Friday, November 25th – Professional Development Day, school is not in session.
EJSMS PAC is happy to offer the primary students (K-2) “Christmas Shopping Days” on December 5th and 6th. A newsletter has been handed out to the teachers so check your primary students backpack for more information. Families wishing to participate are asked to donate new and/or gently used items as gift to the event in the minimum number their child(ren) will shop for. All proceeds from this event go to the Goldstream Food Bank.
A message from the office: Just a reminder that Ecole John Stubbs has a policy that we try to limit interruptions during instructional time. We appreciate that emergencies do come up and you need to contact your child during the school day. The office staff will do their very best to address these emergency situations however we have 625 students. Please make every effort to communicate with your child before leaving for school any changes to their regular schedule. Thank you.
Survey: SD62 Strategic Plan
The district is working on its strategic and capital plans and needs your input! Help us plan for our students’ future by getting involved in the Sooke School District’s strategic planning process. Through engagement with parents, staff, students and stakeholders, we will create a road map that will include milestones to help chart our progress and ensure we remain on track towards achieving these goals.
We know your time is valuable so we’ve created a short five-question survey. Share your opinions with us – all responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 5.
If the above link doesn’t work, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/sd62/strategic-planning/
We are pleased to announce that École John Stubbs Memorial will once again participate in ‘Stuff the Bus’, supported by BC Transit. Santa Claus, his helping Elves and their big bus will visit John Stubbs on December 5th to sing holiday songs with our students and collect food donations. All donations will go to the Westshore Food Bank, which supports families in our area. We are asking all those families that can manage it, to please donate generously. Each classroom will have a box in which to place non-perishable dry or tinned food. Start sending in the donations right away – we have only two weeks!
NOTE: Each class needs a need a large box (open), wrapped festively, in which to place the food donations. Any parents that can supply their class with this, please contact the classroom teacher. Thank you!
– MUSIC WALL: We are excited about a new project we would like to undertake to add to our outdoor playground and learning spaces. Our idea is to have a music wall attached to one of our outdoor areas. We need your help. Please help us find some of the following items: metal pots, frying pans, muffin tins, cookie sheets, oven racks, large coffee tins, metal colanders, water bottles or anything else you can think of that could make music. (These items do not need to be new). If you are able to pierce a hole (or two or three) in the item so we could attach it with a zip strap to a fence, that would be even more helpful to us!
If you are interested in finding out more about outdoor music walls for ideas, you can find lots of images and information on the internet.
Thank you for supporting our endeavor! Please send in any music wall donations to the school office from now until the Christmas holiday.
– PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS: An email was sent out on Monday in regards to parent teacher interviews on Thursday, November 24th. Appointments can be booked at: https://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com
–CHRISTMAS CONCERTS: The kids are currently working hard with Mme Daykin, M. Croft and their teachers for the upcoming Christmas Concerts. The dates and time are as follows so mark your calendars!
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS:
Dec. 6th – 1:30 & 6pm classes:
Mme Goreas/Mme Crombie/Mme Ryan/Mme Rathlef/Mme Smyth/Mme Le/Mme Walti/M. Button
Dec. 13th – 1:30 & 6:30 classes:
Mme. Bouchard/Mme Moranville/Mme Jenkins/Mme Marshall/Mme Grieve/Mme McLeod/ Mme Pomper/M. Barker/Mme Dorran
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT:
Dec. 7th – 6pm
Middle School Choir
Grade 6/7 Band
Dec. 14th – 6pm
Grade 7 band
Grade 7/8 band
UPCOMING DATES OF INTEREST:
Friday, November 18th – PAC’s hot lunch.
Tuesday, November 22nd – PAC Hockey Day Event
Thursday, November 24th – Early Dismissal at 11:48a.m. for Parent/Teacher Interviews. Busses will run immediately after the 11:48 dismissal time (same as 2:48pm dismissal but 3 hours earlier).
Friday, November 25th – Professional Development Day. School is not in session.
Thursday November 10th – Our Remembrance Day Ceremony is tomorrow. The Ceremony will take place in our Middle School gym starting at 10:30am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.
Friday, November 11th – School is not in session as we observe Remembrance Day.
The PAC’s Christmas Purdy’s Chocolate order form will be handed out shortly to students. Orders can either be placed on line or handed in to the school, but must be placed by November 21st. Orders can be picked up at John Stubbs in Rm. 1141 between December 12-16, times to be announced.
Friday, November 4th –
- PAC Hot Lunch.
- Random Act of Kindness Day
Wednesday, November 9th –
- PAC Meeting 6:45pm in the Library.
Thursday, November 10th –
- Remembrance Day Assembly, 10:30-11:30 in the Middle School Gym.
Friday, November 11th –
- Remembrance Day – School is not in session.
There will be a ‘gradual entry’ for Kindergarten students so that children have time to become accustomed to their new school life. Letters regarding gradual entry have been mailed to parents who have registered their child. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Elementary School Students (grade 1 to 5):
Students begin the school year with their last year’s teacher and classroom. Students will stay with their previous teacher until the School Board announces that we can move students to their new teacher and classroom. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
When the warning bell rings at 8:40 on the first day, students should line up in their old classroom line.
New Elementary School Students:
The warning bell will ring at 8:40. At this time, all new students will go to the Elementary School gym. Once there, students will be brought to their temporary classroom, where they will stay until the School Board announces that we can move the students to their new classroom and teacher. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
Middle School Students: (new and returning):
When the warning bell rings at 8:40, all middle school students should go to the Middle School gym. Once there, students should look for their name on the posted class lists and then go stand with their new teacher. There will be a short assembly before students move on to their new classrooms.
School Supplies – When do we bring them to school?
Grades 1, 2 and 3
Students should only bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. If families have ordered school supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding supplies. If you have not, please bring all supplies on Monday September 12th.
Grades 4 & 5
For students in grades 4 and 5, school supplies have been purchased in bulk and will be shared collectively amongst students. These supplies will be set up by teaching staff in the classrooms. Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. For families who did not purchase the group supplies before the July deadline, opportunity to participate will be provided in September.
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first two days or until their teachers direct them when to bring in their full supplies. If they have ordered their supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding these supplies.
**Please note for supplies for grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 if you have not yet ordered your school supplies on line through Staples, this service is no longer available. The school supply lists are on our website or at Staples.
We will be sending any unclaimed report cards out in the mail at the beginning of the week of July 4th, unless we hear otherwise from parents. If you do not wish the report cards to be mailed please contact the office Monday morning.
It has been an exciting year full of learning and fun for us all! We wish all parents and students a safe and fun-filled summer! See you on Tuesday, September 6th! More details for September start-up will be posted at the end of August.
Office Hours: The school will be open from 8am to 2:30 from July 4 to July 8. The office will re-open on Monday, August 29th.
Enjoy your summer!
Monday, June27th at 10:00am, the Year End Celebration will take place in the middle school gym.
Tuesday, June 28 all day, FUN DAY at Juan de Fuca Recreation Facilities, where Middle School students will participate in a series of different activities. These include beach volleyball, baseball, basketball and lawn bowling. Additionally, the grade 7s will go swimming (they will need a towel and bathing suit).
Needed for FUN DAY: drinking water, lunch and snack food, sturdy shoes (like running shoes – no flip flops on this day because all activities require shoes that are safe and that will protect feet!), suntan lotion, a hat to protect from the sun. It will be a fun day in the sun!
Wednesday June 29 – last day of school.
The Elementary School Year End Celebration will be Wednesday June 29, from 9:15a.m. to 10:15a.m. Parents are welcome. It will be held in the Middle school gym.