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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.

 

 
 

Monday – October 22

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Monterey

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Game 5:15 pm at Monterey

Tuesday – October 23

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Pacific Christian School

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Practice 3:15-4:30 pm 

Wednesday, October 24

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Comp Practice 7:30-8:30 am

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Spencer

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Game 5:15 pm at Spencer

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Rec Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Rec Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

 Thursday, October 25

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Comp Practice 8:00-8:45 am

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Rec Practice 8:00-8:45 am

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Comp Game 3:45 @ Dunsmuir

 Friday, October 26

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Practice 7:30-8:30 am

 
 

Come one … come all to the Dunsmuir Chess and Checkers Club.   Every Monday at Noon in the Chrome Lab.  No experience necessary … just the desire to have fun 🙂

 
 

Musical Theatre is today after school for all CAST and CREW.  See you at 3:15 pm in the music room.

 
 

Grade 7 and 8 handball players, today we have the titans versus the vikings and the giants versus the patriots! Make sure you are in the gym at lunch.

 

 
 

Homework club runs today at lunch in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203.  You can come to just have a quiet space to work, or to get some help in all subjects.  You have to bring work with you and all of your supplies you might need. Homework club will now run every Wednesday at lunch unless Mrs. Stewart is away.

 
 

The Dunsmuir SOGI club will be meeting tomorrow at lunch in portable 2.  If you haven’t been to a meeting yet, you are still welcome to come out!

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 17, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

BASKETBALL SEASON
is upon us. This year we have 7 basketball teams running at the school. All students who expressed interest in playing basketball have been put on a team. The team lists are posted out the gym. If your son or daughter doesn’t know who their coach is please have them check the list and ensure that they know what team they are on. Practices may not be consistent during the season as gym availability changes each week. Please have your son or daughter listen to the announcements and check the practice board outside the gym for practice times. Games schedules can be found online at https://lowerislandschoolsports.ca/middle-schools/fall-sports/basketball/basketball-master-calendar-of-games-for-middle-schools/.
The practices and games for the week are also on the school website and the app. Please look in these places before contacting the school.
Permission forms will also being going home with all basketball players this week. These need to be read, signed and returned as soon as possible in order for your son or daughter to be eligible to play. We also have a $40 Athletic fee that needs to be paid online. This fee covers participation in the leagues, refereeing cost, rental cost, equiptment cost and uniform cost. Students playing more than 1 school sport only need to pay the Athletic Fee once.
If you have any questions please contact your son or daughters coach or Athletic Director – Meghan Caldwell (mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca).

DUNSMUIR APP
Dunsmuir Middle School has a brand new App. The Dunsmuir App can be found here. https://dunsmuir.appazur.com/help/flyer
Just sign up and click on the teachers names and clubs that your child is working with.  If you require more help call Mr. Bedard 250-474-5548.

FSA’S: THE FOUNDATION SKILLS ASSESSMENTS ARE STARTING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 8TH UNTIL OCTOBER 26TH
The FSA is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7, and provides parents, teachers, schools, school districts and the Ministry of Education with important information on how well students are progressing in the  foundation skills of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.

HALLOWEEN
Dear Parents/Guardians, Halloween is nearly here! Please take a moment to read the following costume guidelines. Teachers will go through these points with students and if you could also do the same with your child, it would be very much appreciated.
Costume guidelines:
No Full-face paint
No Masks (including half and full-face)
No Imitation weapons of any kind
If anyone shows up in a related costume or brandishing a fake weapon, they will be asked to change/remove the item(s) or be sent home.
These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in an appropriate costume. We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so. Halloween is a very fun time of year and we want to continue to be able to offer that to our students in the years to come.
Thank you for your continued support and diligence in keeping our students safe.
Sincerely,
Scott Stinson
Superintendent of Schools
Sooke School District #62

HOMEWORK CLUB WEDNESDAY
Every Wednesday at lunch, we offer homework club so have your child bring any subject to work on in Mrs. Stewart’s class, room 203.

OCTOBER 19TH – NON-INSTRUCTION DAY

PAINT NIGHT
Come and join us for Paint Night on Thursday October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm. This adults only fundraiser is for Musical Theatre as students in grades 6-8 prepare a production of Willy Wonka Jr. Tickets are only $40 and available for purchase from the Dunsmuir front office. Hurry and get your tickets because they’re bound to sell quickly! There will be light refreshments and snacks available by donation. See the poster attached for the image and go here for more info: https://dunsmuirmusic.weebly.com/paint-night.html

PHOTO RETAKE DAY – OCTOBER 30TH
Photo forms will be available in the office for retakes.  Please have your student hand the form into the photographer on the day.  Online orders will be received up to 48 hours after Picture Day.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
Are you new to our school?  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 733 Consents done!  We are so close in getting our whole school signed up.  See below for instructions on getting signed up!
Are you knew 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.

SEWING
ALL Sewing Students should have brought all their supplies for their project(s) and completed the 5-7 pages for their reference book.  Grade 7 and 8s started their projects before the end of September, and the grade 6s started October 10th.  Enjoy their creations!  Ms. S. Robertson

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
Will take place on November 22nd from 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This is also an EARLY DISMISSAL DAY. School will end at 12:10 and the busses will run 3 hours earlier than usual. Stay tuned for more detailed information about Student Led Conferences. At Dunsmuir, we value the opportunity to connect with our families and share our experiences with your child as it pertains to learning. We place a great deal of emphasis on students taking ownership of their learning and this event is an opportunity to show case this. We look forward to seeing all families out in support of student learning.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, October 19th – Non-Instruction Day
Tuesday, October 23rd – PAC Meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Thursday, October 25th – Paint Night, 7:30-9:30pm
Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day
Tuesday, October 30th – LifeTouch Photo Retake Day (am)
Thursday, November 22nd – Student Led Conferences, 3 hour Early Dismissal (12:10pm)
Friday, November 23rd – Non-Instructional Day

 

 
 

Musical theatre today after school at 3:15 pm for CAST only.  See you there!

 
 

Today is Creative Writing Club.  Come on down to the Chrome Lab at Lunch and let your creative writing juices flow!