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Did anyone ……. avoid all food that was deep fried or greasy?  Please send your total to Ms. Robertson after asking the group/class.

 
 

Time is running out to order your yearbooks. Please order online as soon as possible to ensure that you get your lifetime of middle school memories!

 
 

That’s all for the Dunsmuir Daily!

  • See you next week!
  • Bye!!!
 
 

If you would like to volunteer to sign up for the Goodbye crew, please sign up in the counselling suite.  Greeters will also meet students and parents after school to direct them or wish them a good afternoon!

 
 
  • Lego club is today at lunch in room 111.
  • SOGI club is in Portable 2 at lunch.
  • Robotics club is today after school in the CLC.
  • Tea club is at lunch today in Mr. Bryan’s room, room 211.
 
 

Emotional Health is partly reducing stress.  Question of the day…  

          – Yesterday did you clean or organize  something that helped you relax/be less stressed?

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – May 8, 2019

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 10TH
This Friday is a non-instructional day for students.  School will not be in session.

PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR
As we look ahead to next year, if you are certain that your family is relocating and your child(ren) WILL NOT attend Dunsmuir Middle School next school year, we would greatly appreciate it if you share this information with us as we are in the planning stages for next school year.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK MAY 5-11th
We encourage families to take time this week to make plans for you and your loved ones should an emergency arise. This resource is great:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

TIMES COLONIST BOOK SALE – MAY 11-12TH
Support School Literacy programs and pop by the Curling arena downtown Victoria from 9:00-3:30pm.  Stock up your Libraries with books for only $1.00 -$3.00 each!  Location will be at the Victoria Curling Club at 1952 Quadra Street.

WESTSHORE PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER SAT MAY 11th
Hello fellow green thumbs!
WestShore Centre for Learning’s Sustainable Resources students have been busy growing a large variety of stunning vegetable starts for our 3rd annual teaching garden plant sale fundraiser.
See attached; located on Community page; Parents

JAZZ BAND & CHOIR – MAY 15TH, 6:00PM-7:15PM
The music students of jazz band and choir present: “Approximately 45* Mins of Jazz with the Jazzy Guyz and Galz and other Non-Binary Palz of Jazz Band and Choir” on Wednesday May 15th from 6-7:15pm. Please join us in the open area of the school, doors open at 5:45pm and will feature the jazz band, choir, and small student groups. Baked goods and light refreshments available by donation.

*Likely will be longer than 45 mins

GRADE 6 AND 7 IMMUNIZATION AND MEASLES BOOSTER – MAY 23rd
Thursday May 23 Grade 6 and 7 Immunization and Measles Booster form 9:00am – 12:00pm in the MultiPurpose room

DISNEYLAND 2020 REGISTER BY MAY 24TH PLEASE!
EF Tours has designed a custom tour for Dunsmuir school to visit Los Angeles/Disneyland next March. We ask that you try to enroll by May 24th to ensure we have enough attendees to run the trip – go to www.eftours/enrol to register. Our tour number is 2223856BE. Reminder that parents and students are welcome to sign up for the trip! Parents enrolling will not have chaperoning responsibilities – we will bring SD62 chaperones along.
If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like more information – voila!

Royal Bay will also be running the same trip at the same time and will travel with us. If you have a child that will be attending Royal Bay next year, contact Karen Snowsell at Royal Bay for trip information.
The New York trip this year was amazing – join us for Disneyland this time!

PAC MEETINGS – MAY 28th  
Parents, please come out and join us at our upcoming meeting at 6:30pm in the Conference room.

YEARBOOKS – DEADLINE MAY 31st
A reminder the deadline for paying is coming up!  Please if you haven’t done your consent, do it soon! It takes 24-48 hours to complete the process if this is your first time paying online for any items.  You will need your child’s pen number to attach your child.  Please call the office (250-478-5548) to get the pen number.  We are close to selling out so order soon!

GRADE 8 LEAVING – DEADLINE MAY 31ST
Grade 8 Parents, we are now officially in the month of May, and Grade 8 leaving fees are due on May 31st. These fees are to be paid online. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca).
Thursday, June 13th at Olympic View Golf Course.  Cost $46.00.  See link for details.  https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Preview/Index/137/3229

AMAZING TRIP TO SPAIN – ROYAL BAY  – SPRING BREAK 2021
The Royal Bay Language department is planning another amazing trip to SPAIN for Spring Break 2021. We will fly in to Madrid and travel south for a ten day tour of Seville, Granada, Malaga and the Costa del Sol (sunshine and beach time). There are limited spots available as we would like to keep the group under 25 students. Monthly payments are available and cost includes flights, hotels, transportation and all meals except lunch. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about Spanish culture and practice speaking the language. For more information about the trip, or to sign up go to:  www.explorica.ca/Haddon-9052

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 or echeque.  There is a 24 hour help line you can call at 1-866-961-1803 or email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca if you need some help.
We now have 775 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.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, May 10th – Non-instructional day
May 11-12th – Times Colonist Book Sale, 9:00-3:30pm, Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street
Wednesday, May 15th – Jazz Band/Choir, 6:00-7:15pm, Open area
Thursday, May 23rd – Grade 6-7 Immunizations/Booster
Thursday, May 23rd – Paddle Boarding
Friday, May 24th – 2020 Grade 7/8 trip to Disneyland deadline
Tuesday, May 28th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Friday, May 31st – Yearbook deadline
Friday, May 31st – Grade 8 leaving deadline
Friday, May 31st – Paddle Boarding
Thursday, June 13th – Grade 8 Leaving, 6:00 – 9:30pm, Olympic View Golf Course

 
 

Time is running out to buy your yearbook! Please order online as soon as possible to ensure that you get one!

Reminder to all students to send your selfies to Ms. Caldwell or Mrs. Stewart before the weekend.  mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca or dstewart@sd62.bc.ca. If you have any questions please find one of them at school.

 
 

Auditions for jazz night next week on Wednesday May 15th will take place at lunch in the music room, please wait patiently outside the music room door to be called in.

 
 

This Thursday May 2nd will be our first annual Sumobot tournament in the common area.

Students that have completed their robot will compete in this tournament.

Remember to go to the woodshop this Wednesday to complete your repairs for this tournament

 
 

Pizza Friday is back this week! After a couple of sell out weeks we’ve ordered additional pizzas for this Friday, with extra Hawaiian too! Yum, pineapple!