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Congratulations to our wrestlers who wrestled in Mill Bay this weekend! If you want to try out Wrestling, come join our lunch hour practices in the multipurpose room Monday Wednesday and Friday.  The next tournament will be January 16.

Sooke Food Bank Food Fight Food Drive will run from Dec. 10 – 21.  Prizes to most charitable class to be given in January.

Hour of Code – Welcome to Journey’s second week of Hour of Code, 2018! Students will continue with what they started last week during their Hour of Code. This next block will give students another opportunity to enhance what they have created, and debug code that is not working. When they have completed students are asked to “Add” their name animations to “Hour of Code at Journey, 2018” Google Classroom. Students will also be asked to answer a quick question about their participation in Hour of Code. The groups from Division 8 will join you again in your neighbourhood through the final stage of this coding endeavour. Thank you for supporting your students in their coding adventures.

 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 inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher 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.

 

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

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!

 

Monday

Volleyball Sign-up Sign up for Journey Volleyball Teams outside of the gym

Hackergal lunch meeting and practice Students who have signed up need to bring their signed permission forms and register with Codesters.  Students who don’t have signed permission forms cannot participate.  If parents have questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Dvorak by email at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

Euro Boutique Sales @ lunch in the front foyer.

 

Tuesday

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by appt

Hackergal meeting and practice at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Euro Boutique Sales @ lunch in the front foyer.

 

Wednesday

Lunch- Subway @ lunch.  $3.50 sandwich (Pizza, chicken, ham, veggie).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

NARNIA vs. UTOPIA – intramural volleyball @ lunch

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Hackergal Hackathon:  students registered should attend Advisory for attendance and then meet in the foyer in front of the office for the days projectwork.

Robotics Club CANCELLED WEDNESDAY

 Band Parents Meeting in the band room @ 7:30

 

Thursday

Hour of Code: Divisional classes participating in Hour of Code. See ‘School Info’ for more information

Div 11 homework club by appt @ lunch with Ms. Dvorak

Euro Boutique Sales @ lunch in the front foyer.

 

 Friday

MOUNT OLYPUS vs. MYSTICAL MAIN – intramural volleyball @ lunch

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Euro Boutique Sales @ lunch in the front foyer.

Report Cards go home

 

Upcoming Dates:

December 17 – Concert Band and Drumline Christmas Concert 7:30

December 18 – Orchestra and Strings Concert 7:30

December 21 – Last day of school before Winter Break

 
 

School Info:

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JOURNEY BASKETBALL TEAMS on very successful season! Our students represent Journey extremely well this year, and their enthusiasm and skill development was remarkable to watch this season.

HOUR OF CODE: Welcome to Journey’s Hour of Code, 2018! The Hour of Code is designed to introduce people to coding, as well as get them familiarized with coding. This is done by hosting hour-long activities that are engaging and educational. The goals of the Hour of Code are to inspire students, and prepare teachers for teaching or encountering Computer Science in their classroom.

Journey’s hour of code will run over two days, Thursday, December 6th and 13th. Each division will sign up for two blocks over those days, and will use their neighbourhood Chromebooks to participate in the activity. Our goal is to have all students at Journey take part so that we all can walk away knowing and enjoying much more about Computer Science.

FEMALE CODERS WANTED! Calling all Journey Middle School Girls of all grades and ability levels to sign up for the second year of Hackergal.   Hackergal is a day long coding event where girls are encouraged to create or design a story or card through coding on The Codester coding platform.   Hackergal is designed to encourage girls to develop an interest in the field of software design, gaming or software development by increasing ability and confidence in girls through events like these.  Hackergal is a national event and our school was featured last year.  Students who participate will have free enrolment at Codester for a year, have a chance to learn and participate with girls from journey middle school and get to make an awesome product!!  NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!   Sign up is in Ms.Dvorak’s room during lunch all next week.  Our day of programming is December 12th, see you all there, bring a friend!!

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 inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher 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.

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

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

EMCS Society PRO-D Basketball Camp – EMCS Society is running a Pro- d Day Basketball camp on December 3rd, 9am-1pm. In Sooke, at EMCS Gym, all experience levels Welcome. This activity is suitable for kids Grade 2-7. Cost is $20/child. Please visit the EMCS Society website to register – https://www.emcsprograms.ca/programs

 

Monday

Curriculum Implementation Day – No School. Teachers will be learning about implementation of the new curriculum.

 

Tuesday

Lucky 7 – Students are welcome to purchase a ticket for the Lucky 7 Activity in the front foyer during nutrition and lunch. Tickets are 4 for $1. All proceeds go to the Sooke Food Bank.

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

 

Wednesday

Lunch- Pizza @ lunch.  $3.50 slice (Pepperoni, Cheese, Ham & Pineapple).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

NARNIA vs. MOUNT OLYMPUS – intramural volleyball @ lunch

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room Come out and try for fun or for competition.

1st wrestling meet @ Frances Kelsey secondary.  Make sure you get a permission form and package.

Robotics Club: Meet LEGO Mindstorms EV3 3:15-4:30

 

Thursday

Hour of Code: Divisional classes participating in Hour of Code. See ‘School Info’ for more information

Lucky 7 – Students are welcome to purchase a ticket for the Lucky 7 Activity in the front foyer during nutrition and lunch. Tickets are 4 for $1. All proceeds go to the Sooke Food Bank.

 

Friday

Lucky 7 – Students are welcome to purchase a ticket for the Lucky 7 Activity in the front foyer during nutrition and lunch. Tickets are 4 for $1. All proceeds go to the Sooke Food Bank.

UTOPIA vs. MYSTICAL MAIN – intramural volleyball @ lunch

Culture Club – Meet Ms. Shannon outside ABED office at lunch recess

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room. Come out and try for fun or for competition. 1st wrestling meet @ Frances Kelsey secondary.  Make sure you get a permission form and package.

Chip sales @ lunch $1 – fundraiser for Ms. Fed’s class.

Upcoming Dates:

December 10 – Sign up for Journey Volleyball Teams

December 14 – Report Cards go home

December 17 – Concert Band and Drumline Christmas Concert 7:30

December 18 – Orchestra and Harmony Project Concert 7:30

 
 

School Info:

FEMALE CODERS WANTED! Calling all Journey Middle School Girls of all grades and ability levels to sign up for the second year of Hackergal. Hackergal is a day long coding event where girls are encouraged to create or design a story or card through coding on The Codester coding platform. Hackergal is designed to encourage girls to develop an interest in the field of software design, gaming or software development by increasing ability and confidence in girls through events like these. Hackergal is a national event and our school was featured last year. Students who participate will have free enrolment at Codester for a year, have a chance to learn and participate with girls from Journey Middle School and get to make an awesome product!! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Sign up is in Ms. Dvorak’s room during lunch all next week. Our day of programming is December 12th, see you all there, bring a friend!!

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES Thank-you to all who attended our Student Led Conferences. The school was alive with sharing and excitement!

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 inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher 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.

Journey Spirit Wear Available for purchase through the office. Great Christmas gift idea!

 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

PAC Fundraisers: Order chocolates and coffee for Christmas gifts and support the Journey PAC! Also order groceries through SPUD.ca!

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. Please fill out your order form that is attached here and drop off to the school by Nov. 9. Coffee orders will be ready to pick up from the school a week later.

Purdy’s Order your chocolates at fundraising.purdys.com with Customer #36616 by Nov. 24 and receive your chocolates at the school office by Dec. 3.

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

EMCS Society PRO-D Basketball Camp – EMCS Society is running a Pro- d Day Basketball camp on December 3rd, 9am-1pm. In Sooke, at EMCS Gym, all experience levels Welcome. And I’m hoping that you will include it in your weekly newsletter out to parents. It is for kids Grade 2-7. Please contact Aimee at the Program office. Monday-Friday 10am-4pm to register their kids. Cost is $20/kid or they can go onto our website to register – https://www.emcsprograms.ca/programs

 

Monday

Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball – Game @ North Saanich MS @ 3:45 – Team members will be dismissed at 2:30

Intramural Volleyball sign-up sheets will be posted outside of the gym Monday.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics Club: 3:15-4:30

 

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Black Team plays @ HOME @ 3:45 & 5:15, Red Team plays at Pacific Christian School @ 3:45

PAC Meeting – 6:30 in the Art Room

 

Wednesday

Lunch- Subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per sandwich (Ham, Turkey, Chicken, Pizza, Veggie).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Intramural Volleyball – First game @ lunch

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics Club: Meet LEGO Mindstorms EV3 3:15-4:30

 

Thursday

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team plays @ HOME @ 3:45 & 5:15

 

Friday

Intramural Basketball Championship Game: Narnia vs. Mt. Olympus @ lunch

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball Team playing in the UVIC Future Stars Tournament hosted at UVIC. Games @ 7:05 and 8:25. Games continue on Saturday

 

Upcoming Dates:

December 3 – Curriculum Implementation Day – no school

 
 

School Info:

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES Journey Student Led Conferences will take place on Tuesday November 20th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm.  We will no longer be running 10 minute interview times with the on-line appointment booking. This is Journey’s first year with Student Led Conference for parents.  A student-led conference is a conference with parents led by the student. Students must be involved in these conferences. The classroom teacher’s role becomes that of a facilitator. “In a student-led conference, students lead parents through a discussion of their work, which is usually organized in a portfolio collection or interactive notebook. Typically, several conferences are conducted simultaneously in a classroom with family groups seated far enough apart to allow for privacy. The teacher circulates among family groups, stopping long enough to make pertinent comments and further guide the student to answer any questions. Students primarily direct the conversation, which is focused on their work and classroom behaviour.” (Bailey & Guskey, Implementing Student-Led Conferences, 2001)

The main purposes of Student-Led Conferences are to celebrate a child’s learning, show growth over time, and provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s learning process. “When students are well prepared over an extended period of time to tell the story of their own success (or lack thereof), they seem to experience a fundamental shift in their internal sense of responsibility for that success. The pride in accomplishment that students feel when they have a positive story to tell can be immensely motivational. The sense of personal responsibility that they feel when anticipating what it will be like to face the music of having to tell their story of poor achievement can also drive them to productive work.” (Stiggins, Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999)

We invite all parents/guardians to accompany their students for Journey Student-Led Conferences on Tuesday, November 20th from 5-7:30pm

 

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 inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher 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.

 

Journey Spirit Wear Available for purchase through the office. Great Christmas gift idea!

 

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

 

PAC Fundraisers: Order chocolates and coffee for Christmas gifts and support the Journey PAC! Also order groceries through SPUD.ca!

 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. Please fill out your order form that is attached here and drop off to the school by Nov. 9. Coffee orders will be ready to pick up from the school a week later.

Purdy’s Order your chocolates at fundraising.purdys.com with Customer #36616 by Nov. 24 and receive your chocolates at the school office by Dec. 3.

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!

Movember Journey will be holding a Movember fundraiser here at the school at the end of November. In the meantime participating male staff at Journey may look scruffier and scruffier over the next few weeks prepping to style their moustaches for the fundraiser in the last week of November. Vote for your favourite mustache style this week during lunch. Donation $1.

Monday

Gr.7/8 Boys Basketball – Game @ Spencer

Movember voting – $1 donation to pick your favourite mustache style.

Robotics- Robotics club is cancelled for Monday

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling Blub Meeting – @ lunch recess in the Multipurpose Room

Gr. 6/7 Girls Basketball – Red Team @ HOME, Black Team @ Glanford

Journey Student Led Conferences – 5-7:30 throughout the school.

Wednesday

Lunch- Pizza @ lunch.  $3.50 per slice  (pepperoni, cheese, Hawaiian).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Robotics Club: Meet LEGO Mindstorms EV3 3:15-4:30

Thursday

Safety Drill – Lockdown Drill in am

Early Dismissal – End of day bell 11:58. Buses will be running at this time.

 Friday

Pro-D Day

Upcoming Dates:

November 26 – Gr. 7/8 Boys Basketball Game @ North Saanich

November 26 – Intramural Volleyball Sign-up starts outside gym

November 27 – Gr. 6/7  Girls Basketball Game – Red Team @ Pacific Christian, Black Team @ HOME

November 29 – Gr. 6/7 Boys Basketball Game @ HOME

November 30 – Intramural Basketball Championships @ lunch

– Gr. 7/8 Boys @ UVIC Future Stars Basketball Tournament

 
 

PAC meeting is cancelled this evening. Meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 in the library.

 
 

School Info:

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES Journey Student Led Conferences will take place on Tuesday November 20th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm.  We will no longer be running 10 minuteinterview times with the on-line appointment booking. This is Journey’s first year with Student Led Conference for parents.  A student-led conference is a conference with parents led by the student. Students must be involved in these conferences. The classroom teacher’s role becomes that of a facilitator. “In a student-led conference, students lead parents through a discussion of their work, which is usually organized in a portfolio collection or interactive notebook. Typically, several conferences are conducted simultaneously in a classroom with family groups seated far enough apart to allow for privacy. The teacher circulates among family groups, stopping long enough to make pertinent comments and further guide the student to answer any questions. Students primarily direct the conversation, which is focused on their work and classroom behaviour.” (Bailey & Guskey, Implementing Student-Led Conferences, 2001)

The main purposes of Student-Led Conferences are to celebrate a child’s learning, show growth over time, and provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s learning process. “When students are well prepared over an extended period of time to tell the story of their own success (or lack thereof), they seem to experience a fundamental shift in their internal sense of responsibility for that success. The pride in accomplishment that students feel when they have a positive story to tell can be immensely motivational. The sense of personal responsibility that they feel when anticipating what it will be like to face the music of having to tell their story of poor achievement can also drive them to productive work.” (Stiggins, Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999)

We invite all parents/guardians to accompany their students for Journey Student-Led Conferences on Tuesday, November 20th from 5-7:30pm.  

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 inform you in the near future of what you should expect in regards to how and when the teacher 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.

Journey Spirit Wear Available for purchase through the office. Great Christmas gift idea!

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

PAC Fundraisers: Order chocolates and coffee for Christmas gifts and support the Journey PAC! Also order groceries through SPUD.ca!

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. Please fill out your order form that is attached here and drop off to the school by Nov. 9. Coffee orders will be ready to pick up from the school a week later.

Purdys Order your chocolates at fundraising.purdys.com with Customer #36616 by Nov. 24 and receive your chocolates at the school office by Dec. 3.

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!

Movember Journey will be holding a Movember fundraiser here at the school at the end of November. In the meantime participating male staff at Journey may look scruffier and scruffier over the next few weeks prepping to style their moustaches for the fundraiser in the last week of November. More details will be revealed through school announcements, and the blog. Please keep yourself in the loop about the fundraiser this month, and how you can donate.

Community Info:

March 2020 EMCS Rome / Paris trip. This opportunity is open to Journey’s current grade 8s who will be at EMCS next year. There will be an information parent night on November 14th at 6pm in the art room at EMCS

Monday

No School – Remembrance Day

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

DIV 11 Ms. Dvorak’s Homework club: (by appointment) at lunch

PAC MEETING – 6:30 in the library

Wednesday

Lunch- Subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per sandwich (chicken, ham, pizza or veggie).  Chips, waterand juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Robotics Club: Meet LEGO Mindstorms EV3 3:15-4:30

Thursday

Robotics Field Trip to Dunsmuir Middle School for the 1st of 3 Middle School Robotics Jamborees.  Students will be picked up by bus at 11am at Journey and returned to Journey by 5 pm. Get your permissions in to Ms. Dvorak ASAP.

Friday

Mystical Main celebrates student Role Models at lunch with Pizza and a talk by Andy Carrier (From Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza) about community philanthropy and service.    

Upcoming Dates:

November 20Student Led Conferences (5-7:30)

November 22 – Early dismissal 11:58

November 23 – Pro-D Day

 
 

School Info:

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES: Journey Student Led Conferences will be held on Tuesday November 20th from 5-7:30. This is an opportunity for students to show off what they have been learning to parents and guardians. It will be an amazing showcase of the learning happening at Journey. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

PAC Fundraisers: Order chocolates and coffee for Christmas gifts and support the Journey PAC! Also order groceries through SPUD.ca!

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. Please fill out your order form that is attached here and drop off to the school by Nov. 9. Coffee orders will be ready to pick up from the school a week later.

Stick in the Mud Fundraising order form – Journey PAC

Purdy’s Order your chocolates at fundraising.purdys.com with Customer #36616 by Nov. 24 and receive your chocolates at the school office by Dec. 3.

Purdys Fundraising JMS

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!

PAC THANK YOU! On behalf of the Journey Middle School PAC, a HUGE thank you to the community and businesses of Sooke who generously donated to replace ALL of the stolen emergency supplies!!! And not only that, but additional funds to be able to change the security of our bin. A special thank you to Chrystal at Seaside Sweets who asked all of the businesses in Sooke to donate. That was the most amazing part – as a PAC we didn’t even have to ask for these donations, they were just given freely. Thank you Sooke! What an amazing community we live in!!

Thanks goes to: Sooke Fax and Copy Centre, SFRS Community Thrift Store, Shadow West Security, BuddhaBox, Little Vienna Bakery, Delta Marine Service, Seaside Sweets, Mountain Heights Healing, Jessica Kent, Pizzability Glen Lake and Sooke, Fudge In A Round, R and L Interior Finishing,The French Family, Rooted Landscape Management, Coast Capital Savings Sooke, Royal Bank Sooke

Movember Journey will be holding a Movember fundraiser here at the school at the end of November. In the meantime participating male staff at Journey may look scruffier and scruffier over the next few weeks prepping to style their moustaches for the fundraiser in the last week of November. More details will be revealed through school announcements, and the blog. Please keep yourself in the loop about the fundraiser this month, and how you can donate.

Community Info:

SPEAC will be hosting our popular PAC 101 event on Monday November 5th, 6-9pm at Belmont. PAC 101 is round table discussions including: meeting procedures, key PAC roles, hot lunch, new curriculum, and more! A keynote on Healthy Schools talking about FOODS THAT FIT. Register at https://speacpac1012018.eventbrite.ca

March 2020 EMCS Rome / Paris trip. This opportunity is open to Journey’s current grade 8s who will be at EMCS next year. There will be an information parent night on November 14th at 6pm in the art room at EMCS

Monday

Robot Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet Edison. Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

PEP Rally: 2:20 start. To celebrate beginning of Basketball season.

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Team: 3:45 Home opener at Journey vs Spencer and John Stubbs

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

DIV 11 Ms. Dvorak’s Homework club: (by appointment) at lunch

Wednesday

Lunch- Pizza @ lunch.  $3.50 per slice (pepperoni, cheese, ham & pineapple).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Robot Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet LEGO’s EV-3 Robot. Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

Thursday

DIV 11 Ms. Dvorak’s Homework club: (by appointment) at lunch

Friday

Intramural Basketball: at lunch staff vs Neighbourhood Centre TBA

 Remembrance Day Assembly: All school assembly 10:30

Upcoming Dates:

November 12 – Remembrance Day (no school)

November 13 – PAC meeting 6:30 in Journey Library

November 20 – Student Led Conferences 5-7:30

November 22 – Early dismissal

 
 

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

SPECIAL THANKS AND SHOUT OUTS to all the fine students that helped with the Halloween dance decorating, ticket sales and acting as spooks in the Haunted Hallway!

PAC Fundraisers: Order chocolates and coffee for Christmas gifts and support the Journey PAC! Also order groceries through SPUD.ca! Order forms available in the office.

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. Please fill out your order form that is attached here and drop off to the school by Nov. 9. Coffee orders will be ready to pick up from the school a week later.

Stick in the Mud Fundraising order form – Journey PAC

Purdy’s Order your chocolates at fundraising.purdys.com with Customer #36616 by Nov. 24 and receive your chocolates at the school office by Dec. 3.

Purdys Fundraising JMS

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 Talks: The Sooke Harbour House and the EMCS Society is hosting “Sooke Talks” on Friday, November 2nd from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the EMCS Community Theater. Journey teacher, Zak Vine has been asked to be one of the speakers at the event, so he will be giving a 10 minute talk about the Sneaker Culture and the Fresh Soles Exploratory that he runs here at Journey. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, at Shoppers Drug Mart, or in the EMCS office.

Here is a link from Sooke Pocket News with more information about the show:

https://sooke.pocketnews.ca/sooke-talks-returns-showcasing-eight-remarkable-local-speakers/

Monday

Photo Re-take Day: Photos will be taken in the multipurpose room

Spook-o-grams on sale at lunch at the blue tables. $0.50 each.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball: practice at lunch

Robotics Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet Edison. Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball Team: Will be hosting an exhibition game after school (3:00-4:30) against Brookes Westshore.

 

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Spook-o-grams on sale at lunch at the blue tables. $0.50 each.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball: Practice at lunch

DIV 11 Ms. Dvorak’s Homework club: (by appointment) at lunch

 

Wednesday

Subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per 6 inch sandwich (ham, chicken, pizza or veggie).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest @ lunch

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball: Practice at lunch

Robot Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet LEGO’s EV-3 Robot. Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball: Practice after school 3-4:30

 

Thursday

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball: Practice at lunch

DIV 11 Ms. Dvorak’s Homework club: (by appointment) at lunch

 

Friday

Freezie and Popsicle sales: at lunch – $1

Intramural Basketball at lunch: Narnia vs Journey Staff

Grade 7 FSA Testing – Students writing the Foundation Skills Assessment will be testing during advisory and block 1-3

 

Upcoming Dates:

November 5 – Pep rally

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 12 – Remembrance Day (no school)

November 20 – Student Led Conferences 5-7:30pm

 
 

School Info:

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

Instructions available at:http://Https://journey.appazur.com/help/flyer

Grade 6 Immunizations: Students in Grade 6 will be offered immunizations in school-based clinics with the consent of parent(s), guardian or representative. Please contact the local Health Unit at 250-519-3487 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse if you have any questions.

Immunizations will be provided at the school for Grade 6 students on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

PAC SPUD Fundraiser: Support the PAC (and all of the amazing activities and programs that the PAC provides our kids) by ordering your groceries from http://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 http://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 Sook on Mondays and Thursdays.

Journey Middle School – Custom Sneakers: Professionally created by Zeevy Customs, these sneakers were designed to represent Journey Middle School and its limitless potential. The base shoes are an original design from Six Hundred Four in Vancouver, British Columbia. Six Hundred Four shoes are very limited edition and are made in Vietnam with the highest quality leather.

Zac Vine is a teacher at Journey Middle School and is the artist and director of Zeevy Customs. Over the last 6 years, Zeevy Customs has designed custom sneakers for athletes and entertainers from across the globe. Some of his celebrity clientele include Aroldis Chapman, Demar DeRozan, Def Leppard, Drake, Logic, and Corey Taylor. He wanted to support his school and his community, and thus created these unique custom sneakers to be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards Journey Middle School’s trip to Europe in the Spring. Auction start date is Oct 15th 2018 on the Journey Middle School Parents Facebook page.

To inquire about these pieces of art, or to place a bid, please contact Sandy Hull (shull@sd62.bc.ca) at Journey Middle School.

Link to online auction: http://Https://www.facebook.com/events/1021329734704846/

Photo Re-Take Day: Monday October 29th. Order forms available in the office.

Monday

Robot Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet Edison. Suitable for students who have not used robots before, are just beginning or want to create fun robotic designs, do great challenges and learn to code using scratch. Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

Tuesday

Tea in the Foyer @ Recess – All students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon. If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

FAST Rotation 2 Begins: Students will begin their second rotation of our Fine Arts, Skill and Technology classses today.

Wednesday

Grade 6 Immunization Clinic – Public Health Nurses will be running our annual Immunization Clinic for Grade 6 students with parent/guardian consent to receive immunization.

Lunch – PIZZA @ LUNCH – $3.50 per slice (Hawaiian, Pepperoni or cheese), $1.00 for chips, juice box or water. Much cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Robot Club: 3:15-4:30 Meet Lego’s EV-3 Robot. Suitable for students who have participate in the Meet Edison group, went to the EV-3 jamboree, or have had experience with LEGO EV-3 robots before! Come on down! We are going to have fun! Meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room at 3:15 after having a snack.

Thursday

Halloween Dance: 6:30-8:30

Friday

Freezie and Popsicle Sales – at lunch $1

Intramural Basketball: start up at lunch

Grade 7 FSA Testing – students participating in the FSA will be testing during advisory and block 1-3 today.

 

 
 

B5, B14 School bus changes due to bridge closure tomorrow

Dear Parents/Guardians

If your child takes school bus B5 or B14, please read this note as those routes will be changed due to the closure of the Roche Cove Bridge.

Roche Cove Bridge will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17. Here are the school bus changes for that day:

AM morning pick up:

  • B14 Nagel & Gillespie – this stop will not be available. Pick up will be at 17 Mile pub.
  • B5 & B14 Pick up at East Sooke and Mount Matheson at regular scheduled AM times
  • B5 & B14 will have to use Kangaroo Road, so buses will arrive to school 15-20 minutes later than normal, but before bell time.

PM Afternoon drop off:

  • B5 & 14 will be dropping students off 15-20 minutes later than usual.
  • Students who normally get dropped off at Nagel & Gillespie will be dropped off at the 17 Mile Pub. Students in Grade 3 or younger must be met by a parent/guardian.

Currently the closure is only scheduled for the one day, but if it extends beyond Wednesday, the same routine will apply on Thursday.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact the SD62 Transportation Department at bussing@sd62.bc.ca or (250) 474-9845.

 

Thank you

 
 
 
 
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