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A message from your PAC ….

The PAC’s Annual Spring Fair is just 2 weeks away!  

 The fair will run on Thursday, May 9 from 4:30-7:30 pm and will feature carnival-style games, face painting, bouncy castles and many more fun activities!

 Many volunteers are needed to make the event a success!  Please consider signing up for a 30 min shift or two here:  https://signup.com/go/seJfnXE

 Thanks for your support and we hope to see you all there!


Cross Country

Although we managed to have enough teachers to safely supervise the cross country meet in the fall, we have been unable to offer it this term. Due to liability, students cannot attend without a staff representative of our school being there. We know some of our students will be disappointed, but please know that we will try to offer it again in the fall.

Toys at School

We remind all families that children should not bring toys from home to school. They can be lost or even stolen. This is true for Beyblades, Pokeman cards, stuffed animals and other items. These are ‘home toys’ not ‘school toys’. We appreciate your support in this.

Commemoration Of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs

All families are invited to attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan. The ceremony will be held at the war memorial in the Italian garden at Royal Roads University on April 29 from 3:45pm to about 4:00 pm. Some of our school’s students will lay wreaths in remembrance of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs. If your family would like to volunteer to lay a wreath made by one of our classes, please contact Mrs. Gibson (V.P.) at jgibson@sd62.bc.ca by Thursday April 25th.

Over the past two years, Geoff Bird, a professor at Royal Roads University, has been researching the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan during the Second World war. On that ship was Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs (after whom our school has been named). He has prepared a documentary aimed at adults that we hope to make available to families of our school in upcoming months. Last year, we had a visitor from France who spoke to our grade 3 students about Plouescat, the town in France where John Stubbs is buried, as well as how he is remembered there even to this day. We hope some families will be able to attend.


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Friday, April 26th Terry Fox Run 11:30am-12:10pm

Monday, April 29th – Celebration of Lieutenant Commander John Stubbs at Royal Roads 3:45pm

Tuesday, April 30th – Grade 8’s tour to Belmont 10:30am – 11:45am

Thursday, May 2-5 – Grade 8 Band Trip

Friday, May 3rd – Jump Rope for Heart 11am

Monday, May 6th – Music Monday

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





Middle School Yearbooks still on sale but there is less than 2 weeks left to purchase!  Just a friendly reminder that orders need to be received by May 6th!

Hard cover Yearbooks are on sale for $35 and an optional Zoom insert of current events is on sale for $5. 

The fastest way to pay is to order online with a credit card at YBPay.lifetouch.com with the Yearbook ID Code: 12895419

If you would like to pay via cash/cheque,  please have your child pick up a Yearbook envelope from Mme Gage’s room, place the funds in the envelope and return it back to the office.  Cheques need to be made out to SD 62.

If you have any questions, please contact Mme Gage at jgage@sd62.bc.ca




What a success last week was with Concours d’art Oratoire!  Congratulations to the following students who won their grade level competition….our grade 7 Early French Immersion student Naim; our grade 6 Late French Immersion Raine; our grade 6 Early French Immersion student Sasha; our grade 7 Late French Immersion student Naiya; our Grade 8 French Immersion student Juliana.   These students will move on to the Provincial Speech Competition in May.  We are so proud of all our students who participated, congratulations to all for working so hard.

***Reminder to all parents that tomorrow, April 11th is early dismissal and April 12th is a Non-Instructional Day.

Wednesday, April 10th – PAC Meeting 6:30p.m.

Thursday, April 11th – 3 hour early dismissal (11:50 a.m.). P/T interviews.  Buses will run on the same schedule, just 3 hours earlier.

Friday, April 12th – Non Instructional Day – school is not in session.

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday – School is not in session.

Monday, April 22nd – Easter Monday – School is not in session.

There will be a Digital Age Session at Belmont High School on April 16th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for those parents interested in helping their kids navigate their way through this challenging Digital Age.







Just a reminder to all middle school students who are participating in the District Concours d’art Oratoire, it is happening tomorrow, April 2nd in the Library at Ecole John Stubbs from 6 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m.


Great news! Our Library is finally getting the FOLLETT software program. This will allow better services for French books and for classrooms. It will allow much more flexibility for everyone.

The 27 000 books in our library need to be ‘migrated’ to the new system, which will cause some inconvenience this month but will be worth it in the long run.

In order to get this program up and running please have your student return ALL LIBRARY BOOKS to the library THIS WEEK.

There is NO book circulation next week, April 8th to 12th.

Book circulation will begin again on April 17th. This will be with the NEW Follett library system.

Thank you for your patience and support in sending all library books back to school.  Consider it a start to your spring cleaning 😉




In case you haven’t been counting down the days, just a reminder that the school will be closed for Spring Break until Monday, April 1st.  This will be a full day, and is not an April Fool’s Day joke 😉

Monday, April 1st – School reopens after Spring Break.

Friday, April 5th – Class photo’s/Whole school photo.

Wednesday, April 10th – PAC Meeting.

Thursday, April 11th – 3 hour early dismissal. P/T interviews.  Buses will run on the same schedule, just 3 hours earlier.

Friday, April 12th – Non Instructional Day – school is not in session.

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday – School is not in session.

Monday, April 22nd – Easter Monday – School is not in session.

Have a safe and restful Spring Break….see you in April!



Community involvement in the education system is key to our success as a progressive and collaborative learning community. We want to be sure we are communicating with our parents and community in the best way possible.

Complete this survey by Monday, March 18 for your chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to Indigo books. Click on the image or the link below to start the survey.



Parents please see this excellent resource from Safer School Together, ensuring safe and caring school communities.

Parent Resources


Dear Parents and Guardians,

 Another great John Stubbs tradition is fast approaching – Pancake Day!  On Thursday, March 7, PAC volunteers will be serving up pancakes and sausages to the entire school.  We need many volunteers and a few electric griddles to make this day a huge success. If you can spare some time or a griddle on March 7, please sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/YgGXrLu

 Please remember to send your child with a plate and cutlery on March 7 so that they can enjoy this yummy treat! 

 ~John Stubbs PAC



Elementary School:
Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Time: 1:15pm & 6pm **please note these times will not change
Location: John Stubbs Gymnasium

  • Classes performing from Mme Tremblay: Mme Cookson, Mme Mackenzie, Mme Marshall, Mme Bouchard, Mme McLeod, Mme Smyth/O’Sullivan, Elementary Choir (gr. 1-5)
  • Classes performing from M. Tim: Mme Dorran, Mme Jenkins, Mme Desmarais-Boily, Mme Clarke, Mme Goreas.

*** Please note, all student classes listed above are performing at both concerts to give parents a chance to attend either if they are not available in the evening ***

Concert Dress (Elementary):

  • Wear “fancier clothes” as they will be performing in front of a large audience and we want them to feel proud of how they perform and look on this day.
  • Avoid the sweatpants/shorts and t-shirts look on stage please.
  • The suggested outfit: Nice jeans/pants and a dress shirt or sweater would be fine or a skirt/dress if your child is happier in these kinds of clothes.
  • Avoid shirts with logos: The colour of the shirt is not important – any colour is fine!​
  • Use things you already have: There is no expectation to buy any items unless you choose to or if they’ve outgrown their fancy clothes since the last time they wore them

Middle School:
Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Time: 1:15pm & 6pm ** please note these times will not change
Location: John Stubbs Gymnasium

Concert Dress (Middle)

  • Nice pants (slacks or corduroy) or skirts/dresses and a black top/dress shirt.
  • No blue jeans or shorts please.  Please try to have a collared top as each band member will be given a tie to wear for the concert.

Please Note:
Concerts will be no longer then 60min.
All music students have worked very hard to prepare a concert for you, to reduce distraction to the performers and in order to give them a larger audience: please stay until the very end of the concert.
In order for all members of the ensemble to depart at a reasonable hour, it is vital that all band students help with the clean-up.