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EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 6, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – PLAY AT BELMONT
Advance tickets can be purchased at Belmont’s fabulous front office, or online:
https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index
Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices: $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Warm up a little with some unique and fun Christmas spirit and support Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge! See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ART
If you are in Art 8 for Term 2, please bring in a shallow plastic container with a lid, and a bound sketchbook or provide $2.00 for and Interactive Notebook.  A fine paintbrush would be handy as well.  Create soon!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT DEC. 12TH
Dear parents, you are invited to join us on Tuesday Dec 12th at 7pm for our annual Christmas Concert: Dunsmuir Music Presents… the Joys of Christmas. We will feature all of our performing ensembles as well as some student-led groups. Admission is by food bank donation and we hope to see you there. Fabian Duque-Park

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

CITY CENTRE PARK (WESTHILLS ARENA) – DEC. 10th – FREE SKATE DAY
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

COOKIE DOUGH VOLUNTEERS FOR DEC. 13TH
We are looking for some parents to assist with cookie dough, both with organizing and handing out. If you are able to help from 2:00 – 5:30pm, please email our VP Pam Gerrits at pgerrits@sd62.bc.ca

DUNSMUIR CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017 – ONLINE DEADLINE DEC. 17TH We will be setting up a donation option on the School Cash Online. If you would rather give a monetary donation, we will have this option set up for you. (See attached steps 1-4) Step 1 – You will need to set up an account if you have not done yet and click on items. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Step 2 – Click on donation Step 3 – Add amount, Fund Destination and add in Message, “Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper 2017”. Step 4 – Add to cart. Tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of cart.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRIVE – DEADLINE DEC.18TH
Just a reminder that Dunsmuir is doing its annual Christmas hamper drive. See the list of appropriate donation items below. We are also taken online money donations as well (see instructions above). This year as well, we are doing a coin drive. Please donate any coins you can spare to your Advisory teacher before Monday, December 18th. Thank You.

List of Holiday Hampers Items

Can goods

Dry goods

Cereals

Soups

Chocolate

Coffee

Tea

Hot chocolate

Peanut butter

Jam

Honey

Rice

Juice

Pop

Cookies

Chips

Pasta

Sundry Items

Gifts

Anything else you can think of that is
non-perishable

Online Money Donations

Coin Drive
 

The Food Bank really likes money donations because they best know what is needed and they also get a discount when they purchase.

LOCK DOWN DRILL – DEC. 8TH
Parents, please note that we will be having a Lock down drill on Friday, December 8th, at 9:15am.

LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found bin in our front foyer is overflowing at the present time.  If your child has lost any clothing items, please have them go through the bin over the next few days.  We will be emptying the bin and donating the clothes that are left behind sometime next week.  Thank you.

10,000 TONIGHT FOOD DRIVE – DEC. 13th
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE CHRISTMAS Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
found on Community page; Parents

PROGRESS REPORTS
Just a reminder that students will be bringing home Term 1 progress reports on Friday, Dec. 8th.  Parents, please sign the progress report envelopes and have your child return this envelope to their Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 11th.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 612 (we are up 3 consents from two weeks ago!) 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 

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, December 8th – Progress reports to go home
Friday, December 8th – Lock down drill, 9:15am
Monday, December 11th – Report Envelopes return
Tuesday, December 12th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Sunday, December 17th – Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper online donations Deadline
Monday, December 18th – Coin Deadline
Thursday, December 21st – Food Hamper Deadline
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break Monday, January 8th – Schools reopen