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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

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

 

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.

We welcome our friends from Japan on Thursday, March 28th.

 

 Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.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:

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

 

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Japanese Friendship Exchange – Field Trip to Langford Lanes

Badminton Practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Farewell to Japanese Friends @ 10:30

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Crochet and  Chess @ lunch with Brittany

 

 

Wednesday

SPEAK presentation @ 10:15 in the library

Pizza sales @ lunch $3.50 per slice

Badminton Practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice after school (3:15-4:45)

 

Thursday

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Track & Field Practice after school 3:15-4:45

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

Apr 9 – Port Alberni Music Festival Trip

Apr 11 – Early Dismissal – Journey Open House – Shared Learning

Apr 12 – Professional Development Day – school closed

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed

 

 
 

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Sooke School District needs your assistance to help shape how we communicate with you. We want to be sure we are communicating with our parents in the best way possible, so please take a few minutes to voice your thoughts.

Complete this survey by Monday, March 18 for your chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to Indigo books. Click on the image or link below to start the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD62communications

Whether it be sharing information that helps parents support a child’s learning at home or communicating progress on a school expansion, it is important that the needs of parents and residents inform the District’s and school’s communications and public engagement efforts.

Thank you for sharing!

 
 

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

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

JOURNEY OPEN HOUSE – Please come to the Journey Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. Students please bring your parent/guardian in to show your learning and the exciting activities happening at Journey.

For our Future Journey Dragons (present Grade 5 students) please come to Journey for our Open House to see what Middle School is all about! We will have a brief parent informational meeting for parents of Grade 5 students from 7-7:30 in the gym.

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

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.

For families who are hosting a student – a brief informational meeting will be held on Tuesday March 12 at 6pm in Room 1133.

 

EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Ski Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date. All permission forms and waivers from the original Feb. 12th date will be used for March 13th.

 Students in School-Based All-Day Exploratories will report directly to their All-Day Exploratory

Teacher for morning and afternoon attendance.

 

 Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.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:

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Utopia Field Trip to Commonwealth Pool

Track and Field Practice @ lunch in gym

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Badminton Team Sign up posted outside gym

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

PAC Meeting @ 6pm in Art Room

 

 

Wednesday

No pizza or subway lunch today. Will resume after the Spring Break

EXPLO 2019 – ALL DAY EXPLORATORY!

 

Thursday

CARNAVAL – Blocks 2 & 3

Rugby Practice Boys & Girls @ lunch in gym

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

Intramural Dodge Ball Tournament Championship Game @ lunch

Journey Dodgeball Champions VS The Journey Staff – Block 5

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

SPRING BREAK BEGINS – SEE YOU IN 2 WEEKS!

 

Upcoming Dates:

Mar 28-Apr 2 – Japanese Friendship Exchange Visit

Apr 1 – School Reopens

Apr 9 – Port Alberni Music Festival Trip

Apr 11 – Early Dismissal – Journey Open House – Shared Learning 5-7, Gr. 5 Parent Information Meeting 7-7:30 in gym

Apr 12 – Professional Development Day – school closed

Apr 19 – Good Friday – school closed

Apr 22 – Easter Monday – school closed

 
 

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

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

 

BAND TRIP INFORMATION – Fees and permission form are due March 7 for Port Alberni trip— $100 for trip. Remaining fees for Whistler trip are due now.  Permission forms must be signed in order for student to participate. All forms please submit to Ms. Bjorklund.

 

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.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF A FEW MORE HOMESTAY PLACEMENTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED please contact Ms. Kelly Dvorak at kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca

 

EXPLO 2019 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Vancouver Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on this new date.

 

COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale:

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process. Points of Progress will be going home with students on or before Friday March 15th.

 

 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:

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher at Royal Bay Secondary is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

 

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 

Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

Track and Field Team Meeting in gym @ lunch

Volleyball Practice: Morning/Lunch – Girls 7/8

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

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

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

Rugby Team Meeting for Boys and Girls in gym @ lunch

 

 

Wednesday

Pizza Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per slice, $1 for juice, water, and chips

Track and Field Practice/Meeting in gym @ lunch

Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Home Game Red Team 3:45

Black Team @ John Stubbs

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

 

Thursday

Rugby Team Practice for boys and girls in gym @ lunch

BAND Port Alberni Trip – Fees and permission form due to Ms. Bjorklund today

 

Friday

Grade 8/9 HOCKEY GAME: All students will walk down to SEAPARC to watch at 9 am.

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament Semi-Finals @ lunch Friday.

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

March 13   EXPLO 2019 All day school exploratories, Ski Trip, Vancouver Trip,

Flying Squirrel/IMAX trip

March 14   Carnaval

Mar 15        Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 

 
 

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

 

Journey Spirit Wear – Available for purchase in the front office. Please see the display in the foyer for items available.

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 RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – All School-based all-day exploratories and all day field trips (Gr. 8 Ski Trip, Gr. 6/7 Vancouver Trip, Imax/Flying Squirrel) will run on Wednesday March 13.

 

COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale.

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process.

 

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 are available in the Journey office for $15.

 

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.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:

Willy Wonka Jr – Presented at Dunsmuir Middle School – Feb. 28, Mar. 1 & 2, 7pm. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 child and available in the Dunsmuir office

 Peter and the Starcatcher Sets Sail at Royal Bay Secondary is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Sooke Public Library Spring Break Activities: All free programs and do not require registration:

March 19, 6:30-7:30 – Pajama, story and stuffy sleepover

Thursday, March 21, 4:00-5:00: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 23, 1:30-2:15: SURPRISE Event

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:00: Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-4:45: LEGO Block Party

Friday, March 29, 10:30-11:00: Family Storytime

Saturday, March 30, 1:30-2:15: DIY Popsockets

 

Monday

 

NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY – On Monday February 25th grade 8 students from Div 1, 2, & 5, 6, will be making and selling cupcakes at lunch in the foyer for National Cupcake Day. The proceeds for the sales will go directly to the Victoria Humane Society to help care for animals in need. Cupcakes will be $1-2.

Volleyball Practice: Morning/Lunch – Girls 7/8

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

Boys Gr.7/8 Volleyball Game @ Selkirk Mont.

Europe Meeting –  Room #2221 @ 6pm

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

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

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

Gr. 6 Girls Volleyball game @ Glanford

 

Wednesday

 

PINK SHIRT DAY!! – wear your pink shirt in support of spreading kindness!

 

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

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After School –  Girls 7/8

 Subway Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per sandwich, $1 for juice, water, and chips

Gr. 7/8 Girls Volleyball Game

Red Team @ John Stubbs

Black Team @ HOME

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

 

 

Thursday

 

Friday

Culture Club @ lunch

 

Upcoming Dates:

February 28 – Term 2 complete

Mar 13 – All Day Exploratory

Mar 15 – Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 

 
 

School Info:

 

JOURNEY WEAR ON SALE ALL WEEK! PLEASE DROP BY THE OFFICE AT LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE JOURNEY HOODIES, T-SHIRTS OR OTHER ITEMS!

 

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 has been postponed due to the weather last week. Journey staff are busy rescheduling field trips. We will announce the new date for EXPLO 2019 at the end of the week. Thank-you for your patience.

 

 COMMUNICATING STUDENT PROGRESS A reminder to all families that SD 62 and Journey Middle School is participating in a Pilot Project on Communicating Student Learning. Your child’s teacher will have informed you about how they will be communicating student learning. Many teachers will shift from traditional letter grades to a proficiency scale:

We are aware that change can be confusing and difficult for all involved. Please know that the shift in how we communicate student learning is supported by research and best practice.  As a staff we have been learning and planning to ensure we are providing informative and meaningful ways to communicate student learning. We appreciate your understanding and support during this important process.

 

Island Health – Information for Students and Families 

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.

Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about measles and MMR vaccine, please visit healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.

 

 DISTRICT DAY WITH THE VICTORIA ROYALSOur 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 are available in the Journey office for $15.

 

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:

Peter and the Starcatcher Sets Sail at Royal Bay Secondary

 

 Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.

 

Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets:

$12.50 for adults

$10.50 for students/seniors

$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni

 

We are offering a special Starcatcher Ticket Bundle to all SD62 students, staff, and families. Buy any 4 tickets for $30. Offer has now been extended until Wednesday February 20th! 

 

Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377

 

Monday

 

FAMILY DAY – No School

 

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Crochet @ lunch with Brittany

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

Lunch – Gr. 7/8 Boys

Go Girls 12:45-2 in Multipurpose Room

 

Wednesday

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

Lunch – Gr. 6 Girls

After School –  Girls 7/8

 Pizza Sales @ Lunch $3.50 per slice (pepperoni, cheese, ham & pineapple) $1 for juice, water, and chips

 

Thursday

SPEAK Presentation: CPR Presentation

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

Culture Club @ lunch

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament @ lunch

 Fire Drill @ 1pm

 

 Upcoming Dates:

February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

Mar 15 – Report Cards Go Home

Last Day before Spring Break

 
 

School is open today!

Our regular exploratory program occurs tomorrow afternoon. Students, please remember to bring all supplies and materials for exploratory tomorrow. Any students in Mountain Biking, the ride will not occur tomorrow due to the weather. Bikes are not required tomorrow and an alternate activity will be organized.

Bus 12 from Port Renfrew is cancelled. There will be bus service to students from Woodhaven into Sooke. The bus will try to get out to Jordan River if the road is safe. 

All other bus routes will be running. There may be some delays due to conditions. Drivers will use their discretion if they feel part of a route may be too icy, they will avoid it.

 

 
 

Due to icy and snowy conditions on many of the roads in our communities, all Sooke School District schools and offices will be CLOSED today.

PAC meeting scheduled for Wednesday 6-7pm will be cancelled and rescheduled to a later date.

 
 

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.