be donating the remaining items on Wednesday, June 15th.

DRESS CODE FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL

This is another reminder regarding dress code.  We have been reminding several students about the dress code over the last few days. If we find that the dress is inappropriate in any way, students will be told to find a hoodie. If there is nothing for them to wear or borrow from a friend, parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing to their child. We recognize that appropriate clothing must be worn for a working environment. This clothing should not be offensive or disrespectful and not too revealing. School is a place of work and therefore we encourage all people inside the building to dress appropriately. The following guidelines are published in our Code of Conduct which can be found in the students’ agenda and on our Dunsmuir website.

  • Avoid clothing with vulgar words, sayings or illustrations on them
  • Avoid wearing hats (it is a sign of respect inside the building and helps keep a safe, secure environment. Outsiders wearing hats in the school are quickly identified). Wearing hats

DRESS CODE FOR DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL – con’td

outside the building is fine.

  • Avoid clothing with tobacco, alcohol or drug references on them
  • Avoid clothing that promotes racism, is offensive to women or is otherwise offensive
  • Avoid shirts or tops that are strapless or have spaghetti straps
  • Avoid clothing that is too tight, short or sexually suggestive

LOS ANGELES TOUR 2017 We are planning an enrichment opportunity for next year’s Grade 7 & 8 students during Spring Break, March 19-24, 2017. This trip will involve leadership activities and cultural excursions in Los Angeles and Carlsbad, California. Please see the attached information form, which includes a tentative itinerary. An initial information session for interested students will happen this Friday at lunch in the band hall. We will follow up with a parent meeting this fall if enough students sign-up to run the trip. Please see the attached form which will provide further information.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION/FEES 2016-17 On-Line Registration is now open and will remain open until Friday, June 24th. Go to the link below to register: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/

BUY A BLOCK See Parents; Community page for more information. DUNSMUIR STORE Is open on Mondays and Tuesdays at lunch in the front foyer. However, with parking at a premium, we invite you to shop from the comfort of your own home – that’s right, we have an online store! Click on this link to access the store (also found on the school website). Your completed orders can be paid for in cash or cheque (payable to SD62) at the school store on Mondays & Tuesdays at lunch, and we will have your order waiting! ONLINE DUNSMUIR STORE:  https://goo.gl/xJ374n UPCOMING DATES Wed, Jun 15 – Dance Academy Performs at Royal Bay Recital (evening) Thur, Jun 16 – Dance Academy Performs at Royal Bay Recital (evening (Gr. 8 Dance not included) Thur, Jun 16 – Grade 8 Leaving at Olympic View Tues Jun 21 – Year-End Recognition Assembly 1:45-3:10pm (Gym) Fri, Jun 24 – Bus Registration deadline Tues, Jun 28 – Last day of regular classes and afternoon BBQ Wed, Jun 29 – Report card pick up between 9:00 -10:30am.  Once students pick up reports, they are welcome to leave.  If you cannot arrange for rides, report cards can be picked up from the office during the following week.  Wed, Jun 29 – School will be closed at noon for a staff function.

 
 
 
 
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