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EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 16, 2019

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

AVID PARENT NIGHT – JANUARY 17TH
See attached; also located on Community page; Parents

COURSE SELECTION FORMS FOR GRADE 8 STUDENTS
The course selection forms will be coming home January 15th or January 16th with your child.  These forms need to be returned by Tuesday, January 22nd to their Advisory teacher.

DANCE ACADEMY 2019-2020 REGISTRATION INFORMATION – MAR. 4TH
See attached; also located on Community page; Parents

GRADE 8 SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP TO MOUNT WASHINGTON! – FEB. 14TH
Mandatory Parent meeting will be January 28th at 7:00pm in the Multipurpose room.  For information, click on link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T29JlqPcpZoQwjFpZME1rat1caly1g8IsoJVK-TXsNo/edit?usp=sharing

ONLINE CONSENT FORMS
There are a lot of “consent empty” 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

ROBOTICS JAMBOREE – JANUARY 18TH
Students from each Middle school in Sooke will be in the gym competing for the first ever Robotics Cup. Friday, January 18th will be the competition day and all parents are invited to watch students build and complete challenges from 10:00am – 1:30pm in the gym.

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 749 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.

TRANSITION 2019 – GRADE 8’S COMING TO RBSS
Principals and Vice Principals and Counsellors from Royal Bay Visit Dunsmuir
Parent information evening and Open House @ Royal Bay
Thursday, January, 17th @ 6:00pm
Parent info session in the Theatre @ 6:30pm
Academy Information @ 7:00pm
Followed by individual academy information sessions in various classrooms
Course forms handed out to parents – if needed. Please be sure to go over course selections with your child. Course selections will be collected on January 22nd.

Counsellor/Admin class Visits to Dunsmuir
Tuesday, January 22nd in the morning
Course Selection forms are handed in at this time

YOUTH TO TRADES AT RBSS – JANUARY 25TH
80 Grade 8 students will be exploring different trades at Roy Bay on Friday, January 25th.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, January 17th – Parent Information Night, 6:30pm, Theatre, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – Academy Information, 7:00pm, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – AVID 8 Information, 6:00pm, Royal Bay
Friday, January 18th – Robotics Jamboree, 10:00am – 1:30pm, Gym
Tuesday, January 22nd – Grade 8 Course selection forms collected
Tuesday, January 22nd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Friday, January 25th – Youth Trades, Royal Bay
Monday, January 28th – Ski trip Parent mandatory meeting, 7:00pm, Multipurpose room

 
 

Ms. Lajeunesse and Ms. Duvall’s classes are spearheading a school-wide sock drive for the homeless.  We’re hoping that every student can bring in a new, warm adult pair of socks.

There are, sadly, 1600-2000 homeless on the streets of Greater Victoria.   Our school goal is to raise 800 pairs.  There are GOOD prizes for the top raising student AND top raising class.  Lay down a challenge for another class.  Ms. Duvall’s class has already raised 30 pairs!  Let’s all make a difference. Be the change you want to see in the world.

 
 

All Musical Theatre students, please check the schedule for who is needed today.  A reminder that all Oompa Loompas are needed today for the first part of class.

 
 

Grade 8 Boys’ competitive team and Grade 6, 7, 8 Boys’ Recreational Volleyball teams have a practice Wednesday after school 3:30-4:30 pm.

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Competitive Volleyball team has a practice Thursday after school from 3:15-4:30 pm.

Reminder to all Volleyball players to check the teams lists outside the gym.  If your name is not on a list please talk to Ms.Caldwell as soon as possible.   

 
 

Grade 6 Girls’ Competitive and Recreational Volleyball teams have practice today after school. Please let your coach know if you can’t make the practice.

Reminder to all Volleyball players to check the teams lists outside the gym.   If your name is not on a list, please talk to Ms.Caldwell as soon as possible.  

 
 

If you are interested in being part of a student book club (that happens during literacy once a week), please sign up on the bulletin board outside of the library.  Sign up is by this Friday (January 18).

 

 
 

Today’s leadership meeting during Literacy is cancelled.  There will still be a meeting on Thursday morning this week at 8:30 am.

 
 

Random Acts of kindness Club in room 204 at lunch today.

There will be a quick Dungens & Dragons Club meeting today at Lunch in room 210.

Robotics after school in the library today for teams competing on Friday.

 
 

If you haven’t ordered your yearbook yet, you need to get online and order one ASAP!  We will sell out and you will be sad if you miss it!  Any questions, ask the office about how to buy yours today!  The theme of this year’s yearbook is “Dunsmuir is on fire” There are lots of scorching pics of DMS students having a great year!

 
 

If you are planning to go on the grade 8 trip to Mount Washington this year, you need to get signed up online.  All of the information has been sent to parents by email. If you would like to have a paper copy of the information you can get one from Mrs. Stewart in room #203 or in the office on the front counter. Join us!  It will be a blast!

 
 

Our Robotics team will be competing against teams from John Stubbs, Journey, Spencer, and Cowichan Valley this Friday.  This Competition will be all day in the gym. Teams will have to build and program robots to go through mazes and complete challenges.