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EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 11, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEE DUE
Reminder to parents: If your child is playing soccer, running cross country or planning on playing basketball this season, then Athletic Fees are due. We ask that each student participating on a team at Dunsmuir Middle School pay a fee of $40.00. Please pay this fee online at School Cash Online. Instructions can be found on our website. The fee pays our membership in to LIMSSA, covers referee costs, rental facilities, uniforms, and equipment. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director – Meghan Caldwell mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca or Darren Russell drussell@sd62.bc.ca.

GRADE 7 FOUNDATION SKILLS ASSESSMENT (FSA)
Grade 7 classes will be participating in the updated FSA from October 2-November 10. Please visit the following link to the Parent Information Brochure for information about the assessment. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/assessment/fsa-parent-brochure.pdf

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS
Immunization packages are due back to the office as soon as possible. Our Grade 6 Immunization Clinic is scheduled from 9-12 on Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th. Information Notice can be found on Community page; Parents

INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL LITERACY EDUCATION 101 FOR TWEENS, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Darren Laur will be presenting to our whole student body on Thursday, October 19th from 1-3pm. He will also be presenting to any interested parents on Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm at Dunsmuir Middle School. The idea behind his presentation is to help students to pro-actively understand the enabling power of digital technology and mobile communication. He has also added how to mitigate the sometimes unintended consequences of high risk/undesirable on-line behaviour. During this presentation, Darren Laur would like to encourage all students to bring their cell phones (if they have one) as he will have students pull them out to adjust security settings during the sessions. We hope you can attend the parent presentation that evening.

PARENTING WITHOUT POWER STRUGGLES – OCT. 19TH
Found on Community page; Parents

PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS
Found on Community page; Parents Every year, parents are required to complete: Student Travel form (yellow form – Found in the office or Parents; Community page Every three years, parents are required to complete: Criminal Record Check Every five years, parents are required to complete: Driver’s Abstract (you can now apply online; Found on Community page; Parents)

SPCA WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS ON OCT. 20th PRO-D DAY
Found on Community page; Parents

SPC CARDS – FUNDRAISER – DEADLINE OCTOBER 13TH
SPC cards are available for sale in the office until Friday, October 13th or purchase online until Sunday, October 15th.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parents can access our Student Announcements found on Students Announcements | Dunsmuir page; Daily Announcements

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, October 13th – SPC Cards deadline (online purchase deadline Sunday, October 15th)
Thursday, October 19th – Darren Laur parent presentation, at 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, October 20
th – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, October 24
th –Grade 6 Immunizations, 9:00-12:00pm, Multipurpose room
Wednesday, October 25th  –Grade 6 Immunizations, 9:00-12:00pm, Multipurpose room
Tuesday, October 24th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, in Conference Room
Wednesday, November 1st – Lifetouch Photo Retake day