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EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 27, 2017

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

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 were sent home this week to all Grade 6 students. Please fill out the form whether or not your child is receiving vaccines at school and return to their advisory teacher no later than Friday, September 29th. Our Grade 6 Immunization Clinic is scheduled
from 9-12 on Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th. Parents of Grade 6 students, please see the attached notice regarding the immunization clinic from our Public Health Nurse.

MEET THE TEACHER – SEPTEMBER 28TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PARENT SUPPORT CIRCLES
Please see attached; found also 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; see attached)

SPCA WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS ON OCT. 20 PRO-D DAY
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run will be held next Thursday, September 28th, in the morning. Please send your child to school with $1.00 to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, September 28th – Terry Fox Run, morning
Thursday, September 28th – Meet the Teacher/Parent Orientation night, 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, September 29th – Orange Shirt Day
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 20th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

Tomorrow morning is the Terry Fox run. Please bring in a loonie donation to advisory teachers.

This Friday is Orange Shirt day! Wear you orange shirts to show your support and commitment that every child matters

Sew art creative club is tomorrow at lunch. This is a drop in club and you do not have to commit to every Thursday. Both the sewing and art room will be available at lunch starting this Thursday.

Grade 8 students interested in going to WE DAY in Vancouver on October 18th need to submit the following to Ms. Bass by next Tuesday. Please submit one paragraph about what it would mean for you to get to go to WE DAY and a second paragraph about what you would like to do within our school to promote social justice

The first meeting of the Cooking Club will be today at lunch in the Foods room with Mrs. Thiemer.

It will be Pizza Friday this Friday. Pizza is $3/slice and sales begin during nutrition.

Students who signed up or are interested in being part of the new Dunsmuir TV station please meet Ms. G in the CLC, that’s the learning commons at the beginning of literacy. Please check in with your teacher for attendance first! That’s all students interested in the TV Station, please meet in the CLC during literacy today after checking in for attendance.

Sports:

Any students interested in playing Basketball this year sign up begins today. Any girls interested please see Ms. Boothe in room 202 and boys please see Ms Caldwell in Portable 11. There will also be drop in basketball after school on Friday for anyone who wants to attend

Attention all Dunsmuir Hip Hop Members – The Hip Hop club has been split into 2 different crews. Please see the list on the dance studio doors so you know which time to come on Friday!

All Grade 6 Boys Soccer Team Members please meet in Portable 2 today at lunch!

Reminder to all Cross Country athletes that you have practice after school today and a meet tomorrow after school at Lambrick Park

Reminder to Girls Soccer Players that you have a game today at Gordon Head

 
 

Calling all August & September birthdays: If you had a birthday in August or September, pop on by the open area at the beginning of nutrition break for a piece of birthday cake! That’s August and September birthdays, pop down or cake at 12:11 today!

Thursday morning is the Terry Fox run. Please bring in a loonie donation to advisory teachers.

This Friday is Orange Shirt day! Wear you orange shirts to show your support and commitment that every child matters

Sew art creative club is this Thursday at lunch. This is a drop in club and you do not have to commit to every Thursday. Both the sewing and art room will be available at lunch starting this Thursday.

Any Grade 8 students who are interested in going to We Day, in Vancouver, on October 18th, are to submit the following information to Ms. Baas by Tuesday October 3rd at the latest. Students must submit one paragraph about what it would mean for them to get to go to We Day, and a second paragraph about what they would like to do within our school (which shows their commitment) to social justice in the coming year.

Sports:

Would all girls on the Soccer Team please attend a mandatory meeting in Portable 11 at lunch today!

 
 

For the students who signed up for the Dunsmuir TV station, listen for the announcements over the next few days for a group meeting to build teams. We will go live with the TV station starting Monday October 2nd

A reminder to all music students – if you have Apple Pie fundraiser money please get it to Mr. DP ASAP. There will be no late orders accepted. Please give it to him in person or to his box in the office by the end of the day today.

A reminder to Jazz Band students you have class tomorrow morning at 7:45am.

Thursday morning is the Terry Fox run. Please bring in a loonie donation to advisory teachers.

This Friday is Orange Shirt day! Wear you orange shirts to show your support and commitment that every child matters

Students interested in joining the Yearbook Club, sign up is now open for grade 7 & 8 students today at lunch in Ms. Kings Portable. Portable 7!

Sports:

Grade 7/8 boys Soccer team you have a quick meeting in Ms. Hood’s portable 12 today at lunch. This meeting will be to go over dismissal times for the games today at Royal Oak.

 
 

It’s Pizza Friday. Pizza is $3/slice and available in the foods room after the 12:11 nutrition bell.

The Dunsmuir store will be open today at lunch! Drop by to purchase Dunsmuir gear. Our store crew today is Taryn Mitchel, Hilary Fehler and Evelyn Moya please meet Ms. Millen and Ms. Webb at the store at lunch. For those that are interested in running the store, please listen to the announcements to hear when you are schedule.

Any students who have Overdue Library Books, please return them to the Learning Commons as soon as possible. This includes overdue books from last year. If any grade 6s still have books out from last year, please bring them to the Learning Commons and we will take them back to your old school for you.

For the students who signed up for the Dunsmuir TV station, listen for the announcements over the next few days for a group meeting to build teams. We will go live with the TV station starting Monday October 2nd

This Saturday night come join the fun by Belmont School for “Light Up The Hills” There are 25 areas for performers including an aerial artist hanging from a ribbon. You can bring your own lantern or make one there with a donation. This is sponsored by The West Shore Arts Council.

Sports:
All Grade 6 Boys wishing to play soccer meet in Portable 2 at lunch today!

Reminder to all Cross Country Athletes and Soccer Team members to get their permission forms in asap. You are not able to participate if your permission form  has not been handed in.

A reminder to all students that the Hip Hop club starts today after school in the dance studio at 2:00. You must have filled out and returned an application form in order to attend. If you need an application form please see Mrs. Anderson today!

 
 

Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your Dunsmuir Colours red, black or white!

Jazz Choir begins tomorrow morning at 7:45am. All students who gave permission forms to Mr. Duque-Park are registered for Jazz Choir.

Any students who have overdue library books, please return them to the Learning Commons as soon as possible. This includes overdue books from last year. If any grade 6s still have books out from last year, please bring them to the Learning Commons and we will take them back to your old school for you.

 

Sports:

All students interested in joining the schools Hip Hop Crew, the club starts up this Friday! It’s a great opportunity for any students, with or without experience, to learn Hip Hop from an instructor from The Beat. If you are interested please see Mrs. Anderson in the dance studio to get an application form today!

Grade 7/8 boys soccer meeting today at lunch to organize rides for Monday’s game. Meet in portable 12 with Ms. Hood right after the bell!

All Grade 6 Boys wishing to play soccer meet in Portable 2 at lunch tomorrow.

 

 

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 20, 2017
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS – VOLUNTEERS PLEASE
Our Grade 6 Immunization clinic will be on Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th from 9-12. We are looking for approximately 10 volunteers to help out with juice distribution, recovery room , and guiding students to the multi-purpose room. If you are able to help out, please email our Vice-Principal, Andrea Millen at amillen@sd62.bc.ca. If you have a medical background it would be helpful for the recovery room.

Immunization forms will be sent home with Grade 6 students within the next two weeks. Please fill out the form whether or not your child is receiving vaccines at school. If parents have questions or concerns they are welcome to call the health unit, the front reception can also answer questions about what vaccines are due for your child. More info can be found at www.immunizebc.ca. There is also information for parents and/or students on coping strategies, stress reduction and needle phobia etc. at www.anxietybc.ca and www.immunizebc.ca.

HIP HOP CREW FLYER
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

LANTERN TOUR AT FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NHS SEPT 23rd
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

MEET THE TEACHER – SEPTEMBER 28TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL OR THE KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE ACCOUNT PROBLEMS
School cash online – student account access for parents:
After completing the consent in our new district Consent Portal (or the original School Cash online consent), please follow the instructions below. (refer to the attached user guides)

NOTE: please do this step 24-48 hours after completing the above consents to allow time for the information from the district to be uploaded into our system

1. Please go to the attached link to sign into your School Cash Online account https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

2. If you do not have a School Cash Online account please see User Guide 1 attached

3. Once signed into your account please see User Guide 3 ‘Attach your Students’

i. click on My Account tab and choose ‘add student’

ii. Select School

iii. Enter student PEN number (PEN number can be found on student report card OR Contact schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca or school secretary for assistance)

iv. Enter student last name

v. Enter date of birth

vi. Confirm and complete authorizations until finalized

Student charges applied by school can be found under Items tab, student names. For questions on school fees please contact school office.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 18-DECEMBER 15TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PAC – WELCOME TO OUR DUNSMUIR PAC EXECUTIVE
Elections were held last night at our first PAC meeting of the year and I would like to welcome the following executive members to the team:
President – Michelle Alexander
Vice-President – Michelle Scoville
Treasurer – Terry Ward
Secretary – Fern Smythe
Communications – Marie Bell
SPEAC Rep – Paula Wilson

PAC Meetings will occur on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct 24th at 6:30 in the Conference Room. PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS Please see attached; found also 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; see attached)

SEWING
All SEWING PROJECT SUPPLIES should be in the sewing room in a(n) labelled/identifiable bag. This includes material for the project of choice, and (matching) thread. Students are also responsible for the “notions” and any embellishments. The students took home an explanation sheet the first week. Simply, if a GRADE 7 STUDENT took sewing last year they are to either buy a pattern for their project, or make a pattern by bringing in a piece of clothing (PJ pants/shorts/ ?) that fits them well. All their supplies depend on the project they choose. GRADE 7 students who DID NOT take sewing last year do not have to use a pattern and usually make something the GRADE 6’s might make that is simpler like a pillow, hanging bag, pillow case, sock critter. Choose a project that CAN BE SUPPORTED BY YOUR PRESENT SKILL. Happy Sewing! Ms. S. Robertson

SPC FUNDRAISER
You can purchase these by online payment as well as by cash/cheque. $10.00. Cards can be purchased in the office when paid.

TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run will be held next Thursday, September 28th, in the morning. Please send your child to school with $1.00 to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you.

TRIANGLE BASEBALL SCHOOL E-FLYER
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

VIKES BASKETBALL AT BELMONT
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, September 28th – Terry Fox Run, morning
Thursday, September 28
th – Meet the Teacher/Parent Orientation night, 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, September 29th – Orange Shirt Day
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 20
th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your Dunsmuir Colours red, black or white!

Students of Dunsmuir! You are invited to come join the Dunsmuir Dragon’s Creative Writing Club! Students from all grades are welcome and are invited to come together once a week to write on suggested subjects or topics of the day. The emphasis is on pure creativity in a fun, freewheeling atmosphere and inclusion. The club lifts off today in the chrome book lab at lunch with Mr. Bryan. Come light up the page with your creative writing ideas.

Dunsmuir Club sign-up is available outside of the CLC today at lunch. Take a moment to see the clubs available at school and sign up for those of interest to you.

Today is the last call for Jazz Band and Jazz Choir permission forms. Please get them to Mr. DP today at lunch!

Sports:

All students interested in joining the schools Hip Hop Crew, the club starts up this Friday! It’s a great opportunity for any students, with or without experience, to learn Hip Hop from an instructor from The Beat. If you are interested please see Mrs. Anderson in the dance studio to get an application form today!

Would all Cross Country and Girls Soccer players see Ms. Caldwell today at lunch to get a permission form. You will need this before you can play or run next week.

There is a Grade 7 and Grade 8 Boys Soccer meeting today at lunch in portable 12 with Ms. Hood. All players interested in playing the first game next week must attend the quick meeting.

 
 

Anyone interested in jazz band or jazz choir – your permission forms are due to Mr. DP today. Please get the forms to him or put them in his box in the office.

Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your Dunsmuir Colours red, black or white!

Reminder that leadership students meet in Ms. J’s room during Literacy today. That’s room 201.

Sports:

Calling all students who would like to try Hip Hop! Dunsmuir will be starting the “Islanderz” Hip How Crew this Friday Sept 22 after school from 2:00-3:00. The club runs every Friday after school until May and is open to any students in grade 6, 7 and 8 with or without previous dance experience. The crew will be performing in the greater Victoria performing  Arts Festival and in the Dunsmuir’s year-end recital at Royal Bay. Dyllon Pallot is the instructor for the clas who is the current instructor at “The Beat” Studio. IF you are interested please see Mrs. Anderson in the dance studio to get an application form today!

All girls interested in playing soccer this year on the school team, please come to portable 11 at lunch for a quick meeting. Anyone interested must attend.

All students who signed up for Cross Country see Ms. Caldwell in portable 11 today to get your permission form and race dates.

 
 

Today is Pizza Friday! After the nutrition bell at 12:11 you can make your way to the foods room and purchase pizza for $3/slice

Sports:

Just a reminder to all students in grade 6,7 & 8 who are interested in joining our after school club hip hop crew, there is a brief meeting in the dance studio today at lunch!

 

 
 

This week will be our first Pizza Friday of the year! Pizza will be available in the foods room during nutrition on Friday for $3.00/slice. We do think we’ve ordered enough but please make sure to bring a lunch on Friday just in case.

Anyone in any grade who is interested in Jazz Choir – there is a meeting today at lunch in the music room after nutrition.

Ms. Millen is in need of 2 volunteers to open the Dunsmuir store tomorrow. Students need to have had experience working in the store last year. Please connect with Ms. Millen.

Sports:

Girls Rugby team from last year; please come see Ms. Caldwell outside the gym at the beginning of lunch today.