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Dates to Remember:

Nov 10 –
Photo Retake Day
Nov 11 –
Remembrance Day
Nov 19 –
Early Dismissal details on staggered release to come
Nov 20 –
Non-Instructional Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 –
Winter Break


School News:

ANNUAL STUDENT INFORMATION VERIFICATION FORMS

Today you will receive 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. You will 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.

LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTO ORDERS

Do not miss the opportunity to order school photos. See attached poster for 10% discount code.
Remember! Retake day is on Tuesday November 10th!

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

As we head into our wet and cold months please dress your students appropriately for the weather. We always make it a priority to send the children outside in most weather conditions.

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

Our school would like to continue the tradition we started two years ago by recognizing families who are currently serving or who have served in the military.  During our Remembrance Day assembly, we will show a slide show with photos of those family members.  If you have sent photos in the past, your photo will remain in the slideshow.  You do not need to send it again.  We look forward to seeing your photos.  Please email them to Mellissa Ryan at mryan@sd62.bc.ca by November 6th at the latest.

REMOTE LEARNERS RETURNING TO IN CLASS

Remote learners who would like to return to in-class learning can do so on November 12, 2020. 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 November 6, 2020.


Pac News:

Just in time for the holiday season, PAC has two of our classic fundraisers ready for you to order from.

POINSETTIAS FROM HILLTOP NURSERY

These gorgeous poinsettias are always a great way to start the holiday season. Orders can be placed directly on the hot lunch site (you will need to re-register for the 2020 school year; Access Code:  JSPAC2020):  https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/

Order deadline is November 8 (deadline is firm this year). PDF of the brochure can be found here:  https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/view-doc.php?dnum=10508

Orders will be ready for pickup at a non-school location on the afternoon of November 27.  Pickup location will be emailed to all those who ordered closer to the date.

PURDYS CHOCOLATES

Purchase all your holiday sweets from the comfort of your home, with our Purdy’s fundraiser

Orders can be placed directly on our Purdy’s fundraising site:  https://fundraising.purdys.com/804822-79205

Order deadline is November 25 (deadline is firm). This year’s catalog can be found here:  2020 Purdy Catalog

Orders will be ready for pickup at a non-school location on December 4.  Pickup address and more details will be sent closer to the date.

PAC MEETINGS

PAC meeting on Wednesday (November 4) at 6:30 pm via MS Teams.  We will set aside 30 mins at the end of the meeting to discuss thoughts/concerns about the proposed catchment review so that PAC can send those concerns to SD62.  Click here to join the meeting

Feel free to email Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if there are questions!


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Do not miss the opportunity to order school photos. See attached poster for 10% discount code.

LifeTouch Don’t Forget to Order

 
 

Dates to Remember:         

Nov 2 –
Pajama Day   
Nov 10 –
Photo Retake Day
Nov 11 –
Remembrance Day
Nov 19 –
Early Dismissal details on staggered release to come
Nov 20 –
Non-Instructional Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 –
Winter Break


School News:  

STAGGERED DEPARTURE (END OF DAY)

To limit the number of people in our hallways, as well as on our sidewalks and playgrounds we have developed the staggered departure procedure below.

The departure group schedule are as follows:

  • 2:30 = OPTIONAL; if you have more than one child you would like to pick up at the same time, siblings grade 3 and up are welcome to pick up their younger siblings as needed. This does not apply if all your children are grade 2 or younger. We ask that they stay with their class until the designated times below:
  • 2:35 = KG and Gr 2
  • 2:40 = Gr 1, 4, and 6
  • 2:45 = Gr 3 and 7
  • 2:50 = Gr 5 and 8

HALLOWEEN TREATS

We ask that you do not send in any home made treats to school. Sharing of food from common trays (even those prepared in-store) is not possible at this time. Individually wrapped store-prepared food items only. Please check with your classroom teacher about if they are OK for store bought individually pre-packaged treats to be sent in.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

YES:

  • Eye/face makeup is as long as it doesn’t interfere with seeing.
  • Lower face masks for elementary students
  • Costumes that are safe and easy to walk in, play in and learn in class

NO:

  • Violent images or very gory costumes
  • Full face masks (eyes must not be covered by a mask)
  • NO masks for Middle school students -they must continue to wear the non-medical masks to protect themselves and other from COVID 19.

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

Our school would like to continue the tradition we started two years ago by recognizing families who are currently serving or who have served in the military.  During our Remembrance Day assembly, we will show a slide show with photos of those family members.  If you have sent photos in the past, your photo will remain in the slideshow.  You do not need to send it again.  We look forward to seeing your photos.  Please email them to Mellissa Ryan at mryan@sd62.bc.ca by November 6th at the latest.

CATCHMENT REVIEW

SD62 has two new schools coming that we need to plan for. With growth, comes change and opportunity. Your feedback during the consultation state is appreciated. Please find more information HERE

CONSENT PORTAL

Please complete the parent consent portal, it is important!  Remember to go online and complete the consent for your child(ren): https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

More information on Consents HERE: http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

School wide pajama day on Monday November 2

 
 

Dates to Remember:

Oct 23 – Non-Instructional Day
Nov 10 – Photo Retake Day
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov 19 – Early Dismissal @ 11:50 (details on staggered release to come)
Nov 20 – Non-Instructional Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break

School News:

SCHOOL CATCHMENT AND BOUNDARY REVIEW

There is a town hall meeting coming up on Oct 28th to review school catchments and boundaries. Please see the attached powerpoint presentation for more information.

Catchment and Boundary Review PowerPoint

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UPS

We appreciate parents picking up their students and leaving the school grounds promptly. If you see a class approaching where you are waiting please make space for them to avoid congestion on the school grounds.

CONSENT PORTAL

Please complete the parent consent portal, it is important!  Remember to go online and complete the consent for your child(ren): https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

More information on Consents HERE: http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

HALLOWEEN TREATS

We ask that you do not send in any home made treats to school. Sharing of food from common trays (even those prepared in-store) is not possible at this time. Individually wrapped store-prepared food items only. Please check with your classroom teacher about if they are OK for store bought individually pre-packaged treats to be sent in.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

YES:

  • Eye/face makeup is as long as it doesn’t interfere with seeing.
  • Lower face masks for elementary students
  • Costumes that are safe and easy to walk in, play in and learn in class

NO:

  • Violent images or very gory costumes
  • Full face masks (eyes must not be covered by a mask)
  • NO masks for Middle school students -they must continue to wear the non-medical masks To protect themselves and other from COVID 19.

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 part of their normal, 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

PARENT HANDBOOK

There have been slight changes to the handbook regarding picking up kindergarten students before the end of day. Please take a moment to view them: Parent Handbook.

THANK YOU to all the families that are m making our kiss and drop such a big success! Your support and cooperation are making a huge difference! MERCI!

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

All late students or students returning to school from an appointment, please have them go straight to their classroom. The teacher will call the office to notify us of their arrival.

To excuse you 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.

JOHN STUBBS APP

Did you know John Stubbs has its own app? Download the École John Stubbs Memorial app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Just hover the camera from your phone or tablet over the QR code and you will instantly get a message to open and download the app, or find the app here: http://johnstubbs.appazur.com/help/get-the-app

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

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We hope you enjoy a clip from our Gratitude Ceremony yesterday celebrating our new Nature Playground.

Gratitude Ceremony Oct 2020

 
 

Dates to Remember:

Oct 23 – Non-Instructional Day
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov 19 – Early Dismissal @ 11:50
Nov 20 – Non-Instructional Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break

School News:

CONSENT PORTAL

Please complete the parent consent portal, it is important!  Remember to go online and complete the consent for your child(ren): https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

HALLOWEEN TREATS

Please don’t send in any treats made at home, as we can’t ensure all families have followed guidelines for safe food preparation. Sharing of food from common trays (even those prepared in-store) is not possible at this time. Individually wrapped store-prepared food items only. Please check with your classroom teacher about if they are OK for store bought individually pre-packaged treats to be sent in.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

YES:

  • Eye/face makeup is as long as it doesn’t interfere with seeing.
  • Lower face masks for elementary students
  • Costumes that are safe and easy to walk in, play in and learn in class

NO:

  • Violent images or very gory costumes
  • Full face masks (eyes must not be covered by a mask)
  • NO masks for Middle school students -they must continue to wear the non-medical masks To protect themselves and other from COVID 19.

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 part of their normal, 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.

PARENT HANDBOOK

There have been slight changes to the handbook regarding picking up kindergarten students before the end of day. Please take a moment to view them: Parent Handbook.

THANK YOU to all the families that are m making our kiss and drop such a big success! Your support and cooperation are making a huge difference! MERCI!

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

All late students or students returning to school from an appointment, please have them go straight to their classroom. The teacher will call the office to notify us of their arrival.

To excuse you 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.

JOHN STUBBS APP

Did you know John Stubbs has its own app? Download the École John Stubbs Memorial app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Just hover the camera from your phone or tablet over the QR code and you will instantly get a message to open and download the app, or find the app here: http://johnstubbs.appazur.com/help/get-the-app

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 

 
 

Dates to Remember:

Oct 12 – Thanksgiving
Oct 23 – Non-Instructional Day
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov 19 – Early Dismissal @ 11:50
Nov 20 – Non-Instructional Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break

School News:

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Watch for immunization consent packages for grade 6 students that will be sent home early in the fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic students in Grade 6 will be offered immunizations through a booked appointment at the health unit. Please review the consent packages, fill out the consent forms and return to the school. Please then contact the Westshore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to book your appointment. If you have any questions, please ask to speak with a School Health Nurse.

MYED PARENT PORTAL

The office staff is working diligently on getting all John Stubbs families set up on the MyEd Parent Portal. If you no longer have the email from November 2019 with your login information, please be patient as we work to get this information to you as soon as possible.

New families to John Stubbs can expect to receive an auto generated email from sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca with your new login information in the coming weeks. As soon as you receive this email please take the time to set up your account as you will require access throughout the 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 part of their normal, 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.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Our Parent Handbook has some updates, please review the changes that are highlighted in yellow. Parent Handbook.

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

All late students or students returning to school from an appointment, please have them go straight to their classroom. The teacher will call the office to notify us of their arrival.

To excuse you 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.

JOHN STUBBS APP

Did you know John Stubbs has it’s own app? Download the École John Stubbs Memorial app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Just hover the camera from your phone or tablet over the QR code and you will instantly get a message to open and download the app, or find the app here: http://johnstubbs.appazur.com/help/get-the-app

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 
 

School News:

PICTURE DAY

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday October 1st. Please see the link below for Lifetouch’s Health and Safety Protocols. CLICK HERE

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Watch for immunization consent packages for grade 6 students that will be sent home early in the fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic students in Grade 6 will be offered immunizations through a booked appointment at the health unit. Please review the consent packages, fill out the consent forms and return to the school. Please then contact the Westshore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to book your appointment. If you have any questions, please ask to speak with a School Health Nurse.

GO GIRLS – MIDDLE SCHOOL

Go Girls will be meeting virtually as of January, please see attached poster for more information.

RAIN GEAR

It is our goal to get the students outside during the day rain or shine. Please ensure your student has adequate rain gear for rainy days.

MYED PARENT PORTAL

The office staff is working diligently on getting all John Stubbs families set up on the MyEd Parent Portal. If you no longer have the email from November 2019 with your login information, please be patient as we work to get this information to you as soon as possible.

New families to John Stubbs can expect to receive an auto generated email from sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca with your new login information in the coming weeks. As soon as you receive this email please take the time to set up your account as you will require access throughout the 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 part of their normal, 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.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Our Parent Handbook has some updates, please review the changes that are highlighted in yellow. Parent Handbook.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – PLEASE PAY FOR THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES IF YOU HAVEN’T YET.

Some families have not yet paid for the school supplies that were purchased in bulk by the school in order to save you expenses. It is cheaper this way. Please use this link to help you understand and to pay. http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/school-supply-list/ . If your family is struggling to cover this cost, please contact Mme Szalipszki (sszalipszki@sd62.bc.ca) and she will be able to help you.

KISS AND DROP – IT’S GOING REALLY WELL! THANKS!

Make it quick and make is safe!
Reminders:

  • Your children need to get out of the car independently and quickly
  • Your children need to get out of the passenger side of the car. You may need to reconfigure the way you seat your children in the car so that they can get out quickly. This is the safest side to use.
  • Your children need to be able to open and close the door themselves.

This isn’t the place for a hug goodbye, do that at home before you leave home! If you need a hug goodbye, don’t use the kiss and drop. Park somewhere else instead.

GRADE 1 AND 2 PARENTS:

  • While you’re dropping off your child at school, please use physical distancing. This is important for us all!
  • Please leave promptly. Encourage your child to be independent. There is supervision outside, your child is safe with us!
  • If you need to be on the property, please wear a mask to keep our staff safe. This helps us all feel safe.
  • Thanks for your cooperation in keeping each other, our children and our staff safe!

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

All late students or students returning to school from an appointment, please have them go straight to their classroom. The teacher will call the office to notify us of their arrival.

To excuse you 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.

JOHN STUBBS APP

Did you know John Stubbs has it’s own app? Download the École John Stubbs Memorial app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Just hover the camera from your phone or tablet over the QR code and you will instantly get a message to open and download the app, or find the app here: http://johnstubbs.appazur.com/help/get-the-app

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 

 
 

No School on Monday September 28

 
 

School News:

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Orange shirt day is on Wednesday September 30th. Orange Shirt Day is an event, created in 2013, designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century – an impact that continues today. It is held annually on September 30 in Canadian communities, especially in schools with students and staff, where people are encouraged to wear an orange shirt.  (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Shirt_Day)

Here is a link for further information:  https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html

PICTURE DAY

Picture day is scheduled for Thursday October 1st. Please see the link below for Liftouche’s Health and Safety Protocols. CLICK HERE

MYED PARENT PORTAL

The office staff is working diligently on getting all John Stubbs families set up on the MyEd Parent Portal. If you no longer have the email from November 2019 with your login information, please be patient as we work to get this information to you as soon as possible.

New families to John Stubbs can expect to receive an auto generated email from sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca with your new login information. As soon as you receive this email please take the time to set up your account as you will require access throughout the 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 part of their normal, 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.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Our Parent Handbook has some updates, please review the changes that are highlighted in yellow. Parent Handbook.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – PLEASE PAY FOR THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES IF YOU HAVEN’T YET.

Some families have not yet paid for the school supplies that were purchased in bulk by the school in order to save you expenses. It is cheaper this way. Please use this link to help you understand and to pay. http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/school-supply-list/ . If your family is struggling to cover this cost, please contact Mme Szalipszki (sszalipszki@sd62.bc.ca) and she will be able to help you.

KISS AND DROP – IT’S GOING REALLY WELL! THANKS!

Make it quick and make is safe!
Reminders:

  • Your children need to get out of the car independently and quickly
  • Your children need to get out of the passenger side of the car. You may need to reconfigure the way you seat your children in the car so that they can get out quickly. This is the safest side to use.
  • Your children need to be able to open and close the door themselves.

This isn’t the place for a hug goodbye, do that at home before you leave home! If you need a hug goodbye, don’t use the kiss and drop. Park somewhere else instead.

GRADE 1 AND 2 PARENTS:

  • While you’re dropping off your child at school, please use physical distancing. This is important for us all!
  • Please leave promptly. Encourage your child to be independent. There is supervision outside, your child is safe with us!
  • If you need to be on the property, please wear a mask to keep our staff safe. This helps us all feel safe.
  • Thanks for your cooperation in keeping each other, our children and our staff safe!

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

All late students or students returning to school from an appointment, please have them go straight to their classroom. The teacher will call the office to notify us of their arrival.

To excuse you 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.

JOHN STUBBS APP

Did you know John Stubbs has it’s own app? Download the École John Stubbs Memorial app to get events, messages and notifications sent right to your phone or tablet. You can check our school calendar and even link up with your child’s class or programs.

The app is a free download on your smart phone or tablet. Just hover the camera from your phone or tablet over the QR code and you will instantly get a message to open and download the app, or find the app here: http://johnstubbs.appazur.com/help/get-the-app

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news