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All Jazz Band students and jazz choir students – morning classes begin again this week. Jazz Band will meet tomorrow at 7:45am. Jazz Choir will meet on Wednesday at 7:45am. Be on time please.

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

This is the final week for anyone interested in Drop in Volleyball.

Grade 8 Girls and Boys Volleyball practice/drop in on Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Grade 6/7 Girls and boys interested in playing Volleyball must attend practice on Wednesday after school. Teams will be made this week so we need all interested players out on the court.

Just a reminder, if you borrowed Library Books before the holiday break, they are due today. Please return or renew them!

If you use the Computers in the CLC before school, at break, or during lunch, this announcement is for you. Starting today, due to the issues we had in December with the internet, there will be no more streaming on these computers (that includes Youtube, Netflix, or music streaming). The bandwidth being used is too much for our system.

 
 

Music Students are asked to take their instruments home over the break. Get them cleaned and maintained in time for the new year. Don’t let your instrument be alone this Christmas, it has feelings too.

Grade 8 Boys and 8 Girls Volleyball will have practice the first Tuesday and Thursday that we are back after school so mark your calendars! Find a buddy to remind you! See you then and Merry Christmas! From Ms. J and Mrs S and Ms. H

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! SEE YOU ON MONDAY JANUARY 8, 2018!

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 21, 2017
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
On behalf of the entire Dunsmuir staff, we wish everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

ACADEMY ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Academy On-line Registration will open on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 6:00am. More information to come! ART If your child is in Art this term please provide them with a sketchbook or $2 to purchase one from the art room. Please also send a small, shallow plastic container with a lid to keep paint waste to a minimum. A fine paintbrush would be great as well!

BASKETBALL (WINTER) INFORMATION FOR GRADES K – 8 AGE STUDENTS
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

DUNSMUIR ACADEMY INFORMATION EVENING
Please mark your calendars. On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Dunsmuir will be hosting an Academy Information session for parents and students. If you are interested in Grade 6, 7, or 8 Dance Academy, or Grade 7 or 8 Soccer Academy, please attend this event.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Dunsmuir Middle School 6:00pm
More detailed information will be sent out in January.

GRADE 8 TRANSITION TO ROYAL BAY
Please save the date! On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Royal Bay will be hosting an evening for all Grade 8 parents and students to learn about their new school and its programs.
Avid Information 6:00pm
Royal Bay Course Selection Information 6:30pm
Academy Information 7:00pm
More detailed information will be sent out in January.

PAC FUNRAISING
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 618 (we are up 6 consents from last week!) 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

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break Monday, January 8th – Schools reopen
Tuesday, January 23rd – Grade 8 Transition, AVID Information, 6:00pm, RB
Tuesday, January 23rd- Grade 8 Course selection Information, 6:30pm, RB
Tuesday, January 23rd – Academy Information, 7:00pm, RB Tuesday, January 23rd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Tuesday, January 30th – Academy Information session, 6:00pm, Dunsmuir Gym
Thursday, February 1st – Academy Online registration, 6:00am

 
 

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

Music Students are asked to take their instruments home over the break. Get them cleaned and maintained in time for the new year. Don’t let your instrument be alone this Christmas, it has feelings too.

Music Students who ordered Coffee, please come and pick it up from the music room at lunch today.

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

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

There is a Sound Crew meeting today at lunch in the music room following nutrition. Please be on time.

Reminder to all grade 6 and 7 students interested in playing Volleyball that there will be drop in today after school until 4:15.

Reminder to all that the annual Staff vs Students Basketball Game is taking place in the gym today at lunch. Please come out and show your support for your Dunsmuir basketball team. They will need all they can get as they take on the undefeated teachers.

 
 

Today’s Sound Crew meeting is postponed until tomorrow at lunchtime in the music room.

Creative Writing club, Cooking Club and Homework Club is cancelled today.

Grade 8 students, drop in volleyball is cancelled today after school.

Due to the snow day yesterday the Grade 6 and 7 Volleyball Drop-in will now be Thursday after school.

Any Basketball Players with outstanding uniforms please return them to Ms.Caldwell this week.

The Staff vs Students Basketball Game has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Thursday at lunch). They gym will be open for all spectators so come down and enjoy as the teachers attempt another victory.

Just a reminder that there won’t be Pizza for sale this week.  Please remember to bring a lunch!

We have a Special Opportunity for both students and staff today at lunch. Our staff will be enjoying their annual special Christmas luncheon. Students will have an opportunity to enjoy  a full one hour recess. The gym and CLC will be open. In addition, we will also be playing a Christmas movie in the open area.

  • This annual event is only possible if students are on their absolute best behaviour during the one hour lunch. All school rules apply, and please remember that there will be no snowball throwing today due to the icy conditions.

The winners of the Pizza Parties for the hamper drive are as follows:

  • Hamper Drive – Ms. Johnson’s Advisory (8-7)
  • Coin Drive – Mr. Bryan (8-9)
  • Congratulations

Tomorrow is the last day to donate to the Christmas Hampers.

 
 

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

A special notice to Jazz Band that there is no class tomorrow morning. We will have class as scheduled on Thursday morning.

Sound Crew Meeting Wednesday at lunch in the Music Room.

There will be Drop in Volleyball Tuesday after school for all Grade 6s and 7s interested in playing volleyball.

There will be Drop in Volleyball on Wednesday for all Grade 8 students interested in playing volleyball this season. If you are interested but can’t make it let Mrs. Stewart or Ms. Johnson know.

Would all member of the Grade 7/8 Girls Basketball team and the Grade 8 Boys basketball team please meet at lunch in portable 11 – please be on time as it will be a short meeting.

The annual Staff vs Student Basketball Game is happening on Wednesday in the gym. Every year the staff take on the Grade 8 Boys and the Grade 8 Girls basketball teams. Everyone is welcome to come and watch as the staff try to continue their undefeated streak!

Handball will be on a break until after Christmas. We will start playoffs when we return to school in January.

Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory Hamper Box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom. Coin Drive ends tomorrow (Tuesday)!

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store is open today at Lunch!

Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory Christmas Hamper Box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

PIZZA FRIDAYS – Reminder that pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays!

 
 

Grade 7s interested in playing Volleyball there is drop in volleyball after school. Please make sure you have proper gym strip.

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

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

The Dunsmuir Store is open tomorrow at Lunch!

Christmas Hamper – Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Pizza Fridays! 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 – December 13, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – PLAY AT BELMONT
Advance tickets can be purchased at Belmont’s fabulous front office, or online:
https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index
Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices: $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Warm up a little with some unique and fun Christmas spirit and support Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge! Found on Community page; Parents

ART
If you are in Art 8 for Term 2, please bring in a shallow plastic container with a lid, and a bound sketchbook or provide $2.00 for and Interactive Notebook.  A fine paintbrush would be handy as well.  Create soon!

2018 CHESS2INSPIRE JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. found also on Community page; Parents

COOKIE DOUGH
Cookie Dough pickup is today from 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Multipurpose room

DUNSMUIR CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017 – ONLINE DEADLINE DEC. 17TH
We will be setting up a donation option on the School Cash Online. If you would rather give a monetary donation, we will have this option set up for you. (See attached steps 1-4) Step 1 – You will need to set up an account if you have not done yet and click on items. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Step 2 – Click on donation Step 3 – Add amount, Fund Destination and add in Message, “Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper 2017”. Step 4 – Add to cart. Tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of cart.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRIVE – DEADLINE DEC.18TH
Just a reminder that Dunsmuir is doing its annual Christmas hamper drive. See the list of appropriate donation items below. We are also taken online money donations as well (see instructions above). This year as well, we are doing a coin drive. Please donate any coins you can spare to your Advisory teacher before Monday, December 18th. Thank You.

List of Holiday Hampers Items

Can goods

Dry goods

Cereals

Soups

Chocolate

Coffee

Tea

Hot chocolate

Peanut butter

Jam

Honey

Rice

 

Juice

Pop

Cookies

Chips

Pasta

Sundry Items

Gifts

Anything else you can think of that is
non-perishable

Online Money Donations

Coin Drive

The Food Bank really likes money donations because they best know what is needed and they also get a discount when they purchase.

LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found bin in our front foyer is overflowing at the present time.  If your child has lost any clothing items, please have them go through the bin over the next few days.  We will be emptying the bin on Friday, December 15th and donating the clothes that are left behind.
Thank you.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 612 (we are up 3 consents from last week!) 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

UPCOMING DATES:
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pickup, 3:30 – 5:00pm, Multi-purpose room
Sunday, December 17th – Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper online donations Deadline
Monday, December 18th – Coin Deadline
Thursday, December 21st – Food Hamper Deadline
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break Monday, January 8th – Schools reopen

 
 

Homework Club will run today at lunch in Room 203.

Feeling creative? Join the creative Writing Club with Mr. Bryan every Wednesday at lunch in the Chrome Lab!

Reminder to Grade 8 students interested in playing volleyball that there will be a drop in session today after school.  There will also be volleyball drop in for all grade 7 students after                school on Thursday.   Please make sure you have proper gym strip and shoes if you intend on playing.

Christmas Hamper/Coin Drive Pizza Parties   Reminder that the advisory with the most hamper items wins a pizza. Not only that, the advisory with the most coins wins a pizza party as well!  Right now, Ms J’s class is headed towards pizza, unless your class does something about it!

Don’t forget that we have Cooking Club every Wednesday at lunch in the foods room.

If you sold any cookie dough, please arrange to pick it up today after school in the multi-purpose room. Make sure you arrange a ride – cookie dough pick-up will be from 3:30-5:30.  The cookie dough has to be picked up today – we won’t have enough freezers to store it!

Are you wearing an ugly holiday sweater? If so and you would like to have your picture taken for the yearbook please head down to Mrs. King’s Room(portable 7) right after nutrition break. That goes for you too teachers!

Mr. D.P. would like to thank all the students for their hard work at the concert last night. A huge thank-you goes out to Mr. Bryan and all the other staff members who attended – thanks for coming and supporting the magnificent musicians of Dunsmuir.

Remember that tomorrow is Red, Green, and White day as part of Spirit Week!   Let’s see if we can get the whole school wearing Red, Green and White tomorrow!

 

 

 
 

All Music Students are excused from literacy after lunch to the end of the day. Check in with your teacher and then get your instrument and your music and meet in the gym as quickly as possible. Bring a book to read or homework to do if it is not your turn to perform during the dress rehearsal. Leave your phones in your locker.

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f you sold any Cookie Dough, please arrange to pick it up this Wednesday after school in the multi-purpose room. Make sure you arrange a ride – cookie dough pick-up will be from 3:30-5:30.

Reminder to Grade 8 students interested in playing Volleyball that there will be a drop in session on Wednesday after school. There will also be volleyball drop in for all grade 7 students after school on Thursday. Please make sure you have proper gym strip and shoes if you intend on playing.

For any students interested in playing Rubgy in the spring – there will be an informational session tomorrow (Tuesday) at lunch in the Chromebook lab with Clay from Westshore Rugby. Please be there right away.

Handball will be on a break until after Christmas. We will start playoffs when we return to school in January. If you have any questions please see Ms. Caldwell.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR Starting TODAY!

  • Monday -Holiday Socks
  • Tuesday– Holiday Head Gear
  • Wednesday -Ugly Holiday Sweaters
  • Thursday -Red/Green/White
  • Friday – Pajama Day