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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.

 
 

Band 6A you have class at lunch today – be on time with your instrument and your lunch

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 on Wednesday. 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 starts today. Great to see so many people sporting Pink!

Chess Club is today at lunch in the chrome lab.

Sports:

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

 
 

Today is PIZZA FRIDAY! Sales begin at 12:11 in the foods room and pizza is $3/slice.

Band 6B you have class at lunch today – please be on time

Grade 8 Leaving payment and permission forms are due next Wednesday, May 31. Any students who paid online still need to submit a signed permission form. Extra forms are available at the office and on our website.

Give It Back starts next week. Check out the calendars in your classroom for all the fun events that will be happening. It starts Monday by wearing Pink to support Breast Cancer awareness and research.

Jazz band there is class today after school – Please be on time at 2:00pm

Sports:

Floor Hockey Tournament teams are reminded that there are games today at lunch in the gym. Today is the day to come see the two final student teams square off. The winner of this game will play the staff dream catchers next week for the Dunsmuir Championship cup!

 
 

Band 7 you have class during nutrition today in the music room. Please bring your lunch and be on time.

Grade 8 Leaving payment and permission forms are due next Wednesday, May 31. Any students who paid online still need to submit a signed permission form. Extra forms are available at the office and on our website.

No Homework Club today as Mrs Stewart is away after school.  Homework club will be back on next Thursday from 3:15-3:45.

Give It Back starts next week. Check out the calendars in your classroom for all the fun events that will be happening. It starts Monday by wearing Pink to support Breast Cancer awareness and research.

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

Sports:

Track Athletes you have practice at Royal Bay today after school. Please meet by the shed and ensure you have a ride home from Royal Bay at 4:30.

Hip Hop Crew please attend a short 10 minute rehearsal in the dance studio today at 12:30

Reminder to all staff there is an meeting in Mr. Jacobsen’s room at lunch today. Please come right away.

 
 

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 LEAVING CELEBRATION Grade 8 Leaving payment and permission forms are due Wednesday May 31st. A reminder that for students who paid on-line a signed permission form still needs to be submitted. Extra forms are available at the office and on-line.

GRADE 8 CELEBRATION FEE Our online payment feature will be available for parents who would like to make payment online now until May 31st. 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.

LITTLE MERMAID SHOW – MAY 27 AND 28 Information located on Community page; Parents

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.

SD62 BUS REGISTRATION Information located on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES: Wednesday, May 31st – Grade 8 Leaving fee – DEADLINE Friday, June 2nd – SD62 Bus Registration ends

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

Thursday, June 15th – Grade 8 Leaving, 6:00-9:30pm, Olympic View Golf Course Monday, June 19th – A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary Tuesday, June 20th– A Celebration of Dance, 7:00pm, Royal Bay Secondary

 
 

There will be choir club 8 at lunch today in the music room.

Grade 8 Leaving payment and permission forms are due Wednesday May 31. A reminder that for students who paid online a signed permission form still needs to be submitted. Extra forms are available at the office and on our website.

No homework club this Thursday as Mrs Stewart is away after school.  Homework club will be back on next Thursday from 3:15-3:45.

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.

Give It Back starts next week. Check out the calendars in your classroom for all the fun events that will be happening. It starts Monday by wearing Pink to support Breast Cancer awareness and research.

Sports:

Any dancers in grade 6,7,8 or Hip Hop Crew who have not yet picked up your green Recital Information package, please do so in the studio today!

Floor Hockey tournament teams are reminded that there are games today at lunch in the gym.

 

 

 
 

Just a reminder, all Grade 8 Leaving Forms must be in to the office by May 31st. If you paid online, you still need to bring in the orange form.

There will be no homework club this Thursday as Mrs. Stewart is away after school.  Homework club will be back on next Thursday from 3:15-3:45.

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

 

Sports:

Any students interested in playing drop in badminton – it will be after school today.

All track athletes have practice today after school. Please be on time. If you plan on competing in the meet on Wednesday you must be there.

Any dancers in grade 6,7,8 or Hip Hop Crew who have not yet picked up your green Recital Information package, please do so in the studio today!