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Parents,

The website for ordering school supplies is now live. Please go to www.schoolstart.ca and select parent shop.

Click on province and the city is Victoria, look down the list for École John Stubbs. Once on that page there is a button for ordering online, it will then ask you what grade.

If there are any problems, please contact School Starts directly. The online ordering for home delivery before school starts is open until August 1st.

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Friday, June 15th– Parent Appreciation Tea and Art Project Unveiling @2:30 pm Elementary Gym.  Please allow us to show you our appreciation and please have a look at our beautiful new art project.

Monday, June 18 –Middle School Band Concert at lunch in the Courtyard.

Thursday, June 21– Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.

Monday, June 25– Elementary Beach Day – see info below.

Tuesday, June 26– Middle School Fun Day@JDF.

Wednesday, June 27 – Middle School Assembly 10:50 a.m.

Thursday, June 28th  – Last Day of School and Elementary School Assembly 10:50 a.m.

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AROUND OUR SCHOOL…..

ELEMENTARY BEACH DAY

A notice/consent form has gone home with your Elementary School child this week in regards to Elementary Beach Day on Monday, June 25th.  Please take a moment to read over the information on the parent letter and then sign the permission form on the reverse.  You only need to send back the permission section.

Itinerary:
9:00 a.m.         Leave John Stubbs
9:30 a.m.         Arrive at Witty’s Lagoon main parking lot on Metchosin Road
1:45 p.m.         Leave Witty’s Lagoon main parking lot on Metchosin Road
2:15 p.m.         Arrive back at John Stubbs

For the day, your son/daughter will need:

  • Appropriate walking shoes for the hike to the beach
  • Layered clothing to accommodate the changing weather
  • Backpack
  • Drink and a snack
  • Bagged lunch with extra drinks
  • Sunscreen – apply before coming to school
  • Hat
  • Shorts or bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Optional:  beach games, beach toys (e.g. buckets, shovels)

 

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Tuesday, June 12 – Middle School Band Concert at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Middle School Gym.
Wednesday, June 13 – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 18 – Middle School Band Concert at lunch in the Courtyard.
Friday, June 15th – Parent Appreciation Tea.  Details to follow.
Thursday, June 21– Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25– Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26– Middle School Fun Day.
Wednesday, June 27 – Middle School Assembly 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, June 28
– Last Day of School and Elementary School Assembly 10:50 a.m.

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 AROUND OUR SCHOOL…..

-A notice/consent form will be going home with your Elementary School child this week in regards to Elementary Beach Day on Monday, June 25th. Please take a moment to read over the information on the parent letter and then sign the permission form on the reverse. You only need to send back the permission section, you can keep the rest of the form as it shows the itinerary, safety guidelines and what your child will need for the day.

-At this time of year when the weather is so nice, many teachers will take advantage of the blue sky and take their class outside at the end of the day. This makes it very difficult for the office to get messages to your student if plans are not made at the beginning of the day. We understand that things happen and messages are needed, but if at all possible make plans with your student before the school day begins.

-It is suggested that if at all possible, not to send your student in flip flops as we are getting many scraped toes and slivers from the wood chips. As well, please send your student with sunscreen on and water bottles, and remind them to drink lots of water throughout the day. The teachers will do so as well.

-If your child will not be attending John Stubbs in September 2018, can you please let the office staff know. You can either call 250-478-5571 or email us at johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca.

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 AROUND OUR COMMUNITY…..

Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!! Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018 Time: 10am-2pm Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road

RUGBY CANADA DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

– WESTSHORE HOMESTAY PROGRAM: FAMILIES NEEDED!!

In September 2018, the Rugby Canada Development Academy will begin its second year based in the Westshore out of Belmont Secondary School.  Its goal is for young female rugby players to attain the necessary skills to become leaders in their sport, academics and the community.  However, for this program to be successful it needs to be supported by family members, friends, teachers, coaches and role models.

Adam Kleeberger (former men’s 7s and 15s national team player) is currently Rugby Canada’s Lead Skill Development, Strength and Conditioning Coach.   Charlotte Haley will be the Academy Resource Teacher, and will be overseeing the academic component of the academy. Adam and Charlotte want to ensure these young athletes have a safe and positive experience both on and off the field.

HOMESTAY FAMILY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete Online Host Family Application Form
  • Application reviewed by Rugby Canada Staff – Preference given for Homestay families that are able to accommodate more than one athlete, family of a current academy athlete, distance to school/training facility, and previous experience with billeting athletes.
  • In House Interview Conducted
  • Reference checks – Criminal and Vulnerable Persons
  • Attend Orientation Meeting and Complete Agreement

The homestay families will be compensated ($800/month).

There will be an information night on June 25th from 7pm-8pm at the Al Charron Centre (Rugby Canada) in the Boardroom.

For more information in regards to the academy please visit Rugby.ca https://rugby.ca/en/hq/development-academy

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information please contact Adam Kleeberger at akleeberger@rugby.ca

 
 

On Saturday, June 2nd our Military Police Liaison Officer, LS Andree Noyes, has arranged a Bike Rodeo.  It will take place in our school’s bus loop area. Come and have fun and learn about safe biking! Children will be able to decorate their bikes and play games. Parents, it’s a great chance to meet more parents in our school community.

 

 
 

Around our School…..

Parking: Parents and guardians, there are designated parking spots around the school and the neighborhood. Please do not park in unmarked areas and block the neighbors from coming in or out of their driveways, or from having their garbage and recycling picked up. The MP’s will give you a ticket if you are parked incorrectly. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone in our community safe.

-Reminder to parents that especially at this of year when the weather is so nice, many teachers will take advantage of the blue sky and take their class outside at the end of the day. This makes it very difficult for the office to get messages to your student if plans are not made at the beginning of the day. We understand that things happen and messages are needed, but if at all possible make plans with your student before the school day begins.

-It is suggested that if at all possible, not to send your student in flip flops as we are getting many scraped toes and slivers from the wood chips.

-If your child will not be attending John Stubbs in September 2018, can you please let the office staff know. You can either call 250-478-5571 or email us at johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca.

-Please send your student with sunscreen on and water bottles and remind them to drink lots of water throughout the day.
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The weeks ahead…..

Wednesday, May 30 –
-Jump Rope for Heart
-Spirit Wednesday – Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes.
Friday, June 1
– Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
– District Track Meet
– Last PAC Hot lunch of the year
Monday, June 4 – Library books returned to the library this week.
Tuesday, June 12 – Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13 – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 18 – Middle School Band Concert at lunch in the Courtyard.
Thursday, June 21– Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25– Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26– Middle School Fun Day.
Wednesday, June 27 – Middle School Assembly 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, June 28th
– Last Day of School and Elementary School Assembly 10:50 a.m.
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Around Our Community…..
Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!!
Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

-Scholastic Book Fair BOGO –
Friday May 25: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Monday May 28: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Tuesday, May 29th –
-Grade 7 & 8 to Dunsmuir for Robb Nash Presentation.
Wednesday, May 30th –
-Grade 6 LFI Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
-Jump Rope for Heart – details to come.
-Spirit Wednesday – Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes.
Friday, June 1st
– Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
– District Track Meet
– Last PAC Hot lunch of the year
Monday, June 4th – Library books returned to the library this week.
Tuesday, June 12th – Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 18th – Middle School Band Concert at lunch in the Courtyard.
Thursday, June 21st- Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25th– Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26th– Middle School Fun Day.
Thursday, June 28th– Last Day of School.
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Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge presents “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Venue: Belmont Theatre
Time: 7pm
Dates: May 22-25, 2018
Tickets: Students $5, Adults $10 (Tickets available at Belmont’s Office).

Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!!
Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Thursday, May 17th – Victoria Symphony Concert (gr. 3-5) to Belmont.
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day – School is not in session.
Wednesday, May 23rd -Spirit Wednesday – Career Day – Journée de carrière (employ).
Thursday, May 24th –
-Vendor and Craft Market. See below for more info.
-Scholastic Book Fair BOGO
Thursday May 24: 8:15 -9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 8pm.
Friday May 25: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Monday May 28: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Tuesday, May 29th –
-Grade 7 & 8 to Dunsmuir for Robb Nash Presentation.
Wednesday, May 30th –
-Grade 6 LFI Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
-Jump Rope for Heart.
-Spirit Wednesday – Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes.
Friday, June 1st– Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
Tuesday, June 12th – Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 21st- Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25th– Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26th– Middle School Fun Day.
Thursday, June 28th– Last Day of School.

A message from your PAC…
Ecole John Stubbs is proud to once again host the Scholastic BOGO Spring book fair. The book fair will be open before school (8:15 to 9:15), during lunch hour (12:15 to 1:15) and after school (2:45 to 3:45) Thursday May 24, Friday May 25th and Monday May 28. We will also be open from 4 to 8pm on Thursday May 24th to accommodate those that cannot visit during school hours as well as for all the schools in the district and any community members that would like to check out these awesome deals.
As always, this event is volunteer organized and run so just an hour of your time would make a big difference! Here is the sign-up link for your convenience:
http://signup.com/login/entry/927015805831438059
We are also adding to the fun this year by hosting our community vendor fair from 4 to 8pm on Thursday May 24th. Come and check out amazing deals on books and awesome products from people in our community! Details about which vendors will be in attendance will follow shortly.
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Around our school….

Bus Driver Appreciation Day – Friday, May 18, 2018
As a District, we believe it is important to recognize the work that our staff does on behalf of children and families. One important group that too often does not get acknowledgement for their important work is our bus drivers. Each day they safely transport over 3,000 Sooke District students to and from school. Please take a moment to show your appreciation to your bus drivers on this day (and every day).

Vendor and Craft Market – Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Vendor and Craft market will take place in the elementary gym 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We are still looking for vendors! Should you wish to book a table, please complete the updated VENDOR APPLICATION and submit to the main office as soon as possible and no later than May 17th.
Should you have any questions, please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com
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Around your Community…

Social Media Awareness and Parenting the Digital World
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Belmont Theatre

Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge presents “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Time: 7pm
Dates: May 22-25, 2018
Tickets: Students $5, Adults $10 (Tickets available at Belmont’s Office).

Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!!
Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Wednesday, May 9thPAC Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Library.
Wednesday, May 16th
-K-5 Assembly in Middle School Gym 11-11:45 p.m. Dance Unlimited Performance.
-Spirit Wednesday –  TV Show Character Day – Journée d’un personnage d’une émission de télé.
Thursday, May 17th –  Victoria Symphony Concert (gr. 3-5) to Belmont.
Wednesday, May 23rd
-Spirit Wednesday –  Career Day – Journée  de carrière (employ).
Thursday, May 24th
-Vendor and Craft Market.
-Scholastic Book Fair BOGO –
Thursday May 24: 8:15 -9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 8pm.
Friday May 25: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Monday May 28: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Tuesday, May 29th
-Grade 7 & 8 to Dunsmuir for Robb Nash Presentation.
-Last Popcorn for Peeps of the year.
Wednesday, May 30th
-Grade 6 LFI Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
-Jump Rope for Heart – details to come.
-Spirit Wednesday – Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes.
Friday, June 1st          Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
Tuesday, June 12th    Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13th  – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 21st-   Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25th     Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26th     Middle School Fun Day.
Thursday, June 28th–   Last Day of School.

**Bussing information
We’ve been receiving calls about PEN’s (Personal Education Number) and just wanted to clarify that parents do not need PEN’s to sign their child up for school bussing. All they need to do is:

  • Create an account (They do not need to sign a consent form for this)
  • Click on the “Items” tab
  • If their children are already attached, they select the “School District #62 (Sooke)” tab and choose the 2018/2019 School Bus Registration form.

Parents must receive a confirmation email into their email (check trash/junk) to know that you have successfully registered. If you don’t receive the email then something didn’t work.
FYI: Our District is setting up School Cash Online in various schools over the summer so you will eventually need your child’s PEN for paying school fees such as athletic, yearbook, locker, etc. If your child is in Middle School you can find their PEN on the top left hand corner of their report card. If your child is in Elementary School you will need to call the office for their PEN.

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Around our school….

Bus Driver Appreciation Day  –   Friday, May 18, 2018
As a District, we believe it is important to recognize the work that our staff does on behalf of children and families.  One important group that too often does not get acknowledgement for their important work is our bus drivers.  Each day they safely transport over 3,000 Sooke District students to and from school. Please take a moment to show your appreciation to your bus drivers on this day (and every day).
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Vendor and Craft Market – Thursday, May 24, 2018
It will now take place with the Book Fair on the evening of THURSDAY MAY 24th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (with setup for Vendors starting from 3:00 pm).  It will still take place in the elementary gym.
We are still looking for vendors!  This Book Fair is typically a very busy event as it is a district wide book fair.  Should you wish to book a table, please complete the updated VENDOR APPLICATION attached to this e-mail and submit to the main office as soon as possible and no later than May 17th.
Should you have any questions, please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com
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Around your Community…

Social Media Awareness and Parenting the Digital World
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Belmont Theatre

Colwood Fire Department – Open House – Fun for the whole Family!!
Date: Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Colwood Fire Station, 3215 Metchosin Road

 
 

Calendar 2018-19 revised Apr. 24, 2018

Colour Calendar_2018-19

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Thursday, May 3rd –   PAC Spring Fair. See below for more info.
Friday, May 4th –        Non-Instructional Day – School is not in session.
Monday, May 7th –     Music Monday. See below for more info.
Wednesday, May 16th – K-5 Assembly in Middle School Gym 11-11:45 p.m. Dance Unlimited Performance
Thursday, May 17th –  Victoria Symphony Concert (gr. 3-5) to Belmont.
Thursday, May 24th – Vendor and Craft Market (no longer held at the Spring Fair). See below for more info.
Thursday May 24th -Scholastic Book Fair BOGO –
Thursday May 24: 8:15 -9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 8pm
Friday May 25: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm
Monday May 28: 8:15 to 9:15, 12 to 1pm, 2:45 to 4pm.
Tuesday, May 29th –    Grade 7 & 8 to Dunsmuir for Robb Nash Presentation.
Tuesday, May 29th – Last Popcorn for Peeps of the year
Wednesday, May 30th – Grade 6 LFI Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
Wednesday, May 30th – Jump Rope for Heart – details to come.
Friday, June 1st          Kindergarten Orientation – information has been emailed to parents.
Wednesday, June 6th PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12th    Middle School Band Concert – Parents Welcome! 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 21st-   Grade 8 Dinner and Dance at Olympic View.
Monday, June 25th     Elementary Beach Day.
Tuesday, June 26th     Middle School Fun Day.
Thursday, June 28th–   Last Day of School.

**Bussing information

We’ve been receiving calls about PEN’s (Personal Education Number) and just wanted to clarify that parents do not need PEN’s to sign their child up for school bussing. All they need to do is:

  1. Create an account (You do not need to sign a consent form for this)
  2. Click on the “Items” tab
  3. If their children are already attached, they select the “School District #62 (Sooke)” tab and choose the 2018/2019 School Bus Registration form.

Parents must receive a confirmation email into their email (check trash/junk) to know that you have successfully registered. If you don’t receive the email then something didn’t work.

FYI: Our District is setting up School Cash Online in various schools over the summer so you will eventually need your child’s PEN for paying school fees such as athletic, yearbook, locker, etc. If your child is in Middle School you can find their PEN on the top left hand corner of their report card. If your child is in Elementary School you will need to call the office for their PEN.

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Around our school….

Spirit Wednesday for the whole school is back at John Stubbs thanks to the leadership team.
When your child participates, please make sure the school rules are followed such as no masks, no toys that promote violence.  The June themes will be posted at a later date.
Thank you for your participation!

May 9: Dress in one solid colour day – Journée d’une couleur solide-
May 16: TV Show Character Day – Journée d’un personnage d’une émission de télé-
May 23: Career Day – Journée  de carrière (emploi)
May 30: Fun Socks Day – Journée de chaussettes amusantes
Spring Fair – May 3rd Our Spring Fair will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm. We are also accepting donations for the silent auction and raffles. Any questions please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com_

 Music Monday – Monday, May 7th – This is a Country wide event celebrating music. Students across Canada will all be singing the same songs at the same time. Gr. K-5 will walk to the Q Center to participate in Music Monday. They will depart John Stubbs at approximately 9am and return at approximately 11:30am.   Please check with your teacher to see if they require parent volunteers.

Vendor and Craft Market – May 24th

The date for the Vendor & Craft Market previously set to be held at the Spring Fair has been changed.  It will now take place with the Book Fair on the evening of THURSDAY MAY 24th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (with setup for Vendors starting from 3:00 pm).  It will still take place in the elementary gym.  Please note that the Spring Fair will still proceed on the original date of May 3rd as planned.

We are still looking for vendors!  This Book Fair is typically a very busy event as it is a district wide book fair.  Should you wish to book a table, please complete the updated VENDOR APPLICATION attached to this e-mail and submit to the main office as soon as possible and no later than May 17th.

Should you have any questions, please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com
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Around your Community…

Westshore Basketball Summer Camps – please see attached poster.

Royal Bay Secondary’s Black Wing Theatre Company Presents: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Performances:   May 3,4,10,11 @ 7pm

May 5 @ 2pm

Please see attached poster for prices.

Times Colonist Book Drive and Book Sale

Once again, the Times Colonist is having their annual Book Drive and Book Sale on May 5/6 from 9am-3pm at the Victoria Curling Club. Hardcover books $3, Soft Cover books $2, Children’s Books $1.

Proceeds support literacy in the Greater Victoria area and this includes John Stubbs!

Drop off used books between 9am and 3:30pm on April 21/22 at the Victoria Curling Club.

“Taking Action” Leadership Conference – please see attached poster.

On Saturday, May 5th, Belmont Secondary will be hosting the ‘Taking Action’ Leadership Conference. This is a great opportunity for youth to engage with community leaders, and learn more about the issues facing their communities. MP Alistair MacGregor will be the event’s keynote speaker, while other presenters include guests from organizations such as Our Place, Education is Power, and Island Sexual Health.
If you and your students are interested in attending, please fill out the attached Google form, or visit belmontleadershipconference.weebly.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Social Media Awareness and Parenting the Digital World – please see attached poster.

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: Belmont Theatre

 

 
 
 
 
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