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  • Congratulations to all our cross country team runners on a very successful race yesterday.
  • All grade 7/8 boys and 7/8 girls competitive team will have basketball practice on Monday after school.
  • Grade 6/7 girls competitive team will have practice Tuesday after school.
  • Grade 6/7 boys Competitive team will have practice Thursday after school.
  • All team lists will be up by lunch time today.  
  • All Rec team practices will start the week of October 22.
 
 

This is a reminder to all musical theatre students, CAST and CREW, that we’ll be meeting on Monday, October 15 in the music room at 3:15 pm.

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store will be open today at lunch. Come get your hoodies, mood pencils, teddy bears and more!

The store is located in the front lobby by the gym entrance. Pop by to see what we have!

 
 

We received a new prize donation yesterday.   WildPlay Element Parks has donated a $50 gift certificate!  This will be one of the grand prizes.  If you haven’t already done so, grab an envelope from the office and start selling.  Cookie dough sales end Sunday! Make sure any cheques are payable to SD62!

 
 
  • Speaking of respect, did you know that School District 62 has joined many other districts in BC in becoming a SOGI district.

  • SOGI stands for sexual orientation and gender identity and promotes the inclusivity of all its students. The Dunsmuir SOGI club will be meeting tomorrow at lunch in portable 2.   Come on out and see what you can do to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusivity in our school.

 
 
  • Reminder to girls interested in basketball – your practice is today after school.

  • Grade 6 and 7 boys your practice will be after school on Thursday.

 
 

Come to the open area today at lunch to see Ms. Duvall get her head shaved! Her class met the goal she set for them to raise money for the Terry Fox Run!

 
 

Homework club runs today at lunch in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203.  You can come to just have a quiet space to work, or to get some help in all subjects.  You have to bring work with you and all of your supplies you might need. Homework club will now run every Wednesday at lunch unless Mrs. Stewart is away.

 
 

Today is Creative Writing Club.  Come on down to the Chrome Lab at lunch and let your creative writing juices flow!

 
 

There is musical theatre for all CAST today (Wednesday, October 10) from 3:15 to 4:30 after school please be on time!  Crew will be needed on Monday.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 3, 2018

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

It is hard to believe that we are already into October. Time flies. As the year gets and stays busy, with lots going on, please stay tuned to communications arising from your child’s class and or the school. There are lots of activities that take place such as: sporting events, class room field trips, intramurals, clothing sales and more. Many of these will be communicated in memos sent from the school or directly from your child’s classroom teacher. Others will be on the daily announcements. Checking in with your child about what is going on at the school and encouraging them to become involved and participate can be a positive experience and increase school connection and engagement as they move through their school journey. Ongoing communication between home and school is always important.

IMPORTANT DATES:

DUNSMUIR APP
Dunsmuir Middle School has a brand new App. The Dunsmuir App can be found here. https://dunsmuir.appazur.com/help/flyer
Just sign up and click on the teachers names and clubs that your child is working with.  If you require more help call Mr. Bedard 250-474-5548.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- OCTOBER 5TH
Reminder to parents of Gr 7 students who signed up for Cirque du Soleil; we are leaving right after school on Friday and will return around 6pm. The concession may or may not be open as it is a matinee; feel free to send students with some money to buy goodies/souvenirs if you wish. We have encouraged the students to bring their cell-phones for quick communication if needed.
There are 58 students and 6 staff chaperones attending. The busses will drop off on Painter Road at 6pm and we will ask students to text you as we leave Save-on-Centre headed back. For information on the show, go to https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.

CONSENT FORMS – ONLINE
Please go to this link below to complete all the Consent forms:
Aboriginal Education
Fresh Grade Consent
General Consent for School Fieldtrip Activities
Google Apps for Education Consent
Internet Access Consent
School Cash Online Consent (one-time consent)
https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER – DEADLINE OCT. 14TH
It’s time for our annual cookie dough fundraiser! We appreciate your help in supporting this two-week blitz; the proceeds for this campaign are used for various projects. In the past two years it has paid for the TV station equipment, Google Cardboard kits, assembly performers, and art supplies. You can also do online sales using the following information:
www.qsp.ca,  ONLINE ID# 4261608  Payment can be made online, or in the school office by cash or cheque to SD62. The campaign ends Oct 14th. Thank you for supporting the school!

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
If you plan on participating in any fieldtrips this year, now is a great time to make sure you have this done.  Also, if driving any students, please complete the Travel form with copies of insurance, driver’s license and driver’s abstract included.  Please use this link:  https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm.
Criminal Records Checks in our school district are good for 3 years.
Access Code:  JW7TJPQBGE

DUNSMUIR VALUES
We continue to use the Dunsmuir Values of Honesty, Kindness and Respect in building a safe and caring school community. It is always of value to discuss these values at home as well as they extend and continue to be important far beyond the walls of the school.

HEALTHY SCHOOLS, HEALTHY PEOPLE
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

IMMUNIZATIONS FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS – OCTOBER 16-17TH
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE MORNING OF THE 16TH AND 17TH.  Please contact Mr. Bedard, if you are able to help.  Watch for immunization consent packages for grade 6 students that were sent home last week.  Students in Grade 6 will be offered immunizations in school-based clinics with the consent of a parent(s) or representative.  Please contact the local Health Unit at 250-5193490 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse if you have any questions.  Packages need to be returned to the office by Friday, October 5th.

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT
It was nice to see so many families out for meet the teacher night. We are glad you were able to make it and look forward to working with you throughout the year.

OCTOBER 19th – NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY

ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Nearly half of the school was wearing Orange Shirts last Friday in support of Truth and Reconciliation. We also welcomed the Premier of the BC, John Horgan, as well as local M. L. A. Mitzi Dean who showed their support for Orange Shirt Day.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
Are you new to our school?  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 722 Consents done!  We are so close in getting our whole school signed up.  See below for instructions on getting signed up!
Are you knew 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.

SPC CARD – ONLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE OCTOBER 5TH
Parents, we have received more cards as this fundraiser has been so successful!  Many forms have been received with no payment yet online.  If you need some help on how to pay, please call Earleen at 250-478-5548 ext 222.   We still have lots of cards available to sell!

UPCOMING DATES:

Friday, October 5th  – SPC online deadline
Friday, October 5th – Immunization packages deadline to office
Friday, October 5th – Cirque du Soleil – Grade 7
Monday, October 8th – Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, October 14th – Cookie Dough Fundraiser deadline
Tuesday, Wednesday, October 16-17th – Grade 6 Immunizations
Friday, October 19th – Non-Instruction Day
Tuesday, October 30th – LifeTouch Photo Retake Day (am)