HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Important Dates
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 1-5 – Graduation Assessments
  • November 7 – Daylight Saving
  • November 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
  • November 10 – Remembrance Day Assemblies
  • November 11 – Remembrance Day (school not in session)
Message from the Principal – Ms. Laura Fulton

We are incredibly proud of the work of students and staff this fall. They continue to show resilience and enthusiasm as they dive into wonderful learning experiences! The sense of spirit and community is also strong at Belmont. Polite, kind interactions continue to be the norm at our school. Participation in our Spirit Week brought extra laughter this week as students and staff showed off their fun outfits and crazy hats!  

Please note that we will be half-way through the semester by November 18th. Parents and Guardians should be speaking regularly with their children about their progress with their schoolwork. They are also encouraged to communicate frequently with teachers about learning progress. Email addresses for teachers can be found here

Graduation Assessments

Please note the following updates regarding the upcoming Graduation Assessments next week Nov 1 – 5th:

  1. Semester 1, students enrolled in English 10, Math 10 and Career Life Connections 12 have now been scheduled for the November 2021 Graduation Assessments.
  2. These students will be informed directly by their classroom teacher of the details of their scheduled assessment date.
  3. Other students scheduled to complete their assessment(s) have been contacted via their sd62learns.org email account regarding their scheduled assessment date/time/location.
  4. In January 2022, Belmont will focus on:
    1. Gr 11 or 12 students who require Numeracy 10, Literacy 10 or Literacy 12 to complete their graduation requirements; and
    2. New: Gr 12 French Immersion students for Literacy 12 in French.
  5. Registration Deadline for the January 2022 Assessment is:
    1. 12 noon, Friday 10th Dec 2021; and
    2. Students are to email Mrs. Gunn directly at agunn@sd62.bc.ca to register.

Any questions can be directed to your student’s classroom teacher and we look forward to next week.

Student Parking

We have noticed an increase of students parking in designated staff parking. Students may only park in General spots only, and must have a student parking pass to park in our lot. Students can also park in the upper and lower Goudy lots as well as Langford Parkway overflow (gravel) parking lot.

Cars parking in unauthorized areas may be towed at owner expense as well as student vehicles who do not display a student parking pass.

Excessive speed or other unsafe driving practices, loud music, loitering around vehicle and parking in Staff, Visitor, Day Care, VIHA spots, loading/drop off zones, and Bus zone will result in suspension of parking along with other disciplinary action.

Students planning on parking in the Belmont parking lot, please register your vehicle for a parking pass at Student Parking Permit Application.

A Glimpse at this Week’s Spirit Week

Martina (from Italy) is commended on the extra effort  she put into her creation for ‘crazy hat day’, and also for embracing our beautifully wet, west coast weather!

Many thanks to our International and ELL Departments for organizing our annual pumpkin carving event! Max and Sein are focused on creating an amazing work of art!

In Geography 12, the class made composite and shield volcanoes, and then mapped their eruptions.
Everything you don’t know is something you can learn

Chemistry 11 students, Nate & Stephany identifying metal ions in a flame color lab. They now have a deeper understanding of metal compounds and will also be able to name which metals (or metal salts) are used to create the colors in fireworks!

Athletics

Congratulations to the Belmont Junior Girls Volleyball team as they head to the playoffs. The girls have been working hard since Sept. and hope to have a successful playoff run. In the 3 tournaments leadings to Citys next week, the team finished 4th at the VIU tournament, 3rd at Camosun and just this past weekend placed 2nd out of 16 teams at Mount Doug.

The team would like to thank all who have supported them and their well wishes.

10,000 Tonight Food Drive

What: Food Drive for Goldstream Food Bank

When: November 1st – 12th

Why: Goldstream Food Bank is in need!

How: Bring non-perishable foods items to reach our school goal of 10,000 items!

You can also donate $$$ online using the link below. Please use the drop down menu to select “10,000 Tonight Food Drive – Belmont Family”

https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/670/137/false/true

Thank you for your support!

School District #62 is Hiring

School District No.62 (Sooke) is in need of more Bus Drivers.  If you have a Class II B.C. Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, we are most definitely interested in hearing from you.  Please see the full job description and required qualifications on our website at www.sd62.bc.ca, click on Employment.

School District No.62 (Sooke) requires bus drivers to work on-call immediately.  If you have a Class II B.C. Driver’s Licence, with air brake endorsement, a medical certificate within the last six months and a valid First Aid Certificate, we are most interested in hearing from you!

For more information about our District, please refer to our website at http://www.sd62.bc.ca

Rate of pay:  $25.63/hr.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:

Dawn Israel

Human Resources Consultant

School District No.62 (Sooke)

3143 Jacklin Road

Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1      

dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

November’sIn the Know” Parenting Series Beyond Behaviour for parents of children 13 and up.

November Date & Time: Tuesday November 9th, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

Register:http://www.familysmart.ca/events 

Watch Now: https://youtu.be/8KPdXLTnw9M

Details: When our kids are having a hard time, or we are seeing something for the first time, we might wonder what’s going on? In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of children, what are typical behaviours, and how do we know when something more might be going on. This conversation is for all families and caregivers who feel like they are parenting in the deep end of the swimming pool or are just wondering what they can do when it feels like more. Join us for a video followed by a group discussion.

Help For the Hard Times.  These workshops are for families and caregivers whose child or youth has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or have had multiple ER visits at Victoria General, Royal Jubilee or Ledger House. The workshops cover: How to support a safety plan at home, How to take care of yourself and your family after a crisis, and How to find the resources you need.

November Dates & Times: 16, 18, 23, 25 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Information & Registration:  https://familysmart.ca/workshops/

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