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Grade 7/8 girls’ host PCS @ Dunsmuir 3:45 pm

Grade 7/8 boys’ host PCS @ Dunsmuir 5:15 pm

Grade 7/8 boys’ rec team @ Colquitz Middle School


Grade 7/8 boys’ practice 7:30 – 8:30 am

Grade 7/8 girls’ practice 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Grade 6/7 girls’ competitive team @ Gordon Head Middle School 3:45 pm

Grade 6/7 girls’ rec team @ Bayside Middle School


Grade 6/7 boys’ competitive team practice 7:30-8:30 am

Grade 7/8 competitive boys’ @ Dunsmuir 3:45 pm

Grade 7/8 competitive girls’ @ Dunsmuir  5:15 pm


Grade 6/7 boys’ competitive team @ PCS 3:45 pm

Grade 6/7 boys’ rec team @ North Saanich 3:45 pm


Grade 7/8 competitive girls’ practice 7:30-8:30 am

Grade 7/8 competitive boys’ practice 7:30-8:30 am


Hey, have you heard word on the street?  It’s all about the Great Dunsmuir Halloween Candy Drive ….

What’s the scoop?  Well, did you know that some families don’t get ANY candy on Halloween? Well we’re going to change that!

Come donate any extra candy you have.  Drop off is in Room 211 all next week!


Reminder that tomorrow is pizza day. Line up at nutrition break tomorrow, outside by the playground.  Pizza costs $3 a slice.


 Grade 6/7 Boys’ Comp team you have a game after school at Dunsmuir.

 Grade 7/8 Boys’ and Girls’ Comp teams you have practice Friday morning at 7:30 am.

 Grade 7/8 Boys’ Rec team that you have a game on Monday at Colquitz.  Please talk to you parents about ride this weekend.


EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 31, 2018
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/


The permanent bus passes have been distributed to all students this week. Please check with your child and make sure they have received their bus pass from the teacher.

A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Dunsmuir Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale:
We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice. As a staff we have been diligent in our learning and planning in this and look forward to evolve our practices as it pertains to informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process.

We hope that everyone has a safe, enjoyable and ‘productive’ Halloween.

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.

On Thursday, November 15th Dunsmuir will be holding a district wide Lego Robotics Tournament. The Tournament will take place in the Multi-Purpose room and the Open Area Picnic/Round Tables from 1:00pm until 3:45. The students will be coding Lego EV 3’s and completing tasks with their robots on a customized mat.

Dunsmuir Middle School is hosting a Purdy’s fundraiser to buy resources for our learning commons. Please support our school’s literacy goal by participating in our 2018 Purdy’s fundraiser. In the brochures, you will notice that the prices are the same as in the stores. This is because as a fundraiser, we pay the wholesale prices, so the difference is that our profit will be used to purchase resources for the learning commons.
Chocolate orders are due online (or in the learning commons) by Friday November 16th, and will be delivered on Thursday December 6th.
What you can do to help: Ask everyone you can think of to help us out! Ask your friends, family, neighbours, etc!
How to place an order: www.fundraising.purdys.com
Group code – 14028
Online Orders are preferred (reducing order errors); however, payments by cheque/cash can also be made by filling out the order form and bringing it to the CLC. **All cheques must be made payable to Sooke School District.
** Catalogues will be handed out to students tomorrow. Please ensure that all orders have the student’s name, and their advisory number on them. Thank you in advance for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca)

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 738 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.

Located on Parents; Community page

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.

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day
Friday, November 16th – Purdy’s Chocolate fundraiser deadline
Thursday, November 22nd – Student Led Conferences, 3 hour Early Dismissal (12:10pm)
Friday, November 23rd – Non-Instructional Day


Thank you to everyone who sold cookie dough! We had over $7,000 in sales – that’s a LOT of cookie dough!

The prizes for top sellers have been handed out. The top 3 sellers were:
In 3rd Place: Marcus J. in Gr 6, with $329 in sales

In 2nd Place: Adrianna F. in Gr 8 with $432 in sales, and

 1st place: Olivia H. in Gr 7 with an incredible $797 in sales!  Well done!

 The traditional best prize in Cookie Dough sales, winning a pizza party for their class.  The top selling advisory is Mr. Bryan’s class with $979 in sales –
almost a thousand dollars in their class alone!

For details on who won the top 10 prizes and how much they sold, check out the TV in the open area.



Grade 6/7 and 7/8 Rec basketball teams have practice today (Wednesday) after school.

Grade 6/7 competitive Girls’ team have a practice tomorrow morning (Thursday) at 8 am.


The costume CREW is needed after school in the sewing room.  

All musical Theatre CAST must have their costume sizes taken today after school.  Attendance is mandatory for all cast.  Once you’re done you can leave.


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


Grade 6 handballers, games today are Rams vs Bears and Broncos vs Jaguars. Make sure you are in the gym right at lunch.


Grade 6/7 Boys’ competitive practice 7:30-8:30 am tomorrow.

Grade 6/7 and 7/8 rec basketball teams have practices tomorrow after school

There will be no games on Wednesday, October 31.


Tuesday, October 30, is Photo Retake day at Dunsmuir.  On photo retake day, students can get their photo done for any one of the following reasons:

  1. They missed the original photo day.
  2. They had their photo done originally and are not happy with the photo that was taken.  Just bring the photo package in tomorrow and have your student give it to the photographer.

We ask that all students, regardless of whether a photo package is being ordered, has their photo taken.  This photo is used for the school ID card, the bus pass and it ensures that we have a current picture of your child in our student data base.  If students are ordering a photo package for the first time tomorrow, they will need to have the completed photo order form to give to the photographer when they get their photo taken.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the office.