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PAC News: The bottle drive you’ve been waiting for is Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Super Bowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

It’s not too late to register for Late French Immersion: Parents and children do not have to speak French to be eligible for this opportunity. If you would like more information, please check the website and/or contact Mrs. Szadkowski for more information. We will be accepting registrations until the end of February.

Monday  

FAST (Fine Arts, Applied Skills, and Technology) #3 begins today. All students will move to their next rotation. This means we are halfway through the year already!

Boys’ Gr. 7/8 and Girls’ grade 6/7 & 7/8 Volleyball practice @ lunch

Robotics after school (MINDSTORMS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Journey hosts the Boys’ Grade 7/8 Volleyball Jamboree afterschool. Come out and cheer on our Dragons!

Tuesday

Need2 Suicide Education: Mr. McLeod’s class 10:15 – 12 and Mme. Abell’s class 1:15-3pm

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Volleyball Jamboree: Grade 6/7 girls’ volleyball team will be hosting Glenlyon Norfolk School and St. Pats today afterschool. Come cheer on our Dragons after school. Go Dragons, Go!

Wednesday  

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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Grade 7/8 girls’ volleyball team will be visiting Colquitz Middle School today. The team will be playing Colquitz, Monterey and North Saanich. Parent drivers are necessary, so please let Mr. Donegani know if your child does not have transportation.

Thursday

Exploratories – Skateboard exploratory with Mr. Donegani be prepared for some sun this week, meaning bring your means of shredding the park and protecting your noggin against the ‘crete. Nonetheless, be prepared for another indoor day of skateboard history, fingerboard park designing and planning out our stencils.

Thursday homework club, Div. 11 and others by appointment (this means you have to tell Ms. D. you’re coming in) Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch

Boys’ Gr. 7/8 Volleyball practice afterschool

Friday  

Maker Day: Mystical Main and Utopia

Happy Family Day Long Weekend – Don’t forget to drop your bottles off on Saturday under the SEAPARC sign!

 

 
 

Find Your Fit travels to each school district in BC and Thursday Journey hosted our district’s Find Your Fit. Our students, along with grade 8s from Spencer and John Stubbs had the opportunity to find out a little more about how their interests and skills may translate into a career. We are pleased to report that we broke the attendance record for visits from 3-7 p.m.

Literacy Club – some very keen students have started a literacy club at Journey. Watch for posters and/or listen to the announcements regarding meeting times and locations.

Ms. Stannard reports that great work was accomplished by the Grade 6 Capoeristas! The moves, the rhythm and the acrobatics may have made us sore but we got to experience a bit of distant Brazil and their sunny rainforest on a rainy day. Thanks again to PAC for sponsoring and to Julie Budgen and Rene Chamberlain for facilitating. Capeoria is run in Sooke out of Sooke 24-hour Fitness.

Mr. Donegani reports that Grade 6/7 girls have their first game on Tuesday, January 30th at Journey MS, and grade 8 girls have a game on Wednesday, January 31st at Journey MS. Practices for the girls teams will be together, and will be Tuesdays after school from 3-4pm (only grade 8s when the gr. 6/7s play on a Tuesday), and Wednesdays at lunch. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Donegani (ndonegani@sd62.bc.ca). Rides for the away games require parent involvement, so please make sure to talk to the office about organizing the documents required to transport students.

Late French Immersion Parent Info Meeting was held last week and there is interest in having a class next year. Eighteen students are needed for this program to be offered in September 2018. Parents and children do not have to speak French to be eligible for this opportunity. If you would like more information please check the website and/or contact Mrs. Szadkowski for more information. We will be accepting registrations until the end of February.

Monday  

Girls who have joined the volleyball teams will have to bring their permission forms back by today. Please bring your form to either Ms. St. Jean, Ms. Stannard or Mr. Donegani.

Robotics after school (MINDSTORMS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Gr. 6/7 Boys’ Volleyball team practice @ lunch

Volleyball Game – gr. 7/8 boys to Colquitz afterschool 

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Wednesday  

Burrito Lunch Day @ lunch $3.50 per burrito. Cash and/or munch cards accepted. Munch cards available in the office for $20

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 430 in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Gr. 6/7 Girls’ Volleyball @ Journey afterschool – 6 pm in the gym 

Thursday

Exploratories – Hogwarts is off to a great start! Congrats to all the witches and wizards. This week Slytherins and Ravenclaws will be on an outdoor Herbology walk and need to dress accordingly. Gryffindor and Huffflepuff will continue with History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Wandcraft and Spells.

Info Meeting Today – “Are you interested in travelling to Europe on Spring Break 2019?  Ms. Wiens and Mrs. Federici are organizing a trip to Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain with the travel company EF Tours. This trip would take place in March 2019, during Spring Break. No school days would be missed for students. There will be a meeting at lunch today, for interested students. We will set a meeting for parents later in the month. For more information (tour itinerary, what’s included, etc.), visit https://www.eftours.ca/educational-tour/alps-provencebarcelona or email Ms. Wiens at dwiens@sd62.bc.ca.”

GSA Bake Sale today in foyer at lunch. Bring your cash and treat yourself to a treat

Boys’ 7/8 volleyball practice from 3:00-4:00

6/7 Boys’ Volleyball @ Arbutus. Arrange your rides to and from the games. Good Luck Dragons!

Friday  

Last Day of FAST rotation #2

Maker Day: Narnia & Mt. Olympus

Presentations with ArtStarts Trent Arteberry, and Ms. Gitzel and Ms. Dvorak’s classes

Party Plan Presentations with Scott Hilderley:

Block 1 – Ms. Bridal

Block 2– Ms. Nadeau

Block 3 – Ms. Lennox

I know your garages is getting full but keep Saving those bottles for the PAC bottle drive Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

 

 

 
 

A reminder to parents/families not to call or text your child during class time. It’s disrupting for the learning of your child and others.

Award Winning Storyteller, David Bouchard is coming to the Community Theatre at EMCS on Sunday, January 28. Tickets are available at the EMCS program office. We also have a few to give away this week! 

Monday  

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for students with waiver forms.

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

Grade 7 French Immersion Band classes to play at the Philips’ Road Conservatory today

Late French Immersion Parent Info Meeting tonight at 6 pm in the Library. Families are welcome to come and see what’s available for incoming grade 5 students in September 2108. Eighteen students are needed for this program to be offered.

Wednesday  

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

Need2 Suicide Education and Awareness presentations for Mr. Sulzen and Mr. McLeod’s classes today.

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip. 

Volleyball Practice today – Grade 6/7 girls’ and grade 6/7 boys’ volleyball practice after school 3-4pm. Mr. Vine and Mr. Donegani coaches. 

Thursday

Find Your Fit – Today Journey hosts different booths for students to explore what kinds of careers they may be interested in pursuing. Our grade eight classes will all have time to come through during the day. Middle school students from Dunsmuir and Spencer will be also be busing out to explore ideas as well. In the evening all middle school families are welcome to visit the booths from 3-7 pm.

Mai Mai’s Food Truck is open for lunch and dinner 12 – 7 pm 

Journey to Japan Meeting tonight at 6 pm in the Library

Grade 8 Ski Trip Parent Info Meeting 7:30 at Journey – Location TBA

Term 2 Exploratories  Remember to bring the required equipment, clothing and supplies if needed for this exploratory. The weather looks wet so come prepared if you’re in an outdoor activity.

Friday  

Grade 6 Capeoria Workshops continue for all grade six students. Students have the opportunity to learn through dance about slavery and the resilience of people to overcome. Thank you to our PAC for sponsoring these workshops.

Party Plan Presentation. Grade 8s discuss how and why they make decsiosns when given several scenarios:

Block one – Mrs. Barnes

Block two – Mr. McCleod

Block three – Mr. Sulzen

Block four – Mme. Abell

Keep Saving those bottles for the PAC bottle drive Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

Reminder Re: SPUD Fundraising

  • Go to www.spud.ca
  • Click “Victoria” as your region
  • Click the “Home” menu near the top left of the webpage
  • Click “Produce Box Fundraising”, which contains all the info you need to place an order

*Note – Sooke residents get free delivery on Thursdays with a minimum $45.00 order. Thank you, Journey families, for your support! Thanks and I’ll see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday, February 13

 
 

Monday  

Curriculum Implementation Day – no school for students 

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for students with waiver forms.

Grade 8 Need2 Suicide Education and Awareness presentations for Ms. Lennox and Ms. Nadeau’s classes today

Wednesday  

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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip. 

Need2 Suicide Education and Awareness presentations for Ms. Barnes’ class 

Volleyball Practice today – Grade 6/7 girls’ and grade 6/7 boys’ volleyball practice after school 3-4pm. Mr. Vine and Mr. Donegani coaches. 

Thursday

Term 2 Exploratories begin today. Remember to bring the required equipment, clothing and supplies if needed for this exploratory. Names have been posted in the foyer if you have forgotten which one you’re in.

Friday  

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

UVic B-Ball – We’ve rented a bus and we’re heading into the UVic CARSA Gym to watch the UVic Vikes play. Permission forms are due to the office by Wednesday and we are limited to 50 students.   A donation of $5 donation helps cover cost of the tickets but is completely voluntary! Thanks to Ms. Bridal and Mr. Vine for sponsoring this event!

Keep Saving those bottles for the PAC bottle drive Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

 

Reminder Re: SPUD Fundraising

  • Go to www.spud.ca
  • Click “Victoria” as your region
  • Click the “Home” menu near the top left of the webpage
  • Click “Produce Box Fundraising”, which contains all the info you need to place an order

*Note – Sooke residents get free delivery on Thursdays with a minimum $45.00 order. Thank you, Journey families, for your support! Thanks and I’ll see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday, January 9.

 
 

Monday  

Curriculum Implementation Day – no school for students 

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for students with waiver forms.

Grade 8 Need2 Suicide Education and Awareness presentations for Ms. Lennox and Ms. Nadeau’s classes today

Wednesday  

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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip. 

Need2 Suicide Education and Awareness presentations for Ms. Barnes’ class 

Volleyball Practice today – Grade 6/7 girls’ and grade 6/7 boys’ volleyball practice after school 3-4pm. Mr. Vine and Mr. Donegani coaches. 

Thursday

Term 2 Exploratories begin today. Remember to bring the required equipment, clothing and supplies if needed for this exploratory. Names have been posted in the foyer if you have forgotten which one you’re in

Friday 

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

UVic B-Ball – We’ve rented a bus and we’re heading into the UVic CARSA Gym to watch the UVic Vikes play. Permission forms are due to the office by Wednesday and we are limited to 50 students. A donation of $5 donation helps cover cost of the tickets but is completely voluntary! Thanks to Ms. Bridal and Mr. Vine for sponsoring this event!

 

Keep Saving those bottles for the PAC bottle drive Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

 

Reminder Re: SPUD Fundraising

  • Go to www.spud.ca
  • Click “Victoria” as your region
  • Click the “Home” menu near the top left of the webpage
  • Click “Produce Box Fundraising”, which contains all the info you need to place an order

*Note – Sooke residents get free delivery on Thursdays with a minimum $45.00 order. Thank you, Journey families, for your support! Thanks and I’ll see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday, January 9.

 

 
 

PAC Update:

Save the date, and your bottles!

The Journey Middle School PAC will be having a bottle drive on Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

Reminder Re: SPUD Fundraising

Did you know that you can support local & organic farmers and Journey Middle School at the same time? Yes, you can, through spud.ca!  With every produce box sold through our fundraiser, Journey Middle School receives 25% of the purchase price.  Here’s how it works:

  • Go to www.spud.ca
  • Click “Victoria” as your region
  • Click the “Home” menu near the top left of the webpage
  • Click “Produce Box Fundraising”, which contains all the info you need to place an order

*Note – Sooke residents get free delivery on Thursdays with a minimum $45.00 order. Thank you, Journey families, for your support! Thanks and I’ll see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday, January 9.

Artstart Grant News from Ms. Gitzel:

Hurrah! Journey Middle School received an Artstarts grant for Trent Arterberry to be the artist in residence for the month of January and the first week in February. We are delighted that Trent Arterberry will be teaching performance art to two grade seven classes. The theme of the project is called, Innovation. Breakthrough. Transformation. Inspiration. Revolution. Trent describes the project as follows:

“Innovation is at the heart of the human spirit. Innovation is the process by which society advances, progresses and changes. Grade seven students will study the histories of great innovators and bring their stories to life on stage.

Human beings are naturally curious and creative. Through stories about imagination, persistence and problem-solving, grade seven students will explore and express the value of innovation. The theme of invention and originality runs through all aspects of human endeavor: science, art, fashion, commerce, communication, transportation and so on. Not only does innovation better people’s lives, but problem-solving can be fun!

Students will study examples of how innovation has changed the world and continues to deliver the future. The struggles of great thinkers like Albert Einstein will be studied to learn about human nature – what common qualities do innovators have? As students learn about the challenges of being a creative thinker, they will learn about the core competencies of persistence and self-awareness.

This background knowledge will inform the plays that they create and stage. Seventh graders will develop characters, memorize lines, learn choreography and present their work to elementary students, their peers and their families.”  

Monday 

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

PAC Meeting tonight in the library at 7 pm. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday  

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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip. 

Thursday

First Term Recognition Assembly today at 1:30 pm. All grade 6-8 students are eligible to earn an Effort Certificate and grade eight students are eligible to earn an Honour Role certificate.

Friday  

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

 
 

PAC Update:

Save the date, and your bottles!

The Journey Middle School PAC will be having a bottle drive on Saturday, February 10, from 9:00-1:00 on Sooke Road under the SEAPARC sign. If you’re not sure what to do with all those empties after Superbowl Sunday, we’d be happy to take them off your hands!  If you are available to help out that day, please e-mail journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com with your contact info and availability.  Thanks!

Reminder Re: SPUD Fundraising

Did you know that you can support local & organic farmers and Journey Middle School at the same time? Yes, you can, through spud.ca!  With every produce box sold through our fundraiser, Journey Middle School receives 25% of the purchase price.  Here’s how it works:

  • Go to www.spud.ca
  • Click “Victoria” as your region
  • Click the “Home” menu near the top left of the webpage
  • Click “Produce Box Fundraising”, which contains all the info you need to place an order

*Note – Sooke residents get free delivery on Thursdays with a minimum $45.00 order. Thank you, Journey families, for your support! Thanks and I’ll see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday, January 9.

Artstart Grant News from Ms. Gitzel:

Hurrah! Journey Middle School received an Artstarts grant for Trent Arterberry to be the artist in residence for the month of January and the first week in February. We are delighted that Trent Arterberry will be teaching performance art to two grade seven classes. The theme of the project is called, Innovation. Breakthrough. Transformation. Inspiration. Revolution. Trent describes the project as follows:

“Innovation is at the heart of the human spirit. Innovation is the process by which society advances, progresses and changes. Grade seven students will study the histories of great innovators and bring their stories to life on stage.

Human beings are naturally curious and creative. Through stories about imagination, persistence and problem-solving, grade seven students will explore and express the value of innovation. The theme of invention and originality runs through all aspects of human endeavor: science, art, fashion, commerce, communication, transportation and so on. Not only does innovation better people’s lives, but problem-solving can be fun!

Students will study examples of how innovation has changed the world and continues to deliver the future. The struggles of great thinkers like Albert Einstein will be studied to learn about human nature – what common qualities do innovators have? As students learn about the challenges of being a creative thinker, they will learn about the core competencies of persistence and self-awareness.

This background knowledge will inform the plays that they create and stage. Seventh graders will develop characters, memorize lines, learn choreography and present their work to elementary students, their peers and their families.”  

Monday – Happy New Year and welcome back!

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

PAC Meeting tonight in the library at 7 pm. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday  

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

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip. 

Thursday

First Term Recognition Assembly today at 1:30 pm. All grade 6-8 students are eligible to earn an Effort Certificate and grade eight students are eligible to earn an Honour Role certificate.

Friday  

Wrestling Club @ lunch today in the Multi-Purpose Room. New members welcome and wear PE strip.

 
 

All schools in the Sooke School District are closed today.  Late changing weather and road closures caused the closure today.  Unfortunately the Orchestra/Strings Concert is cancelled this evening.  Please listen to C-FAX 1070 am for information as this website is not always accessible.

 
 

Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight – Journey students and staff donated 1217 times in food and cash to the Sooke Food Bank in time for Christmas. Ms. Lennox’s class collect the most and Ms. Dvorak’s class was a very close second! Volunteers from the Sooke Food Bank, Marie and Glen Wilson, came by on Friday to pick up the donation and wanted to pass on their appreciation from everyone who volunteers for the program. If you would still like to donate we will drop off items Dec. 22 to be used in the new year.

Our tree has arrived and it’s a whopper! Donations of lights are greatly appreciated! Students are busy making decorations. 

Monday  

Exploratory lists posted in the foyer. All students who did not return their forms have been placed in an exploratory with no fee attached. Term two exploratory begins January 18

Field Trip – Mrs. Abell and Bridal’s classes off to Victoria for the day.

Band and Drumline Concert Everyone Welcome in the gym at 7:30 tonight

Lego Robotics Club will resume in January

Tuesday

Edison Robots will resume in January

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

Field Trip – our Lifeskills students and staff are on field trip to Victoria

Hackergal Meeting @ lunch in Ms Dvorak’s room

Christmas Orchestra Concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome

Wednesday  

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

Sk8 Park – at lunch today with Mr. Donegani (weather permitting)

Little Buddies from Port Renfrew arrive today for a visit in Ms. Dvorak’s class

Thursday

Happy Retirement – Our Library Assistant Gail Cook is retiring today! Mrs. Cook has worked in the library for 18 years and today we wish her well as she turns the page on the next chapter of her life. We will miss you!

Field Trip – Ms. Dvorak, Ms. Gitzel and Mr. Elm’s classes off to Westhills

Field Trip – Ms. Nadeau and Mr. McLeod’s classes swimming today at SEAPARC

Christmas Party – Mrs. Bridal and Mrs. Abell’s classes celebrate with a Christmas party this afternoon

Holiday Clean Up – All lockers & desks cleaned out by today. Please remind your child to bring home Gym clothes for washing all old lunches and perishable items should be removed so we don’t have any surprise “science experiments” greeting us on return in 2018.

Friday  

Talent Show – today the whole school is invited to the annual Talent Show beginning at 10:30 a.m. Families are welcome to attend

Happy Holidays to all our Journey Families. School reopens again on January 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 
 

Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight is in full swing. Mr. Elm’s class is unofficially claiming bragging rights with a 3.2307 items per student but we’ve got it on good authority that other classes are hiding their items so he doesn’t win again this year! Each year schools in the Milne’s Landing Family of Schools do our part to fight hunger at this time of year. Each class collects non-perishable food items and the contest ends on Friday. We calculate the winning school by dividing the number of donations by the number of students in each school. The biggest winner is the Sooke Food Bank! 

Hot Chocolate by the fire – Students and staff enjoyed a cup of warm chocolate on Friday by our fire pit. We were joined by our two of the assistant-superintendents in our District, Mr. David Strange and Ms. Stephanie Hedley-Smith. Our students were appreciative and polite, and offered the feedback that we should do it again soon!

Big thank you to all staff and parents who are making coding happen at Journey. From parents making room for robotics and coding in their kids’ already busy schedules, to classroom teachers trying new things in class, supervising after school, and allowing students to participate during the hackathon, and the many hours of prepping and implementation for the hour of code. We are making a school wide movement toward embracing and encouraging coding for everyone.  It’s exciting to be a part of it!

Artwork Needed – Does your child have a drawing they would like to see the local Sooke News Mirror? Have them drop it off in the office by Thursday (don’t forget to put your name on it).

Staff update – Welcome to Stephanie Croft who will be teaching .6 with Ms. Horton until Mme. Larsen’s return. Stephanie recently completed her practicum at EMCS. Parents may recognize her from her practicum at Journey last year.  So long for now to Mrs. Martin (formerly Clarke) who is now off on maternity leave.  We wish her well  on her journey to becoming a new mother.

Monday Spirit Day – Crazy Xmas Hair day 

Exploratory sign up in foyer beginning at 7:30 a.m. DO NOT GIVE YOUR FORM TO YOUR TEACHER. Read instructions carefully (for example: fees needed for first choice)

Waivers are not due until you know if you are in your exploratory.

Hackergal meeting at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Lego Robotics Club afterschool until 4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room . (hacker girls are able to attend for extra prep session as well)

Tuesday Spirit Day – PJ day 

Hackergal meeting at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Lucky 7 starts today. Bring you cash and be eligible to win fabulous gifts. The “big” item is the giant panda this year! Lucky 7 goes all week until all the items are won. Every ticket wins something!

Edison Robots after school (hacker girls can attend for extra prep session)

Ms. Stannard’s class skating today at SEAPARC

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Edison Robotics Club 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s Room . (hacker girls are able to attend for extra prep session as well)

Homework Club for Ms. Dvorak’s students at lunch by appointment in your classroom

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

Wednesday Spirit Day -all day music day (requests and played in the halls) 

Postponed from last week – Rumble between Journey Teachers…. The incredible MR. HART against Crazy MR SULZEN today at lunch 

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

Hackergal ALL DAY!  

S.P.E.A.K. presentation 1:15 in the Library for pre-registered students. Dr. Feddema, from the University of Victoria, will speak on Climate Change: Long-term and Global Modelling.

Sk8 Park – at lunch today with Mr. Donegani (weather permitting).

Thursday Spirit Day – Xmas colours + Xmas socks 

Hackergal meeting for lunch celebration in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Friday Spirit Day – Santa hat day, Selfies with the Christmas dragon at lunch and random candy cane hand out 

Journey Christmas Tree Arrives! Decorations needed!

Report Cards go home with students today

 
 

Na’tsa’maht Agreement (Being of one mind, one spirit. Together, working side by side, supporting each other, walking together) is our most current agreement and replaces the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement we had been working from over the last five years. 

Monday

Great Milne’s Landing Food Fight begins today – each year schools in the Milne’s Landing Family of Schools do our part to fight hunger at this time of year. Each class collects non-perishable food items over the next two weeks. We calculate the winning school by dividing the number of donations by the number of students in each school. The biggest winner is the Sooke Food Bank!

Lego Robotics Club afterschool until 4:30 in Ms. Dvorak’s room 

Hackergal Codesters sign up in Ms. Dvorak’s room at lunch

Students sign up for SPEAK presentation on Global Climate Change on December 11 in Library today

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer – in the foyer for some herbal tea compliments of our Aboriginal Department. Students are encouraged to bring their own mug.

Edison Robotics Club 3:15-4:30 pm in Ms. Dvorak’s Room

Homework Club for Ms. Dvorak’s students at lunch by appointment in your classroom

Sk8 Park – weather permitting @ lunch for student with waiver forms.

Wednesday 

Hour of Code: December 4-7th is Computer Science Education Week, and Journey is going to celebrate this event with a day of Hour of Code. Dunbar, Jean, Syme, Horton, Maragh, and Donegani’s Technology classes are participating so far. Students will partake in a coding activity for a full block, and UVic computer science masters´student Kamel Alrashedy will be joining us for the day to help encourage students to learn to code.

Hackergal during lunch

Outdoor Club @ lunch 

Rumble between Journey Teachers…. The incredible MR. HART against Crazy MR SULZEN today at lunch. Interested in learning about wrestling?  Sign up and get a waiver form to participate.  Practices will be 2 times a week at Lunch – listen to announcements for details 

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

Sk8 Park – at lunch today with Mr. Donegani (weather permitting).

Outdoor Club – listen for announcements about where to meet at lunch. Remember to wear clothes to suit the weather

Thursday

Sooke Dance Company 1:30-2:30 Whole School Presentation

Hackergal during lunch

Friday

Hot Chocolate at the Fire Pit to welcome students and staff to school today. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy”

Exploratory Forms for Term #2 go home today. We will begin taking forms Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the foyer. Please read instructions carefully with your child. New this time is the opportunity to request the top four choices.