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Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Jan 23

  • Guest Reader – Grizzlies

Fri, Jan 24

  • Dress as your Favourite Book Character Day
  • Cookies and Milk (Please send your child with a mug and a couple cookies)
  • Hot Lunch – Royal Bay Bakery

Mon, Jan 27

Tues, Jan 28

  • Music Conservatory Performance
  • Poppin’ for Peeps – Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Jan 29

  • Belmont Visit for All Grade 8’s
  • Belmont Parent Info Night 7:00pm (more information below)
  • Pizza – Middle School $3/Slice

School News:

JOHN STUBBS MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE!   

Middle School Yearbooks are NOW on sale for $30.   This year, a “Zoom” insert of Current Events will be included with the purchase of each Yearbook!

The FASTEST and EASIEST 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 would like to pay via cash/cheque, please have your child see Kelly in the office.  Cheques need to be made out to SD62.

Thank you for supporting the Yearbook Team as we work hard to capture the memories of the 2019/20 School Year!

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

LITERACY WEEK

Literacy week is well underway at John Stubbs. Kick off assemblies took place yesterday, Read-a-Thon pledge forms and reading logs have been sent home and book donations continue to arrive (thank you!) All students have the opportunity to choose a gently used book to keep from the donations received.

This Thursday, the Victoria Grizzlies hockey team will be at the school reading with some of the elementary classes. All students are encouraged to wear hockey jerseys if they wish. Grizzlies players will be available for autograph signing, and to play floor hockey with middle school students at lunch recess. This Saturday, the Grizzlies are having a special night to celebrate military members and their families. Game time is 7:00 pm – everyone is welcome.  Please visit https://www.victoriagrizzlies.com/ for game schedule and other information.

Friday is “dress as your favourite book character” day. It is also milk and cookie day; PAC is supplying milk and we ask that each student bring a cup or mug and a couple of cookies.

There are several community events taking place throughout the city. Please visit https://southislandliteracy.com/ to find out more.

A final reminder to visit the Greater Victoria Public Library website www.gvpl.ca There are always lots of programs and events taking place. We encourage students to search the public library for books that we may not have at our library and to place holds for added convenience.

Thank you and happy reading!
– John Stubbs Library Staff

SCHOLASTIC FRENCH BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic French Book Fair is coming soon! The book fair will be open to students and parents February 18-24th, before and after school as well as during lunch hour. Each class will have the opportunity to go through the book fair during their usual library time and write up a “wish list” to bring home. As always these events rely upon volunteers. Please click on the link and sign up for some time with us at the fair!

https://signup.com/login/entry/167006311983570042

GRADE 8 TRANSITION TO ROYAL BAY INFORMATION:

For Grade 8 students who are interested in attending Royal Bay Secondary next year, there is a student visit on January 29th from 9:20- 11am at Royal Bay.  Families are responsible for getting their child to RBSS and back to John Stubbs on this day.

The parent info session is on January 30th at RBSS.  For parents who are interested in learning about the AVID program, the meeting starts at 6:00pm.  The general meeting starts at 6:30.

GRADE 8 TRANSITION TO BELMONT INFORMATION:

January 29 – All Grade 8 students and their classroom teachers will enjoy a sampling of Belmont’s fabulous music, dance, art and theatre programs. Students will also meet some of the Belmont Staff.

January 29 – Parent/Student Belmont Information Evening. Parents and students are invited to learn more about their future school and to meet staff. Time: 7-7:30 PM Principal address, followed by Q&A period. 7:30-8 PM Tour of Belmont.

Gr 8 Transition 2020

ATTENDANCE

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.
 
 

For Grade 8 students who are interested in attending Royal Bay Secondary next year, there is a student visit on January 29th from 9:20- 11am at Royal Bay.  Families are responsible for getting their child to RBSS and back to John Stubbs on this day.

The parent info session is  on January 30th at RBSS.  For parents who are interested in learning about the AVID program, the meeting starts at 6:00pm.  The general meeting starts at 6:30.

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Fri, Jan 17

  • Kindergarten and Late French Immersion Registration CLOSES at 4:00pm
  • Hot Lunch – Panago Pizza

Mon, Jan 20

  • Literacy Week Begins (Jan 20-24)

Tues, Jan 21

  • Poppin’ for Peeps – Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Jan 22

  • Pizza – Middle School $3/Slice

 

School News:

MESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARY:

The annual Read-a-Thon will be taking place at John Stubbs from January 20-24. One aspect of this fantastic week of literacy is the Book Swap. We are asking families to donate gently used French or English books. All students will then get to choose one book to take home and keep. Donation boxes will be available in each classroom, the library and the main office. All book donations are greatly appreciated.

Library books over the holidays – If students have library books at home over the holiday season, please do not take them with you if you are travelling out of town.

GRADE 8 TRANSITION TO BELMONT INFORMATION:

January 29 – All Grade 8 students and their classroom teachers will enjoy a sampling of Belmont’s fabulous music, dance, art and theatre programs. Students will also meet some of the Belmont Staff.

January 29 – Parent/Student Belmont Information Evening. Parents and students are invited to learn more about their future school and to meet staff. Time: 7-7:30 PM Principal address, followed by Q&A period. 7:30-8 PM Tour of Belmont.

Gr 8 Transition 2020

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PAC:

Pink shirt day is coming up on Wednesday,  Feb. 26 (https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/).

Pink shirts are now available for purchase on the hot lunch site (https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin/) (Access code:  JSPAC2019).  Order deadline is January 20.

This year’s design is similar to last year’s and features our school’s logo and the slogan “La gentillesse commence avec moi”.  Shirts are $10 each with a range of sizes to choose from.  We are also selling pink shirts with 2018’s design at a discounted price of $5 each (limited sizes available).

Please feel free to contact Melissa (jspacpres@gmail.com), if you have any questions.

~John Stubbs PAC

 

District News, Links and Info:

Greater Victoria Baseball Assoc.

Langford and Sooke Minor Fastball 2020

 
 

A message created by the Langley Infant Mental Health Collaborative to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the importance that simple every day interactions can have on the well-being and mental health of their baby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeeoOlXcGAo

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the possibility of snow over the coming days, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is always up to you to decide whether or not to send your child to school during inclement weather.

Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations

For instant updates and information posts, please follow us on social media:

We will also post to the SD62 Website: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/

Thanks for taking the time to look through this,

SD62 Communications Team

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Jan 9

  • Late French Immersion Parent Info Night at 6:00 p.m. (see below for more information)

Fri, Jan 10

  • Hot Lunch – Hot Dogs

Mon, Jan 13

  • Kindergarten and Late French Immersion Registration Opens (Jan 13-17)

Tues, Jan 14

  • Poppin’ for Peeps – Elementary $1/bag CANCELLED will resume Jan 21, 2020

Wed, Jan 15

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • Elementary Science World Assembly

 

School News:

Late French Immersion Parent Information Night

This information session is for parents with children who are going into grade 6 in September 2020 and are interested in learning more about Late French Immersion at John Stubbs.

Please join us on Thursday January 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in our Learning Commons on the 2nd floor.


Messages from the library:

The annual Read-a-Thon will be taking place at John Stubbs from January 20-25. One aspect of this fantastic week of literacy is the Book Swap. We are asking families to donate gently used French or English books . All students will then get to choose one book to take home and keep. Donation boxes will be available in each classroom, the library and the main office. All book donations are greatly appreciated.

Library books over the holidays – If students have library books at home over the holiday season, please do not take them with you if you are travelling out of town.

 


Grade 8 Transition to Belmont Information:

Gr 8 Transition 2020

 

District News, Links and Info:

Mindfit FREE 8 week program jointly offered by SD 62 and the Westshore YMCA, for youth ages 13 – 19, who have mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and / or depression and who are interested in strategies to improve their overall mental health; includes free short term pass to the Y. Facilitated by Kathleen Cherry, School Psychologist SD62

GLC Jan 25 – Ruby Gr 8 Transition 2020

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Parents in the Know Program

Parents Together Program

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Fri, Dec 20

  • Last day of Classes before Winter Break
  • Hot Lunch – No Hot Lunch Today Please Pack a Lunch

Mon, Jan 6

  • School Reopens – Classes back in Session

Tues, Jan 7

  • Pop for Peeps – Elementary $1/bag

Wed, Jan 8

  • PAC Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice

 

School News:

INFORMATION NEEDED – We need to know if you are registering a Kindergarten Student at our school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Hello Parents and Guardians,

As you are probably now aware, French Immersion Kindergarten Registration begins on January 13th.

SD #62 Enrollment Priorities state that students with siblings registered at our school in the 2019-2020 school year have priority when enrolling in our Kindergarten program. This does not include students who are in Grade 8, as they will be going onto high school next year.  Please see the district’s enrollment webpage http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/student-enrolment-priorities/

To help us understand how many siblings we can expect to register at our school, please email our School Student Records Clerk, Deb Israel at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca right away and tell her:

  • the name of the kindergarten child you are enrolling, and
  • the name of their sibling(s).

Please note: this is for our school’s information only.  You must officially register your Kindergarten child online starting January 13th at: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/.

We thank you in advance for your help in this matter,

The École John Stubbs Office Team


Messages from the library:

The annual Read-a-Thon will be taking place at John Stubbs from January 20-25. One aspect of this fantastic week of literacy is the Book Swap. We are asking families to donate gently used French or English books . All students will then get to choose one book to take home and keep. Donation boxes will be available in each classroom, the library and the main office. All book donations are greatly appreciated.

Library books over the holidays – If students have library books at home over the holiday season, please do not take them with you if you are travelling out of town.

 


There’s still time to order your student’s Lifetouch Photo, please see the link below for more information

LifeTouch Reminder





Coast Collective Art Centre Classes – Ages 9 – 16

SPEAC Parent Survey

EDI_Parent_Newsletter

 
 

INFORMATION NEEDED – We need to know if you are registering a Kindergarten Student at our school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Hello Parents and Guardians,

As you are probably now aware, French Immersion Kindergarten Registration begins on January 13th.

SD #62 Enrollment Priorities state that students with siblings registered at our school in the 2019-2020 school year have priority when enrolling in our Kindergarten program. This does not include students who are in Grade 8, as they will be going onto high school next year.  Please see the district’s enrollment webpage http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/student-enrolment-priorities/

To help us understand how many siblings we can expect to register at our school, please email our School Student Records Clerk, Deb Israel at dlisrael@sd62.bc.ca right away and tell her:

  • the name of the kindergarten child you are enrolling, and
  • the name of their sibling(s).

Please note: this is for our school’s information only.  You must officially register your Kindergarten child online starting January 13th at: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/.

We thank you in advance for your help in this matter,

The École John Stubbs Office Team

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Mon, Dec 16

Tues, Dec 17

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag
  • Middle School Concert 1:00p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Wed, Dec 18

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • PAC Cookies and Hot Chocolate for Students K-8. Please send your child with a mug from home for their hot chocolate.

Weekly Wednesday will be back on it’s regular schedule as of this Wednesday 🙂 


Thank you for the amazing support, Stuff the Bus was a huge success.


Messages from the library:

The annual Read-a-Thon will be taking place at John Stubbs from January 20-25. One aspect of this fantastic week of literacy is the Book Swap. We are asking families to donate gently used French or English books . All students will then get to choose one book to take home and keep. Donation boxes will be available in each classroom, the library and the main office. All book donations are greatly appreciated.

Library books over the holidays – If students have library books at home over the holiday season, please do not take them with you if you are travelling out of town.

 


There’s still time to order your student’s Lifetouch Photo, please see the link below for more information

LifeTouch Reminder





Dec 16 Coast Collective Art Centre Classes – Ages 9 – 16

Dec 9 SPEAC Parent Survey

 
 

KINDERGARTEN AND LATE FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration Placement
Families that have registered for French Immersion Kindergarten will be receiving confirmation of placement by end of day Friday January 24, 2020. Those that do not secure a placement at John Stubbs will have the opportunity to register at their catchment English school on Monday January 27, 2020.

FRENCH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN, LATE ENTRY FRENCH IMMERSION AND NATURE KINDERGARTEN
January 13TH – 17TH, 2020

GENERAL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
January 27TH – 31ST, 2020

In the past all Kindergarten registration has taken place at the same time in SD 62 but this created challenges for parents and caregivers whose children did not get a spot in one of the specialized programs due to limited space and high demand.

Moving the registration dates for Nature Kindergarten and French Immersion to the earlier dates will allow those families ample time to participate in General Kindergarten Registration.

More information on registration HERE

 
 

Week at a Glance:

Thurs, Dec 5

Fri, Dec 6

  • Hot Lunch – Subway
  • Spirit Day – Wear red, green or a festive sweater!
  • Middle School Report Cards go Home
  • Stuff the Bus (See below for more details)

Mon, Dec 9

Tues, Dec 10

  • Pop for Peeps for Elementary $1/bag
  • PAC Shopping

Wed, Dec 11

  • Pizza for Middle School $3/Slice
  • PAC Shopping

 

 

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.

 

 

 


Westshore Basketball Winter Break Camp 2019

Dec 3 10,000 Tonight 2019