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A reminder to all members of the SOGI club or anyone interested in coming to check out the SOGI club, there will be a meeting today at lunch in portable 2!  

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 24, 2018
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:
DUNSMUIR APP
Dunsmuir Middle School has a brand new App. The Dunsmuir App can be found here. https://dunsmuir.appazur.com/help/flyer Just sign up and click on the teachers names and clubs that your child is working with. If you require more help call Mr. Bedard 250-474-5548.

HALLOWEEN
Dear Parents/Guardians, Halloween is nearly here! Please take a moment to read the following costume guidelines. Teachers will go through these points with students and if you could also do the same with your child, it would be very much appreciated. Costume guidelines: No Full-face paint No Masks (including half and full-face) No Imitation weapons of any kind If anyone shows up in a related costume or brandishing a fake weapon, they will be asked to change/remove the item(s) or be sent home. These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in an appropriate costume. We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so. Halloween is a very fun time of year and we want to continue to be able to offer that to our students in the years to come. Thank you for your continued support and diligence in keeping our students safe. Sincerely, Scott Stinson Superintendent of Schools Sooke School District #62

HOMEWORK CLUB WEDNESDAY
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.

PAINT NIGHT – OCTOBER 25TH
Come and join us for Paint Night on Thursday October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm. This adults only fundraiser is for Musical Theatre as students in grades 6-8 prepare a production of Willy Wonka Jr. Tickets are only $40 and available for purchase from the Dunsmuir front office. Hurry and get your tickets because they’re bound to sell quickly! There will be light refreshments and snacks available by donation. See the poster attached for the image and go here for more info: https://dunsmuirmusic.weebly.com/paint-night.html

PARENTING WITHOUT POWER STRUGGLES
There are 4 registered with a total of 15 spaces. See attached; located on Parents; Community page

PHOTO RETAKE DAY – OCTOBER 30TH
Photo forms will be available in the office for retakes. Please have your student hand the form into the photographer on the day. Online orders will be received up to 48 hours after Picture Day. Picture Day ID: QU018046Q1 order online at mylifetouch.ca

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. We now have 734 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.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS-EMCS – NOV. 16,17,18, 23, 24 & 25TH
See attached; located on Parents; Community page

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
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.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, October 25th – Paint Night, 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, October 30th – LifeTouch Photo Retake Day (am)
Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 22nd – Student Led Conferences, 3 hour Early Dismissal (12:10pm)
Friday, November 23rd – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

Musical Theatre today after school at 3:15 pm for CAST only. Check the schedule to see if you are needed today! See you there!

 
 

Random Acts of kindness club in room 204 at lunch today, Tuesday, October 23!

 
 

Don’t forget that the Dunsmuir Breakfast program is open every morning at 8:15 in the foods room.

 
 

Monday – October 22

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Monterey

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Game 5:15 pm at Monterey

Tuesday – October 23

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Pacific Christian School

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Practice 3:15-4:30 pm 

Wednesday, October 24

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Comp Practice 7:30-8:30 am

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Comp Game 3:45 pm at Spencer

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Comp Game 5:15 pm at Spencer

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Rec Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

Grade 7/8 Boys’ Rec Practice 3:15-4:30 pm

 Thursday, October 25

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Comp Practice 8:00-8:45 am

Grade 6/7 Girls’ Rec Practice 8:00-8:45 am

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Comp Game 3:45 @ Dunsmuir

 Friday, October 26

Grade 7/8 Girls’ Practice 7:30-8:30 am

 
 

Come one … come all to the Dunsmuir Chess and Checkers Club.   Every Monday at Noon in the Chrome Lab.  No experience necessary … just the desire to have fun 🙂

 
 

Musical Theatre is today after school for all CAST and CREW.  See you at 3:15 pm in the music room.

 
 

Grade 7 and 8 handball players, today we have the titans versus the vikings and the giants versus the patriots! Make sure you are in the gym at lunch.

 

 
 

Homework club runs today at lunch in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203.  You can come to just have a quiet space to work, or to get some help in all subjects.  You have to bring work with you and all of your supplies you might need. Homework club will now run every Wednesday at lunch unless Mrs. Stewart is away.

 
 

The Dunsmuir SOGI club will be meeting tomorrow at lunch in portable 2.  If you haven’t been to a meeting yet, you are still welcome to come out!