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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.

 
 

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École John Stubbs is celebrating National Literacy week all next week with our Read-a-Thon. Information will be sent home with all students this week. Kick off assemblies will be held Friday, Jan. 26th. We encourage all students to start recording the number of minutes they have read in their reading logs.  Special guests will be visiting classes and various literacy activities will be taking place all next week.

There will be no library book exchanges next week. Instead, students will visit the library and have a chance to choose a gently used, donated, book from the book swap.

Attached is the information that was sent home in a downloadable format.

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Important Dates:

Thursday, January 18th – Kindergarten Information Night at 6pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Tuesday, January 23rd – Late French Immersion Information Night at 6:30pm in the Library Learning Commons.

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

 

 

 
 

Starting at 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 29, 2018,  Kindergarten through to grade 8 registration is open.  Please click on the following link to register:  http://registration.sd62.bc.ca

Parents must present proof of child’s age (birth certificate or passport) to the school within 14 calendar days of submitting the registration.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night is Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Late French Immersion Information Night (Grade 6), is Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Please Note: Registration after these dates will be subject to space availability. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received and families are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Within 14 calendar days of registering, you must provide the school with the following documentation: · Proof of Age.

 
 

Welcome back to a brand new year and happy 2018 to you and your families!

Food Bank: Thank you to everyone for their very generous donations. On December 22nd, the Goldstream Food Bank came to pick up all of your amazing food and hamper donations. The PAC presented them with a cheque for a whopping $1,100 from the elementary Christmas shopping that took place at the beginning of December. It really goes to show that every little bit counts.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 15th – Non Instructional Day – school is not in session.

Wednesday, January 17th – PAC Meeting – 6:30pm Learning Commons.

Thursday, January 18th – Kindergarten Information Night 6pm – Learning Commons.

Tuesday, January 23rd – Late French Immersion (Gr.6) Information Night 6:30pm – Learning Commons.

   

 

 
 

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JOYEUX NOËL ÉCOLE JOHN STUBBS PARENTS AND STUDENTS!

 From all of the staff at École John Stubbs Memorial School, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year!

 

Concert: The Elementary Concerts will be on Wednesday December 20th at 1:30 and 6:00 in the Middle School Gym. Please see attached memo. The classes that will be performing will be: Mme Mardi, M. Franck, Helene, Mme Marshall, M. Button, Mme Cookson, Mme Le, Mme Crombie, Mme Karen, Mlle Watts, Mme Manon, and the elementary Choir.

Please consider bringing a cash or food donation for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Middle School Band Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 6:00. Admission is also by donation.

Christmas Hamper Drive: Deadline December 22nd: We are asking you to donate items for Christmas hampers. Until December 22nd we will be collecting food, hamper items, and/or cash donations.   Admission to the Elementary concerts and Middle School Band concert on December 20th and 21st is by donation. You can also bring donations to your child’s classroom. The Goldstream Food Bank will pick up your much needed and very much appreciated donations on December 22 and will help build the hampers for families in need. Thank you.

Report Card Envelopes: Please remember to sign your child’s report card envelope and return it to his/her teacher for the next term’s report card.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday December 20th: Elementary Concerts at 1:30 and 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Thursday December 21st: Middle School Band Concert at 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Friday December 22nd: Christmas Hamper pick up. Last Day of School before Winter Break.

Monday January 8th: Schools reopen

 
 

Due to today’s snowfall, all schools in District 62 will be closed from instruction today, Tuesday, December 19th.  Staff will remain at the schools until students can be picked up and/or returned home safely.  A decision regarding school closures for tomorrow will be made by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20.

 
 

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Play: A Charlie Brown Christmas – at Belmont Secondary. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the front office at Belmont, or online: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index. Tickets will also be available at the door. $10 for Adults; $5 for students.

Concert: Parents and Guardians, we would like to invite you to our upcoming concerts. The Elementary Concerts will be on Wednesday December 20th at 1:30 and 6:00 in the Middle School Gym.  The classes that will be performing will be: Mme Mardi, M. Franck, Helene, Mme Marshall, M. Button, Mme Cookson, Mme Le, Mme Crombie, Mme Karen, Mlle Watts, Mme Manon, and the elementary Choir.

Please consider bringing a cash or food donation for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Middle School Band Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 6:00. Admission is also by donation.

Christmas Tree Sale: Are you looking for a place to get a great Christmas tree? Would you like to support a district program? Look no further! Head to Westshore Center for Learning on Old Island Highway. Westshore students are selling trees from December 1st-17th.

10,000 Tonight: Students from Belmont, Royal Bay, and Edward Milne will be going out into their communities to collect food donations for the Goldstream and Sooke Food Banks. Their collective goal is to gather AT LEAST 30,000 donations – either food or cash. Drivers are needed to take students on the routes, so if you’re able to spend an hour or so on a route -or two- head over to your local high school at 5:00 or later. Bring your driver’s license and insurance papers to sign in. Welcome these high schoolers if they come to your door. It’s really great to see them out in the community, working together towards a common goal. Thanks for any help you can give to help support our community.

Christmas Hamper Drive: Deadline December 22nd From December 11th until December 22nd we will be collecting food, hamper items, and/or cash donations.   Admission to the Elementary concerts and Middle School Band concert on December 20th and 21st is by donation. You can also bring donations to your child’s classroom. The Goldstream Food Bank will pick up your much needed and very much appreciated donations on December 22 and will help build the hampers for families in need.

Report Cards and Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA’s): Elementary students received their report cards already and grade 4 students received their FSA results either with their report card, or on December 1st. Middle School students will be receiving their report cards on Friday December 15th. Grade 7 students will receive their FSA results with their report cards. Please remember to sign your child’s report card envelope and return it to his/her teacher for the next term’s report card.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, December 14th – PAC Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the middle school foyer.  Please have your child bring their own mug.

Friday December 15th: Middle School Report Cards to home.

– PAC Meeting 1:30pm – Learning Commons

Tuesday December 19th: Return signed report card envelopes

Wednesday December 20th: Elementary Concerts at 1:30 and 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Thursday December 21st: Middle School Band Concert at 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Friday December 22nd: Holiday Hamper pick up. Last Day of School before Winter Break.

Monday January 8th: Schools reopen

 

 
 

BrrrrAs the cold weather is here (well, cold for Victoria) please be cautious on roads and sidewalks , and dress your kids appropriately as they will be outside for lunch and recess enjoying the crisp winter air.

**Please note:  we were informed yesterday of a date change for our Kindergarten Information Night in January.  The new date will be Thursday, January 18th, 6pm, in the Learning Commons.  The calendar has been updated to show this change as well.  Please share this information with new families.

Reminder that tonight is the PAC Holiday Social at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.  Please join your PAC for some holiday cheer!

Wednesday, December 6th – PAC Holiday Social 6:30pm Learning Commons

Friday, December 8th –  PAC Hot Lunch

Thursday, December 14th – PAC Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the middle school foyer.  Please have your child bring their own mug.

Friday, December 15th

– PAC Meeting 1:30pm – Learning Commons

– PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday, December 20th – Elementary Concert 6pm

Thursday, December 21st – Middle School Band Concert 6pm

Friday, December 22nd

– last day of school (full day) before Winter Break

– PAC Hot Lunch

 
 

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During the first week of December, a wonderful John Stubbs tradition is returning for primary (K-2) students…Christmas Shopping Days. Donations are being collected until Friday, December 1st to add to the Christmas store. If you are not able to send in gently used items, you can make an on-line donation using PayPal. Please place the order as you would for a regular hot lunch order and Christmas Elves will do your shopping.  Please remember to send your child with a minimum $1 (donation) per gift. All proceeds will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank (change will not be provided). Volunteers are still needed in order to make this event a success. Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift at: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2119767/false#/invitationWhile this event is specifically for K-2 students, donations from all families are gratefully accepted and can be dropped off in the main office.

Please be reminded that the staff parking lot is for staff only, it is not to be used for drop off or pick up.  We are very concerned about the safety of all of our students and staff and would ask that you kindly comply with this school policy.  Please arrange another meeting spot with your child other than the staff parking lot.  Thank you for respecting these safety guidelines.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 29 – Girls 7/8 Basketball @ Royal Oak

Thursday, November 30th – Boys 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs

– Boys Elementary Handball Jamboree @ Royal Bay

Friday, December 1st – PAC Hot Lunch

Monday, December 4th – Please starting bringing in your used books for the used book exchange which will be at the end of January

Monday, December 4th Wednesday, December 6th – Christmas Shopping Days for K-2

Tuesday, December 5th – Stuff the bus.  Reminder that non-perishable food donations are being accepted until Tuesday morning, December 5th, in the middle school foyer

Wednesday, December 6th – PAC Meeting/Christmas Social 6:30pm Learning Commons

Friday, December 8th –  PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday, December 20th – Elementary Concert 6pm

Thursday, December 21st – Middle School Band Concert 6pm

 

 

 

 

 
 

THURSDAY NOV 23RD:

  • Early Dismissal 1150 am – busses run 3 hours earlier
  • Parent teacher interviews – as scheduled
  • Lost and Found on Display –  containers are overflowing –  all unclaimed items will be donated to charity on Fri Nov 24th

FRIDAY NOV 24th:

  • Non Instructional Day
 
 

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Stuff the Bus

On December 5th, Santa and his helpers will be coming to École John Stubbs to Stuff the Buss full of non perishables to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank.  Our students will gather in the gym to sing some Christmas carols and welcome Santa and his crew. They will then be able to see the bus full of the food items. We ask parents to please consider sending in a food item starting next week.

Dates to Remember

Thursday, November 16th
– Boys Handball game vs. Happy Valley @ Happy Valley.

Monday, November 20th
– Boys Handball game vs. Wishart @ John Stubbs Elementary School Gym.

Tuesday, November 21st
– Girls Handball game vs. Sangster @ John Stubbs Elementary School Gym
– Girls Gr. 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs
– Grizzlies Visit

Thursday, November 23rd
– Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher interviews.  School will be in session on that day until 11:50am, and buses will run on the same schedule, but 3 hours earlier.
– Boys Gr. 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs (3:30pm)

Friday, November 24th is a non-instructional day for Parent Teacher interviews.  School is not in session.

PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:

Please note that not all teachers will be booking their parent-teacher interviews through our online website.  If you have already heard from your child’s teacher to set up a Parent-Teacher interview directly through them, you do not need to book a time online.

If you have not heard from your child’s teacher then please register your student for Parent-Teacher interviews through the link provided below.  Registration will open on Friday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, November 22nd at noon. 

http://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com

Christmas Shopping Day: Parents of students in K-2 will be receiving a letter home next week regarding the school Christmas Shopping Day.  Donations for this event will take place at the end of the month if you wanted to put aside new and gently used family appropriate gifts.