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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.


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
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