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Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!
  • Reminder to Girls Rugby Players that you have a practice Tuesday at lunch and a game on Wednesday.
    • Grade 8s  will be playing at Glanford and Grade 6s will be Colquitz this Wednesday.
  • Track and Field athletes will be meeting on the back field today after school to practice shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump.
    • Wednesday’s practice will be at Royal Bay. Athletes will meet at the PE shed and head down there together.  Don’t forget to arrange a ride home from Royal Bay on Wednesday.
  • Please see Ms. Caldwell if you have any sports related questions.

Popcorn:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Hat Day:

  • This Thursday will be hat day at Dunsmuir.
  • Show your school spirit and wear your favourite hat!

Clubs:

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

Popcorn Sales:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch next next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

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.

Dunsmuir Store:

  • 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!

Yearbooks:

  • It is your last chance to order a school yearbook! Yearbooks can be purchased online for $40. For more information on online payments see our website HERE.
  • Yearbook order deadline is this Monday, April 30!! If you aren’t sure if you’ve ordered one see the list posted outside the office.

Quebec Trip:

  • Interested in traveling to Quebec City next year for the Winter Carnival?
  • An amazing opportunity that you will not want to miss out on! See Ms. Baas in the library for more information.

 

 
 

Junior Jazz Band:

Junior jazz band is today at lunch – only brass instruments though – trumpets and trombones! Saxophones and rhythm section can take the afternoon off!

Popcorn:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch this week and next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Clubs:

  • Pop by the sewing room at lunch on Thursdays to be creative with art and sewing.
  • Science Club continues its exploration every Thursday at lunch in Rm 211.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – April 25, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

APPROPRIATE DRESS FOR SCHOOL
It is that time of year. The sun comes out and we seem to forget about appropriate dress for school. We have been reminding several students about the dress code over the last few weeks. If we find that the dress is inappropriate in any way, students will be told to find a hoodie. If there is nothing for them to wear or borrow from a friend, parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing to their child. We recognize that appropriate clothing must be worn for a working environment. This clothing should not be offensive, disrespectful or too revealing. School is a place of work and therefore we encourage all people inside the building to dress appropriately. Thank you

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN MUSICAL – ROYAL BAY – MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

GRADE 8 LEAVING ONLINE FEE DEADLINE – MAY 24TH
Our Grade 8 Leaving will be held on Thursday, June 14th, at the Olympic View Golf Course at 5:00pm. Just a reminder to parents the Grade 8 online fee has been available for parents to pay and deadline for paying this fee will be Thursday, May 24th. The cost is $45.00. This is to be paid online only. If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/.

IMMUNIZATIONS FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS – MAY 1ST
Grade 6 students who require booster immunizations will be immunized Tuesday, May 1st. If the parents have any questions they could contact the health unit at 250-519-3490.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – MAY 5TH – BELMONT
Located on the Community page; Parents

PACE MUSICAL – APR. 20 – 28TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

QUEBEC TRIP
We are still looking for students to join this incredible travel opportunity. The deadline for deposit has been extended until May 4th. Interested students/parents, please see Ms. Baas in the CLC on Thursday during student led conferences.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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. We now have 673 (we are up 6 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS AND PARENTING THE DIGITAL WORLD Free event – May 16th. Found on Community page; Parents

SPORTS
Rugby, Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY – DEADLINE APR. 27TH
During the months of February through April, Sooke School District is participating in the 2018 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous Student Learning Survey in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the province. Grade 7 students, all school staff and parents/guardians for Grade 7 students are invited to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and provides the school with supportive information. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS – AT BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

YEARBOOKS – EXTENDED DEADLINE APRIL 30TH
The final deadline for purchasing your yearbook has been extended to April 30th! Don’t miss out on getting your copy of this year’s book! Over 100 pages of colour pictures to help preserve your memories! Deadline is Monday, April 30th. Yearbooks can be purchased online. See our website for more information.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, April 27th – Student Learning survey deadline
Monday, April 30th – Yearbook online Final order deadline
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 
 

Track and Field:

  • Track Practice today at Royal Bay.
  • Students will jog  to Royal Bay and a teacher will drive your back packs down.
  • Be sure to arrange to be picked up from Royal Bay by 4:30

Popcorn Sales:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch this week and next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Leadership:

  • leadership meeting Thursday during literacy in Ms J’s room 201.
  • There will be no Thursday morning meeting this week.

Clubs:

  • Cooking Club meets every Wedneday in the foods room with Ms. Thiemer.
  • Homework Club runs Wednesdays 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!
 
 

Badminton:

  • Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school.
  • All are Welcome!!
  • Please see Ms. Caldwell if you have any questions.

Track and Field:

  • Track Practice tomorrow at Royal Bay.
  • Students will jog  to Royal Bay and a teacher will drive your back packs down.
  • Be sure to arrange to be picked up from Royal Bay by 4:30.

Junior Jazz Band:

  • A reminder that junior jazz band is today at lunch in the music room, please be on time!

Popcorn Sales:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch this week and next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.
 
 

Badminton:

Drop in Badminton every Tuesday after school. All are Welcome!!

Please see Ms. Caldwell if you have any questions.

Track and Field:

  • Track and Field has begun.
  • Today’s practice will be here at Dunsmuir. Come prepared in PE strip and meet your coaches on the field.
  • Wednesday’s practice will be at Royal Bay.
    • Students will jog down to the track and a teacher will drive your backpacks down for you.
    • Be sure to arrange to be picked up from Royal Bay by 4:30.

Kernals Popcorn:

  • Kernals popcorn will be sold Wednesday and Thursday at lunch this week and next week in the open area.
  • Cost is $2.50 per bag and you can choose from butter/salt; white cheddar and creamy caramel.
  • Bring your money Wednesday and Thursday and help support this grade 6 Camp Pringle fundraiser!!

Robotics:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Clubs:

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

Student Led Conferences are tonight! We have early dismissal at 12:10 today.

Tomorrow is a Pro-D Day! No School – Enjoy your long weekend!

AVID 8 Applications are due next Friday – April 27. Get your applications in the office if you haven’t picked one up already.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – April 18, 2018

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

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN MUSICAL – ROYAL BAY – MAY 3, 4, 5, 10, 11TH
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

GRADE 8 LEAVING ONLINE FEE DEADLINE – MAY 24TH
Our Grade 8 Leaving will be held on Thursday, June 14th, at the Olympic View Golf Course at 5:00pm.  Just a reminder to parents the Grade 8 online fee has been available for parents to pay and deadline for paying this fee will be Thursday, May 24th. The cost is $45.00.  This is to be paid online only.  If you are not set up for the online fees, please refer to our School Cash online instructions on the website under Parents, Online consents & fees http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/.

IMMUNIZATIONS FOR GRADE 6  STUDENTS  – MAY 1ST
Grade 6 students who require booster immunizations will be immunized Tuesday, May 1st. If the parents have any questions they could contact the health unit at 250-519-3490.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – MAY 5TH – BELMONT
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

PACE MUSICAL – APR. 20 – 28TH
Located on the Community page; Parents

QUEBEC TRIP
We are still looking for students to join this incredible travel opportunity. The deadline for deposit has been extended until May 4th. Interested students/parents, please see Ms. Baas in the CLC on Thursday during student led conferences.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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. We now have 667 (we are up 3 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS AND PARENTING THE DIGITAL WORLD
Free event – May 16th.  See attached; Found on Community page; Parents

SPORTS
Rugby, Drop-in Badminton and Track and Field schedules are now available on the Athletics page of our Dunsmuir website HERE. Please encourage your students to listen to the daily Student Announcements for athletic updates. Did you know parents can read our daily announcements that are posted to our website HERE every day?

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY – DEADLINE APR. 27TH
During the months of February through April, Sooke School District is participating in the 2018 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous Student Learning Survey in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the province. Grade 7 students, all school staff and parents/guardians for Grade 7 students are invited to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and provides the school with supportive information. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES FOR MUSIC STUDENTS
For students and families coming to see Mr. Duque-Park during student-led conferences tomorrow, please note that he has a musical theatre performance tomorrow evening and will be leaving by 6:00pm.  If you are unable to see him before 6:00pm, please email him to set up an appointment (fduquepark@sd62.bc.ca) for another time.

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – APR. 19TH
Tomorrow is our Student-Led Conference.   We will have drop-in conference sessions from 1:30-4:30 and 5:30-7:00pm.  Students are working toward sharing their knowledge and self-reflection on the core competencies.  It is important for students to attend this conference session with their parent.  If you are not able to attend, it is our hope that your child will still share their work with you.

WESTSHORE REBELS CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS – APR. 19TH & 21ST
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

YEARBOOKS – EXTENDED DEADLINE APRIL 30TH
The final deadline for purchasing your yearbook has been extended to April 30th! Don’t miss out on getting your copy of this year’s book! Over 100 pages of colour pictures to help preserve your memories! Deadline is Monday, April 30th. Yearbooks can be purchased online. See our website for more information.

 

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, April 19th – Student-Led Conferences, 1:30-4:30pm/5:30-7:00pm
Friday, April 20th – Non-Instructional day
Friday, April 27th – Student Learning survey deadline
Monday, April 30th – Yearbook online Final order deadline
Thursday, May 24th – Grade 8 Leaving online fee deadline

 

 

 
 

Sports:

  • Rugby game today at James Bay Rugby Club. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you can not attend or need a ride.
  • Track and Field has begun. If you are interested and you haven’t signed up please see Ms. Hood or Ms. Sharp as soon as possible.

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Yearbooks:

  • Get your yearbooks before they are gone!
  • Books are $40 and can be purchased online.

Clubs:

  • Cooking Club meets today in the foods room with Ms. Thiemer.
  • 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!
 
 

Sports:

  • Drop in Badminton starts today after school. Everyone welcome.
  • Reminder to girls rugby players that you have practice today at lunch and literacy.
  • Your next set of games is Wednesday at James Bay Rugby Club. Please let Ms. Caldwell know if you can not attend or need a ride.

Music:

  • A reminder that junior jazz band is today at lunch in the music room.
  • Please be on time!

Clubs:

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

Robotics Team:

Are you a grade 6 or 7 student who is interested in being a part of the DMS Robotics Team for 2018/2019?  Get your application today from Ms. Baas in the library.

Lucky applicants:

  • Will attend a jamboree this year to start to build the robots for next year’s competitions!
  • Must be a team player with the ability to make a commitment and stick to it.

Yearbooks:

  • Get your yearbooks before they are gone! Books are $40 and can be purchased online, the deadline for orders is April 30th!