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Your teachers at École John Stubbs Memorial are excited to offer you the opportunity to purchase your school supplies through School Start for the 2019/2020 school year. This process will save you both time and money.   There are a few simple steps to ensure your child will receive standardized brand name products (specified by each teacher).

You can place your order online at www.schoolstart.ca. Visa & MasterCard are accepted.  Place your order online in June and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $1000 cash draw! 

Late orders will be accepted online until October 1, 2019 (a $5 late fee will be applied after August 1, 2019).

The supplies will be packaged and delivered directly to your house. If you have a P.O. box please use your 911 address. Because the kit (s) are delivered to your home, you will have the ability to:

  • Pre-label your child’s supplies
  • Add supplies to your order for your child in another school
  • If you have any questions, please contact School Start:  Ph: 1-800-580-1868 Fax: 1-800-580-1890   info@schoolstart.ca


Please see detailed supply lists by grade under the top PARENT tab and the school supply drop down tab. 


Reunification Drill – Wedensday June 12, 1:30pm to 2:50pm.

Final reminder

THANK YOU in advance to all the parents, guardians and friends who are able to participate in the Emergency Reunification Drill this week.

Final reminders:

  • Weather will be warm and sunny – please make sure your child(ren) has/have a hat, water bottle & sunscreen.
  • This is a great opportunity to ensure the other emergency people listed on your contact list are aware of this process. The process is on the website in the reunification drop down menu.
  • If you are not able to pick up your child(ren) for this drill, they child will be released, as normal, at 2:50.  After school care continues as normal.  School buses run as normal. Teachers will walk the students down to the courtyard for usual pick up once the bell rings.
  • If you live within walking distance, we suggest you walk to the school.
  • PARKING: Expect traffic congestion at the school, please consider alternate parking areas in the community. Walk to the school from a little farther away. After consultation with our Military Police Liaison Officer, we have some suggestions for parking. Ideas for parking:
    • The old fire hall parking space next to the Canex store.
    • Outlying roads such as: Forward Drive, Meade Avenue, Baillie Avenue, Lascelles Crescent.
    • The parking lot at the church on Galiano Crescent.
    • Please remember to follow the laws regarding parking and to not block the community’s driveways.

We thank you for your support in this drill.  It is a chance to see what needs to be improved. It will help us prepare for a real emergency.


It’s a busy time of year with lots of activities planned for the end of the school year!  Please remember to send your child with water, hats and sunscreen!

A quick reminder that flip flops are not safe for school activities.  Sturdy sports sandals are a better choice.  We want to ensure the kids are safe while playing with their peers.

We want to extend a huge thank you to the PAC for providing hot lunches for the school year.  The volunteers have put in hours of preparation time and energy – MERCI! 


Drama Club Performance Thursday JUNE 13th 1:20 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Elementary Fun Day Friday JUNE 21st

Elementary School Beach Day & Middle School Fun Day Tuesday JUNE 25th

Year End Assemblies take place Wednesday JUNE 26th CORRECTION (not the 16th) :  Middle School 10 a.m.  &  Elementary School 1:30 p.m.

Last Day of School Thursday JUNE 27th



École John Stubbs Memorial will be practicing an Emergency Reunification Drill to provide students, parents, and staff an opportunity to practice an important component of our school emergency plan.  Parents and guardians are requested to participate in the reunification process by following the procedures.

The STEP BY STEP GUIDE has been posted under the Parent tab above.  Please go to the Reunification Page and click on the link provided. 



A very big THANK YOU to all the parents for the wonderful treats for staff during last week’s Staff Appreciation Week.

We all really appreciated it!   Merci mille fois!



Mark your calendars!

Thursday, June 6th –  Middle School Band Concert  1:15 pm & 6 pm

Thursday, June 13th – John Stubbs Drama Club Afternoon Performance 1:20 pm & Evening performance 6:30 pm

Friday, June 14th – John Stubbs Drama Club Afternoon Performance 1:20 pm

Monday, June 17th – School Band Courtyard Concert for all to enjoy!  ALL Band kids will be performing 2-3 pieces together.


On Tuesday the 28th École John Stubbs will be hosting a PARENT APPRECIATION TEA at 2:30 pm in the elementary foyer. Please join us for some tea, coffee and goodies. We appreciate all of your support throughout the school year!


Our last POPCORN DAY is tomorrow Tuesday May 28th – don’t forget to bring your Loonie.



Get your Spirit Wear!!

Spirit Wear is on sale until Thursday, May 16th!  Sample sizes are in the office.  At this time there are no adult sizes but we hope to that available in the fall.  Please make cheques payable to SD62.  Please see attached for what merchandise is for sale as well as the order form.

Spirit Wear Order Form 2019









Photo guidelines reminder for parents

With all sorts of school events coming up, parents/guardians are more than welcome to take photos of their child at school and district events. We ask though that you do not post photos of other students online. This of course would only be the case if the other student(s) could be identified.  Backs of heads, others way in the background (where it would be blurry/pixelated if zoomed in) and feet are all good to go!



Thursday, May 9th – PAC Spring Fair

Friday, May 10th – Non Instructional Day – School is not in session

Wednesday, May 15th – PAC Meeting

Monday, May 20th – Victoria Day – School is not in session

Wednesday, May 22nd – Grade 6 Late French Immersion Orientation Session

Tuesday, May 28 – Parent Appreciation Tea

Friday, May 31st – Kindergarten Orientation

Wednesday, June 5th – Middle School Track & Field Championships

Friday, June 7th – Elementary Track Meet (Gr. 3-5)

Wednesday, June 12th – Reunification Drill 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20th – Grade 8 Dinner/Dance

Friday, June 21st – Elementary Fun Day

Monday, June 24th – Grade 8 trip to Playland

Tuesday, June 25th –
Elementary School Beach Day
Middle School Fun Day

Thursday, June 27th – Last Day of School


Thanks to our PAC, our school has supplies for staff and students for about 78 hours. The next step is to prepare for when guardians and parents arrive at the school to pick up their child. This needs to be done systematically, in order to ensure children go home with the correct people (as listed on the emergency release forms completed by families in September) so that the families always know where their child is.


Our school’s Reunification Drill will be June 12 starting at 1:30. More information will be sent to you over the course of the next few weeks.

Family Emergency Preparedness: Have you and your family planned for a Province-wide emergency? Be prepared! This link will lead you to the province’s Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery website.



The Esquimalt MFRC is considering having a children’s deployment support group in the Elementary School at École John Stubbs. This would be for our elementary school students. In order to do this the Esquimalt MFRC Deployment Program, will need to know that they have enough interest to run the group.  If your child would be interested in attending a deployment group after school once a month please email Sandra Pinard at Sandra.pinard@forces.gc.ca