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The next few weeks in sports… January 15 – 19

  • Team lists are posted on the athletics board. New athletes, please return permission forms which you’ll get next week and pay $40 athletic fee.  Games start the week of the 22nd!
  • Scorekeepers needed for volleyball home games. See Ms. Bilous in room 160 if you’d like to learn how.
  • A reminder to Basketball players who have not returned their jerseys: please help out by giving them to the office asap.  Those teams who do not have them all in by the end of January will not get a pizza party, so get on it so we can celebrate your success!

15   Monday:

No school – Curriculum Day

16   Tuesday:

Morning Practice:  7/8 boys 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Lunch Practice:  Grade 6 boys

Afternoon Practice:  All girls, except 7/8 team 3:15 – 5:00

17   Wednesday:

Morning Practice:  7/8 boys 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Lunch Practice:  Grade 6 girls

Afternoon Practice:  7/8 girls 3:15 – 5:00

Afternoon Practice:  Grade 6 boys 3:15 – 5:00

 18   Thursday:

Morning Practice:  7/8 girls 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Lunch Practice:  Grade 6 boys

Afternoon Practice:  All girls, except 7/8 team 3:15 – 5:00

 19   Friday

Morning Practice:  7/8 girls 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Lunch Practice:  6/7 girls Comp 1 & 2

Afternoon Practice:  7/8 boys 2:00 – 3:30

Afternoon Practice:  Grade 6 boys 2:00 – 3:30

Check the athletics board DAILY for updates!

 
 

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

 
 

Happy New Year Spencer Families.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you.  I have been in the Sooke School District for several years now as a student, a teacher and for the last 13 years as a school based administrator.  Most recently I spent the past 5 and a half years working at David Cameron Elementary School as their principal.  My wife Nichola and I live in the Westshore and we have two boys who attend Dunsmuir and Royal Bay.

I have heard so many great things about Spencer and am extremely excited to be joining this team.  I will be meeting with students this week during advisory block to introduce myself and look forward to connecting with all of you as the year continues.  Please do not hesitate to connect with me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

News around Spencer:

Monday January 15th – Reminder that we have a Professional Development Day so there will be no school this day.

Popcorn Sale – Spencer PAC will be selling Kernels popcorn here at school tomorrow, January 9th, for $2 a bag.  Help support the PAC’s programs by purchasing some popcorn bags!

Bannock Sale – Several students and the Aboriginal Education Department are selling bannock from the canteen on Tuesday, January 16th.  All profits will be used to purchase drums and rattles.

‘Go Girls’ Grade 7 – this amazing, Canada-wide program is facilitated by the Big brothers, Big Sisters Club.  Currently there are 12 spaces available for grade 7 girls to join the program which takes place at lunch and during literacy and period 4 on Tuesdays.  The focus of the program is ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’.  Grade 7 girls who are interested must get an application form from Ms. Nixon or their homeroom teacher.  Contact Jen Nixon for more info jnixon@sd62.bc.ca

Spencer’s Inclusive Sensory Garden’ – The planning for  Spencer’s Inclusive Sensory Garden is still in the works and we have had some success with fundraising.  With its focus on inclusivity for all, the incorporation of indigenous perspectives, and promoting human rights,  the sensory garden project received a $2000 grant from the BC Teacher’s Foundation’s Ed May Social Responsibility Grant!  Stay tuned for requests for volunteers to come in an help with it as the project unfolds!

Do you want to play on Spencer’s volleyball teams?  Please attend the clinic on Tuesday, January 9th.  You must attend or you will not be placed on a team unless you let Ms. Bilous or Mrs. Pelletier know.  If you are in band after school, please discuss with Duey and we can usually make it work.

Any parents wishing to help with volleyball, please contact Ms. Bilous or Mrs. Pelletier asap as there is paperwork to complete for community coaches.  Thanks!

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Scott Manning

Principal, Spencer Middle School

 
 

Fundraisers

  1. Bottle Drive –Sat. Jan 13/18 at 8:30am-noon.  Group Fundraiser.  CANCELLED.

Concerts/Gigs

  1. WE CAN BEAT IT #18 – Our annual Percussion Benefit Concert.” We Can Beat It”. Where all the monies raised benefit Children and families affected by Leukemia in our local area.

WE CAN BEAT IT #18

                This showcase features ALL Percussion Ensembles grade 6, 7, 8 and Organized Khaos Percussion Ens. grade 7-12. We perform 2-4 day shows for the school on Wednesday /Thursday Feb 21/22, Evening/Matinee Concerts Friday/Saturday Feb 23/24/2018. Tickets go on sale in late January ($10). All Percussion Ensemble performers wear Black dress pants, Black shoes, Black socks then we order black “We Can Beat It” t-shirts and hats that student’s purchase for $10 each. In January 2018 we do extra Sunday rehearsals from 11-1pm (Jan 14, 21, 28. Feb 4, 11, 18.)   There will be a MANITORY Tech/Dress rehearsal on TUESDAY FEB20/18 (4-7pm) more details to come…

 MUSIC WEAR – It has been asked if we could do Spencer Music Wear. I have looked into it and we will have samples, sizes, cost etc for parents/students to try in mid –December.

Thank you Duey

 
 

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….

http://thesensorygardenexperience.weebly.com/

 
 

Parents can now do school consents at the following link.

https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

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”.

 
 

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 Supply Lists for 2016-2017 can be found at the top of this page under ‘Links’ then ‘Students.***

Notice for September 2017/18 SD#62 School Year Registration please see attached

 
 

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-Payment-Instructions

School-Cash-Online-Step-1-user-guide-create-account

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

 
 

Calendar 2017-18 – Final Revised

School Calendar 2017-18 Colour Version Final

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

At their April 25th meeting, the Board of Education confirmed the following:

·         There will be no transportation fees charged for the 2017/18 school year
·         The District will provide a total of 29 routes, which is up one from the 2016/17 school year
·         The 29 routes will provide service to approximately 3,300 riders or roughly one third of our student population based on the 2016/17 service levels
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bussing@sd62.bc.ca.

The registration form will be on the District’s website under the [Transportation tab|http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/]

Thanks,

HAROLD CULL | SECRETARY TREASURER
School District #62 (Sooke)

Link to online registration.

For questions or more information, please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca

Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s Transportation page.

(link http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@sd62.bc.ca or bussing@sd62.bc.ca