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Grade 8 Boys Volleyball important meeting at lunch in Ms J’s room 201.

Pink Shirt order forms are due by this Friday in the Office! If you need a new form you can stop by the office and pick one up.

Leadership will be selling Valentine Grams in the open area at lunch today, Friday and Tuesday for $1.  Send a Valentine and a little treat to a friend or someone special this Valentine’s Day!!

All Grade 8 Students going on the ski trip make sure to check the bus and chaperone lists posted upstairs on the bulletin board between Mrs. Stewart’s and Mr. May’s room.  Make sure you are on a bus and see Mrs Stewart if you have any concerns.

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

Science Club continues its exploration today at lunch in Rm 211.

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!

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.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – February 7, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

2018-19
All Grade 8 students will automatically be registered for Royal Bay for 2018-19. If you want to go to another Secondary school in our district, you must complete a school change request online. This will also apply to our Grade 6 and 7 students. If your child plans to attend another Middle School in our District, an on-line school change request must be completed. If you know your child will be leaving the District for any reason, it would be great for us to know this information. It will help us in our planning for next year. Thank you.

ACADEMY ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Registration is open. To register your child you will need their nine (9) digit PEN number. This can be found on the top right corner of their report card or you can call the Dunsmuir Middle School office and they will be able to provide you with your child’s PEN number. Along with the online registration students applying for Dance Academy and Soccer Academy are required to complete a separate application package that can be found on the Dunsmuir Middle School website, as well as at the office. Registration and applications must be completed by March 9th. It is not a first come first serve basis. Students will be selected based on the registration and their application.

GRADE 7 PRESENTATION – FEB. 9TH
This Friday, Grade 7 students will have an opportunity to participate in a workshop from Vancouver’s Children of the Street Society called ‘Taking Care of Others, (tco2). The presentation is on safety around online predators, exploitation warning signs, what recruitment looks like (“boyfriending” etc), signs of grooming, etc. This year, they have also added peer-to-peer exploitation including video games and social media. This group presents to schools of all ages and the presentation will be geared for our age group. Here is the link for the presentation: http://www.childrenofthestreet.com/tco2 If you prefer that your child not attend the presentation, please contact your classroom teacher and we will find an alternate place for them to work.

PARKING
Parking for staff, visitors and parents is continuing to be a challenge at Dunsmuir. I apologize now for any inconvenience this may cause. Our staff are assigned parking in reserved spots at the front of the school, but most of our staff will be parking on the North end of our school, just past our gym. For the safety of our students, we ask that you please avoid these areas for drop off and pick up. There will be a few visitor spots along the front of the school, but if you are dropping off or picking up your child from school, please set a meeting point on one of the side streets to prevent the congestion in front of the school and along the side of the gym. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

PINK SHIRT- ORDER FORM
Dunsmuir has created their own affordable pink shirt to promote anti-bullying and kindness. The cost is $10.00 each. Please see attachment; also found on Community page; Parents

ROYAL BAY DANCE ACADEMY INFORMATION
Found on Community page; Parents

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 645 (we are up 21 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

VALENTINE’S DAY MENU – OLYMPIC VIEW, FEB. 14TH
Forester’s Bistro at Olympic View is participating in a Dunsmuir PAC Fundraising Program. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and Olympic View will donate 10% of your total bill back to our P.A.C! Just mention you are a friend or family of our School and your server will look after the details. See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, February 12th – Family Day
Thursday, February 15
th – Grade 8 Ski trip, Mt. Washington
Friday, February 23rd – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, February 27
th – Pink T-Shirt day
Friday, March 9th – Academy application package deadline

 
 

Homework Club runs today 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!

There is no Cooking Club today.  Group A is cooking next Wednesday; see Mrs. Thiemer in the Foods Room if you’re wondering which group you’re in!

Pink Shirt Day:

  • Don’t forget to bring in your pink shirt form, and your money by this Friday (February 9th) for your Dunsmuir “Choose Kindness” t-shirt
  • Money and forms can be handed into the office.
  • If you’ve lost your form, stop by the office for a new one!

Yearbooks:

  • Get your yearbooks before they are gone!
  • Books are $40 and can be purchased online.
  • They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

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!

 
 

Volleyball:

  • The grade 8 boys competitive team played some great volleyball yesterday. Huge improvements by the team!  Next practice is Friday after school.
  • Reminder to Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball team members that you have practice today after school and a game Thursday at Dunsmuir.
  • Reminder to Grade 6/7/8 Boys Rec that you have practice after school on Friday.
  • Reminder to all volleyball players to check the board for games and practice times.

Music Room:

  • The practice rooms will re-open today at lunch. They are open for any student currently in a music class.  If you wish to use them, you must check with Mr. Duque-Park first. You will receive a pass to use the practice room. If you do not check with Mr. Duque-Park, you will lose access to the practice rooms for the remainder of the term.
  • Thank-you for your cooperation

Pink Shirt Day:

  • Don’t forget to bring in your pink shirt form, and your money by this Friday (February 9th) for your Dunsmuir “Choose Kindness” t-shirt
  • Money and forms can be handed into the office.
  • If you’ve lost your form, stop by the office for a new one!

Random Acts of Kindness meets in Room 204 at Lunch today.

 
 

Grade 6/7/8 Boys Rec Volleyball meeting in Portable 11 at lunch today to discuss rides to your game today.

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Volleyball meeting in the CLC (learning commons) at lunch today.

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

 
 

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

Science Club continues its exploration today at lunch in Rm 211.

All grade 8’s who are interested in going on the Ski Trip have to make sure their parents sign up online by FRIDAY!

YEARBOOKS, YEARBOKS, YEARBOOKS! Get your yearbooks before they are gone! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

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!

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.

 

 
 

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

2018-19
All Grade 8 students will automatically be registered for Royal Bay for 2018-19. If you want to go to another Secondary school in our district, you must complete a school change request online.  This will also apply to our Grade 6 and 7 students. If your child plans to attend another Middle School in our District, an on-line school change request must be completed. If you know your child will be leaving the District for any reason, it would be great for us to know this information. It will help us in our planning for next year. Thank you.

ACADEMY ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Registration opens at 6:00am Thursday February 1st (tomorrow). To register your child you will need their nine (9) digit PEN number. This can be found on the top right corner of their report card or you can call the Dunsmuir Middle School office and they will be able to provide you with your child’s PEN number. Along with the online registration students applying for Dance Academy and Soccer Academy are required to complete a separate application package that can be found on the Dunsmuir Middle School website, as well as at the office. Registration and applications must be completed by March 9th. It is not a first come first serve basis. Students will be selected based on the registration and their application.

GRADE 9 COURSE SELECTION FORMS
All Grade 8 students must complete their Royal Bay course selection form by Monday, February 5th. Please return these forms to the advisory teacher.

ROYAL BAY DANCE ACADEMY INFORMATION
Found also on Community page; Parents

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 629 (we are up 5 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

VALENTINE’S DAY MENU – OLYMPIC VIEW, FEB. 14TH
Forester’s Bistro at Olympic View is participating in a Dunsmuir PAC Fundraising Program. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and Olympic View will donate 10% of your total bill back to our P.A.C!  Just mention you are a friend or family of our School and your server will look after the details. See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, February 1st– Academy Online registration, 6:00am
Monday, February 5th – Grade 9 Course selection forms deadline
Monday, February 5th  – Grade 8 Ski trip – mandatory meeting, Multipurpose room, 7:00pm
Monday, February 12th – Family Day
Thursday, February 15th – Grade 8 Ski trip, Mt. Washington
Friday, February 23rd – Non-Instructional Day
Friday, March 9th – Academy application package deadline

 
 

bb4f8188a26bf0d4d71449a8b22e8a67All grade 8’s who are interested in going on the annual ski trip must sign up online by FRIDAY Feb 2!  

Grade 8 Ski and Snowboard Trip INFORMATION

Items to complete:

  1.  Grade 8 Ski and Snowboard Trip Waiver
  2.  Google Form
  3.  Payment made via our School Cash Online System
    ***Unsure how to PAY ONLINE? Please visit our Online Consents & Fees page for more information***
 
 

Random Acts of Kindness meets in Room 204 at Lunch today.

Yearbooks!! Get your yearbooks before they are gone! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

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!

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.

 
 

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Volleyball players have a mandatory meeting in the Library at lunch today.

Grade 6/7/8 Boys Rec Volleyball have a meeting in Portable 11 today at lunch.

Grade 6/7 Boys Comp Volleyball players have practice Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 7:45am.

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

 
 

Good luck to Students in the Music Department who are going to UVic this weekend to attend a music camp with other grade 6-8 students from across Greater Victoria.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

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!

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 for $3/slice.