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Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

 

 
 

Meet the Teacher night is Thursday September 21st.  Join us for a corn roast sponsored by our PAC from 5:30p.m.-6:00.m. Meet the teachers in their classrooms, anytime between 6:00p.m.-6:30p.m. At 6:30p.m. meet in the  Middle School gym for a short hello from Sandra Szalipszki (Principal) and Jennifer Gibson (Vice Principal). We look forward to seeing you!

 

 
 

Ocros countryur district is rapidly growing and there is concern for the safety of our runners at the cross country races at Juan de Fuca. To accommodate the growing numbers, cross country will now include students from Grades 2-5. At John Stubbs, we invite any Grade 1 students interested in running to attend practices and train with the team, but not attend the races.

Elementary Cross Country will have a sign up meeting today, Friday, September 15, at first recess in the elementary gym, for all students in grades 2-5 who are interested in joining the team.  If your child isn’t able to attend the sign up then they must go to the first practice at first recess on Tuesday, September 19th.  If they don’t attend either of those times they will not be able to be on the cross country team.

Practices are at first recess, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on the top field.  Race days will be Wednesday, September 27th and Wednesday, October 4th, at the bottom field at JDF.  Permission forms will be going home on Tuesday.

 

 
 

ECOLE JOHN STUBBS MEMORIAL SCHOOL PAC HOT LUNCH 2017-2018

As we get ready for another exciting year at school, it is also time to get the Hot Lunch Program up and running. Once again, all orders are placed on line to ensure accuracy with the orders and to make the process as easy for everyone as possible. Please remember, this is the PAC’s major source of fundraising for the year. The program is run by a terrific team of volunteers providing a treat for kids and a break for parents every Friday of the school year.

Here’s how to get started:
www.johnstubbs.hotlunches.net

Click on “Click Here to Register”
 Enter Access Code JSPAC2017
 Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address which will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines and your child’s hot lunch order for the upcoming week)
 Click the “Register Now” button at the bottom
 Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends EJSMS
 Once your child(ren) are registered, click on “Orders”
 Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)

Order and Payment Deadline:

  •  Menus for September January are available now.
  •  February June menus will be available in late November.
  •  Orders and payments for the entire month are due by midnight on the Thursday EIGHT days prior to first hot lunch service of the month.
  •  Changes and cancellations to orders will be accepted up until midnight on the Thursday, eight days prior to the delivery date.
  •  If you place an order, we expect you would like your child to be fed that meal. Please pay the outstanding balance immediately so our volunteers don’t have to chase folks down for payment. We don’t like to  see kids go hungry. Emergency lunches are available; however, most kids are pretty sad when they get a cheese sandwich rather than the pizza and Booster Juice they had expected.
  • Should you require financial assistance with hot lunches, please contact a school administrator or counsellor.

Payment Method:
The preferred method of payment is through PayPal.
Cheques payable to John Stubbs PAC may also be dropped off at the main office. Cash payments will not be accepted.

**Please Note: Should you experience any issues with your PayPal account, you must contact PayPal directly to solve the issue.

Hot Lunch Delivery:

-Hot lunches will be delivered to elementary classrooms.

-Middle school students pick up their lunches from the canteen in the middle school foyer.

Questions: Please use the HELP tab on the hot lunches webpage to submit your question.

Menu date (Fridays) Menu Order and payment deadline (due by midnight)*
September 29 Hot Dogs & Booster Juice Thursday, Sept. 21
October 6 Subway & Booster Juice Thursday, Sept. 28
October 13 Pizza & Booster Juice Thursday, Sept. 28
October 20 Professional Development Day n/a
October 27 Chicken Caesar Wraps etc Thursday, Sept. 28
November 3 Samosas & Booster Juice Thursday, Oct. 23
November 10 Dad’s Homemade Lunches etc… Thursday, Oct. 23
November 17 Hot Dogs & Booster Juice Thursday, Oct. 23
November 24 Professional Development Day n/a
December 1 Sushi & Booster Juice Thursday, Nov. 23
December 8 Subway & Booster Juice Thursday, Nov. 23
December 15 Hot Dogs & Booster Juice Thursday, Nov. 23
December 22 Pizza & Booster Juice Thursday, Nov. 23
January 12 Dad’s Homemade Lunches etc… Thursday, Jan. 4
January 19 Chicken Caesar Wraps etc Thursday, Jan. 4
January 26 Samosas & Booster Juice Thursday, Jan. 4

*Cancellations must be submitted Thursday at midnight, one week prior to the delivery date using the HELP link. February thru June menus will be available on-line by December 1st.

Questions, suggestions, comments or concerns? Please use the HELP link on the HotLunches page.

https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/

 

 
 

Happy-First-Day-of-SchoolSchool will start on Tuesday, September 5th, with a half-day session from 8:40am to 11:48am. Busses will run to this schedule. From Wednesday, September 6th school will follow the full day schedule.

First Day of School

Kindergarten: Kindergarten students do not attend school in the first week of school. Instead, there will be a ‘gradual entry’ so that the children have time to become accustomed to their new school life. Letters regarding gradual entry have been mailed to parents who have registered their child. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Elementary School Students: (grade 1 to 5):

For the first few days of school, returning students will return to their last year’s teacher and classroom. They will stay there until the school board announces that schools can move the students to their new classroom and teacher. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible, usually in the first week of school. When the warning bell rings at 8:40, students should line up in their old classroom line. They should look for their last year’s teacher.

New Students: The warning bell will ring at 8:40. At this time, all new students go to the elementary gym. Once there, they will be brought to their temporary classroom, where they will stay until the school board announces that the schools can move the students to their new classroom and teacher. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible, usually in the first week of school.

Middle School Students:

When the warning bell rings at 8:40, all middle school students should go to the middle school gym. Once there, they should look for their name on the posted class lists and then go stand with their new teacher. There will be a short assembly before the students move on to their new classrooms.

School Supplies – When do we bring them to school?

Grades 1, 2 and 3:  Bring only their pencil case and lunch kit for first week.

Grades 1, 2, and 3: If you have ordered your supplies online and have not picked them up at Staples, (see School Supply List tab), the supplies will be delivered by PAC directly to your new classroom. If you have not, bring all supplies on Monday September 11th.

Grades 4 & 5: Teachers have purchased bulk supplies and parents are asked to pay $50 to cover these costs.  If you have not already paid this fee, payment will be taken at the main office. These supplies will be set up by teaching staff in the classrooms. Bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week.

Grades 6, 7 and 8: If you have ordered your supplies online (see School Supply List tab), the supplies will be delivered by PAC directly to your new classroom. Bring your pencil case and lunch kit for first two days or until your teachers directs you when to bring in your full supplies.

 

 
 

color-schools-outThis year certainly feels as if it is has flown by, hard to believe that the 2016-2017 school year has come to a close.

We will be sending any unclaimed report cards out in the mail beginning the week of July 10th, unless we hear otherwise from parents.

If you know your student will be away for the start up of school in September it is extremely important that you let the office know.

Summer Office Hours: The school will be open from 8am to 2:30pm from July 4th to July 7th.  The office will re-open on Monday, August 28th and be open from 8am-3:30pm.

School will be back in session on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.  Please check our website at the end of August for first week of school information.

Enjoy your summer, see you in September!

 
 

School Calendar 2017-18 Colour Version

FinalCalendar 2017-18 – Final Revised

 
 

 
 

keep calmSchool Supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year have been added to our website.  You can find them under the Parent drop down menu under School Supply List 2017-2018.

Wednesday, June 14th – Band Concert – Choir and Band 6. 6pm-7pm, students please arrive at 5:40pm

Thursday, June 15th – Band Concert – Jazz and Band 7/Band 8.  6pm-7pm, students please arrive at 5:40pm.

Friday, June 16th – All MS band students will play 2 pieces in the courtyard at lunch time to celebrate the end of the band season.

Tuesday, June 20th – Thursday, June 22nd -M. Summers & Mme Gage class to Camp Imadene.

Friday, June 23rd – Elementary School Fun Day!

Monday, June 26th – Middle School Assembly (awards ceremony) 10:00am as well as MS Olympic competition.

Tuesday, June 27th – Elementary Beach Day and Middle School Sports Day at JDF.

Wednesday, June 28th – Middle School fun day, top field.

Thursday, June 29th – Elementary School Assembly and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  School is in session all day.

 
 

sunshineWelcome to our new Late French Immersion Students who had their orientation today and were introduced to their new teacher and to some of the amazing students in our school.

Thursday is Kindergarten Orientation! Lots of excitement for the new kindies and their parents as they visit our school, meet their teachers, and see how fun learning can be!

École John Stubbs Rocks!

 

 
 

spring fairSpring Fair is tomorrow, Thursday, May 25th from 4:30pm-7pm.  Come out and enjoy a fun, entertainment filled time!

 

Tuesday, May 30th – this will be the last Poppin for Peeps of the school year!

Wednesday, May 31st – Gr. 6 Late French Immersion Orientation (for Gr 6 LFI students starting in September 2017) from 1:00-2:30.

Thursday, June 1st – 2017-2018 Kindergarten Orientation (emails have been sent out in regards to times).

Friday, June 2nd – Elementary Track and Field at Royal Bay. (Only students who have signed up and have participated in practices attend).

Tuesday, June 6th – Whole School Photo….fingers crosses for no rain this time.

Tuesday, June 13th – Grade 8 Grad Dinner at Olympic View from 6:00pm-10:00pm.  Parents can drop off at 5:45pm to have an opportunity to take pictures with the grads/friends before the dinner starts at 6pm

Wednesday, June 14th – Band Concert – Choir and Band 6. 6pm-7pm, students please arrive at 5:40pm

Thursday, June 15th – Band Concert – Jazz and Band 7/Band 8.  6pm-7pm, students please arrive at 5:40pm.

Friday, June 16th – All MS band students will play 2 pieces in the courtyard at lunch time to celebrate the end of the band season.

Friday, June 23rd – Elementary School Fun Day!

Monday, June 26th – Middle School Assembly (awards ceremony) 10:00am as well as MS Olympic competition.

Tuesday, June 27th – Elementary Beach Day and Middle School Sports Day at JDF.

Wednesday, June 28th – Middle School fun day, top field.

Thursday, June 29th – Elementary School Assembly and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!