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Sunday May 24, 2020

Bonjour John Stubbs Community!

I hope this letter finds you all healthy.

Over the last months, the school has been all but empty with only our custodial staff, some front office staff and the Vice Principals and I in the building. It has been a strange feeling for us all.

This week, staff will be returning to the building. They will prepare classrooms and other parts of the school for the return of those students returning in the week of June 1st. With the ‘new reality’ we now all find ourselves, classrooms and other school spaces will require significant changes in order to follow the guidelines put in place by the Provincial Health Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

The work that staff will be doing this week will include such things as packing up the student belongings that remain in the classroom, putting books and toys away so that classrooms have minimal touch points (surfaces), separating desks so that they are farther apart, creating student ‘traffic pattern’ flows and guidelines for the hallways and playgrounds, and much more. Needless to say, this work will have an impact on the remote teaching schedules this week. Please expect changes to your child’s remote learning sessions this week. Thank you for your patience as our dedicated staff work through these tasks.

Return of Student Belongings

Thank you for your patience as we complete the packing up of the 790 sets of student belongings and moving them to the middle school gym. It’s been a monumental task but we are ready to start the process of returning them to their rightful owners.

All (kindergarten to grade 8) belongings are being moved to the middle school gym in classroom groupings. To simplify the picking-up of the belongings, and in recognition that we need to stagger the number of people picking up the belongings (for parking and health safety purposes), we will stagger the pick-up days and times by alphabetical order by family names. This will help lessen the time you could be waiting in line and the number of cars parked at any one time in the bus loop or neighborhood.

Below are details we ask your help with. These are in place to help with the flow of foot traffic and to support physical distancing of 2 metres as set by the BC Public Health Officer:

  • Park in the bus loop or anywhere suitable that follows the local parking regulation sign postings.
  • Walk up the elementary school side set of Walk across the front of the school towards the middle school side to the gym doors.
  • Please follow the lines that are on the ground for safe spacing. The area along the front of the school will allow plenty of space for a line up (should one form).
  • At the Middle School gym door, please tell the staff member your child(dren)’s name (s), and classroom teacher (this will be important, so please be sure you know the family name of the teacher).
  • Collect Belongings
  • Walk down the middle school side set of stairs. They will be kept for people to walk DOWN towards the cars with student supplies. Keeping this direction of flow will eliminate the need for people to pass each other on the stairs.

*** PLEASE BRING ANY SCHOOL BOOKS THAT ARE IN YOUR HOUSE. For ex L IBRARY BOOKS, TEXT BOOKS, CLASSROOM READING BOOKS*** There will be boxes for you to place these. Make sure your child’s name is indicated in the book by slipping a longer slip of paper with their name into the book. This could save us countless hours of work in the long run. MERCI!

We thank you in advance for your cooperation. We know that this system isn’t perfect, but in such unprecedented times like these there are no perfect solutions. Your help, support and patience are greatly appreciated.

Pick times begin at 9:00 and end at 4:00. We know that this may not suit some of you and appreciate your patience in this. Feel free to contact the school office if you have questions.

Date and Time Family Names starting with…
Tuesday May 26 Family names that begin with the letters A to D
Wednesday May 27 Family names that begin with the letters E to J
Thursday May 28 Family names that begin with the letters K to P
Friday May 29 Family names that begin with the letters Q to Z

School – the Week of June 1st.

We are waiting for more direction from the School District Leadership Team with regards to what this week will look like. We do know that school will look significantly different and we hope to provide you with greater detail throughout this upcoming week.

Over this upcoming week and in later weeks, there will be more information sent to you from Mr. Stinson, Superintendent) and from our school. Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility.

Warm wishes,

Sandra Szalipszki

Principal.

 
 

School News:

VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW

The John Stubbs music teachers are organizing a virtual talent show, open to students in all grades, during this time of remote learning. We are hoping this will get kids excited and build a sense of community, even when we are apart. Participation is completely optional, but if you think your child might be interested, please see our website for more information. Deadline for video submissions is Sunday May 24.

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Public Health Nurses will be directly contacting parents of Grade 6 students to organize the completion of their routine immunizations. Feel free to call West Shore Health unit with any questions or concerns at 250-519-3490.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION

School bus registration is now open. The district has decided to roll out the registration process differently this year and it will not be done through School Cash Online. Registration information can be found here: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/our-district/transportation

Please note you will require your students Pupil/Student Number in order to register for the bus. To find your students Pupil Number please login in to your MyEd BC Family Portal http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

SCHOOL EMAILS

Communication is very important, especially at this time. To see what emails that have been sent to all families from the district, please follow this link: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/messages-families

If you are not receiving emails from the district or from John Stubbs, please check your email’s junk / spam folder and make sure that school district emails are being allowed through.

You can also check your MyEd BC Parent Portal to see what email address we have on file.

We are happy to help. Please email our office staff if you have questions regarding emails and/or the MyEd BC Parent Portal.

Kate Coles : kcoles@sd62.bc.ca
Debbie Israel : dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

District News and Links:

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

 
 

Deadline for Submissions is Sunday May 24

 
 

School News:

VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW

The John Stubbs music teachers are organizing a virtual talent show, open to students in all grades, during this time of remote learning. We are hoping this will get kids excited and build a sense of community, even when we are apart. Participation is completely optional, but if you think your child might be interested, please read the information attached.   Virtual Talent Show Information

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Public Health Nurses will be directly contacting parents of Grade 6 students to organize the completion of their routine immunizations. Feel free to call West Shore Health unit with any questions or concerns at 250-519-3490.

STUDENTS PERSONAL ITEMS AT SCHOOL 

We are working on setting up a plan and schedule for parents to collect their student’s personal items at the school. Please stay tuned for additional information.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION

School bus registration is now open. The district has decided to roll out the registration process differently this year and it will not be done through School Cash Online. Registration information can be found here: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/our-district/transportation

Please note you will require your students Pupil/Student Number in order to register for the bus. To find your students Pupil Number please login in to your MyEd BC Family Portal http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORMS

We have compiled a list for parents and students to use to keep track of which virtual learning platforms their teachers are using and a brief description of the different platforms in use.

Please visit our website HERE (Under Students > Virtual Learning on our John Stubbs Website)

ONLINE LEARNING APPS AND PLATFORMS CONSENT

As we work towards setting up remote classroom learning, teachers have been looking into various educational platforms and apps.   Please take the time to complete the online consent form named Online Learning Platforms Consent.  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca

Once your online consent is received, teachers will be able to include your child in the online learning tools chosen for the classroom.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these waters together.

VIRTUAL LIBRARY TIME

Virtual John Stubbs library time for grades k-3 will take place live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm.  Library novels are being read for grade 4 & 5 students live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15. There are several ways to join in live or watch later:

using the password: Stubbs

The Library Learning Commons Website page is also being updated on a regular basis with various resources: http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/programs/program-library/

SCHOOL EMAILS

Communication is very important, especially at this time. To see what emails that have been sent to all families from the district, please follow this link: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/messages-families

If you are not receiving emails from the district or from John Stubbs, please check your email’s junk / spam folder and make sure that school district emails are being allowed through.

You can also check your MyEd BC Parent Portal to see what email address we have on file.

We are happy to help. Please email our office staff if you have questions regarding emails and/or the MyEd BC Parent Portal.

Kate Coles : kcoles@sd62.bc.ca
Deb Israel : dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

District News and Links:

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

 
 

Thank you to all the families that participated in the parade yesterday, it was wonderful to see everyone’s smiling faces.

 

 
 

School News:

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION

School bus registration is now open. The district has decided to roll out the registration process differently this year and it will not be done through School Cash Online. Registration information can be found here: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/our-district/transportation

Please note you will require your students Pupil/Student Number in order to register for the bus. To find your students Pupil Number please login in to your MyEd BC Family Portal http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORMS

We have compiled a list for parents and students to use to keep track of which virtual learning platforms their teachers are using and a brief description of the different platforms in use.

Please visit our website HERE (Under Students > Virtual Learning on our John Stubbs Website)

FAMILY CAR PARADE

We miss all of our John Stubbs community!  We would love to see you on Thursday, May 7 between 1:30-2:30 p.m.  The John Stubbs staff will be lining Zealous Crescent in front of the school fields and we would love to see you.  Drive by, honk and wave!

For the best flow of traffic, we ask that once you enter Belmont Park, turn right on Egerton Avenue and then left on Zealous Crescent.  You won’t be able to miss us!  We hope to see you next Thursday.

Please keep in mind we are keeping two meters apart from each other and we kindly ask that you do the same.

VIRTUAL LIBRARY TIME

Virtual John Stubbs library time for grades k-3 will take place live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm.  Library novels are being read for grade 4 & 5 students live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15. There are several ways to join in live or watch later:

using the password: Stubbs

The Library Learning Commons Website page is also being updated on a regular basis with various resources: http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/programs/program-library/

LEARNING COMMONS FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBPAGE

Did you know that our learning commons has its own website and Facebook page? More information HERE

MUSIC WEBSITE

Have you checked out the music website set up by Mme Christina, M. Tim and Mme Daykin? We are updating weekly and planning an exciting Music Monday event on May 4th.

More information and links HERE Once on the music website click on your child’s music teacher for weekly lessons, or the Music Monday page for information about our event. Have fun singing!

SCHOOL EMAILS

Communication is very important, especially at this time. To see what emails that have been sent to all families from the district, please follow this link: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/messages-families

If you are not receiving emails from the district or from John Stubbs, please check your email’s junk / spam folder and make sure that school district emails are being allowed through.

You can also check your MyEd BC Parent Portal to see what email address we have on file.

We are happy to help. Please email our office staff if you have questions regarding emails and/or the MyEd BC Parent Portal.

Kate Coles : kcoles@sd62.bc.ca
Deb Israel : dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

ONLINE LEARNING APPS AND PLATFORMS CONSENT

As we work towards setting up remote classroom learning, teachers have been looking into various educational platforms and apps.   Please take the time to complete the online consent form named Online Learning Platforms Consent.  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca

Once your online consent is received, teachers will be able to include your child in the online learning tools chosen for the classroom.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these waters together.

STUDENTS PERSONAL ITEMS AT SCHOOL 

We are working on setting up a plan and schedule for parents to collect their student’s personal items at the school. Please stay tuned for additional information.

 
 

We can’t wait to see you on Thursday!

 

 

 

 

 

We miss all of our John Stubbs community!  We would love to see you on Thursday, May 7 between 1:30-2:30 p.m.  The John Stubbs staff will be lining Zealous Crescent in front of the school fields and we would love to see you.  Drive by, honk and wave!

For the best flow of traffic, we ask that onnce you enter Belmont Park, turn right on Egerton Avenue and then left on Zealous Crescent.  You won’t be able to miss us!  We hope to see you next Thursday.

Please keep in mind we are keeping two meters apart from each other and we kindly ask that you do the same.

Parade Route

 
 

Hello John Stubbs Families!

Bus registration opened this morning, but an error was discovered in the background so it has been taken off line, hopefully it will be operational by tomorrow.

Bus registration this year can be accessed through “School Bus Transportation” link on the SD62 website.

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/our-district/transportation

You will need to enter your child’s Pupil # /Student # which is the 6 digit number.  This is different from their 9 digit Provincial Education Number (PEN).  You can find your child’s student/pupil # on their report card.  If you do not have a report card handy, you can log onto the MyED BC Family portal to find this out.  Please consult our school’s website for more details about how to do this, or the SD62 website.

http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/myed-family-portal/

PLEASE NOTE: If you successfully registered today and received a confirmation email you do not need to re-register tomorrow. Transportation will be in contact with you directly if there is information missing on your registration.

 
 

We miss all of our John Stubbs community!  We would love to see you on Thursday, May 7 between 1:30-2:30 p.m.  The John Stubbs staff will be lining Zealous Crescent in front of the school fields and we would love to see you.  Drive by, honk and wave!

For the best flow of traffic, we ask that onnce you enter Belmont Park, turn right on Egerton Avenue and then left on Zealous Crescent.  You won’t be able to miss us!  We hope to see you next Thursday.

Please keep in mind we are keeping two meters apart from each other and we kindly ask that you do the same.

Parade Route

 
 

School News:

MUSIC MONDAY

On Monday, May 4th at 10:00am, to celebrate Music Monday, your elementary music teachers will be live streaming a singalong for all elementary students! Songs we will sing can be found here: https://johnstubbsmusic.weebly.com/music-monday.html and the live event is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiQ7KR-q8FM You can set a reminder so you don’t miss it!

Let’s come together through music, even when we have to stay apart!
-M. Tim, Mme Christina and Mme Daykin

VIRTUAL LIBRARY TIME

Virtual John Stubbs library time for grades k-3 will take place live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm.  Library novels are being read for grade 4 & 5 students live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15. There are several ways to join in live or watch later:

using the password: Stubbs

The Library Learning Commons Website page is also being updated on a regular basis with various resources: http://johnstubbs.web.sd62.bc.ca/programs/program-library/

MUSIC WEBSITE

Have you checked out the music website set up by Mme Christina, M. Tim and Mme Daykin? We are updating weekly and planning an exciting Music Monday event on May 4th.

More information and links HERE Once on the music website click on your child’s music teacher for weekly lessons, or the Music Monday page for information about our event. Have fun singing!

LEARNING COMMONS FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBPAGE

Did you know that our learning commons has its own website and Facebook page? More information HERE

SCHOOL EMAILS

Communication is very important, especially at this time. To see what emails that have been sent to all families from the district, please follow this link: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/messages-families

If you are not receiving emails from the district or from John Stubbs, please check your email’s junk / spam folder and make sure that school district emails are being allowed through.

You can also check your MyEd BC Parent Portal to see what email address we have on file.

We are happy to help. Please email our office staff if you have questions regarding emails and/or the MyEd BC Parent Portal.

Kate Coles : kcoles@sd62.bc.ca
Deb Israel : dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

ONLINE LEARNING APPS AND PLATFORMS CONSENT

As we work towards setting up remote classroom learning, teachers have been looking into various educational platforms and apps.   Please take the time to complete the online consent form named Online Learning Platforms Consent.  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca

Once your online consent is received, teachers will be able to include your child in the online learning tools chosen for the classroom.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these waters together.

STUDENTS PERSONAL ITEMS AT SCHOOL 

We are working on setting up a plan and schedule for parents to collect their student’s personal items at the school. Please stay tuned for additional information.

 
 

School News:

VIRTUAL TERRY FOX FUN

On Friday April 24th, let’s show our Jaguars spirit and run for Terry! Get out for a 30 minute run, wherever you can!

Run around the block! Run laps of your yard! Run on a nice trail! Run up and down your hallway!

Share your photos, videos and stories of your Virtual Terry Fox Run on the John Stubbs PAC Facebook page #JSTerryFoxRun2020 (More information on the attached poster)

Terry Fox 2020

MUSIC WEBSITE

Have you checked out the music website set up by Mme Christina, M. Tim and Mme Daykin? We are updating weekly and planning an exciting Music Monday event on May 4th.

More information and links HERE Once on the music website click on your child’s music teacher for weekly lessons, or the Music Monday page for information about our event. Have fun singing!

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO PURCHASE YOUR 2019/2020 JOHN STUBBS MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK! 

Middle School Yearbooks are STILL on sale for $30.  This year, a “Zoom” insert of Current Events in 2019 will be included with the purchase of each Yearbook!  Yearbooks will be on sale until Sunday April 26th, and are still on track to be delivered in June.  We will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks so please ensure that you purchase before the cutoff to avoid disappointment.

At this point, the only way to order the Yearbook is online with a credit card at https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca/  You will need to enter the Yearbook ID Code -12895420 and search for your child to purchase a yearbook.

If you are unsure of whether or not you’ve already purchased a yearbook for your child, please email Mme Gage at jgage@sd62.bc.ca

Thanks again to the families that were able to submit photos!  It was great to see how everyone is keeping busy 😊

Ensemble on peut tout faire!
Merci
The John Stubbs Yearbook Crew

SCHOOL EMAILS

Communication is very important, especially at this time. To see what emails that have been sent to all families from the district, please follow this link: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/messages-families

If you are not receiving emails from the district or from John Stubbs, please check your email’s junk / spam folder and make sure that school district emails are being allowed through.

You can also check your MyEd BC Parent Portal to see what email address we have on file.

We are happy to help. Please email our office staff if you have questions regarding emails and/or the MyEd BC Parent Portal.

Kate Coles : kcoles@sd62.bc.ca
Deb Israel : dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

ONLINE LEARNING APPS AND PLATFORMS CONSENT

As we work towards setting up remote classroom learning, teachers have been looking into various educational platforms and apps.   Please take the time to complete the online consent form named Online Learning Platforms Consent.  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca

Once your online consent is received, teachers will be able to include your child in the online learning tools chosen for the classroom.

We appreciate your support as we navigate these waters together.

LIBRARY BOOKS

There are currently about 1600 signed out library books to students of ÉJSMS.  While your librarians, Mme Cave, Mrs. Quealey and Mme Tanner, are really glad that students have them to read, re-read and enjoy, they would like parents to put them in a safe place when their children are finished with them so they know where they are when the time comes to return them.  They know this isn’t high on anyone’s priority list right now, but it would be really expensive to replace them, especially, as many are brand new books.

SEPTEMBER 2020 PLANNING

Kindergarten to Grade 7 Parents:

We are in the preliminary stages of planning for this September.  In order to clarify spaces for new families, we are asking for all families who do not plan to attend our school in September to please contact Debbie in the office at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca

If you know of any families who will be new to École John Stubbs Elementary in September and they have not registered their child(ren), please ask them to contact the school as soon as possible.

LEARNING COMMONS FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBPAGE

Did you know that our learning commons has its own website and Facebook page? More information HERE

STUDENTS PERSONAL ITEMS AT SCHOOL 

We are working on setting up a plan and schedule for parents to collect their student’s personal items at the school. Please stay tuned for additional information.


District News, Links and Info:

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/ease

We Well-Being
https://www.we.org/en-CA/get-doing/activities-and-resources/wellbeing/