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Registration for Late French Immersion continues at Journey. Students currently in grade 5 can register online for next year. The minimum number is 18 students and we are getting closer to having that number!

It’s Volleyball season at Journey – As you can see from our schedule below! We also have open volleyball at lunch for all students. Come out and play volleyball at lunchtime. The days announced each morning so listen carefully! Thanks to all our coaches.

Monday

Circus Workshop – If your child doesn’t come home today it might be because they ran away with the circus! Today all students in Grade 7 will have an opportunity to learn a few skills!

7/8 Boys’ Volleyball games @ Central afterschool – Go, Dragons Go!

First Nations presenters Earl Buxton Jr. and JB Williams will be sharing their knowledge to Div. 3, 4, and 5 regarding BC natural disasters

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. 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Jr. Girls Volleyball game @ John Stubbs afterschool – Go, Dragons Go!

Jr. Boys volleyball practice at lunch 

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

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 Hotdogs and Sushi. “VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE LUNCHES. Please come to the main foyer at 11:30am if you can help. Thank you!” 

 

Student council at lunch – new members always welcome to Mme. Abell’s room #2247 – Topics today CARNIVAL & MASQUERADE BALL

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

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice after school 3-4 p.m. (new day) 

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

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

Volleyball – Gr. 8 Girls’ VB game @ Glanford afterschool. Bump, volley, set – and have fun Dragons

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice 3-4 pm – just when you thought you knew it all, there’s another practice!

Thursday

Exploratories – bring everything you need (especially those exploratories that often require a change of clothes – school is so much fun)

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.

Gamers’ Club at lunch in the Main Lab (Mrs. Bridal would like all students to know that if you are running into the room or rough housing you will be asked to leave)

Junior Boys volleyball team will be playing their first Jamboree at Dunsmuir at 3:45 pm.  Parent drivers to meet at the Journey foyer at 2:20pm. Play well and have fun Dragons!

Friday

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

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.

 
 

Her Honour, Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of BC made a visit to our school on Wednesday to help kick-off a year of celebrating Canada’s 150 years of Confederation. Our student performances were outstanding and she left here impressed and knowing a little more about our school. Teamwork really paid off. Thank you to our talented students and staff for putting together a wonderful experience.

Thank you to the families who came out to the Late French Immersion Information Meeting – Registration begins Monday @ 6:00 a.m. online.

Thank you to PAC for sponsoring our Hypnotist performer, Scott Ward. A fun time was had by all!

Community Message: REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SPRING SOCCER ACADEMY AT SSC Spring Program – Feb 6 – April 10   See www.sookesoccer.com for more details. Also SSC is hosting a CLUB WIDE BOTTLE DRIVE SUN FEB 5 10am-4pm to raise money for our new turf field.  Donations greatly appreciated!

Monday

Open volleyball at lunch. Come out and play volleyball at lunchtime. The days announced each morning so listen carefully!

Registration for Late French Immersion begins today (current grade 5 students eligible).

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. 

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

7/8 Boys’ Volleyball games @ home: Dunsmuir & Royal Oak – Go Team Dragon!

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

Student council at lunch – new members always welcome to Mme. Abell’s room #2247

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

Jr. Girls Volleyball practice after school 3-4 p.m. (new day) 

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

Exploratories begin today – bring everything you need (clothing, bikes, eggs etc)

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

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

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.

Saturday –  Come out and enjoy Sooke School District’s night at the Victoria Royals Game.  Part of the proceeds go to our school  promo code: SD62NIGHT for $10

 
 

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.