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Snow – Students and families in the Sooke and surrounding areas started and finished the school week off with snow, (hopefully everyone was able to get out an enjoy some tobogganing and playing in it). A special Thank You to all the students, families and staff for all your flexibility and patience.

Electronic Devices – students have been doing a good job of staying off their electronic devices bell to bell. Families can really support them by not phoning or texting their children during those times. A reminder that phones come to the office for pick up by the student the first time, and parents will be asked to pick them up each time after that.

Monday

Visit from EMCS counselor, Mr. Phipps, to discuss course selection:

Block 1: Ms. McClintock (Mr. Sulzen’s class)

Block 2: Ms. Croft/Mr. Winser

Block 4:  Ms. Barnes

Block 5: Ms. Sims/Ms. Nadeau

Exploratory Forms – Last day (we extended the deadline because of weather) to hand in forms (and fees if applicable). Forms will be collected in the office until the end of lunch. Students who do not hand in their forms will be placed in an Exploratory Monday afternoon. Please go over forms carefully and follow all the instructions. Waiver forms (if applicable) can be picked up when handing in forms, or from the website. DO NOT HAND IN TO YOUR TEACHER!

Grade 8 forms are due for the EMCS Youth Discover the Trades event on Jan. 24th, please hand in your forms to Ms. Abell in the office

Athletics:

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Ping Pong Paul will be visiting and working with students who wish to learn how to play table tennis at lunch in the multipurpose room.

Tuesday

Visit from EMCS counselor, Mr. Phipps, to discuss course selection.

Block 4: Mr. Long’s class

Block 5: Ms. Lennox’s class

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm) 

Wednesday 

Burgers @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20  

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics Club afterschool 3:15-4:30pm

EMCS Gr. 8 course selection – Counsellors from Edward Milne will be at Journey to help students register for next year’s courses. All Students and Familes are invited to learn more about what’s offered by attending the Open House tonight at EMCS 6-7:30 p.m.

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30am)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team exhibition game against Grade 8 Boy Team (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Thursday 

Exploratory #2 Begins!

Camosun will be working with grade 7 students to create and test wind turbines. Gym closed 9 – 12.

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework Club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45pm)

Ping Pong Paul will be visiting and working with students who wish to learn how to play table tennis at lunch in the multipurpose room.

Friday

80 Grade 8s to visit EMCS for Youth Discover the Trades – all day.

Friends on Friday continues! Students interested in being a part of this club should come to the Aboriginal Education office at noon hour recess on Fridays.

Athletics: 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Mystical Main vs. Mount Olympus. 

 
 

Thursday, January 16 Journey is open; however, no school buses are running.  Please walk and/or drive especially carefully along our lane and parking lot.  Always, it is a parents choice to make if you route to school you feel is not to travel to and from school.  We have rescheduled some activities today.

 
 

All schools in the Sooke School District are closed today.  Have fun, stay safe and hopefully see everyone tomorrow!

 
 

The snow continues to fall and the call will be made by the superintendent by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning letting families know if schools will be open or closed.  In the event there is a power outage or other technical difficulties and this website cannot be updated, please listen to CFAX 1070 AM for information.

 
 

No matter how much wishing by students, school is open today!

 
 

All schools are open and buses running. Some routes may have delays depending upon area.

 
 

Our thoughts are with our fellow Canadians who lost their lives in Iran,

and with their family and friends left behind.

 

Community News: Blood Donor Clinic at Ecole Poirier Noon-7 p.m. You can book your appointment on line at Blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). It’s in you to give!

School News:

We are requesting the public’s assistance. SD62 Policy D-121 states that dogs and other animals are not permitted on school property at any time without permission from the school’s principal. We have always had a great relationship with our neighbours and people have been respectful of not bringing their dogs on site between 7-4 or when there is a school event. With only a few exceptions, people have always picked up after their animals. This has worked really well for keeping geese off our fields and generally kept our school free from vandalism – thank you! Lately we have been experiencing an increase in dog feces on our fields and playground. We recognize that most of our families are not bringing pets, but please help us by sharing our concern and hopefully we can have people back to cleaning up after their pets.

Parenting Without Power Struggles – The Boys & Girls Club is offering a course for parents over the next several weeks. It begins Monday, January 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Journey’s library. For more information, go to https://bgcvic.org/programs/parenting/

Wild Weather Updates – Our weather protocol was sent home to all families last week.  Check this website/app (if the power is on and can be updated) or CFAX 1070 a.m. for school closures etc.

Monday

Exploratory Forms – forms (and fees if applicable) will be collected at the blue tables in the foyer beginning at 7:30 a.m. Each form is number in the order they are received. Please go over forms carefully and follow all the instructions. Waiver forms (if applicable) can be picked up when handing in forms and are due by the end of the week. DO NOT HAND IN TO YOUR TEACHER!

 Athletics: 

Grade 7/8 Girls’ V-ball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys’ Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls’ COMP. V-ball Team Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Boys and Girls Club parenting session, “Parenting without Power Struggles” begins tonight in our library 6:30-8:30

Tuesday

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in foyer – DO NOT hand in to your teacher!

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

On the QT in the Voices Rm @ Lunch. Quiet place to work or read – join us!

Choir Practice lunch in the Band Room  🎶 🎼

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework club for divisions 13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Robotics Club afterschool is cancelled today

 Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys’ V-ball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Wednesday 

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in foyer – If you are handing it in today, know that many choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! 

PAC sponsored – Heroes program starts with Mr. Quint and Mr.Vine/Ms. Johnston’s classes blocks 2 and 3

A&W Burger Lunch Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

SOGI Club at lunch

Robotics (open to all) is 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice (7:45 – 8:30 a.m.)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice (3:15 – 4:45)

Thursday 

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in OFFICE – If you are handing it in today, know that most choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! 

9am – 12pm, (grade 7) Wind Turbine event with Camosun in gym

EMCS Gr. 8 course selection – Counsellors from Edward Milne will be at Journey to help students register for next year’s courses. Learn more about what’s offered by attending the Open House January 22 at EMCS 6-7:30 p.m.

Magic the Gathering welcome at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room – by reservation

Homework club for divs13 & 20 at lunch time by reservation (Ms. Dvorak)

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 & 8 Boys Volleyball Practice (3:15 – 4:45) 

Friday

Exploratory form collection 7:45 – 8:30am in OFFICE – If you are handing it in today, know that most choices will be full. DO NOT hand in to your teacher! Waivers can be handed in any day this week, but today will be the cutoff for handing them in. You will be placed into an Exploratory that has space. Only one parent/guardian is needed to sign, but you must have an adult witness sign too. 

9am – 12pm, (grade 8) Gravity Car event with Camosun in gym 

Band – Calgary trip to Nationals…deposit deadline is today 

Athletics:

Intramural Volleyball at lunch: Mystical Main vs. Utopia

 

Saturday – Band Extravaganza at Belmont. All bands from sd62 will perform…Journey, Spencer, John Stubbs, Dunsmuir, Belmont, Royal Bay, EMCS plus UVic wind ensemble, Naden Band, Westshore Community Band, Greater Victoria Concert Band.  Leave Journey 10:30. Return 4 pm. Everyone invited to attend 12-3:30

 

 

 

 

 
 

Monday – Happy New Year!

 Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

 Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Wednesday

Pizza Lunch Day @ lunch. $3.50 per slice. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Girls COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Wrestling Club – afterschool

“Combative Games” – at lunch

Thursday 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Boys Volleyball Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Grade 6/7 Girls Volleyball Practice at lunch 

Friday

Exploratory #2 Forms go home today with students. They will also be available on this website on Friday. Please read the form over with your child and help them follow all of the instructions. We will begin to collect forms, and fee if applicable, on Monday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the foyer.

 

 

 
 

Community News:

Journey is hosting the Blood Donor Clinic on Monday from 12-6 p.m. This time of year is always busy, but also a time when the blood bank can run low. Please sign up online or drop by the school gym to donate. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and give a gift that priceless, but costs nothing but a little time. Thank you.

School News:

Investing in People: Our annual Food Fight brought in just shy of 3000 items of food for the Sooke Food Bank and just over $500 in cash. Thank you to all the families that contributed and to Ms.Robirtis/Mrs. Gitzel’s class for bringing in over 700 of those items from just their class. Mrs. Lennox class raised $463.33 in donations to the Food Bank and another $463.33 to help community members that struggle to find a safe home each day. We hope our efforts make someone else’s holiday better.

Grade 8 Information for the Red Leaf Exchange program. 2019-20 is the first year SD62 had a student participate in this exchange. A student from Royal Bay hosted a Spanish student this fall, and she (the Canadian student) will be heading to Spain in the Spring. This opportunity is suitable for students in Grades 9 or 10 so we want to let our current grade 8 students have the opportunity to participate. More information available at:

file:///C:/Users/bcrocker/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/AZ208E65/Exchange%20Brochure%2020-21%20(004).pdf

Families of grade 8 students are invited to EMCS for their Open House January 22, 2020 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about what’s available for students next year. Course selection will begin in January for their grade 9 year.

Staffing Update: Grade 8 teacher, Mr. D. Sulzen, has been away due to a family matter and we thank Ms. M. McClintock for her dedication teaching in Division 1 while he has been away. We are hoping to have him return when we come back in January and will keep parents updated. Our front office clerk, Mrs. S. Hull, will be returning in January and we thank Mrs. B. Crocker for cheerfully taking on the job until her return.

Congratulations to our Concert Band for performing at the Legislature for Premier Horgan and other guests. They were rewarded with a private tour by the Premier and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Spirit Week is happening all week this week! Our Student Leadership Team has organized something special each day. Prizes awarded each day so join in and have fun. 

Monday – Spirit Week: Christmas Hat Day

Blood Donor Clinic in Journey Gym 12-6 p.m. “It’s in you to give!”

Pre-sales for Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup in foyer at lunch today. Spaghetti to be served Thursday, Dec 17th. $5 gets you the choice of Meat/tomato sauce Pasta, Tomato Sauce Pasta, or Butter Pasta, and garlic bread & juice box.

Mrs. Hobbs/Mr.Donegani classes – Poirier buddy visits (Gr2/3) to bead with Thor Gauti during block 2

Cheer Club Bake Sale @ lunch in foyer. Bring your cash!

Tuesday – Spirit Week: Tinsel Twin Tuesday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup Pre-Sales in foyer at Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

On the QT – Voices Room (#2250 in Narnia) at lunch for students who like a quiet place to hang out at lunch. 

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Robotics Club: Experienced and competitive members are meeting today at 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room 1133 (Mystical Main) 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Wednesday – Spirit Week: Onsie Wednesday

Burger Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

Robotics Club: Experienced and competitive members are meeting today at 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room 1133 (Mystical Main) 

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Volleyball at lunch – Drop in for all students 

Thursday – Spirit Week: Seasonal Colours Thursday

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Athletics:

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Division 19 – Ms. Wiens class field trip to Langford Lanes in the afternoon.

Friday – Spirit Week: Fancy Friday

Talent Show 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Gym

Happy Holidays to all our Journey Families. We hope you enjoy the season and we will see everyone back at school on January 6, 2020!

 

 

 
 

Community News:

Journey is hosting the Blood Donor Clinic on Monday from 12-6 p.m. This time of year is always busy, but also a time when the blood bank can run low. Please sign up online or drop by the school gym to donate. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and give a gift that priceless, but costs nothing but a little time. Thank you.

School News:

Investing in People: Our annual Food Fight brought in just shy of 3000 items of food for the Sooke Food Bank and just over $500 in cash. Thank you to all the families that contributed and to Ms.Robirtis/Mrs. Gitzel’s class for bringing in over 700 of those items from just their class. Mrs. Lennox class raised $463.33 in donations to the Food Bank and another $463.33 to help community members that struggle to find a safe home each day. We hope our efforts make someone else’s holiday better.

Grade 8 Information for the Red Leaf Exchange program. 2019-20 is the first year SD62 had a student participate in this exchange. A student from Royal Bay hosted a Spanish student this fall, and she (the Canadian student) will be heading to Spain in the Spring. This opportunity is suitable for students in Grades 9 or 10 so we want to let our current grade 8 students have the opportunity to participate. More information available at:

file:///C:/Users/bcrocker/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/AZ208E65/Exchange%20Brochure%2020-21%20(004).pdf

Families of grade 8 students are invited to EMCS for their Open House January 22, 2020 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about what’s available for students next year. Course selection will begin in January for their grade 9 year.

Staffing Update: Grade 8 teacher, Mr. D. Sulzen, has been away due to a family matter and we thank Ms. M. McClintock for her dedication teaching in Division 1 while he has been away. We are hoping to have him return when we come back in January and will keep parents updated. Our front office clerk, Mrs. S. Hull, will be returning in January and we thank Mrs. B. Crocker for cheerfully taking on the job until her return.

Congratulations to our Concert Band for performing at the Legislature for Premier Horgan and other guests. They were rewarded with a private tour by the Premier and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Spirit Week is happening all week this week! Our Student Leadership Team has organized something special each day. Prizes awarded each day so join in and have fun. 

Monday – Spirit Week: Christmas Hat Day

Blood Donor Clinic in Journey Gym 12-6 p.m. “It’s in you to give!”

Pre-sales for Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup in foyer at lunch today. Spaghetti to be served Thursday, Dec 17th. $5 gets you the choice of Meat/tomato sauce Pasta, Tomato Sauce Pasta, or Butter Pasta, and garlic bread & juice box.

Mrs. Hobbs/Mr.Donegani classes – Poirier buddy visits (Gr2/3) to bead with Thor Gauti during block 2

Cheer Club Bake Sale @ lunch in foyer. Bring your cash!

Tuesday – Spirit Week: Tinsel Twin Tuesday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup Pre-Sales in foyer at Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

On the QT – Voices Room (#2250 in Narnia) at lunch for students who like a quiet place to hang out at lunch. 

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Robotics Club: Experienced and competitive members are meeting today at 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room 1133 (Mystical Main) 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Wednesday – Spirit Week: Onsie Wednesday

Burger Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

Robotics Club: Experienced and competitive members are meeting today at 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room 1133 (Mystical Main) 

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Volleyball at lunch – Drop in for all students 

Thursday – Spirit Week: Seasonal Colours Thursday

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Athletics:

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Division 19 – Ms. Wiens class field trip to Langford Lanes in the afternoon.

Friday – Spirit Week: Fancy Friday

Talent Show 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Gym

Happy Holidays to all our Journey Families. We hope you enjoy the season and we will see everyone back at school on January 6, 2020!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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