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Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Nov 28

  • Hot Lunch order Deadline for December

Fri, Nov 29

  • Hot Lunch – Samosas
  • PAC Poinsettia order pick up (see PAC message below)

Mon, Dec 2

  • Drop off items for PAC Shopping Dec 2 – 6 (see below PAC message below)

Tues, Dec 3

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Dec 4

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice

 

 

Toy Drive in honor of Lexi Townsin

 

 

 

 

 


John Stubbs will will be collecting food drive items from November 25 – December 6 to benefit the Goldstream Food Drive.

On December 6th BC Transit will arrive for a very exciting Stuff the Bus event for our Elementary Students. There will be a decorated BC Transit bus, elves and an elementary sing along with some festive music. Parents/Guardians are invited to join us for this event.
Stuff the bus parent guardian invitation


 LOST AND FOUND – Please check the lost and found over the next 2 weeks. There are tons of coats, hoodies, etc.

On Friday December 6 all items left in the lost and found will donated.

 

 

 


Message From our PAC

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope these first few months of school have been great ones for you and your children!

We have some fundraisers and upcoming events that we’d like to remind you of.  Please contact PAC via our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/jspac or via email (jspacpres@gmail.com) if you have any questions or concerns.

Fundraisers

  • Purdys chocolates orders are due this Wednesday( 27).  Orders can be placed directly on the Purdys website:  https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx  Please use customer number 17075.  Orders will be ready for pickup at the canteen around December 6.  More information about order pickup will be emailed once actual dates/times are known.
  • Poinsettia orders will be ready for pickup at the home-ec room after 1:30 pm this Friday (Nov. 29). Orders must be picked up by an adult.  Please be sure to pick up your order on Nov. 29 as we cannot guarantee the health of the plants over the weekend.  Any orders not picked up by Dec. 6 will be donated.

Upcoming PAC events

  • Christmas shopping days (grades K-2):  Our annual Christmas Shopping Days tradition is back for students in grades Kg-2.  Students will have a chance to shop for one gift for each of their immediate family members at a cost of $1 per gift on December 10-12.  All proceeds collected are donated to the Goldstream Food Bank. Parents will receive a letter home with more information next week.  PAC is asking for donations of gently used or new items that can be used as gifts for parents and siblings of all ages.  We will also happily accept gift cards or cash so that we can ensure enough gifts are available for kids to purchase.  Donations can be dropped off at the school office between December 2-6.  Volunteers are also needed to help wrap gifts and re-stock items each shopping day.  Please sign up here if you can help:  https://signup.com/go/jesSsMu
  • PAC meeting and Holiday Social:  Join us for an abbreviated  PAC meeting and a Holiday Social on December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Art Room.  Feel free to bring a treat to share with the group.
  • Cookies and Hot Chocolate:  Another John Stubbs tradition that is loved by many, our annual Cookies and Hot Chocolate day will take place on  18.  This event is for all students (K-8).PAC will be looking for many volunteers and donations of cookies for this wonderful event, please look for a signup in early December.  If anyone has any connections to the jolly old elf who lives at the North Pole and could convince him to join us on Dec. 18, please contact Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com)

PAC dates to remember

  • 27:  Purdy’s order deadline
  • 28:  Hot lunch ordering deadline for December
  • 29:  Pickup Poinsettia order after 1:30 pm at the canteen
  • 2-6:  Drop off donations for Christmas shopping days at the office
  • 6 (tentative):  Pickup Purdy’s order at the canteen
  • 10-12 (for grades Kg-2):  Christmas shopping days
  • 18:  Cookies and Hot Chocolate

~John Stubbs PAC

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Nov 21

  • Early Dismissal @ 11:50am
    • Buses will be running 3 hours earlier than their regular scheduled time
  • Parent / Teacher Conferences

Fri, Nov 22

  • PRO-D DAY – No School

Mon, Nov 25

Tues, Nov 26

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Nov 27

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice

 

 

Toy Drive in honor of Lexi Townsin

 

 

 

 

 


John Stubbs will will be collecting food drive items from November 25 – December 6 to benefit the Goldstream Food Drive.

On December 6th BC Transit will arrive for a very exciting Stuff the Bus event. There will be a decorated BC Transit bus, elves and an elementary sing along with some festive music.


 LOST AND FOUND – Please check the lost and found over the next 2 weeks. There are tons of coats, hoodies, etc.

On Friday December 6 all items left in the lost and found will donated.

 

 

 


Other Links for SD62 Families

BC Training and Education Savings Grant
Youth Basketball Clinic – Girls – Grades 3 – 7
Community Christmas Activities in Langford
Metchosin 4-H Club
PACE Musical Theatre Christmas Show

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Nov 14

  • Boys Handball Game (Savory & John Stubbs @ Millstream)
  • Girls Handball Game (Ruth King & John Stubbs @ Crystal View)

Fri, Nov 15

  • Hot Lunch – Chicken Ceasar Wraps

Mon, Nov 18

Tues, Nov 19

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Nov 20

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • Bookings for Parent Teacher Conferences CLOSE at 4:00pm

Talking to Teens about Vaping

School Outreach Letter – Vaping

Vaping Presentation at Spencer Middle School

Parent Letter – Requirements Under BC’s New Vaccination Reporting


John Stubbs is hoping to start up a new Intro to Guitar exploratory for our Middle School Students. Please see the attached letter from M. Ryan for more information.

Guitar Donations

 

 

 

 
 

November 8, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians of Ecole John Stubbs Memorial,

Recently, Mathieu Laframboise (Outdoor Education Teacher and Grade 7) and I (Jodie Montgomery, School Counsellor) applied to our PAC community for the purpose of funding for the school garden, which we are beginning to bring back to life.  We have generously been given $500 and also the recommendation of requesting items to be given in the form of donation from our parent community. This is a wonderful suggestion, and after consultation we have generated the following ‘wish list’ of items that we believe would greatly assist us in bringing the garden vision to fruition!  We are hopeful that parents (or grandparents, or anyone interested in sharing) may have some of these items that they no longer have use for:

-seeds
-nails
-untreated wood (minimum length of 5 ft)
-hammers
-rebar
-sod cutting tool
-soil suitable for planting
-medium to large pots (minimum size of 14” and up)
-hand held rakes (approximately 10” in length)
-benches
-trellis
-garden gnomes J
-garden gloves in good to new condition

We are excited to have an amazing, empty canvas of a garden on our school property that is ready for our students to be part of the creation process.  If you have any of the above items that you are able to donate, please email Mathieu or myself and we will organize where they can be dropped off.

With appreciation,

Mathieu Laframboise and Jodie Montgomery

mlaframboise@sd62.bc.ca

jmontgomery@sd62.bc.ca

 
 

Early Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences – Thursday November 21, 2019

November 21st is an early dismissal day. School will end at 11:50. The busses will be running 3 hours earlier than their usual schedule.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointments will need to be booked online.
Online bookings will open on November 13, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on November 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

To book your appointment:

  • Please use the following link johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com
  • Click “Register” and create an account
  • Login and add your student(s) to the system
  • After the students have been entered you will be able to schedule an appointment immediately by selecting a teacher and clicking the “Book” Button.
    • If you do not see your child’s teacher’s name please contact them directly.
  • Select an available time slot, click it and then click “Book Appointments”
  • Repeat this process for each student.

When you are finished you can view your appointments from the “Profile” Tab by selecting “View Appointments”.

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Fri, Nov 8

  • Hot Lunch – Asian Noodle House
  • Remembrance Day Assembly We invite families to attend our Remembrance Day Assembly on November 8th at 9:30 am in the middle school gym.

Mon, Nov 11

  • Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL

Tues, Nov 12

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag
  • Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball game at John Stubbs

Wed, Nov 13

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • PAC meeting – 6:30pm
  • Bookings open for Parent Teacher Conferences

PAC Poinsettia orders are due today (Nov. 6) at 11:59 pm.  Orders can be placed online at:   https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/  (Access code:  JSPAC2019).  Please contact Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

 

 


As many of you know our family portal has now been rolled out for both Elementary and Middle School families. If you have not already please take the time to read about our the family portal and to set up your account.

A friendly reminder that the initial set up of your account must be completed from a computer (not a mobile device).

District Letter to Parents – Family Portal Launch – Elementary Launch November 4, 2019

SD#62 – MyEdBC Family Portal Instructional Manual

 
 

As many of you know our family portal has now been rolled out for both Elementary and Middle School families. Please take the time to read about the family portal and to set up your account.

A friendly reminder that the initial set up of your account must be completed from a computer (not a mobile device).

My Education Website

Please see our Instruction Manual if you are having any difficulties with your account:

SD#62 – MyEdBC Family Portal Instructional Manual

 
 

CSL Letter to Parents from SD

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Oct 31

  • Happy Halloween
  • Deadline for JagWear Orders

Fri, Nov 1

  • Hot Lunch – Royal Bay Bakery

Mon, Nov 4

  • Grade 6,7 & 8 Girls Basketball Practice 3-4 pm
  • Boys Handball Game (Wishart A and John Stubbs @ John Stubbs)

Tues, Nov 5

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag
  • Photo Retake Day

Wed, Nov 6

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • Girls Handball Game ( Happy Valley B and John Stubbs @ David Cameron)

Happy Halloween!

At our school, we do our best to create a comfortable and safe environment. We thank you for helping us to do so!

Costume guidelines:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • Half masks such as masquerade masks are okay unless otherwise stated by your child’s school. No full face masks are permitted.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.
  • At John Stubbs, we ask that ‘bloody-looking’ or gory costumes not be worn to school.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in costume.


The John Stubbs School community would like to recognize the contribution of all military families.

We will again be preparing a slideshow of photographs to be shown at our Remembrance Day assemblies on November 8. If you would like to contribute photographs of your family members who were or are currently serving, please email the pictures to Mellissa Ryan at mryan@sd62.bc.ca by Friday, November 1.

Please include the name of the person in the photograph, the John Stubbs student name, and their relation to the person in the photo. We look forward to recognizing your service.

We invite families to attend our Remembrance Day Assembly on November 8th at 9:30 am in the middle school gym.


 

JagWEAR order Forms are due October 31, 2019

Spirit Wear Order Form 2019 Students-Families 19-20


A Message from our PAC

Just in time for the holiday season, PAC has two fundraisers that may be of interest to you.

Poinsettias from Hilltop Greenhouses

These beautiful poinsettias come directly from Hilltop Greenhouses in Victoria and make excellent gifts.

Please view the brochure for more details:   https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/view-doc.php?dnum=10069

Orders can be placed directly on the Hot Lunch site:  https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/ (Access code:  JSPAC2019)

All orders must be placed and paid for by  Nov. 6 at 11:59 pm (this date is firm to ensure availability from Hilltop)

Poinsettias will arrive at the school on Nov. 29 and will be available for pickup after 2 pm in the canteen.  All orders must be picked up by an adult.

Purdy’s Chocolate

These chocolates make excellent teacher gifts or stocking stuffers for the whole family.

Please view the complete catalog here:  https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/view-doc.php?dnum=10068

A limited number of paper catalogs will be available for viewing/pickup in the office and the canteen later this week.

Orders can be placed directly with Purdy’s following this link:  https://fundraising.purdys.com/4477-69535

Order Due Date:  Nov. 27 at 11:59 pm

Purdy’s chocolates will be available for pickup on Dec. 6 at the canteen.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com).

~John Stubbs PAC

 
 
 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Oct 24

  • Book Fair Hours: 8:15-8:45, 11:25-1:00, 2:30-3:30, 6:00-7:15
  • PAC Halloween Dance 5:30-7:30  Halloween Dance 2019

Fri, Oct 25

  • Non-Instructional Day

Mon, Oct 28

  • Book Fair Hours: 8:15-8:45, 11:25-1:00, 2:30-4:00
  • Boys Handball Game (Hans Helgesen White and John Stubbs @ Crystal View)
  • Grade 6,7 & 8 Girls Basketball Practice 3-4 pm in the Gym

Tues, Oct 29

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag
  • Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Game @ Journey
  • Girls Handball Game (Wishart and John Stubbs @ John Stubbs)
  • Book Fair Hours: 8:15-8:45, 11:25-1:00, 2:30-4:00

Wed, Oct 30

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • Book Fair Hours: 8:15-8:45, 11:25-1:00, 2:30-4:00

Happy Halloween!

At our school, we do our best to create a comfortable and safe environment. We thank you for helping us to do so!

Costume guidelines:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • Half masks such as masquerade masks are okay unless otherwise stated by your child’s school. No full face masks are permitted.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.
  • At John Stubbs, we ask that ‘bloody-looking’ or gory costumes not be worn to school.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in costume.


 

Photo retakes will take place on November 5th

 

 


 

The John Stubbs School community would like to recognize the contribution of all military families.

We will again be preparing a slideshow of photographs to be shown at our Remembrance Day assemblies on November 8. If you would like to contribute photographs of your family members who were or are currently serving, please email the pictures to Mellissa Ryan at mryan@sd62.bc.ca by Friday, November 1.

Please include the name of the person in the photograph, the John Stubbs student name, and their relation to the person in the photo. We look forward to recognizing your service.


JagWEAR order Forms are due October 31, 2019

Spirit Wear Order Form 2019 Students-Families 19-20