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This week in Spencer Sports… May 22 – 25

This week in Spencer Sports… May 22 – 25

Rugby, Badminton & Field Hockey players: Please return jerseys…team pizza party when they are all returned.

21 Monday:

Victoria Day holiday

22 Tuesday:

Track and Field:

Lunch:  shot put and discus-baseball field

Lunch:  high jump in gym

PM   3:15 – 4:30:  sprints (100m, 200m) & hurdles.

PM   3:15 – 4:30:  long distance (800m and up).

23 Wednesday:

Track and Field:

AM  7:45 – 8:45:  strength, conditioning and fitness in gym.  All athletes welcome.

Lunch:  4 x 100 relay in gym

PM   Track Meet #3 @ UVic. See schedule for events.  Dismiss 2:45 and arrange own rides.

24 Thursday:

Track and Field:

Lunch:  shot put and discus – baseball field

Lunch:   long and triple jump – sand pit

25 Friday:

Track and Field:

PM 2:00 – 3:00:  Make-up practice

Check athletics board daily for updates!


If your child is currently attending one of our feeder schools ie: David Cameron, John Stubbs(FI), Lakewood, Millstream, Ruth King, Savory or Willway, you do NOT need to register for Gr 6 on-line.  Your child will automatically be transferred to Spencer unless you let us and your current school know other wise.

To Register your child for Spencer Middle please go to:  http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

Parents can request a school change on-line on this direct link: http://changereq.sd62.bc.ca


School Bus Routes are now posted for the 2018/19 school year! Find your route/stop and make a note for when registration opens in late April!

How to register:

  • Select your route and stop – 2018/19 School Bus Routes
  • Register online with your route (Registration for the 2018/19 school year will open in late April)

Detailed registration instructions will be communicated by mid-April, so stay tuned!

Questions? Please email our SD62 Bussing


Dear Spencer Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Victoria Day weekend and took advantage of the sunshine to get outside and connect with friends and family.  Please send me a line or two if you attended the Digital Media Night for Parents last week; I hope it was a useful evening and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.  Besides the learning taking place in classrooms, this week at Spencer we also have a Gr 7 Market, a cheerleading demo from the Belmont Team, and we will start to build our classes for next year.  Please continue reading to learn more about what is happening this week in Spencer Wildcats Habitat.  I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and, as always, please don’t hesitate to connect with myself or the Vice-Principals, Mr. Smyth or Ms. Orthner, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.

 AVID 8—The deadline for applications to AVID 8 has been extended.  Please get your forms in before May 23rd.

 Premier‘s Awards for Excellence in Education Reminder: There are only four weeks left to apply for the Premier‘s Awards for Excellence in Education. These awards are intended to recognize outstanding education professionals who have made exceptional contributions to benefit their school, students and communities. You can nominate teachers, Education Assistants, office admin staff, Principal’s/Vice-Principals, and Custodians.  The deadline for nominations is June 18, 2018. For more details, please visit the webpage, or refer to the News Release. If you have questions, please email excellenceineducation@gov.bc.ca.  I would love to have some of our hardworking Spencer staff recognized for the excellent work they do every day.

Grade 8 Leaving 2017/2018 – Our Grade 8 Leaving Celebration will take place on Tuesday June 26th, 2018. It will be held at Spencer school in the gymnasium from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for a class photo to take place at 5:45 pm.  This year’s theme is Academy Awards/Oscars. Join an evening of fun!! Dancing, Photobooth, Gourmet Hot dog dinner, Raffle prizes and more!!  Tickets are $20 per student and available for purchase online at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

Angst Film Screening – Royal Bay Secondary will be hosting a FREE public screening of the film Angst on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. in theTeechamitsa Theatre. See attached poster for more info.

  • Angst is a 56-minute film that explores anxiety – its causes, effects, and what we can do about it.
  • The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.
  • Appropriate for age 11 years+ (under age 11 viewer discretion advised).
  • This is especially good timing, given that May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Noon Hour (On-Call) Supervisors Needed in SD 62 (not currently at Spencer) –

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 $22.25.   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 Israel at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca.

 Discover South Africa Tour – Ms. Clarke and Ms. Dosouto have an incredible trip planned for next spring break and they are planning to take students on an educational tour to South Africa travelling from March 18 – 30, 2019 with EF Educational Tours.  See attachment for details about this amazing opportunity.

Donations for Guatemalan Families – One of our incredible EAs, Sandy Kadar, has two daughters who are going on a volunteer trip to Guatemala this summer to provide medical attention and education for very rural families.  If you wish to donate new items for this trip, they are collecting small bottles of shampoo, soap, sidewalk chalk, feminine hygiene pads, crayons and colouring books.  Please drop unused, new items in the school office.

2018-19 School Calendar — Please note, the 2018-19 SD 62 Calendar has been revised.  Please use the revised calendar; it is on the website under Links.

Hot Dogs and Chocolate Milk Sales  — Hot Dogs and chocolate milk will be sold by Ms. Degirolamo’s grade 6 class every Tuesday at lunch until the end of the year.

Hot dogs are $2 and chocolate milk is $1.50.

 News from our PAC – for updates check out their website: http://www.spencerpac.com/

Spread the word, the Spencer PAC AGM is happening on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 in the library.

Shopping or buying gas at the Co-Op?  Please use our Co-Op Number as all revenue benefits Spencer: 47416

Thrifty’s Smile Cards are available in the school office. They are free. You simply “load” the card with any amount of money you choose right at the till and the PAC will receive 5% of the amount!


May 22nd & 24th – Dance Auditions (for next year’s grade 7 dance class) @ 3:30-5:00

May 25th – Belmont Cheerleaders Demonstration @ Lunch (gym)

May 30th – Synergy Spoken Word Poetry Showcase @ Isabelle Reader Theatre (Ms. McCarthy’s Division)

June 14th – Grade 5’s visit Spencer


June 21st – Celebration of the Arts

June 25th – Gr 8 Fieldtrip to Playland

June 26th – Grade 6 Fieldtrip to Waterslides

June 26 – Gr 8 Leaving Celebration

June 26th – Grade 7 Fieldtrip to Juan de Fuca

June 27th – Last day of Classes and Afternoon Awards Ceremony

June 28th–  Report Card pick-up @ 9 am; no classes this day

June 29th – Year-End Administrative Day


Have a fantastic week!

Best regards,

Jen Nixon

Acting Principal



Are you or your child interested in learning about our hockey academy program at Spencer?

Please join us on Monday January 29th, at 7pm in the Isabelle Reader Theatre at Spencer to hear about next year’s hockey academy program and ask any questions you may have.

Look forward to seeing you then.


Spirit Wear order window is now closed as of Monday November 27th.


2018 Seattle Trip Rehearsal Schedule
Groups: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Percussion Ensemble A, B and C.

No Band this week April 3, 2018.

Thank you,


We have started a new exciting project at Spencer and  we are accepting donations to help bring this vision to a reality.   Stay tuned for info….



Parents can now do school consents at the following link.


ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL – Phase 1 The parent page – This is where parents login to provide and/or review consents for their children.
• When using the system for the first time, parents must use the front page to request an access number (which acts as their password).
• Parents use the verification number to gain entry. From there, they can provide consent to the six activities. If your student is not listed, please make sure that the email address used is the same email address your students school has on file.
• This is meant to be a one-stop shop for parents to provide consent.
The URL for this page is https://consent.sd62.bc.ca Here are the consents that are available as this time to be collected online:
1. Freshgrade (online tool)
2. GAFE (Student Access to Google Apps for Education)
3. Media Release
4. KEV School Cash Online
5. Short (Walking) Field Trips
6. Internet Access – Available
When do the Consents expire?
• Some consents (namely GAFE, KEV, and FreshGrade) expire once a student leaves the district and/or graduates
• Some consents last one school year
• The system tracks the expiry of these consents. To renew a consent year to year (for Internet access, as an example) a parent simply reconnects to the system next school year.  The system will note that the consent has expired and will give parents an opportunity to renew their permission.
How do you sign up for these consents?
Step 1 – Add registration@sd62.bc.ca to your email contacts
Step 2 – Parents go to the link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca
Step 3 – Add your email address
Step 4 – Go to junk folder as the verification number may be sent to this folder. Make note of your SD62 email verification number
Step 5 – Add the verification number
Step 6 – Click on the Consents and choose, “I do give consent”.


School Fees are now available to pay online!

We have now loaded fees into our system and you are able to manage your students accounts from the convenience of your home.

Once you have done the student consent at https://consent.sd62.bc.ca and checked off the School Cash Online Consent you will be able to then set up your account.

Please allow 24 hours for the consent to be updated into our system before you proceed to setting up your account.

It is important to note that you do not have to pay your fees online, you can still pay by cash or cheque.  Doing the consent will allow us to track your students account and we can still process cash/cheque payments to their account.

Thank you for your patience as we implement this new system.  Please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties.



Online Payments can be completed by going to https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/