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Dear Parents and guardians,

In late September, the Ministry of Education agreed to provide for two extra non-instructional days to the 2015/2016 school year. The Sooke Teachers’ Association determined that Monday, January 18, 2016 and Monday, April 4, 2016 would be converted from days of instruction to non–instructional days (NIDs). To decrease learning disruption, these days were chosen as they take place in different semesters. These days will provide critical training to teachers and staff about the province’s curriculum redesign. The new Kindergarten–‐Grade 9 official curriculum will begin September 2016 and the new Grade 10‐12 curriculum is scheduled for the 2017/2018 school year. For more information about BC’s new curriculum, please visit curriculum.gov.bc.ca.

Sincerely,

Jim Cambridge

 
 

Thank you/Merci to our parents, grandparents and guardians for attending our Conferences on Thursday afternoon and evening. We enjoyed meeting with you and welcome you back any time. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” Jane D. Hull

Staff vs. Students Basketball Game to raise money for the Sooke Food Bank was an entertaining event to participate in and to watch. $102 was raised from selling tickets to the event. Thanks to the students and staff who came out to play for such a worthy cause. Final score 22-8 for the staff (not that they’re bragging)

Change for Diabetes Campaign Continues: Currently Mr. Elm’s class is in the lead; however, it is rumored that Mrs. Bridal’s class is being very quiet about their donations so far. Classes will have one week left to bring in loose change (bills are accepted too) to help the Sooke Harbourside Lions Club raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. The class that can collect the most money wins a pizza party.

Student Support:  We will be starting the annual IEP renewals shortly.  Parents of students with an IEP will receive information in the mail over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Nguyen at nnguyen@sd62.bc.ca

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

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

Good Grief Presentation – Ms. Johnston and Ms. Maragh’s classes

“Guatemala Action” meeting at lunch in Ms. Kiefert’s at 12:30

Book Fair – Check out books, posters and writing instruments at our Fall Book Fair. It is open today and tomorrow only before school, recess, lunch and afterschool. Do some Christmas shopping!

Tuesday

Good Grief Presentation – Mr. Elm and Mme. Abell’s classes

Suicide Prevention Presentation – Mr. Constable and Ms. Lennox’s classes

PFLAG Presentation – Ms. Wiens and Mrs. Barnes’ classes

Last Day for Book Fair – Check out books, posters and writing instruments at our Fall Book Fair. Today is the absolute last day to shop at our very own Book Fair! Open before school, recess, lunch and afterschool. Thanks to our student helpers.

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 – Dress as your favourite (appropriate) literary, TV, movie or video character!

“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 – Sushi and Hotdogs. Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

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

Last Day for Term #1 Exploratory. Sign up for Term #2 in January.

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

Friday

Last Friday of November! Dismissal at 1:55 pm

 

 
 

Journey is open and the power is on!

 
 

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Global Action Staff vs Students Basketball game tickets on sale @ lunch $1 each. All proceeds to Sooke Food Bank. Game at lunch on Wednesday

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

Good Grief Workshop – Ms. Lennox, Mr. Hopkins and Ms. Kilpatrick’s classes

Change for Diabetes Campaign begins today – Classes will have two weeks to bring in loose change (bills are accepted too) to help the Sooke Harbourside Lions Club raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. The class that can collect the most money wins a pizza party.

Tuesday

Lockdown Drill 10:15 – 10:45 the school will be locked and phones will not be answered as we practice our lockdown drill. You will not be able to leave or enter the school during this time.

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

Wednesday

Movember – Wear your best mustache today and raise awareness for prostrate cancer!

Global Action Staff vs. students B-Ball Game today at lunch in the gym. Tickets are $1 each and all proceeds go to the Sooke Food Bank.

“CHESS, CHESS, CHESS” – The Journey Chess Club is up and running. It meets every Wednesday at Lunch in the Project Room next to the Main Computer Lab with Mr. Bryan. The focus is on fun and learning the fine art of chess play in a calm, kind and non-competitive environment.

Student Council meets 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 at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

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

Students dismissed at 11:58 am.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-4:30 pm and 5:30-7 pm. Book your appointment on Conference Manager (Go to links on our website)

Book Fair – 1-8 pm today. Parent helpers still needed if you can spare an hour!

Friday

Professional Development Day – school not in session for students

 
 

Parent Teacher Conferences are November 19. Book your conference time online beginning Monday.

 Presentation: In the spring of last year, our School District hosted a session on Anxiety and Youth presented by Dr. Kristin Buhr.  Parents provided us with positive feedback about this session, stating that they found the content informative and relevant to some of the challenges facing our children today.  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Buhr will be joining us again on January 27th from 3:30 to 4:45 at Happy Valley School and at Journey from 6 – 7 pm for parents, caregivers and educators. In this way, parents have the option of attending an afternoon or evening session.  Please feel free to share this information with friends and enter the date into your calendar.

 Book Fair – Thank you to the parents who have signed up to help at our Book Fair. We need a few more people to make this run smoothly and put extra books in our classrooms. Please contact Laurie Gitzel lgitzel@sd62.bc.ca to volunteer during the following times and dates:

November 19 Afternoon Shift One: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

November 19 Afternoon Shift Two: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

November 19 Evening Shift One: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

November 19 Evening Shift Two: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

November 23 Morning Shift: 8:00 to 9:00 am

November 23 Lunch Shift: 12:00 to 1:00 pm November 23 After School Shift: 3 to 4 pm

November 24 Morning Shift: 8:00 to 9:00 am

November 24 Lunch Shift: 12:00 to 1:00 pm November 24 After School Shift:  3 to 4 pm

Monday

Parent Teacher Conferences are November 19

Book you appointment on the Journey Middle School website beginning today

  • Go to the Journey Middle School website
  • Click on Calendar November 9 OR go to Links
  • From this location, you will find instructions to book your appointment
  • Having difficulties – contact Mr. Bedard 250-642-5881

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

“Hear ye, Hear ye, Hear ye – Journey Middle School is pleased to announce the formation of the new and exciting – Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club!

Budding writer’s, together with those of established and formative penmanship and coupe de plume skills, come and write on a subject of the day, or their own choice of subject, for an hour then share their work with other student scribe’s that same day (if they wish) – A short story, poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction – it’s all up to the writer. ALL written genres are welcomed. Themes on the day are suggested by Mr. Bryan our Dragon’s Den champion. This last week for example, the focus was on creation of Halloween written works designed to describe All Hallow’s Eve. All grades are welcome and all students are encouraged to discover, embrace and channel their inner Shakespeare! Come one, Come All to this weekly composition adventure. The only rule is that there are  … no rules when entering the wondrous and brave new world of the Journey Dragon’s Den Creative Writing Club! The Club meets each today at Noon in the Main Computer Lab.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with sleep, Better three hours too soon than a minute too late, We know what we are, but not what we may be. William Shakespeare”

Tuesday

Remembrance Assembly – the community is welcome to attend our Remembrance Day assembly today at 10:45 am. Our assembly will be opened by T-Sou’ke elder, Ms. Shirley Alphonse. We also have veteran, Mr. Joe Danylenko as our guest speaker this year. Our choir and band will perform and several students will read selected poetry and essays.

District Swimming program remember your bathing suit, soap and towel if you are in this group.

Halloween Pictures – If you had your picture taken in our Halloween Photo Booth at the dance, those pictures are ready for pick-up in the foyer at lunch today.

Student Council – meets today at lunch

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

Wednesday – Remembrance Day

Thursday

Exploratory – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure, change of clothing etc.)

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

Friday

Essays and Posters due – If you have a poster and/or essay to enter for this year’s Sooke Legion Remembrance Day Contest, please have them to the office by noon today.

Field Trip – Ms. Kilpatrick and Ms. Maragh’s classes are going to Charters Creek Salmon Enhancement Centre today to study the spawning salmon and the ecosystem they have returned to complete their life cycle.

Field Trip – Ms. Lennox and Mr. Constable are taking their classes for PE outside of the school today to Langford Lanes.

 
 

Reflex Math – not sure what your child’s password is for practice at home? Call our office and we will give you that information.

 Our Halloween Dance was a huge success and thank you to all the parent and staff volunteers who helped make it run smoothly. There were some amazing costumes and judges struggled to come up with only one winner for each category so there are a few ties!

  • Best make-up – Noah H. (zombie)
  • Most scary – Christian Z. (mean pig)
  • Most funny – Weston W. (baby something)
  • Most creative – Paige S. (rainbow)
  • Most realistic – Cole (nerd); Clarke M. and Olivia C. (anime characters)
  • Cutest – Reilly R. (care bear); Madison T. (magic pony)
  • Most traditional – Gemini R. (Egyptian); Shaylin S. (Mexican)
  • Most original – Maddy F. (jellyfish)
  • Best homemade costume – Jordyn C. (cupcake)

Best Jack-o’-lanterns – Emily T. and Amelia B.

Thank you to the PAC for supplying the prizes! Free PAC lunch certificates.

Book Fair – The Journey Middle School Literacy Team would appreciate help from parents to run the November Book Fair. Please contact Laurie Gitzel to volunteer during the following times and dates:

November 19 Afternoon Shift One: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

November 19 Afternoon Shift Two: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

November 19 Evening Shift One: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

November 19 Evening Shift Two: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

November 23 Morning Shift: 8:00 to 9:00 am

November 23 Lunch Shift: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

November 23 After School Shift: 3 to 4 pm

November 24 Morning Shift: 8:00 to 9:00 am

November 24 Lunch Shift: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

November 24 After School Shift:  3 to 4 pm

Monday

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Tuesday

District Swimming program starts this Tuesday, don’t forget your permission slips, bathing suit, soap and towel if you are in this group (you would have been notified).

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

Wednesday

Fire Drill – today at 10:20 am

CHESS  Club- The Journey Chess Club is up and running. It meets today at Lunch in the Project Room next to the Main Computer Lab with Mr. Bryan. The focus is on fun and learning the fine art of chess play in a calm, kind and non-competitive environment.

Student Council meets today at lunch

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Subway ($3.50) Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

Exploratory – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure, change of clothing etc.)

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

Friday

Field Trip – Mt. Olympus Neighbourhood to Commonwealth Pool

S’mores by the fire – Ms. Johnston has booked her class to enjoy s’mores at our very own fire pit. Students should wear clothes suitable for a campfire.

 
 

Reflex Math – so many students, so close to reaching 100% accuracy. Remember you can access this program at school and at home.

Cross Country Team – Congratulations to our team who completed at Beaver Lake. Brody, Sara, Kyra, Samy, Oli and Maddy you represented yourselves and our school well. We are proud you are Journey Dragons!

Power of Being a Girl and We Day participants also represented themselves and our school well.  Thank you for being such strong ambassadors for Journey and our community of Sooke.

Tonight – Journey is selling refreshments at the Sooke Philharmonic Concert tonight at the Community Hall 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per adult and children are free. Tickets available at the door.

Monday

Halloween Dance Tickets – on sale today for $5 each – tickets will NOT be on sale on the day of the dance (Thursday).

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST – Student Council invites individuals or divisional classes to create a jack-o-lantern to submit for our pumpkin carving contest.  Pumpkins will be due on Thursday, October 29 and will be placed on display for people to vote.  Winner will receive a prize!

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Tuesday

Halloween Dance Tickets – on sale today for $5 each – tickets will NOT be on sale on the day of the dance (Thursday).

Orchestra – 5:30-7:45 pm at Journey in the band room.  LOOKING FOR BEGINNER VIOLIN AND CELLO STUDENTS.  STILL TIME TO ENROL.  CONTACT LORNA BJORKLUND AT JOURNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL for more information contact Lorna Bjorklund at lornabj@hotmail.com

Wednesday

Halloween Dance Tickets – on sale today for $5 each – tickets will NOT be on sale on the day of the dance (tomorrow).

Spook-a-gram sale – today at recess and lunch out of the kitchen.  Just $.50 each. Send a spook-a-gram to your friends! Delivery of spook-a-grams on Friday.

“CHESS, CHESS, CHESS”  – The Journey Chess Club is up and running. It meets every Wednesday at Lunch in the Project Room next to the Main Computer Lab with Mr. Bryan. The focus is on fun and learning the fine art of chess play. New chess beginners receive lessons while student chess masters look for new ways to polish their skills. To date we have had a wonderful turn out from all grades at Journey (usually there are 20 plus students participating each Wednesday) and students play each other in a calm, kind and non-competitive environment.

Student Council meets today at lunch

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Sushi ($5.00) and Hot Dogs ($2.00). Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

Spook-a-gram sale – today at recess and lunch out of the kitchen.  Just $.50 each. Send a spook-a-gram to your friends! Delivery of spook-a-grams on Friday.

Exploratory – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure, change of clothing etc.)

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 lunch in the Band Room

Halloween Dance Tonight – Come and join in the fun from 6:30-8:30 pm. Dress up and enjoy dancing and hanging out with friends. Tickets will not be sold today and students must be in attendance all day to attend. Students are encouraged to bring a can of food for the food bank — WE Scare Hunger food drive for the Sooke Food Bank.

There will be prizes for:

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

Activities during the dance:

Photo booth, using a green screen, with backgrounds being added in via Photoshop (cost $1)

Fishing booth where students fish with a magnet and there are a variety of cards with prizes listed.  Pick the card and get the prize accordingly.

Guess the item (reach in and try to figure out the item) ($0.50)

PAC Dance food is pizza- $3 per slice, ice cream, chips, cookies, drinks $.50-$2.00.  Glow items $1-$2

Friday

Spook-a-Grams (purchased on Wednesday or Thursday) delivered today

PAC information from Journey PAC President Teresa Mason

Everyone is welcome to attend the next PAC meeting on November 10th at 7pm in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Journey’s Halloween Dance is coming up on Thursday from 6:30-8:30. PAC is looking for volunteers to help out with concession and glow sales. Anyone wanting to help out please email Teresa mason92@telus.net

If you have one hour a month on Wednesday’s at lunch and would like to help with our hot lunch please contact Ken pacdad2@gmail.com

Lunch Punch Cards are for sale in the school office for $20. The cards have increments of $.50-$2.00 and will be punched as the student spends. For more information please email Teresa at mason92@telus.net.

 

 
 

Reflex Math – Congratulations! Lindsay D. is the second student this year to reach 100% fluency in Reflex Math. That means he knows all of his multiplication facts! Lindsay wins a Journey T-Shirt and one Free PAC lunch for his academic excellence. Other students are very close to reaching this goal too. Remember you can access this program at home too.

PAC information from Journey PAC President Teresa Mason:

Everyone is welcome to attend the next PAC meeting on November 10th at 7pm in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library. Journey’s Halloween Dance is coming up on October the 29th from 6:30-8:30. PAC is looking for volunteers to help out with concession and glow sales. Anyone wanting to help out please email Teresa mason92@telus.net

Every Wednesday PAC provides the students with opportunity to purchase hot lunch on a rotation of pizza $3.00, subs $3.50 and hot dogs $2.00/sushi $5.00 as well as a variety of beverages and snack items $.50-2.00. For your convenience we do have Lunch Punch Cards for sale in the school office for $20. The cards have increments of $.50-$2.00 and will be punched as the student spends. For more information please email Teresa at mason92@telus.net. Anyone that is interested in helping out on Wednesday’s at lunch can email Ken D pacdad2@gmail.com.

Monday

Federal Elections – polls are open 7 am – 7 pm. The results of the student polling station will be revealed on Tuesday morning.

Imagination Studio –lunch in the Project Room

Japan Meeting – This meeting is for students who have signed up and for all who are interested in travelling to Japan in March 2016. 7 pm library. Come find out more about the trip and enjoy some traditional tea and goodies.

Tuesday

Picture Retake Day – Students can have their pictures re-taken today or if they missed having their picture done earlier in the year. If you would like to purchase a package, forms are available in the office.

Power of Being a Girl – A group of our students are taking part today in activities that inspire and challenge girls in our community.

Orchestra – 5:30-7:45 pm at Journey in the band room.  LOOKING FOR BEGINNER VIOLIN AND CELLO STUDENTS.  STILL TIME TO ENROL.  CONTACT LORNA BJORKLUND AT JOURNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL for more information contact Lorna Bjorklund at lornabj@hotmail.com

Wednesday

Chess Club meets today at lunch

Student Council meets today at lunch

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Pizza $3.00 per slice. Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

Exploratory – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure, change of clothing etc.)

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 lunch in the Band Room

Grade Six immunizations for students who have handed in their forms

Friday

Professional Development Day – no school for students. The office will be open 8-4.

 
 

Congratulations! Brennan H. is the first student at Journey to reach 100% fluency in Reflex Math. That means he knows all of his multiplication facts! Brennan wins a Journey T-Shirt and one Free PAC lunch for his academic excellence. Other students are very close to reaching this goal too. Remember you can access this program at home too.

Monday

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday

Student Vote – begins today and goes on all week in classrooms

Cross Country Practice @ lunch

Orchestra course starts today, 5:30-7:45 pm at Journey in the band room.  LOOKING FOR BEGINNER VIOLIN AND CELLO STUDENTS.  STILL TIME TO ENROL.  CONTACT LORNA BJORKLUND AT JOURNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL. Special classes –5 for $50 through the Sooke Academy of Music –for beginning players—for more information contact Lorna Bjorklund at lornabj@hotmail.com

Wednesday

Great BC Shake Out Earthquake Drill today at 10:15. We will be simulating an earthquake (sounds over the PA system) and having students and staff, DROP, COVER, HOLD ON and evacuate the school. Families can find out more about being prepared at home at http://shakeoutbc.ca/

Chess Club meets today at lunch

Student Council meets today at lunch (Student Reps are needed from each class so come to the meeting if you would like to represent your class this year)

Vocal Group – meets today in the Band Room at lunch

PAC Food Day – Subway $3.50 Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Band Parents’ meeting – 7 pm in the library.  Discussing events, trips and getting to know one another in this new school year.

Thursday

Exploratory – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure, change of clothing etc.)

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 lunch in the Band Room

Friday

The usual early dismissal at 1:55 pm.

 
 

We had a fantastic week with all our events: Terry Fox Run we reached our goal of $1 per person at our school. We also had record shattered – Nick H. came in at 18:19 breaking the old record by just over a minute. Close on his heals were Kolton E.C. and Ike B. Irina K. and Zoe E. held hands as they worked together to be the first female athletes over the line followed a few seconds later by Moira M. The Tour de Rock Riders pedaled past us as we lined Charters Road to cheer them into Sooke. Chris P., Tyler L. Aleksei G. and Christian Z. all shaved their heads for the cause and between them presented almost $1500 to the riders! Ms. Kiefert’s class raised the most money and will take part in a campfire celebration at our fire pit. Thanks to all the families who sent in donations for these two great causes.

Journey students will be taking part in the Canada wide Student Vote on October 16th. For more information, parents can refer to studentvote.ca. This is an opportunity to learn about our political system and to celebrate democracy. Results will be made available on election day through local media.

Report from Integration Support Teacher, Nam Nguyen:

Hello parents and guardians, October is usually the busy time for gathering and collaborating on IEP’s. All teachers have received IEPs for their students who have one and we will be communicating with parents over any changes that may be needed beginning in November. New IEPs will be completed with parent input over the next few weeks. If you would like a copy of your child’s current IEP or if you have any questions, please contact me at 250-642-5881 or nnguyen@sd62.bc.ca

Donation of buttons needed – Our Home Economics Department is looking for any, and all, buttons you may have that would help make student projects even more awesome! If every student brought just one we would have 477 buttons! Thank you to those who have sent some in already.

PAC Information from PAC president, Teresa Mason:

We had our first PAC meeting of the year and would like to welcome our new executive members, Neil F. as our Vice President and Greg R. as our SPEAC representative.

Our next PAC meeting is October 13th at 7pm in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library. Everyone Welcome! Our meeting nights have been changed to the second Tuesday of the month.

Volunteer Opportunities: Every Wednesdays PAC provides a lunch for students to purchase. If you have an hour once a month and would like to help out please email Ken D. pacdad2@gmail.com . The Journey Halloween dance is coming up on October 29th, PAC will be providing concession and glow items if you would like to help please email me at mason92@telus.net

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

Monday

Exploratories Posted in Main Foyer – check out what exploratory you got into by checking the lists after recess today

Imagination Studio Club meets today in the Project room @ lunch.

Cross Country Practice @ lunch

Parent Meeting for Band Parents – postponed

Tuesday

Twoonie Tuesday – The Sooke Harbourside Lions are out in the community today collecting twoonies for our local Food Bank. Journey Dragons can by a Gum Pass for today only for $2. You will get a sticker to wear and you must bring your own gum. We will donated all proceeds to the Food Bank. Responsible chewing only.

Cross Country Practice @ lunch

Fire Drill @ 1:00 pm

Wednesday

Chess Club meets today at lunch

Student Council meets today at lunch (Student Reps are needed from each class so come to the meeting if you would like to represent your class this year)

PAC Food Day – Sushi $5 and Hotdogs $2. Drinks and other goodies also for sale

Cross Country Race today at Beaver Lake afterschool

Sumo-Bot Club meets at EMCS – for more information see or email Mr. Bedard gbedard@sd62.bc.ca

Thursday

Exploratory #1 begins – bring all your necessary equipment (ie: proper clothing, bike, helmet, sense of adventure)

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

Friday

All the staff at Journey wish your family a happy Thanksgiving on Monday.

Upcoming Events:

October 20 – Picture Retake Day

October 20th is the Power of Being a Girl conference in Colwood. Those grade 7 and 8 girls that are coming on the trip need to be at the school at 8:25 am. We will be back to Journey in time to catch the bus home.

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Each year we remind parents about the dangers of allergies and anaphylaxis. To ensure the safety of students and staff, all SD62 schools are allergy awareness schools. In accordance with the British Columbia Anaphylaxis Protection Order, parents, students, all school staff and the school community must be made aware of, and comply with, the District’s C-429 Anaphylaxis Policy and Regulations.

If your child has severe allergies and/or anaphylaxis, please contact your child’s principal to fill out an action form.

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused by a number of different foods, perfumes, medications, insect stings and other environmental substances. An anaphylactic reaction can be rapid and deadly, developing within seconds of exposure.

The safety of anaphylactic children in a school setting depends on the cooperation of the entire school community. As the occurrence of serious allergies continues to increase, it is essential that schools enter into a partnership with parents and medical professionals to protect anaphylactic children from potential tragedy.

We ask that parents respect that various students attending our schools have potentially fatal reactions to numerous foods and other products, and ask that you kindly consider this when sending certain foods to school in your child/children’s lunch. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions related to the type of products to which students in your son/daughter’s class may have an anaphylactic response.

We hope to be able to strike a balance between the right and convenience of all students to eat what they like and the allergic child’s right to relative safety in the school setting. Please join us this Wednesday at an Anaphylaxis Awareness event sponsored by SPEAC.

Date: Wednesday, September 30 Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Belmont Secondary School, 3041 Langford Lake Rd.

RSVP

Sincerely,

Jim Cambridge