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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

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.


BAND TRIP INFORMATION – Fees and permission form are due March 7 for Port Alberni trip— $100 for trip. Remaining fees for Whistler trip are due now.  Permission forms must be signed in order for student to participate. All forms please submit to Ms. Bjorklund.


JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd.

For almost two decades Journey has had a friendship agreement with the city of Natori. Every two years students from Journey and grade nine students from EMCS have the opportunity to travel with some of our teachers to Japan. On the alternating year we have the opportunity to host them in Sooke.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF A FEW MORE HOMESTAY PLACEMENTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca


EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Vancouver Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date.


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 have informed you about how they 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. Points of Progress will be going home with students on or before Friday March 15th.


 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:

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.


Peter and the Starcatcher at Royal Bay Secondary is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.


Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm



$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni


Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377


Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets



Track and Field Team Meeting in gym @ lunch

Volleyball Practice: Morning/Lunch – Girls 7/8

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room



Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

Rugby Team Meeting for Boys and Girls in gym @ lunch




Pizza Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per slice, $1 for juice, water, and chips

Track and Field Practice/Meeting in gym @ lunch

Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Home Game Red Team 3:45

Black Team @ John Stubbs

Robotics – 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room



Rugby Team Practice for boys and girls in gym @ lunch

BAND Port Alberni Trip – Fees and permission form due to Ms. Bjorklund today



Grade 8/9 HOCKEY GAME: All students will walk down to SEAPARC to watch at 9 am.

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament Semi-Finals @ lunch Friday.

Culture Club @ lunch


Upcoming Dates:

March 13   EXPLO 2019 All day school exploratories, Ski Trip, Vancouver Trip,

Flying Squirrel/IMAX trip

March 14   Carnaval

Mar 15        Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break