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DRM Weekly Bulletin - November 24

Don Ross Middle School Weekly Bulletin

Friday, November 24, 2023

Dear Eagle families,

I hope this message finds you well as we approach the end of November. As we head into the holiday season, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for the wonderful students, dedicated staff, and supportive community that make our school a special place. With the winter weather settling in, I want to emphasize the importance of dressing for the weather and safe bus travel. Please remind your children to be cautious when getting on and off the buses, especially in slippery conditions. 

We are also once again actively reminding our students about the importance of appropriate conduct in the school bathrooms. This includes using facilities responsibly, disposing of garbage in designated bins, and respecting the privacy of others. By instilling these values, we continue to contribute to a positive atmosphere for all students.

If you ever have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated staff or myself. Thank you so much once again for your partnership as we grow our young people together. 

Have a great weekend! 

Graham Jackson
Principal, Don Ross Middle School


- Please make sure your child arrives at school on time and is ready to learn each day. If they arrive late, they need to check in at the office.

Affordability Fund:
We are mindful that many families in our community struggle with the increased cost of living. We want every family to know that they are eligible for financial assistance through the Food Security Affordability Fund, no questions asked. If you require access to the affordability fund, please reach out to the office - [email protected] 

Parents Corner: 


Unfortunately, hot lunches have been canceled until the end of December.
Processing of refunds for those who have paid is underway; contact the office if you have any questions.

Counsellor’s Corner:

 “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.”- Pema Chödrön

This image reminds us that our emotions are temporary visitors, not permanent parts of our personality and character. Instead of asking the young people in your life, “How are you feeling right now?” try out, “If you were a type of weather today, what type of weather would you be?” The image of a storm cloud, a rainbow, misty rain, or a clear cold sky can often give more insight into the inner world of a teen than basic emotional descriptors. This may also welcome a conversation about how emotions come and go, just like the weather. Sunny days can turn to rain, and clouds can fade just as easily. The sky, however, always remains constant. 

Coaches Corner: 

Congratulations to our grade 7 girl's teams who played in the grade 7 district wide tournament this past Wednesday. The DRMS blue team tied for first place winning all their games, while the DRMS red team won two of their four games with convincing performances all around.

 We look forward to our next grade 7 tournament on Wednesday 24th January – a date for your calendar.

The basketball schedules will be up on the Athletics noticeboard in the gym and on the school athletics web page by the end of the week, with loads of games planned for all grades. Watch this space for more news. Go Eagles!