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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.

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

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.

For families who are hosting a student – a brief informational meeting will be held on Tuesday March 12 at 6pm in Room 1133.


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 Ski Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date. All permission forms and waivers from the original Feb. 12th date will be used for March 13th.

 Students in School-Based All-Day Exploratories will report directly to their All-Day Exploratory

Teacher for morning and afternoon attendance.


 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.


 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:

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



Utopia Field Trip to Commonwealth Pool

Track and Field Practice @ lunch in gym

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Badminton Team Sign up posted outside gym



Tea in foyer @ recess

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

PAC Meeting @ 6pm in Art Room




No pizza or subway lunch today. Will resume after the Spring Break




CARNAVAL – Blocks 2 & 3

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym



Culture Club @ lunch

Intramural Dodge Ball Tournament Championship Game @ lunch

Journey Dodgeball Champions VS The Journey Staff – Block 5

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home



Upcoming Dates:

Mar 28-Apr 2 – Japanese Friendship Exchange Visit

Apr 1 – School Reopens

Apr 9 – Port Alberni Music Festival Trip

Apr 11 – Early Dismissal – Journey Open House – Shared Learning 5-7, Gr. 5 Parent Information Meeting 7-7:30 in gym

Apr 12 – Professional Development Day – school closed

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed