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Robotics club at literacy and after school.

 
 

The Dunsmuir store is open tomorrow (Friday) at lunch.  

 
 

Don’t forget that the grade 6, 7, 8 girls have a volleyball practice today from 3:15 to 4:30.   If you cant make this practice today, please let Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Reed know.

 
 

Information is coming out by email about the grade 8 trip to Mount Washington this year.  The trip will be on Thursday, February 14.  If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs. Stewart in room 203.  

 
 

Reminder to all girl volleyball players that you have a practice tomorrow (Thursday) after school from 3:20-4:20.  

 

 
 

Do you like to sing?  Do you sound like a yodelling dolphin when you sing?  Then Mr. D.P. wants YOU to join choir. Come discover great songs, meet pretty cool peeps, and have some fun! See Mr. D.P. in the music room for more details.

 
 

All musical theatre students should please check the schedule to see who is needed today!  A reminder to the Oompa Loompas that you are being fitted for costumes today.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 9, 2019
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/
IMPORTANT DATES:

WELCOME BACK
It was nice to see all of the students back at school on Monday. We are looking forward to an excellent and action packed 2019. We look forward to watching our school volleyball teams, the Robotics Jamboree, a ski trip, among many other day to day activities, clubs and events at Dunsmuir Middle School.

HOLIDAY HAMPERS
Thank you to everyone who donated to our annual Holiday Hamper drive. The Goldstream Food Bank was very appreciative. We donated over 2100 items (including food, toys, personal hygiene items, etc).

GRADE 8 SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP TO MOUNT WASHINGTON! – FEB. 14TH
Mandatory Parent meeting will be January 28th at 7:00pm in the Multipurpose room. For information, click on link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T29JlqPcpZoQwjFpZME1rat1caly1g8IsoJVK-TXsNo/edit?usp=sharing

ONLINE CONSENT FORMS There are a lot of “consent empty” which means some parents have not completed the following consents. Parents, please go to the following link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent to complete online consents for: Aboriginal Education Fresh Grade Fieldtrip/Activities Google Apps for Education Internet Access Media School Cash online

PARKING
A general reminder in regards to traffic, parking and safety around the school. Please drive with care and if at all possible, drop your child off a block or two from the school to limit the congestion that presents itself at the cross walk between 8:40 and 9:00. Please do not pull in to the staff parking spots as staff are often arriving to school at the same time and if there spot is taken, it significantly adds to the congestion as cars are lined up while others are trying to back out. Please also, remind your children about road safety as they bike or walk to and from school. On these dark and sometimes slippery mornings, this is very important.

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR ROBOTICS JAMBOREE – JANUARY 18TH
Students from each Middle school in Sooke will be in the gym competing for the first every Robotics Cup. Friday, January 18th will be the competition day and all parents are invited to watch students build and complete challenges.

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 or email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca if you need some help. We now have 747 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.

SEWING STUDENTS – TERM 2
All Grade 7 & 8 students presently taking SEWING in TERM 2, were asked to bring their project supplies their first day back after the Christmas Break. As discussed several times in class the supplies depend on the project your child has chosen. Thank you to everyone who facilitated bringing them in ready to begin! Ms. Shoni Robertson

TRANSITION 2019 – GRADE 8’S COMING TO RBSS
Principals and Vice Principals and Counsellors from Royal Bay Visit Dunsmuir
Tuesday, January 15th 9:00 – 9:30am Intro Admin / Counselling team to Grade 8’s at Dunsmuir
Dunsmuir Grade 8’s will visit to RBSS
Wednesday, January 16th, 9:30-11:30am
Course selection forms will be handed out Students will take a school bus to and from Royal Bay
Parent information evening and Open House
Thursday, January, 17th @ 6:00pm
Parent info session in the Theatre @ 6:30pm
Academy Information @ 7:00pm
Followed by individual academy information sessions in various classrooms
Course forms handed out to parents – if needed. Please be sure to go over course selections with your child. Course selections will be collected on January 22nd.
Counsellor/Admin class Visits to Dunsmuir
Tuesday, January 22nd in the morning
Course Selection forms are handed in at this time

YOUTH TO TRADES AT RBSS – JANUARY 25TH
80 grades 8 will be exploring different trades at Roy Bay on Friday, January 25th.

UPCOMING DATES:
Wednesday, January 16th, Grade 8’s visit, 9:30-11:30am, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – Parent Information Night, 6:30pm, Theatre, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – Academy Information, 7:00pm, Royal Bay
Friday, January 18th – Robotics Jamboree, Gym
Tuesday, January 22nd – Grade 8 Course selection forms collected
Tuesday, January 22nd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Friday, January 25th – Youth Trades, Royal Bay
Monday, January 28th – Ski trip Parent mandatory meeting, 7:00pm, Multipurpose room

 
 

There is volleyball practice for all Grade 6, 7 and 8 girls Tuesday and Thursday this week after school from 3:20-4:20.  Come in PE strip with the proper shoes.  You must attend these practices if you want to play volleyball on a team this year. If you can’t attend, you must tell Mrs. Stewart or Mrs. Reed.

 
 

The Grade 6, 7, and 8 Boys will have a Volleyball practice on Wednesday after school at 3:30 pm.  Attendance at this practice is mandatory in order to play this season. If you cannot be there, please let Ms Johnson know.

 
 

All Musical Theatre CAST and CREW are required to check in today after school in the music room.  Check the schedule for other rehearsals this week.