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Congratulations Students and thank you Mr. Bryan for organizing!-The Journey Floor Hockey Championship Cup Final was played this last Wednesday at lunch in the gym. The Destroyers (student team) squared off against the Dream Catchers (staff team). The Dream Catchers started off strongly scoring the first goal and seemed to be on a roll, however, the young spirit of The Destroyers proved to be too much for the staff team and the students rattled off four straight goals as the staff faded over three periods of fun, playful, and full of shenanigans hockey. The end result was The Destroyers 4 … Dream Catchers 2. All in all a great tournament and with true Dragon Spirit in play throughout.

Journey Musical Theatre – This year’s show’s theme is the 1980’s. The show is at EMCS on June 8, 9, and 10 at 7 pm. Tickets will be on sale at Journey, EMCS and Shoppers.  On June 9th at 9:30 am there is a special show for Journey students.

PAC Info:

Fundraiser for Fort McMurray!! There will be a Bottle Drop and Drive at Journey Parking lot May 24,25,&26. Drop off your bottles when you drop off your kids 8-9 am. If you have an hour to help out on any of the days we are looking for more volunteers. Students and parents welcome.

PAC Hot Lunch – The last PAC lunch day of this school year will be June 1st. There is a Year End BBQ on June 24th. Volunteers needed, if you are able to help out please email Teresa mason92@telus.net

PAC Meeting-The last PAC meeting of the year is June 14th at 7pm in the Journey Library. Every one welcome. Snacks provided. The first PAC Meeting of the new school year is September 13th at 7 pm in the Journey Library.`

Monday

Happy Victoria Day.

Tuesday

Twisted Tuesday – Backwards/Upside Down/Inside out Day!

Bottle Drive – no need to get out of your car, just drive into the parking lot and drop off your empty bottles. All proceeds go to schools in Fort McMurray.

EMCS Visit – Divisions 3 & 4 to EMCS for transition 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

Bottle Drive – no need to get out of your car, just drive into the parking lot and drop off your empty bottles. All proceeds go to schools in Fort McMurray. If you forgot today, tomorrow is your last chance.

PAC Food Day –  Sushi & Hotdogs. Drinks and other goodies also for sale.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Thursday

Last Day for our Bottle Drive – no need to get out of your car, just drive into the parking lot and drop off your empty bottles. All proceeds go to schools in Fort McMurray.

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Exploratories – Bring everything you need (next week is our last one of the year!) 

Future Journey Dragons – Welcome Sooke Elementary School Grade Fives today.

Friday

Freezies on Sale for $1 each.

Field Trip – Ms. Kiefert and Mme. Bouvier’ s classes are off to the Royal BC Museum and Legislature all day today

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to Division 1 on their success at the bake sale last week. They raised $148.55 to help the evacuees from Fort McMurray!  Thank you to the PAC for matching their donations, bring our total up to almost $300!

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Cyber Safety Presentation last Wednesday evening. It wasn’t a huge crowd, but the parents who did attend received some valuable information and asked some insightful questions.

Journey Fun Day – Our Journey Fun Day was enjoyed by all our students and staff. Students were allowed to bend the school rules slightly throughout the day Friday, May 13th (Yes, Friday The 13th) all for good causes designed to enhance our school. The culmination activity occurred during lunch hour when all grades were able to soak staff with over 600 water balloons! Staff in costumes happily enjoyed the barrage of water balloons much to the delight of students. A special thanks to Mr. Bryan and Ms. Johnston for organizing the whole day of fun for us. Journey Floor Hockey Tournament- The Journey Student Cup Final took place on Wednesday, May 11 at lunch in the Gym. A hard fought game between The Sooke Squids and The Destroyers saw The Destroyers come out on top by the slimmest of margins – 4 goals to 3. This has set the stage for the Journey Championship Cup Final. On Monday, May 16th, The Destroyers (who have yet to lose a game in the tournament) take on the Dream Catchers (Staff Team) for overall floor hockey supremacy in our school. This is a game not to be missed and both students and staff are excited about who will achieve ultimate floor hockey glory at Journey.

Monday

Monday, May 16th in the afternoon Miss. Nadeau’s class have their immunizations (as well as anyone that missed last weeks)

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Floor Hockey – The Dream Catchers will play The Destroyers. Puck drops at 12:20 sharp.

Track Meet afterschool at UVic – Check with Mrs. Barnes for details

Tuesday

Twisted Tuesday – Crazy Hair Day. Wear your wackiest hair today!

EMCS Visit – Divisions 1 & 2 to EMCS for transition 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC. This is the last one of this school year.

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom. Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

PAC Food Day –  Pizza. Drinks and other goodies also for sale.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Presentation – Leslie Mc Garry coming in to Ms.  Kiefert’s class to present from 9 – 10 Box of Treasures

Thursday

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Creamsicles on sale today at lunch for $2 each

Exploratories – Bring the supplies and equipment you need. Exploratories are as important as any other subject and are an important part of middle school. You can’t get on the honour or effort role if you don’t attend and try your best.

Future Journey Dragons – Welcome Saseenos School Grade Fives today.

Friday

Freezies on Sale for $1 each.

Grade 7 classes to Camp Barnard all day. Make sure your field trip form is in to your teacher before Friday so you don’t miss out on this day of swimming, boating, hiking and laughing.

 

 

 
 

Congratulations – We can be very proud of our students, staff and community.  Approximately 100 travelled to Port Alberni – Grades 6-12 and community members.  5 groups performed;

  1.  Junior Band–received Excellent +
  2.  Intermediate Community Band (JMS. EMCS and community members) received Superior
  3.  Senior Community Band (JMS, EMCS, and community members) received Superior
  4.  Community Orchestra Course (JMS, EMCS and students and adults in the Sooke District) received Superior
  5.  Community Chamber Ensemble (JMS, EMCS and students and adults in the Sooke District) received Superior.

Superior is the highest rating.  This means that all 5 groups are invited to play at the nationals for Musicfest Canada which is being held in Niagara Falls in May 2017.  Out of 450,000 students across Canada who play in the regionals, only 8000 make it to the Nationals, so we have done well.   The adjudicators were impressed with our musical community and wanted to come and check it out for themselves.

Taking the School Bus next year? – Go to our LINKS page and check out what’s new for the 2016/17 school year.

  • Register and pay online!
  • Registration window: May 12 – June 17
  • Proposed increase of $50 per rider
  • Outstanding fees must be paid before registering for the next school year.

Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s  link http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/

PAC Info:

Election Time! The next Pac meeting is May 12th at 7pm in the Annie Acreman Library at Journey. All parents are welcome to attend. We will be holding the elections for President and Treasurer at the meeting. All other positions will be up for election at our September meeting. Our first meeting of the year is September 13th 2016 at 7pm in the library.

All parents and guardians with children registered in the school are already PAC members. PAC’s are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting our school and the education of our children. Parent’s voices are a great value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. We welcome all voices and like to see new faces!

We welcome all parents to attend any of our meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the JMS library.

PAC hot lunch program is in need of volunteers. If you have one hour a month on Wednesday’s to help out please email Ken pacdad2@gmail.com

Please forward any questions to PAC President Teresa Mason   mason92@telus.net

Monday

Bake Sale – Students in Division 1 have decided to hold a bake sale to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross to help the families of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who were evacuated after a massive forest fire destroyed the city. The bake sale will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at recess and lunch. Treats will range from $1 – $2 and you can also buy raffle tickets for $1 to win a whole cake!

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Girls & Boys’ rugby practice today after school 3-4:30

Scrap Metal Concert – Whole school Concert 1:45-2:45. Families welcome to attend.

Cyber safety with Corporal HILDERLEY Block 1 – Utopia Block 2 – Narnia/Mystical Block 3 – Mt. Olympus

Tuesday

Bake Sale for Fort McMurray!

Twisted Tuesday – Wear your favourite jersey or dress as your favourite athlete!

Sexual Health Presentations – Divisions 3, 5 & 6 today.

Badminton practice 7:30 am and at lunch

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

PAC Meeting tonight (see info above)

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

PAC Food Day – Subway. Drinks and other goodies also for sale.

Rugby game at Westhills at 3:00 to 5:00 Go Dragons, Go!

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

TonightFree Presentation for Parents – Cyber Safety 7 to 8 pm Gym

Thursday

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Badminton practice this morning at 7:30 am

Creamsicles on sale today at lunch for $2 each

Exploratories – Bring the supplies and equipment you need. Exploratories are as important as any other subject and are an important part of middle school. You can’t get on the honour or effort role if you don’t attend and try your best.

Future Journey Dragons – Welcome John Muir Grade Fives today.

Friday the 13th!

Fun Day – aka gently break some rules for a donation! Divisional Teachers have tickets so buy yours and support our school while having Fun!

Freezies on Sale for $1 each.

Journey to Japan Reunion – 6-7ish pm

 

 
 

Congratulations to Ms. Nadeau’s class on their Opening Night “Through our Eyes” at Serious Coffee. Students presented their photography and writing and their displays will be on display all week. Stop in and take a look!

Thank you/Merci/Kleco Kleco to the Sooke Dance Studio dancers who performed for our school on Friday. It was a treat to see the talent of former, current and future students and everyone enjoyed the show.

Monday

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Girls & Boys’ rugby practice today after school 3-4:30

Tuesday

Sexual Health Presentations – Div. 2 @ 11; Div. 1 @ 12:55; and Div. 3 @ 2 pm

Workshop – Self Injuring Youth: understanding and responding 7-9 pm Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre. RSVP. Admission by donation.

Badminton practice 7:30 am and at lunch

Freezies on sale @ lunch $1 each

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday (May the fourth be with you)

PAC Food Day – Hot Dogs and Sushi. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Grade 5 Transition Evening 7-8 pm – Parents and students coming to Journey next year are welcome to attend an informational meeting this evening. Parents can enter to win school supplies for next year and there will be a draw for students as well. Please pass on the invitation and see you tonight!

Rugby game at Westhills at 3:00 to 5:00 Go Dragons, Go!

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Thursday

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Badminton practice this morning at 7:30 am

Creamsicles on sale today at lunch for $2 each

Exploratories – Bring the supplies and equipment you need. Exploratories are as important as any other subject and are an important part of middle school. You can’t get on the honour or effort role if you don’t attend and try your best.

Future Journey Dragons – Welcome Poirier French Immersion Grade Fives today.

Good Luck to our Concert Band students and staff as they compete in the Regionals in Port Alberni today! Band students will be excused absence from classes

Friday

Pro-D Day (last one of the year)

 
 

Gardening Club Request – Our gardening club is up and running again this year. If you have any hand tools, shovels, rakes, picnic table, benches, pots, mulch, cedar planks (for garden beds), chicken wire/deer fencing, garden stakes, etc.  that you could donate to our program please contact the office. We appreciate your support!

Monday

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Heavy Metal Concert – All grade seven classes will be walking to Ed Macgregor Park today to enjoy the sounds of “heavy metal” in the Band Shell. Families are welcome to attend 1:30-2:30 pm. If it rains we will stay at school and enjoy the music in the gym.

Girls & Boys’ rugby practice today after school 3-4:30

Tuesday

Badminton practice 7:30 am and at lunch

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Presentation – Bertha Landrie will be in Mme. Bouvier’ s class from 9-10 for a presentation on Metis culture.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

PAC Food Day – Pizza today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Kleco Kleco – Pacheedaht Elder, Bill Jones will be visiting us one last time this school year. We would like to extend our appreciation to Elder Jones for passing on his wisdom and knowledge to our staff and students.

Girls’ rugby game @ Lansdowne afterschool

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Beecher Bay Long House visit – all grade six classes visit today

Badminton Game – Grade 8 semi finals – location TBA – Go Dragons, Go!

Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day – Thanks to Sandy Hull and Gina Thompson for keeping us organized!

Thursday

National Day of Mourning – Today we will raise the Canary Flag to honour and remember workers whom have lost their lives while at work. We will have a brief ceremony at 8:15 am at the flag pole.

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Badminton practice this morning at 7:30 am

Creamsicles on sale today at lunch for $2 each

Exploratories – Bring the supplies and equipment you need. Exploratories are as important as any other subject and are an important part of middle school. You can’t get on the honour or effort role if you don’t attend and try your best.

Friday

Sooke Dance Studio – performs for us today 9 a.m. in the gym. We always look forward to seeing our students, previous students and future students present their talent for us!

Freezie Sales at lunch today $1 each

Opening Night – Ms. Nadeau’s class is holding a photography exhibit at Serious Coffee in Sooke. The exhibit is called “Our Eyes. Our Story” and has been a project students have worked very hard on. They have learned and practiced photography techniques in an effort to tell a story through the lens. They have also prepared some creative some of the musical talent in the class as well. The community is invited to stop by 6-8 pm. Thank you to Serious Coffee for sponsoring this event all week.

 

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to Sarah W. who has successfully mastered her multiplication facts on Reflex Math. Sarah wins a Journey T-Shirt and PAC lunch. We are Dragon Proud of you Sarah!

Way to Go – Our Jazz Band played to a sold out audience at the CUPE Pro-D on Friday at EMCS. It was wonderful to hear all the positive comments about their performance and you “played and had fun”. We are proud of you!

Thank you/Merci/Kleco Kleco to all the families who came out for Parent/Teacher Conferences and our Open House on Thursday evening. There was a wide range of students’ work on display as well as musical interludes by our Jazz Band and Rock ‘n Roll. We will be announcing the winner of Free School Supplies for next year on Monday. It’s a $150 value – thanks to Staples and manager Brandon Cheng for the donation.

Journey’s Annual Scholastic Spring Book Fair was a roaring success. Thanks to the families who purchased books we are able to infuse $750 worth of books into our classrooms.

PAC Info from the President

Our Vision – People Run to be here.  Parents are part of making this happen!

All Parents are welcome to attend our next PAC meeting on May 12th at 7pm in the library.   Election Time: The elections for the President and Treasurer positions will be held at the May 12th PAC meeting. Anyone can be Nominated (please let them know that you have nominated them). If you or anyone you know are interested in any position please email Teresa M mason92@telus.net

Volunteers Needed!! Our PAC lunch program is in need of volunteers. If you have 1 hour on Wednesdays (11:30-12:30) and would like to help out please email Ken D pacdad2@gmail.com You don’t have to volunteer every Wednesday – once per month would help very much!

Monday

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Being True Presentations: Mr. Elm/Hopkins 9-10; Mme. Bouvier–10:15-11:15; and Ms. Nadeau

Girls & Boys’ rugby practice today after school 3-4:30

Tuesday

Badminton practice 7:30 am and at lunch

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

PAC Food Day – Subway today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Floor Hockey Tournament at lunch in the gym

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Beecher Bay Long House visit – all grade six classes visit today

Badminton Game – Journey @ Spencer today after school – Go Dragons, Go!

Thursday

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Badminton practice this morning at 7:30 am 

Creamsicles on sale today at lunch for $2 each

Exploratories begin today! Lists have been posted in the foyer. Bring everything you need.

Friday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup today at lunch $5 includes garlic bread and a refill (pre-order by Thursday)

Freezie Sales at lunch today $1 each

Floor Hockey Tournament @ Lunch

 
 

Congratulations to the students from Mt. Olympus Neighbourhood who participated in the annual Pi Contest. First place goes to Evan N. with a whopping 197 digits memorized, Payton C. with 116 and Brennan H. with 71! Other students who did very well were: Brody R.; Rylee C.; Lilly S.; and Alyssa T. Congratulations also to our Girls’ Rugby Team for their convincing win over St. Michael’s school last week! Good luck at Stelly’s this week.

Thank you/Merci/Kleco Kleco to Ms. Kiefert’s class who successfully raised salmon fry from eggs to fry in their cold-water incubator in their classroom.  The salmon fry were released into DeMamiel Creek by the students after they had a special blessing from T’Sou-ke Elder, Ms. Shirley Alphonse.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-3 pm and Open House 5-7:30. Come out and check out what’s been happening at Journey and chat with our staff. There will be musical numbers by our Rock ‘n Roll students, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Classes will have displays and interactive activities – pottery, social studies maps and projects, slide shows of student photography. Our Art classes have also been busy and art from almost every student in the school will be on display in the foyer and hallways.

Journey’s Annual Scholastic Spring Book Fair. The Book Fair profits go towards purchasing books for homeroom class libraries. So be sure to come out and buy a book to read.

April 11- 13, 2016: 8 am to 9 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

April 14, 2016: 8 am to 9 am and (Open House Hours 5-7:30 pm)

PAC Info

Thank you to all who donated to our scrap metal drive!

We also would like to give a big Thank You to Sooke Disposal for donation of the bin and all the extra help with clean up as well as Ground Effects Excavating who help with clean up. Your help made all the difference. Thank you!

*All funds go back to the students.* (Playground, field trips, sports equipment, speakers and more. )

Volunteers needed! Our PAC lunch program is always looking for helpers. If you have 1 hour a month on Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 please email Ken pacdad2@gmail.com.

Don’t always have cash! PAC Punch Lunch cards are a convenient way to pay for hot lunches. The cards are $20 and have increments of .50 to get $2.00 and get punched as students spend. They are available for purchase in the school office. For more information please email Teresa mason92@telus.net.

Milk Money!!

Did you know Village Market supports local schools with their milk money program. They donate to the school of your choice with every purchase of a 4L of milk. You can change or choose your school by updating your value card information. All funds go back to the students*

Election Time – All PAC positions come up for election every year. The election for president and treasurer will take place at our May 10th meeting. All parents are welcome. If you are interested in any position for the new year please email Teresa mason92@telus.net. The next PAC meeting is April 12th at 7pm in the Library. Everyone’s welcome!!

Monday – Exploratory Forms returned to Foyer in morning until recess. After that to the office only. DO NOT RETURN TO CLASSROOM TEACHER

Book Fair begins today – Come check out the latest Scholastic has to offer in the multi-purpose room. We are open all every day (see hours above) until Thursday evening at the Open House.

Dragon’s Den – Creative writing club meets in the main computer lab at lunch

Chess Club (new day) – all students welcome to learn to play or hone your skills at lunch today in Project Room (right beside main computer lab)

Being True Presentations: Mr. Donegani/Hughes 9-10 am; Ms. Kiefert –10:15-11:15 am; and Mr. Dunbar’s class 1-2 pm

Girls & Boys’ rugby practice today after school 3-4:30

Tuesday

Class and Whole School Photo Today – wear your favourite outfit and smile!

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

PAC Food Day – Sushi and Hotdogs today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Floor Hockey Tournament at lunch in the gym

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Rick Peters teaching/playing bone game with Ms. Nadeau; Mr. Constable; and Mr. Quint’s classes today.

SD62 Teacher, John Carr visits today – some students will be meeting for a pizza lunch and to give feedback about new Enhancement Agreement.

Elder in Residence – Every second Wednesday we are fortunate to have Pacheedaht Elder, Mr. Bill Jones visit our school.

Girls’ Rugby game after school @ Stelly’s High School – Go Dragons, Go!

Thursday –early dismissal at 11:58 am Buses will be running on altered schedule

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences from 1-3 and Open House from 5-7:30. Check out what’s been happening in our classrooms and school. Remember students will be dismissed at 11:58 today.

Friday

Professional Development Day – no school for students

Congratulations to our Jazz Band who will be playing this morning at EMCS by invitation from CUPE.

 
 

Congratulations to grade six student Timothy B! Journey sent 12 students to the Skills Canada competition at Camosun College. We competed in the Sumo Robotics competition against 40 students from the South Island school districts. Since October 2015, these Journey students along with their sponsor Mr. Bedard and EMCS shop teachers, Mr. Royle and Ms. Zimmerman have been building robots out of metal and wood. Their hard work paid off and Timothy B. from Mme. Bouvier’s class won the Gold Medal. He beat 40 competitors and he now qualifies for the Provincial Championships in Abbotsford. Timothy is very excited and thrilled to be moving on to the Provincials and we wish him well as he represents us!

Journey to Japan – Fourteen students and four chaperones returned home on Wednesday after eleven days in Japan. Students stayed with host families in Natori and then took the Shinkansen (bullet train) down to Tokyo. This Friendship exchange has been happening at Journey since 2000 and we look forward to hosting students in Sooke next year.

April 14 – Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences from 1-3 (go to Links and click on P/T Interviews)and Open House from 5-7:30. You can register online beginning at 6 a.m. Monday morning.  Check out what’s been happening in our classrooms and school. Remember students will be dismissed at noon that day.

Closed Campus A reminder that we are a closed campus which means students must stay on the school grounds once they arrive at school. Former students need advanced permission from either Mr. Bedard or Mrs. Szadkowski if they want to visit the school and/or grounds.

It is time for Journey’s Annual Scholastic Spring Book Fair. The Book Fair profits go towards purchasing books for homeroom class libraries. So be sure to come out and buy a book to read.

Book Fair dates and hours are as follows:

April 11- 13, 2016: 8 am to 9 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

April 14, 2016: 8 am to 9 am and (Open House Hours 5-7:30 pm)

Floor Hockey Tournament – “The wait is over. Now time to come out and play. Starting next week the Journey Dragon’s Floor Hockey Tournament lifts off!

Dates – April 6 (Wednesday) to May 13 (Friday) inclusive Schedule – Each Wednesday AND Friday at lunch in the Gym Game Times – Game 1 (12:20 to 12:35) … Game 2 (12:35 to 12:50) Game Timing – Each game will have Two – 7 minute periods with a 1 minute break in the middle. Information Sharing – The tournament teams and schedule are now posted on the board outside the main gym doors and the schedule of games has been distributed to members of the students’ teams. Teams – There are 8 student teams plus the Staff team – (9 teams total for the tournament) Game play – Full gym. 4 players on the floor PLUS a goalie for each team. Team Equipment – All students have been asked to use floor hockey equipment used in the tournament from our athletic department at Journey Middle School. No personal equipment from home please. We thought this was a good idea so all our staff and students are playing with comparable gear and to even the ‘playing field/floor’ for all teams. Especially the Staff! Tournament Final Game – The Journey Dragon’s Floor Hockey Championship Cup Final – where Staff will play the best team in the school as a culmination of tournament play – will take place on Friday, May 13 at Noon. Come on out and watch the students take down the Staff “Dream Team”.

Community Soccer – interested in playing soccer? Find out more information at www.sookesoccer.com Late fees are now being implemented but it’s not too late to sign up for spring soccer.  We are holding registration Saturday, April 9th.

Monday

Non-Instructional Day

Tuesday

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Sushi and Hotdogs today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Floor Hockey Tournament at lunch in the gym

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Thursday

Jazz Band meets today at 8:15 am in the Band Room

Gamer’s Club @ lunch Main Lab

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Creamsicles on sale at lunch $2 each

Community Band 7:30-9:30 pm this evening in the Band Room

Friday

Remote Control Club – bring your RC and join this club! We meet at lunch today

Floor Hockey Tournament at lunch in the gym

Freezies on Sale today at lunch $1 each

 

 
 

Congratulations – Tija D. is our latest recipient of a free PAC lunch and Journey T-Shirt for reaching 100% in Reflex Math. Tija knows all her multiplication facts up to 12! We are proud of your accomplishment.

PAC Info:

Volunteers needed: BOTTLE DRIVE!! PAC is looking for parent and student help with a bottle drive Saturday March 12th 9am-2pm. If you are able to help out please email Teresa mason92@telus.net.

Our PAC lunch program is always looking for helpers. If you have 1 hour a month on Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 please email Ken pacdad2@gmail.com.

Got Scrap Metal!! PAC will be having a scrap metal drive over spring break. The bin will be in the Sooke Elementary parking lot from March 12th-27th. All funds go back to our students!!

Monday

Drumline – 3:30-5:00-7:00 pm (still some spots open, contact Mrs. Bjourklund for details – lbjourklund@sd62.bc.ca)

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club @ lunch

Rugby Meeting @ lunch for boys and girls

Jr. Girls vs Boys Volleyball game @ lunch – fans welcome to cheer them on!

Tea at recess all week – stop by the foyer for your free cup of Stinging Nettle Tea sponsored by our Aboriginal Education Staff

Make up free Monday – that’s right, today the Chill Out Club is offering you the opportunity to come to school without any make up on. This will definitely be easier for some of us more than others!

Tuesday

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Student Council meeting @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Role Model Tiffany Joseph coming into Mme. Abell class and Ms. Kilpatrick class today

Orchestra class-5:30-7:45 p.m. in the Band Room

Wednesday

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Subway today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS today.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Grade 8 girls’ volleyball team vs staff @ lunch – Spectators encouraged.

Journey to Japan Meeting 4 pm – In the Annie Acreman Library for all students going to Japan during Spring Break. Try on your new hoodie and practice your Japanese.

Jazz band rehearsal– 12:00-12:50 pm today in the Band Room

Thursday

Jazz Band meets today at 8:15 am in the Band Room

Gamer’s Club @ lunch Main Lab

Mindstorm Robotics Club – on a break

Boys’ and Girls’ Rugby Club from 12:15 to 12:50 on the field

Remote control club – come out and we’ll work on building ramps and obstacles in the Woodshop @ Lunch

Gamer’s Club @ lunch

Jazz band from 8:30-9:25 in the Band Room

Welcoming Diversity Workshops – Award winning presenter, Eric Wong will be at Journey today facilitating workshops about respect for Ms. Kilpatrick, Ms. Maragh, Ms. Johnston, Mr. Hughes and Ms. Kiefert’s classes.

Community Band 7:30-9:30 pm this evening in the Band Room

Friday

Remote Control Club – bring your RC and join this club! We meet at lunch today.

Report Cards go home today!

Happy Spring Break – See you March 30

 
 

Thank you to our staff and PAC members for making our Spring Fling Dance so successful. Even the weather cooperated!

Merci to all who participated in Pink Day this year. Everyday should be a bully free day and this makes us think about it even more! Take a look at the great pictures Mr. Bedard has up on our screen in the foyer. Cassidy C. was Pink Student of the Day for going above and beyond to make the day a success.

Musical Theatre auditions start this week. Any students in Grade 6, 7, and 8 can audition. If students missed the information meetings last week, see Mrs. Fader. This year’s theme for the show is the 1980’s. Good Luck!

Journey Rugby Club is up and running. Hey – “We run to be here” AND get physical on the rugby pitch. Great turn out Thursday at Noon on the main field. 25 students, both boys and girls, from all grades participated in drills and touch (non-contact) rugby. Rugby Club meets to play each Thursday from 12:15 to 12:50 and the focus is on fun, learning the art of rugby and getting some great exercise as the weather improves. All are welcome. See Mr. Bryan for more information.

Journey Inter Mural Floor Hockey Tournament – Super turn out on Friday at lunch for the inaugural information meeting about the upcoming floor hockey tournament. 30 students – both boys and girls attended. Five teams are already in place with another 3 or 4 teams building plus the dreaded staff team. We’re off to the races. Please return your team sign-up sheets to either Ms. Johnston or Mr. Bryan as soon as possible. First games of the tournament begin as soon as we’re all back from Spring Break. First week in April is tournament lift off and the staff team of giant egos is already practicing!

PAC Info:

Thank you to all the parents who helped out at the Spring Dance. Parents are an important part of what makes Journey a great place to Run. All parents welcome to attend the next PAC meeting March 8th at 7pm in the library.

Volunteers needed: BOTTLE DRIVE!! PAC is looking for parent and student help with a bottle drive Saturday March 12th 9am-2pm. If you are able to help out please email Teresa mason92@telus.net.

Our PAC lunch program is always looking for helpers. If you have 1 hour a month on Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 please email Ken pacdad2@gmail.com.

Got Scrap Metal!! PAC will be having a scrap metal drive over spring break. The bin will be in the Sooke Elementary parking lot from March 12th-27th. All funds go back to our students!!

Monday

Mt. Olympus Neighbourhood – “Leaping neighbourhood Party”

Drumline – 3:30-5:00-7:00 pm

Auditions for JMS Musical Theatre begin today – can you act, sing and/or dance? Be a part of this year’s musical theatre program (even if you forgot to come to the information meetings last week).

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club @ lunch

Tuesday

Integrated Support Swim Program – 10 am this morning @ SEAPARC

Jr. girls’ volleyball game at John Stubbs afterschool – Go Dragons, Go!

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch.

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Wednesday

Neighbourhood meetings – Today we welcome guest speaker, Mrs. Ellen Lewers from the Sooke Fall Fair

Victoria Football Club – interested students meet @ lunch to throw around the football and learn more about joining the Seahawks.

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Sushi and Hot dogs today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale. Volunteers are needed. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand for an hour at least once per month.

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS today.

Homework Club for Divs. 8 & 12 @ lunch rm. # 1166

Thursday

Jazz Band meets today at 8:15 am in the Band Room

Last Exploratory of term #2 today – bring everything you need and a reminder to Babysitting Exploratory is going skating at SEAPARC and to bring your helmets and $2.

Gamer’s Club @ lunch Main Lab

Mindstorm Robotics Club – on a break

Boys’ and Girls’ Rugby Club – Interested in playing some non-contact Rugby? Join us today on the field at lunch.

EMCS soccer academy visit Journey 9:30 to 10:45. Thinking about joining EMCS soccer academy when you’re in grade 9? Check out what they have to offer.

Friday

Team Photo Day – Today Lifetouch will be at Journey to take pictures of teams you have been on this year. Jerseys will be available at the time of the picture. Listen carefully to announcements so you don’t miss your opportunity to have your team picture taken.

Remote Control Club – bring your RC and join this club who meet at lunch today.

Report Cards go home one week today!

 
 
 
 
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