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Grade 7 Horne Lake Field Trip            

Who: Three Grade 7 classes. Ms. Dvorak, Ms. Federici and Ms. Gitzel/Ms. Schnarr students will have an opportunity to participate in an Outdoor Adventure Camp a Horne Lake Provincial Park.

When: June 12, 13 and 14, 2019.

Where: Horne Lake Parent/Guardian Meeting: Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm Journey in the Multipurpose room. In accordance with School Board Policy, parents and guardians must have a face-to face meeting with teachers to discuss the safety details of a moderate risk overnight field trip. We are looking forward to meeting with you soon.

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS JOURNEY BAND – The Journey Band travelled to Port Alberni on Wednesday April 10 and have earned an opportunity to perform at Nationals.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

 Bus Registration Opened April 12 – see info below

Thank you to all the families who came out to our Celebration of Learning Open House on Thursday Evening.

Monday

Welcome to our Thai Students – visiting and learning at Journey until the end of April

Badminton Practice @ lunch in gym

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Robotics Team @ Provincials – Go Dragons, Go!

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Crochet and  Chess @ lunch with Brittany

Badminton Game @ home

 

PAC mtg @ 6:00

Wednesday

Pizza @ lunch $3.50 per slice

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Robotics @ Provincials in Abbotsford

Girls Rugby Game @ James Bay McDonald Park 3:30

Boys 6/7 Rugby Game @ Bayside

Thursday

Fox Fest/Spring Sports Day – Celebrate the memory of Terry Fox and keep his dream alive. Donations will be accepted all week. Students will be walking/running in the neighbourhood around Journey in the morning for the run and participating in various sporting events in the afternoon.

Div 12 to SEAPARC for Swimming

Boys 7/8 Rugby Game @ Central

Friday

Good Friday – No School 

School Info:

Bus Registration Opened April 12 –School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year beginning in September. Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register asap. As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is free for families.

Register here – Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 Community Info:

Parenting in the digital age APRIL 30th 6pm-8pm

Edward Milne Community School Theatre – Sara Radford (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) and Mia Golden (Crime Reduction and Exploitation Prevention)   Please register early to ensure seating. Last one filled up quickly. REGISTRATION LINK CAN BE FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE Pacific Centre 200-324 Goldstream Ave 250-478-8357

Upcoming Dates:

April 22 Easter Monday – no school

       April 24 Girls Rugby Game @ John Stubbs

Boys 6/7 Game @ home

 

April 25 Term 3 Exploratories Begin, Boys 7/8 Rugby Game @ Lansdowne

April 26 Sooke Dance Studio Performance

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school. Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

 

 

 

 
 

School Info:

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

 

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

 

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – A huge shout out to all families and students who took part in our friendship exchange. You made this event spectacular!

 

Bus Registration Opens April 12

School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)

Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!

As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.

Register here

Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

 

 

 PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

 Community Info:

Parenting in the digital age 6pm-8pm

Edward Milne Community School Auditorium

 

Sara Radford (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program)

Mia Golden (Crime Reduction and Exploitation Prevention)

 

Please register early to ensure seating. Last one filled up quickly.

 

REGISTRATION LINK CAN BE FOUND ON THE

PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Pacific Centre 200-324 Goldstream Ave 250-478-8357

 

Monday

Wear GREEN in remembrance for Humboldt Broncos

EXPLORATORY FORMS – hand in to Ms. Campbell in front Foyer before school

Badminton Practice @ lunch in gym

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

 

Tuesday

EXPLORATORY FORMS – hand in to Ms. Campbell in front Foyer before school

Tea in foyer @ recess

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Crochet and  Chess @ lunch with Brittany

Boys 6/7 Rugby Team HOME GAME @ 3:45

Wednesday

EXPLORATORY FORMS – hand in to Ms. Campbell in front Foyer before school

Subway sales @ lunch $3.50 per sandwich

Badminton Practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Port Alberni Music Festival Band Trip

Girls Rugby Game @ Juan de Fuca at 3:30

Robotics Practice – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room for students going to Provincials

 

Thursday

Early dismissal at 11:58

Track & Field Practice after school 3:15-4:45

Boys 7/8 Rugby Team game at Royal Oak @3:45

Journey Open House – 5-7pm

Grade 5 student/parent meeting – 7:30 in gym

 

Friday

Pro-D Day – no school

 

Upcoming Dates:

Apr 16 – PAC mtg 6:30

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 18 – Div 12 Swim Trip

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed

Apr 24 – Girls Rugby Game at John Stubbs

 
 

It is with great excitement that Journey welcomes back Ms. Laurie Szadkowski, our amazing Principal. Laurie has been covering a leave at the school board office throughout the school year. We are happy to have her back at Journey for our Spring Term.

While Ms. Szadkowski was away, many staff members stepped into new roles to support the school. A big thank-you to Ms. Katrina Abell, our Acting Vice-Principal who has done a fantastic job leading Journey over the last few months. We thank her for her hard work and leadership. Thank-you to Ms. Federici for her work and for sharing her expertise in our Student Support Department. Thanks to Mr. Rhys Hill who has taught Grade 6 and Grade 8 and has had a great impact with athletics and school spirit at Journey.

Ms. Szadkowski, the Journey Dragons have missed you and we look forward to having you back full time on Wednesday, April 8th.

 
 

School Info:

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

 

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

We welcome our friends from Japan on Thursday, March 28th.

 

 Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

 PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

 Community Info:

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

 

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Japanese Friendship Exchange – Field Trip to Langford Lanes

Badminton Practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Farewell to Japanese Friends @ 10:30

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Crochet and  Chess @ lunch with Brittany

 

 

Wednesday

SPEAK presentation @ 10:15 in the library

Pizza sales @ lunch $3.50 per slice

Badminton Practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

 

Thursday

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice after school 3:15-4:45

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

Apr 9 – Port Alberni Music Festival Trip

Apr 11 – Early Dismissal – Journey Open House – Shared Learning

Apr 12 – Professional Development Day – school closed

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed

 

 
 

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Sooke School District needs your assistance to help shape how we communicate with you. We want to be sure we are communicating with our parents in the best way possible, so please take a few minutes to voice your thoughts.

Complete this survey by Monday, March 18 for your chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to Indigo books. Click on the image or link below to start the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD62communications

Whether it be sharing information that helps parents support a child’s learning at home or communicating progress on a school expansion, it is important that the needs of parents and residents inform the District’s and school’s communications and public engagement efforts.

Thank you for sharing!

 
 

School Info:

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

For families who are hosting a student – a brief informational meeting will be held on Tuesday March 12 at 6pm in Room 1133.

 

EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Ski Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date. All permission forms and waivers from the original Feb. 12th date will be used for March 13th.

 Students in School-Based All-Day Exploratories will report directly to their All-Day Exploratory

Teacher for morning and afternoon attendance.

 

 Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

 PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

 Community Info:

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Utopia Field Trip to Commonwealth Pool

Track and Field Practice @ lunch in gym

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Badminton Team Sign up posted outside gym

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

PAC Meeting @ 6pm in Art Room

 

 

Wednesday

No pizza or subway lunch today. Will resume after the Spring Break

EXPLO 2019 – ALL DAY EXPLORATORY!

 

Thursday

CARNAVAL – Blocks 2 & 3

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

Intramural Dodge Ball Tournament Championship Game @ lunch

Journey Dodgeball Champions VS The Journey Staff – Block 5

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

SPRING BREAK BEGINS – SEE YOU IN 2 WEEKS!

 

Upcoming Dates:

Mar 28-Apr 2 – Japanese Friendship Exchange Visit

Apr 1 – School Reopens

Apr 9 – Port Alberni Music Festival Trip

Apr 11 – Early Dismissal – Journey Open House – Shared Learning 5-7, Gr. 5 Parent Information Meeting 7-7:30 in gym

Apr 12 – Professional Development Day – school closed

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed

 
 

School Info:

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

 

BAND TRIP INFORMATION – Fees and permission form are due March 7 for Port Alberni trip— $100 for trip. Remaining fees for Whistler trip are due now.  Permission forms must be signed in order for student to participate. All forms please submit to Ms. Bjorklund.

 

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF A FEW MORE HOMESTAY PLACEMENTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

 

EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Vancouver Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date.

 

COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale:

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process. Points of Progress will be going home with students on or before Friday March 15th.

 

 PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

Community Info:

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher at Royal Bay Secondary is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

 

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 

Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Track and Field Team Meeting in gym @ lunch

Volleyball Practice: Morning/Lunch – Girls 7/8

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

Rugby Team Meeting for Boys and Girls in gym @ lunch

 

 

Wednesday

Pizza Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per slice, $1 for juice, water, and chips

Track and Field Practice/Meeting in gym @ lunch

Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Home Game Red Team 3:45

Black Team @ John Stubbs

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

Thursday

Rugby Team Practice for boys and girls in gym @ lunch

BAND Port Alberni Trip – Fees and permission form due to Ms. Bjorklund today

 

Friday

Grade 8/9 HOCKEY GAME: All students will walk down to SEAPARC to watch at 9 am.

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament Semi-Finals @ lunch Friday.

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

March 13   EXPLO 2019 All day school exploratories, Ski Trip, Vancouver Trip,

Flying Squirrel/IMAX trip

March 14   Carnaval

Mar 15        Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 

 
 

School Info:

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

 

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

If you are interested in hosting we ask that the visiting student have a room of their own and that you welcome them by sharing our culture and language. For more information please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

 

EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Vancouver Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on Wednesday March 13.

 

COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale.

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process.

 

DISTRICT DAY WITH THE VICTORIA ROYALS – Our school district is proud to promote ‘District Day with the Victoria Royals’ again this year!  This is a great family event, as our district partners with the Victoria Royals hockey team for a game in March.  The game will be on March 1, at the Save On Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria, as the Royals host the Prince George Cougars.  Here are some of the perks offered to us:

  • Chuck-A-Puck
  • 50/50 partial proceeds
  • On-ice band/choir performance and anthem
  • Face painting
  • Prize give-aways
  • Our logo splashed across all the screens

Tickets are available in the Journey office for $15.

 

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

 PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

 

Community Info:

Willy Wonka Jr – Presented at Dunsmuir Middle School – Feb. 28, Mar. 1 & 2, 7pm. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 child and available in the Dunsmuir office

 Peter and the Starcatcher Sets Sail at Royal Bay Secondary is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

 

NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY – On Monday February 25th grade 8 students from Div 1, 2, & 5, 6, will be making and selling cupcakes at lunch in the foyer for National Cupcake Day. The proceeds for the sales will go directly to the Victoria Humane Society to help care for animals in need. Cupcakes will be $1-2.

Volleyball Practice: Morning/Lunch – Girls 7/8

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Boys Gr.7/8 Volleyball Game @ Selkirk Mont.

Europe Meeting –  Room #2221 @ 6pm

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Gr. 6 Girls Volleyball game @ Glanford

 

Wednesday

 

PINK SHIRT DAY!! – wear your pink shirt in support of spreading kindness!

 

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After School –  Girls 7/8

 Subway Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per sandwich, $1 for juice, water, and chips

Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Game

Red Team @ John Stubbs

Black Team @ HOME

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

 

Thursday

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 28 – Term 2 complete

Mar 13 – All Day Exploratory

Mar 15 – Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 

 
 

School Info:

 

JOURNEY WEAR ON SALE ALL WEEK! PLEASE DROP BY THE OFFICE AT LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE JOURNEY HOODIES, T-SHIRTS OR OTHER ITEMS!

 

Journey App: Be sure to get the Journey Dragons App to stay informed about events happening at the school.

Instructions available at:  https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

If you are interested in hosting we ask that the visiting student have a room of their own and that you welcome them by sharing our culture and language. For more information please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

 

EXPLO 2019 has been postponed due to the weather last week. Journey staff are busy rescheduling field trips. We will announce the new date for EXPLO 2019 at the end of the week. Thank-you for your patience.

 

 COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale:

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process.

 

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

 DISTRICT DAY WITH THE VICTORIA ROYALSOur school district is proud to promote ‘District Day with the Victoria Royals’ again this year!  This is a great family event, as our district partners with the Victoria Royals hockey team for a game in March.  The game will be on March 1, at the Save On Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria, as the Royals host the Prince George Cougars.  Here are some of the perks offered to us:

  • Chuck-A-Puck
  • 50/50 partial proceeds
  • On-ice band/choir performance and anthem
  • Face painting
  • Prize give-aways
  • Our logo splashed across all the screens

Tickets are available in the Journey office for $15.

 

PAC Fundraisers: Order coffee and groceries and support the Journey PAC!

Stick in the Mud Coffee: Our amazing local coffee shop has roasted our very own Journey “Dragon” coffee beans that you can buy for all of your friends and family for Christmas gifts (along with their other popular roasts) at $20 per bag. Order forms available in the office.

SPUD.ca Order your groceries from SPUD.ca. 25% is donated from every fundraising produce box, 10% donated from a mixed grocery box or 10% donated from gift cards. Head over to SPUD.ca and create an account. Once signed in, start shopping their amazing local and organic products! At checkout, enter the promotional code FUNDRAISING. Select “Journey Middle School” from the drop-down list and complete your order. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and Journey will get a donation from SPUD. Free delivery to Sooke on Mondays and Thursdays!

 

 Community Info:

Peter and the Starcatcher Sets Sail at Royal Bay Secondary

 

 Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

 

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 

We are offering a special Starcatcher Ticket Bundle to all SD62 students, staff, and families. Buy any 4 tickets for $30. Offer has now been extended until Wednesday February 20th! 

 

Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Monday

 

FAMILY DAY – No School

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

 

Wednesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After School –  Girls 7/8

 Pizza Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per slice (pepperoni, cheese, ham & pineapple) $1 for juice, water, and chips

 

Thursday

SPEAK Presentation: CPR Presentation

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

 

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament @ lunch

 Fire Drill @ 1pm

 

 Upcoming Dates:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

Mar 15 – Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 
 
 
 
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