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Volleyball sign up will be up all week – Stay tuned for announcement of practices.

 
 

Random Acts of kindness club in room 204 at lunch today!

 

 
 

Come to the stage in the open area today at lunch to get your Kernels Popcorn!  Only $2.50 per bag-your choice of Creamy Caramel or White Cheddar!

 
 

Reminder that tomorrow is Karaoke Club.   If you want to sing a song please sign up outside Ms. Stewart’s room room 203 as soon as possible so that we can make sure we have your song ready.

Be ready to rock with MC Calds and DJ Stew!

 
 

Grade 8s!  Are you having trouble thinking of something to ask for for Christmas?  What about asking for a fun trip to Mount Washington for the day? We will be going sometime in February.  The trip usually costs around $110. Keep your eyes and ears open for more info over the next few weeks. Let’s shred it together!

 
 

Have you ordered your yearbook yet for this year?  Don’t miss out on your book, order it ASAP.  We always run out and you don’t want to miss out on all the great pics of you and your buddies do you? Get your parents to order it on cash on line today!

 
 

Tomorrow, Friday November 30th, is pyjama day! Blankets, stuffed animals, and bathrobes are encouraged!

 
 

Congratulations to: Conner S, Makayla C, Maya L, Mackenzie F, Larissa S, Ella F, Marcus J, McQuin E, Aidan T, Danielle E,

Carter T, Kylie G, Emily H, Kennedy M, and Kailynn R who all won posters from the poster draw at the Book Fair.

 
 

The music room is closed at lunch today due to auditions for the Christmas concert.

 
 

Today during Literacy – we will be taking basketball and cross country team photos for the yearbook. Please remember to bring your uniform and come down to the gym during Literacy. 

Staff versus student handball game today in the gym at lunch!

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 28, 2018
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – DEC. 11TH
The Dunsmuir Music Program invites everyone to their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday Dec. 11th. Concerts starts at 7:00pm with doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is by donation or food bank item, no tickets required. Please see the attached poster for more info. Hope to see you there.
COOKIE DOUGH PICKUP – DEC. 5TH If your child sold cookie dough, please make arrangements to pick it up at Dunsmuir on Wed, Dec 5th from 3:10-4:30pm in the multi-purpose room. The cookie dough will arrive that day, frozen, and needs to be picked up that day as we do not have much freezer storage space. See you then!

DUNSMUIR HOLIDAY HAMPERS– DEC. 3RD
Monday, December 3rd, is the official start date for our annual Holiday hamper drive. We recognize that food scarcity is something that many families struggle with, which motivates us, as a school, to help. All of the collected items go straight to the Goldstream Foodbank, helping local families. Please see below a list of items that you can consider donating (please ensure that these items have not expired). The hamper collection will continue until Thursday December 20th. Thank you, Dunsmuir Leadership Team Ideas for donations to Holiday Hampers:
• Canned goods (vegetables/soups, etc)
• Dried goods (cereals/rice/pasta, etc)
• Chocolate/Candies/Cookies/Chips
• Coffee/Tea/ Hot chocolate
• Peanut butter / Jam/ Honey
• Beverages (juices/pop/water)
• Sundry Items (any shampoo/lotions, etc)
• *Gifts (for infants to 16 years of age)
• Monetary donations
The items will be collected in students’ advisory classes. The advisory class who collect the most items will win a pizza party! Band Christmas Concert – December 11th – will be by donation to the Holiday Hampers. END OF TERM The end of the term is fast approaching. Last day of Term 1 is November 30th. As alluded to in previous communications, your child’s teacher will inform you soon as to how they will be communicating your child’s learning. You can expect to receive your child’s Point of Progress (formerly Report Card) either on November 30th, at the student led conferences, or, on December 7th. We encourage all parents/guardians to attend the student led conferences so your child can showcase their learning. Student ownership of learning and understanding of themselves as a learner is critical to student success. Thank you for supporting your child in their learning.

GRADE 8 LEAVING – JUNE 13/19 – FEES $46.00
We have Grade 8 Fees set up and ready for payment. Please go to the online link to pay. http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/pay-online/
HOMEWORK CLUB WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday at lunch, we offer homework club so have your child bring any subject to work on in Mrs. Stewart’s class, room 203.

LEARNING COMMONS FUNDRAISING
Thank you to everyone who participated/supported the 2 fundraisers that we had this month for the learning commons. We raised an amazing amount of money that will go towards updating out resources / materials in the library!

PURDYS – PICK UP DECEMBER 6TH – LEARNING COMMONS
Please don’t forget that if you ordered Purdys chocolates, the pickup will be next Thursday, December 6th at 3:10pm. Pickup will be in the LEARNING COMMONS, not in the multipurpose room, as originally stated.
SCHOLASTIC Thank you to everyone who stopped by during Student-Led Conferences. Your support for not only the learning commons, but also your support for student literacy was amazing to see.

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, echeque and mywallet. There is a 24 hour help line you can call at 1-866-961-1803. We now have 741 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.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
It was great to see so many families out for Student Led Conferences last week. Thank you to all of those that were able to attend. It is always remarkable to see how excited students are to showcase their learning and in doing so, demonstrating ownership and agency in their educational journey.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, November 30th – Term 1 ends
Monday, December 3rd – Monday, Non-Instructional Day
Wednesday, December 5th – Cookie Dough pick up, 3:10-4:30pm in the Multi-purpose room
Thursday, December 6th – Purdys Chocolate pick up, 3:10pm, Learning Commons
Tuesday, December 11th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym