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Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • We are raffling off Rugby 7s tickets for this weekend. There are 2 tickets for Saturday and 2 tickets for Sunday. To enter please go to the CLC and enter your full name and advisory.
  • The 2 winners will be drawn on Friday.

Track and Field:

  • A reminder to track and field athletes that there will not be a track practice on Monday because of the track meet at UVIC.
  •  100 metre runners and the relay teams as well as girls and boys triple jumpers will be participating in the track meet.

Dunsmuir’s Got Talent:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Grade 8 Leaving:

  • A reminder to all Grade 8 students who want to attend Grade 8 leaving, please get your permission forms into the office.
  • Payment must be made online.
  • Deadline to sign up is coming up quickly!

Pizza Friday:

  • Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays!
  • Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza.
  • Pizza is $3/slice.

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Dunsmuir Store is open Friday’s at Lunch!
  • If you haven’t seen it, pop by the gym entrance to see what’s available!
 
 

Drop in Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton runs Tuesday after school.
  • Drop in volleyball today after school from 3:15-4:15. 
  • Gym strip is required.
  • Everyone welcome.   Bring a friend

Track and Field:

  • Athletes participating in the track meet at UVic today you will be dismissed from class at 2:45.

Grade 8 Leaving:

  • Grade 8 students who want to attend Grade 8 leaving, please get your permission forms into the office.  
  • Payment for the event is done online.

Robotics Club:

  • If you dropped off an application for the Robotics club, please meet in the hallway outside of Ms. Stewart and Ms. Booth’s rooms today at silent reading (outside of Room 202/203)

 

 

Clay It Up!

  • What do 1500 degrees and cats have in common?………………      They can both be found in the KILN – in the art room.  
  • There has been a …BISQUE fire …for all the pottery pieces … including term 1 and 2.    Please come pick up your pieces. Talk to S. Rob. if you want to GLAZE them with color.   Clay It UP!

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Store will be open tomorrow at lunch. Come get your star highlighter, maze pens, teddy bears and more!

Pizza Friday:

  • Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays!
  • Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza.
  • Pizza is $3/slice.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 9, 2018

 

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
IMPORTANT DATES:
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN MUSICAL – ROYAL BAY – MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11TH
Next Wednesday, May 9th, Grade 8 students will be walking over to Royal Bay to enjoy the 9:30am performance of “Catch Me if You Can”. They will be returning to the school before lunch. Please plan accordingly as students will be unable to leave the performance once it starts. Looking for an evening activity? Royal Bay’s musical, “Catch Me If You Can” starts tomorrow night. Take this amazing opportunity to watch a fun story about a teenager who travels the world pretending to be a pilot/doctor/lawyer. The play is based on the Leonardo Dicaprio movie of the same name and is based on a true story. Having seen the rehearsals, the show is worth a visit! Located on the Community page; Parents

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
We have been advised the website is down for completing any new Criminal Records for Volunteers. The “Consent to a Criminal Record Check for Volunteers” form is attached.  Please complete section A with the following information: School name – Dunsmuir Middle School School’s contact – Earleen Covey School crc ID number –  1559111 (NOT the access password mix of letters and numbers.) You can email the form to ecovey@sd62.bc.ca or bring it to the office.

GRADE 8 LEAVING PERMISSION FORMS
Permission forms were given out to students this week. There are extras in the office. The permission form must be returned to the office. Payment must be made online. The deadline is May 24th.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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 691 (we are up1 consent from last Parent Email) 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS AND PARENTING THE DIGITAL WORLD
Free event – May 16th.  See attached; Found on Community page; Parents

SPORTS
Rugby, Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

SPRING OUT OF HUNGER – BELMONT MAY 24TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

UPCOMING COMMUNITY SESSION: FOOD ALLERGIES AND SCHOOLS – MAY 24TH AT SPECTRUM SCHOOL THEATRE
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

“VAPING”
We have had a number of students bringing vapes (e-cigarettes) to school and vaping on the school property.  We have reminded students that this is not appropriate and will not be tolerated in the building, on the property or on the school bus.  Could you please talk to your child to remind them of this Policy:
Students, staff and visitors may not smoke at Dunsmuir Middle School or on the property of the school; smoking
is prohibited and illegal on the premises of all Sooke S.D. #62 schools at all times of the day. As per Capital Regional District Bylaw No. 2401, smoking is not permitted on any part of the school grounds: “No person shall carry or have in their possession a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe containing burning tobacco or electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), or burn tobacco in any other manner in any school yard or inside any {school} building.”

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS – AT BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL Located on the Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 

 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • On Thursday May 11th we are being visited by the Fijian Women’s National Rugby 7s team. The team will be providing a 30 min session and photographs and autographs.
  • If there are any girls interested in coming and participating in this event, please sign up with your name and teacher’s name outside the gym. Spots are limited so please sign up right away.

Track and Field:

  • Track practice at Royal Bay today.
  • Meet at the PE shed and we will head down together.
  • Don’t forget to arrange to be picked up from Royal Bay.

Talent Show:

We are searching for all of the talent that is in our school.

  • Auditions will be held during lunch in the Band Hall on Wednesday May 16 and Wednesday May 23.
  • Please sign up outside room 201 for auditions.

Students who are selected will perform in the talent show.

Pizza Friday:

  • Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays!
  • Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza.
  • Pizza is $3/slice

Dunsmuir Store:

  • The Dunsmuir Store is open Friday’s at Lunch!
  • If you haven’t seen it, pop by the gym entrance to see what’s available!

Clubs:

  • Cooking Club meets every Wedneday in the foods room with Ms. Thiemer.
  • Homework Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 203. Pop by for homework help!
  • Creative Writing Club meets every Wednesday at Lunch in the Chrome Lab. All are Welcome!
 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • On Thursday May 11th we are being visited by the Fijian Women’s National Rugby 7s team. The team will be providing a 30 min session and photographs and autographs.
  • If there are any girls interested in coming and participating in this event, please sign up with your name and teacher’s name outside the gym. Spots are limited so please sign up right away.

Junior Jazz Band:

  • All Junior jazz band members have a full rehearsal today at lunch.
  • Please be on time!

Random Acts of Kindness:

  • Random Acts of Kindness meets in Room 204 at Lunch on Tuesdays.
 
 

Drop In Sports:

  • Drop in Volleyball every Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  All are Welcome!
  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • On Thursday May 11th we are being visited by the Fijian Women’s National Rugby 7s team. The team will be providing a 30 min session and photographs and autographs.
  • If there are any girls interested in coming and participating in this event, please sign up with your name and teacher’s name outside the gym. Spots are limited so please sign up right away.

Track and Field:

  • A reminder to athletes that there will be a track and field Practice on the back field at 3:30 today (Monday).  Athletes will have the opportunity to practice, Discus, shotput, long jump and hurdles.
  • Those athletes participating in the track meet this Thursday please meet with Mrs. Sharpe during practice today.
    • That will be those participating in the: 200, 800, and 2000 metre  as well as Girls long jump, Boys high jump and boys discus.

Jazz Band:

  • A shout-out to Jazz Band who received a “Silver” standing at festival last week in Nanaimo.
  • The jazz band received a two-year invite to the Canadian Nationals Competition.

Music:

  • The music room will be closed today at lunch – sorry for the inconvenience.

Chess Club:

  • Chess Club meets every Monday at Noon in the Chrome Lab.
 
 

Drop In Volleyball:

  • Starting this TODAY there will be drop in volleyball after school from 3:15-4:15.
  • Gym strip is required.

Rugby:

  • On Thursday May 11th we are being visited by the Fijian Women’s National Rugby 7s team. The team will be providing a 30 min session and photographs and autographs.
  • If there are any girls interested in coming and participating in this event, please sign up with your name and teacher’s name outside the gym. Spots are limited so please sign up right away.

Track and Field:

  • Don’t forget that there is a track and field practice on the back field on Monday.

Leadership:

  • Leadership meeting today in Ms. J’s room during literacy.

Science Club:

  • Science Club continues its exploration every Thursday at lunch in Rm 211.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 2, 2018

 

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
IMPORTANT DATES:
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN MUSICAL – ROYAL BAY – MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11TH
Next Wednesday, May 9th, Grade 8 students will be walking over to Royal Bay to enjoy the 9:30am performance of “Catch Me if You Can”. They will be returning to the school before lunch. Please plan accordingly as students will be unable to leave the performance once it starts. Looking for an evening activity? Royal Bay’s musical, “Catch Me If You Can” starts tomorrow night. Take this amazing opportunity to watch a fun story about a teenager who travels the world pretending to be a pilot/doctor/lawyer. The play is based on the Leonardo Dicaprio movie of the same name and is based on a true story. Having seen the rehearsals, the show is worth a visit! Located on the Community page; Parents

DANIEL LAPP BC FIDDLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT THE VCM SUNDAY MAY 6 7 PM.- FREE CONCERT INVITATION
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

GRADE 8 LEAVING PERMISSION FORMS
Permission forms were given out to students this week. There are extras in the office. The permission form must be returned to the office. Payment must be made online. The deadline is May 24th.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – MAY 5TH – BELMONT
Located on the Community page; Parents

QUEBEC TRIP
We are still looking for students to join this incredible travel opportunity. The deadline for deposit has been extended until May 4th.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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 690 (we are up 17 consents from last Parent Email!!!!) 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS AND PARENTING THE DIGITAL WORLD
Free event – May 16th.  See attached; Found on Community page; Parents

SPORTS
Rugby, Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

SPRING OUT OF HUNGER – BELMONT MAY 24TH
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS – AT BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL
Located on the Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, May 4th – Non-Instructional Day
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 

 
 

Drop In Volleyball:

  • Starting this Thursday there will be drop in volleyball after school from 3:15-4:15.
  • Gym strip is required.

Drop In Badminton:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!

Girls Rugby:

  • Games today:
    • Grade 8s will be playing at Glanford and Grade 6s will be Colquitz this Wednesday.

Track and Field:

  • Practice today will be at Royal Bay. Athletes will meet at the PE shed and head down there together.  Don’t forget to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay on Wednesday.

Jazz Band Festival:

  • Jazz Band is reminded to meet in the music room right away at 1:00pm for our trip to Nanaimo today – if you haven’t labelled your instrument, come at lunch and do it.

Hat Day:

  • Tomorrow will be hat day at Dunsmuir.
  • Show your school spirit and wear your favourite hat!

Leadership Meeting:

  • Tomorrow during literacy in Ms. J’s room, room 201.

Clubs:

  • Homework Club runs Wednesdays at lunch in Room 203. Pop by for homework help!
  • Creative Writing Club meets every Wednesday at Lunch in the Chrome Lab. All are Welcome!
 
 

Drop In Volleyball:

  • Starting this Thursday there will be drop in volleyball after school from 3:15-4:15.
  • Gym strip is required.

Drop In Badminton:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!

Girls Rugby:

  • Practice Tuesday at lunch and a game on Wednesday.
  • Grade 8s  will be playing at Glanford and Grade 6s will be Colquitz this Wednesday.

Track and Field:

  • Practice Wednesday will be at Royal Bay. Athletes will meet at the PE shed and head down there together.  Don’t forget to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay on Wednesday.

Junior Jazz Band:

  • Junior jazz band is today at lunch – saxophones only though please!

Jazz Festival:

  • Jazz band students are reminded to check with their teacher for any work they may miss tomorrow afternoon when we are away at festival.

Hat Day:

  • This Thursday will be hat day at Dunsmuir.
  • Show your school spirit and wear your favourite hat!

Leadership:

  • Today’s leadership meeting has been changed to Thursday during literacy.

Clubs:

  • Random Acts of Kindness Club meets in Room 204 at Lunch on Tuesdays.
 
 

Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Reminder to Girls Rugby Players that you have a practice Tuesday at lunch and a game on Wednesday.
    • Grade 8s  will be playing at Glanford and Grade 6s will be Colquitz this Wednesday.
  • Track and Field athletes will be meeting on the back field today after school to practice shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump.
    • Wednesday’s practice will be at Royal Bay. Athletes will meet at the PE shed and head down there together.  Don’t forget to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay on Wednesday.
  • Please see Ms. Caldwell if you have any sports related questions.

Popcorn:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Hat Day:

  • This Thursday will be hat day at Dunsmuir.
  • Show your school spirit and wear your favourite hat!

Clubs:

  • Chess Club meets every Monday at Noon in the Chrome Lab