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To report your student’s absence(s) please do one of the following:

  • call the attendance line at 250-478-0667 and leave a message with your child’s full name and teacher and date(s) of absence; or
  • email johnstubbs@sd62.bc.ca. Please put the date(s) of the absence, name of your student and teacher’s name in the subject line in the email.

 

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Wednesday, April 11thPAC Meeting, 6:30pm, Learning Commons.

Thursday, April 12th –

Jersey day – We encourage students to wear their sports jerseys, or the colours green and gold today to show support of those who have lost loved ones, family members, friends and teammates in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

To learn more about #jerseysforhumboldt go to the Jersey Day Facebook page.

Kids’ Art Cards – please see below, order deadline is Thursday, April 12th.

Friday, April 13th – Grade 5 Lunch Monitor Appreciation Swim at JDF Pool.

Thursday, April 19th – Early Dismissal, school ends at 11:48 a.m. Buses will run on the same schedule, 3 hours earlier.

Friday, April 20th – Non-Instructional Day – school is not in session.
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Kids’ Art Cards Spring 2018 – Deadline for ordering is Thursday, April 12th.

Sample cards have been sent home. Orders and payment are due by midnight on THURSDAY, APRIL 12th. For your convenience, payments can be made on the hot lunches site, however, order cards must also be returned to the school office.  Orders will not be processed without sample cards returned.

Visit www.johnstubbs.hotlunches.net for online payment. Please do not send cash. Questions:  JSPACfundraising@gmail.com
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Save the date! Our Spring Fair will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm. There will be a craft and vendor market held in the elementary gym and if you wish to book a table please complete the VENDOR APPLICATION attached and return it to the office as soon as possible. We are also accepting donations for the silent auction and raffles. Any questions please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com_
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On Saturday, May 5th, Belmont Secondary will be hosting the ‘Taking Action’ Leadership Conference. This is a great opportunity for youth to engage with community leaders, and learn more about the issues facing their communities. MP Alistair MacGregor will be the event’s keynote speaker, while other presenters include guests from organizations such as Our Place, Education is Power, and Island Sexual Health.If you and your students are interested in attending, please fill out the attached Google form, or visit belmontleadershipconference.weebly.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
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PACE Musical Theatre Presents…..“The Greatest Show!”Are you looking for an evening of music and comedy that the whole family can enjoy?       Then don’t miss the SD 62 PACE Musical Theatre production THE GREATEST SHOW! , April 20-28 at the Isabelle Reader Theatre.

This fast-paced and comedic musical revue includes songs from the The Greatest Showman, Cats, Grease, Hamilton, Harry Potter, Descendants, Motown and SO MUCH MORE!!!!   Featuring nearly 300 PACE Musical Theatre Academy students, this show is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

And as a BONUS …… this show includes 3 guest PACE Alumni performers: Disney/tv/film star, CALUM WORTHY (Dez from Austin and Ally) is flying in from LA to be the MC for the shows.   He will be joined in his MC role by stand-up comedian SHAWN O’HARA. Circus star, SARAH SCHEUNHAGE, will perform on a free-standing aerial hoop in one of The Greatest Showman songs.

The PACE Musical Theatre Academy students have the unique opportunity to work with accomplished professionals in their final rehearsal weeks. This year is no exception. In addition to having Calum as an acting coach for the comedic segments, Sarah has trained all of the acrobatic performers in the Greatest Showman set at her circus school. The entire gr. 8-12 cast in Cats have been choreographed by Sarah Murphy and Jennifer Sanders, and coached by Phil and Jane Devonshire – who both performed for five years in the British West End production of Cats.

Show dates: April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 7 p.m. April 21, 22 28 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $12; Students and Seniors $10 Tickets available at Westshore Learning Centre Phone 250-391-9002 to reserve. All performances at the Isabelle Reader Theatre, 1026 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC

– There will be a Meet and Greet opportunity for photos and autographs with Calum Worthy in the theatre during the Intermissions.

 

 
 

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Jersey Day, Thursday April 12th

As you may have heard through the media, there is an initiative being organized by a group of BC mothers to support the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos by wearing a  jersey on April 12th.

We encourage staff and students to wear their sports jerseys, or the colours green and gold, on April 12th to show support for those who have lost loved ones, family members, friends, and teammates. 

Canadians and beyond are grieving the tragic accident that took the lives of 15 Humboldt Broncos Hockey players, in Saskatchewan on April 6. Our District is deeply saddened by this horrible accident, and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

To learn more about #jerseysforhumboldt go to the Jersey Day Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 
 

The weeks ahead…..

Friday, April 6th – Whole School Group Photo

Reminder that Lifetouch School Portraits will be taking a whole school group photo of all students and staff and will have the pictures available to purchase as a memento for $10.00. There are order envelopes still available at the office until tomorrow, April 6th. After this date late orders will be subject to shipping and handling fee of $5.00.

Tuesday, April 10th – Popcorn for Peeps returns.

Friday, April 13th – Grade 5 Lunch Monitor Appreciation Swim at JDF Pool.

Thursday, April 19th – Early Dismissal, school ends at 11:48 a.m. Buses will run on the same schedule, 3 hours earlier.

Friday, April 20th – Non-Instructional Day – school is not in session.

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Save the date! Our Spring Fair will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm. There will be a craft and vendor market held in the elementary gym and if you wish to book a table please complete the VENDOR APPLICATION attached and return it to the office as soon as possible. We are also accepting donations for the silent auction and raffles. The DONATION REQUEST letter is attached.

Any questions please contact JSPACpres@gmail.com

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JDF Lawn Bowling Club will be holding an open house at the JDF Lawn Bowling Club on Saturday/Sunday April 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd from 1 to 3 at the bowling greens beside the Q Arena, lower field of West Shore Parks and Rec.

If your child is interested they would love to see more youth participate in the sport. They have five juniors in the club and one of them recently competed in an event in New Zealand.

Please contact kengelstad@shaw.ca or 250-474-2699 for further information or stop by one of the open houses.

 
 

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Thursday, March 15th – WE DAY – Middle School Students- Motivational speakers talking about how you can make a difference in your local and global communities.

Friday, March 16th – Last Day of School before Spring Break.

Monday, March 19 – Monday, April 2nd – Spring Break – School is not in session.

Tuesday, April 3rd – First day back after spring break.  School is in session for a full day.

Friday, April 6th – Whole School Group Photo Day.  If you would like to purchase a Whole School Group Photo as a memento, please have your child pick up a the form from the office.

*** Don’t forget to check our “Communities” page under the “Parent” (top tab) for information on upcoming events in our community.

 
 

Important Dates:

Thursday, March 8th– Elementary Boys Basketball Jamboree @ Belmont Secondary School after school.

Thursday, March 8th – Elementary Concert, please see below:

Date and Time: Thursday, March 8th, 1:30 PM and 6 PM (runtime will be under an hour)

  • Student drop off for the evening performance: You may drop off students who are performing IN THEIR CLASSROOMS at 5:40. Doors will be LOCKED until 5:40.
  • CHOIR MEMBERS: If your child is in the choir but their class is NOT performing in the concert, these students will go to the band room where they will be supervised by a staff member.
  • What to wear:  ALL STUDENTS: Just look nice! Dress shirts, dresses, pants… it’s all good!
  • Just a reminder, the classes performing are:
  • Mme Grieve
  • Mme Dorran
  • M. Barker
  • Mme McKenzie
  • Mme Adamek
  • Mme Jenkins
  • Mme Bouchard
  • Mme McLeod
  • Mme Sheilagh
  • M. Morales-Gil
  • Mme Ryan
  • Mme Michelle
  • Elementary Choir

Friday, March 9th – Middle School Band Concert 11a.m.  All information in regards to this concert is on the Music Department website https://johnstubbsmusic.weebly.com/

Saturday, March 10th – Daylight Savings Time – don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight.

Thursday, March 15th – WE Day for Middle School.

Friday, March 16th – Last day of school before Spring Break.

Tuesday, April 3rd – School is back in session after Spring Break.

 
 

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Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, February 28th – Elementary Girls Basketball – Team A – John Stubbs @ Ruth King.

Thursday, March 1st – Grade 6, 7, 8 – Mount Washington Ski Trip.

Thursday, March 8th – Elementary Concert, please see below:

Spring Concerts:

The Elementary Spring Concert is coming up quickly! We have just a few informational items to share with you about the concerts:

  • Date and Time: Thursday, March 8th, 1:30 PM and 6 PM (runtime will be under an hour)
  • Student drop off for the evening performance: You may drop off students who are performing IN THEIR CLASSROOMS at 5:40. Doors will be LOCKED until 5:40.
  • CHOIR MEMBERS: If your child is in the choir but their class is NOT performing in the concert, these students will go to the band room where they will be supervised by a staff member.
  • What to wear:  ALL STUDENTS: Just look nice! Dress shirts, dresses, pants… it’s all good!
  • Just a reminder, the classes performing are:
  • Mme Grieve
  • Mme Dorran
  • M. Barker
  • Mme McKenzie
  • Mme Adamek
  • Mme Jenkins
  • Mme Bouchard
  • Mme McLeod
  • Mme Sheilagh
  • M. Morales-Gil
  • Mme Ryan
  • Mme Michelle
  • Elementary Choir
 
 

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Spring Concerts:

The Elementary Spring Concert is coming up quickly! We have just a few informational items to share with you about the concerts:

  • Date and Time: March 8th, 1:30 PM and 6PM (runtime will be under an hour)
  • Student drop off for the evening performance: You may drop off students who are performing IN THEIR CLASSROOMS at 5:40. Doors will be LOCKED until 5:40.
  • CHOIR MEMBERS: If your child is in the choir but their class is NOT performing in the concert, these students will go to the band room where they will be supervised by a staff member.
  • What to wear:  ALL STUDENTS: Just look nice! Dress shirts, dresses, pants… it’s all good!
  • Just a reminder, the classes performing are:
  • Mme Grieve
  • Mme Dorran
  • M. Barker
  • Mme McKenzie
  • Mme Adamek
  • Mme Jenkins
  • Mme Bouchard
  • Mme McLeod
  • Mme Smyth
  • M. Morales-Gil
  • Mme Ryan
  • Mme Turcotte
  • Elementary Choir

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, February 21st – Girls Gr. 7/8 Volleyball – John Stubbs 7 plays John Stubbs 8.

Thursday, February 22nd
-PAC Family Movie Night.  Doors open at 5pm, Movie starts at 6pm.  All children must have a guardian in attendance.  Admission: JS students FREE, $2/person or $5/family.  Canteen will be open with all kids of yummy choices at 5pm.  (Pizza, Popcorn, Chips, Candy Bags, Water, Juice, Tea and Coffee).
-Girls Elementary Basketball – Team A & B @ Savory.
-Boys Gr. 6/7 Volleyball – Home game @ John Stubbs.

Friday, February 23rdNon-Instructional Day – School is not in session.

Monday, February 26th – Elementary Boys Basketball – David Cameron & Colwood @ John Stubbs.

Tuesday, February 27th – Elementary Girls Basketball – Team B – Colwood @ John Stubbs.

Wednesday, February 28th
-Kindness/Pink Shirt Day – wear your pink shirt.
-Elementary  Girls Basketball – Team A – John Stubbs & David Cameron 4 @ Ruth King.

Thursday, March 1st – Grade 6-8 – Ski Trip to Mount Washington.

 

 
 

Important Information:

**2018-2019 All grade 8 students will automatically be registered at Belmont Secondary School in the French Immersion Program for 2018-2019. If your grade 8 student plans to attend another Secondary School in our district, you must complete a school change request on line.

**École John Stubbs was on CTV news, in a news piece about our Loose Parts / Créactivité playground.  Check out the link below:

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1323024

Sports:

February 14th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team B) – Happy Valley and John Stubbs at Crystal View

February 15th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Millstream

Boys Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Willway

Other news:

The weather this week has been quite something, the rain has been amazing, awful and yet a wonderful reminder of where we live. We are asking parents to ensure their children have a rain coat in school, as well as good shoes or boots for the rain. We believe that children need fresh air and movement during the day as it supports their learning as well as a healthy body. We send children outside in everything but torrential rain or hail or terrible storms. Children need to have the right gear for this. When children come back into the school building after outside breaks in soaking sweatshirts or non-waterproof outerwear, they can struggle to do their best learning because they can’t focus or because they feel unwell in wet clothing. Please help by ensuring they have the right outerwear in school, as well as a change of clothes just in case.

Additionally, we are also looking for more changes of clothing for children in the elementary wing of our school.

Hockey Academy is being phased of École John Stubbs over the next years. In September 2018, Grade 6 students will no longer have this option. Our school has many other wonderful opportunities that children can explore. Please contact Mme Szalipszki if you have any questions.

Hockey Academy will continue for Grade 7 and 8 for next year (2018-2019).

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 12th                           – Family DaySchool is not in session.

Wednesday, February 14th            – Spirit Day – Red, White and Pink Day

Monday, February 19th                  – Scholastic Book Fair – week of Feb. 19-22

Hours 8:00am-9:00am, 12:20-1:00 and 2:30-4:30 Also open on Thursday night during the PAC movie night.

Thursday February 22nd              -PAC movie night (Scholastic Book Fair shopping too!)

 

BUS DRIVERS ON-CALL 

School District No.62 (Sooke) requires bus drivers to work. If you have a Class I or 2 B.C. Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, a medical certificate within the last six months and a valid First Aid Certificate, we are most interested in hearing from you!

For more information about our District, please refer to our web site at www.sd62.bc.ca

Rate of pay: $23.29/hr.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:
Dawn Israel, Human Resources Assistant, School District No.62 (Sooke), 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1

Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call
These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate or willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $21.94.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please complete a non-teaching application form which you can obtain from the school district website at www.sd62.bc.ca and forward it to Dawn Israel at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Read-a-thon

Minutes have been tallied, donations counted and we are thrilled to report that this year’s Read-a-Thon was a success. Throughout the school, over 30 000 minutes were read and a total of $2638 was collected. This will be used to purchase new French books for the library. For their amazing reading and fundraising efforts, Mme. Grieve’s grade 4 class have earned a special class treat. Collectively, the class read 6130 minutes and raised $357. Special congratulations to Sasha in gr. 4 who read more than 75 minutes per day and Maria in gr. 6 who read for nearly four hours each day. Special thanks and congratulations to Isla in gr. 6 for logging lots or minutes as well as raising the most money. From guest readers to milk & cookies and dressing as a favourite book character, it was a wonderful literacy filled week. Thank you for your support.

 
 

Important Dates:

Wednesday, January 31st Belmont Information Night for Grade 8 Students and Parents.
Please arrive by 6:30pm for the Powerpoint Presentation in our Belmont Theatre.  From 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Have your questions answered,  visit the display tables and learn about the various programs offered next year, speak with teachers and take an opportunity to tour the school.

Ready, Set, Learn – Elementary Gym – 6pm-7pm.

Wednesday, February 7th – PAC Meeting 6:30pm Library Learning Commons.

Thursday, February 8th – PAC’s Carnival Pancake breakfast.

Friday, February 9th – PAC’s Hot Lunch.

Monday, February 12th – Family Day – School is not in session.

 

 
 

umbrellaIn light of yesterday’s earthquake in Alaska and Tsunami warning we would like to reassure parents that our school has an excellent emergency protocol and thanks to our PAC, we have enough water and food for our school for three days.  In the event of an emergency we would keep your children safe and parents/guardians would come to the school to sign out their child using our protocols for emergency release of students.

In other news….

  • -Our Middle School Girls participated in the Hackergal Coding Challenge just before Christmas. They did really well and were on Shaw TV! Have a look at this link to see our students! https://youtu.be/QJO3FM2hOdo

-Our ‘Creactivité’ playground has been a lot of fun for the students.. It is available during morning and lunch recesses and includes such this as tires, pipes, a suitcase, an old paddling pool and other cool things. But, the objects are starting to ware out and we need more. We have discovered that bigger objects last longer, and are fun.

  • If about 20 or 30 families could help us with this every two months or so, we’d be able to maintain this fun playground very easily! The kids LOVE it, so please help! You could buy the objects or you could donate ones that are found around your home. Here are some of the things we’d love parents to be able to send into school for this fun recess activity: 5 or 6 clean tarps of different sizes, 4” pipe connectors (elbows/joints to connect the pipes), 2 large spindles (the ones that are used to wrap electrical wire around at construction sites, there is a place on Bridge street that could supply them), strong and thick rope of different lengths, big metal pots and pans, metal utensils that are solid (make great ‘music’!), large plastic gardening buckets (lots!), corrugated plastic pipes (different diameters, 2”, 3”, 4”) that would be used for garden water drainage, logs (bark removed) that are different diameters but which won’t give splinters, planks of wood cut round (different diameter, smooth for no splinters), old keyboards, and anything that isn’t glass or ceramic or made from a breakable substance. Please help if you can.

Important Dates:

Friday, January 26th – “Dress as your favourite book character” day.  Students will have milk and cookies with their class.  Please send a cookie or two and a non-breakable cup with your child on January 26th.  Thank you to our PAC for providing milk for all students.

Saturday, January 27th – National Family Literacy Day with many events taking place throughout the community.  Please see the attached information sheet for events in the Westshore or visit https://southislandliteracy.com/ to find events in the surrounding areas.

Monday, January 29th – Registration opens at 8am for Kindergarten/Late French/French Immersion for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration is done on line. http://registration.sd62.bc.ca/

Wednesday, January 31st – Ready, Set, Learn in the Elementary Gym 6pm-7pm.

Wednesday, February 7th – PAC Meeting 6:30pm Library Learning Commons.

Thursday, February 8th – PAC’s Carnival Pancake breakfast.

Friday, February 9th – PAC’s Hot Lunch.

Monday, February 12th – Family Day – School is not in session.