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Play: A Charlie Brown Christmas – at Belmont Secondary. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the front office at Belmont, or online: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index. Tickets will also be available at the door. $10 for Adults; $5 for students.

Concert: Parents and Guardians, we would like to invite you to our upcoming concerts. The Elementary Concerts will be on Wednesday December 20th at 1:30 and 6:00 in the Middle School Gym.  The classes that will be performing will be: Mme Mardi, M. Franck, Helene, Mme Marshall, M. Button, Mme Cookson, Mme Le, Mme Crombie, Mme Karen, Mlle Watts, Mme Manon, and the elementary Choir.

Please consider bringing a cash or food donation for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Middle School Band Concert will be on Thursday December 21st at 6:00. Admission is also by donation.

Christmas Tree Sale: Are you looking for a place to get a great Christmas tree? Would you like to support a district program? Look no further! Head to Westshore Center for Learning on Old Island Highway. Westshore students are selling trees from December 1st-17th.

10,000 Tonight: Students from Belmont, Royal Bay, and Edward Milne will be going out into their communities to collect food donations for the Goldstream and Sooke Food Banks. Their collective goal is to gather AT LEAST 30,000 donations – either food or cash. Drivers are needed to take students on the routes, so if you’re able to spend an hour or so on a route -or two- head over to your local high school at 5:00 or later. Bring your driver’s license and insurance papers to sign in. Welcome these high schoolers if they come to your door. It’s really great to see them out in the community, working together towards a common goal. Thanks for any help you can give to help support our community.

Christmas Hamper Drive: Deadline December 22nd From December 11th until December 22nd we will be collecting food, hamper items, and/or cash donations.   Admission to the Elementary concerts and Middle School Band concert on December 20th and 21st is by donation. You can also bring donations to your child’s classroom. The Goldstream Food Bank will pick up your much needed and very much appreciated donations on December 22 and will help build the hampers for families in need.

Report Cards and Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA’s): Elementary students received their report cards already and grade 4 students received their FSA results either with their report card, or on December 1st. Middle School students will be receiving their report cards on Friday December 15th. Grade 7 students will receive their FSA results with their report cards. Please remember to sign your child’s report card envelope and return it to his/her teacher for the next term’s report card.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, December 14th – PAC Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the middle school foyer.  Please have your child bring their own mug.

Friday December 15th: Middle School Report Cards to home.

– PAC Meeting 1:30pm – Learning Commons

Tuesday December 19th: Return signed report card envelopes

Wednesday December 20th: Elementary Concerts at 1:30 and 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Thursday December 21st: Middle School Band Concert at 6:00 in Middle School Gym.

Friday December 22nd: Holiday Hamper pick up. Last Day of School before Winter Break.

Monday January 8th: Schools reopen

 

 
 

BrrrrAs the cold weather is here (well, cold for Victoria) please be cautious on roads and sidewalks , and dress your kids appropriately as they will be outside for lunch and recess enjoying the crisp winter air.

**Please note:  we were informed yesterday of a date change for our Kindergarten Information Night in January.  The new date will be Thursday, January 18th, 6pm, in the Learning Commons.  The calendar has been updated to show this change as well.  Please share this information with new families.

Reminder that tonight is the PAC Holiday Social at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.  Please join your PAC for some holiday cheer!

Wednesday, December 6th – PAC Holiday Social 6:30pm Learning Commons

Friday, December 8th –  PAC Hot Lunch

Thursday, December 14th – PAC Hot Chocolate and Cookies in the middle school foyer.  Please have your child bring their own mug.

Friday, December 15th

– PAC Meeting 1:30pm – Learning Commons

– PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday, December 20th – Elementary Concert 6pm

Thursday, December 21st – Middle School Band Concert 6pm

Friday, December 22nd

– last day of school (full day) before Winter Break

– PAC Hot Lunch

 
 

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During the first week of December, a wonderful John Stubbs tradition is returning for primary (K-2) students…Christmas Shopping Days. Donations are being collected until Friday, December 1st to add to the Christmas store. If you are not able to send in gently used items, you can make an on-line donation using PayPal. Please place the order as you would for a regular hot lunch order and Christmas Elves will do your shopping.  Please remember to send your child with a minimum $1 (donation) per gift. All proceeds will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank (change will not be provided). Volunteers are still needed in order to make this event a success. Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift at: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2119767/false#/invitationWhile this event is specifically for K-2 students, donations from all families are gratefully accepted and can be dropped off in the main office.

Please be reminded that the staff parking lot is for staff only, it is not to be used for drop off or pick up.  We are very concerned about the safety of all of our students and staff and would ask that you kindly comply with this school policy.  Please arrange another meeting spot with your child other than the staff parking lot.  Thank you for respecting these safety guidelines.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 29 – Girls 7/8 Basketball @ Royal Oak

Thursday, November 30th – Boys 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs

– Boys Elementary Handball Jamboree @ Royal Bay

Friday, December 1st – PAC Hot Lunch

Monday, December 4th – Please starting bringing in your used books for the used book exchange which will be at the end of January

Monday, December 4th Wednesday, December 6th – Christmas Shopping Days for K-2

Tuesday, December 5th – Stuff the bus.  Reminder that non-perishable food donations are being accepted until Tuesday morning, December 5th, in the middle school foyer

Wednesday, December 6th – PAC Meeting/Christmas Social 6:30pm Learning Commons

Friday, December 8th –  PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday, December 20th – Elementary Concert 6pm

Thursday, December 21st – Middle School Band Concert 6pm

 

 

 

 

 
 

THURSDAY NOV 23RD:

  • Early Dismissal 1150 am – busses run 3 hours earlier
  • Parent teacher interviews – as scheduled
  • Lost and Found on Display –  containers are overflowing –  all unclaimed items will be donated to charity on Fri Nov 24th

FRIDAY NOV 24th:

  • Non Instructional Day
 
 

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Stuff the Bus

On December 5th, Santa and his helpers will be coming to École John Stubbs to Stuff the Buss full of non perishables to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank.  Our students will gather in the gym to sing some Christmas carols and welcome Santa and his crew. They will then be able to see the bus full of the food items. We ask parents to please consider sending in a food item starting next week.

Dates to Remember

Thursday, November 16th
– Boys Handball game vs. Happy Valley @ Happy Valley.

Monday, November 20th
– Boys Handball game vs. Wishart @ John Stubbs Elementary School Gym.

Tuesday, November 21st
– Girls Handball game vs. Sangster @ John Stubbs Elementary School Gym
– Girls Gr. 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs
– Grizzlies Visit

Thursday, November 23rd
– Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher interviews.  School will be in session on that day until 11:50am, and buses will run on the same schedule, but 3 hours earlier.
– Boys Gr. 6/7 Basketball @ John Stubbs (3:30pm)

Friday, November 24th is a non-instructional day for Parent Teacher interviews.  School is not in session.

PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:

Please note that not all teachers will be booking their parent-teacher interviews through our online website.  If you have already heard from your child’s teacher to set up a Parent-Teacher interview directly through them, you do not need to book a time online.

If you have not heard from your child’s teacher then please register your student for Parent-Teacher interviews through the link provided below.  Registration will open on Friday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, November 22nd at noon. 

http://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com

Christmas Shopping Day: Parents of students in K-2 will be receiving a letter home next week regarding the school Christmas Shopping Day.  Donations for this event will take place at the end of the month if you wanted to put aside new and gently used family appropriate gifts.

 
 

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Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 8th – PAC Meeting at 6:30pm in the Library.

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly.  Kindergarten – Elementary Gym at 9:15am.  Grades 1-8 – Middle School Gym at 10:50am.

Monday, November 13th – School is not in session as we observe Remembrance Day.

Thursday, November 23rdEarly Dismissal for Parent Teacher interviews.  School will be in session on that day until 11:50am, and buses will run on the same schedule, but 3 hours earlier.

Friday, November 24th is a non-instructional day for Parent Teacher interviews.

PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS:

Please note that not all teachers will be booking their parent-teacher interviews through our online website.  If you have already heard from your child’s teacher to set up a Parent-Teacher interview directly through them, you do not need to book a time online.

If you have not heard from your child’s teacher then please register your student for Parent-Teacher interviews through the link provided below.  Registration will open on Friday, November 10th at 9:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, November 22nd at noon. 

http://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com

Christmas Shopping Day: Parents of students in K-2 will be receiving a letter home next week regarding the school Christmas Shopping Day.  Donations for this event will take place at the end of the month if you wanted to put aside new and gently used family appropriate gifts.

 

 
 

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Dates to remember:

Tuesday, November 7th – Picture Retake Day.

Wednesday, November 8th – PAC Meeting at 6:30pm in the Library.

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly.  Kindergarten – Elementary Gym at 9:15am.  Grades 1-8 – Middle School Gym at 10:50am.

                                         Monday, November 13th – School is not in session as we observe Remembrance Day.

Reminder that on Thursday, November 23rd it is Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher interviews.  School will be in session on that day until 11:50am, and buses will run on the same schedule, but 3 hours earlier.  Friday, November 24th is a non-instructional day for Parent Teacher interviews. Registration for Parent Teacher interviews registration will be posted on this website closer to the date, as well we will send out an email with the link attached.

PAC is selling tickets to the following Victoria Royals Hockey games:

  • November 4th
  • December 8th
  • January 13th
  • February 24th

These can be ordered through the hot lunches site https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/,

 

 
 

trick or treatChildren can wear their costumes to school on Halloween, but with the following guidelines:

-Please note that costumes should be school appropriate and masks and weapons should be left at home.

-Please check with your child’s teacher for details about any Hallowe’en Activities happening in classrooms.  If you are sending treats for your child’s class please know that we are an ALLERGY AWARE school and district.  Please DO NOT send any treats that contain peanuts or other nuts.

-Be aware that children will be in their costumes all day, so they should still be able to go outside for recess. If their costume is too fragile to wear all day and in the playground, please consider sending them in a different, more simple costume that can handle time outside in the playground and in the rain. Please also consider that if they have PE that day, they should aware a very simple costume that they can play in.

 
 

Dates to remember:

Thursday, October 26th – Lifetouch picture orders are due.

Friday, October 27th – Spirit Wear orders need to be in.  Order forms were sent home via email.  Late orders cannot be accepted as they need to be ordered to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Tuesday, November 7th – Lifetouch photo retake day.

Wednesday, November 8th – PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly.

Monday, November 13th – School is not in session as we observe Remembrance Day.

Safety Concerns:  Please be reminded that there is no student drop off or pick up in the staff parking lot.  There has been an increase of vehicles in the parking lot and this has become a safety issue.  We ask that you do not use this area.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Reminder that some student consent forms have not been completed.  Please go to the online consent portal using the email we use to send you school messages.  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca.  It is crucial that consents are given by parents or students will not be able to participate in school activities such as walking fieldtrips to Royal Roads property, computer class time and other planned activities.

 

 

 
 

happy fall

Looks like fall has finally hit!  Just a reminder that the children will be outside playing in most types of weather, as long as it is safe.  When it’s raining or snowing, please send your child to school in a weather-proof coat and shoes or boots.

-The Scholastic Book Fair (English) has been taking place all this week and will be running until tomorrow, October 19th.  Reminder that the book fair will be open tomorrow before school, at lunch, and at the beginning of the dance.

-The PAC Halloween Dance takes place tomorrow, Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Snacks will be available to purchase at the Canteen.  École John Stubbs students FREE. Adults $3, Children $2, Family’s $8.

    -The Lifetouch picture order deadline has been postponed until Thursday, October 25th.  Please have your orders in by that date.  Retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 7th.
    -Friday, October 20th is a Non Instructional Day, school is not in session.
 
 
 
 
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