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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.


EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 19, 2018

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS As we wind down 2018, we wanted to take moment to wish you and your family the very best over the holidays. We look forward to seeing all of our students back in the New Year refreshed and ready for the “back half of the year.” We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you.

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!

The grade 8’s at DMS will have an exciting opportunity to head up for a fun day trip to Mount Washington on February 14th. More information will be coming home in the new year, but the general info is:
• It’s a day trip (we leave at around 5:00 am and get back around 8:00 pm)
• We travel on coach buses with toilets and video screens
• Cost is usually around $110 for everything (lift, lesson, rentals and bus)
• You don’t have to have any experience
• You can ski or snowboard only (no cross country or tubing available)

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


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 744 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:
Here are some additional instructions from our website on the consent portal:
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.  If you need some help please contact the office at 250-478-5548.

Principals and Vice Principals and Counsellors from Royal Bay Visit Dunsmuir
Tuesday, January15th 9:00 – 9:30am Intro Admin / Counselling team to Grade 8’s at
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

Grade 8 transition dates have been provided. Please see above. Please be sure to check
those dates and if you are able, attend the parent information session at Royal Bay.
Supporting your child as they choose their courses is always a good idea. We look forward
to working with Royal Bay in facilitating a successful transition for our grade 8s. Details
about an information evening and additional transition details for incoming grade 6s will
come out in the New Year.

Thursday, December 20th – Food Hamper items deadline
Friday, December 21st – Last day before Winter break
Friday, December 21st – Pizza Friday cancelled
Monday, January 7th – Schools Reopen
Wednesday, January 16th, 9:30-11:30am, Grade 8’s visit, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – Parent Information Night, 6:30pm, Theatre, Royal Bay
Thursday, January 17th – Academy Information, 7:00pm, Royal Bay
Tuesday, January 22nd – Grade 8 Course selection forms collected
Tuesday, January 22nd – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room


There will be no pizza sales this Friday at lunch.  Please ensure your student has their normal lunch for that day.


A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, is Holiday Character Day – dress up as your favorite holiday character.


There is only 1 day left to bring your non-perishable foods in for the hampers.  A reminder that the advisory that collects the most donations wins a pizza party.


Please remember that you must have your survey completed and handed in to Ms. Baas, Ms. J, or Mr. D-P by Friday.


There is boys’ Volleyball today after school from 3:30-4:30.


Main cast are required for a choreography session today.  Meet in the music room at 3:15.



  • Good afternoon Dunsmuir!! Welcome  to the Dunsmuir Daily
  • My name is Ella
  • And my name is Brianna
  • Today is Tuesday, December 18th


today’s birthdays are.

Brighton Feldman, Adien Keeler, Conner Swain

Happy birthday!!


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

Homework club will be cancelled this Wednesday. No homework club with Mrs. Stewart on Weds.


Boys Volleyball Wednesday after school. 3:30-4:30


Only 2 days left to bring your non-parishable foods in for the hampers.  A reminder that the advisory that collects the most wins a pizza party.

Grade 6 Fundraiser

Grade 6 Kernels Popcorn will be A SPECIAL PRE-HOLIDAY PRICE this week!

Now, only $2.00 per bag!!

What a GREAT deal!

Buy some bags as gifts or for yourself this holiday season.

On sale in the open area  Thursday and Friday at lunch this week!!!!!!

Holiday Spirit Week

A reminder that tomorrow is Ugly Holiday Sweater Day!


  • That’s all for the Dunsmuir Daily!
  • See you tomorrow!
  • Bye!!!!!

Any music student who sold coffee – please come get your orders today in the music room.


A reminder to musical theatre students to check the schedule for who is required at rehearsal today!

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