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There will be no homework club this Thursday due to grade 8 leaving.

Creative writing club is today at lunch in the computer lab.

Reminder that this Friday is Pizza Friday $3/slice and sales begin at 12:10 in the foods room.

 

 
 

Artists, who are working with Ms. King on a special project – please meet in the art room today right at lunch, immediately after nutrition break.

Sports:

Any students who have participated on school sports teams this year and still have their jersey please return them to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible.

A fitted Harbour Cats Baseball Hat went missing yesterday on the back field. It has the letters H and C on it in white writing and the hat itself is blue. Please see Mr. Treloar if you have it or know anything about it.

Staff and Students are reminded that all music students are excused for blocks 4 and 5 this afternoon. After literacy they need to get their instrument and music and meet in the gym for our dress rehearsal.

 
 

All Band 6A & B students are reminded of class today at lunch. Please be on time.

Chess Club meets today at lunch in the chrome lab.

Artists, who are working with Ms. King on a special project – please meet in the art room tomorrow right at lunch, immediately after nutrition break.

Sports:

Any students who have participated on school sports teams this year and still have their jersey please return them to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible.

 
 

No Band 6A today at lunch! That’s Band 6A your class today at lunch has been cancelled.

Hot Dogs and Ice Creams will be sold today during nutrition in the open area. $2 each and sales will begin after the nutrition bell.

A reminder that all applications for leadership 8 are due by the end of TODAY! Please put your forms in Ms. Johnson’s box in the office or submit to your advisory teacher.

Today is the last day you can hand in your recognition form for sports, fine arts and service recognition. If you need to get some signatures, pick up a form in the office and ask the teachers who led your team or activity to sign it. These forms need to be in by 1:00 today!

Jazz Band – you have class after school today. Please be on time!

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – June 7, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

AMBER ACADEMY / GOLF TOURNAMENT Flyer located on Community page; Parents

COAST GUARD – OPEN HOUSE (JUNE 10TH) Flyer located on Community page; Parents

DANCE ACADEMY – SHOW POSTER Flyer located on Community page; Parents

FOOTBALL – SPARTANS Flyer located on Community page; Parents

HOMEWORK CLUB – ATTENTION PARENTS OF STRUGGLING MATH STUDENTS! Do you know the #1 challenge that we see many students facing in math classes and in homework club? It is that students do not know their 12 times tables. If students don’t know their times tables it affects their ability to quickly think of factors, multiples, common denominators and more. This in turn slows down everything else they are trying to do in math. They are wasting precious class time looking up simple multiplication equations or doing them on their calculators. So how can you help? There are simple solutions like making or buying flashcards to drill with them, and there are also multiple on-line practice sites as well. Many on-line practice sites are game based so they feel less like work. One program that we would strongly recommend for students who do not know a majority of their times tables up to and including the twelves is called REFLEX math. The site can be found here https://www.reflexmath.com/ and it can also be purchased as an app for iPads or iPhones. It does have a cost of $35 for the year per student, but it is the best program we have seen for helping kids learn their times tables and it includes the related division facts which is awesome. Here are some links to a few good FREE on-line math facts practice sites: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games Also, don’t forget that homework club runs every Thursday from 3:15-3:45 in room #203. This can be a great time for students to get some one on one help or even just a quiet space to work.

ONLINE PAYMENT – STUDENT FEES 2016-17 Have you completed the School Cash Consent form? The first step is to sign in and create an account. The second step is to complete the Consent form. See attached for instructions. If you have not completed the consent form, please go to this link: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/. For further instructions, see the attached document. If you have any questions, please email: schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca.

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION Report card distribution will be Thursday morning, 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. Once they receive their report cards, students are welcome to leave. Buses will be running on the regular schedule on Thursday, June 29th. From 10:30am-4:00pm, students will be able to pick up report cards from the main office. Beyond these times, report cards can be picked up from the main office from Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 7 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

ROYAL BAY MUSIC TRIP TO CUBA Any student joining the Music Department next year at Royal Bay who would be interested in travelling to Cuba next year, please see the attached notice. Parent form Deadline is June 19th. Flyer located on Community page; Parents

SD62 BUS REGISTRATION Information located on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES: Friday, June 9th – Hot dog sale (Instead of Pizza) Thursday, June 15th – Grade 8 Leaving, 6:00-9:30pm, Olympic View Golf Course Monday, June 19th – RB trip to Cuba, Parent form deadline

Monday, June 19th – A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary Tuesday, June 20th– A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary Wednesday, June 28th – Last day of regular classes and afternoon BBQ/Yearbook handout

Thursday, June 29th – Report card pick up between 9:00 – 10:30am Friday, June 30th – Admin day for Teachers, office will be closed at 11:30am for staff function

 
 

This Friday Hot Dogs will be sold for giving it back! There will be no Pizza this Friday but Hot Dogs instead!

Dunsmuir Movie Night is coming up on Thursday. Tickets will be sold today, tomorrow and Thursday at lunch in the front lobby. It’s just $5 for the movie, popcorn and a treat!

Calling All Artists! Ms. King is looking for artistic students who love to draw or paint to help out with a short, one time project. If you are interested please come to the art room for a brief meeting today at lunch after nutrition.

Creative Writing club meets today at lunch in the computer lab.

Auditions for the Year End Concert continue today at lunch in the music room. Please be on time and be ready to go!

Sports:

If anyone staff or students accidently picked up a box of Visitor Badges from the office, we would greatly appreciate their return.

 
 

Auditions for the Year-end Concert next week begin today in the music room. Please be on time and we’ll begin with grade 8 students first.

Dunsmuir Movie Night is coming up on Thursday. Tickets will be sold today, tomorrow and Thursday at lunch in the front lobby. It’s just $5 for the movie, popcorn and a treat!

On Monday we completed the signatures for Dunsmuir Recognition. If you were away and need to get a few signatures from teachers, you can stop by the office at lunch to request a form. It must be returned right after lunch!

Calling All Artists! Ms. King is looking for artistic students who love to draw or paint to help out with a short, one time project. If you are interested please come to the art room for a brief meeting tomorrow at lunch after nutrition.

Sports:

Reminder to all Track and Field athletes competing tomorrow that you have a practice at Royal Bay today afterschool. Please ensure you have a ride home at 4:30. If you are unable to attend – you must tell Mrs. Crompton today.

Dance 6 Students please go to the studio today at 1:00 to prepare for your photo shoot.

 
 

It’s Pizza Friday!! Pizza sales begin after the nutrition bell in the foods room and pizza is $3/slice.

Band 6B you have class at lunch today.

Jazz Band there is no class after school today. It is cancelled. Please take your instrument home and practice over the weekend.

Thanks for an amazing first week of ‘Give It Back’! Just so you know, today is the LAST day for the loonie auction! Bracelet sales will continue all next week.  And finally, make sure to check out the calendar in your classroom for some of the fun activities we have going on next week, like the school Kahoot challenge for a $1 entry fee on Monday, and a chance to get some teachers soaked in the Dunk Tank on Tuesday!

Sports:

Track and Field last practice is on Tuesday at Royal Bay. Please make arrangements for your rides to pick you up from Royal Bay at 4:30.

 

 
 

Band 7 Students have class today at lunch. Please go straight to the music room at the start of nutrition.

Band 8 Students who marched in the parade you are also asked to go to the music room at the start of nutrition for your thank you lunch.

Science Club meets today at lunch in Mr. Bryan’s room, room 211.

Sports:

Track and Field Athletes have practice today at Dunsmuir.

Hip Hop Crew members please come to the studio today at 12:30 for a quick rehearsal.

 

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 31, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

GIVE IT BACK 2017 Every year our leadership group engages in a fundraising campaign for a cause that we feel connected to. This year, our group of students has chosen to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Starting on Monday May 29th, we will be offering a number of great events. This will include fun school wide events, as well as a chance for increasing education and awareness about breast cancer through advisory activities. However, there are 4 in particular that we would like to focus on:

1) RAFFLE DRAW (Tickets: 1 for $2; 3 for $5) Raffle tickets will be sold soon for entry into our draw for the amazing following prizes: -2 passes with Sidney Whale Watching -Hockey Night in Victoria: A Victoria Grizzlies Box Seat Pack [12 tickets] & $50 to Jack’s Place on Bear Mountain -A Westshore Dinner & Movie ($50 to Romeo’s, A Family Pass to Cineplex, & $24 to Qoola -2 passes to Eagle Wing Whale Watching -An Outdoor Gift Pack – (1 Hour free Hauling services & an Outdoor Propane Fire Pit) – valued @ $250 -A Household Basket Pack (valued @ $100) Keep an eye out for more details!

2) HOT DOG SALE (HOT DOGS – $2 CUPCAKES – $2) Forms will be sent home to pre-order hot dogs and our amazing “Cupcakes 4 Cancer” to be delivered on Thursday, June 1st. (The deadline for orders is Tuesday, May 30th) We will also be selling Hot dogs on Friday, June 9th INSTEAD OF PIZZA.

3) LOONIE RAFFLE We will be selling $1 raffle draw tickets to students for the chance to place their ticket in a draw for the following prizes (each will be done separately – students can choose which draw they want their ticket in) -Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors Jersey -Game Worn Ty Williams Autographed Victoria Harbourcats Jersey -Mini Drone -Snack Kit: Bulk Barn, Tim Horton’s, & Noodle Box Gift Cards -EB Games Gift Card -Victoria Highlanders Signed Match Ball & Scarf -Camosun Chargers Prize Pack (Lanyard, T-Shirt, Sweatpants)

4) SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT Some wonderful teacher volunteers will be hosting a school movie night. This will be a family style movie night with a concession and great company. More information to come! For more information on anything related to Give It Back, please contact Brian Hobson (bhobson@sd62.bc.ca) OR Kris Johnson (kjohnson@sd62.bc.ca)

DANCE ACADEMY – SHOW POSTER Flyer located on Community page; Parents

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS – JUNE 6TH-2ND ROUND Nurse Kelly will be in the school on June 6th to complete the second round of Grade 6 immunizations. If your student needs a second immunization and you completed their immunization form in the fall, they will be seen by nurse Kelly on the 6th.

GRADE 8 CELEBRATION FEE Deadline has been extended to June 4th for online payment, and June 7th for cash and cheques. If you have not signed up for an online account and completed the Consent form, please go to the link this link: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Costs will be $45.00. HOMEWORK CLUB – ATTENTION PARENTS OF STRUGGLING MATH STUDENTS! Do you know the #1 challenge that we see many students facing in math classes and in homework club? It is that students do not know their 12 times tables. If students don’t know their times tables it affects their ability to quickly think of factors, multiples, common denominators and more. This in turn slows down everything else they are trying to do in math. They are wasting precious class time looking up simple multiplication equations or doing them on their calculators. So how can you help? There are simple solutions like making or buying flashcards to drill with them, and there are also multiple on-line practice sites as well. Many on-line practice sites are game based so they feel less like work. One program that we would strongly recommend for students who do not know a majority of their times tables up to and including the twelves is called REFLEX math. The site can be found here https://www.reflexmath.com/ and it can also be purchased as an app for iPads or iPhones. It does have a cost of $35 for the year per student, but it is the best program we have seen for helping kids learn their times tables and it includes the related division facts which is awesome. Here are some links to a few good FREE on-line math facts practice sites: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games Also, don’t forget that homework club runs every Thursday from 3:15-3:45 in room #203. This can be a great time for students to get some one on one help or even just a quiet space to work.

ONLINE PAYMENT – STUDENT FEES 2016-17 Have you completed the School Cash Consent form? The first step is to sign in and create an account. The second step is to complete the Consent form. See attached for instructions. If you have not completed the consent form, please go to this link: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/. For further instructions, see the attached document. If you have any questions, please email: schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca.

ROYAL BAY MUSIC TRIP TO CUBA Any student joining the Music Department next year at Royal Bay who would be interested in travelling to Cuba next year, please see the attached notice. Parent form Deadline is June 19th. Flyer located on Community page; Parents

SD62 BUS REGISTRATION Information located on Community page; Parents

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS We are pleased to announce our Summer Camps for 2017! Our camps are open to kids currently in grades 2 – 7. We will have 2 sessions this summer: July 10 – 14 at Belmont, 9 am-3:30 pm. Lunch 12 -12:30 pm. Full Day Sessions $175; AM or PM $100 August 21 – 25 at Belmont, 9 am – 3:30pm. Lunch 12 – 12:30pm. Full Day Sessions $175; AM or PM $100 Registration is open online at our Website (www.westshorebasketball.com) Brad Lidstone and Curt Spaven

UPCOMING DATES: Friday, June 2nd – SD62 Bus Registration ends Sunday, June 4th – Grade 8 Leaving fee – online DEADLINE

Tuesday, June 6th, Grade 6 Immunizations, Round 2

Wednesday, June 7th – Grade 8 Leaving fee – cash/cheques DEADLINE

Friday, June 9th – Hot dog sale (Instead of Pizza) Thursday, June 15th – Grade 8 Leaving, 6:00-9:30pm, Olympic View Golf Course Monday, June 19th – RB trip to Cuba, Parent form deadline

Monday, June 19th – A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary Tuesday, June 20th– A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary

 
 

Band Students small ensemble auditions for the year end concert will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday June 6th and 7th. Students interested in auditioning a solo or small ensemble performance can sign-up in the music room.

Grade 8 Leaving payment and permission forms are due tomorrow. If you are wanting to join the grade 8 leaving celebration you must have your payment and permission forms in by Wednesday! If you are paying online please remember you still need to hand in the permission form to the office.

Give It Back continues today.  Come down to the gym and check out the Minute To Win It challenge between teachers and students! It should be a lot of fun!! Bracelets will continue to be for sale for $2 and students are reminded to bring their Hot Dog forms in! Finally, don’t forget that the loonie auction will continue all week long, finishing on Friday.

The Music room will be closed at lunch today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sports:

Track and Field Athletes have practices Today and Thursday this week and a meet tomorrow. Today’s practice will be at Royal Bay and Thursday’s practice will be at Dunsmuir. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you cannot attend.