Home / School News (Page 10)

  • Inquiry Project

Congratulations to our new Mental Health Team who went to Vancouver on Thursday. They came back inspired and excited and already have a meeting planned for Monday. Kids helping kids! Thank you to their sponsor teachers Mme. Abell and Ms. Wiens for championing this endeavor.

Reflex Math – The latest champions in our 100% Fluency in Math Facts are Dalep T.; Miles D, and Sarah W. all of whom are in grade 6. Each student wins a Journey T-Shirt and a PAC Lunch. Of course the biggest prize is knowing all their Multiplication Facts!

Monday

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club @ lunch

Glenn & Winona @ Health & Safety Meeting all day

M.H.T. (Mental Health Team) meeting @ lunch

Boys 6/7 volleyball practice after school

Tuesday

Twisted Tuesday – Join in and show off your favourite socks today. Our student council is coming up with some great ideas to inspire our Dragon Spirit.

Ski Trip – for all students and staff who have signed up. Have a great day on the hill.

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Today is beading and sewing – everyone is welcome.

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

EMCS Presentation – EMCS councellor, Mr. Al Phipps will be talking to Mrs. Bridal and Mme. Abell’s classes today about what EMCS has to offer.

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

Volleyball – Grade 6/7 boys’ volleyball team practice at lunch

Jr. Girls’ volleyball team at Arbutus Middle School – Go Dragons, Go!

Wednesday

Hockey Academy – Online Registration opens today at 6 a.m. Applications must be completed online http://academies.sd62.bc.ca.

Assembly – Theatre Sports presentation for the whole school at 9:15 this morning.

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

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS today.

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

Yearbook Staff Meeting in the Main Computer Lab @ lunch

Jr. Girls’ volleyball practice after school

Thursday

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

Exploratories today – bring everything you need

Gamer’s Club @ lunch Main Lab

Mindstorm Robotics Club – taking a break after such and amazing fifth place finish at their first competition of the year!

Jr. Girls’ volleyball practice after school today

Boys’ 6/7 volleyball jamboree at Gordon Head Middle School 3:45pm – 6 pm Go Dragons, Go!

EMCS Open House 6:30-8:30 – Grade 8s and their families are invited to attend the Edward Milne Community School Open House tonight. Come and see all they have to offer – academics, clubs, electives and how you can get yourself on track to receive thousands of dollars in scholarships for post-secondary education.

Friday – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Dance – Feb. 25

Open House – April 14 – see what your child has been learning @ Journey!

 
 

Parents/Guardians,
We had an eventful ending to our Exploratories today.

The fire alarm bell rang  today because of a heat sensory in the woodshop. There was no fire and every student was safe and accounted for. Journey staff and students assembled in their advisory classroom outside and waited patiently as the Sooke Fire Department searched the building for the source of the alarm. As we waited the fire department used commercial fans to pull the hot air out of the wood shop so we could return to our Exploratory classes.
I would like to thank the students, staff, and the Sooke Fire Department for their quick response.

Regards,

Glenn Bedard

Vice Principal

 
 

“FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY” Mr. Bryan is calling all lovers of hockey at Journey! We are putting together teams soon for an inter-mural floor hockey tournament to take place after Spring Break. First games will lift off in the first week in April. There is a lot of talk already in the staff room of a “superstar” team. Rumour has it they call themselves the “Dream Catchers or Crushers” and they say they can’t be beaten! With names like:

“The Jammer” Johnston; “The Destroyer” Dunbar; “The Neutralizer” Nadeau; “The Burner” Bryan; “The Dominator” Donegani”; “The Wizard” Wiens; “The Crusher” Constable; and of course, our very own “ringer” The Equalizer” Elm, whom the staff have voted official tournament referee – and for good reason – his giant ego rarely fits into the gym at the best of times 🙂

Have you ever wanted to get even with those staff members (and you KNOW who they are) who give you that mountain of extra homework just for the fun of it? Well ….. here is your chance for PAYBACK and SWEET revenge on the floor hockey stage.

Start putting your team together now. All grades are welcome and the teams will be mixed with both boys and girls. The focus is on fun, fun, fun …. Oh ya, and beating those nasty staff members. We’ll have a general, organizing meeting of all students who are interested in enjoying this inter mural floor hockey fun in the gym in a few weeks. Keep an ear out for “The Bruiser” Bedard’s morning announcements for more details about our first meeting to talk about teams, rules, schedule, fair play and all the inter mural floor hockey crazy shenanigans we’ll have.”

Monday – Happy Family Day

Tuesday

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Today is beading and sewing – everyone is welcome.

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

EMCS Presentation – EMCS councellor, Mr. Al Phipps will be talking to Ms. Lennox and Mr. Constable’s classes today about what EMCS has to offer.

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

Fortune Cookies are on sale today at lunch in celebration of Chinese New Year. Only $.50 each

Volleyball – Grade 6/7 boys’ volleyball team practice at lunch

Lovey frogs go on sale today for only $2 each while supplies last! Check out the display cabinet in the foyer and choose your favourite!

PAC Meeting tonight at 7 pm in our Annie Acreman Library

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

PAC Food Day – Sushi and/or hotdogs today. Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS today.

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

Open volleyball to ALL students/staff at lunch.

Thursday

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

Exploratories today – bring everything you need

Mindstorm Robotics Club – after school today

Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit – If you are part of this team remember to be at the Ferry Terminal at 6:30 a.m. and thank you for representing our school.

Open volleyball to ALL students and staff today at lunch.

Friday

Ski Trip – Final Payments and waivers for the Ski Trip are due today

Happy Valentine’s Day this weekend

Upcoming Dates:

Sign up for Community Softball Tuesday, February 9 at SEAPARC 6-8 pm in the lobby

Ski Trip – Feb. 16

EMCS Open House – Feb. 18 @ EMCS 6:30-8:30 pm for all students and families in grade eight

Pro-D Day – Feb. 19

Dance – Feb. 25

Open House – April 14 – see what your child has been learning @ Journey!

 
 

These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate or willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $21.34.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please complete a nonteaching application form which you can obtain from the school district website at www.sd62.bc.ca and forward it to Dawn Coughlin at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, dcoughlin@sd62.bc.ca.

 
 

Congratulations – The following students represented our school well in the Remembrance Day poetry and poster contests sponsored by the Sooke Legion:

Intermediate Colour Poster: 1st – Sophia AH., 2nd – Shona T.; 3rd – Lily S.

Intermediate Poem: 1st – Mindalynn F.; 2nd – Serena H.; 3rd – Olivia C.

Junior Poem: 1st – Katerina S. (Katerina was also a winner at the Regional level)

Legion member, Mr. Ron Larsen, presented the certificates and cash awards and explained that with over 140 entries the Legion members found judging difficult and time consuming! He congratulated and thanked all who entered. Mr. Bryan would like to point out that most were in his Dragon’s Den Writing Club!

Football Fever – Merci to Scott and Nathan from the Sooke Seahawks for coming to our assembly last week. Lots of interest in joining the team and the many footballs and t-shirts given away were much appreciated. Information is available in the office or http://www.sookeseahawks.com

Royals Hockey – it was great to see so many of our students at “District Day with the Victoria Royals” on Friday evening. So many attended from SD62 they had to open up another section!

Anxiety Presentation – Thank you to all the parents and staff who attended the Anxiety presentation last Wednesday. Dr. Kristen Buhr provided practical strategies to help both parents and educators.

Thank you – Divisions 8 & 12 want to pass on a huge thank you to the staff at SEAPARC for making their Thursday afternoon swim fun and memorable.

Monday

FSA – All grade 7 students will begin writing the Foundation Skills Assessment over the next two weeks. Students may be exempt from this assessment if they have submitted a letter to the principal. More information about these assessments can be found at https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/assessment/fsa/

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club at lunch in Main Computer Lab

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup – pre-orders for Friday’s $5 lunch go on sale today and are available until Thursday.

Volleyball Practice – Grade 6/7 boys after school from 3-4pm

Tuesday – Ground Hog Day!

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Today is beading and sewing – everyone is welcome.

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

EMCS Presentation – EMCS councellor, Mr. Al Phipps will be talking to Ms. Wiens and Ms. Barnes classes today about what EMCS has to offer.

Field Trip – Ms. Johnston’s class & students enrolled in Life Skills go to BC Museum for Box of Treasures today from 9-1:00.

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

Volleyball Practice – Grade 6/7 boys practice @ lunch today

Volleyball Game – Jr. Girls’ volleyball game #2 at Arbutus after school today – good luck girls!

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

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

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS today.

Jr. Girls’ Volleyball practice afterschool today until 4 pm

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

Ski Trip Parent Meeting – This is a mandatory meeting for parents of students going skiing February 16. Waiver forms can only be given out after a face-to-face meeting. The meeting should only take 15 minutes and will start promptly at 7 pm.

Harmony Project Parent Meeting – Please join us tonight at 7 pm in the library for information regarding the award winning Harmony Project that is now being offered in Sooke. Students in grades 2 & 3 are eligible to receive free Strings lessons and the use of an instrument free of charge for the next two years. Students at Journey can join Drumline and also receive free lessons. Find out more about his amazing opportunity by contacting Ms. Lorna Bjorklund at lbjorklund@sd62.bc.ca.

Thursday

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

Exploratories resume today

Volleyball Jamboree – Our Grade 6/7 Volleyball Team hosts several other schools today afterschool from 3-6 pm. Come out and cheer our Dragons on!

Mindstorm Robotics Club – after school today

Friday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup – $5 gets you a heaping cup of spaghetti and a warm piece of garlic bread. Students can choose from pasta, spaghetti sauce, butter, cheese or choose all 4! We had a few delays last time, but we’ve got it all figured out now!

Happy Family Day Long Weekend – We’ll see everyone back on Tuesday

Upcoming Dates:

Ski Trip – Feb. 16

EMCS Open House – Feb. 18 @ EMCS

Pro-D Day – Feb. 19

Open House – April 14 – see what your child has been learning @ Journey!

 
 

Royals Hockey – “District Day with the Victoria Royals” on Friday, January 29. This will be a fun event for families and friends of all SD62 staff and students to go watch a Victoria Royals hockey game for only $9, show some school/District spirit and have fun! Use promo code SD62NIGHT when ordering online at selectyourtickets.com/promo

Online registration for K-12 begins Monday. http://registrationblog.sd62.bc.ca/2016/01/21/school-change-requests-go-on-line-for-2016/

No need to register unless you are changing schools. Grade 5 students coming are automatically transferred and grade 8s going to EMCS are also automatically transferred. Registering on paper is also available at the school. If you want your child to attend a school outside of their catchment you must fill out the transfer form.

Monday

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club at lunch in Main Computer Lab

Organic Herbal Tea – as part of our Aboriginal Education Program we will be serving tea in the foyer to any and all students who are interested at recess and lunch all week (while supplies last). Thanks to our AbEd Support Staff!

Tuesday

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Today is beading and sewing – everyone is welcome.

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom. Make a difference at Journey – share your ideas.

Presentation – Ms. Lennox’s class will have a presentation on Suicide Awareness today at 1 pm

Presentation – Box of Treasures presentation in Ms. Johnston’s class today to get them ready for their field trip to the museum.

Assembly – 11 am today. Remembrance Day poster and essay winners will be presented with their certificate and prize money. We also have a Football presentation to let students know what’s new in Sooke.

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

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

Sumo-Bot Club is cancelled today. The club will resume its regular schedule next week.

Jr. Girls’ Volleyball practice afterschool today until 4 pm

Journey tonight – 6:00 to 8:00 pm – free presentation Is your child struggling with anxiety? Worrying about everything? Avoiding things? Parents are invited to hear Dr. Kristin Buhr, Registered Psychologist and director at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic.  Get tips on helping your child develop a healthy foundation, deal with difficult emotions, face challenging situations, learn to tolerate uncertainty, and build resilience.

Thursday

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

Yes2it – Mrs. Bridal, Ms. Lennox, Mme. Abell and Mr. Constable’s grade 8s are going to EMCS today to have a hands-on experience in the Trades. Google Yes2it to find out more about this program.

Exploratories are cancelled today

Skating – Ms. Johnston and Mr. Hughes’ classes going skating at SEAPARC 1-2:30 pm

Jr. Girls’ Volleyball practice afterschool today until 4 pm

Mindstorm Robotics Club – 3:05-4:30 in the Project Room

Friday

Yes2it – Ms. Wien and Mr. Bryan’s grade 8s are going to EMCS today to have a hands-on experience in the Trades. Google Yes2it to find out more about this program.

Ski Trip – Grade 7s interested in going on the school Ski Trip Feb. 16 need to have their forms and money in to Ms. Wilkie today.

Royals Hockey Game tonight – see you there!

Saturday Night – The Harmony Project Kick-off Concert is tonight in our gym. This program originated in Las Angles and is now coming to Sooke. It offers students an opportunity to learn from world renowned musicians and is being offered to students in grades 2 & 3 for Strings and Drumline for middle school aged students.

Upcoming Dates:

FSA for Grade 7 students begin Feb. 1

Open House – April 14

 
 

Exploratory #2 – Begins Thursday. Most students have returned their forms but we have a few who still need to get them in. Some are already full and students will know which one they are in on Monday. If your child’s exploratory needs a waiver form they must be in by Wednesday or the spot will be given to the next student on the waitlist. Students are expected to attend exploratories and are given a satisfactory or unsatisfactory on their report cards. An unsatisfactory will make the student ineligible to be on the Honour and/or Effort Role for term #2.

School supplies – It’s that time of year to bring in a few more school supplies. Many students are short on pencils, pens, lined paper and duotangs. Gym strip that went home for washing also needs to be sent back to school. Students need to change clothing for safety and hygiene.

Preparedness – Staff have been hard at work improving our state of readiness for any emergency or disaster which may affect our school, especially in light of the recent earthquake December 29th. Work is completed or underway in a number of areas:

  • Updated JMS Emergency Plan (Completed)
  • Updated JMS Classroom Emergency Backpacks (Completed)
  • Updated JMS Emergency Communication procedures between staff and parents (Completed)
  • PAC championing and financial support of new emergency supplies secured for school (Completed)
  • JMS Family Emergency Preparedness Checklist prepared and posted to school website (Completed)
  • (Please visit the JMS website to review and print the checklist for your family’s disaster preparedness.)
  • JMS Emergency Container project for storage of dedicated disaster supplies on site (Ongoing)

 

These are just a few examples of the positive steps JMS is taking to enhance the safety and security of students and staff in time of ANY emergency or disaster.”

 

Student Support Services – Now that the IEP process is underway, parents who have requested an IEP meeting will be receiving a notice for the date and time this week.  For parents with IEP input, please return your child’s IEP with comments and corrections to Mr. Nguyen.  Please contact nnguyen@sd62.bc.ca for any questions and inquiries.

Grade 8 course registration – All grade eight students need to have parent permission to access Career Cruising for course selection next year. The deadline has passed to send them into Journey. If you have not signed this release (extra copies available at the office and all grade 8 families have been emailed) you must do so asap and return it to EMCS. Regardless of where you think you might be going next year, you should fill out courses selection for EMCS.

Royals Hockey – For the first time ever, SD62 will have “District Day with the Victoria Royals” on Friday, January 29. This will be a fun event for families and friends of all SD62 staff and students to go watch a Victoria Royals hockey game for only $9, show some school/District spirit and have fun! Use promo code SD62NIGHT when ordering online at selectyourtickets.com/promo

 

Monday

Exploratories – lists will be posted today at lunch in the foyer. Exploratories begin Thursday.

Gamers’ tournament begins today at lunch in the main lab. Semi-finalists will be announced on Monday am. Thanks to Trin and Bryce in Division 2 for their role in organizing this event; these students show excellent leadership potential.

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club at lunch in Main Computer Lab

Gamers’ Club Tournament begins today in the Project Room at lunch

Organic Herbal Tea – as part of our Aboriginal Education Program we will be serving tea in the foyer to any and all students who are interested at recess and lunch all week (while supplies last). Thanks to our AbEd Support Staff!

Tuesday

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Everyone is invited to check out what we’re got planned for today.

Role Model Kevin Cranman will present the 1914 Film “Land of War Canoes ‘ in Ms. Johnston’s class today at 11 am

Student Council Meeting – today at lunch in Mme. Abell’s classroom. All divisions need to be represented and reps are needed to give their valuable input.

Presentation – Ms. Wien’s class will have a presentation on Suicide Awareness today at 10:15

PAC Meeting tonight – All parents/guardians are welcome to attend our meeting tonight at 7 pm in the Annie Acreman Library. You don’t have to join the executive or volunteer!

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

Gamers’ tournament – continues today at lunch.

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

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

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS

Jr. Girls’ Volleyball practice afterschool today

Thursday

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

Exploratories begin today – bring any equipment you need and always bring your enthusiasm!

Mindstorm Robotics Club – 3:05-4:30 in the Project Room

Journey to Japan Meeting – All students travelling to Japan this year meet tonight in the library at 6:30 pm

Friday

Upcoming Dates:

January 18 – Non-Instructional Day (this is a new one not in the original calendar) for staff to have workshops on the new BC Curriculum

January 20 – EMCS Trip to Germany, Paris and the Alps. If you are in grade 8 this year, and want to travel in 2017, attend the information meeting at 6 pm tonight in the Art Room. EMCS teacher, Mrs. Sue Garat has taken students to Europe for many years and is an expert at arranging these trips and taking students to foreign countries.

January 27 – Anxiety Workshop with quest speaker Dr. Kristin Buhr 6-8 pm in the Gym. All Sooke parents and care givers are invited to attend.

 
 

Happy New Year – From all the staff at Journey!

Royals Hockey – For the first time ever, SD62 will have “District Day with the Victoria Royals” on Friday, January 29. This will be a fun event for families and friends of all SD62 staff and students to go watch a Victoria Royals hockey game for only $9, show some school/District spirit and have fun! Use promo code SD62NIGHT when ordering online at selectyourtickets.com/promo

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club at lunch in the main lab

Tuesday

Culture Club today in the Kitchen at lunch. Everyone is invited to check out what we’re all about.

Exploratory #2 – Forms go home today and should be returned by Thursday (hopefully this extension will give families time to have both custodial parents an opportunity to sign waiver forms needed on some exploratory choices)

Encourage your child to try something different from last Exploratory by going over the form with them.

Bring only money for your number one choice (not all three).

Cheques made out to SD62 (NOT JOURNEY).

All forms must come to the office – NOT the classroom teacher

Employees of SD62 cannot be witnesses

Remind your child that getting forms in on time usually translates into a greater chance of getting an Exploratory of their choice

Exploratory #2 begins Thursday, January 14

Wednesday

Chess Club – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

Student Council meets today at lunch

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

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

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS

Thursday

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

Mindstorm Robotics Club – 3:05-4:30 in the Project Room

Friday

Upcoming Dates:

January 18 – Non-Instructional Day (this is a new one not in the original calendar) for staff to have workshops on the new BC Curriculum

January 27 – Anxiety Workshop with quest speaker Dr. Kristin Buhr 6-8 pm in the Gym. All Sooke parents and care givers are invited to attend.

 
 

On behalf of our entire staff, we want to wish you a happy holiday season. Please help your child remember to find some time to read and practice at least one multiplication table (and not just the 1s or 2s). The most important thing is to enjoy time with family and friends. Thank you to all our families for your support of our school. Being in the “middle” is a tough age and we’re right there with you enjoying even the tough bits.

A few teachers have asked me to pass on the following message: If families are upgrading their electronics this Christmas and are finished with devices that might still connect well to the internet, that we would gladly take them off your hands for use in the classroom.  Of course you would want to make sure that the devises are clear of any important personal data and we would need a working charger to also be passed on with it.  We are having our Main Computer Lab upgraded and are always looking for ways to incorporate technology into the classroom and having more devices that can access the internet wirelessly and that can take photos and video are always a great help.

Happy Holidays.

 

 
 

Power Outage on Friday – Thank you to the parents/guardians, grandparents, neighbours and friends who came by to pick up children during our power outage. We understand how disruptive it is to your day; however, we have to take our direction from our School Board Office when they make decisions for our safety. We haven’t seen two outages in two months since the school opened and hope this is the last of them for a while. Please always remember that your children are safe at school and we will always have staff at school to care for them. The positive side of this is that we are honing our dismissal procedures to make them run efficiently each time. A few things families can do: update who you have assigned to pick your child up, update your address and/or phone numbers if they have changed since the beginning of the year, understand that it takes time to sign out 478 students, and know the name of your child’s teacher.

Good Great News! – We have received some great news from our IT Department this week – A new (to us) Computer Lab will be installed over the Winter Break! Staff and students are looking forward to trying out new ideas on newer technology.

Thank you/Merci – to the Brooks Family for their donation of our biggest tree ever! Each year they donate a tree to our school from their Christmas Tree Farm on Whiffen Spit Road and our students decorate it with homemade ornaments. Thanks Quinton L. for taking on the job of Foreman of the Lights!

Presentation – A reminder that Journey is hosting guest speaker Dr. Kristin Buhr on Anxiety and Youth January 27th. She will present information that is relevant to some of the challenges facing our children today.  Journey is opening our school to all who are interested from 6 – 7 pm for parents, caregivers and educators. Please feel free to share this information with friends and enter the date into your 2016 calendar.

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Dragon’s Den – creative writing club meets in the Main Computer Lab at lunch today

Tuesday

Culture Club – meets today in the Kitchen. Everyone is welcome to check out what we’re making at lunch today

Field Trip – Our Life Skills students have been learning the art of gingerbread making and today they head out to Laurel Point Inn for Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase to see what can be accomplished.

Wednesday

Spirt Day – Today come with your most festive holiday hair. This can be your very own hair or a wig or holiday hat or . . .

PAC Lunch – enjoy Pizza today for only $3.00 per slice. Drinks and other goodies available too.

Choir – singers invited to join in at Lunch to sing and have fun

Chess Club @ Lunch in the Project Room

Student Council @ Lunch in Mme. Abell’s room

Sumo-bots @ EMCS 3:30-5:00 pm

Concert – Tonight our concert band, community band and Poirier choir will perform in our gym beginning at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday

Gamers’ Club meets today lunch in the Main Computer Lab

Mindstorm Robotics Club meets today after school from 3:05-4:15 in the Project Room

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

Grade 8 students – Career Cruising parent permission forms due to the office by today.  This is important for you to sign up for courses at EMCS next year.

Friday

Talent Show –10:30 a.m. today our talented students and staff will perform on stage during our annual talent show. Families are welcome to attend.

From all of the staff at Journey Middle School we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. See you Monday, January 4, 2016.

 
 

Community Choir – The Sooke Community Choir invites everyone to their Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6, 3 pm at the Anglican Church on Murray Road.

Royals Hockey – For the first time ever, SD62 will have “District Day with the Victoria Royals” on Friday, January 29. This will be a fun event for families and friends of all SD62 staff and students to go watch a Victoria Royals hockey game for only $9, show some school/District spirit and have fun! Use promo code SD62NIGHT when ordering online at selectyourtickets.com/promo

Attendance – Our autodialer system will send parents an email when their child misses all, or part, of a block at school.  You will receive this message whenever their is an unexcused absence or late.  The bell rings at 8:40 a.m.  Please call the school between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or use our attendance email (see front page of our website).

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club at lunch in the main lab

Mt. Olympus Neighbourhood Meeting 9 am

Tuesday

Culture Club begins today in the Kitchen. Everyone is invited to check out what we’re all about. Your ideas are welcome too.

Suicide Prevention Presentation – Ms. Wiens and Ms. Lennox’s classes

Perogies! – Mrs. Maragh’s class is selling perogies for 50 cents each today outside the kitchen.

Orchestra – 5:30-7:45 pm at Journey in the band room. For more information contact Lorna Bjorklund at lornabj@hotmail.com

Wednesday

Spirit Day – Twin/Triplet and maybe even Quadruplet day! Dress the same as your friend(s) and no one will be able to tell you apart!

“CHESS, CHESS, CHESS” – The Journey Chess Club meets today in the Project Room at lunch with Mr. Bryan.

Student Council meets today at lunch

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Shushi and Dogs! Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets afterschool at EMCS

Grade Six Band Concert tonight at 7 pm in the Band Room

Thursday

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

Mindstorm Robotics Club – 3:05-4:30 in the Project Room

Recognition Assembly – today at 1:30 pm in the gym. Grade 8 Honour Roll students and grade 6-8 Effort Role students will be recognized today.

Friday

Mystical Main Neighbourhood Breakfast today at 9 am. Students will enjoy a bacon and egg breakfast as they come together to each with their teachers. Ms. Gitzel is always up for an inspiring speech and this year should be no different!

Upcoming Dates:

December 16 – Band Concert 7:30 pm Gym

December 18 – Talent Show 10:30 – Noon in the Gym