2017 Open House

The Dr. Kearney staff invites all parents and guardians to our 2017 Open House on Thursday September 28th, 6:30-7:30. We will meet in the gym at 6:30 for staff introductions.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

 

 

September At DKMS

What a busy, exciting and fun week here at Dr. Kearney! We started off the week with our new Grade 7 students, followed by two days of Spirit Week activities. Friday was our first official day of classes.

Here are the important dates for September:

Monday September 11th – Course change request forms available in TAG. Grade 8/9 students may request a course change. The form must be signed by a parent and returned to the office. Course change requests are due to the office no later than 3:15 on Friday September 15th. 

Tuesday September 12th – All DK parents are invited to the DK Parent Advisory Council Annual General Meeting. 6:30 pm in the library.

Monday September 18th – The Whitehatter (Sgt. Ret. Darren Laur) Internet safety presentation for DK students. We are looking forward to his engaging and important presentation. This presentation is for DK students. The parent presentation is 7-9 pm at Bert Bowes.

Thursday September 21st – Picture Day.

Friday September 22nd – Non-Instructional Day.

Thursday September 28thOpen House. DK parents are encouraged to attend.  6:30-7:30.

The Whitehatter – Internet Safety Presentation

INTERNET SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A CAPTIVATING PRESENTATION BY RETIRED VICTORIA RCMP SERGEANT Darren Laur

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017   7pm to 9 pm

BERT BOWES MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

For all parents, guardians and grand-parents of North East BC

Sponsored by the School District 60 Parent Advisory Council   Sd60dpac@gmail.com

Topics covered include:

  • What are chatrooms, IM’s, SMS/MMS and how to stay safer using them.
  • How to secure your social network
  • Understanding that everything you post is public, permanent, and searchable
  • Who is the internet predator and what are their tricks
  • Four steps to keep kids safe online
  • And many more insights and helpful tips…

 

 

First Week Back in September 2017

The DKMS school office will be closed from July 3 – August 27. 

Monday August 28 – School office will be open  1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday August 29 – School office will be open 9:00 – 12:00pm.

Wed. August 30 – Friday September 1 – School office will be open 9:00 – 3:00pm.

If you wish to register a student please bring the student’s birth certificate, last report card, and proof of address (BC Hydro statement, rental agreement etc…) 

Tuesday September 5 – 8:45 – 11:00 am.  Grade 7 students only. 

Wednesday  September 6 –  8:45 – 2:11.  All students attend.

Thursday September 7 – Friday September 8 –  8:45 – 3:11.

Have a great summer! See you in September.

Important Dates in June!

The end of the year is fast approaching and we have a packed schedule.

  • Thursday June 8th – Community Meeting (Students gather in their Houses and celebrate student achievements and positive contributions to our school and community)
  • Thursday June 8th – Pizza & Ice Cream Float Fundraiser
  • Monday June 12th – Positive Spirit Assembly
  • Thursday June 15th – Summer Fun Day (Classes in the morning, fun in the afternoon)
  • Friday June 23rd – Locker Clean out (All students are expected to clean out their locker and return their lock)
  • Friday June 23rd – Talent Show
  • Monday June 26th – End of the Year BBQ & Events
    • Grade 7s – Centennial Park
    • Grade 8s – DK
    • Grade 9s – Charlie Lake
  • Tuesday June 27th – 1/2 Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:58.
  • Wednesday June 28th – Grade 6 Transition Day (9:50 – 1:15) [Grade 7-9 students do not attend]
  • Thursday June 29th – Awards Ceremony & Report Cards (1/2 day)
  • Friday June 30th – Administrative Day (No students attend)

 

DKMS Open House!

All new Grade 7 students for 2017-18 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend our Open House.  Join us Monday June 12th from 6:30-7:30.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Healthy Living and Smoking Regulations

Dr. Kearney Middle School operates under the Ministry of Education policy Tobacco-Free Schools. This policy is an extension of the Tobacco Control Act, which deems any use of tobacco on school grounds at any time, to be against the law. This applies to all types of tobacco, not just cigarettes.

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to read the following letter from Assistant Superintendent Stephen Petrucci regarding this policy. Our school has also sent out this letter via our parent email list.

Healthy Living & Smoking Regulations Letter to Parents_May 8’2017

School District No. 60 and Dr. Kearney promote healthy living for all our students and appreciate your support and cooperation.

Rebecca Young Memorial Scholarship – Silent Auction Saturday May 13th

Dr. Kearney Middle School will be hosting their second annual Charity Musical Café Artisan Silent Auction this Saturday, May 13th at Whole Wheat and Honey from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. All money raised will be going towards the Rebecca Young Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to local graduating students to help in their post-secondary lives. Some of the items that are being auctioned off include beautiful homemade art pieces and wooden boxes, golf rounds, yoga classes, skin/body care baskets and gift certificates to name a few.

The scholarship was started in 2015 in memory of our dear friend and colleague Rebecca Young. Rebecca worked at Dr. Kearney from 2014-2015 and even though she was with us for a short time, she made an enormous impact on the students and her friends. Rebecca was known for her positive outlook on life and her dedication she had for her job. She was also well known for her love of music, which she incorporated regularly in her teaching and had produced her own self-titled CD. The scholarship was developed to remember Rebecca and continue spreading her love and support to students and others in the community.

The event will be hosted at Whole Wheat and Honey this Saturday and will feature items from lots of local businesses and artists. Come out and enjoy local entertainment by Jordyn Busche, Amber Busche and Emilee Aitken. Admission is by donation and there will be lots of great door prizes to win! Snacks and refreshments will be available also.

Doors open at 6:00pm with bidding going till 8:30pm. Hope to see you all there.

DK Epicure Fundraiser

Dr. Kearney Middle School will be running a fundraiser through Epicure’s Summer BBQ catalogue. It will run May 1st – May 15th. The money raised will be used for science field trips. The Epicure consultant will not be receiving any financial benefit from the fundraiser and is donating her time to help make this happen.

The school would prefer parents order online. This will save our school money, and it is easier on our environment. Here is the link to the online Fundraiser:

Online Fundraiser Catalogue

If you prefer to have a paper copy would you please email Mrs. Seanagh Strebchuk with your child’s name and that of his or her TAG teacher, and she will deliver a catalogue to your child. Her email is: sstrebchuk@prn.bc.ca.

Orders must be complete by May 15th.  For more information, please see the attached letter or contact Mrs. Strebchuk.

DrKFundraiser-EpicureLetter

FYI – NBCDES Open House

NBCDES has asked that we share information about their upcoming open house. Please see below for more information.

Open House

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Key Learning Centre
10511 – 99th Ave (between Central Elem & Bert Bowes Middle school)

This is an opportunity to see our facility and to get more detailed information about the educational programs and opportunities we offer.

In addition to general information sessions, we will have focused info sessions at the following times:
3:10 – 3:30 – Kindergarten Blended Learning
3:30 – 3:50 – Intermediate & Middle School Blended Learning
3:50 – 4:10 – Summer Learning
3:50 – 4:10 – Green Certificate Program
4:10 – 4:30 – Secondary, Continuing Ed & Grad Adult Options
4:30 – 4:50 – Alternate Programs