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Dates to Remember:   

Feb 19 – Spirit Day; Crazy Hair Day
Feb 24 –
Pink Shirt Day
Feb 26 –
Spirit Day; Team Kindness
Mar 15 –
Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 –
Back to School
April 2 – Good Friday; No School

April 5 – Easter Monday; No School


School News:

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

SPIRIT DAY – CRAZY HAIR DAY

Wear your craziest hair on Friday February 19TH

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Please dress your student(s) for the cold and wet conditions this week. We encourage an extra change of clothing to be kept in backpacks in case your child gets too wet playing outside.

SAFE PLAY AT SCHOOL

Please help us keep our children and staff safe. Please talk to your child about the importance of not playing physically (avoid play fighting, wrestling etc). We have seen an increase in this type of play. Merci!

REMOTE LEARNERS RETURNING TO IN CLASS

Remote learners who would like to return to in-class learning can do so on March 29, 2021. 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 March 5, 2021.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022

School Bus registration will be a little different this year. Please read the attached information to ensure you do not miss the registration dates.

Current Students will register February 16th to April 30th and New Students will register March 15 to April 30th.
Any questions can be directed to the transportation department at 250-474-9845

Reminder: You will need your students PEN number to register. This can be found in the MYED FAMILY PORTAL or on the CONSENT PORTAL

K-12 HEALTH CHECKER APP

One of the most important factors to keeping schools safe is a daily screening for any COVID-19 symptoms, and having students and staff stay home if sick.  Daily health checks continue to be required. To support daily screening, a new K-12 health-checker app has been developed for students and families and can be found at:
K-12 Health Check (gov.bc.ca)

 

FRENCH SURVEY

Westshore Parks and Recreation would like to hear from French speaking families. Please see attached poster for more information.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

We have our winners of the bookmark making contest! Congratulations to everyone who participated there were MANY amazing designs. A special congrats to the following students:

Primary – Addison

Intermediate – Finn

Middle School – Zachary


PAC News:

METCHOSIN FARM FUNDRAISER

Support our PAC by purchasing seed packets from Metchosin Farm.  All seeds are certified organic, non-GMO and are locally grown right at Metchosin Farm.

Order Deadline:  Feb. 22

How to order (please read carefully):

  1. Go to www.metchosinfarm.ca/fundraiser and choose the packs you want to buy.  Note:  ONLY the Variety Packs are available for this fundraiser; no individual seed orders please.
  2. Once all the packs you want to order are in your cart, select Checkout and in the “Order Notes” section write:  JS2021.  Metchosin Farm will group your order with all John Stubbs orders.
  3. Select Fundraising Pickup as your shipping option
  4. Make your payment directly to Metchosin Farm following their instructions (they accept credit card or e-transfer)
  5. All John Stubbs orders will be delivered to the PAC around the first week of March.  PAC will send out more information on where to pick up your order soon

District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 11 – Spirit Day; Wear Red & Pink
              – Grade 8 Royal Bay Info Night
Feb 12 –
Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 –
Family Day. No School.
Feb 19 –
Spirit Day; Crazy Hair Day
Feb 24 –
Pink Shirt Day
Feb 26 –
Spirit Day; Team Kindness
Mar 15 –
Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 –
Back to School


School News:

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

SPIRIT DAY – RED & PINK DAY

Wear your red and pink on Thursday February 11th!

 

 

UPCOMING LONG WEEKEND

Friday February 12th is a Non-Instructional Day and Monday February 15th Family Day. Enjoy the 4 day weekend!

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022

School Bus registration will be a little different this year. Please read the attached information to ensure you do not miss the registration dates.

Current Students will register February 16th to April 30th and New Students will register March 15 to April 30th.
Any questions can be directed to the transportation department at 250-474-9845

Reminder: You will need your students PEN number to register. This can be found in the MYED FAMILY PORTAL or on the CONSENT PORTAL

K-12 HEALTH CHECKER APP

One of the most important factors to keeping schools safe is a daily screening for any COVID-19 symptoms, and having students and staff stay home if sick.  This is why daily health checks continue to be required. To support daily screening, a new K-12 health-checker app has been developed for students and families and can be found at:

K-12 Health Check (gov.bc.ca)

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

For the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged

PAC News:

METCHOSIN FARM FUNDRAISER

Support our PAC by purchasing seed packets from Metchosin Farm.  All seeds are certified organic, non-GMO and are locally grown right at Metchosin Farm.

Order Deadline:  Feb. 22

How to order (please read carefully):

  1. Go to www.metchosinfarm.ca/fundraiser and choose the packs you want to buy.  Note:  ONLY the Variety Packs are available for this fundraiser; no individual seed orders please.
  2. Once all the packs you want to order are in your cart, select Checkout and in the “Order Notes” section write:  JS2021.  Metchosin Farm will group your order with all John Stubbs orders.
  3. Select Fundraising Pickup as your shipping option
  4. Make your payment directly to Metchosin Farm following their instructions (they accept credit card or e-transfer)
  5. All John Stubbs orders will be delivered to the PAC around the first week of March.  PAC will send out more information on where to pick up your order soon

NEXT PAC MEETING: WEDNESDEAY FEB 10

Via MS Teams. Link to the meeting HERE


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 5 – Spirit Day; Brighten Someone’s Day
Feb 11 – Spirit Day; Wear Red & Pink
              Grade 8 Royal Bay Info Night
Feb 12 –
Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Feb 19 – Spirit Day; Crazy Hair Day
Feb 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Feb 26 – Spirit Day; Team Kindness
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

SPIRIT DAY – BRIGHTEN SOMEONE’S DAY FEB 5

Wear your brightest colours and/or rainbows on February 5th!

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

As we approach February and the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged

COVID-19 AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

BC Children’s Hospital is working on a research study to measure the impact that COVID-19 is having on youth mental health in BC. If you are interested in participating in the study please see attached information.

ADHD WEBINAR SERIES

Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Children’s Hospital and Provincial ADHD Program. Poster Attached.

HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR PARENT PORTAL?

Remember you can login to your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account and review your student’s attendance and the contact information we have on file.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here

LATE FOR SCHOOL? NEW PROCEDURES!

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office if your student arrives after 9:00 a.m. please have them report directly to the office

To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

PICKING UP EARLY?

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. Please come before recess times to make it easier to locate your student in a timely manner.


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Feb 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School
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School News:

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

LEARNING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAM

Please see attached Poster on a Learning through Loss support program.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

School Change Requests, New Registrations for Grade 1-8 and Late French Immersion Registration is Now Open

See our website for more information.

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

LATE FOR SCHOOL? NEW!

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office if your student arrives after 9:00 a.m. Please have them report directly to the office

To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

PICKING UP EARLY?

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. Please come before recess times to make it easier to locate your student in a timely manner.

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

As we approach February and the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Self-Harm workshop for parents and caring adults who are parenting a child or youth with mental heath challenges.

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District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. Please see the attached letter for more information.

We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

LATE FOR SCHOOL? NEW!

Due to updated COVID safety measures in the office we are now back to having students check in at the office upon their late arrival.
If your student will be arriving late to school please have them enter the building and report to the office.

To excuse your student’s late please email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca please make sure your students name and grade are in the email.

PICKING UP EARLY?

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.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Please take a look at our Parent Handbook which outlines many procedure that have changed due to COVID19. As their are updates we will highlight them in yellow.

MASK WEARING WITHIN SCHOOLS

As per ministry guidelines all Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC) must wear a mask when they are within 2 meters of a student. If they are more than 2 meters away, they are not required to wear a mask. A TTOC may choose to take their mask off to read a passage from a book or to explain something while standing at the front of the class and this is acceptable as per ministry guidelines as long as no students are within the 2-meter radius.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

School Change Requests, New Registrations for Grade 1-8 and Late French Immersion Registration opens on Monday January 25th

See our website for more information.

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

Kindergarten Registration is now closed. Thank you for your patience as we work through all the registrations and contact each family in the coming days.

COPING WITH ANXIETY AND STRESS

A presentation for parents and caregivers is available through Nova Mental Health. Please see the attached POSTER for more information.

STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

The Student Learning Survey is a chance for you to give your input about our school. We want to hear your feedback! This survey is open until April 30th.  https://www.awinfosys.com/SurveyFull1/central/main/access.asp

At our school, students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing it in class.  We look forward to receiving the valuable feedback from this survey.

DISTRICT WIDE VALENTINES DAY GUIDELINES

As we approach February and the upcoming Valentines day, we ask that all families follow the direction of our district regarding Valentine’s Day cards:

  • Students can exchange Valentines cards
  • No Food or Candy can be exchanged
  • Cards must be in the school by Feb 8 so they can sit for 3 days before being distributed on Feb 11. Please have your student bring their cards to their classroom teacher by Feb 8.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

VIRTUAL MONEY FAIR

A great project for students in grades 4-8. More information HERE.

 
 

Dates to Remember:

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN from January 11-15 for the 2021-2022.

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information.

Supporting documents can be uploaded at the time of registration or emailed to Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

If you have any questions about registration please review our website for more information, the Registration Guide or email Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

BOOKMARK MAKING CONTEST

Our library is having a bookmark making challenge! There will be prizes awarded in 3 categories: Primary, elementary, and middle school. Winning artwork will be made into a bookmark for distribution in the library. Art should be book/reading themed. Submissions due by February 5. Find the entry form here

GO GIRLS VIRTUAL YOUTH GROUP

Go Girls is a program run by Big Brothers and Big Sisters. This winter they will be meeting virtually. More information HERE

HOME TOYS AT SCHOOL

This is a reminder that students should not bring stuffed toys to school, they are not COVID friendly because they can’t be easily disinfected. While many children enjoy bringing their own toys to school we ask that home toys are please kept at home.

Along the same line, we have seen an increase in the number of children bringing Pokémon cards to school. These are quite valuable and should not be brought to school. Any valuable toy, especially electronic toys, should not be brought to school. The school is not responsible for replacing lost personal items.


District News and Links:

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

VIRTUAL MONEY FAIR

A great project for students in grades 4-8. More information HERE.

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
Mar 15 – Spring Break Begins
Mar 29 – Back to School


School News:

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information.

Supporting documents can be uploaded at the time of registration or emailed to Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

If you have any questions about registration please review our website for more information, the Registration Guide or email Debbie at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca
Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

WELCOME BACK!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! Happy 2021 Everyone!


District News and Links:

NOON HOUR SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS NEEDED

The school district is looking for Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to work on-call immediately. More information: Advertisement – Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call

SALVATION ARMY FOOD HAMPER DRIVE THROUGH

The salvation army is providing a complimentary food hamper pick up at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre on January 7. More information HERE

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62

 
 

Welcome Back Message from Mme Szalipszki

 

 
 

We had the most amazing visit from Santa himself yesterday! Have a look at the wonderful video that captured some of the magic of the afternoon:

Santa Visit Video

 
 

Dates to Remember:   

Dec 18 – Festive Pajama Day
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break
Jan 4 – School Reopens
Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day


School News:

WINTER BREAK

Last day of school before winter break is this Friday December 18th. School will reopen on Monday January 4th! We hope you have a wonderful and safe break!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR SEPT 2021

Registration dates for new students for the 2021-2022 school year have now been announced. For more information please visit our website’s SCHOOL REGISTRATION PAGE

PAJAMA DAY – Friday December 18th

On the last day of school before Winter Break the whole school will be having a Pajama Day!

 

 

CLASSROOM TREATS

We are doing everything we can at the school to mitigate the spread of COVID.  We kindly ask that you do not send in snacks or treats to share with your child’s class.  We know that this is a fun, kind thing to do, but we need to keep our entire school community safe.  Part of keeping them safe is not sharing at this time.  Rather, you may consider making a donation to a local food bank.

TEACHER GIFTS

We appreciate that many families like to give gifts to teachers at this time of year. Due to risk of transmission of COVID-19 we suggest that families donate money or food to the local foodbank rather than give a gift to their teacher. At this time of year and especially this year there is tremendous need throughout our community.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

Dates have been released for registration and school change requests for the 2021-2022 school year. See our website for more information. Please note if your student already attends John Stubbs you do not need to re-register each year.

PARKING

Please respect our neighbours when you are parking to pick up or drop of your student(s).  Ensure you are not blocking driveways, fire hydrants or cross walks. THANK YOU!

 

 

LOST AND FOUND

We have arranged for our lost and found to be placed outside for parents to have access to. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing when viewing the lost and found racks. More information HERE

TERM 1 REPORT CARDS AND POINTS OF PROGRESS

For Elementary Students some teachers will be sending home paper report cards by December 18th while other teachers have been providing families with points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For Middle School Students some teachers will be reporting through your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account, these reports will be published on December 4th. Other teachers have provided points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.

For those receiving report cards through MyEducation BC REMEMBER to print your student’s report card for your records as they will expire from your portal account.

SELF CARE VIDEO SERIES

Self-care video series for parents, check out the Committee for Children YouTube Channel that has great parent resources for wellbeing.

MASK REMINDER

Thank you to all families for supporting John Stubbs’ efforts in following COVID-19 protocols. By wearing masks, you are helping to keep our students, staff and families as safe as possible. If we as a community are to limit the spread of COVID-19, we all need to make sure we are doing our part by wearing masks and socially distancing while dropping-off and picking up your child(ren) before and after school. Thank you for helping us keep the John Stubbs Community safe by doing your part!

PICK UP REMINDER

Please note that some teachers are required to lead their class through the courtyard up to the field each day after school. We ask that you help them get there safely by social distancing and making plenty of space for the class to pass by.

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Pac News:

SHUTTERFLY FUNDRAISER

If you purchase holiday cards, photo books or other photo items from Shutterfly, consider shopping through our storefront:  http://jspac.shutterflystorefront.com/

Shutterfly will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This is an ongoing fundraiser with no deadlines, so don’t forget to use our storefront anytime you use Shutterfly.

MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER

Purchasing labels?  Consider supporting PAC by ordering through our storefront:  https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/ (search for John Stubbs PAC).

Mabel’s will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC.  This fundraiser is ongoing with no deadlines!

Feel free to email Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information. _____________________________________________________________________________________

District News and Links:

VIRTUAL PACE SHOW

Pace at Home for the Holidays! 1st ever virtual PACE show. More information HERE

District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62