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**All grade 8 students will automatically be registered at Belmont Secondary School in the French Immersion Program for 2019-2020. If your grade 8 student plans to attend another Secondary School in our district, you must complete a school change request on line.

Here is what the next few months will look like for our grade 8 students and their parent/guardians:

Belmont Ambassadors at John Stubbs: Wednesday, January 16th

Grade 8 Parent/Student info night at Belmont Theatre: Wednesday,  January 30th

Belmont counselor visits John Stubbs: February 11th and 22nd

Grade 8 tours at Belmont: April 25th and 30th.



Just a friendly reminder that Monday December 3rd is a district wide Non Instructional Day. 

Have fun & stay safe! 


Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
 1:15 pm & 6 pm

John Stubbs Middle School Gymnasium

  • Classes performing from Mme Tremblay: Mme Crombie, Mme Manon, Mme Munroe, Mme Culver, Mme Adamek, Mme Lamarche, Elementary Choir
  • Classes performing from M. Tim: Mme Mardi, Mme Helene,  M.Button, Mme S. Hallet, Mme Sarah Karadimas,  Mme Ryan/ Mme Watts  



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Our Middle School grade 6, 7 and 8 band concert will be on December 13th, at 6pm in the Middle School gym. Come and enjoy! Mark it in your calendars!


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We are excited to be keeping with our new tradition for concerts this year. Like last year, we will be running two annual concerts:  a Winter Concert on December 12th  at 6pm and a Spring Concert on March 13th. We have separated the classes evenly into each of the 2 concerts. The rationale for the separation continues to be:

  • Accommodate classes that do not have music class first term
  • Have each of the concerts run under an hour
  • Not go over the capacity of our Middle School gym

The Elementary Choir (grades 2-5) will sing at both concerts. If a student whose class is not scheduled to perform wants to participate, they can do so by joining choir.

Mark the date in your calendars!

Classes performing in the Winter Concert (Dec 12th) are:

  • Mme Crombie- K
  • Mlle Watts/Mme Ryan- K
  • Mme Manon- K
  • Mme Sarah Karadimas- grade 1
  • Mme Munroe- grade 1
  • Mme Culver- grade 1
  • Mme Sarah Hallett- grade 1/2
  • M. Button- grade 2/3
  • Mme Adamek- grade 2/3
  • Helene (Mme Moranville)- grade 3
  • Mme Lamarche- grade 4
  • Mme Mardi- grade 5

The other classes in our Elementary School will be performing in the spring concert on March 13th (Save that date!)


Today was a great day at Stubbs!  It was wonderful to see so many students dressed up!  There was lots of laughter throughout the school and fun was had by all.


Tomorrow we expect many tired children and ask that candy NOT be sent to school with children.  Please keep it for home time and consider sending only one small treat instead. Thank you from all the staff

November 9th – Remembrance Day Ceremony – 11 am
As per the email that was sent out :  As a part of our Remembrance Day Assembly on November 9th, we would like to prepare a slideshow that shows photographs of current École John Stubbs Memorial staff and students’ family members who have served or are serving in our Armed Forces.  These photos are accompanied by the student’s name and the relationship of the person to the student.  With this slideshow, we honor and remember those who have served and are serving for us.

If you would like a photograph of a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces to be included in this year’s slideshow please email a copy to us. Be sure to tell us which student or staff member the photo is connected to:   mryan@sd62.bc.ca  Deadline for these photos is November 2nd.  This is to allow us time to complete the slide show.

Middle School Swim Club – First Practice tomorrow November 1st @ Westshore Parks Swimming Pool

Middle School Robotics Club – Meets Tuesday at 12:20 in the Library – First Meeting was October 30th

Boys Handball Game – November 5th at Colwood Elementary

PHOTO Retake Day –  November 6th

French Lessons for Parents –  starts November 6th 6pm – 8pm
Spaces are limited & Registration is required
Contact CPF for information CPFSooke@hotmail.com

Girls Handball Game – November 7th at Hans Helgesen


Haloween costumes – please note there is a slight change to the face paint rule:

  • Full face makeup is permitted as long as it isn’t too scary or offensive

Please take a moment to read the following costume guidelines. Teachers will go through these points with students and if you could also do the same with your child, it would be very much appreciated.

Costume guidelines:

  • No Full-face paint
  • No Masks (including half and full-face)
  • No Imitation weapons of any kind

If anyone shows up in a related costume or brandishing a fake weapon, they will be asked to change/remove the item(s) or be sent home.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in an appropriate costume. We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so. Halloween is a very fun time of year and we want to continue to be able to offer that to our students in the years to come.  Thank you for your continued support and diligence in keeping our students safe.


All students will have a chance to visit the Scholastic Book Fair during their regularly scheduled book exchange time.

The book fair will be open for purchases during the following times:

Thursday, October 18th:
Before school (8:15-8:40) Parents are welcome to stay until 9am)
Lunch (noon-1:00)
After school (2:30-3:30)
PAC Halloween Dance (5:00-6:30-approx)

Mon, Tues & Wed. Oct. 22, 23 & 24:
Before school (8:15-8:40) Parents are welcome to stay until 9am)
Lunch (noon-1:00)
After school (2:30-4:00)

Volunteers are needed for all shifts. 

Please visit the following link:




Please see this weeks version of EJSMS Jagwire.

Jagwire – Oct 10, 2018








Just a reminder that Grade 8 student application form for the exchange to Quebec is due by end of day Thursday, September 27th.
If you have any questions, please contact Mme Abbis (jabbis@sd62.bc.ca) or Mme Gage (jgage@sd62.bc.ca)
The trip to Quebec is tentatively set for the end of Feb 2019 for selected applicants.