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schoolbusBus Registration for the 2018/19 school year will begin 
May 2, 2018
 at 9:00

Even if your student was registered for the bus for 2017/18,
you will need to re register them for 2018/19.
Please see our Bus Registration page for more information.

 
 

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Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now up on our Athletics Page.

Please encourage your students listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic schedule updates.images (1)

 
 

Intro – FRIDAY 

    • Good afternoon Dunsmuir, and
    • Welcome to the Dunsmuir Daily!
    • My name is Wyatt
    • and my name is
    • Today is Friday May 18

Birthdays

Today’s birthdays and this weekend’s Birthdays are:

Takuma P., Gavin T, Nolan W., Kaleb D.M., Dakota S., Kattia B. and Haiden M.

Happy Birthday!!!

Hot Dogs and Ice Cream

Today Leadership is selling BBQ hot dogs and ice cream for $2 each. Please line up where you would normally line up for purchasing Pizza after the nutrition bell.

Musical Theatre

For all students in grade 6 & 7 interested in musical theatre next year, this is a reminder that there is an important information meeting in the music room with Mr. D.P. at lunchtime today. It won’t take very long – come find out more info!

Music Program

A reminder to all instrumentalists in band 6, band 7 and band 8 that it’s a long-weekend so all instruments should be going home to practise with this weekend. Don’t leave your instrument lonely and alone – they cry when they’re abandoned. It’s true. Mr. D.P. has heard it.

Dunsmuir Store

The Dunsmuir store will be open at lunch today!

  • Come check out our supply of hoodies, sweats and more!
  • Store crew this week is Skyler P., Molly J., and Jackie I.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent

This is the last day to sign up for Dunsmuir’s Got Talent! Make sure to sign up outside of room 201.  

Long Weekend

Monday is Victoria Day and there is no school – Enjoy your May Long weekend!

Next Week’s Crew

Next week’s TV crew is the C crew.

Producer:

Editor:

Camera:

Lead Anchor:

Guest Anchor:

Weatherperson:

C Crew, please meet in the counsellor’s suite at 8:45 or as early as possible.

Farewell

  • That’s all for the Dunsmuir Daily!
  • See you next week!
  • Bye!

 

 
 

Drop in Badminton:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school.
  • All are Welcome!!
  • Please see Ms. Caldwell if you have any questions.

Track and Field:

  • Track and field practice today at Royal Bay!
  • Meet at the PE shed after school and we will head down together.  Be sure to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay!
  • Monday is a holiday so This will be our last chance to practice before next Wednesday’s track meet.

Junior Jazz Band:

  • Jr Jazz Band is today at lunch in the music room. Please be on time!

Musical Theatre:

Interested in taking part in the Dunsmuir Musical “Willy Wonka Jr” next year?

  • Meeting Friday at lunch in the music room.
  • No experience required

Students also interested in: stage crew, sound crew, and other roles should also attend the meeting

Robotics Team:

  • A reminder to all students who signed up for the robotics team, please get your permission forms signed and handed into Ms. Baas as soon as possible.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Hot Dogs and Ice Cream:

  • Leadership will be selling Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on Friday!
  • $2 each
  • no pizza sales this week

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Dunsmuir Store is open Friday’s at Lunch!
  • If you haven’t seen it, pop by the gym entrance to see what’s available!

Clubs:

  • Pop by the sewing room at lunch on Thursdays to be creative with art and sewing.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 16, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ANGST FILM SCREENING – ROYAL BAY- MAY 30TH AT 7 P.M.
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
We have been advised the website is down for completing any new Criminal Records for Volunteers. The “Consent to a Criminal Record Check for Volunteers” form is attached. Please complete section A with the following information: School name – Dunsmuir Middle School School’s contact – Earleen Covey School crc ID number – 1559111 (NOT the access password mix of letters and numbers.) You can email the form to ecovey@sd62.bc.ca or bring it to the office.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER VICTORIA – SUMMER CAMPS
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents Parents can contact the school counselor if they would like to enquire about “camperships” to help out with the cost. (250-478-5548 ext 229) or email at jclarke@sd62.bc.ca Jennifer Clarke

GRADE 8 LEAVING PERMISSION FORMS
Permission forms were given out to students this week. There are extras in the office. The permission form must be returned to the office. Payment must be made online. The deadline has been changed to May 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/. LEADERSHIP HOT DOG/ICE CREAM DAY- MAY 18TH This Friday Leadership will be selling Hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches, $2.00 each, in lieu of Pizza on Friday.

MUSICAL THEATRE 2018-2019
Is your child interested in musical theatre? There is a special meeting on Friday at lunch in the music room for all grade 6 & 7 students who want to take part in Dunsmuir’s musical production of Willie Wonka Junior next year. Students do not need to be in the music program to take part and experience is helpful but not necessary. Students also interested in: stage crew, sound crew, and other roles should also come to this special info meeting. Please visit this link for a ‘sneak peak’: https://bit.ly/2wMuH5q Any questions can be sent to Mr. Duque-Park (fduquepark@sd62.bc.ca)

NEW YORK 2019
Next year’s Grade 7 & 8 students will have the opportunity to travel to New York for six days leaving tentatively on March 13, 2019. We announced the trip and handed out some information to students today; that same information is attached to this email for parents. We are offering this extra-curricular opportunity so that our students have the same opportunity that they may have at the other middle schools (this year Spencer is going on safari to Africa; Journey travels every other year to Japan and Stubbs travels to Paris and Quebec frequently). If you are interested, please see the attached information package and video for payment information. We will have a parent meeting once we see if there are enough students signed up to run the trip.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
Parents, for those who are not familiar with the cash online, there are options for payment. You can pay by credit, echeque and mywallet. There is a 24 hour help line you can call at 1-866-961-1803. We now have 696 (we are up 5 consent from last Parent Email) 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.

SPORTS
Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

SPRING OUT OF HUNGER – BELMONT MAY 24TH
Located on the community page; Parents

STAFF APPRECIATION DAY
On Friday, May 18, we will be celebrating our Dunsmuir Staff and the amazing work they do each and every day. This includes our bus drivers, custodians, EAs, clerical and teachers. Our Dunsmuir PAC has graciously donated funds for us to provide a lunch for our staff. On behalf of the Administration, we send a huge “Thank you” to our PAC Executive. Parents, if a Dunsmuir staff member has made a difference for your child, please encourage your child to recognize this staff member and simply say “Thank you for making a difference.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – BELMONT MAY 22-25TH
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

“VAPING”
We have had a number of students bringing vapes (e-cigarettes) to school and vaping on the school property. We have reminded students that this is not appropriate and will not be tolerated in the building, on the property or on the school bus. Could you please talk to your child to remind them of this Policy: Students, staff and visitors may not smoke at Dunsmuir Middle School or on the property of the school; smoking is prohibited and illegal on the premises of all Sooke S.D. #62 schools at all times of the day. As per Capital Regional District Bylaw No. 2401, smoking is not permitted on any part of

the school grounds: “No person shall carry or have in their possession a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe containing burning tobacco or electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or burn tobacco in any other manner in any school yard or inside any {school} building.”

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, May 18th – Staff Appreciation day
Friday, May 18
th – Pizza day cancelled
Friday, May 18
th – Leadership’s Hot dogs/Ice cream day
Monday, May 21
st – Victoria Day
Thursday, May 31
st – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Gym strip is required.
  • Drop in Volleyball on Thursday after school has been CANCELLED due to low attendance.

Track and Field:

  • Track and field practice today at Royal Bay!
  • Meet at the PE shed after school and we will head down together.  Be sure to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay!
  • Monday is a holiday so This will be our last chance to practice before next Wednesday’s track meet.

Willy Wonka Production:

  • Musical Theatre opportunity for next year.
  • Please meet at lunch in the band hall on Friday for m ore information.

Robotics:

  • A reminder to all students who signed up for the robotics team, please get your permission forms signed and handed into Ms. Baas as soon as possible.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Grade 8 leaving:

  • A reminder to all Grade 8 students who want to attend Grade 8 leaving, please get your permission forms into the office.
  • Payment must be made online by May 31!

Hot Dogs and Ice Cream:

  • Leadership will be selling Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on Friday!
  • $2 each
  • No Pizza Friday this week 🙂

Clubs:

  • Cooking Club meets every Wedneday in the foods room with Ms. Thiemer.
  • Homework Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 203. Pop by for homework help!
  • Creative Writing Club meets every Wednesday at Lunch in the Chrome Lab. All are Welcome!

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Dunsmuir Store is open Friday’s at Lunch!
  • If you haven’t seen it, pop by the gym entrance to see what’s available!
 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • Congrats to the Competitive Girls rugby team who placed 2nd at our final middle school play day on Friday.
  • They played some amazing rugby and left everything on the field!
  • Continue to listen for announcements for final lunch meeting with Clay.

Track and Field:

  • A reminder to track athletes that there is a track meet at UVIC today.
  • Events are the 100 meter, the 4 by 100 relay and girls and boys triple jump.
  • Athletes will be dismissed from class at 2:45.
    • See Mrs. Sharpe in portable 9 today if you have any questions.
  • Grade 8 boys running the 100 meter or the relay today please come to portable 9 at lunch for a quick meeting.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Clubs:

  • Chess Club meets every Monday at Noon in the Chrome Lab.
 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • We are raffling off Rugby 7s tickets for this weekend. There are 2 tickets for Saturday and 2 tickets for Sunday. To enter please go to the CLC and enter your full name and advisory.
  • The 2 winners will be drawn on Friday.

Track and Field:

  • A reminder to track and field athletes that there will not be a track practice on Monday because of the track meet at UVIC.
  •  100 metre runners and the relay teams as well as girls and boys triple jumpers will be participating in the track meet.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Grade 8 Leaving:

  • A reminder to all Grade 8 students who want to attend Grade 8 leaving, please get your permission forms into the office.
  • Payment must be made online.
  • Deadline to sign up is coming up quickly!

Pizza Friday:

  • 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.
  • Pizza is $3/slice.

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Dunsmuir Store is open Friday’s at Lunch!
  • If you haven’t seen it, pop by the gym entrance to see what’s available!
 
 

Drop in Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton runs Tuesday after school.
  • Drop in volleyball today after school from 3:15-4:15. 
  • Gym strip is required.
  • Everyone welcome.   Bring a friend

Track and Field:

  • Athletes participating in the track meet at UVic today you will be dismissed from class at 2:45.

Grade 8 Leaving:

  • Grade 8 students who want to attend Grade 8 leaving, please get your permission forms into the office.  
  • Payment for the event is done online.

Robotics Club:

  • If you dropped off an application for the Robotics club, please meet in the hallway outside of Ms. Stewart and Ms. Booth’s rooms today at silent reading (outside of Room 202/203)

 

 

Clay It Up!

  • What do 1500 degrees and cats have in common?………………      They can both be found in the KILN – in the art room.  
  • There has been a …BISQUE fire …for all the pottery pieces … including term 1 and 2.    Please come pick up your pieces. Talk to S. Rob. if you want to GLAZE them with color.   Clay It UP!

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Store will be open tomorrow at lunch. Come get your star highlighter, maze pens, teddy bears and more!

Pizza Friday:

  • 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.
  • Pizza is $3/slice.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 9, 2018

 

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
IMPORTANT DATES:
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN MUSICAL – ROYAL BAY – MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11TH
Next Wednesday, May 9th, Grade 8 students will be walking over to Royal Bay to enjoy the 9:30am performance of “Catch Me if You Can”. They will be returning to the school before lunch. Please plan accordingly as students will be unable to leave the performance once it starts. Looking for an evening activity? Royal Bay’s musical, “Catch Me If You Can” starts tomorrow night. Take this amazing opportunity to watch a fun story about a teenager who travels the world pretending to be a pilot/doctor/lawyer. The play is based on the Leonardo Dicaprio movie of the same name and is based on a true story. Having seen the rehearsals, the show is worth a visit! Located on the Community page; Parents

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
We have been advised the website is down for completing any new Criminal Records for Volunteers. The “Consent to a Criminal Record Check for Volunteers” form is attached.  Please complete section A with the following information: School name – Dunsmuir Middle School School’s contact – Earleen Covey School crc ID number –  1559111 (NOT the access password mix of letters and numbers.) You can email the form to ecovey@sd62.bc.ca or bring it to the office.

GRADE 8 LEAVING PERMISSION FORMS
Permission forms were given out to students this week. There are extras in the office. The permission form must be returned to the office. Payment must be made online. The deadline is May 24th.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
Parents, for those who are not familiar with the cash online, there are options for payment. You can pay by credit, echeque and mywallet. There is a 24 hour help line you can call at 1-866-961-1803. We now have 691 (we are up1 consent from last Parent Email) 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS AND PARENTING THE DIGITAL WORLD
Free event – May 16th.  See attached; Found on Community page; Parents

SPORTS
Rugby, Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

SPRING OUT OF HUNGER – BELMONT MAY 24TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

UPCOMING COMMUNITY SESSION: FOOD ALLERGIES AND SCHOOLS – MAY 24TH AT SPECTRUM SCHOOL THEATRE
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

“VAPING”
We have had a number of students bringing vapes (e-cigarettes) to school and vaping on the school property.  We have reminded students that this is not appropriate and will not be tolerated in the building, on the property or on the school bus.  Could you please talk to your child to remind them of this Policy:
Students, staff and visitors may not smoke at Dunsmuir Middle School or on the property of the school; smoking
is prohibited and illegal on the premises of all Sooke S.D. #62 schools at all times of the day. As per Capital Regional District Bylaw No. 2401, smoking is not permitted on any part of the school grounds: “No person shall carry or have in their possession a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe containing burning tobacco or electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or burn tobacco in any other manner in any school yard or inside any {school} building.”

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS – AT BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL Located on the Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 

 
 
 
 
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