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Musical Theatre students are excited to put on Willy Wonka Jr. next week!  Come join us for a delicious adventure February 28th to March 2nd at 7 pm in the gym.  There are lots of your classmates in this musical – over 50 students take part in musical theatre. Tickets are on sale in the front office!  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.


Wednesday, February 27 is Anti Bullying day.  Please wear pink to show your support.


Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.


EMAIL TO PARENTS – February 20, 2019
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

All Dunsmuir Middle School Students will naturally transition to Royal Bay Secondary School. Please be sure your child completes the course selection form and returns it to their homeroom teacher. There is nothing more that you need to do to ensure your child has a spot at Royal Bay Secondary. If you your child is a Dunsmuir student, but wants to attend Belmont Secondary School, you need to complete a school change request. This is easiest completed online on the SD62 Website, under Parents http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/.

It is really helpful for the school, if your child will be away, to please call our attendance line at 250-478-5548 ext 223. These absences will be excused on their record. Also, in light of our recent snow days, we have had students attempting to sign out with contacts not listed for pick up. Please contact the office if you require contacts added or removed as well as if your address or phone number has changed. Thank you for you cooperation.

If you are interested in learning about the Dance and or Soccer academy offered by SD62 and hosted at Dunsmuir Middle School, please come out to the information session on February 28, 2019. Vice Principal of Academies, Wayne Kelly will facilitate the evening. The information session begins at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room and will include a rundown of each program, application process, as well as a tour of the dance studio for those interested in dance.
Located on Community page; Parents

Community Night for all community members and students. This evening event will encompass a variety of hands on and learning opportunities for Middle and Secondary years, plus adults. The event will host vendors such as Work BC, currently industry employers, Health and Wellness businesses, the BC Construction Foundation, the technology sector and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in: career activity stations, a career technology zone, labour market information stations, as well as learn about career tool kits, career profiles, and careers treks. Parents, friends and families – everyone welcome! 4:30- 7:00pm. See attachment

Some parents might be receiving a small white envelope from Island Health and their child’s classroom teacher. These white envelopes are Immunization reminders cards for specific students that were away at the time of the immunization.

Thank you to the parents who attended the LA Tour meeting last night! Reminder that there is $150 Early Registration discount available until March 10th! This trip is open to both parents and students. To register for the LA trip, go to eftours.ca/enrol and enter tour number: 2223856BE. Links: Tentative itinerary for LA Tour 2020: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u0ABxcweE4eb1xvoAUy_wfaMhAD1vyYC Powerpoint Presentation for LA Tour 2020: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VEpnwlMWYTPzr4gCcZqTll5mczrQiEnq

There are a lot of “consent empty” notifications which means some parents have not completed the following consents. Parents, please go to the following link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent to complete online consents for: Aboriginal Education Fresh Grade Fieldtrip/Activities Google Apps for Education Internet Access Media School Cash online

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 or email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca if you need some help. We now have 758 Consents done! We are so close in getting our whole school signed up. See below for instructions on getting signed up! Are you new 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.

Due to the closure of school last week – we will be collecting Subway orders this week until Thursday morning. The dates for the Subway orders are as follows – Feb. 27, Mar.6, March 13, and April 3. The original form has April 13th – but that was an error.” Please ensure the form has first and last name as well as division. Orders are being separated and delivered by division. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca

WILLY WONKA JR – FEB. 28th, MAR. 1st, MAR. 2nd
Tickets are going fast! Get yours while you can for this amazing, delicious, adventure. From Thursday Feb 28 to Saturday Mar 2, come support over 50 grade 6-8 musical theatre students as Dunsmuir Musical Theatre presents: Willy Wonka Jr. at 7pm in the Dunsmuir Gym. See the poster for more details.

Thursday, February 21st – Subway forms deadline
Wednesday, February 27th – Pink Shirt Day
Thursday, February – Find Your Fit, 4:30-700pm, Belmont Secondary
Thursday, February 28th – Academy Information Night, 6:30pm, Multipurpose room
Thursday, February 28th – Willy Wonka Jr., 7:00pm, gym
Friday, March 1st – Willy Wonka Jr., 7:00pm, gym
Saturday, March 2nd – Willy Wonka Jr., 7:00pm, gym
Monday, March 4th – Dance Academy online registration, 6:00am
Wednesday, March 6th – LA 2020 Trip – Early Registration deadline
Thursday, March 7th – Grade 5 Information Night, 7:00-8:00pm, gym
Wednesday, March 13th – SPEAC meeting, 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, March 15th – Last day before Spring Break


The grade 8 competitive boys’  and the grades 6, 7, 8 rec teams have  practices today after school.

The grade 6/7 boys’ Comp Volleyball team are reminded of their games at Central today and at Spencer on Tuesday next week.


The Dunsmuir Athletics Department will be selling Royal Bay Bakery Donuts tomorrow (Thursday) at lunch in the open area.  Bring your $2 and support your athletics department and your local bakery!


All cast and crew will be needed today as we run the musical from beginning to end in the music room.  A reminder that this is an extended rehearsal, we’ll finish at 5:00 pm this evening. Please be on time.


The Subway order deadline has been extended until Thursday, February 21 . Please give you order forms to your teachers and students will come collect every morning in Advisory.   If you have any questions – please see Ms.Caldwell


The grade 7/8 girls’ competitive volleyball team has a practice after school today and a game tomorrow!


A reminder to the grade 6/7 boys’ competitive volleyball team that you have practice after school today and a game at Central on Thursday.

The grade 6/7/8 boys’ rec team have a practice after school at 3:30 on Wednesday.

The grade 8 boys’ comp volleyball team has a practice at 3:30 on Wednesday after school.


A reminder to all current grade 6 and 7 students interested in going on the trip to Los Angeles next year: there is a parent meeting tonight at 6:30 for more information.