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EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 22, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

BUSES AND EQUIPMENT
If your child takes a school bus and is having difficulty taking his/her equipment (musical instrument, sports equipment, etc.) on the bus, please take a moment to fill out the following questionnaire to help us find a solution or complete the attached. . http://bit.ly/2hB8yAt

CANWES EDUCATION FUNDRAISER EVENT AT ROYAL BAY – NOV. 25th
found also on Community page; Parents

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE Christmas Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PURDY’S FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all of the students who sold Purdy’s for the CLC Fundraiser, and all of the community supporters that they sold to! We appreciate this generosity as it will allow us to update some aging resources, and enhance the learning commons with some new technology!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Please check out the scholastic book fair during student-led conferences this Thursday (until 8:30 PM). We have a draw going on where the student will win $25 in books for themselves, and $25 in books for their classroom if their name is drawn. In order to be entered for this draw, students must return the ballot from the back of their scholastic book flyer (this went out to students on Monday). We will also have prizes throughout the fair – so please come check it out! The hours are as follows: Thursday Nov 23 – 11:00AM – 8:30PM / Monday Nov 27 (8:30AM-4:00PM) / Tuesday Nov 28 (8:30AM-4:00PM). Please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) with any questions! Thank you for your continued support

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 609 (we are up 2 consents from last week!) 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

SCHOOL SPORTS
School sport schedules are posted on our website every Friday for the following week. Parents can access the “Sports at a Glance” on our Dunsmuir homepage

STUDENT- LED CONFERENCES Tomorrow, Dunsmuir Middle School will be holding our first Student-Led Conference for parents. Please see the attached information regarding Student-Led Conferences. If you are planning to attend our conferences, your child must attend the session with you. On Nov. 23rd, Students will be released for the day at 12:11pm and the school buses will run 3 hours early. We will begin our Student-Led Conference at 1:30pm and continue our day with the following schedule:
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:15pm Dinner Break for Teachers 4:15-5:30pm Evening Session 5:30-7:15pm When you arrive, your child will bring you to their Advisory Class and lead you through a discussion on the Core Competencies. Your child should be able to answer all questions regarding achievement in each block. Once the visit to the Advisory class has been completed, you are welcome to tour the school and pop into see other elective classes. If the Advisory classroom seems to be busy when you arrive, you may wish to tour the school first. We would really appreciate your feedback on this process as this is a first for us. Any new initiative we bring to the school can always be improved with time.

TERM 1 REPORTS
Friday, December 1st, will be the end of Term 1. Report cards will go home with students at the end of the day on Friday, December 8th.

WESTSHORE PARENT PRESENTATION – NOV. 23RD
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, November 23 – Scholastic Book Fair, 11:00am – 8:00pm, CLC
Thursday, November 23 – Student-Led Conferences – 3 hours Early Dismissal
Monday, November 27
th – Scholastic Book Fair,8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Tuesday, November 28
th – Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Friday, November 24th – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, November 28
th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference Room
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday, December 5th – Purdy’s orders delivered
Friday, December 8th – Report cards to go home
Friday, December 22
nd – Last day before Winter break