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A reminder to the TOUR band that there is a rehearsal at lunch today. TOUR choir we will meet again tomorrow at lunch. Please arrive on time!

 
 

All track and field Athletes–practice tomorrow will be at Royal Bay.  Meet at the PE shed at 3:20 and we will go to Royal Bay as a group.  Remember to arrange for pick up from Royal Bay.

 
 

A reminder to all badminton players that you have exhibition games tomorrow at Dunsmuir against Brooks.  Please be there right away to help set up.

 
 

Reminder to all rugby players that you have practice today at lunch and literacy.  Girls’ rugby players  have a game tomorrow at Macdonald Park in James Bay. Please arrange for rides to leave Dunsmuir by 2:45 at the latest.

 
 

A reminder to all track and field athletes we will be meeting at the PE shed at 3:20 for the first track practice of the year. See you there! If you have any questions see Mrs. Sharpe in portable 9.

 
 

Rugby players – practice will be tomorrow (Tuesday) this week and continuing for the rest of the season during lunch and during Literacy block.  Please be there as we have games this week.  

Girls’ game – Wednesday, April 17 James Bay – MacDonald Park, the one on Simcoe, not the one in Saanich

Boys’ game – Thursday, April 18 – Dunsmuir at Central Middle School

 
 

Reminder to all badminton players that you have practice today after school and your first exhibition matches are on Wednesday after school.

 
 

Tour choir has a rehearsal today at lunch and during literacy after lunch. The tour band will rehearse tomorrow at lunch, please be on time.

 
 

Don’t forget that it is an early dismissal today – 12:10.  Buses will run on the same schedule, just three hours earlier.  Student-Led conferences are scheduled for the afternoon.

Friday, April 12 is Professional Development Day and classes will not be in session.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – April 10, 2019
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING @ DUNSMUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL – MAY 23rd & 30th
If your child is interested in an extra-curricular opportunity, this is a great one as we head into the spring and summer. It will be offered at Thetis Lake after school on (2) consecutive Thursdays, May 23rd and May 30th (2 x (1) hour sessions for each participant). Sessions will be approximately 45-60 minutes. The cost is will be $40.00 plus taxes and includes instruction by Paddle Canada Certified instructors, stand up paddle board, paddle, leash and pfd. If your child is interested in this unique opportunity, please attend the MANDATORY information meeting on April 16th, 5:30pm-6:00pm at Dunsmuir in the Multi-Purpose Room. Parents/Guardians are responsible to get their child to and from Thetis Lake and MUST remain on shore for the duration of the event to collect their child as soon as they complete their scheduled session. The permission forms will be provided at this time. We will attempt to accommodate as many students as we are able, but space may be limited.

COURSE SELECTION FORMS – DEADLINE APR. 11th
Grade 7 & 8 students are to return the course selection forms on Thursday, April 11th to their classroom teacher.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES – APR. 11th
We hope to see all families out to our Student Led Conferences on April 11th. Please drop in to check in with your child’s teacher and have your child explain, celebrate and demonstrate their learning as it relates to all curricular areas, including the Core Competencies of: Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Positive Personal and Cultural Identity, Social Responsibility, and Personal Awareness and Responsibility. We look forward to seeing you all between the hours of 1:30-4:30pm and 5:30-7:00pm on April 11th.

2019-2020 BUS REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 12th
To register, follow this link: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about-sd62/transportation/

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS – DEADLINE APRIL 15th
For Grade 7 Parents only. From now until April 15th your child will be completing a Learning Experience survey. Grade 7 Parents at Dunsmuir are asked to complete the Parent portion of this survey. Follow this link. http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm Parents may access the survey by Direct Access from the website listed above. It is the only source of province-wide information of children’s learning experiences. The information is very helpful for others like the Ministry of Health, who use it to improve health services for children across BC. Your participation is an important contribution to improving the educational experiences of children.

PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD APRIL 16th – BELMONT SCHOOL
6:30pm – 8:30pm. See attached; located on the Community page; Parents

PAC MEETINGS – APRIL 23rd
Parents, please come out and join us at our upcoming meetings at 6:30pm in the Conference room. Tuesday Apr 23rd Tuesday May 28th

BAND/CHOIR KELOWNA TOUR APRIL 24-26TH
A reminder to Grade 7 & 8 parents/guardians that if your child is going on the Kelowna Music Tour, there is a mandatory parent meeting in the music room at 6:30pm Thursday April 4th for the trip.

DISNEYLAND 2020 REGISTER BY MAY 24TH
PLEASE! EF Tours has designed a custom tour for Dunsmuir school to visit Los Angeles/Disneyland next March. We ask that you try to enroll by May 24th to ensure we have enough attendees to run the trip – go to www.eftours/enrol to register. Our tour number is 2223856BE. Reminder that parents and students are welcome to sign up for the trip! Parents enrolling will not have chaperoning responsibilities – we will bring SD62 chaperones along. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like more information – voila!
– Tentative itinerary for LA Tour 2020: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u0ABxcweE4eb1xvoAUy_wfaMhAD1vyYC
– Pricing/Powerpoint Presentation for LA Tour 2020: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VEpnwlMWYTPzr4gCcZqTll5mczrQiEnq
Royal Bay will also be running the same trip at the same time and will travel with us. If you have a child that will be attending Royal Bay next year, contact Karen Snowsell at Royal Bay for trip information. The New York trip this year was amazing – join us for Disneyland this time!

YEARBOOKS – DEADLINE MAY 31st
A reminder the deadline for paying is coming up! Please if you haven’t done your consent, do it soon! It takes 24-48 hours to complete the process if this is your first time paying online for any items. You will need your child’s pen number to attach your child. Please call the office (250-478-5548) to get the pen number.

GRADE 8 LEAVING – DEADLINE MAY 31st
Thursday, June 13th at Olympic View Golf Course. Cost $46.00. See link for details. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Preview/Index/137/3229

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 or echeque. 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 772 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.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, April 11th – Student Led Conference, early dismissal at 12:10pm
Thursday, April 11th – Grade 7 & 8 Course selection forms deadline
Friday, April 12th – Non-Instructional day
Monday, April 15th –Student Learning Survey deadline
Tuesday, April 16th –Paddle Boarding Parent meeting, 5:30pm Multipurpose room
Friday, April 19th – Good Friday Monday, April 22nd – Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 23rd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Wednesday, April 24-26th – Band/Choir trip to Kelowna
Monday, May 6th – Artstarts Cadence Presentation, 1:30pm (students only)
Thursday, May 23rd – Paddle Boarding Friday, May 24th – 2020 Grade 7/8 trip to Disneyland deadline
Friday, May 31st – Yearbook deadline
Friday, May 31st – Grade 8 leaving deadline Friday, May 31st – Paddle Boarding

 
 

Creative writing club is today at lunch. Come on down to the chrome lab to let your creative writing juices flow.

ART CLUB …..TODAY!  Come join us in the sewing room at lunch for drawing and more.  Open to any grade. Drop in.