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 Santa Parade Sunday beginning at 5 pm. The route goes from Sooke Elementary to Eustace Road. Our very own Percussion Band is marching in the parade – come out and see them and their new Journey banner!

Tour de Rock send us a lovely card thanking all students, staff and families who supported their ride this year. It’s a great feeling contributing to such a fantastic cause for children fighting cancer. Together we are making a difference.

Monday

Term 2 begins today – Students will go to their new MAD and Applied Skills rotations

Lucky 7 begins today! Ms. Lennox’s class has been collecting new and gently used items to “raffle off” (not really a raffle because every ticket wins something) to help raise money for the Food Bank. Students can purchase 5 tickets for $1. Every ticket with a 7 in the number will win a corresponding prize. Tickets without 7s will win a smaller prize. There are over 500 big prizes to be won!

Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight – also begins today and runs until December 15. Each year the elementary schools and Journey participate in a Food Fight for our local Food Bank. Last year Sooke Elementary won (it’s based on a per capita count) and we are determined to take them out this year. Of course in the end it’s always the Food Bank that wins! Each day an item will be announced on the PA and each class has the chance to win extra food for their division. The Food Bank helps people right here in our wonderful community and all items are gratefully accepted. Items they are especially looking for this year are: baking goods (chocolate chips/raisons, flour, baking powder etc.); spices; granola bars and fruit cups; and jam/marmalade/honey.

Survey: SD62 Strategic PlanWe know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. today.

Take the Survey now  If the above link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning  

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tuesday

School Travel Walkabout today at 8 a.m. Meet with local Councillor, Ebony Logins and find out what’s being planned and give your feedback.

Wheelchair Athletes – today several grade six classes will have the opportunity to meet, and play with, Basketball Wheelchair athletes in our gym.

Lucky 7 continues at lunch today

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Reindeer Candy Canes on Sale @ lunch $.75 each today in the foyer at lunch

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Pizza

Lego builders club – meets at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room. Everyone welcome 

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Neighbourhood of Narnia – Commonwealth Pool all day today. Students not swimming will have a class and teacher available for them and are expected to attend. 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Report Cards go home today! Please read with your child and return the signed envelope back to school.

Reindeer Candy Canes on Sale @ lunch $.75 each today in the foyer at lunch

Lucky 7 – last day! $1=5 tickets

Jingle Mingle at Ecole Poirier – do a little Christmas shopping just down the road from Journey. Check out over 20 venders who will be selling their wares for your holiday shopping 4-6:30 pm.

Friday

Today our Christmas Tree Arrives! Mr. Elm and Mr. Bedard are heading down to Brooks’ Christmas Tree Farm on Whiffen Spit Road to power saw down the biggest and best tree ever. It usually takes up half our foyer and reaches right up past the second floor. Students and staff have been busy making decorations and our food items for the Food Bank will surround the base.

Chess Club @ lunch in Mrs. Syme’s class. Beginners and experts are welcome. We have resident Chess master running our club and he’s only in grade six!

(Next Friday – December 16 our annual Talent Show begins at 10:30 a.m. in the gym. Families are welcome to attend)

 

 

 

 
 

 Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka to all the families who attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday. Thanks also for purchasing books at our Book Fair. We raised $800 worth of books which will go directly into classrooms. 

Lost and Found – All unclaimed clothing in our Lost and Found is going to charity on Wednesday, November 30. 

Art Donations needed – The Art Program is still looking for donations of 2 litre pop bottle for an Art project and large yogurt containers (clean) with lids. Donations can be dropped off in the Art Room or with classroom teachers. Thank You!

Survey: SD62 Strategic PlanWe know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 5. Take the Survey now If the above link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning

Monday

Game on – Our grade 7/8  Boys’ Basketball Team plays afterschool at Spencer. Go Dragons Go!

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tuesday

Grade 6/7  Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Reindeer Candy Canes on Sale @ lunch $.75 each today in the foyer at lunch

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Div. 11 Math Club – Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Subway

PAC Reminder – Save Around Coupon Books/Money are due back today. This is a major fundraiser for the PAC this year and funds raised go directly to classrooms. You need to use only a few to redeem your investment and the also make great Christmas presents! Please make cheques payable to Journey Middle School PAC.

Lego Builder’s Club at Lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Reindeer Candy Canes on Sale @ lunch $.75 each today in the foyer at lunch

Game on – Journey 6/7 Boys’ Basketball @ Colquitz – Go Dragons! 

Friday – Term One Ends

 
 

Today we celebrate all children – UN International Day of the Child 

PAC Reminder – Save Around Coupon Books are due back November 30. This is a major fundraiser for the PAC this year and funds raised go directly to classrooms. You need to use only a few to redeem your investment and the also make great Christmas presents! Please make cheques payable to Journey Middle School PAC.

Band/String Students wanting to go to Nationals in Niagara Falls need to have their deposit in by December 1. See Mrs. Bjourklund for more details.

Art Donations needed – The Art Program would love donations of 2 litre pop bottle for an Art project and large yogurt containers (clean) with lids. Donations can be dropped off in the Art Room or with classroom teachers. Thank You!

Journey Middle Schools Annual Fall Book Fair“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” —Joseph Addision

Encourage your child to check out the Book Fair. The more students browse the books and delve into the stories, the more likely they are to find the perfect one for them!

Book Fair Dates and Hours:

Tuesday November 22nd 8-9 am and 3-4 pm Wednesday 23rd 8-9 am and 3-4 pm Thursday 24th 8-9 am and 3-4 pm and 1-7 pm

$25 Family Event Door Prize Families attending the Book Fair can deposit ballot at the Fair for a draw. Winning family gets to choose $25 worth of books for their home library, plus the child’s teacher can choose another $25 worth of books for their classroom library! Books MUST be chosen from the Fair before pick-up.

Survey: SD62 Strategic PlanThe district is working on its strategic and capital plans and needs your input! Help us plan for our students’ future by getting involved in the Sooke School District’s strategic planning process. Through engagement with parents, staff, students and stakeholders, we will create a road map that will include milestones to help chart our progress and ensure we remain on track towards achieving these goals.

We know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 5. Take the Survey now If the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning

Monday

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Movember photo booth is open in the multipurpose room today at lunch – Cost is $2.  Proceeds going to prostate cancer research. Bring your own mustache!

Tuesday

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am and 3-4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room.  Wear warm clothes for going outside

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Subway

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am and 3-4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Early Dismissal at 11:58 a.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences 1- 7 pm The link for the Conference Manager is: https://journey.schoolsoft.ca. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the school.

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am, 3-4:00 pm and 1-7:00 pm

Friday

Professional Development Day – no school for students

 

 

 

 
 

PAC Reminder – Save Around Coupon Books are due back November 30. This is a major fundraiser for the PAC this year and funds raised go directly to classrooms. You need to use only a few to redeem your investment and the also make great Christmas presents! Please make cheques payable to Journey Middle School PAC.

Band/String Students wanting to go to Nationals in Niagara Falls need to have their deposit in by December 1. See Mrs. Bjourklund for more details.

Art Donations needed – The Art Program would love donations of 2 litre pop bottle for an Art project and large yogurt containers (clean) with lids. Donations can be dropped off in the Art Room or with classroom teachers. Thank You!

Journey Middle Schools Annual Fall Book Fair“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” —Joseph Addision

Encourage your child to check out the Book Fair. The more students browse the books and delve into the stories, the more likely they are to find the perfect one for them!

Book Fair Dates and Hours:

Tuesday November 22nd 8-9 am and 3-4 pm Wednesday 23rd 8-9 am and 3-4 pm Thursday 24th 8-9 am and 3-4 pm and 1-7 pm

$25 Family Event Door Prize Families attending the Book Fair can deposit ballot at the Fair for a draw. Winning family gets to choose $25 worth of books for their home library, plus the child’s teacher can choose another $25 worth of books for their classroom library! Books MUST be chosen from the Fair before pick-up.

Survey: SD62 Strategic PlanThe district is working on its strategic and capital plans and needs your input! Help us plan for our students’ future by getting involved in the Sooke School District’s strategic planning process. Through engagement with parents, staff, students and stakeholders, we will create a road map that will include milestones to help chart our progress and ensure we remain on track towards achieving these goals.

We know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 5. Take the Survey now  If the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning

Monday

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Movember photo booth is open again today in the multipurpose room today at lunch – Cost is $2.  Proceeds going to prostate cancer research. Bring your own mustache!

Tuesday

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am and 3-4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room.  Dress warmly we are heading outside.

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Subway

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am and 3-4 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Early Dismissal at 11:58 a.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences 1- 7 pm The link for the Conference Manager is: https://journey.schoolsoft.ca. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the school.

Book Fair – 8-9:00 am, 3-4:00 pm and 1-7:00 pm

Friday

Professional Development Day – no school for students

 

 

 

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka – We want to thank our guest speaker, Veteran Mr. S. Parkinson for sharing his experiences and reminding us why Remembrance Day is so important. Thank you to the students who performed either with the Band, solo performances, reciting poems, marching band, and our cadets for their outstanding contributions to our assembly. A special thank you to the entire school population for being absolutely respectful from the time they entered the gym, through the ceremony and as they left. We can all take pride in this most honourable Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Reminder – Band/String Students wanting to go to Nationals in Niagara Falls need to have their deposit in by December 1. See Mrs. Bjourklund for more details.

Monday

Parent/Teacher Conference – online registration begins today at 6 a.m. Please follow the instructions.

The link for the Conference Manager is:

https://journey.schoolsoft.ca  (DO NOT include “www”)

A Parent Account is required to use the Conference Manager. However, you only need to go through the registration process the first time you use the system. If you have never registered in the Conference Manager use the link above and click the “Register Now” button.

Can’t remember your password?

If you already have a Parent Account, click on the link above, select “Forgot your password” and enter the email address you used to register in the system. You will then receive an email containing instructions for resetting your password. If you do not receive an email, you might have entered an email address the system does not recognize. Please also add appointments@schoolsoft.ca to your address book in your computer mail. This will over ride any spam filters that might be blocking the email. If the problem persists, please contact the office and ask them to access your Parent Account, confirm your email address and reset your password.

Step 1 – Conference Manager Opens to Parents – 6:00am

If you used the Conference Manager in the past, your email and password are still in the system. You can simply access the Conference Manager using the link above.

Step 2 – Book your Parent-Teacher Conferences

Select the teachers with whom you want to book interviews. You will see each teacher’s schedule. After booking your appointments you can print off your schedule. You will also receive an email confirming your bookings. You can log into the system at any time to view your bookings, print, cancel or re-schedule appointments.

If you do not have Internet access, you are welcome to contact the office and we will schedule your conferences on your behalf.

Important Dates:

November 14th – Start scheduling your interviews at 6:00am

November 24th – Conference Manager closes at 12:00 pm

November 24th – Parent Teacher Interviews 1:00 pm -7:30 pm

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the school.  

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Movember photo booth is open in the multipurpose room today at lunch – Cost is $2.  Proceeds going to prostate cancer research. Bring your own mustache!

Tuesday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Social Justice Bake Sale – Today there will be a bake sale at lunch with proceeds going to our local SPCA.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Fire Drill 12:53 p.m.

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Yearbook Committee Meeting – Main Lab @ lunch

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Pizza

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Exploratories – Last one for First Term! Work Habit marks will be on First Term Report Cards.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting).

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Student Council Meeting – at lunch today in Mme. Abel’s room 

Social Justice Bake Sale – Today there will be a bake sale at lunch

Friday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ B-ball practice 7:30 a.m.

Field Trip – Life skills students are off to Charter’s Creek Salmon Enhancement Centre today

Philosophy in the Foyer – add your opinion to the question of the week and then check out what’s happening at lunch!

 

 

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka – Thank you to one of our Journey Families for sending every student at our school a Spook ‘o’ gram on Monday. This was much appreciated by everyone! Merci to our local firefighters for working with some of our grade 8 students about the physics, chemistry and biology of firefighting!

Monday

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tuesday

Today Divisions 9, 10, 13 and 14 welcome Julie Budgen to teach introductory classes in Capoeira for our PE dance units! Capoira is a Brazilian martial art/dance with fluid, playful movements which become acrobatic. Students use Brazilian rhythms, flexibility and action/reaction skills to practice non-contact escapes and kicks.  Several Journey students who have been active in local Capoeira classes will assist. Our thanks goes out to the Journey PAC for the chance to share this exciting learning and local opportunity with so many Journey students. Obrigabo (Thank you!) to the Journey Pac for the support! 

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tea Time in the Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Yearbook Committee Meeting – Main Lab @ lunch

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Hot dogs and Sushi

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Remembrance Assembly – at 10:30 today all students and staff will gather in the gym to honour those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. There will be presentations from students and a guest speaker. Families are welcome to attend.

Exploratories – Remember to bring everything you need and that students are expected to take this course as much as any other.  Outdoor exploratories will be outside. We live on the Wet Coast – be prepared! Only one more after this one.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting).

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Student Council Meeting – at lunch today in Mme. Abel’s room

Friday – Remembrance Day. Schools are closed in honour of those who have lost their lives for our freedom.

 

 

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka to our many volunteers who came out and made our Halloween Dance such a success! Together with staff and students the school took on a spooky feel that set the mood for the evening. Our student council organized the decorations, selling of tickets, and the creation of the much loved Haunted House!

Costume Contest Winners: Best Homemade – Elijah F.; Most Creative – Nick T.; Funniest – Hanna D.; Scariest – Jorden Q.; Most Realistic – Luke A.; Most Unique – Devon F.; Best Dressed – Cassidy C. and Nolan B (Tie); Cutest – Eva and Chyanne; Best Make-up – Teagan L.

Jack o Lantern Contest Winners: First Place – Sophia N. and Lane S. (tie); Second Place – Kylyn G.; Third Place – Paige S.

Lice is making the rounds at Journey. Please check your child’s hair and follow the procedures to help control the outbreaks and prevent infestation.

Monday

Happy Halloween –Students may wear costumes to school if they wish. Same rules apply – no clowns, no full masks, make-up on faces is okay if we can easily recognize you and no real or pretend weapons.

Field Trip – Mount Olympus and Utopia Neighbourhoods are going swimming at Commonwealth Pool today. Remember to bring what you need.

Spook o grams will be delivered to classrooms today. Thank you to all who purchased them for friends. A special thank you to one of our Journey families who wanted to thank all students for “running to be here”.

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tuesday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Tea Time in Kitchen – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Yearbook Committee Meeting – Main Lab @ lunch

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Subway

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Sooke Firefighters Presentation – Today Divisions 3, 4 & 5 learn the properties of fire and fire suppression, along with other areas of our local fire department’s skills and responsibilities. 

We Day Meeting – For all students going to We Day in Vancouver tomorrow meet @ Lunch in Ms. Wien’s room.

Thursday

Exploratories – Remember to bring everything you need and that students are expected to take this course as much as any other.  Outdoor exploratories will be outside. We live on the Wet Coast – be prepared!

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting).

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Student Council Meeting – at lunch today in Mme. Abel’s room

We Day – all students going to Vancouver with Ms. Wiens and Mme. Ouldali for today’s international We Day meet at school at 5 a.m. Buses will return to school at 7 p.m. Have fun and change the world!

Friday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ B-ball practice 7:30 a.m.

Math Help – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Philosophy in the Foyer – There is a question posted on the bulletin board outside the Multi-Purpose Room. Student and staff have been asked, “Is it better to risk making a mistake or always going for what is safe?” Leave your opinion on the bulletin board anytime all week and then check out what’s happening at lunch on Friday!

 

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Halloween is nearly here! Please take a moment to read the following costume guidelines. Teachers will go through these points with students and if you could also do the same with your child, it would be very much appreciated.

In light of recent pranks and threats in school districts across Canada and the USA connected to “Creepy Clowns,” the following Halloween costumes are not allowed in all SD62 schools this year:

No Clowns

No Full face paint

No Masks

No Imitation weapons of any kind

If anyone shows up in a related costume or brandishing a fake weapon, they will be asked to change/remove item or be sent home.

Students are encouraged to:

 Report odd or suspicious behaviour to their teacher, school principal or RCMP

 Speak to an adult if they are worried or anxious about something

 Think before they post or re/post content online

While we are not aware of any issues or concerns involving our schools at this time, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and report anything that looks out of place. That, along with our emergency plans and procedures, is how we all partner together to ensure our schools continue to be safe places for our students and staff.

The safety of our students and staff is paramount to all members of our school communities. Thank you for your continued support and diligence in keeping our students safe.

Sincerely,

Jim Cambridge

Superintendent of Schools

 

 
 

Dressing for the weather – Students are expected to head outside at recess and lunch. Please remind your child to dress for the weather, the forecasted weather and the unexpected weather. Usually all three of those mean wet weather. Students may also want to bring an extra set of clothes to change into if they get too wet to learn after being outside.

Volunteers needed – if you can donate some time at the Halloween Dance on Thursday as a chaperone or helping sell food please contact Sandy Hull at 250-642-5881.

Lego Mindstorms Robotics: The club will be taking a brief break and will start up again Thursday, November 17th.  Times 3:15-4:30!

Monday

Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale today in foyer at lunch $5

Haunted house tickets on sale at lunch for 50 cents each.

Tuesday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale today in foyer at lunch $5 – Dance tickets are NOT available at the door. Costumes are encouraged.

Haunted house tickets on sale at lunch for 50 cents each. Come out and enjoy this fun event at Thursday’s Halloween Dance. 

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Pizza (We’ve had a great turn out for these food days and have increased our order so there will be enough for all students)

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch 

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Halloween Dance Tonight – Come and join in the fun from 6:30-8:30 pm. Dress up and enjoy dancing and hanging out with friends. No masks and keep the gore to a minimum. Tickets will not be sold at the door and students must be in attendance all day to attend.

There will be prizes for:

  • Best make-up
  • Most scary
  • Most funny
  • Most creative
  • Most realistic
  • Cutest
  • Most traditional
  • Most original
  • Best homemade costume

Activities other than dancing:

Photo booth, haunted house, glow sticks, PAC food for sale (pizza, drinks, goodies etc.)

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Carve your pumpkin at home and bring in your Jack-o’-lanterns today and enter our annual contest. They will be on display at the dance tonight.

Spookagrams on sale today at lunch for 50 cents each. Delivery on Monday to the classroom.

Exploratories – Remember to bring everything you need and that students are expected to take this course as much as any other.  Outdoor exploratories will be outside. We live on the Wet Coast – be prepared!

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting).

Last cross country today at Juan de Fuca – afterschool

Friday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ B-ball practice 7:30 a.m.

Spookagrams on sale today at lunch for 50 cents each. Delivery on Monday to classrooms

 
 

Monday– Welcome back from the wind and rain. Hopefully everyone has their power back on! Our sever has been down all weekend and our great tech department has worked hard to get it up and running this morning.

Tuesday

Grade 6/7 Boys’ Basketball practice 7:30 a.m. in the gym

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.  Grade 7 and 8 students are still invited to join. 

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting). Waivers must be in to Mr. Donegani or Mr. Kovacik to be eligible to participate (forms are in the office)

Twoonie Tuesday – Help “Together Topping up Tummies on Twoonie Tuesday” by bringing a twoonie to school today and support our Local Food Bank. The Sooke Harbourside Lions have dropped off a collection tin in every classroom. We will collecting all week! 

Picture Retake Day – if your child didn’t get his/her picture taken in September, your are new to Journey, or you want them to get a retake, this your last chance to get it done (remember it goes in the yearbook, bus pass and student card). 

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Sushi and Hotdogs

Me to We Club: We have several students who have already joined and we still have room to add a few more members in order to diversity the voices and perspectives being shared. If your child has in social issues and who might like to help out with projects to make change in the world, please tell them to meet with Ms. Wiens or Mrs. Ouldali today. Listen announcements for location.

For more information about Me to We, as well as the trip to Vancouver for We Day on November 3rd:  https://www.we.org/we-day/we-day-events/vancouver/ 

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Thursday

Great BC Shake-out Drill 10:30 – Today across BC people will be practicing the Drop, Cover, Hold On Drill in case of an earthquake. They don’t call it the Ring of Fire for no reason! We are required to have a least one earthquake drill per year.

Exploratories – Remember to bring everything you need and that students are expected to take this course as much as any other.  Outdoor exploratories will be outside. We live on the Wet Coast – be prepared!

Sk8 Club today @ lunch (weather permitting).

Friday – Professional Development Day – school is not in session for students

 

 

 
 
 
 
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