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Exploratories begin this week – Most students have brought back their forms; however, if your child has not brought back the form, Ms. Campbell will be letting them know which choices are still available. Waivers are due tomorrow (yes, there is a lot of signing to do, but we must). Not surprisingly, we record our best attendance on Thursdays; however, some students still try to convince their parents to sign them out. Exploratories are part of our curriculum and students are assigned a work habit mark on their report cards.


Today begins our Bike & Walk to School Week and the weather forecast looks like it’s on our side! Staff and students are encouraged to walk and bike all week. There will be signs up to remind everyone and students who do need to get dropped off are encouraged to get dropped by the ballpark and walk in on the sidewalk or bike path along the field.

Power of Being a Girl forms are due today for students registered to go to this workshop. Please hand them into our counselor, Ms. Campbell.

Robotics Club – You read this right! Robotics today and tomorrow afterschool 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room in Mystical Main Neighbourhood.

Munch Cards – if your child hasn’t already received their munch card please pick it up in the office (listen to announcements for the best time to come down). Lost munch cards cannot be replaced. We encourage students to sign the back and keep it in a safe place in their locker.


Tea in the foyer – every Tuesday students are welcome to come to the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Robotics Club – yes, twice this week! @ 3:15 -4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room.

Sk8 Park – If you’ve brought in your waiver (available in the office) you are welcome to skate/scooter at lunch today. This club is sponsored by Mr. Donegani (weather permitting). 


Sk8 Park – at lunch today with Mr. Donegani (weather permitting)

Lunch Sales – Today Pizza $3.50 per slice and Juice Boxes $1 each will be sold in the foyer at lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted as payment. Proceeds go to Journey to Japan. 

Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock arrive at EMCS @ 2:20 and our grade 8s will be joining EMCS to welcome them to Sooke again this year. Cole Brewer, RCMP officer with the Langford detachment, is one of the riders. Cole lost his own father 5 years ago to cancer. Our very own Daisy Irwin, who is a student at Journey is his junior rider. Daisy was diagnosed with 2 types of Leukemia at 10 weeks old and is always a huge supporter of this cause! Please send donations with your child to the office and we will donate them on behalf of Journey. Cheques should be written to Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock and a tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20.   The public is welcome to attend!

What Exploratory is my child in? – Lists will be posted in the foyer this morning. Refunds if needed will be returned to your child and invoices sent home if they got into their second or third choice and requires a fee. Students are expected to remain in their exploratory for the seven afternoons.

Outdoor Club – listen for announcements early this week for location.


Mystical Main Thanksgiving Breakfast – Today the students and staff of Mystical Main gather together to share breakfast. It’s quite a sight to see beautifully decorated tables run down the entire length of the neighbourhood. We are thankful everyone is part of our school community.

Student Leadership Meeting – today in Mrs. Bridal’s room in Narnia Neighbourhood at lunch. Topics today are intramurals and Halloween Dance.   Check out what’s happening at this meeting today and bring a friend!

Cross Country Meet – today afterschool. Students/families are responsible for arranging transportation to and from event.


Freezie Friday – Freezies will be sold at lunch outside the kitchen. $1 each with all proceeds going to Journey to Japan Trip in March.

Wrap Up celebration & prizes for Bike & Walk to School! 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all our Journey Families