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The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. Please see the attached letter for more information.

We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

 
 

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our Registration Page for more information.
Please note: if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.


DAILY HEALTH CHECKLIST

Parents/Guardians are required to assess their child(ren) for symptoms of COVID-19 daily prior to sending them to school.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • If your child has a sniffle and / or a cough that is not their norm, then please keep them home for two or three days. This will allow you to see how things develop.
  • If the cough is normal to the child, such as an asthma issue or a seasonal allergy, please inform your class teacher of this so that they know what to expect.
  • Thank you for your support as we all figure this out.

Daily health Assessment FAQ and Flowchart


ABSENCES

If your child is going to be absent from school please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca with the date, student’s name and grade in the subject line of the email.

LATE STUDENTS

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office upon their late arrival.

If your student will be arriving late to school please have them enter the building and report to the office. To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

EARLY PICK UPS

If you need to pick your child up early from school during the school day, please come to the staff parking lot entrance door at the back of the school. Once you are at the doors please make yourself visible so we can see you from the office and call the office to sign your student out.


PARENT HANDBOOK

Please take a look at our Parent Handbook which outlines many procedure that have changed due to COVID19. As their are updates we will highlight them in yellow.

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Feb 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School
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School News:

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

LEARNING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAM

Please see attached Poster on a Learning through Loss support program.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

School Change Requests, New Registrations for Grade 1-8 and Late French Immersion Registration is Now Open

See our website for more information.

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

LATE FOR SCHOOL? NEW!

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office if your student arrives after 9:00 a.m. Please have them report directly to the office

To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

PICKING UP EARLY?

If you need to pick your child up early from school during the school day, please come to the staff parking lot entrance door at the back of the school. Once you are at the doors please make yourself visible so we can see you from the office and call the office to sign your student out. Please come before recess times to make it easier to locate your student in a timely manner.

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

As we approach February and the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Self-Harm workshop for parents and caring adults who are parenting a child or youth with mental heath challenges.

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District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 

 

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

LATE FOR SCHOOL? NEW!

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office upon their late arrival.
If your student will be arriving late to school please have them enter the building and report to the office.

To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

PICKING UP EARLY?

If you need to pick your child up early from school during the school day, please come to the staff parking lot entrance door at the back of the school. Once you are at the doors please make yourself visible so we can see you from the office and call the office to sign your student out.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Please take a look at our Parent Handbook which outlines many procedure that have changed due to COVID19. As their are updates we will highlight them in yellow.

MASK WEARING WITHIN SCHOOLS

As per ministry guidelines all Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC) must wear a mask when they are within 2 meters of a student. If they are more than 2 meters away, they are not required to wear a mask. A TTOC may choose to take their mask off to read a passage from a book or to explain something while standing at the front of the class and this is acceptable as per ministry guidelines as long as no students are within the 2-meter radius.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

School Change Requests, New Registrations for Grade 1-8 and Late French Immersion Registration opens on Monday January 25th

See our website for more information.

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

Kindergarten Registration is now closed. Thank you for your patience as we work through all the registrations and contact each family in the coming days.

COPING WITH ANXIETY AND STRESS

A presentation for parents and caregivers is available through Nova Mental Health. Please see the attached POSTER for more information.

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

As we approach February and the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged
  • Cards must be in the school by Feb 8 so they can sit for 3 days before being distributed on Feb 11. Please have your student bring their cards to their classroom teacher by Feb 8.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

VIRTUAL MONEY FAIR

A great project for students in grades 4-8. More information HERE.

 
 

Dates to Remember:

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN from January 11-15 for the 2021-2022.

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information.

Supporting documents can be uploaded at the time of registration or emailed to Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

If you have any questions about registration please review our website for more information, the Registration Guide or email Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here

GO GIRLS VIRTUAL YOUTH GROUP

Go Girls is a program run by Big Brothers and Big Sisters. This winter they will be meeting virtually. More information HERE

HOME TOYS AT SCHOOL

This is a reminder that students should not bring stuffed toys to school, they are not COVID friendly because they can’t be easily disinfected. While many children enjoy bringing their own toys to school we ask that home toys are please kept at home.

Along the same line, we have seen an increase in the number of children bringing Pokémon cards to school. These are quite valuable and should not be brought to school. Any valuable toy, especially electronic toys, should not be brought to school. The school is not responsible for replacing lost personal items.


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

VIRTUAL MONEY FAIR

A great project for students in grades 4-8. More information HERE.

 

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

                                                         
Feb 12 –
Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information.

Supporting documents can be uploaded at the time of registration or emailed to Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

If you have any questions about registration please review our website for more information, the Registration Guide or email Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca
Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

WELCOME BACK!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! Happy 2021 Everyone!


District News and Links:

NOON HOUR SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS NEEDED

The school district is looking for Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to work on-call immediately. More information: Advertisement – Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call

SALVATION ARMY FOOD HAMPER DRIVE THROUGH

The salvation army is providing a complimentary food hamper pick up at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre on January 7. More information HERE

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Welcome Back Message from Mme Szalipszki

 

 
 

We had the most amazing visit from Santa himself yesterday! Have a look at the wonderful video that captured some of the magic of the afternoon:

Santa Visit Video

 
 

Dates to Remember:   


Dec 18 – Festive Pajama Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 –
Winter Break
Jan 4 – School Reopens
Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
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School News:

WINTER BREAK

Last day of school before winter break is this Friday December 18th. School will reopen on Monday January 4th! We hope you have a wonderful and safe break!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR SEPT 2021

Registration dates for new students for the 2021-2022 school year have now been announced. For more information please visit our website’s SCHOOL REGISTRATION PAGE

PAJAMA DAY – Friday December 18th

On the last day of school before Winter Break the whole school will be having a Pajama Day!

 

 

CLASSROOM TREATS

We are doing everything we can at the school to mitigate the spread of COVID.  We kindly ask that you do not send in snacks or treats to share with your child’s class.  We know that this is a fun, kind thing to do, but we need to keep our entire school community safe.  Part of keeping them safe is not sharing at this time.  Rather, you may consider making a donation to a local food bank.

TEACHER GIFTS

We appreciate that many families like to give gifts to teachers at this time of year. Due to risk of transmission of COVID-19 we suggest that families donate money or food to the local foodbank rather than give a gift to their teacher. At this time of year and especially this year there is tremendous need throughout our community.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information. Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

PARKING

Please respect our neighbours when you are parking to pick up or drop of your student(s).  Ensure you are not blocking driveways, fire hydrants or cross walks. THANK YOU!

 

 

LOST AND FOUND

We have arranged for our lost and found to be placed outside for parents to have access to. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing when viewing the lost and found racks. More information HERE

TERM 1 REPORT CARDS AND POINTS OF PROGRESS

For Elementary Students some teachers will be sending home paper report cards by December 18th while other teachers have been providing families with points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For Middle School Students some teachers will be reporting through your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account, these reports will be published on December 4th. Other teachers have provided points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For those receiving report cards through MyEducation BC REMEMBER to print your student’s report card for your records as they will expire from your portal account.

SELF CARE VIDEO SERIES

Self-care video series for parents, check out the Committee for Children YouTube Channel that has great parent resources for wellbeing.

MASK REMINDER

Thank you to all families for supporting John Stubbs’ efforts in following COVID-19 protocols. By wearing masks, you are helping to keep our students, staff and families as safe as possible. If we as a community are to limit the spread of COVID-19, we all need to make sure we are doing our part by wearing masks and socially distancing while dropping-off and picking up your child(ren) before and after school. Thank you for helping us keep the John Stubbs Community safe by doing your part!

 

PICK UP REMINDER

Please note that some teachers are required to lead their class through the courtyard up to the field each day after school. We ask that you help them get there safely by social distancing and making plenty of space for the class to pass by.

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Pac News:

SHUTTERFLY FUNDRAISER

If you purchase holiday cards, photo books or other photo items from Shutterfly, consider shopping through our storefront:  http://jspac.shutterflystorefront.com/

Shutterfly will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This is an ongoing fundraiser with no deadlines, so don’t forget to use our storefront anytime you use Shutterfly.

MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER

Purchasing labels?  Consider supporting PAC by ordering through our storefront:  https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/ (search for John Stubbs PAC).

Mabel’s will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This fundraiser is ongoing with no deadlines!

Feel free to email Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information. _____________________________________________________________________________________

District News and Links:

VIRTUAL PACE SHOW

Pace at Home for the Holidays! 1st ever virtual PACE show. More information HERE

 

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Dec 7 – 11 – Toonie Drive (See below for more information)
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break
Jan 4 – School Reopens
Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
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School News:

PARKING

Please respect our neighbours when you are parking to pick up or drop of your student(s).  Ensure you are not blocking driveways, fire hydrants or cross walks. THANK YOU!

 

LOST AND FOUND

We have arranged for our lost and found to be placed outside for parents to have access to. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing when viewing the lost and found racks. More information HERE

SPECIAL FESTIVE STUDENT EVENT

We are planning a special festive event on Thursday, December 17 for the entire school.  Please send your child to school with a special drink (hot chocolate in a thermos – make sure it isn’t too hot, milk, a juice box, or a water bottle).

 

REMOTE LEARNERS RETURNING TO IN CLASS

Remote learners who would like to return to in-class learning can do so on January 4, 2021. In order to have your child return to in-class learning we must have written confirmation sent to dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca by no later than Friday December 11, 2020.

TERM 1 REPORT CARDS AND POINTS OF PROGRESS

For Elementary families some teachers will be sending home paper report cards by December 18th while other teachers have been providing families with points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For Middle School Students some teachers will be reporting through your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account, these reports will be published on December 4th. Other teachers have provided points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For those receiving report cards through MyEducation BC REMEMBER to print your student’s report card for your records as they will expire from your portal account.

JOHN STUBBS TOONIE DRIVE

Please send your student in with a loonie or a toonie between Monday December 7th and Friday December 11th for our École John Stubbs Foodbank Drive. All money collected will be donated to the Goldstream foodbank. This is an opportunity for the students to support their community and help those in need during this very hard year. Don’t have any change at home? No problem! We will also have a donation section on the hot lunch page where you can donate online. All money should be given to the teacher, who will then forward it to the office. Food for thought: if each student brings in $2, we can raise $1700 for the foodbank! Amazing!

LIFETOUCH STUDENT PHOTOS

There have been questions regarding Lifetouch photo orders and when you might receive them. If your student had their photos taken at the school, the photos will come to the school. If you paid online the turnaround is much faster to receive your photos.  If you paid by cash/cheques, then there is a much longer turnaround. It takes about 2-3 weeks from the day you ordered  and paid for your photos for them to be printed and delivered to the school.

If your student is a remote learner and had their pictures taken at the Lifetouch studio then the pictures will be prepared for pickup at the studio, in this instance Lifetouch will be in contact with you when they are ready.

If you would like to check on your order please feel free to call Lifetouch at 1-800-884-4458

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

As we head into our wet and cold months please dress your student(s) appropriately for the weather. We always make it a priority to send the children outside in most weather conditions. ALL students need a waterproof coat, boots or a change of shoes. It is helpful for them to have a change of clothes in the classroom or in their backpack.

MASK REMINDER

Thank you to all families for supporting John Stubbs’ efforts in following COVID-19 protocols. By wearing masks, you are helping to keep our students, staff and families as safe as possible. If we as a community are to limit the spread of COVID-19, we all need to make sure we are doing our part by wearing masks and socially distancing while dropping-off and picking up your child(ren) before and after school. Thank you for helping us keep the John Stubbs Community safe by doing your part!

PICK UP REMINDER

Please note that some teachers are required to lead their class through the courtyard up to the field each day after school. We ask that you help them get there safely by social distancing and making plenty of space for the class to pass by.

HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR STUDENT(S) VERIFICATION FORMS?

VERIFICATION REPORTS WILL EXPIRE FROM YOUR PORTAL ACCOUNT ON DECEMBER 18, 2020

Recently you received an email* notifying you that your student(‘s) verification forms have now been published in your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account. Please ensure you review this information sheet by logging in to your portal account. Please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca with any changes that need to be made.

Student Verification Forms are a vital way to ensure the school has all your correct information on file. Please review such things as your address, contact phone numbers, those authorized to pick up your student and medical/legal alerts.

*Email notifications for the MyEducation Portal comes from sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca please double check your junk folders if you are having a hard time locating it.

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Pac News:

SHUTTERFLY FUNDRAISER

If you purchase holiday cards, photo books or other photo items from Shutterfly, consider shopping through our storefront:  http://jspac.shutterflystorefront.com/

Shutterfly will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This is an ongoing fundraiser with no deadlines, so don’t forget to use our storefront anytime you use Shutterfly.

MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER

Purchasing labels?  Consider supporting PAC by ordering through our storefront:  https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/ (search for John Stubbs PAC).

Mabel’s will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This fundraiser is ongoing with no deadlines!

Feel free to email Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information.

Feel free to email Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information. _____________________________________________________________________________________

District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

STRONG START EARLY LEARNING

Strong start is a free program where children aged 0-5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, can participate in organized sessions for play activities, circle time, etc. Please see the attached poster for more information.

ELEVATE DISC SPORTS

Elevate Disc Sports is running a 10 week ultimate frisbee program at Colwood Elementary starting in January.

Location: Colwood Elementary Field #1 (3000 Wishart Rd, Colwood, BC)
Dates: Saturdays, January 9 – March 13 (total of 10 sessions)
Age: All children in grades 3-12

Time:
Grade 3-5: 1:30-3 pm
Grade 6-8: 1-3 pm
Grade 9-12: 1-3 pm
Cost: $220-$350 per child

How to register: By clicking this link you will be taken directly to the registration page!

 

 
 
 
 
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