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Friday’s at Dunsmuir are spirit days.  You can buy DMS clothing at the store at lunch tomorrow including hoodies, sweats, baseball caps, and T-shirts.

Or, just wear red, black, or white, our school colours tomorrow. Show your pride for Dunsmuir!

 
 

Tea club today at lunch in room 211

 
 

Hawaiian, Pepperoni, or Cheese Pizza are for sale tomorrow.  $3.25 a slice. Or buy a 10 slice punch card for $30.00 online.   Pizza is sold at Nutrition and sold from the Foods room. Line up outside the back of the building.  The line starts at the entrance to the dance studio.

 
 

REMINDER to students who arrive in the morning without breakfast – head to the foods room from 830 until 850 and make yourself some toast.

If you come on the right day, there are sometimes extra special treats!

 
 

The SOGI Club meets today at Lunch in Portable 9.  If you want to part of a more accepting and inclusive Dunsmuir, come on out and see what we”re all about.

 
 

Have you bought your yearbook yet?  For $40 you can capture all of the highlights from this year at DMS.  Check in the office if you have purchased one, or get your parents to send $40 to the office or pay online.  

 

 
 
  • There will be drop in volleyball on Fridays for anyone who played on a DMS volleyball team from 2:00 until 3:00 in the gym.  Everyone welcome. We will just make teams and play for an hour. Every Friday unless it is cancelled. Come in gym strip.
 
 

There is no Gear bots this week 

 
 

If you registered for the SOGI conference at Journey next week, please remember to get your signed permission slip in to Mrs. Sharpe.  You can bring it to her in portable 9 or leave it in her box at the office.  

If you have any questions please see Mrs. Sharpe or Mrs. Hood in portable 9 or 12. 

 

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – MARCH 11, 2020

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

Hello Dunsmuir Families, we would like to wish all Dunsmuir families a safe and happy spring break. Please see below for a few updates:

2020-21 ACADEMY REGISTRATION
2020-21 Middle School Academy Registration opened Monday March 2nd at 6:00 am.
SD 62 Registration Website
can be accessed at:  https://www.sd62.bc.ca/programs-services/academies

ATTENDANCE
If you know your child will be absent (sick, holidays, doctor appointments), please call
250-478-5548 ext 223 (Attendance line) or email:  dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca.  Please give your child’s first name, last name, teacher’s name and when your child will be away.

AVID APPLICATIONS – DUE MARCH 12TH
The deadline for AVID Grade 9 applications will be Thursday, March 12th in our office.

COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS
Points of Progress will be published and ready for viewing on MyEd through the parent portal on Thursday, March 12th.

Please keep in mind that:

  • Progress for all ADST classes will be communicated on MyEd.
  • Some teachers will be communicating student progress via a paper template that will be (or has already been sent home). Your child’s teacher is always the first point of contact for any questions around student progress and or communicating student progress.


EARLY DISMISSAL APRIL 9
TH
April 9th  is early dismissal day. School will end at 12:10pm on this day and buses will run (3) hours earlier than usual.

GRADE 6 SPRING IMMUNIZATION MAY 6TH
The next immunization is Wednesday, May 6th.  See Community page; parents

HSHP PARENT NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2020
Please see link for info:
March 2020 issue of the Healthy Schools Healthy People newsletter

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS – PICKUP BY MARCH
11TH
We have many items overflowing at our Lost and Found bin!  Today is the last day to pick up items.  The remaining items will be donated on Thursday, March 12th.

PARENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Please view the Parent Portal and review your emergency contact information and phone numbers.  We have had family members wanting to sign out students but the family member is not noted on the contact list.  If you have any additions or changes, please do not call the office but email your changes to dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca.  Make sure you include the student’s first name and last name.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PAC MEETING DATES
April 28th
May 26th
6:30pm in the Conference Room

PICKING UP CHILDREN EARLY FROM SCHOOL
A reminder to parents/guardians that you are required to come into the school (office) to sign out your child in the event that they are being picked up early from school. The reason for this is around student safety. Essentially, the school needs to ensure that we are releasing each child to an identified adult as per the contacts provided by you (the parent/guardian). This is only in the event of an early pick up.   Please remind your child to come to the office to sign in late or sign out early.  Our Sign in/Sign out sheets allow us to know who is in the building for Emergency situations.  Thank you for your understanding and patience with this process.

SOCCER ACADEMY 
For the 2020/2021 school year, the Soccer Academy will be moved inside the time table. Students who register and are accepted in Grade 7 and 8 Soccer Academy, Soccer Academy will take the place of PE.

STAFF PARKING LOT
Parents and guests please DO NOT park in the staff parking lot. Have your children meet you on Painter Road or another location after school.  Recently we have had two near misses with students and cars in the Staff Parking Lot.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES APRIL 9TH
All families are invited to our Student Led Conferences on April 9TH. These will run
1:30pm -4:20pm and 5:30pm -7:20pm. In some cases, your child’s teacher may organize and communicate a specific schedule for drop in times. Your child’s teacher would communicate this directly to you.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, March 12th – AVID applications deadline in office
Friday, March 13th – Last day before Spring break
Monday, March 30th – Schools Reopen
Monday, March 30th – Cellphone full policy in effect
Thursday, April 9th – Student Led Conference/3 hour Early Dismissal
Tuesday, April 28th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Wednesday, May 6th – Grade 6 Immunizations

 
 

Mr. Bedard will do a final repair class today in the Chromebook Lab. 

We will not be going to Royal Bay High School