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Chess Club meets every Monday in the Chrome Lab.

Today is Grade 6 Handball:

  • Game #1: Bromodo Dragons 2 (King) VS Komodo Clan 1 (Larson)
  • Game #2: Bromodo Dragons 2 (King) VS Komodo Clan 2 (Larson)
  • Please remember to wear proper gym shoes and be on time.

Grade 6/7 Girls Competitive Basketball team there will be a quick meeting in room 200 after nutrition.

  • We have a game tomorrow at Arbutus at 5:15, and need to arrive no later than 4:45.

A big thank you to the Grade 6 and 7 boys basketball teams. They did a great job this year of representing Dunsmuir and played some good basketball. Looking forward to working with you guys again next season. Well done!

Could the Grade 7/8 Girls basketball team please meet in Mrs. Booth’s room after nutrition for a brief meeting to arrange rides to tonight’s game at Gordon Head.

It’s the second day of Christmas Concert Auditions today at lunch. Students auditioning today are asked to go to the music room following nutrition and wait outside until you’re invited in by Mr. Duque-Park. Results for the Christmas Concert will be announced right here are the Dunsmuir Daily  tomorrow morning!

Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory Christmas Hamper box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone! This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

If you sold Purdy’s Chocolates for the CLC fundraiser, the pickup is tomorrow after school. Please make arrangements for a ride, or help if you sold a lot!

Leadership Meeting in Ms. J’s room at lunch today!

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store will be open at lunch today.

Students who are signed up to audition today for the Christmas Concert are asked to head to the music room immediately following nutrition. Please make sure you have everything you need for your audition and wait outside until you are invited in. Good luck!

The Christmas Hamper has begun! Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone! This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break TODAY! Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza.

 
 

This afternoon, all students will be watching a performance from Royal Bay’s Music program

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

The Christmas Hamper has begun! Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone!

  • This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy!
  • Books are $40 and can be purchased online.
  • They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

Any students who signed up to be a part of the Sound Crew to help Mr. D.P. with set up in the gym for concerts and assemblies, please meet in the music room at lunch today for a quick meeting.

Reminder that Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays! Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 29, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
Our student-led conferences held on Thursday, Nov. 23rd were a huge success. Many thanks to the parents for attending this evening. It was a little different from the traditional parent-teacher interviews, but overall we were very happy with the results. Adjusting to this new procedure takes some time and we would be very interested to gather feedback from the parents. If you attended the conference evening, please take some time to email me to share your experience with this new procedure. Our teachers said: – Student led conferences were very enjoyable; I loved hearing the students talk about their learning and successes as well as their challenges. After talking to my students, I realized many parents didn’t show up because they thought they would not be able to talk with me. I think next time we should let parents know that there is a good likelihood that they will have informal conference time with the teacher, and, if things are busy, another time can be arranged. I believe being able to talk to the teacher, even briefly, is important to many parents. – A really positive thing I noticed on Thursday evening was that many families brought along Grandparents to check out the students’ portfolios. What a great opportunity it was for them to see what the kids are doing. That’s not possible with interviews. – Students walked their parents through their portfolios showing them work that they were proud of, work that showed their improvements and work that showed where they need more work. Because it was quite quiet we then took the opportunity to chat some more. It was a great night! – Nice to see students so proud of their work and learning process

Some of our grade 6 students said: – I felt like the leader of the pack which was great! – It made me feel happy to see my mom so proud! – I don’t know. I felt normal I guess. – It was weird being in charge but not horrible. – I was really nervous to share my work with my parents. – It made me feel less nervous than if they had gone without me to talk to the teacher. – I was less nervous because I felt in control. Next student-led conference will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018

ART
If you are in Art 8 for Term 2, please bring in a shallow plastic container with a lid, and a bound sketchbook or provide $2.00 for and Interactive Notebook. A fine paintbrush would be handy as well. Create soon!

BUS PASS
We will be handing out student bus passes from Wednesday, Nov. 29 to Friday, Dec. 1. We will be calling students down to the open area over the next few days to sign for their bus pass. You should be receiving some information from the Transportation Department regarding the expectations around showing bus passes when students board the bus.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dear parents, you are invited to join us on Tuesday Dec 12th at 7pm for our annual Christmas Concert: Dunsmuir Music Presents… the Joys of Christmas. We will feature all of our performing ensembles as well as a some student-led groups. Admission is by food bank donation and we hope to see you there. Fabian Duque-Park

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

CITY CENTRE PARK (WESTHILLS ARENA) – DEC. 10th – FREE SKATE DAY See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

DUNSMUIR CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017
We will be setting up a donation option on the School Cash Online. If you would rather give a monetary donation, we will have this option set up for you. (See attached steps 1-4) Step 1 – You will need to set up an account if you have not done yet and click on items. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Step 2 – Click on donation Step 3 – Add amount, Fund Destination and add in Message, “Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper 2017”. Step 4 – Add to cart. Tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of cart.

GREATER VICTORIA MINOR BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Registration closes January 15th; See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE CHRISTMAS Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PROGRESS REPORTS
Just a reminder that students will be bringing home Term 1 progress reports on Friday, Dec. 8. Parents, please sign the progress report envelopes and have your child return this envelope to their Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 11th.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 609 (we are up 2 consents from last week!) Consents done! We are so close in getting our whole school signed up. See below for instructions on getting signed up! Ensure you have completed the online consent form. The consent must be completed or the school cash does not have authorization to pull student information from our database.

Here are some additional instructions from our website on the consent portal: http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/School-Cash-Instructions.pdf

Once the consent form is completed please give 24-48 hours before adding a student to your school cash account.

When completing the consent forms and setting up your school cash account please make sure that you are using one of the email addresses we have one file.

Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers

UPCOMING DATES:
Tuesday, December 5th – Purdy’s orders delivered
Friday, December 8th – Progress reports to go home
Monday, December 11th – Report envelopes return
Tuesday, December 12
th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Friday, November 17th – Purdy’s orders deadline
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break

 
 

The Music Room is closed today at lunch. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Don’t forget every Wednesday at lunch there is Homework Club in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203. Homework club runs from right after nutrition until lunch is over.

Creative Writing club meets today at lunch in the Chrome Lab.

Congratulations to the Grade 6/7 Girls rec basketball team who won both of their games yesterday. A strong finish to the season!

The Christmas Hamper has begun!
Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Yearbook Club is cancelled today, You will meet again next week.

Tomorrow’s Leadership Meeting has been cancelled.

Cooking Club meets every Wednesday in the foods room at lunch!

There will be a meeting in the Music Room tomorrow at lunch for students wanting to do sound crew and help Mr. D.P. with concerts and assemblies.

Reminder that Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays! Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza

 
 

Two weeks today is the music program’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 12th at 7pm. There is still time left to sign up for solo and combo auditions in the music room. Auditions are this Friday Dec. 1st and next Monday Dec. 4th. See Mr. D.P. for more details!

Girls 6/7 Competitive team has a home game today against Spencer. Come on out and cheer on your Dragons!

Grade 6 Boys Basketball team that you have a game at Dunsmuir Thursday at 3:45pm.

Grade 7 Boys Basketball team that you have a game at Dunsmuir at 5:00pm on Thursday. Please see Ms.Caldwell if you have any questions.

Grade 6 Rec Boys basketball, you have a practice tomorrow at 8am

If you have signed up to be a Dunsmuir Greeter, Mr. Russell would like to meet with you during Literacy today.  Please meet in the open area as soon as you have checked in with your teacher.  It will only take a few minutes.

Today is the last day the book fair is open in the Library!

The Christmas Hamper has begun! Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

 
 

Chess club meets every Monday in the Chrome lab.

Grade 6 Boys Comp Basketball team that you have a game today at St.Pats. Please be dismissed at 2:45. If you have any questions please see Ms.Caldwell

A reminder to all members of the Grade 7/8 Girls basketball team, there is a practice today after school from 3:15-4:45pm. Please let Mrs. Booth know if you are unable to attend.

  • Next practice will be Tuesday morning, at 7:30am to prepare for Wednesday’s playoff game.

Grade 7 Boys Comp basketball meeting in Portable 11.

Grade 7/8 Boys Rec team that you have games today at Dunsmuir. Games are at 3:45 and 5:15.

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Basketball, you have a very brief meeting in Room 214 (Mrs. Turnbull’s room) at lunch today.

Grade 6 Handball today:

  • Game #1: Knoke #2 vs Inferno Squad 6 (Kilpatrick)
  • Game 2: The Drakes 6 (Turnbull) vs Bromodo Dragons 1(Leppard)
  • Please wear proper gym shoes and be there on time.

Book Fair is open today and tomorrow in the Library!

The Christmas Hamper has begun!

  • Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.
 
 

Mr. D.P. wants YOU to perform at the evening Christmas Concert on December 12th. He is looking for two student or combo acts to join the bands and choirs. Auditions will be held in the music room on Friday Dec. 1 and Monday Dec. 4th at lunch time. Sign up is in the music room and you can see Mr. D.P. for more details!

The Book Fair is finally here! Make sure you stop in with your parents during student led conferences tonight. Don’t forget to bring your ballot to enter to win (it’s on the back of your book fair flyer).

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

Tomorrow is a Pro-d Day and there is no school. Enjoy your long weekend!

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 22, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

BUSES AND EQUIPMENT
If your child takes a school bus and is having difficulty taking his/her equipment (musical instrument, sports equipment, etc.) on the bus, please take a moment to fill out the following questionnaire to help us find a solution or complete the attached. . http://bit.ly/2hB8yAt

CANWES EDUCATION FUNDRAISER EVENT AT ROYAL BAY – NOV. 25th
found also on Community page; Parents

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE Christmas Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PURDY’S FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all of the students who sold Purdy’s for the CLC Fundraiser, and all of the community supporters that they sold to! We appreciate this generosity as it will allow us to update some aging resources, and enhance the learning commons with some new technology!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Please check out the scholastic book fair during student-led conferences this Thursday (until 8:30 PM). We have a draw going on where the student will win $25 in books for themselves, and $25 in books for their classroom if their name is drawn. In order to be entered for this draw, students must return the ballot from the back of their scholastic book flyer (this went out to students on Monday). We will also have prizes throughout the fair – so please come check it out! The hours are as follows: Thursday Nov 23 – 11:00AM – 8:30PM / Monday Nov 27 (8:30AM-4:00PM) / Tuesday Nov 28 (8:30AM-4:00PM). Please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) with any questions! Thank you for your continued support

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 609 (we are up 2 consents from last week!) Consents done! We are so close in getting our whole school signed up. See below for instructions on getting signed up! Ensure you have completed the online consent form. The consent must be completed or the school cash does not have authorization to pull student information from our database.

Here are some additional instructions from our website on the consent portal: http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/School-Cash-Instructions.pdf

Once the consent form is completed please give 24-48 hours before adding a student to your school cash account.

When completing the consent forms and setting up your school cash account please make sure that you are using one of the email addresses we have one file.

Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers

SCHOOL SPORTS
School sport schedules are posted on our website every Friday for the following week. Parents can access the “Sports at a Glance” on our Dunsmuir homepage

STUDENT- LED CONFERENCES Tomorrow, Dunsmuir Middle School will be holding our first Student-Led Conference for parents. Please see the attached information regarding Student-Led Conferences. If you are planning to attend our conferences, your child must attend the session with you. On Nov. 23rd, Students will be released for the day at 12:11pm and the school buses will run 3 hours early. We will begin our Student-Led Conference at 1:30pm and continue our day with the following schedule:
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:15pm Dinner Break for Teachers 4:15-5:30pm Evening Session 5:30-7:15pm When you arrive, your child will bring you to their Advisory Class and lead you through a discussion on the Core Competencies. Your child should be able to answer all questions regarding achievement in each block. Once the visit to the Advisory class has been completed, you are welcome to tour the school and pop into see other elective classes. If the Advisory classroom seems to be busy when you arrive, you may wish to tour the school first. We would really appreciate your feedback on this process as this is a first for us. Any new initiative we bring to the school can always be improved with time.

TERM 1 REPORTS
Friday, December 1st, will be the end of Term 1. Report cards will go home with students at the end of the day on Friday, December 8th.

WESTSHORE PARENT PRESENTATION – NOV. 23RD
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, November 23 – Scholastic Book Fair, 11:00am – 8:00pm, CLC
Thursday, November 23 – Student-Led Conferences – 3 hours Early Dismissal
Monday, November 27
th – Scholastic Book Fair,8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Tuesday, November 28
th – Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Friday, November 24th – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, November 28
th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference Room
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday, December 5th – Purdy’s orders delivered
Friday, December 8th – Report cards to go home
Friday, December 22
nd – Last day before Winter break

 
 

Don’t forget every Wednesday at lunch there is homework club in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203

  • Homework club runs from right after nutrition until lunch is over.

Creative Writing Club meets every Wednesday at lunch in the Chrome Lab.

Cooking club meets every Wednesday in the foods room at lunch!

Calling any students who want to perform at the 7pm Christmas Concert on December 12th.

  • There will be solo and combo auditions held in the music room on Friday Dec. 1 and Monday Dec. 4th at lunch time. Mr. D.P. is looking for two student solo or combo acts.
  • Sign up is in the music room and you can see Mr. D.P. for more details!

Grade 6 and 7 Boys Competitive Basketball members that you have practice after school today.

Grade 7 Boys Competitive Basketball team members have a game tomorrow at 3:45 at Dunsmuir.

Grade 6 Boys Competitive Basketball team – you have a game Monday at St.Pats

Grade 6/7 Girls rec basketball players, don’t forget that you have a practice tomorrow morning (that’s Thursday) at 8:00AM.

The Book fair is coming to the CLC this week, starting on TOMORROW!

  • Reminder to all students, the CLC, including the computer lab, will not be open before school, or during breaks unless you are looking at the book fair materials.

Today is Grade 7 Handball:

  • Game #1: Mr. May’s class vs The Lair – 7 (Booth)
    Game #2: Falkor 7 (Pure Mussel) vs Inferno Squad 7 (Reed)
    Please remember to wear proper gym shoes and be on time.
  • Due to early dismissal tomorrow there will be no grade 8 Handball this week.
 
 

On Nov. 23, 2017, Dunsmuir Middle School will be holding our first Student-Led Conference for parents. Please see the attached information regarding Student-Led Conferences. If you are planning to attend our conferences, your child must attend the session with you. On Nov. 23rd, Students will be released for the day at 12:11pm and the school buses will run 3 hours early.

We will begin our Student-Led Conference at 1:30pm and continue our day with the following schedule:
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:15pm
Dinner Break for Teachers 4:15-5:30pm
Evening Session 5:30-7:15pm

When you arrive, your child will bring you to their Advisory Class and lead you through a discussion on the Core Competencies. Your child should be able to answer all questions regarding achievement in each block. Once the visit to the Advisory class has been completed, you are welcome to tour the school and pop into see other elective classes. If the Advisory classroom seems to be busy when you arrive, you may wish to tour the school first. We would really appreciate your feedback on this process as this is a first for us. Any new initiative we bring to the school can always be improved with time.

About Student-Led Conferences