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Journey Middle School will be closed Tuesday Feb. 12 due to continued winter weather. Stay warm and enjoy the winter wonderland!

All EXPLO 2019 activities have been postponed. We will set a new date for our All-Day Exploratory when we return to school

 
 

Monday Feb. 11 is a snow day. Busses are not running and Journey school is closed.

All-day exploratory will be postponed. Ski Trip, Vancouver Trip and Flying Squirrel Field Trips will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date due to the challenging winter weather. NO FIELD TRIPS WILL RUN ON TUESDAY FEB. 12.

 

Stay warm everyone and enjoy the winter wonderland!

 

 
 

Bus 12 is cancelled for Monday Feb. 11 due to weather and road conditions.

 
 

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

 

Winter Weather Protocol – Please listen to the radio in the morning for notifications and continue to monitor your email and the school website. If schools are to be closed, the radio will be your first notification.  An email from the school district will follow and we will update the Journey website asap. The long range forecast for the next week is calling for continued winter weather. Parents – please consider having back-up plans at the end of the day for your child in the case that you are not able to make it to the school.

Please see the information below from the school district regarding weather-related closures and cancellations:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.

Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations

For instant updates and information posts, please follow us on social media:

We will also post to the SD62 Website: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/

 

EXPLO 2019 WEATHER PERMITTING The weather forecast continues to call for snow throughout the week. Please check the website Monday as EXPLO trips with bus transportation to Mt. Washington, Vancouver and Flying Squirrel/Imax may  need to be cancelled due to the weather. Please check the Journey website for EXPLO trip status Monday afternoon.

 

Monday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

HOME GAME – Grade 7/8 Boys

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

 

Crochet @ lunch

 

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

 

Gr. 6 Girls volleyball @ St. Joe’s

 

EXPLO 2019 – All day exploratory day!

 

Wednesday

Subway Sales @ Lunch  – $3.50 per sandwich (chicken, veggie, pizza, ham), $1 for juice, water, and chips

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

Gr. 7/8 RED girls volleyball @ Home Game

Gr. 7/8 Girls volleyball BLACK @ Monterey

 

Thursday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

 

Friday

Non-Instructional Day – no school

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 18 – Family Day – no School

February 21 – SPEAK Presentation on CPR

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

 

 
 

All buses are running after school today. Rural areas will present a challenge due to some road conditions. Expect buses that are travelling to rural areas to be delayed. We will provide updates as they become available. In the more the urban areas of the district  buses will be picking up students as per normal with some expected delays due to traffic and weather.  

 

There are significant delays in East Sooke area.

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.

 

Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations

 

For instant updates and information posts, please follow us on social media:

 

 

We will also post to the SD62 Website: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/

 

SD62 Communications Team

 
 

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

 

 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.

If you are interested in hosting we ask that the visiting student have a room of their own and that you welcome them by sharing our culture and language. For more information please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

 

EXPLO 2019 – Journey’s All-Day Exploratory is coming up soon – Tuesday, February 12th. On Monday and Tuesday of next week students participating in activities with a permission form and/or fee will be meeting with their All-Day Exploratory teacher during advisory to submit forms and fees.

 

DISTRICT DAY WITH THE VICTORIA ROYALS – Our school district is proud to promote ‘District Day with the Victoria Royals’ again this year!  This is a great family event, as our district partners with the Victoria Royals hockey team for a game in March.  The game will be on March 1, at the Save On Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria, as the Royals host the Prince George Cougars.  Here are some of the perks offered to us:

  • Chuck-A-Puck
  • 50/50 partial proceeds
  • On-ice band/choir performance and anthem
  • Face painting
  • Prize give-aways
  • Our logo splashed across all the screens

Tickets to the game will be sold online, utilizing a special PROMO code available to District 62 families and friends.  This code should be available to us at some point next week, so please stay tuned for more information…

 

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!

 

Monday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

 Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

FAST HEX 4 Begins TODAY

EXPLO 2019 Permission forms and payment for All Day Exploratory (EXPLO 2019) due to the teacher advisor during advisory.

 

Tuesday

Gr. 6/7 Science Ventures Weather Assembly during block 2 & 3

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by apt

Crochet Club at lunch in room 2229

SPEAK Presentation – Dr. Jon Willis from UVIC Department of Physics and Astronomy during block 2

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

EXPLO 2019 Permission forms and payment for All Day Exploratory (EXPLO 2019) due to the teacher advisor during advisory.

Band Whistler Trip Parent meeting 6:00 in Library

 

Wednesday

Brendan McCall – All School Assembly 9:30

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

 Pizza @ lunch.  $3.50 per slice (Pepperoni, Cheese, Hawaiian).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room.

Band Whistler Trip Parent meeting 6:00 in library

 

 Thursday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

Div 11 homework club by appointment with Ms. Dvorak

EMCS Grade 8 Transition Visit with EMCS Counsellors – Div 1-6

 

Friday

EMCS Grade 8 Transition Visit with EMCS Counsellors – Div 7-8

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room,

 Culture Club – meeting in room 1172 in Mt. Olympus @ lunch

Intramural Dodge Ball Tournament @ lunch Mt. Olympus vs Mystical Main

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 12 EXPLO 2019 – all day exploratory

February 15  Non-Instructional Day – No School

February 18 Family Day – No School

 
 

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

 JAPAN FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE – Journey is hosting 22 students from Natori, Japan from March 28th-April 2nd. If you and your child are interested in considering hosting a student please encourage your child to attend our Japan Friendship Exchange meeting on Monday at lunch in the library.

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.

If you are interested in hosting we ask that the student have a room of their own and that you welcome them by sharing our culture and language. For more information please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.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

Thank-you to all Grade 8’s and families who attended the EMCS Open House. It was a spectacular look at High School!

 

Monday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

Grade 7/8 Boys Volleyball Game – @ St. Michael’s

 Author Visit Nikki Tate-Stratton during block 2 for advisory classes involved in the gym

 Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Japan Friendship Exchange – Student information meeting regarding hosting a student @ lunch in the library.

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

Tuesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Gr. 6 Girls Volleyball Game @ John Stubbs

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by appt

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

 

Wednesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

Grade 7/8 Girls Volleyball Game – Red @ John Stubbs, Black @ Selkirk

 Lunch- subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per sandwich (Veggie, chicken, ham, pizza).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room.

EXPLO 2019 lists will be posted. Please come to the foyer to find out your all day exploratory choice

 

Thursday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

SPEAK Presentation – Dr. Dwight Olsen during block 2

Div 11 homework club by appointment with Ms. Dvorak

 

Friday

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room,

Culture Club – meeting in room 1172 in Mt. Olympus @ lunch

Intramural Dodge Ball Tournament at lunch Narnia VS Utopia

EXPLO 2019 during advisory, students will have an opportunity to visit the teacher leading their all-day exploratory. Please remember to bring any permission forms, waivers, and payment.

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 5 – Grade 6/7 Science Assembly

February 5 – SPEAK Presentation

February 6 – All School Brendan McCall Assembly

 
 

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

Congratulations to all Journey Wrestlers who are travelling to Campbell River this weekend for their meet. Well done! Thank-you Ms. Fed, Mr. Hart, Mr. Sulzen and Mr. Vine for coaching!

Congratulations to the Journey Robotics Team for your amazing effort at the District Robotics Competition on Friday. Well done Robotics Team!

Farewell to Mr. Dunbar – Journey is saying farewell to Mr. Dunbar. He has had a long and rich history here at Journey. We are excited for him in his new role and he will be sorely missed for his roles in athletics, and as an exceptional classroom teacher. Mr. Dunbar will be at school Thursday next week and we will be able to announce his replacement by the end of the week.

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

EMCS OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th from 6:00 to 7:30.  We showcase the courses, programs, clubs, sports, and other opportunities available at EMCS. While the Open House is available to all grades, and community members, attendance is especially important for next year’s grade 9’s and their parents.  They will have an opportunity to explore the school, meet the teachers, counselors, and administrators, listen to course, club, program, and team descriptions, ask questions, and view student products from our many academic and elective courses.  The information gleaned from the Open House will help prospective grad 9’s make their very best academic, elective, and extra-curricular choices for the coming year. We look forward to seeing  all of Journey’s grade 8’s and their parents on January 24th!

Grade 8 Band Students – You are invited to the EMCS Band’s Open Rehearsal during the EMCS Open House on Thursday January 24th. Bring your instrument and get ready to play some new music, enjoy some food, and meet the EMCS band “family.” Parents welcome.  Music will be sent out in advance for students to preview.  RSVP with your name and instrument by Friday, January 18 to Band Director Laurel Parliament: lparliament@sd62.bc.ca 

 

Monday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 7/8 Boys

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

Tuesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by appt

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Europe Trip Parent meeting @ 6:30 in room 2221

 

 

Wednesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch- subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per sandwich (Veggie, chicken, ham, pizza).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room.

 

Thursday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

 

Div 11 homework club by appointment with Ms. Dvorak

 

Friday

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room, Meet in Campbell River on Saturday – Good luck wrestlers!

Intramural Volleyball-Championship Game at Lunch

 Pep Rally – For Wrestling and Volleyball block 4

 Culture Club – meeting in room 1172 in Mt. Olympus @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

January 31 – SPEAK Presentation

February 5 – Grade 6/7 Science Assembly

February 5 – SPEAK Presentation

February 6 – All School Brendan McLeod Assembly

 

 
 

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

Explo 2019:  Students have submitted their top choices for EXPLO 2019 to their classroom teacher. For those interested in the Grade 6/7 Vancouver trip, Flying Squirrel/Imax trip and Grade 8 Ski Trip, permission forms and fee submission will be happening this week. We look forward to an amazing day of activity on February 12th.  This is a regular school day and all students are expected to be in attendance. REMINDER ALL CHEQUES NEED TO BE PAYABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 62.

Term 2 Exploratories:   The weekly exploratory program for Term 2 will run  on Thursdays from January 31st-March 14th.   Forms for the Term 2 Exploratory Program went home with students on Friday, January 11th and are available on the website.  Forms will start being collected at 7:45am on Monday, January 14th.  As in previous terms, exploratory placement is done in order that the forms are received, with the exception of those exploratories with prerequisites (Yearbook and Rock n’ Roll).  Forms will need to be handed into Ms. Campbell no later than January 16th. REMINDER ALL CHEQUES NEED TO BE PAYABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 62.

Grade 8 Ski Trip – The deadline for all Grade 8 ski trip forms is Wednesday January 16th. There is also a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING, the last one, on Tuesday, January 15th at 6pm. If your child would like to go and you cannot make that last meeting, send Mr. Sulzen an email at dsulzen@sd62.bc.ca as soon as possible and we will try to make other accommodations. In order to send the money to Mt. Washington in time, we need to have all money and forms complete and submitted to Mr. Sulzen by WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16TH. If your child would like to go, please don’t miss this final deadline. We look forward to seeing everyone on the slopes.

 

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  (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

EMCS OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th from 6:00 to 7:30.  We showcase the courses, programs, clubs, sports, and other opportunities available at EMCS. While the Open House is available to all grades, and community members, attendance is especially important for next year’s grade 9’s and their parents.  They will have an opportunity to explore the school, meet the teachers, counselors, and administrators, listen to course, club, program, and team descriptions, ask questions, and view student products from our many academic and elective courses.  The information gleaned from the Open House will help prospective grad 9’s make their very best academic, elective, and extra-curricular choices for the coming year. We look forward to seeing  all of Journey’s grade 8’s and their parents on January 24th!

Grade 8 Band Students – You are invited to the EMCS Band’s Open Rehearsal during the EMCS Open House on Thursday January 24th. Bring your instrument and get ready to play some new music, enjoy some food, and meet the EMCS band “family.” Parents welcome.  Music will be sent out in advance for students to preview.  RSVP with your name and instrument by Friday, January 18 to Band Director Laurel Parliament: lparliament@sd62.bc.ca 

Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association (SHPA) is a non-profit organization and is linked with Edward Milne Community School to provide Physical Education curriculum to students in grade 11 and 12.

Peewee division is co-ed for youth 7-12 years old. They pitch from 20 feet and throw regulation shoes.

Junior division is divided into youth male and female for ages 13-17 years old. They pitch from 27 feet and throw regulation shoes.

SHPA youth program runs April through to August and is a FREE activity. Pitching shoes can be provided, or you may purchase your own.  Competitive play for youth is free to attend.

SHPA will provide opportunities to participate in single and team versions including recreational and competitive league. Fundamentals will be presented and reinforced through fun filled training.

Check out SHPA on Facebook, drop in at the pits, or email SookeHorseshoes@shaw.ca Bring a friend, the more the merrier!

More information can be found in our general brochure and our game rules and etiquette brochure.

 

Monday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls (red)

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls (red)

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 7/8 Boys & Gr. 7/8 Girls (black)

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

 

Tuesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Boys

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Girls (red)

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by appt with Ms. Dvorak

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon.  If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

PAC Meeting – 6:30pm in Art Room

 

Wednesday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 6 Girls

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 7/8 Girls (red) & Gr. 7/8 (black)

Lunch- subway @ lunch.  $3.50 per sandwich (Veggie, chicken, ham, pizza).  Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase.  Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Robotics – 3:15 in Ms. Dvorak’s room.

 

Thursday

Volleyball Practice: Morning – 8-8:45am Gr. 7/8 Girls (black)

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Girls(black)

After school – 3-5pm Gr. 6 Girls & Gr. 7/8 Boys

Div 11 homework club by appointment with Ms. Dvorak

Hold & Secure Drill – drill scheduled for afternoon

PAC Emergency Preparedness Meeting – 6:30 in Conference Room

 

Friday

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room, Meet in Campbell River on Saturday – Good luck wrestlers!

Intramural Volleyball- Intramural Volleyball Semi Finals @ lunch 2 vs. 3

Culture Club – meeting in room 1172 in Mt. Olympus @ lunch

Robotics – Middle School Robotics Competition at Dunsmuir

 

Upcoming Dates:

January 22nd – Europe Trip Parent meeting 6:30

January 25th : Intramural Volleyball Championship Game, Volleyball and Wrestling Pep Rally (block 4)

February 5 – Grade 6/7 Science Assembly

February 6 – All School Brendan McLeod Assembly

February 12 – All day exploratory day EXPLO 2019

 
 

School Info:

Thank-you to Coast Capital, Browns Brothers, Jackie Jones, Cathy’s Corner Café and Barry Whiting for their donations over the holiday season!

Explo 2019:  Journey staff are planning a day of a special events day for Journey students on Tuesday, February 12th.  This Thursday, during Advisory block, students will be given the opportunity to choose between 3 different options for the day:  Choice A: a Grade 8 Ski Trip to Mount Washington,  Choice B: a Grade 6/7 Vancouver Trip (Science World and Imax), or Choice C: an all-day school-based exploratory open to ALL grades.

The costs for these activities are as follows:

A.  Grade 8 Ski Trip:  $100 (with own equipment) and $120 (if rentals are needed); Parent attendance at an information meeting (date: TBA) will also be needed for this selection

B. Grade 6/7 Vancouver Trip: $80 (To be confirmed) and a separate permission form will need to be signed

C. All-Day Exploratory:  fees range from $0-$27

 

For those students who choose Option C:  All-Day Exploratory offerings will be posted for students in the foyer from Monday, January 7th – Wednesday, January 9th so that they will be ready to indicate their top 5 choices on Thursday morning.  Please note that EXPLO 2019 forms will not be coming home, but will be collected by classroom teachers during Thursday’s advisory block.  It might be helpful to have a conversation ahead of time about what your child’s “budget” is for their selections.  Also, priority for placement will be based on grade level, with Grade 8 students having first choice of exploratory.  *Fees and waiver forms will be collected on Friday, January 18th.

 

Term 2 Exploratories:   The weekly exploratory program for Term 2 will run  on Thursdays from January 31st-March 14th.   Forms for the Term 2 Exploratory Program will be going home with students on Friday, January 11th.  Forms will start being collected at 7:45am on Monday, January 14th.  As in previous terms, exploratory placement is done in order that the forms are received, with the exception of those exploratories with prerequisites (Yearbook and Rock n’ Roll).  Forms will need to be handed into Ms. Campbell no later than January 16th.

 

Grade 8 Ski Trip – If your child is in Grade 8 and they would like to go on the Ski Trip this year, please ask your child for the permission form and sign and send it in along with payment this week. Please also make sure to read the information package that will come home after you send in your permission form and attend the mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 6pm. We may need some parent volunteers as well and please indicate if you are interested in being a volunteer. Thanks and see you on the slopes! Students not going on the ski trip will be joining in on the All-Day Exploratory planned at the school for the same day, Tuesday, Feb. 12th.

 

Journey Robotics Engineers!  Reminder to come to the next two weeks of club meetings as there will be information for the upcoming team field trip to Spencer Middle School to participate in the district meet.  ALL students are encouraged to participate in the Meet, whether you are wanting to participate competitively or recreationally.  There will be something for everyone.  Students interested in competitive robotics team activities, please let Ms. Dvorak  know during club meetings.

 

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

 

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

EMCS OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th from 6:00 to 7:30.  We showcase the courses, programs, clubs, sports, and other opportunities available at EMCS. While the Open House is available to all grades, and community members, attendance is especially important for next year’s grade 9’s and their parents.  They will have an opportunity to explore the school, meet the teachers, counselors, and administrators, listen to course, club, program, and team descriptions, ask questions, and view student products from our many academic and elective courses.  The information gleaned from the Open House will help prospective grad 9’s make their very best academic, elective, and extra-curricular choices for the coming year. We look forward to seeing  all of Journey’s grade 8’s and their parents on January 24th!

 

Monday

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

 

Tuesday

Div 11 homework club lunchtime by appt

Tea in the Foyer @ recess – all students are welcome to stop by with their mugs and get a cup of herbal tea compliments of Ms. Shannon. If you forget your cup today she will have a disposable one for you!

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

 

Wednesday

Lunch- Pizza @ lunch. $3.50 per slice (Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Cheese). Chips, water and juice boxes also available for $1 to purchase. Munch Cards and cash accepted.

Skatepark club @ lunch break – You can bring skateboards, scooters, BMX bikes (no mountain bikes) or rollerblades and join this fast paced club.

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

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

 

Thursday

 

Friday

Wrestling – Practice @ lunch in the Multipurpose Room

Intramural Volleyball- Semi-Finals 1 VS 4

 

Upcoming Dates:

January 18th : Intramural Volleyball Semi Finals… 2 vs. 3

January 22nd: EMCS Youth in Trades, Yes to It

January 25th : Intramural Volleyball Championship Game