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Journey Middle School’s Vision – “People Run to be Here!”

On Tuesday, September 4 we will open our doors and welcome students from grades 6-8 from East Sooke to Port Renfrew. Staff have been busy getting ready for students. Our Foods Room and Woodshop have been renovated; however, the portable will hopefully be out of the parking lot, but not quite ready for the first day. There are new soccer balls, volleyball nets and floor hockey sticks in the gym. The desks are neatly arranged, the floors are shining and many field trips have already organized. Most importantly there is an entire staff ready to begin a new year with our students. Now all we need is the 522 registered students to begin Journey’s 26th year!

The first day of school begins at 8:40 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 11:58 a.m. Do not bring school supplies on the first day.

Buses will run in the morning and for early dismissal. Regular times will begin Wednesday. If you have not registered your child please fill out the form on the Sooke School District website www.sd62.bc.ca and/or phone the School Board Office at 250-474-9800. If you are dropping off your child please remember to use the student drop off area (parking lot) and not the bus lane. For everyone’s safety, please park in designated parking spaces only. Dropping students off at the ballpark and having them walk in reduces traffic congestion and saves parents time too.

Class lists will be posted on the windows outside the main entrance. Staff will also be available to help students find their name on the lists and classrooms. All grade six students will meet in the Gym and all grade 7 & 8 students will go directly to their new classroom once the bell rings. Parents of grade six students are welcome to wait in the gym with their child until their child leaves for their new classroom.

We will have recess on the first day so please remember to send a snack (students seem to be exceptionally hungry during the first week back to school). Students will not be eating lunch at school Tuesday.

We use our website to keep busy families as up-to-date as possible and this year will be adding an App (more information coming in September). We try to send as little paper home as possible and most of forms will be available on our website.

We will end our week with a BBQ and Welcoming Assembly on Friday, September 14. Enjoy the last few days of summer holidays and see you Tuesday, September 4.

 
 

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Journey Grade 7 Ordering instructions

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Journey Grade 8 Ordering Instructions

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Happy Father’s Day Weekend. This is it – the last 8 days of 2017-18 school year! Thank you to all parents, especially our PAC, for being so supportive. There are lots of activities planned and assignments to finish up as we begin the countdown. It’s a time of excitement and sometimes a little worry as students prepare for summer vacation and start wondering about next year. Enjoy the moments, but remember our expectations regarding behaviour remain the same.

Monday, June 18 

Gr. 7 Beach Day to China Beach – Grade seven students are off to China Beach today. Remember your lunch, snacks, water and sunscreen. 

Ms. Lennox and Mr. Sulzen’s classes are off to Thetis Lake

Ms. Stannard’s class is selling ice cream sandwiches during lunchtime

Parks and Environmental Services for the District of Sooke is seeking input from our students and staff and invites everyone to stop by Mrs. Abell’s classroom at lunch to discuss Sunriver bridge 

Tuesday, June 19 

Grade 8 Playland Trip – all day 

Div. 8 is selling creamy treats today at lunch

Ms. Stannard’s class is walking to the library and later selling ice cream sandwiches during lunchtime 

Wednesday, 20 

Pizza Lunch – $3.50 per slice (last Wednesday lunch of the year) 

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen.

Lifeskills Cow Kissing Field Trip 

Mrs. Syme and Ms. St. Jean’s classes are going to the Flying Squirrel in Victoria

Div. 8 continues to sell Creamy Treats at lunch

Thursday, 21 – National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Jouro – Journey’s very own soccer tournament. Each class has a colour theme and is encouraged to show their spirit as all classes have been assigned a team. Points for cheering!

Mrs. Federici and Mr. Dunbar freezie sales at lunch

Mr. Donegani creamsicles sales at lunch

Poirier student leaders celebrate their yearend at the Journey Fire pit

Poirier student “wheel parade” route through Journey 11:15 

Friday, 22 

Jouro Finals/Fun Day- Today we crown the winners of our annual Jouro and enjoy games, dunk tank, donut machine, refreshments, freezies, ice-cream and more. Every student will receive a free hotdog at Mrs. S & Mr. B’s hotdog stand, but bring some cash for the other treats.

Monday, 25 

Grade 6 Beach Day to Witty’s Lagoon 

Mr. Dunbar and Ms. Federici’s classes overnight at Camp Barnard

Mrs. Maragh’s class at Kemp Lake

Div. 8 still selling those Creamy Treats 

Tuesday, 26 

Mr.. Dunbar and Mrs. Federici home from Camp Barnard

Div. 8 more Creamy treats for sale

Band Freezie sales $1 each 

Grade 6/7 Recognition Assembly 10:30 – Families are invited to come to be part of the Third Term Effort and Clubs/Teams Recognition. Seating is limited. 

Lip Sync Competition/Rock ‘n’ Roll Performance 1:30-2:30– Families welcome to attend

Wednesday, 27 – Last day of school

Grade 8 Bon Voyage 10:30 – families of grade 8 students are welcome to attend. Pot Luck lunch for students to follow the event at noon.

 Thursday, 28 – No classes for students 

Report Card pick up day – students/families may pick up report cards today between 9-3 p.m. from the classroom teacher. All report cards not picked up will be available in the office for pick up Friday 8-noon and July 5-8, 8-3 p.m. Report cards will not be mailed.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to our students who attended the Robotics Jamboree at Dunsmuir Friday evening.  Your expertise and enthusiasm inspired students from the other three middle schools in SD62!

Congratulations to our cast of Grease – amazing performances by all our Journey students.  They sang and danced to sold out crowds every night!

Monday 

Norwex Fundraiser due today. Please remember to make cheques payable to SD62

Mr. Elm and Ms. Dvorak @ Commonwealth Pool

Block 3-Percussion-Grades 6, 7 and 8 in the band room.

Block 4-Mass rehearsal-Grades 6 and 7 concert band students plus grade 8 percussion 

7:30 pm-Band concert for all grades.  Drumline included. Everyone welcome 

Tuesday 

Ms. Stannard and Mr. Hart field trip – all day. Games, hike and picnic down Sooke.

Student Library Books due today. Please check under beds and shelves to avoid an invoice.

Lifeskills field trip 10:00-2:30 

Mr. Dunbar and Mrs. Federici Camp Barnard parent meeting 4:30-6 pm

7:30pm -STRING CONCERT–featuring SD62 Orchestra, chamber ensemble and Harmony Project Strings, classes 1&2. Everyone welcome. 

Wednesday 

Subway Lunch – $3.50 per sandwich 

Ms. Dvorak and Ms. Gitzel-Horne Lake

Sooke Pocket News & EMCS “Want to Know What’s on your Mind” 5-6 pm @ Journey tonight. For Youth 12-26 years old. Build your portfolio/resume, gain career exploration hours, advocate for yourself, and learn to advocate for yourself! 

Thursday 

Grade 8 band trip to Big Splash park – all day

Mr. Kovacik and Mrs. Maragh – Seashore Walk

Mrs. Federici freezie sales at lunch 

Friday

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen.

Ms. Dvorak and Ms. Gitzel’s classes return from Horne Lake 

Ms. Federici annual hike up Broome Hill

 

Absolute last day for library books – invoices sent Monday!

 
 

Thank you to the PAC and families for supporting our 2nd annual online auction. The auction is open until the end of the day on Sunday (you still have time to make a bid).  “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245149302725461/?ti=icl

Hych’ka/Kleco Kleco to the many grade seven families who supplied vegetables for our pit cook last week. We had enough to feed the entire grade seven crew and our guests. The salmon was cooked perfectly and a good feast and celebration was had by all. 

Moving? We will soon begin to build classes for next year and need the most updated information as possible. If you are moving to another school district, or another catchment area within our district, please email lszadkowski@sd62.bc.ca with your information. This will help us in determining how many divisions for each grade level are needed and assign teachers. Our 2108-19 staffing is not quite complete; however, we hope to be able to have that done by the end of next week and will publish the list as soon as possible.

Lost and Found – All articles are being donated to charity afterschool on Tuesday. They are out in the hallway near the gym on display.

Monday 

Band Concert Rehearsal -blocks 4 and part of 5 today for Grade 6 and 7 concert band students in the band room to practice for concert on the 11th 

MANDATORY REHEARSAL  for Grades 7 and 8 students in concert band tonight 7-8pm in the band room.  This is to prepare for the concert on the 11th and this is part of the final mark for the year. 

Tuesday 

Gr. 6 Immunization catch-up (students who missed the other date) 

Tea in Foyer @ recess

Fire Drill 2:30 (last one of the year)

Wednesday 

Pizza Lunch – $3.50 per slice 

All leadership students interested in the planning for the connector trail from Sunriver across Demamiel Creek. Representatives from the municipality are coming to provide information and ask for feedback during the lunch hour in Mme. Abell’s Room. Be part of decision making for our community! 

Come out and watch the Journey/EMCS production of Grease. Evening Performance 7 pm tonight @ EMCS $10 per ticket purchase from Mrs. Fader in the library, at EMCS, or at Shopper’s Drug Mart 

EMCS Grads do a walk through 2-2:15 @ Journey. Today our former students walk through the halls of Journey with their caps and gowns. We’re so proud of them and can’t believe they’re that old already! 

Thursday 

Grease – School Show today for classes who pre-booked tickets. Buses load at 9:10 for EMCS and will return for lunch. Good luck to all our performers.

GREASE at EMCS tonight at 7pm

Exploratories Today is the last exploratory for term 3 and for this school year!

Friday

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen.

GREASE at EMCS tonight at 7pm and tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. 

 
 

The Auction is on for one more week! Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245149302725461/?ti=icl Items will be added every day until June 3, 2017. Share with all your family and friends!

Thanks to our Leadership Students for organizing Spirit Week (see below for themes each day this week)

Monday – Dress as your favourite person (famous or not) 

Grade 7’s move firewood to the Pit Cook via “The Water Brigade” Last day to bring in vegetable for tomorrow’s feast.

Gr. 7 & 8 Band rehearsal with Community Band 7 -8 pm in band room. 

Tuesday – Spirit week – Hawaiian Day 

Grade 7 Pit Cook all day. We welcome elders, community members and grade seven students to our 5th Annual Pit Cook today. The event takes place over the whole day beginning with Mr. Bedard lighting the fire at 6 a.m! Student will have the opportunity to load the vegetables into the pit in the morning and uncover them for an afternoon meal. Salmon will be cooked over the open fire and added to the offerings.

EMCS Grade 8 visit (Mrs. Barnes, Ms. Lennox, and Mr. Sulzen’s classes)  9:20am departure

Euro group doing Crispy Cream fundraiser pre-orders welcome to Mrs. Hull for June 2 delivery 

EMCS Grade 8 visit (McLeod and Nadeau) 9:20am departure 

Wednesday – Spirit Week 80s Theme 

Subway Lunch – $3.50 per sandwich 

Literacy Litter Clean up during Literacy today 

Grade 6 Immunizations – our public health nurses will be in today to immunize our grade six students. For more information, please contact them at their office. 

SPEAK 10:15 in the Library. Canadian Armed Forces 

Student leadership @ lunch – new members welcome in Ms. Abell’s room

Thursday Spirit Week – Twin day 

EMCS Soccer Academy demo in Blocks 2&3. For all students in grade 7 and 8 who are interested and want to find out more about joining Soccer Academy when they go to EMCS.

Ms. Fed’s class is selling Freezies today to raise money for Camp Barnard. Freezies are $1 each.

Exploratories Today the Future Journey Dragon Exploratory Welcomes Grade Five students from Poirier (English). A reminder if you are bringing a bike for exploratory you must store it at the bike racks. There is no place for your bike in the school.

Friday Spirit Week – PJs & Movie Day

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen.

Congratulations to our former Journey students who will be graduating tomorrow from EMCS. We are proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors!

 

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka – Robot Clubs are over for the year, thanks to all parents and students who supported the club!   Calling all Grade 6 and 7 students who are interested in Mindstorm robotics next year, please contact Ms. Dvorak or Mr. Bedard to sign up for an after school Mindstorm Jamboree.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

2nd annual Journey Middle School Online Facebook auction has begun! The PAC raises money for emergency preparedness, field trips, fun things for our kids like the new Archery Tag equipment, and so much more!  Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245149302725461/?ti=icl

Bidding has started.   Items will be added every day until June 3, 2017. Share with all your family and friends!

BAND Update – May 28 and June 4–rehearsal for Grades 7 and 8 band members with Community Band— 7 -8 pm in band room at Journey Middle School.

June 11, Bands and Drumline concert— 7:30 pm in the gym at JMS June 12, Strings and Harmony Project concert— 7:30 pm in the gym at Journey. June 14– Grade 8 Band trip to Vancouver

Sample instruments – Grade 5s for Band at JMS in September (students must be signed by June 14) Please help pass on the information.

May 22– 1pm—John Muir/May 24–1pm—Saseenos/May 31–10am— Poirier/May31–1 pm— Sooke 

Monday – Happy 199th Birthday Queen Victoria 

Tuesday  

EMCS Grade 8 visit (McLeod and Nadeau) 9:20am departure

Division 15 fundraiser selling creamsicles on Tuesday, May 22 from 12:15-12:45 outside the I.S. room at the picnic table.

Tea in the foyer at recess 

Wednesday 

Pizza Lunch – $3.50 per slice 

Student leadership @ lunch – new members welcome

Track and Field Meet number 3 will take place at UVic after school 

Thursday

Exploratories Today the Future Journey Dragon Exploratory Welcomes Grade Five students from John Muir. A reminder if you are bringing a bike for exploratory you must store it at the bike racks. There is no place for your bike in the school.

Friday

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen. 

 
 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka Band Paint Night – Thanks to parents, students, and custodians for helping us to raise $800 in such a fun and relaxing way to raise funds for our Band Trip.  It was a great night!!

Staffing Update – Mr. Glenn Bedard will be leaving us this September!  He has served our school extremely well for five years and now he is off to new adventures as vice-principal of Dunsmuir Middle School.  We will definitely miss his humour and energy, but know Dunsmuir will be happy to have him.  We welcome Ms. Andrea Millen who is currently the vice-principal at Dunsmuir.  Ms. Millen brings with her many talents, especially in Student Support Services.

Rugby Coaches Corner: What a week of rugby for the fearsome Dragon’s rugby teams. Our girls competed not only in their final league games this week but travelled to James Bay for the yearend Jamboree. The coaches are extremely proud of the efforts of all the girls. The Boys’ rugby team also played their final games of the season at Royal Oak and demonstrated how much they have improved and learned in two really close matches. The boys will play in their yearend jamboree at St. Mike’s on Monday. If your child is interested in playing rugby outside of the school season, we encourage you to contact the Westshore Rugby Club in Langford for details on their expansive junior program. The coaches would like to say a special thanks to all the parents who helped support the program throughout the year. Until next season this is the coach saying keep your cleats on and your head’s up.  Coach Hart and Coach Federici

Monday 

Fire Drill – 9:15

Robotics after school (LEGO) 3:15 – 4:30 today

Grade 7 InSPIRE Presentations

Gr. 8 visit EMCS  (Abell and Bertucci)

Lennox, Federici, Sulzen on field trip to Victoria and Flying Squirrel

SPEAK @ 10:15 Library: Solar Cells and Alternative Energy Technologies

Track meet #2 will take place at UVic after school.

Tuesday  

Tea in the foyer at recess 

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 4:30

Grade 7 InSPIRE Presentations 

Grade 8 visit to EMCS (Abell and Bertucci)

Division 15 fundraiser selling creamsicles on 12:15-12:45 outside the kitchen at the picnic table. $2 each

Wednesday 

Subway Lunch – $3.50 per sandwich 

Student leadership @ lunch – new members welcome 

Thursday

Exploratories Today the Future Journey Dragon Exploratory Welcomes Grade Five students from Ecole Poirier (FrImm). Also, Fresh Soles exploratory students will be permanently drawing and painting on their shoes! Please give your child a permission slip for Thursday so that they can do this part of the project. There is no guarantee that the shoes will look better after this stage (this is up to the student’s drawing/painting skills). But they will have fun and have a chance to work with two artists for the entire exploratory!

Mrs. Federici and Mr. Dunbar’s classes selling freezies at lunch outside the kitchen $1 each.

Friday

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 outside the kitchen. 

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Happy Long Weekend – Victoria Day on Monday

 
 

Hello/Goodbye/Congratulations! – This week we welcomed our new full time Youth and Family Counsellor, Ms. Murielle Legacy. Ms. Legacy was working at Ecole Poirer and brings with her many years of experience working with children and families. Our current YFC, Ms. Krista Bodo has been working part time at Journey and part time at SD62 Westshore Sooke and will be now working at that site full time. We thank Ms. Bodo for the enormous amount of work she did for Journey and wish her well as she continues to service the families of Sooke. 

Thank you/Merci/Hych’ka to the parents and staff who helped out at the Spring Fling Dance on Thursday evening. Fun was had by all and we are so very impressed with our Leadership Team for organizing and running several booths at the dance. Thank you also to our local Sooke Mountain Cycle for suppling us with helmets for our Biking exploratory! Much appreciated.

Hackergal – Thanks to Ms. Dvorak and all our students who participated in Hackergal last week. Some interesting coding happening to create some unique projects. We were very proud to be one of only three schools across Canada chosen to participate in a livestreaming event.

Monday

Thai Assembly 10:30 – We’ve been hosting students from Thailand at Journey over the last several weeks and today they will share with us some of their culture at an assembly.

Rugby Practices for Girls and Boys teams after school. 

Robotics after school (LEGO) 3:15 – 4:30 today.

Tuesday  

Tea in the foyer at recess 

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 4:30 cancelled today – Ms. Dvorak has to go to the staff meeting!

Lockdown Drill – 10:30 a.m. Our Safe Schools Coordinator Jamie Adair will be at Journey today to help us practice our lockdown procedures. This is part of our the drills we practice each year. Like fire and earthquake drills, please remind your child the importance of drills.

Purchase some deliciousness and support Div. 17 – today Division 17 is having a bake sale in the foyer at lunch. If you’re in Div. 17, remember to bring your baking and for everyone else, remember your cash!

PAC Meeting Tonight at 7 p.m. in the library – We are looking for new members of the PAC for next year – Especially a President and Treasurer. If you are interested  or just want more info email the PAC at journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com.

Wednesday 

Pizza Lunch – $3.50 per slice 

Girls’ and boys’ rugby games afterschool

Thursday

Exploratories – remember all the clothing, equipment, supplies needed for your exploratory. Today the Future Journey Dragon Exploratory Welcomes Grade Five students from Saseenos Elementary.

Friday 

Rock N Roll Assembly today at 11:00. Thanks to our PAC for supporting this Artstarts Group at our school

Band Freezie Sales @ Lunch – The Band is fundraising by selling Freezies at lunch today for $1 out side the kitchen. 

Paint Night 7-9 pm – Our Band is having a Paint Night in the gym tonight to raise funds. There are no tickets at the door. https://www.paintnite.com/events/coming-soon-at-journey-middle-school-10071294

 

 
 

 Hello/Goodbye/Congratulations! – Monday Mrs. Grania Bridal, a long-standing member of our Journey Team, was awarded the position of Vice-Principal at Ecole Poirier. Mrs. Bridal has been working toward this new position; however, we were all caught a little off guard when it happened so quickly. We happy to welcome back Ms. Brenda Bertucci who was the successful applicant for Mrs. Bridal’s class and Divisions 3 & 5. Ms. Bertucci completed her practicum at Journey with Mrs. Bridal and we are pleased to welcome her back! On Friday, it was announced that we are also having to say goodbye and congratulations to Mrs. Katrina Ouellette who has been a member of our team for several years as an Educational Assistant. She also has been working toward a new position and will be moving to Millstream Elementary this week to take on the role of Youth and Family Counsellor. Their new schools are excited to have them bring their knowledge and enthusiasm to their new jobs and we thank them for making Journey a place people run to be.

Late French Immersion for next year – Unfortunately we did not have enough students/parents interested in Late French Immersion for next year’s grade six class and cannot offer the program. We will continue to have Early Immersion for grade 6-8. 

Rugby Coach’s Corner with Mr. Hart: Another week of rugby has come and gone and the villagers in Town are all whispering about ferocious Dragons roaming the coastline. Our girls’ rugby team dashed, smashed and crashed through another scrum of opponents and continued to build on our early season success. Coach Federici has been warned to drink lots of tea to keep her pipes fresh for cheering, as she is starting to lose her voice from celebrating so many tries! The girls are excited to take their blazing style of rugby to Glanford this coming Wednesday.

Trying to keep pace with the reputation of the Girls’ rugby team, our Boys’ showed why they are a gruesome crew of ruggers. Our Dragon’s hosted this past week and after going shot for shot with Glanford’s first team, they decided to open their peanut butter jar of pain and share it with Glanford’s second squad. The boys welcomed three new players this week and hope to build on our momentum next Wednesday when we travel to Royal Oak.

If your child is interested in joining the Dragon Clan for the remainder of the season, they should see Mr. Hart ASAP and pick up a waiver form. We wish both our teams luck on the rest of the season. 

Community News: Calling all kids in grades 3,4,5,6,7 Boys and girls! May 4th Pro D Day Basketball Camp 9-1pm at EMCS Gym – $20 per person   Instructor: Trevor Bligh/Register with the EMCS program office: 250-642-6371

PAC News:

Paint night at Journey – May 11th, 7pm-9pm,  there will not be tickets at the door. Buy your ticket online at:

https://www.paintnite.com/events/coming-soon-at-journey-middle-school-10071294

Help support the Journey Middle School Band who are raising funds for band trips in 2019.   Paint night gives you everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. The artist will guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. This is a non-alcohol event.

2nd annual Journey Middle School Online Facebook auction will start May 20th and end June 3rd. The PAC raises money for emergency preparedness, field trips, fun things for our kids like the new Archery Tag equipment, and so much more!  Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245149302725461/?ti=icl

Bidding starts on the 20th of May.   Items will be added every day until June 3, 2017. 

We still need auction items!! Do you have a business you would like to promote or do you have new items at home that were gifts that you were planning on re-gifting anyways? We would love to auction them off to raise money for our school! If you can donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

We are looking for new members of the PAC for next year – Especially a President and Treasurer. If you are interested  or just want more info email the PAC at journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com.

Monday

Tickets go on sale today for the final dance of the year. Our Spring Fling Dance is on Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Each ticket is $5 and are not available at the door. 

Rugby Practices for Girls and Boys teams after school. 

Robotics after school (LEGO) 3:15 – 4:30 today.

Tuesday  

Tea in the foyer at recess

Dance tickets on sale @ lunch $5 

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 4:30 today

Wednesday 

6:30 pm— Meeting for Band/String Parents in the band room at Journey.

Subway Lunch – $3.50 per sandwich 

Dance tickets on sale @ lunch $5 

Girls’ and boys’ rugby games afterschool

Thursday

Today is the last day to order a yearbook (delivered in June). Please pay $40 cash or cheque (payable to SD62) if you are interested in purchasing a yearbook. We do not order extras.

Exploratories – remember all the clothing, equipment, supplies needed for your exploratory. Today the Future Journey Dragon Exploratory Welcomes Grade Five students from Sooke Elementary.

Dance tickets on sale @ lunch $5 – no tickets at the door. 

Spring Fling Dance tonight – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Students must be in attendance at school today to be eligible to attend the dance. Thanks to our Student Leadership for organizing and hosting, to our PAC for organizing the sale of pizza and refreshments, and staff for chaperoning.

Friday

Non-Instructional Day for students. Office is open 8-3:30

 
 

Continuing to Celebrate Earth Day!

Journey BROOM BASH is underway and COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE BEING ARRANGED. DATES to be announced shortly. Please let Liz Stannard if you are interested in helping lstannard@sd62.bc.ca Classes will be able to participate in Broom Removal and Management with volunteer experts. 

Yearbook – Many students have pre-purchased their yearbook; however, there is still time if you want to have one delivered in June. April 30 is the absolute last day to pre-purchase (we don’t order extras). $40 (cash or cheque payable to SD62) in the office. A receipt will be issued to you. 

PAC News:

Paint night at Journey – May 11th, 7pm-9pm, Please buy your ticket before April 29,  there will not be tickets at the door. Buy your ticket online at:

https://www.paintnite.com/events/coming-soon-at-journey-middle-school-10071294

Help support the Journey Middle School Band who are raising funds for band trips in 2019.   Paint night gives you everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. The artist will guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. This is a non-alcohol event.

2nd annual Journey Middle School Online Facebook auction will start May 20th and end June 3rd. The PAC raises money for emergency preparedness, field trips, fun things for our kids like the new Archery Tag equipment, and so much more!  Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245149302725461/?ti=icl

Bidding starts on the 20th of May.   Items will be added every day until June 3, 2017. 

We still need auction items!! Do you have a business you would like to promote or do you have new items at home that were gifts that you were planning on re-gifting anyways? We would love to auction them off to raise money for our school! If you can donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

We are looking for new members of the PAC for next year – Especially a President and Treasurer. If you are interested  or just want more info email the PAC at journeymiddleschoolpac@gmail.com.

Monday 

Quarter 4 FAST rotation begins today. Students will move into their final rotation of the year! 

Final day to get waivers in for Exploratories. Students will be placed in another exploratory that does not require a waiver. 

Tickets available at lunch in the foyer all this week for Jumanji $5 each or $10 per Family. Come and watch the movie on the big screen in our Gym. Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. so come a little early and by your popcorn and goodie bags and enjoy. You’re welcome to come in your PJs and something soft to sit on! 

Rugby Practices for Girls and Boys teams after school. 

Robotics after school (LEGO) 3:15 – 4:30 is cancelled today. Ms. Dvorak is away facilitating a workshop in Port Alberni. They heard how good our club was and want to get one started there as well!

Calling all Hackergals NEW and EXPERIENCED – Meeting in Ms Dvorak’s Room on WEDNESDAY April 25th. Calling all Girls: Did you try HackerGals last December and loved it? Are you interested in what all the excitement is about? Are you interested in learning more about coding and game design with a cool platform? Come join the HackerGal initiative.

Tuesday  

Team and Whole School Photos today. Listen for announcements calling down the many teams and clubs we have at Journey. We will also gather for a whole school photo. 

Tea in the foyer at recess 

Student leadership meeting at lunch in Mme. Abell’s class today 

Robotics after school (EDISONS) 3:15 – 4:30 cancelled today – Ms. Dvorak is still at the Design Thinking workshop!

Wednesday 

Pizza Lunch – $3.50 per slice 

Calling all Hackergals NEW and EXPERIENCED – Meeting in Ms Dvorak’s Room on WEDNESDAY April 25th. Calling all Girls: Did you try HackerGals last December and loved it? Are you interested in what all the excitement is about? Are you interested in learning more about coding and game design with a cool platform? Come join the HackerGal initiative. 

Girls rugby game afterschool

April 25th Mandatory Meeting Regarding the Horne Lake Field Trip for Division 8 and 11

Ms. Gitzel and Ms. Dvorak are having a mandatory meeting on April 25th at 6:30 pm in the multi-purpose room regarding the Grade 7 Horne Lake Field Trip on June 13, 14 and 15, 2018. 

Thursday

Exploratories begin today! 

Friday

Movie Night – Jumanji doors open at 6:00 movie at 6:30

Freezie Sales today. Div. 13 is raising money for their classroom. $1 each outside the kitchen.