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Athletics

Would all cross country runners please meet in portable 11 at lunch today. We will discuss the meet on Tuesday afternoon. Please bring your permission forms to Ms.Caldwell

Sign up for Handball Intramurals all week. Games start next week.

Music Program

Any music student or staff member with an Apple Pie order form, please give it to Mr. Duque-Park by the end of today.\

Musical Theatre

There is no Musical Theatre today after school, but there will be a class for all CAST on Wednesday.  Next Monday ALL musical theatre students CAST and CREW will be required.

Today is the final day of auditions. Please be on time!

Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough sales will start this week. Watch for the envelopes to arrive later this week. If you want to get a head start, you can start online sales.

Prizes for top sellers will include:

$50 gift certificates to Mayfair Mall, Boston Pizza & Cineplex

  • Gift certificate to Victoria Paintball Adventures
  • A whale watching trip
  • The grand prize of a Nintendo 2DS Console in Electric Blue With Mario Kart 7
  • Random prizes along the way

For more information, check the tv in the open area!

Meet the Teacher

This Thursday at 7:00 pm is “Meet the Teacher” night.

Don’t forget to bring your parents to the gym at 7:00 pm and then you can go back to your classroom and meet your teacher.

Orange Shirt Day

This Friday is Orange Shirt Day!  Remember to wear an Orange shirt this Friday to recognize the harm done to residential school students.

The Premier of British Columbia (The Honourable John Horgan) will join this Friday at 1:30 pm for some school photos.

 

 
 
Date Location
Tuesday, September 25 Lambrick Park
Wednesday, October 3 Beaver Lake
Thursday, October 11 Cedar Hill
Wednesday, October 17 Juan de Fuca

Events

Start Time Grade Distance
3:45 pm Gr 6 Girls and Boys 1.5 km
4:00 pm Gr 7 Girls and Boys 1.5 km
4:15 pm Gr 8 Girls and Boys 2.0 km

** Race maps to be provided closer to the date.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 19, 2018
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
IMPORTANT DATES:

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT – THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 TIME: 7:00pm – Introductions in the gym
7:00-7:20pm – Introductions Staff introductions in the gym. After a brief meeting with the Principals/Vice Principals and Counselling Teams, you will head off to your child’s Advisory. We suggest that your child attend this evening as well. They will be giving you a guided tour of the school and other classes during the Open House portion of the evening. If your child cannot attend, please have them give you all the information needed so you can complete the school tour. Teacher names and room numbers.

7:25 -7:45pm – Advisory
You will be attending the Advisory Class for 20 minutes. This will give you the opportunity to meet the Advisory teacher. If your child is in Grade 6 or 7, this Advisory teacher is also the core teacher. If your child is in Grade 8, you will meet the Advisory teacher. This teacher does not teach all the core classes, but will be able to explain the timetable in more detail. You will be able to meet other teachers during the open house portion of the evening.

7:50 – 8:20pm – Open house
Your child will give you a guided tour of the school. This will give you the opportunity to see the school and also meet other teachers. Please keep in mind, this is not an opportunity to discuss specifics about your child, but simply a meet and greet so you can put a face to the name. At 8:20pm, we will wrap up the evening.

8:20pm – Classroom teachers will be heading home for the evening
Principals, Vice Principals and Counselling Team will be available throughout the evening.

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/

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
The Criminal Records website is back up and running! If you plan on participating in any fieldtrips this year, now is a great time to make sure you have this done. 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

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED REQUEST
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

NEW YORK 2019
$100 off New York 2019: Deadline to register for New York is September 28th. Anyone registering from now until that date will receive $100 off the price of $3279. Students in grades 7-12 at Dunsmuir and Royal Bay have the opportunity to travel to New York for six days leaving tentatively on March 13, 2019. For information, go to www.eftours.ca/2144572VT or please see the attached information package and presentation. We will have a parent meeting in early October at Dunsmuir.

PARKING
Parents, we have 6 visitor parking spots close to the Canadian Diabetes bin. If
these spots are full, please park down one of the side streets. All other parking
spots are designated for our staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 7PM.
Welcome to the new school year at Dunsmuir! The first PAC meeting will be held Tuesday,
September 25th at 7:00pm. Come out, bring a friend, meet the new members of the DMS
admin team, and hear what they have lined up for our school this year. We are a nonfundraising
group so you can attend without worrying you’ll leave with a job. And if you
would like to get involved (a little or a lot) we would love to meet you!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADET CORPS
263 BEACON HILL
West Shore Victoria Sea Cadets
Fun Challenge Friends
All Youth 12 – 18 years of age
Thursdays 6:30 – 9pm
948 Dunford Ave Langford V9B 2S3 BC 250-478-7813 263beaconhill@gmail.com

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 713 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.

SCHOOL ONLINE FEES 2018-19
Parents, if you have registered for online fees as per above, you will be able to see the
following online fees available to pay:
Athletic Participation
Band Instrumental Rental
Band Uniform, Rental and Cleaning
Dunsmuir Store items
Locks
Gr. 6 Woodshop
Gr. 7-8 Woodshop
SPC card – Please have your child come to the office to pick up once paid
Yearbook

SPC CARD – ONLINE PAYMENT DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 28TH
Parents, we have ordered more cards as this fundraiser has been so successful! If your
child has not received their card, we are waiting for the next cards to arrive. Your consent
may not be completed online yet. You need to complete the consent as per the instructions
above.

TERRY FOX RUN/WALK FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST
Dunsmuir will be participating in the annual Terry Fox run on Friday morning. Students can
give all donations to their advisory teacher. Thank you for your support. -Leadership Team

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, Sept.21 – Terry Fox Run/Walk (am)
Tuesday, Sept. 25th – PAC meeting, 7:00pm, Conference room
Thursday, Sept. 27- Meet the Teacher Night, 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, Sept. 28th – SPC online deadline
Monday, Oct. 8th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Oct. 19th – Non-Instruction Day
Tuesday, Oct. 30th – LifeTouch Photo Retake Day, (am)

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 12, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT – THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 TIME: 7:00pm – Introductions in the gym

7:00-7:20pm – Introductions Staff introductions in the gym. After a brief meeting with the Principals/Vice Principals and Counselling Teams, you will head off to your child’s Advisory. We suggest that your child attend this evening as well. They will be giving you a guided tour of the school and other classes during the Open House portion of the evening. If your child cannot attend, please have them give you all the information needed so you can complete the school tour. Teacher names and room numbers.
7:25 -7:45pm – Advisory You will be attending the Advisory Class for 20 minutes. This will give you the opportunity to meet the Advisory teacher. If your child is in Grade 6 or 7, this Advisory teacher is also the core teacher. If your child is in Grade 8, you will meet the Advisory teacher. This teacher does not teach all the core classes, but will be able to explain the timetable in more detail. You will be able to meet other teachers during the open house portion of the evening.
7:50 – 8:20pm – Open house Your child will give you a guided tour of the school. This will give you the opportunity to see the school and also meet other teachers. Please keep in mind, this is not an opportunity to discuss specifics about your child, but simply a meet and greet so you can put a face to the name. At 8:20pm, we will wrap up the evening.
8:20pm – Classroom teachers will be heading home for the evening Principals, Vice Principals and Counselling Team will be available throughout the evening.

ATHLETICS INFORMATION
Seasons of play: Fall- Cross Country- starts 3rd week of September. 4 meets Soccer – intramurals at lunch at school Basketball – starts middle of October 6-7 week season Winter – volleyball starts January 6-7 week season Spring – track and field, rugby, badminton, and field hockey Please see the lower Island middle school sports website for more information https://lowerislandschoolsports.ca/middle-schools/ or contact Athletic Director: Meghan Caldwell – mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca.

ATTENDANCE
Parents if your child is going to be absent or excused, please call the attendance line at 250478-5548 ext 223. For students needing to sign out, we need a note from the parent or a phone call to allow approval for the student to leave.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB PROGRAMS
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

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/apps/consentforms

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
The Criminal Records website is back up and running! If you plan on participating in any fieldtrips this year, now is a great time to make sure you have this done. Please use this link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm Access Code: JW7TJPQBGE

NEW YORK 2019
$100 off New York 2019: Deadline to register for New York is September 28th. Anyone registering from now until that date will receive $100 off the price of $3279. Students in grades 7-12 at Dunsmuir and Royal Bay have the opportunity to travel to New York for six days leaving tentatively on March 13, 2019. For information, go to www.eftours.ca/2144572VT or please see the attached information package and presentation. We will have a parent meeting in early October at Dunsmuir.
PARKING
Parents, we have 6 visitor parking spots close to the Canadian Diabetes bin. If these spots are full, please park down one of the side streets. All other parking spots are designated for our staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 7PM
Welcome to the new school year at Dunsmuir! The first PAC meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00pm. Come out, bring a friend, meet the new members of the DMS admin team, and hear what they have lined up for our school this year. We are a nonfundraising group so you can attend without worrying you’ll leave with a job. And if you would like to get involved (a little or a lot) we would love to meet you!

PICTURE DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH Lifetouch Photo day is this Friday, September 14th. Forms went home the first week of school. Parents can order online or return the order form with payment to the Photographer on Friday. See the form for more details.

PIZZA DAY – STARTS THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 14TH!
Pizza will be for sale this Friday. $3 per slice during Nutrition break.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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 695 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. 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-CashInstructions.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 on file. Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers.

SCHOOL ONLINE FEES 2018-19
Parents, if you have registered for online fees as per above, you will be able to see the following online fees available to pay: Athletic Participation Band Instrumental Rental Band Uniform, Rental and Cleaning Dunsmuir Store items Locks Gr. 6 Woodshop
Gr. 7-8 Woodshop SPC card – Please have your child come to the office to pick up once paid Yearbook

SPC CARD – ONLINE PAYMENT
Parents, if your child has not received their SPC card yet, please contact Earleen at 250478-5548 ext 222. Your consent may not be completed online yet. You need to complete the consent as per the instructions above.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, Sept. 14- Lifetouch Photo Day, morning, Multipurpose room
Monday, Sept. 17- Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, Sept. 25th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Thursday, Sept. 27- Meet the Teacher Night, 7:00pm, Gym

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 5, 2018

 

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR – LETTER FOR PARENTS
Located on the Community page; Parents

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/apps/consentforms

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
The Criminal Records website is back up and running!  If you plan on participating in any fieldtrips next year, now is a great time to make sure you have this done.  Please use this link:  https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm
Access Code:  JW7TJPQBGE

ISLAND HEALTH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER INSERTS
See attached; Located on the Community page; Parents

NEW YORK 2019
Students in grades 7-12 at Dunsmuir and Royal Bay have the opportunity to travel to New York for six days leaving tentatively on March 13, 2019. For information, please see the attached information package and presentation.  We will have a parent meeting in early October at Dunsmuir.

SCHOOL ACCESS
Parents please note the school doors will open at 7:45am for students who need to arrive early.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
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 651 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.
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 on file.
Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers.

SCHOOL ONLINE FEES 2018-19
Parents, if you have registered for online fees as per above, you will be able to see the following online fees available to pay:

Athletic Participation
Band Instrumental Rental
Band Uniform, Rental and Cleaning
Dunsmuir Store items
Locks
Gr. 6 Woodshop
Gr. 7-8 Woodshop
SPC card – Please have your child come to the office to pick up once paid
Yearbook

 

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, Sept. 7th – BBQ- afternoon
Friday, Sept. 14- Lifetouch Photo Day, morning, Multipurpose room
Monday, Sept. 17- Non-Instructional Day
Thursday, Sept. 27- Meet the Teacher Night, 7:00pm, Gym

 

 
 

Pizza Friday: 

  • No pizza this week. Please make sure you bring your lunch from home!

Library Books:

  • All library books must be returned to the CLC by Wednesday June 20th. Students will not be able to sign books out after Wednesday.
  • If you have an overdue book, and can not find it, you will need to pay for the book.
  • Please see Ms. Baas if you have any questions.

Leadership:

  • Any grade 7 students interested in applying for leadership for next year, your forms are due this Friday.
  • If you need an application form please pick one up from the office.

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!