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.
EMAIL TO PARENTS – March 13, 2019
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR This is the time of year that we begin planning for 2019-2020. As a school, we take great efforts to plan for the success of every child. If there is something that you feel is important for us to be aware of as it pertains to the social, emotional, academic needs of your child, please do not hesitate to let us know. Please be aware, that while we are keen to discuss the social, emotional and academic needs of your child, we do not accept specific “teacher requests.”
EXTRA-CURRICULAR AT DMS
I would like to acknowledge all of the activities, sports and clubs that are available to the students at Dunsmuir Middle School. Many students from all grade levels have participated in extracurricular activities at DMS and will continue to for the remainder of the year. It is great to see so many students engaged in these unique and worthwhile opportunities that expand their experiences as a ‘student’ and member of the school community.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the DMS staff as well as volunteer coaches and club leaders who volunteer significant amounts of time to offer students these special opportunities. We are looking forward to an action packed final (3) months with a lot of extracurricular left to pack in to the end of the year. We hope that every student is able to try something new and find something that interests them along the way.
SEWING – TERM 3 – MAR. 11th
Sewing Grade 7 Students will need to bring all their supplies to start their project. Thank you. Ms. Shoni Robertson
POINTS OF PROGRESS – MARCH 14th
Formal Points of Progress will be coming home Thursday, March 14th. Please be sure to ask your child to see their Point of Progress.
LOST AND FOUND ITEMS – MARCH 15th
We have many unclaimed items in our main foyer from our Lost and Found bin. On Friday, March 15th, these unclaimed items will be donated.
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES – APR. 11th
We hope to see all families out to our Student Led Conferences on April 11th. Please drop in to check in with your child’s teacher and have your child explain, celebrate and demonstrate their learning as it relates to all curricular areas, including the Core Competencies of: Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Positive Personal and Cultural Identity, Social Responsibility, and Personal Awareness and Responsibility. We look forward to seeing you all between the hours of 1:30-4:30pm and 5:30-7:00pm on April 11th.
STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS – DEADLINE APRIL 15th
For Grade 7 Parents only. From now until April 15th your child will be completing a Learning Experience survey. Grade 7 Parents at Dunsmuir are asked to complete the Parent portion of this survey. Follow this link. http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm Parents may access the survey by Direct Access from the website listed above. It is the only source of province-wide information of children’s learning experiences. The information is very helpful for others like the Ministry of Health, who use it to improve health services for children across BC. Your participation is an important contribution to improving the educational experiences of children.
PAC MEETINGS – APRIL 23rd
Parents, please come out and join us at our upcoming meetings at 6:30pm in the Conference room.
Tuesday Apr 23rd
Tuesday May 28th
SPAIN FOR NEXT YEAR’S GR 9 STUDENTS There is a student opportunity for next year’s Gr 9/10 students to do an exchange to Spain. Please see the attached for further information. You would need to apply during Gr 8 this year.
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some help. We now have 772 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.
Wednesday, March 13th – SPEAC meeting, 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday, March 14th – Point of Progress – to go home
Friday, March 15th – Last day before Spring Break
Monday, April 1st – Schools Reopen
Thursday, April 4th – Telus-Wise Cyber Bullying Presentation, 9:30am (students only)
Thursday, April 11th – Student Led Conference, early dismissal at 12:10pm
Friday, April 12th – Non-Instructional day
Monday, April 15th –Student Learning Survey deadline
Tuesday, April 23rd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Monday, May 6th – Artstarts Cadence Presentation, 1:30pm (students only