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Staffing Update for 2019-2020 School year continued . . . We welcome Michaeline Yarchuk to our counselling staff and say thank you and goodbye to Ms. Campbell who will be staying in the community of Sooke in some of our local elementary schools. Also new to our school will be Mr. Nathan Gates who will be teaching grade 7.

Congratulations to all our families who proudly watched their child(ren) cross the stage at the EMCS graduation ceremony on Saturday. We too our proud of our former students and wish them well as they move on to their next adventure!

“Momma Mia” EMCS and Journey Musical Theater present “Momma Mia” June 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm and June 8 at 2 pm. All shows are at EMCS. The $12 Tickets are available at Journey, EMCS and Shopper’s.

Monday

Floor Hockey – 5th Place (Flames) vs. 6th Place (Maple Leafs) @ lunch

Div. 8 $2 Creamsicle sale at lunch outside Kitchen

Track & Field practice after school (3:15 – 4:45), students will be jogging over to the Sooke Soccer field and back

Mamma Mia dress rehearsal Monday at EMCS till 7 pm.

Tuesday – Twonie Tuesday (please bring a twonie for the Food Bank)

Tea @ recess in foyer – bring your own cup

Floor Hockey – Bronze Game (3rd vs. 4th) @ lunch

Div. 17 @ firepit 1 p.m.

EMCS Grad Walk Through 2-2:15 (Journey Students line the neighbourhood centres and clap and cheer on our former students

PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome

Wednesday

Lunch – Subway $3.50 per sandwich (munch cards $20 in office – good for next year too)

Garbage Divs. 17 & 18 help keep Journey clean!

SK8 Park @ lunch for students with permission forms

Floor Hockey – Bronze Game (3rd vs. 4th) @ lunch

Div. 17 @ Firepit 1 p.m.

EMCS Grad Walk Through 2-2:15 (Journey Students line the neighbourhood centres and clap and cheer on our former students

Thursday

Last Exploratory for the year!

Freeze Sales Div. 14 @ lunch $1 each

Mama Mia School Performance- pre-registered classes are off to watch the EMCS/Journey production today! Hoping all of our performers, “Break a Leg”!

Friday

Grade 8 permission forms for Playland due today

Floor Hockey – Championship Game (1st vs. 2nd) @ lunch

Floor Hockey- 4th block: Golden Ticket Game: Grade 8 All Stars vs. Journey Staff Stars

EMCS Class Visits: Barnes & Abell

8:45 am Meet in foyer, paper attendance and load for a 9:00 am arrival at EMCS

12:00 Noon load bus for return to Journey

School Info:

Band – There has been a change in how the District is staffing our Band Program next year. Band students will now be part of the FAST rotation fulltime. For the last six years we have had the Band come out for one block of FAST and a mutually agreed upon block at another time. Next year, students will have the opportunity to go to Band three times per week; however, they will NOT be able to schedule: Foods; Wood; Music; Drama; Technology or Art. This is a significant change in scheduling and students/families need to know that they will be required to stay in Band for the school year if they choose Band. To recap – Band will continue at Journey, but students in Band will not be in the FAST rotation as it was scheduled this year.

Social Media – please remind your child to be respectful and safe when using their electronic devices. We have had a surge in students reporting mean and bullying behaviour and we need your support to help young minds navigate this form of communication. Several classes have “no phone policies” in place and the topic of a “no phone/electronic devices for the school” is on the agenda for the next PAC meeting.

 

 

 

 

Community Info:

One of the local Scout groups is having a paint night fundraiser at the Community Hall and would love you to attend. Please see the link below to this fun event.

https://www.yaymaker.com/ca/bc/sooke/29694/events/sooke-community-hall/july-06/37th-milnes-landing-scout-group-fundraiser-10164178?fbclid=IwAR3XLqZnUFhctXa1VCExWoRka-pmd0lzqCeGfQfyksdlJ2ME0pY-hbrCmO8

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Staffing Update for 2019-2020 School year – Journey will have some changes to our staff for the upcoming year. What we know so far: Ms. Millen, who is our Vice-Principal, and Principal for six months, is pleased to be moving to one of our SPEDLA (Student Support) positions.  Journey welcomes Ms. K. Abell, currently grade 8 teacher and acting VP for six months, to her new position as Vice-Principal for 2019-20.  We welcome Mr. J. Shorey and Ms. J. Crow to the SPEDLA team as well. We are thankful for the time and expertise Ms. Murphy, Mr. Hart and Mr. Pelley have spent in that position and wish them well in their new schools. We also are saying Merci and Goodbye to Ms. Birtwistle who joined us this year teaching grade 8, and Ms. Campbell, our school counsellor, who will be working at different schools in our District next year. New to our school in French Immersion is Ms. S. Munro. Staffing is not yet complete and we will keep you updated over the next several weeks.

Band – There has been a change in how the District is staffing our Band Program next year. Band students will now be part of the FAST rotation fulltime. For the last six years we have had the Band come out for one block of FAST and a mutually agreed upon block at another time. Next year, students will have the opportunity to go to Band three times per week; however, they will NOT be able to schedule: Foods; Wood; Music; Drama; or Art. This is a significant change in scheduling and students/families need to know that they will be required to stay in Band for the school year if they choose Band. To recap – Band will continue at Journey, but students in Band will not be in the FAST rotation.

Social Media – please remind your child to be respectful and safe when using their electronic devices. We have had a surge in students reporting mean and bullying behaviour and we need your support to help young minds navigate this form of communication. Several classes have “no phone policies” in place and the topic of a “no phone/electronic devices for the school” is on the agenda for the next PAC Meeting.

Ball Gloves? – Thank you for the donations so far! We are still collecting donations of ball gloves for our PE program. All donations gratefully accepted.

“Momma Mia” EMCS and Journey Musical Theater present “Momma Mia” June 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm and June 8 at 2 pm. All shows are at EMCS. The $12 Tickets are available at Journey, EMCS and Shopper’s.

Monday

Track and Field Meet at UVic – students excused at 2:25

Tuesday

Tea @ recess in foyer – bring your own cup

Floor Hockey – Whalers vs. Islanders @ lunch

Ms. Fish/Ms. Snarr’s class selling Freezies $1 each @ lunch outside Kitchen

Divs. 12 & 15 off to the IMAX today

Wednesday

Lunch – Pizza $3 per slice (munch cards $20 in office – good for next year too)

Garbage Divs. 15 & 16 help keep Journey clean!

SK8 Park @ lunch for students with permission forms

Track & Field practice @ lunch

Thursday

Welcome Future Journey Dragons from Saseenos this afternoon

Freeze Sales Div. 14 @ lunch $1 each

Dress Rehearsal for Mama Mia – afterschool – 7 ish

Friday

EMCS Transition visits – Mme. Croft & Mr. Donegani EMCS 9-12 Meet in foyer at 8:45 after attendance

Floor Hockey – Dragons vs. Oilers @ lunch

Chocolate Sales – Grade 8 students selling chocolates for Playland need to hand in all money today.

 

 

Community Info:

One of the local Scout groups is having a paint night fundraiser at the Community Hall and would love you to attend. Please see the link below to this fun event.

https://www.yaymaker.com/ca/bc/sooke/29694/events/sooke-community-hall/july-06/37th-milnes-landing-scout-group-fundraiser-10164178?fbclid=IwAR3XLqZnUFhctXa1VCExWoRka-pmd0lzqCeGfQfyksdlJ2ME0pY-hbrCmO8

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Ball Gloves? – Fastball season is well underway at Journey and we are looking for donations of ball gloves for our PE program. All donations gratefully accepted

“Momma Mia” EMCS and Journey Musical Theater present “Momma Mia” June 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm and June 8 at 2 pm. All shows are at EMCS. The $12 Tickets are available at Journey, EMCS and Shopper’s.

Community Info:

One of the local Scout groups is having a paint night fundraiser at the Community Hall and would love you to attend. Please see the link below to this fun event.

https://www.yaymaker.com/ca/bc/sooke/29694/events/sooke-community-hall/july-06/37th-milnes-landing-scout-group-fundraiser-10164178?fbclid=IwAR3XLqZnUFhctXa1VCExWoRka-pmd0lzqCeGfQfyksdlJ2ME0pY-hbrCmO8

Monday – Happy 200th Queen Victoria and thanks for the holiday

Tuesday

Tea @ recess in foyer – bring your own cup

Wednesday

Lunch – Burgers $3 each

Garbage Divs. 13 & 14 help keep Journey clean!

SK8 Park @ lunch for students with permission forms

Track & Field Meet at UVic – Students excused at 2:30

Thursday

Welcome Future Journey Dragons from Poirier this afternoon

Freeze Sales Div. 14 @ lunch $1 each

Friday

Pit Cook-today we welcome Crystal View Elementary Grade 4/5 to share our knowledge of the tradtion of Pit Cook at Journey

Intramural Ball Hockey @ Lunch – semi finals

EMCS Transition visitis – Ms. Nadeau & Ms. Birtwistle EMCS 9-12 Meet in foyer at 8:45 after attendance

 

 

 

 

 
 

Volunteers needed – Our public health nurses will be at Journey on Wednesday morning to immunize our grade six students. Parent volunteers are needed to help guide students to and from the nurses. Please contact Sandy at shull@sd62.bc.ca or 250-642-5881 if you could help us for three hours on May 15.

“Momma Mia” EMCS and Journey Musical Theater present “Momma Mia” June 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm and June 8 at 2 pm. All shows are at EMCS. The $12 Tickets are available at Journey, EMCS and Shopper’s.

Thank you to the parents who attended the Parent Information Session on Vaping last week and Parenting in the Digital Age the week before.  The presentations were informative, but there is still a lot of information parents need to know and share with their children about the health effects on our young children.

Monday

Track & Field Meet at UVic – Students excused at 2:30

Tuesday

Tea @ recess in foyer – bring your own cup

Boys’ Rugby Jamboree after school

Intramural Ball Hockey at lunch Maple Leafs VS S=Whalers

Wednesday

Lunch – Subway $3.50 per sandwich

Immunizations – gr.6 & some 7s (multi-purpose room all morning)

Garbage Divs. 11 & 12 help keep Journey clean!

Pit Cook Grade 7 Students (see previous info from Kara and Shannon) Back field all day

Mme. Croft – Field Trip

Track & Field practice @ lunch

Girls’ 6/7 Rugby Team JAMBOREE afterschool

Thursday

Welcome Future Journey Dragons from Poirier this afternoon

Freeze Sales Div. 14 @ lunch $1 each

Track & Field practice after school (3:15 – 4:45), students will be jogging over to the Sooke Soccer field and back.

Boys’ 7/8 Rugby Team Jamboree afterschool

Ms. Kelly Dvorak and Ms.  Johnston are getting ready to start planning our JOURNEY to JAPAN trip 2020.  This trip is open to students who are in grade 7, 8, & 9 during  the 2019/2020 school year, and first priority is given to students who have already hosted a Japanese student.  If you are interested in having your child go on this trip or even if you would like more information, we are hosting our first parent & child informational meeting for  JOURNEY to JAPAN 2020 on MAY tonight at 6 pm. Journey to Japan is a 10 day trip to Tokyo (3 days) and Natori (5 days)  with a homestay family for a cultural exchange.  At that time we will have the estimated price, dates and proposed itinerary for our trip, sign up will be available for families that want to either start a payment plan or pay out right. PLEASE RSVP  this email (kdvorak@sd62.bc.ca) if you are interested in the trip.  Only those people who email me will continue to receive these group emails.

Friday

Intramural Ball Hockey @ Lunch – Flames vs. Dragons

Mr. Sulzen & Ms. Lennox transition visits to EMCS 8:45-12

Happy Long Weekend!

 

 

 

 
 

Vaping is becoming an epidemic among teens and SD62 is no exception. Learn about vaping, the popularity of high nicotine vape juice, health risks, how to talk to your kids, cannabis use and legal information about vaping and cannabis possession in youth. Speakers:

 

  • Island Health Representative
  • Dave Hepburn, national specialist on cannabis research
  • RCMP Constable Don McIntosh

 

Let’s come together as a community by educating ourselves and our teens. Get the facts.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Royal Bay Secondary School

 
 

Information for the online Parent Satisfaction Surveys for all parents/guardians of grade 7 students have been sent home.  Please take a few minutes of your time to fill it out.  If for some reason yours did not make it home, please call the office 250-642-5881 for another personalized access number.

Monday

Music Monday. Today we celebrate the importance of music in our schools with a presentation from Acapella Time Machine, and with some of our Band students playing in the community.

Badminton Tournament @ SMUS afterschool. Students are responsible for arranging their own rides to and from the event.   

Track & Field at lunch – come out prepared with appropriate clothing

Tuesday

Thai Cultural Presentation – today we say goodbye to our international students from Thailand

Tea in foyer at recess

Game 4 Ball Hockey @ lunch 

Skatepark @ lunch

Frozen Treats on sale by Div. 16 @ lunch

Get the Facts About Vaping – Info Evening @ Royal Bay Secondary 6:30-8:30

Wednesday

Pizza @ lunch $3.50 per sandwich (chips and juice boxes available too)

Garbage Pick-up Divs. 9 & 10

Boys 6/7 Rugby Game @ Glanford

Jamboree for girls’ rugby all day (with parent/teacher permission)

Girls’ rugby games at UVic

Skatepark @ lunch

Club, Team, class and whole school photos today – listen for announcements throughout the day

Thursday

Track & Field Meet @ UVIC

Boys 7/8 Rugby Game @ Glanford

Freezies for sale @ lunch by Div. 14 $1 each 

Future Journey Dragons – Today we welcome students from Sooke Elementary

Friday

Professional Development Day – school not in session for students.

 

 

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.

Monday

Track & Field practice @ lunch

Badminton @ lunch

Rugby Practice after school 

Badminton – Gr.6 Tournament SMUS

Tuesday

Game 2 Intramural Ball Hockey @ lunch

Rugby Practice @ lunch

Skatepark @ lunch

Badminton Team: Gr.7 Tournament SMUS

Horne Lake Meeting tonight for all Parents/Guardians in Ms. Dvorak, Ms. Federici and Ms. Gitzel’s classes are requested to attend meeting at 6:30 pm in the Multi-purpose room.

Parenting in the digital age tonight @ 6pm-8pm Edward Milne Community School Theatre – REGISTRATION LINK CAN BE FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES FACEBOOK 250-478-8357

Wednesday

Subway @ lunch $3.50 per sandwich (chips and juice boxes available too)

Girls’ 6/7 Rugby @ Lansdowne

Boys’ Rugby game @ Royal Oak

Game 2 Intramural Ball Hockey @ lunch

Badminton Gr.8 Tournament SMUS

Track & Field @ lunch

Band rehearsal for grades 6, 7 and 8 bands—12:10–1:15

Skatepark @ lunch

Friday

Intramural Ball Hockey Tournament – Game 3 @ lunch

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

Buses 14, 5 and 16 are delayed because of reported  power lines down near Stickleback Restaurant.  Students are safe at school and will proceed once the buses can access the highway.

 
 

Exploratory – fees and waivers are overdue. Please send in asap to ensure a spot in your exploratory.

 Do you want to do learn more about Parenting in the Digital Age? APRIL 30th 6pm-8pm at Edward Milne Community School Theatre – Sara Radford (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) and Mia Golden (Crime Reduction and Exploitation Prevention). Please register early to ensure seating. Last one filled up quickly. REGISTRATION LINK CAN BE FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE or 250-478-8357

Monday – Easter Monday

Tuesday

Tea in the foyer @ recess

Thai Students continue their learning at Journey and we’re learning from their culture

Rugby Practice @ lunch (rain or shine)

Wednesday

Hamburgers @ lunch $3.00 each

Administrative Assistant Day – Thank you Gina and Sandy!

Track & Field Practice @ lunch

Badminton @ lunch

Girls’ Rugby Game @ John Stubbs afterschool

Thanks to Divisions 5 & 6 for keeping our school clean

Boys’ 6/7 Rugby game @ home- come out and cheer them on!

Thursday

Term 3 Exploratories Begin. Remember to wear the appropriate clothing, bring the gear needed (ie: mountain bikes) and have fun!

Track & Field practice after school – we are fielding our largest team ever and there is still time to come out and join

Whistler Band Trip – Our Band students and teachers head off today to compete. They hit all the right notes at Port Alberni last week and now they’re heading to the mainland.

Boys’ 7/8 Rugby Game @ Lansdowne

Friday

RESCHEDULED SPORTS DAY – It takes a lot of rain to shut down an event at Journey and last Thursday proved too much after our Terry Fox Run (still time to send in donations this week) so we’re going to all head out today (rain or shine).

Intramural Ball Hockey Tournament Game 1 @ lunch

Culture Club @ lunch

Sooke Dance Studio Performance 1:10pm.

Whistler Band students continue to compete!

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!

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.

 

 

 
 

Grade 7 Horne Lake Field Trip            

Who: Three Grade 7 classes. Ms. Dvorak, Ms. Federici and Ms. Gitzel/Ms. Schnarr students will have an opportunity to participate in an Outdoor Adventure Camp a Horne Lake Provincial Park.

When: June 12, 13 and 14, 2019.

Where: Horne Lake Parent/Guardian Meeting: Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm Journey in the Multipurpose room. In accordance with School Board Policy, parents and guardians must have a face-to face meeting with teachers to discuss the safety details of a moderate risk overnight field trip. We are looking forward to meeting with you soon.

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS JOURNEY BAND – The Journey Band travelled to Port Alberni on Wednesday April 10 and have earned an opportunity to perform at Nationals.

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

 Bus Registration Opened April 12 – see info below

Thank you to all the families who came out to our Celebration of Learning Open House on Thursday Evening.

Monday

Welcome to our Thai Students – visiting and learning at Journey until the end of April

Badminton Practice @ lunch in gym

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

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

Tuesday

Tea in foyer @ recess

Robotics Team @ Provincials – Go Dragons, Go!

Rugby Team (Boys and Girls) practice @ lunch

Crochet and  Chess @ lunch with Brittany

Badminton Game @ home

 

PAC mtg @ 6:00

Wednesday

Pizza @ lunch $3.50 per slice

Track & Field Practice @ lunch on the soccer field

Robotics @ Provincials in Abbotsford

Girls Rugby Game @ James Bay McDonald Park 3:30

Boys 6/7 Rugby Game @ Bayside

Thursday

Fox Fest/Spring Sports Day – Celebrate the memory of Terry Fox and keep his dream alive. Donations will be accepted all week. Students will be walking/running in the neighbourhood around Journey in the morning for the run and participating in various sporting events in the afternoon.

Div 12 to SEAPARC for Swimming

Boys 7/8 Rugby Game @ Central

Friday

Good Friday – No School 

School Info:

Bus Registration Opened April 12 –School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year beginning in September. Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register asap. As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is free for families.

Register here – Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

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:

Parenting in the digital age APRIL 30th 6pm-8pm

Edward Milne Community School Theatre – Sara Radford (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) and Mia Golden (Crime Reduction and Exploitation Prevention)   Please register early to ensure seating. Last one filled up quickly. REGISTRATION LINK CAN BE FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CENTRE FAMILY SERVICES FACEBOOK PAGE Pacific Centre 200-324 Goldstream Ave 250-478-8357

Upcoming Dates:

April 22 Easter Monday – no school

       April 24 Girls Rugby Game @ John Stubbs

Boys 6/7 Game @ home

 

April 25 Term 3 Exploratories Begin, Boys 7/8 Rugby Game @ Lansdowne

April 26 Sooke Dance Studio Performance

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.