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Community News:

Journey is hosting the Blood Donor Clinic on Monday from 12-6 p.m. This time of year is always busy, but also a time when the blood bank can run low. Please sign up online or drop by the school gym to donate. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and give a gift that priceless, but costs nothing but a little time. Thank you.

School News:

Investing in People: Our annual Food Fight brought in just shy of 3000 items of food for the Sooke Food Bank and just over $500 in cash. Thank you to all the families that contributed and to Ms.Robirtis/Mrs. Gitzel’s class for bringing in over 700 of those items from just their class. Mrs. Lennox class raised $463.33 in donations to the Food Bank and another $463.33 to help community members that struggle to find a safe home each day. We hope our efforts make someone else’s holiday better.

Grade 8 Information for the Red Leaf Exchange program. 2019-20 is the first year SD62 had a student participate in this exchange. A student from Royal Bay hosted a Spanish student this fall, and she (the Canadian student) will be heading to Spain in the Spring. This opportunity is suitable for students in Grades 9 or 10 so we want to let our current grade 8 students have the opportunity to participate. More information available at:

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Families of grade 8 students are invited to EMCS for their Open House January 22, 2020 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about what’s available for students next year. Course selection will begin in January for their grade 9 year.

Staffing Update: Grade 8 teacher, Mr. D. Sulzen, has been away due to a family matter and we thank Ms. M. McClintock for her dedication teaching in Division 1 while he has been away. We are hoping to have him return when we come back in January and will keep parents updated. Our front office clerk, Mrs. S. Hull, will be returning in January and we thank Mrs. B. Crocker for cheerfully taking on the job until her return.

Congratulations to our Concert Band for performing at the Legislature for Premier Horgan and other guests. They were rewarded with a private tour by the Premier and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Spirit Week is happening all week this week! Our Student Leadership Team has organized something special each day. Prizes awarded each day so join in and have fun. 

Monday – Spirit Week: Christmas Hat Day

Blood Donor Clinic in Journey Gym 12-6 p.m. “It’s in you to give!”

Pre-sales for Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup in foyer at lunch today. Spaghetti to be served Thursday, Dec 17th. $5 gets you the choice of Meat/tomato sauce Pasta, Tomato Sauce Pasta, or Butter Pasta, and garlic bread & juice box.

Mrs. Hobbs/Mr.Donegani classes – Poirier buddy visits (Gr2/3) to bead with Thor Gauti during block 2

Cheer Club Bake Sale @ lunch in foyer. Bring your cash!

Tuesday – Spirit Week: Tinsel Twin Tuesday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup Pre-Sales in foyer at Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

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

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Wednesday – Spirit Week: Onsie Wednesday

Burger Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

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

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Intramural Volleyball at lunch – Drop in for all students 

Thursday – Spirit Week: Seasonal Colours Thursday

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms. Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Athletics:

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Division 19 – Ms. Wiens class field trip to Langford Lanes in the afternoon.

Friday – Spirit Week: Fancy Friday

Talent Show 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Gym

Happy Holidays to all our Journey Families. We hope you enjoy the season and we will see everyone back at school on January 6, 2020!

 

 

 

 
 

Christmas food drive for Sooke Food Fight is on at Journey. Hundreds of non-perishable food items have been brought in already and we will continue the Food Fight all week long. There are two ways for a class to win a pizza party: Most items collect; an/or most money collected! Mr. Long’s class had to come to the office looking for more boxes and Ms. Lennox’s class raised $397 so far and that’s not even counting their Lucky 7 fundraiser which begins Monday!

Congratulations to Amity, Koa, Kianu, Allison, Christopher for their outstanding wrestling performances over the weekend. You made Journey Proud! Thanks Mrs. Federici for coaching our team.

‘Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup‘ fundraiser will be happening on Thursday Dec 17th. For $5 students have their choice of spaghetti with meat sauce, vegetarian or plain butter noodles with garlic bread and a juice box. Sales will begin Friday Dec 6-Wednesday Dec 16th in the foyer. Lunch will be delivered by the elves of Div 5 &6!

Monday – Christmas Tree Arrives!

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup sales in foyer

7:30 pm, Journey gym….Christmas concert…Concert bands, jazz band, choir and drumline.

 Athletics: 

Wrestling games at lunch – new people welcome

Volleyball Team Sign Up Sheets are posted outside of the Gym all week

Grade 6/7 COMPETITIVE Volleyball Team Tryouts after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Sooke Wrestling practice Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Leadership club meets today at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Everyone welcome.

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome.

Roots of Empathy family visit: Block 3 in Div 19 Ms. Wiens’ class

Change in day – Robotics Club Meets today @ Lunch in Ms. Dvorack’s room

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Role Model visits: Della Rice-Sylvester in Ms. Munro Blk 2-3 and Mrs. Hobbs/Mr. Donegani Blk 4 and Bruce Comaniuk in Mr. Quint Blk 2-3

7:30pm, Journey gym….Christmas concert….Orchestra…District 62 strings and Harmony Project.

 

Wednesday

Burger Lunch Day @ lunch. Cash and munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20 

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Role Models: Doug and Kathy Lafortune, Elder Bill Ms. Federici Blk 4

Athletics: 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch (Utopia & Narnia)

Grade 6/7 COMP. Volleyball Team Practice after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Wrestling games at lunch new people welcome

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

EMCS 10,000 FOOD DRIVE – 5-9 p.m. at EMCS foyer

Thursday 

Magic the Gathering Card Club can meet in Ms Dvorak’s room (1133) lunch time on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please RSVP at recess so the room will be open, if you are interested.

Ruth Parrish in Mrs. Maragh Blk 2-3  and Ms. Gitzel/Robirtis Blk 4

Athletics:

Intramural Soccer at lunch – Drop in for all students

Friday

Friends on Friday Club Ab. Ed. Room at lunch – everyone welcome

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Fundraising Christmas extravaganza and events – block 2 & 3, – Teacher sponsored activities to fundraise for the food bank.

Assembly – block 4 (announce food war winners, ugly sweater winners, Movember fundraising totals, preview upcoming spirit week activities, etc.)

BAND/STRINGS 9:00–2:30…Tour of the legislative buildings…..concert at legislative buildings….Grade 8 band and a string quartet involved

Last day to sign up for Journey Volleyball Teams

Intramural Volleyball at lunch (Mount Olympus & Mystical Main)

Athletics:

Last day to sign up for Journey Volleyball Teams

Intramural Volleyball at lunch (Mount Olympus & Mystical Main)

 

 

 

 

 
 

Monday

Christmas food drive for Sooke Food Fight for Sooke Food Bank starts today – Dec. 13 Winning class gets pizza party!

Buy a candy cane for $1 and have a chance to win something great! …at lunch time in the foyer – on sale all week

 Athletics: 

Wrestling games at lunch – new people welcome

Volleyball Team Sign up sheets will be posted today

Sooke Wrestling practice Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Leadership club meets today at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Everyone welcome.

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome.

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

 Athletics: 

Intramural Soccer at lunch for Mount Olympus 

Wednesday  

Choir Practice  🎶 – Extra rehearsal for soloists with Mme Munroe  

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

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Athletics: 

Sooke Wrestling practice 3:30-5

Wrestling games at lunch new people welcome 

Intramural Volleyball at lunch (Utopia & Mystical Main)

Grade 6/7 COMPETITIVE Volleyball Team Tryouts after school (3:15 – 4:45)

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Thursday 

Homework Club Div.13&20 @ lunch

Athletics:

Intramural Soccer at lunch for Narnia

Friday

Friends on Friday Club Ab. Ed. Room at lunch – everyone welcome

Athletics:

Intramural Volleyball at lunch (Mount Olympus & Narnia)

Girls only wrestling games on Friday at lunch

Weekend:

December 7th… Wrestling meet at Frances Kelsey Secondary

 

 

 
 

Monday

Sooke Wrestling practice 3:30-5

Wrestling games at lunch new people welcome

 

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Game @ Colquitz at 3:45 (students dismissed at 2:30)

Grade 7/8 Girls Practice in the morning (7:45 – 8:30)

Grade 6/7 Boys Practice at lunch

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Leadership club meets today at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Everyone welcome.

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome.

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

Tonight 6:30 pm …band/string parents meeting in the Journey library

 Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Game:

Red Team @ Spencer (3:45 – 6:00) (students dismissed at 2:30)

Black Team @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team practice in the morning

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Team practice at lunch

Wednesday  

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

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Athletics: 

Sunshine meeting @ Lunch location TBA

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Game @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi-purpose room today. Everyone welcome.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Thursday 

Exploratories – Final of #1 Bring your equipment, clothing etc. needed to participate.

Welcome Role Model Carolyn Memnook Indigenous Art Exploratory

Homework Club Div.13&20 @ lunch

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Game @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Friday

Div 7 and 8 skating between recess and lunch.

Band Workshop grade 7/8 am

 

Intramural Basketball Championship Game at Lunch: Narnia vs. Mount Olympus

“Golden Ticket” Basketball Game during 4th Block

Friends on Friday Club Ab. Ed. Room at lunch – everyone welcome

Weekend:

November 30….Victoria Festival of Lights Parade…Harmony Drumline participating December 1…Sooke Santa Parade….Harmony Drumline participating

 

 

 

 
 

We are looking forward to welcoming families to Journey for our Student-Lead Conferences tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20.  Teachers will be in their classrooms and around the school to welcome you to stop in any time between 4:30-7:30 p.m.   Students have been preparing their work and are eager to show you what they’ve been working on. 

You will also notice that most teachers have moved away from traditional report cards.  The Ministry of Education has been working on new ways to communicate student progress and SD62 has been involved in changing our methods over the last year.  You will receive the same number of progress reports over the year; however, there are no set dates for reporting.  We no longer necessarily give out traditional grades (A, B, C+, C, C-) during this transitionary year and instead you may see Extending, Proficient, Developing and Emerging.  Some of you will have already received progress reports and everyone should receive information from their teacher(s) by the middle of December.  FAST and Hockey Academy will be available through the Parent Portal in MyEd on December 6 and the final, summative reports from divisional teachers will also be available through MyEd in June.

 

 
 

Remembrance Assembly – Journey staff and students organized and participated in a moving and respectful assembly of remembrance. We honoured all our veterans, past and present, as well as our military members currently serving our country. Our band, drumline, choir, cadets, and student speakers and presenters were exceptional in their duties and performances. Special guest speakers, Veteran Mr. Ken Levert, and Pacheedaht Elder, Mr. Bill Jones both spoke passionately about the importance of why we take time to remember each year.

Thanks to Role Models Jo-Ina Young and Earl Claxton Jr. for coming to Journey. Elder Earl Claxton Jr. was in Mr. Quint’s grade 6 class and they went down to DeMamiel Creek and learned about the Salish Moons and Salmon teachings. Jo-Ina Young brought her teachings to the Indigenous Art exploratory and students learned how to make Medicine Bags.

Journey will be holding a Movember fundraiser to raise money for Men’s Health that will start at the end of November. This will be run by Division 11. In the meantime, participating some staff at Journey may look scruffier and scruffier over the next few weeks prepping to style their moustaches for the fundraiser in the last week of November.

Reminder about Student-Lead Conferences – November 20 4:30-7:30 p.m. in your child’s classroom. FAST teachers will also be available at different times throughout the evening. November 21 – early dismissal at 11:58 a.m.

Monday – Remembrance Day

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Leadership club meets today at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Everyone welcome.

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome.

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

 Athletics: 

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi-purpose room.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Game: Red Team @ St. Joseph’s (3:45 – 6:00)

Black Team @ John Stubbs (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team practice in the morning

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Team practice at lunch

Grade 8 Girls Team practice after school

Wednesday  

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

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Athletics: 

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Game @ Cedar Hill (4:30 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice in the morning

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi-purpose room today. Everyone welcome.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Thursday 

Remembrance Day Contest due to the office by 3:32 p.m.

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

Welcome Role Model Jeff Welch – Drumming in Indigenous Art Exploratory

Homework Club Div.13&20 @ lunch

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Game @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Friday

Friends on Friday Club Ab. Ed. Room at lunch – everyone welcome

Grade 6 classes participate in a Health Canada sponsored presentation on Vaping

 

 

 
 

Thank you to local businessman, Mr. Herb Haldane for donating $1000 toward our new Dragon Jerseys. His donation was added to the PACs donation allowing us to purchase new jerseys for all our athletic teams and is very much appreciated.

Merci to PAC for running our concession at the Halloween Dance last Wednesday and for sponsoring the following requests from staff:

Robotics team regional competition -$200

SPEDLA – $500

Robotics team provincial competition $500

maker carts $500

Foods program frying pans $489.65

WAVES Reading Program $500

Counseling department $208.95

Dragon jerseys $3000

Heroes program NOT approved

Fast technology carts $2000

Horne Lake trip $750

Robotics repair $500

Victoria Compost Presentation $65

Robert Bateman Program $150

Kemp Lake $120

Mystical Main pancake breakfast $280

Lifeskills swim lessons $500

Monday 

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

Athletics:

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today.  Everyone welcome.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling.  Practice today 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance. Everyone welcome.

PAC Meeting 6:30 pm Conference Room in office

Tuesday

Band/String parents meeting– at 6:30 pm in the library

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

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

Leadership club meets today at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Come out and share your ideas about how to make our school even better than it is!

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome. 

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

 Athletics: 

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi-purpose room.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Games: Red and Black Team @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice in the morning 7:30 a.m.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Wednesday  

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

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice in the morning 7:45 a.m.

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi-purpose room today. Everyone welcome.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Thursday 

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

Homework Club Div.13&20 @ lunch

Chips on sale Thursday at lunch. $1 outside kitchen

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice after school

Friday

Intramural Basketball PLAYOFFS! Semi-Finals! Teams TBA

Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 – Students and Staff of Journey Remember

 

 

 
 

Parking Lot – Please help keep all children safe when picking up or dropping off. Please do not block the crosswalk area at any time and drive slowly at all times when on school property and in the Throup Road school zone. The area near the portable is not a parking lot, nor a drop off area. We have students entering and exiting the school and the portable and we need to keep it free from traffic. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Grade 8 Band Info – Grade 8 students must enroll in Orchestra 10A online.  This is for BAND AND STRING STUDENTS.  Ms. Bjorklund has sent home material about how to do it.  If you need assistance please email her at lbjorklund@sd62.bc.ca if you need help.  It is important to use the tab…middle school…Journey…Sooke Performing arts.  Students will receive 4 high school credits for being in band or orchestra.

Monday 

Photo Retake Day – morning in Multi-Purpose Room

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

Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale @ Lunch in foyer $5 each (you don’t actually get a ticket, we record your name because tickets always seen to get lost and we like to cut down on using paper)

Athletics:

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Game @ JOURNEY (3:45 -6:00) Come and cheer on our Dragons!

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice in the morning

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice at lunch

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling.  Practice today 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance

Tuesday

Enjoy a complimentary cup of Tea in the foyer @ recess – bring your own mug

Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale @ Lunch in foyer $5 each

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

Leadership club meets Tuesday at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J. Come out and share your ideas about how to make our school even better than it is!

Choir meets in the Band Room at lunch – all students who love to sing welcome. 

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

 Athletics: 

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball Games: Red Team @ JOURNEY (3:45 – 6:00)

Black Team @ Pacific Christian (4:30 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice in the morning  7:30 a.m.

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Wednesday  

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

Halloween Dance Tickets on Sale @ Lunch in foyer $5 each

Halloween Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Students must be in attendance at school today to attend the dance. There are no in and out privileges and parents must sign out their child if they pick them up early. Phone calls home to all student who have purchased a ticket and have not arrived by 7 pm. Costumes encouraged – No full masks or costumes that cover the entire face. No real or pretend weapons. Thank you to our PAC for providing snacks/refreshments for sale and to our staff for chaperoning!

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Athletics: 

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Game @ John Stubbs (3:45 – 6:00)

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice in the morning 7:30 a.m.

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Thursday 

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

Homework Club Div.13&20 @ lunch 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice after school

Friday

Athletics:

Cross Country team pizza party at lunch in Ms. Croft’s room #2223

Intramural Basketball at Lunch: Mount Olympus vs. JMS Staff. Come on in and cheer on your team!

 

 

 
 

Thursday is the last day to hand in your Jerky PAC Fundraising orders.  Please hand them into the office asap.  PAC thanks you for your support and students are especially happy when you support their clubs, teams and classrooms!

 
 

Journey to Japan 2020

**FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY**

There is an available space in the Journey to Japan (2020) trip.  Students who are able to sign up quickly and pay right away (3700.00) are welcome on a first come first serve basis.  For this opportunity, we will be considering Grade 7 & 8 students to join us.  PLEASE CONTACT KELLY DVORAK: kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca or phone the school to leave a message.  THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE, please let me know by Thursday 24th of OCTOBER if interested.

 
 

PAC News:

Bottle Drive under the SEAPARC sign Sunday 10:30-2:30. Please drop off your bottles and help support our school! 

School News:

We are saying farewell to one of Student Engagement Facilitators, Madeline Stafford and EA Maelene K. We wish them both well at their new positions in the CHOICES program at Wishart Elementary. Welcome back to our custodian, Steve Hill who returned to us last week. 

Monday 

Mayor of Natori, visits Journey today. We welcome him to Journey and the town of Sooke 

Spook-o-grams on sale today for 50 cents. Send one to a friend – they will be delivered on Halloween Day. 

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

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling.  Club practices will start Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Athletics: 

Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team practice in the morning 

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball Team practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Team practice after school 

FAST Rotation #2 Begins today 

Tuesday  

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

Leadership club meets Tuesday at lunch in the art room with Ms. Robirtis, Ms. Fed and Mrs. J.

Calling all students who like/love to sing 🎶! – meet today in the Band Room at lunch 

Homework Club in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch for Division 13 & 20 by appointment 

Spook-o-grams on sale today for 50 cents. Send one to a friend – they will be delivered on Halloween Day

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today and Wednesday.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

 Athletics: 

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 

Wednesday  

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

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

SOGI Club meeting at lunch room 2226. Open to all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Grade 6 immunizations 

Journey wrestling and combative games at lunch in the multi purpose room today.  Waivers needed to participate but no fee is required for lunch time participation.

Sooke wrestling club open to all middle and high school students who want to try competitive wrestling.  Club practices will start Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 @ Journey.  Club fees are $30 to cover BC wrestling insurance.  More information can be given at practice.

Athletics: 

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice in the morning

Grade 8 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 8 Boys Basketball practice after school 

Thursday 

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

Freezies on sale at lunch $1 each outside kitchen door 

Ms. Yarchuk and Ms. Stafford will be accompanying the grade 8 girls registered for The Power of Being a Girl Conference – this full day event happens today. The students attending will need to meet at the school entrance. Our bus leaves promptly at 8:45 am. 

Halloween Dance Tickets go on sale today at lunch. $5 each. Tickets will be on sale until next Wednesday (no tickets at the door) 

Athletics:

Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball practice at lunch

Grade 6/7 Boys Basketball practice after school 

Friday  

Professional Development Day – no school for students