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Important Information:

**2018-2019 All grade 8 students will automatically be registered at Belmont Secondary School in the French Immersion Program for 2018-2019. If your grade 8 student plans to attend another Secondary School in our district, you must complete a school change request on line.

**École John Stubbs was on CTV news, in a news piece about our Loose Parts / Créactivité playground.  Check out the link below:

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1323024

Sports:

February 14th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team B) – Happy Valley and John Stubbs at Crystal View

February 15th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Millstream

Boys Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Willway

Other news:

The weather this week has been quite something, the rain has been amazing, awful and yet a wonderful reminder of where we live. We are asking parents to ensure their children have a rain coat in school, as well as good shoes or boots for the rain. We believe that children need fresh air and movement during the day as it supports their learning as well as a healthy body. We send children outside in everything but torrential rain or hail or terrible storms. Children need to have the right gear for this. When children come back into the school building after outside breaks in soaking sweatshirts or non-waterproof outerwear, they can struggle to do their best learning because they can’t focus or because they feel unwell in wet clothing. Please help by ensuring they have the right outerwear in school, as well as a change of clothes just in case.

Additionally, we are also looking for more changes of clothing for children in the elementary wing of our school.

Hockey Academy is being phased of École John Stubbs over the next years. In September 2018, Grade 6 students will no longer have this option. Our school has many other wonderful opportunities that children can explore. Please contact Mme Szalipszki if you have any questions.

Hockey Academy will continue for Grade 7 and 8 for next year (2018-2019).

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 12th                           – Family DaySchool is not in session.

Wednesday, February 14th            – Spirit Day – Red, White and Pink Day

Monday, February 19th                  – Scholastic Book Fair – week of Feb. 19-22

Hours 8:00am-9:00am, 12:20-1:00 and 2:30-4:30 Also open on Thursday night during the PAC movie night.

Thursday February 22nd              -PAC movie night (Scholastic Book Fair shopping too!)

 

BUS DRIVERS ON-CALL 

School District No.62 (Sooke) requires bus drivers to work. If you have a Class I or 2 B.C. Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, a medical certificate within the last six months and a valid First Aid Certificate, we are most interested in hearing from you!

For more information about our District, please refer to our web site at www.sd62.bc.ca

Rate of pay: $23.29/hr.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:
Dawn Israel, Human Resources Assistant, School District No.62 (Sooke), 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1

Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call
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 $21.94.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Read-a-thon

Minutes have been tallied, donations counted and we are thrilled to report that this year’s Read-a-Thon was a success. Throughout the school, over 30 000 minutes were read and a total of $2638 was collected. This will be used to purchase new French books for the library. For their amazing reading and fundraising efforts, Mme. Grieve’s grade 4 class have earned a special class treat. Collectively, the class read 6130 minutes and raised $357. Special congratulations to Sasha in gr. 4 who read more than 75 minutes per day and Maria in gr. 6 who read for nearly four hours each day. Special thanks and congratulations to Isla in gr. 6 for logging lots or minutes as well as raising the most money. From guest readers to milk & cookies and dressing as a favourite book character, it was a wonderful literacy filled week. Thank you for your support.

 
 

Important Dates:

Wednesday, January 31st Belmont Information Night for Grade 8 Students and Parents.
Please arrive by 6:30pm for the Powerpoint Presentation in our Belmont Theatre.  From 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Have your questions answered,  visit the display tables and learn about the various programs offered next year, speak with teachers and take an opportunity to tour the school.

Ready, Set, Learn – Elementary Gym – 6pm-7pm.

Wednesday, February 7th – PAC Meeting 6:30pm Library Learning Commons.

Thursday, February 8th – PAC’s Carnival Pancake breakfast.

Friday, February 9th – PAC’s Hot Lunch.

Monday, February 12th – Family Day – School is not in session.

 

 
 

umbrellaIn light of yesterday’s earthquake in Alaska and Tsunami warning we would like to reassure parents that our school has an excellent emergency protocol and thanks to our PAC, we have enough water and food for our school for three days.  In the event of an emergency we would keep your children safe and parents/guardians would come to the school to sign out their child using our protocols for emergency release of students.

In other news….

  • -Our Middle School Girls participated in the Hackergal Coding Challenge just before Christmas. They did really well and were on Shaw TV! Have a look at this link to see our students! https://youtu.be/QJO3FM2hOdo

-Our ‘Creactivité’ playground has been a lot of fun for the students.. It is available during morning and lunch recesses and includes such this as tires, pipes, a suitcase, an old paddling pool and other cool things. But, the objects are starting to ware out and we need more. We have discovered that bigger objects last longer, and are fun.

  • If about 20 or 30 families could help us with this every two months or so, we’d be able to maintain this fun playground very easily! The kids LOVE it, so please help! You could buy the objects or you could donate ones that are found around your home. Here are some of the things we’d love parents to be able to send into school for this fun recess activity: 5 or 6 clean tarps of different sizes, 4” pipe connectors (elbows/joints to connect the pipes), 2 large spindles (the ones that are used to wrap electrical wire around at construction sites, there is a place on Bridge street that could supply them), strong and thick rope of different lengths, big metal pots and pans, metal utensils that are solid (make great ‘music’!), large plastic gardening buckets (lots!), corrugated plastic pipes (different diameters, 2”, 3”, 4”) that would be used for garden water drainage, logs (bark removed) that are different diameters but which won’t give splinters, planks of wood cut round (different diameter, smooth for no splinters), old keyboards, and anything that isn’t glass or ceramic or made from a breakable substance. Please help if you can.

Important Dates:

Friday, January 26th – “Dress as your favourite book character” day.  Students will have milk and cookies with their class.  Please send a cookie or two and a non-breakable cup with your child on January 26th.  Thank you to our PAC for providing milk for all students.

Saturday, January 27th – National Family Literacy Day with many events taking place throughout the community.  Please see the attached information sheet for events in the Westshore or visit https://southislandliteracy.com/ to find events in the surrounding areas.

Monday, January 29th – Registration opens at 8am for Kindergarten/Late French/French Immersion for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration is done on line. http://registration.sd62.bc.ca/

Wednesday, January 31st – Ready, Set, Learn in the Elementary Gym 6pm-7pm.

Wednesday, February 7th – PAC Meeting 6:30pm Library Learning Commons.

Thursday, February 8th – PAC’s Carnival Pancake breakfast.

Friday, February 9th – PAC’s Hot Lunch.

Monday, February 12th – Family Day – School is not in session.

 
 

Reminder:

Thursday, January 18th – Kindergarten Information Night at 6pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Tuesday, January 23rd – Late French Immersion Information Night at 6:30pm in the Library Learning Commons.

 
 

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École John Stubbs is celebrating National Literacy week all next week with our Read-a-Thon. Information will be sent home with all students this week. Kick off assemblies will be held Friday, Jan. 26th. We encourage all students to start recording the number of minutes they have read in their reading logs.  Special guests will be visiting classes and various literacy activities will be taking place all next week.

There will be no library book exchanges next week. Instead, students will visit the library and have a chance to choose a gently used, donated, book from the book swap.

Attached is the information that was sent home in a downloadable format.

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Important Dates:

Thursday, January 18th – Kindergarten Information Night at 6pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Tuesday, January 23rd – Late French Immersion Information Night at 6:30pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Friday, January 26th – “Dress as your favourite book character” day.  Students will have milk and cookies with their class.  Please send a cookie or two and a non-breakable cup with your child on January 26th.  Thank you to our PAC for providing milk for all students.

Saturday, January 27th – National Family Literacy Day with many events taking place throughout the community.  Please see the attached information sheet for events in the Westshore or visit https://southislandliteracy.com/ to find events in the surrounding areas.

Monday, January 29th – Registration opens at 8am for Kindergarten/Late French/French Immersion for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration is done on line. http://registration.sd62.bc.ca/

Wednesday, January 31st – Ready, Set, Learn in the Elementary Gym 6pm-7pm

 

 

 
 

Starting at 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 29, 2018,  Kindergarten through to grade 8 registration is open.  Please click on the following link to register:  http://registration.sd62.bc.ca

Parents must present proof of child’s age (birth certificate or passport) to the school within 14 calendar days of submitting the registration.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night is Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Late French Immersion Information Night (Grade 6), is Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Please Note: Registration after these dates will be subject to space availability. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received and families are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Within 14 calendar days of registering, you must provide the school with the following documentation: · Proof of Age.

 
 

Welcome back to a brand new year and happy 2018 to you and your families!

Food Bank: Thank you to everyone for their very generous donations. On December 22nd, the Goldstream Food Bank came to pick up all of your amazing food and hamper donations. The PAC presented them with a cheque for a whopping $1,100 from the elementary Christmas shopping that took place at the beginning of December. It really goes to show that every little bit counts.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 15th – Non Instructional Day – school is not in session.

Wednesday, January 17th – PAC Meeting – 6:30pm Learning Commons.

Thursday, January 18th – Kindergarten Information Night 6pm – Learning Commons.

Tuesday, January 23rd – Late French Immersion (Gr.6) Information Night 6:30pm – Learning Commons.

   

 

 
 

Christmas Lights

 

JOYEUX NOËL ÉCOLE JOHN STUBBS PARENTS AND STUDENTS!

 From all of the staff at École John Stubbs Memorial School, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year!

 

Concert: The Elementary Concerts will be on Wednesday December 20th at 1:30 and 6:00 in the Middle School Gym. Please see attached memo. The classes that will be performing will be: Mme Mardi, M. Franck, Helene, Mme Marshall, M. Button, Mme Cookson, Mme Le, Mme Crombie, Mme Karen, Mlle Watts, Mme Manon, and the elementary Choir.

Please consider bringing a cash or food donation for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Middle School Band Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 6:00. Admission is also by donation.

Christmas Hamper Drive: Deadline December 22nd: We are asking you to donate items for Christmas hampers. Until December 22nd we will be collecting food, hamper items, and/or cash donations.   Admission to the Elementary concerts and Middle School Band concert on December 20th and 21st is by donation. You can also bring donations to your child’s classroom. The Goldstream Food Bank will pick up your much needed and very much appreciated donations on December 22 and will help build the hampers for families in need. Thank you.

Report Card Envelopes: Please remember to sign your child’s report card envelope and return it to his/her teacher for the next term’s report card.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday December 20th: Elementary Concerts at 1:30 and 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Thursday December 21st: Middle School Band Concert at 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Friday December 22nd: Christmas Hamper pick up. Last Day of School before Winter Break.

Monday January 8th: Schools reopen

 
 

Due to today’s snowfall, all schools in District 62 will be closed from instruction today, Tuesday, December 19th.  Staff will remain at the schools until students can be picked up and/or returned home safely.  A decision regarding school closures for tomorrow will be made by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20.

 
 

holiday break

Play: A Charlie Brown Christmas – at Belmont Secondary. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the front office at Belmont, or online: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index. Tickets will also be available at the door. $10 for Adults; $5 for students.

Concert: Parents and Guardians, we would like to invite you to our upcoming concerts. The Elementary Concerts will be on Wednesday December 20th at 1:30 and 6:00 in the Middle School Gym.  The classes that will be performing will be: Mme Mardi, M. Franck, Helene, Mme Marshall, M. Button, Mme Cookson, Mme Le, Mme Crombie, Mme Karen, Mlle Watts, Mme Manon, and the elementary Choir.

Please consider bringing a cash or food donation for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Middle School Band Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 6:00. Admission is also by donation.

Christmas Tree Sale: Are you looking for a place to get a great Christmas tree? Would you like to support a district program? Look no further! Head to Westshore Center for Learning on Old Island Highway. Westshore students are selling trees from December 1st-17th.

10,000 Tonight: Students from Belmont, Royal Bay, and Edward Milne will be going out into their communities to collect food donations for the Goldstream and Sooke Food Banks. Their collective goal is to gather AT LEAST 30,000 donations – either food or cash. Drivers are needed to take students on the routes, so if you’re able to spend an hour or so on a route -or two- head over to your local high school at 5:00 or later. Bring your driver’s license and insurance papers to sign in. Welcome these high schoolers if they come to your door. It’s really great to see them out in the community, working together towards a common goal. Thanks for any help you can give to help support our community.

Christmas Hamper Drive: Deadline December 22nd From December 11th until December 22nd we will be collecting food, hamper items, and/or cash donations.   Admission to the Elementary concerts and Middle School Band concert on December 20th and 21st is by donation. You can also bring donations to your child’s classroom. The Goldstream Food Bank will pick up your much needed and very much appreciated donations on December 22 and will help build the hampers for families in need.

Report Cards and Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA’s): Elementary students received their report cards already and grade 4 students received their FSA results either with their report card, or on December 1st. Middle School students will be receiving their report cards on Friday December 15th. Grade 7 students will receive their FSA results with their report cards. Please remember to sign your child’s report card envelope and return it to his/her teacher for the next term’s report card.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, December 14th – PAC Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the middle school foyer.  Please have your child bring their own mug.

Friday December 15th: Middle School Report Cards to home.

– PAC Meeting 1:30pm – Learning Commons

Tuesday December 19th: Return signed report card envelopes

Wednesday December 20th: Elementary Concerts at 1:30 and 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Thursday December 21st: Middle School Band Concert at 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Friday December 22nd: Holiday Hamper pick up. Last Day of School before Winter Break.

Monday January 8th: Schools reopen

 

 
 
 
 
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