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Exploratories – students who have not handed in their exploratory form will be assigned one. Students in Mt. Biking or Boxing need to hand in their waiver forms by Thursday or he/she will be assigned to another exploratory not requiring a waiver.

Journey to Japan – Thank you to the families who have signed up to host Japanese students this year. We still have spaces available (all male spots are filled). If you are interested in finding out more please see Ms. Dvorak or Mr. Bedard for more information. Build friendships with our neighbours across the ocean.

Monday

Tuesday

Grade 8 Girls’ volleyball practice 7:30-8:30 a.m.

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

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice after school 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Subway “VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE LUNCHES. Please come to the main foyer at 11:30am if you can help. Thank you!”  

Her Honour, Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of BC will visit our school at 10:30 this morning. She will be speaking about celebrating Canada’s 150 years of Confederation. Families are invited to attend.  

Student council at lunch – topics Yes2Know Summit and Winter Carnaval

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

Late French Immersion – Information Meeting Tonight 6:30 pm. We are excited to offer Late French Immersion at Journey for the 2017-18 school year. Students currently in grade five at our elementary schools will be eligible to register beginning Monday, January 23. Parents can register online or in person at Journey.

Thursday

Robotics Club – Interested in learning more about Robotics? Come to Ms. Dvorak’s room afterschool today from 3-4 pm and have some fun!

Presentation – Thanks to our PAC sponsorship, Journey will enjoy the talents of Hypnotist, Scott Ward. Mr. Ward visited our school two years ago and was a big hit.

Volleyball Practice – Boys in grades 6 & 7 interested in playing volleyball on our school team this year have a practice afterschool from 3-4 in the gym.

Friday

Gr. 8 Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball practice 7:30-8:30 am

Hockey Academy visits to Elementary schools – Coach Elm will be visiting grade five students to talk to them about the Hockey Academy at Journey. Registration opens February 1 for new and returning students.

Chess Club @ lunch in Mrs. Syme’s class. Beginners and experts are welcome to join in.

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice after school 3-4 p.m.

 

 
 

Late French Immersion – We are excited to offer Late French Immersion at Journey for the 2017-18 school year. Students currently in grade five at our elementary schools will be eligible to register beginning Monday, January 23. Parents can register online or in person at Journey. There will be an information meeting for families at Journey on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 pm in the gym. Please help spread the word!

Exploratories – Exploratory forms were given out on Friday and are also available on our website under Programs/Exploratories. We will begin accepting forms and fees (if applicable for first choice) on Tuesday, January 10. Students should NOT hand in forms to any staff other than those in the foyer Tuesday morning or the office. Waiver forms (if applicable are due by January 19).

Community Opportunity – The Tyee Aquatic Club has expanded at SEAPARC!  If you can swim a 1 km practice (40 lengths), and know the basics of all four strokes join the pre-competitive Tyee program! Achieve an amazing level of fitness, learn to swim farther faster, and experience how rewarding this sport is on an individual and team basis! Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Link for registration is :http://www.active.com/water-sports/swimming-registrations/sooke-pre-competitive-2017. Any other questions please contact Coach Marissa at marissanaden@gmail.com

Monday

Professional Development – no school for students

Tuesday

Exploratories – bring signed forms and fees (if applicable and only for first choice) to the foyer today. Waiver forms, if applicable, do not have to be handed in today (Due date January 19)

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

PAC Meeting – tonight in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library @ 7 pm. Find out what’s happening and give your input into decisions made by PAC volunteers and school staff. Everything from what to serve for lunch to Late French Immersion! Your voice is important and valued.

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Pizza “VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE LUNCHES. Please come to the main foyer at 11:30am if you can help. Thank you!”

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

Thursday

Journey to Japan – This year we will welcome 22 students to visit Sooke and our school from March 30-April 3. If you are interested in finding out more please attend the meeting at lunch today in Ms. Dvorak’s room to find out what we’ve got planned to show off our community and build friendships with our neighbours across the ocean. Learn more about how to be involved.

Robotics Club – Interested in learning more about Robotics? Come to Ms. Dvorak’s room afterschool today from 3-4 pm and have some fun!

Volleyball Practice – Boys in grades 6 & 7 interested in playing volleyball on our school team this year have a practice afterschool from 3-4 in the gym.

Friday

Always a lucky day at Journey! Enter your name to win a Journey T-Shirt in our Lucky Friday the 13th Draw.

Chess Club @ lunch in Mrs. Syme’s class. Beginners and experts are welcome to join in.

 
 

Happy New Year to all of our Journey Families. We hope you’ve had time to enjoy the season and these unusually cold temperatures for our area. The following schedule looks rather tame considering all the activity leading up to our Winter Break!

Monday

New Year’s Day Holiday

Tuesday

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 Sushi and Hotdogs

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

Thursday

First Term Recognition Assembly 1:30 in the gym. Honour Role (grade 8 only) and Effort Role certificates will be presented today.

Friday

Chess Club @ lunch in Mrs. Syme’s class. Beginners and experts are welcome to join in.

 
 

Makerspace Workshop for Grades 8 & 9

Dream It! Design It! Make It! Join the team from the University of Victoria’s Science Venture and Actua Canada’s MakerMobile as we celebrate the plans for Sooke Makerspace at Edward Milne Community School with a fun-filled Maker workshop for students in Grades 8 & 9. A chance to make, create and innovate at this two-hour after school workshop. Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital design to create two dimensional structures using a computer and laser cutter. Designs will vary in complexity from simple name tags to intricate 3D sculptures that celebrate Canadian inventions. Everyone will take home an artistic rendering of themselves, a past innovation, and a self-made innovation.

Friday, January 13th

2:30-4:30pm No cost

Contact the EMCS Society to register Ph. (250) 642-6371

Email rvasey@sd62.bc.ca In-person at the EMCS Program Office

For more information on Science Venture visit www.scienceventure.ca and for more information on the MakerMobile visit http://actua.ca/en/maker-mobile

 
 

Tyee Aquatic Club is looking to expand at SEAPARC: Transition to Tyee (T2T)! Come to our FREE trial for this program Tuesday, December 20th from 3:15- 4:00.

The goal for this new group is to accommodate swimmers ages 8-15 who have skills above the level of the Sharks program, but not quite up to the skill level or endurance of our current Tyee program. Swimmers do not have to have had experience with the Sharks program, but they do need to have certain skills (swimming a 1 km practice (40 lengths), and knowing the basics of all four strokes. Usual practice times will be Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30. Contact Coach Marissa at marissanadin@gmail.com for more information.

 
 

Journey is open and buses are running.

As always, it is up to parents as to whether or not they feel conditions are safe enough to send their children to school in.

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka to the Brooks Family at Brooks Christmas Tree Farm for supplying our 33’ fir tree again this year! Come in and check it out. It actually touches the top of the ceiling in the foyer and smells incredible. It was quite a sight on Friday as staff and students accepted the challenge and raised the massive beauty. Students and staff will decorate it over the week.

It’s Spirit Week at Journey – each day has something happening. Thanks to our Student Council for helping us play and have fun! 

Let it snow? We had 36% of our students attend school on Friday mainly because of the first snowfall of the season. With more inclement weather forecast for this week we will try and keep you as updated as possible about school closures. Listen to CFAX (AM 1070) or check Journey or SD62 website (we had some difficulty logging on to ours on Friday). As always, parents make the final decision about sending children to school even when the school has been declared open. Please remember to contact the school if you are having someone other than you, or your emergency contacts, pick up your child during school hours.

Monday

Spirit Week begins – Today is Pajama Day!

Lucky 7 ends today with an auction of items that have yet to be claimed. Bring some cash and get great bargains. Mrs. Lennox’s class has raised just over $600 for the Sooke Food Bank!

Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight – is going strong. So far Ms. Lennox’s class is in the lead ($1.00 = one item of food), but there are few classes in hot pursuit. Sooke Elementary is going to have to eat some crow this year because Journey is Food Fight Ready! Of course in the end it’s always the Food Bank that wins and nobody really wants to eat any crow! Each day an item will be announced on the PA and each class has the chance to win extra food for their division. We are helping the Food Bank by investing in 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.

Christmas Concert- tonight in the gym. All concert bands, jazz band, Drumline and soloists will perform. Everyone is invited to attend! Donations are gratefully accepted but not a requirement of entry.  

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

Tuesday

Spirit Week – Today is Crazy Seasonal Hat Day

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 Subway

Spirit Week – Today is Crazy Hair and/or Christmas Hair Day

Field Trip – Students who are enrolled in our LifeSkills program will be heading into Victoria today to enjoy the Festival of Trees and Gingerbread houses.

Great Chilli Cook Off – So you think you make a mean bowl of chilli? Well, bring two bowls today and get ready to win the Chilli Cook Off Challenge. One bowl gets entered in the class completion and if you win your class the second bowl gets entered in the whole school completion. Prizes for class winners and overall winner will be announced today and prizes will be awarded at our recognition assembly January 5!

Film Awareness Night- tonight 7 pm EMCS Community Theatre. You are invited to enjoy the Harmony Project Drumline and Strings perform. Stretch your brain and stay for films about the Sooke Philharmonic’s history and films about the Harmony Project in LA will be shown.  Drumline involves students from EMCS and Journey and String students come from the 4 elementary schools.  

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

Grade 8 Boys’ B-Ball practice afterschool

Thursday

Spirit Week – Today is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Christmas Concert- Tonight at 7:30 pm in Journey Gym.  Orchestra and Grade 6 strings plus Move This dance studio. Everyone is invited to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted but not a requirement of entry.

We reached for the stars and will donate our Food Fight items today to the Food Bank today – Thank you.

Friday

Spirit Week – Today is Random Acts of Christmas Spirit Day and Dress as your Favourite Christmas Character Day

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

Our annual Talent Show begins at 10:30 a.m. in the gym. Families are welcome to attend.

Have a wonderful break with your family.  School reopens Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 
 

Journey is officially open.  We have been informed buses are running except for the Port Renfrew bus.  Parents must always make the decision if they feel it is safe for their children to travel to school.

It has been reported that a bear is in the area and was last spotted at approximately 7:30 a.m. near Church and Felderhof Roads.

 
 

 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

 
 
 
 
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