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                          GRATEFUL for you. We’re simply thankful to be part of a community

                                   where we can learn from and lean on each otherBrene Brown


Community News: Homestay West has asked us to pass on the following information. (Contact Ayla Seyedmortazavi, Manager, Homestay West.  aseyedmortazavi@mliesl.com or 778-229-2547. We are bringing a group of 118 Japanese International Highschool students to the Sooke/Langford area within Greater Victoria and we are in an urgent need of families who could host the students for 5 nights.  Students will be coming October 25 to 30th, and each requires his/her own homestay experience for 5 sleeps.  So, we are in urgent need of host families. Half of the group will attend Belmont Secondary School in Langford and the others will attend Edward Milne Community School in Sooke.


  • Families are paid an honorarium of $225 for hosting 1 student for 5 nights – October 25 – 30, 2019
  • Each host will be their “home away from home” for this special trip to Canada.
  • Families are encouraged to share their “typical daily life” and invite their Japanese students to join into simple family activities – walking the dog, grocery shopping, playing soccer in the back yard, attending hockey practises, watching the stars from the beach at night, making cookies, playing cards….and enjoying meals together. 
  • Families will be invited to join into a Welcome Ceremony at school on the arrival day as well as a Farewell Gathering on October 29th: The students from Japan will share some presentations, dances and songs in appreciation of their special days in our community.

We do greatly appreciate your help.  Journey Middle School will receive a $40 fundraiser for every family who is secured through this campaign from Today until October 10th.  We have a 2 week runway to find our families and raise some needed dollars for the school. 

PAC News:

Currently PAC has a Jerky Fundraiser happening. Your child should have brought home a form for this delicious fundraiser for our school. All proceeds go toward funding activities and/or purchasing items to enhance the learning opportunities for all students. Thank you for your support.  More forms are available in the office. 

School News:

Robotics Clubs:  New members new to robotics, and non-competitive club members are meeting on Monday’s from 3:15-430 in Ms. Dvorak’ room 1133 (except this week because of Thanksgiving). Experienced and competitive members are meeting in Wednesday’s 3:15-4:30 also in Ms Dvorak’s room 1133 

Monday – Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the day with your family.


On the QT – Voices Room (#2250 in Narnia) at lunch for students who like a quiet place to hang out at lunch.

Calling all students who like/love to sing 🎶! Are you a singer or want to learn how to sing? Are you interested in performing? If so, we would love to have you join the Journey Choir!  Mme Munroe and Mrs. Bjorklund are starting a school choir, that will practice on Tuesdays during lunch recess. Our first meeting is today in the Band Room.  No experience necessary! We look forward to singing with you!

Starting Today, join Ms. MacGregor in the foyer at recess for a cup of herbal tea. Students encouraged to bring their own mugs to keep in their locker to use on Tuesdays


Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team practice in the morning

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Team practice at lunch

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team practice after school


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

Province Wide Earthquake Drill 10:17 a.m. today. Join in on the Great BC Shakeout – drop, cover, and hang on!

Robotics Club: Experienced and competitive members are meeting today at 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s room 1133 (Mystical Main).


Cross Country Meet at Juan De Fuca Centre @ 3:45

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice in the morning

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school 


Exploratories – Bring your equipment, clothing etc. needed to participate.

Freezies on sale at lunch $1 each outside kitchen door


Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice after school


Student Vote Day – all Journey students will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate in our riding in the upcoming federal election. The result of the student vote will be revealed on Wednesday, October 23 as required by the rules from Elections Canada. 


Basketball Intramurals: Mystical Main vs Journey Staff at lunch