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Student led conferences are on Thursday April 19.
Please plan to drop in any time between 1:30-4:30 or 5:30-7:00.

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Due to student led conferences school will dismiss at 12:10,
buses will run their regular routes 3 hours earlier.

 
 

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Rugby, 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)

 
 

yearbookYearbook orders are quickly coming to a close. If you have not purchased a yearbook yet for your student and you would like to they are available online for $40.

If you are unsure if you have purchased a yearbook please see your “Payment History” in the School Cash online or check the list posted outside the office.

For more information on online payments please visit our Online Consents & Fees page

 
 

Student Led Conferences are tonight! We have early dismissal at 12:10 today.

Tomorrow is a Pro-D Day! No School – Enjoy your long weekend!

AVID 8 Applications are due next Friday – April 27. Get your applications in the office if you haven’t picked one up already.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – April 18, 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
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

GRADE 8 LEAVING ONLINE FEE DEADLINE – MAY 24TH
Our Grade 8 Leaving will be held on Thursday, June 14th, at the Olympic View Golf Course at 5:00pm.  Just a reminder to parents the Grade 8 online fee has been available for parents to pay and deadline for paying this fee will be Thursday, May 24th. The cost is $45.00.  This is to be paid online only.  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/.

IMMUNIZATIONS FOR GRADE 6  STUDENTS  – MAY 1ST
Grade 6 students who require booster immunizations will be immunized Tuesday, May 1st. If the parents have any questions they could contact the health unit at 250-519-3490.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – MAY 5TH – BELMONT
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

PACE MUSICAL – APR. 20 – 28TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

QUEBEC TRIP
We are still looking for students to join this incredible travel opportunity. The deadline for deposit has been extended until May 4th. Interested students/parents, please see Ms. Baas in the CLC on Thursday during student led conferences.

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 667 (we are up 3 consents 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?

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY – DEADLINE APR. 27TH
During the months of February through April, Sooke School District is participating in the 2018 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous Student Learning Survey in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the province. Grade 7 students, all school staff and parents/guardians for Grade 7 students are invited to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and provides the school with supportive information. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES FOR MUSIC STUDENTS
For students and families coming to see Mr. Duque-Park during student-led conferences tomorrow, please note that he has a musical theatre performance tomorrow evening and will be leaving by 6:00pm.  If you are unable to see him before 6:00pm, please email him to set up an appointment (fduquepark@sd62.bc.ca) for another time.

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – APR. 19TH
Tomorrow is our Student-Led Conference.   We will have drop-in conference sessions from 1:30-4:30 and 5:30-7:00pm.  Students are working toward sharing their knowledge and self-reflection on the core competencies.  It is important for students to attend this conference session with their parent.  If you are not able to attend, it is our hope that your child will still share their work with you.

WESTSHORE REBELS CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS – APR. 19TH & 21ST
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

YEARBOOKS – EXTENDED DEADLINE APRIL 30TH
The final deadline for purchasing your yearbook has been extended to April 30th! Don’t miss out on getting your copy of this year’s book! Over 100 pages of colour pictures to help preserve your memories! Deadline is Monday, April 30th. Yearbooks can be purchased online. See our website for more information.

 

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, April 19th – Student-Led Conferences, 1:30-4:30pm/5:30-7:00pm
Friday, April 20th – Non-Instructional day
Friday, April 27th – Student Learning survey deadline
Monday, April 30th – Yearbook online Final order deadline
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 

 

 
 

Sports:

  • Rugby game today at James Bay Rugby Club. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you can not attend or need a ride.
  • Track and Field has begun. If you are interested and you haven’t signed up please see Ms. Hood or Ms. Sharp as soon as possible.

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Yearbooks:

  • Get your yearbooks before they are gone!
  • Books are $40 and can be purchased online.

Clubs:

  • Cooking Club meets today in the foods room with Ms. Thiemer.
  • Homework Club runs today 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!
 
 

Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton starts today after school. Everyone welcome.
  • Reminder to girls rugby players that you have practice today at lunch and literacy.
  • Your next set of games is Wednesday at James Bay Rugby Club. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you can not attend or need a ride.

Music:

  • A reminder that junior jazz band is today at lunch in the music room.
  • Please be on time!

Clubs:

  • Random Acts of Kindness meets in Room 204 at Lunch today.

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Yearbooks:

  • Get your yearbooks before they are gone! Books are $40 and can be purchased online, the deadline for orders is April 30th!
 
 

Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton starts Tuesday after school. Everyone welcome.
  • Reminder to Girls Rugby players that you have practice tomorrow (Tuesday) at lunch and literacy. Your next set of games is Wednesday at James Bay Rugby Club. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you can not attend or need a ride.
  • The first Track and Field practice will be today after school. Come prepared in PE strip and meet your coaches on the field.
    • If you missed the sign up meeting on Thursday, you can still come out to practice and sign up  there.
  • For any sport related Questions please speak to Ms. Caldwell in Portable 11.

Clubs:

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

Track and Field:

  • The first track and field practice will take place on Monday after school.  Come prepared in PE strip and meet the coaches on the back field .
  • If you missed the sign up meeting yesterday, you can still come out to practice on Monday and sign up there.

Pizza Friday! Pizza is $3/slice, please line up during nutrition if you wish to purchase pizza.

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!

 
 

Track and Field:

  • Mandatory meeting for all students interested in track and field this year today at lunch in the gym.

Junior Jazz Band:

  • A reminder to junior jazz band that there is a rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

Clubs:

  • Pop by the sewing room at lunch today to be creative with art and sewing.
  • Science Club continues its exploration today at lunch in Rm 211.

Pizza Friday! Pizza is $3/slice, please line up during nutrition if you wish to purchase pizza.

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!

 
 
 
 
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