Happy Wednesday! Lots happening this week at Ecole John Stubbs…
- Scholastic Book Fair is still on after school today and before the PAC dance tomorrow evening, come on in and support your PAC and buy some books.
- We believe children need fresh air, therefore recess and lunch will be spent outside rain or shine. Please dress your kids appropriately for the fall weather.
- Noon Hour Supervision Assistant – These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate or willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $21.54. If you think you might be interested in applying, please complete a non-teaching application form which you can obtain from the school district website at www.sd62.bc.ca and forward it to Dawn Coughlin at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, email@example.com.
- If you need to sign you child out early, please come in to the office to sign them out. It is important that we follow district procedure with sign outs so that we know where your child is in case of an emergency. It is not necessary that you call the office to let us know you will be picking them up, we will just call your child down when you come in to sign them out.
- We have an Art Start Grant Program happening with all students at Ecole John Stubbs. Please take a look at the Instructors Instagram link (Renee Sala). The Instagram is focused on the projects, no pictures of our students have been taken. Our wonderful PAC is helping with this creative project. craftyvictoria
Thursday, October 20th – Our district is taking part in The Great British Columbia Shake Out tomorrow morning at 10:20. The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”
PAC Halloween Dance, 6:30-8pm Middle School Gym. Please see prior post for costs.
Friday, October 21st – Professional Development Day, school is not in session, staff will not be in the building.
Wednesday, November 2nd – Photo Retake Day. If your child needs retakes please have them come to the office to pick up a retake form.
SD62 bus registration closure, refunds and passes
Please read the following email about the SD62 school bus carefully as it regards:
- Registration closure
Registration for this 2016/2017 school year closes on Monday, October 17 at 9 p.m.
Due to a very high volume of riders, our buses are at or are nearing their capacities. All registration must be completed online. Please don’t wait until the very last minute to register! All registrations will be placed on a wait list. Link to online registration.
Those who registered outside of the registration window last spring are wait listed and may be asked to move to a different bus if the bus they currently ride is full. Riders not registered will not be allowed on the bus.
Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31.
Our Finance Department has processed more than 1000 refunds, but they still have nearly 1000 more to complete. The system was not designed to handle so many refunds at once, so there are daily limits to what we can put through for refunds. As a result, you may receive more than one refund. Please continue to check your credit card and bank statements for refund notification. Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31. You will receive your refund via the same method you paid, so by credit card or e-cheque.
Bus Passes – Middle and Secondary students only
Students must present their passes each time they load a bus.
Permanent bus passes will be issued to registered riders over the next few weeks. Until then, please continue to use the temporary bus passes assigned. Drivers will be diligent in checking for these.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding. It has been a learning experience for us all!
For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sooke School District
Friday, October 14th –
PAC Hot Lunch
Monday, October 17th – 21st –
Scholastic Book Fair – English. The fair will be held in room 1141 and the hours are as follows:
- before school (between 8am-9am)
- at lunch (11:45-1:00)
- after school until 4:30pm.
We will also be open before the family dance on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 – 6:45pm.
Thursday, October 20th –
PAC Family Dance. Time T.B.A.
Friday, October 21st – Professional Development Day – School is not in session.
Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock, ride to our school today at approximately 2:25pm. The children will line up inside the fence on the top field to welcome them. Our school has raised $603.10 for this amazing cost….way to go Ecole John Stubbs! We ask that parents try not to park on Zealous Cres. during this time as the kids won’t be able to see the riders over the cars
Elementary Cross Country Meet at JDF after school today. Children will need permission slips handed in in order to participate. Children will either walk down to JDF with their team after school or go with their parents/after school care. Pick up at JDF by 4pm.
And finally on this busy, nutty Wednesday, there is a PAC meeting at 6:45pm in the Library.
Friday, October 7th –
Wear your Ecole John Stubbs Spirit Wear to celebrate our great school!
Monday, October 10th –
Thanksgiving Day, school is not is session.
What a great week this has been with the sunny weather! Lets hope this weather continues. Lots happening in the next 2 weeks so mark your calendars.
Wednesday, September 28th–
Elementary Cross Country Meet at JDF after school today. Children will need permission slips handed in in order to participate. Children will either walk down to JDF with their team after school or go with their parents/after school care. Pick up at JDF by 4pm. GO JAGUARS!
Thursday, September 29th –
Photo Day! Dress pretty.
Friday, September 30th –
Orange shirt day, if you have any orange please wear it in support of “Every Child Matters”.
PAC hot lunch.
Wednesday, October 6th –
Cops for Cancer rides to John Stubbs at 2:25pm! Please feel free to come by to show your support.
Elementary Cross Country Meet at JDF after school today. Children will need permission slips handed in, in order to participate. Children will either walk down to JDF with their team after school or go with their parents/after school care. Pick up at JDF by 4pm. GO JAGUARS!
Friday, October 7th –
PAC Hot lunch.
Lots happening this week so mark your calendar!
Elementary Cross Country practice is underway at recess on the top field. Practice is Tuesday and Thursday, this week and next week. Cross Country Permission slips were handed out at recess today but if your child did not get one just have them come to the office where there will be extras.
Wednesday evening, September 21st is Meet the Teacher night at 6pm in your child’s classroom, and then at 6:30 there will be an assembly in the Middle School gym.
Thursday, September 22nd at 2pm in our Middle School gym, come out and cheer on 2016 Tour de Rock Team Member Andree Noye as she shaves her head in support of pediatric cancer research and support programs. We have had many children generously donating to this amazing cause in the last 2 weeks and if your child is able to contribute, any donation amount is appreciated.
PAC is selling tickets for the Victoria Royals Season Opener games on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. Tickets are $15 each. PAC will also be running the Chuck-a-puck at the September 24th game. Come out and support great local hockey and your EJSMS PAC. Tickets can be purchased from the main office, canteen or ordered online through the hot lunches site.
Cross Country is starting up again!
Cross country practice for Grades 1-5 will begin on Tuesday, September 20 and take place on Tuesday and Thursday until Tuesday, October 5th at first recess on the top field.
The races will take place at JDF On Wednesday, September 28th and Wednesday, October 5th. Students will walk down to JDF after school on those days with the coaches (unless parents are wanting to take their children down themselves) and parent pick up will be at JDF no later than 4pm.
Permission forms will come home next week.
Congratulations! You and your children have survived the first week, it only gets easier from here on in! As your children have probably told you, we successfully moved the students to their new classrooms this morning in record time, thank you to your students for helping with this transition. Please remember last years teachers carefully placed students in their present classroom, they will make new friends and have a great year!
- – Our Military Liason officer, LS Andree Noye (Military Police at CFB Esquimalt, DARE and WITS/LEADS instructor for John Stubbs) is shaving her head on Thursday, September 22nd, as she is one of the police officers riding in this years Cops for Cancer. This will take place in our middle school gym at 2pm. We are hoping that everyone can make a small donation to LS Noye as she takes on this amazing journey.
– Reminder that our first Professional Day will be on Monday, September 19th. School will not be in session.
There will be a ‘gradual entry’ for Kindergarten students so that children have time to become accustomed to their new school life. Letters regarding gradual entry have been mailed to parents who have registered their child. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
Elementary School Students (grade 1 to 5):
Students begin the school year with their last year’s teacher and classroom. Students will stay with their previous teacher until the School Board announces that we can move students to their new teacher and classroom. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
When the warning bell rings at 8:40 on the first day, students should line up in their old classroom line.
New Elementary School Students:
The warning bell will ring at 8:40. At this time, all new students will go to the Elementary School gym. Once there, students will be brought to their temporary classroom, where they will stay until the School Board announces that we can move the students to their new classroom and teacher. All effort is made for this to be done as quickly as possible.
Middle School Students: (new and returning):
When the warning bell rings at 8:40, all middle school students should go to the Middle School gym. Once there, students should look for their name on the posted class lists and then go stand with their new teacher. There will be a short assembly before students move on to their new classrooms.
School Supplies – When do we bring them to school?
Grades 1, 2 and 3
Students should only bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. If families have ordered school supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding supplies. If you have not, please bring all supplies on Monday September 12th.
Grades 4 & 5
For students in grades 4 and 5, school supplies have been purchased in bulk and will be shared collectively amongst students. These supplies will be set up by teaching staff in the classrooms. Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first week. For families who did not purchase the group supplies before the July deadline, opportunity to participate will be provided in September.
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Students should bring their pencil case and lunch kit for first two days or until their teachers direct them when to bring in their full supplies. If they have ordered their supplies online, Staples will be contacting families directly regarding these supplies.
**Please note for supplies for grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 if you have not yet ordered your school supplies on line through Staples, this service is no longer available. The school supply lists are on our website or at Staples.