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Find Your Fit travels to each school district in BC and Thursday Journey hosted our district’s Find Your Fit. Our students, along with grade 8s from Spencer and John Stubbs had the opportunity to find out a little more about how their interests and skills may translate into a career. We are pleased to report that we broke the attendance record for visits from 3-7 p.m.

Literacy Club – some very keen students have started a literacy club at Journey. Watch for posters and/or listen to the announcements regarding meeting times and locations.

Ms. Stannard reports that great work was accomplished by the Grade 6 Capoeristas! The moves, the rhythm and the acrobatics may have made us sore but we got to experience a bit of distant Brazil and their sunny rainforest on a rainy day. Thanks again to PAC for sponsoring and to Julie Budgen and Rene Chamberlain for facilitating. Capeoria is run in Sooke out of Sooke 24-hour Fitness.

Mr. Donegani reports that Grade 6/7 girls have their first game on Tuesday, January 30th at Journey MS, and grade 8 girls have a game on Wednesday, January 31st at Journey MS. Practices for the girls teams will be together, and will be Tuesdays after school from 3-4pm (only grade 8s when the gr. 6/7s play on a Tuesday), and Wednesdays at lunch. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Donegani (ndonegani@sd62.bc.ca). Rides for the away games require parent involvement, so please make sure to talk to the office about organizing the documents required to transport students.

Late French Immersion Parent Info Meeting was held last week and there is interest in having a class next year. Eighteen students are needed for this program to be offered in September 2018. Parents and children do not have to speak French to be eligible for this opportunity. If you would like more information please check the website and/or contact Mrs. Szadkowski for more information. We will be accepting registrations until the end of February.


Girls who have joined the volleyball teams will have to bring their permission forms back by today. Please bring your form to either Ms. St. Jean, Ms. Stannard or Mr. Donegani.

Robotics after school (MINDSTORMS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Gr. 6/7 Boys’ Volleyball team practice @ lunch

Volleyball Game – gr. 7/8 boys to Colquitz afterschool 


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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.


Burrito Lunch Day @ lunch $3.50 per burrito. Cash and/or munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Gr. 6/7 Girls’ Volleyball @ Journey afterschool – 6 pm in the gym 


Exploratories – Hogwarts is off to a great start! Congrats to all the witches and wizards. This week Slytherins and Ravenclaws will be on an outdoor Herbology walk and need to dress accordingly. Gryffindor and Huffflepuff will continue with History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Wandcraft and Spells.

Info Meeting Today – “Are you interested in travelling to Europe on Spring Break 2019?  Ms. Wiens and Mrs. Federici are organizing a trip to Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain with the travel company EF Tours. This trip would take place in March 2019, during Spring Break. No school days would be missed for students. There will be a meeting at lunch today, for interested students. We will set a meeting for parents later in the month. For more information (tour itinerary, what’s included, etc.), visit https://www.eftours.ca/educational-tour/alps-provencebarcelona or email Ms. Wiens at dwiens@sd62.bc.ca.”

GSA Bake Sale today in foyer at lunch. Bring your cash and treat yourself to a treat

Boys’ 7/8 volleyball practice from 3:00-4:00

6/7 Boys’ Volleyball @ Arbutus. Arrange your rides to and from the games. Good Luck Dragons!


Last Day of FAST rotation #2

Maker Day: Narnia & Mt. Olympus

Presentations with ArtStarts Trent Arteberry, and Ms. Gitzel and Ms. Dvorak’s classes

Party Plan Presentations with Scott Hilderley:

Block 1 – Ms. Bridal

Block 2– Ms. Nadeau

Block 3 – Ms. Lennox

I know your garages is getting full but keep Saving those bottles for the PAC bottle drive Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!