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Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka to all our students for honouring our military members past and present at  our Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday. Students contributed by playing in the Band and Drumline, singing songs, reading poems, and decorating the gym and foyer. Our cadets stood at attention and helped lower our flags at the end. It was a day of respect and reflection. 

Staff Update – We welcome Ms. Reisa Horton. Ms. Horton will be team teaching with Mme. Larsen in Division 21.

Lost and Found – we have a large selection of clothing and items in our lost and found boxes. Please encourage your child to stop by and take home what is theirs. All items left over on Friday, Nov. 17 will be donated to a local charity.

Christmas Bureau 2017 is inviting families to apply to Santa’s Anonymous again this year.  Families who may be in need of some assistance this year can go to the website cfaxsantas.com for more information.


School not in session in honour of Remembrance Day 


New FAST Rotations begin today (FAST stands for Fine Arts, Applied Skills and Technology)

Student Leadership Mtg @ lunch in Mme. Abell’s room 

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

Edison Robotics Club – cancelled today. We will resume next week

Homework Club for Ms. Dvorak’s students at lunch by appointment in your classroom

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

PAC Meeting tonight in the Annie Acreman Library at Journey 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. 


Canadian  usical Theatre Presentation – Birth of the Canadian Pacific Railway 9-10 a.m. in the gym

Pizza Day @ lunch $2.00 per dog! Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

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

Outdoor Club – listen for announcements about where to meet at lunch. Remember to wear clothes to suit the weather


Conference Manager Opens for Parents today at 6 a.m. Journey uses this online booking system for our Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences Thursday, November 23 1-4:30 and 5:30-7 pm. The link will be sent to you via email and posted to our website on Wednesday. Contact Glenn Bedard if you have difficulties accessing the system.

Exploratories – remember to bring your supplies, equipment and a change of clothes depending on your exploratory. We will supply the band aids.

Bake Sale – Div. 13 is hosting a bake sale @ lunch to raise money for Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs.

Calling all female students: Are you, or someone you know, interested in solving puzzles, finding solutions to challenges, and interested in learning more about coding?  I am excited to announce our first ever hackathon through a partnership with hackergal.org.   If you are interested, please meet with Ms. Dvorak in room 1133 today at lunch for more information.  NO CODING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. (Don’t worry, boys will have a similar opportunity later in the year.) “Hackergal is a not-for-profit organization that introduces young girls across Canada to coding through the experience of a hackathon. With women vastly underrepresented in the tech industry all over the world, Hackergal strives to inspire a new wave of Canadian female coders to bring equality to the booming industry.”

Youth Orchestra performs at Journey today for our music students from 11-12 in the Gym. Well behaved families are welcome to attend.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice 7:30 am

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice @ lunch

Div. 11 Homework @ lunch by appointment


Junior Achievement in the classroom – Andy, the Pizza Man is coming to share his experiences as coach, businessman, with Division 8 today.

Litter Pick Up – to keep our school grounds clean, the whole school will be out picking up litter this afternoon (two songs long).

S’mores and Hot Chocolate at the Fire Pit for Halloween Scary Door Contest winners (dress for the weather).