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Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight is in full swing. Mr. Elm’s class is unofficially claiming bragging rights with a 3.2307 items per student but we’ve got it on good authority that other classes are hiding their items so he doesn’t win again this year! Each year schools in the Milne’s Landing Family of Schools do our part to fight hunger at this time of year. Each class collects non-perishable food items and the contest ends on Friday. We calculate the winning school by dividing the number of donations by the number of students in each school. The biggest winner is the Sooke Food Bank! 

Hot Chocolate by the fire – Students and staff enjoyed a cup of warm chocolate on Friday by our fire pit. We were joined by our two of the assistant-superintendents in our District, Mr. David Strange and Ms. Stephanie Hedley-Smith. Our students were appreciative and polite, and offered the feedback that we should do it again soon!

Big thank you to all staff and parents who are making coding happen at Journey. From parents making room for robotics and coding in their kids’ already busy schedules, to classroom teachers trying new things in class, supervising after school, and allowing students to participate during the hackathon, and the many hours of prepping and implementation for the hour of code. We are making a school wide movement toward embracing and encouraging coding for everyone.  It’s exciting to be a part of it!

Artwork Needed – Does your child have a drawing they would like to see the local Sooke News Mirror? Have them drop it off in the office by Thursday (don’t forget to put your name on it).

Staff update – Welcome to Stephanie Croft who will be teaching .6 with Ms. Horton until Mme. Larsen’s return. Stephanie recently completed her practicum at EMCS. Parents may recognize her from her practicum at Journey last year.  So long for now to Mrs. Martin (formerly Clarke) who is now off on maternity leave.  We wish her well  on her journey to becoming a new mother.

Monday Spirit Day – Crazy Xmas Hair day 

Exploratory sign up in foyer beginning at 7:30 a.m. DO NOT GIVE YOUR FORM TO YOUR TEACHER. Read instructions carefully (for example: fees needed for first choice)

Waivers are not due until you know if you are in your exploratory.

Hackergal meeting at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Lego Robotics Club afterschool until 4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room . (hacker girls are able to attend for extra prep session as well)

Tuesday Spirit Day – PJ day 

Hackergal meeting at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Lucky 7 starts today. Bring you cash and be eligible to win fabulous gifts. The “big” item is the giant panda this year! Lucky 7 goes all week until all the items are won. Every ticket wins something!

Edison Robots after school (hacker girls can attend for extra prep session)

Ms. Stannard’s class skating today at SEAPARC

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 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s Room . (hacker girls are able to attend for extra prep session as well)

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

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

Wednesday Spirit Day -all day music day (requests and played in the halls) 

Postponed from last week – Rumble between Journey Teachers…. The incredible MR. HART against Crazy MR SULZEN today at lunch 

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

Hackergal ALL DAY!  

S.P.E.A.K. presentation 1:15 in the Library for pre-registered students. Dr. Feddema, from the University of Victoria, will speak on Climate Change: Long-term and Global Modelling.

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

Thursday Spirit Day – Xmas colours + Xmas socks 

Hackergal meeting for lunch celebration in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Friday Spirit Day – Santa hat day, Selfies with the Christmas dragon at lunch and random candy cane hand out 

Journey Christmas Tree Arrives! Decorations needed!

Report Cards go home with students today