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Dunsmuir Office Hours:

The main office is open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm;  Fridays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 
 

All grade 6, 7 and 8 boys interested in playing volleyball,  please come to the practice on Wednesday after school from 3:30-4:30. Sign up outside the gym if you haven’t already done so.

 
 

There will be a 3-point contest Thursday during half time of the staff vs students basketball game.  Sign up outside Mrs.Booth’s room and bring a twoonie on Thursday to enter to win Dunsmuir gear.

 
 

For Any music student waiting on a black shirt, Mr. D.P. Will let you know when they have arrived.

 
 

A reminder to musical theatre students to check the schedule for who is required at rehearsal today.

 
 

Reminder to the grade 6/7 boys’ competitive basketball team to return their jersey to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible.

 
 

Board game club is in portable 3 today at lunch

There is Hip Hop after school today.

Reminder to all Hackergal participants, you need to get your permission form to Mrs. Wallace today to be in the hackathon on Wednesday.

 
 

Just a reminder there is pizza for sale at $3 a slice. Line up outside the dance studio at nutrition break to purchase a piece.

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store will be open today at lunch.  The store is located in the front lobby by the gym entrance. Pop by to see new stock of clothing. We have more small and medium size hoodies and t-shirts.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 6, 2018

 

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – DEC. 11TH
The Dunsmuir Music Program invites everyone to their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday Dec. 11th. Concerts starts at 7:00pm with doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is by donation or food bank item, no tickets required. Please see the attached poster for more info. Hope to see you there.

COOKIE DOUGH PICKUP – DEC.18TH
If your child sold cookie dough, please make arrangements to pick it up at Dunsmuir on Tues., Dec. 18th from 3:10-4:30pm in the multi-purpose room. The cookie dough will arrive that day, frozen, and needs to be picked up that day as we do not have much freezer storage space. See you then!  Date change due to delays caused by postal strike.

DUNSMUIR HOLIDAY HAMPERS– START DEC. 3RD
Monday, December 3rd, is the official start date for our annual Holiday hamper drive. We recognize that food scarcity is something that many families struggle with, which motivates us, as a school, to help.  All of the collected items go straight to the Goldstream Foodbank, helping local families. Please see below a list of items that you can consider donating (please ensure that these items have not expired).  The hamper collection will continue until Thursday December 20th.  Thank you, Dunsmuir Leadership Team
Ideas for donations to Holiday Hampers:

  • Canned goods (vegetables/soups, etc)
  • Dried goods (cereals/rice/pasta, etc)
  • Chocolate/Candies/Cookies/Chips
  • Coffee/Tea/ Hot chocolate
  • Peanut butter / Jam/ Honey
  • Beverages (juices/pop/water)
  • Sundry Items (any shampoo/lotions, etc)
  • *Gifts (for infants to 16 years of age)
  • Monetary donations

The items will be collected in students’ advisory classes. The advisory class who collect the most items will win a pizza party!
Band Christmas Concert – December 11th – will be by donation to the Holiday Hampers.

GRADE 8 LEAVING – JUNE 13/19 – FEES $46.00
We have Grade 8 Fees set up and ready for payment.  Please go to the online link to pay.  http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/

HATS IN SCHOOL
Students may wear their hats in the common areas of the school.  Like cell phones, each student needs to honor their classroom expectations as it pertains to wearing hats in the classroom and or during certain activities.

OFFICE PHONE USE AT SCHOOL
Many students use the office phone during recess/lunch or after school.  We are asking students to make EVERY effort to organize their day without using this phone.  With dozens of students using this phone daily, the result is dozens of call backs to the school when the students parent realizes they missed a call from the school.  Please speak with your child about firming up after school plans at home rather than using the school phone.  In the event that they need the school phone, we will ask that they leave a message so as to avoid confusion.

POINTS OF PROGRESS (FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS REPORT CARDS) – DEC. 7TH
All students will receive a Point of Progress on Friday, December 7th.
Your child’s teacher will have indicated when and how they are communicating your child’s learning. Please reference this communication for questions around how each teacher is reporting.
Some students received a Point of Progress during Student Led Conferences.
Some students may have received a Point of Progress following Student Led Conferences up to and including December 7th.
For some students, all you will see on Friday will be a mark for their ADST class (Applied Design Skills and Technology) such as: foods, sewing, wood class, band, etc.
All students have been and will continue to receive meaningful feedback as it pertains to student learning throughout the school year.
Thank you for your support as we strive to explore new and meaningful ways to put student learning at the forefront.

PURDYS  – PICK UP DECEMBER 6TH – LEARNING COMMONS
Please don’t forget that if you ordered Purdys chocolates, the pickup will be next Thursday, December 6th at 3:10pm.  Pickup will be in the LEARNING COMMONS, not in the multipurpose room, as originally stated.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
Fees are to be paid online.  See instructions below.
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 742 Consents done!  We are so close in getting our whole school signed up.  See below for instructions on getting signed up!
Are you new to our school?  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. Once the consent is done, please go to this link to pay fees:
https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/
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.
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 on file.
Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers which can be found on student report card or call the school at 250-478-5548.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, December 6th – Purdys Chocolate pick up, 3:10pm, Learning Commons
Friday, December 7th – Point of Progress (Report Cards) go home
Tuesday, December 11th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
Tuesday, December 18th – Cookie Dough pick up, 3:10-4:30pm in the Multi-purpose room