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Mon, Jan 14 – Boys gr 6 and Boys gr 7 volleyball practice, 3:30-5:00.
**Please get in your player’s package ASAP if you are playing your first sport this year. Once you do, go see Mr. Lidstone for a t shirt**

Tues, Jan 15 – Girls blue and gold volleyball practice 3:30-4:30.
Tues, Jan 15 – All athletic leadership students meet at literacy in the theater, with your teacher’s permission.

Wed, Jan 16 – Boys gr 6 and Boys gr 7 volleyball practice at lunch.
Wed, Jan 16 – Girls gr 8 volleyball practice, 3:30-4:30
Wed, Jan 16 – Boys 7 /8 volleyball practice, 3:30-4:30.

Thurs, Jan 17 – Girls blue and gold volleyball practice, at lunch.

Fri, Jan 18 – Girls gr 8 volleyball practice, 2:00-3:00
Fri, Jan 18 – Boys 7 /8 volleyball practice, 2:00-3:00.

 
 

Subway Lunch Order – 6″ SUB plus Chocolate Chip Cookie for $5

Order will be delivered on January 17, 24, 31 and February 7th, 2019.

To make this process as simple as possible, we will only be accepting orders for all four days and you will only be able to order one type of sandwich for each of the four days.  The total owed by all who would like to “eat fresh” is $20 by cash or cheque made out to SD62.  Please see order form attached which will need to be handed in at the time of payment.

Subway Fundraiser

Orders can be dropped off at lunch on Wednesday, Jan 9, Thursday, Jan 10 and Friday, Jan 11th.

If you would like to order online you can also do this with your school cash online account at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

 
 

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

 
 

Hello Spencer Community,
Celebration of the Arts – We have rescheduled our Celebration of the Arts Evening to Thursday, Jan. 24. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this performance before the holidays due to inclement
weather. This performance will be in the Spencer gym and will begin at 7:00pm.
Spencer Grade 8 Ski Trip – We have had lots of interest in the Grade 8 Ski Trip, so it looks like we will go ahead and finalize the planning for this event. Reminder that there is a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The meeting will take place at 6:00pm in the theatre. Special ‘thank you’ to our teacher, Ms. Moes, for organizing this event.
Grade 8 Transition to Belmont –Parents of Grade 8 students should be receiving separate emails to outline the transition process to Belmont and to share dates of transition activities.
Belmont Parent Information Evening
Wednesday, January 30
Grade 8 parent/student info: 7-8 p.m.
Academy Information: 7:30 p.m.
 Baseball, Grades 9-12
 Softball, Grades 9-12
 Hockey, Grades 9-12
 Golf Academy, Grades 9-12
 Equestrian, Grades 9-12
Grade 5 Transition to Spencer – If you also have a grade 5 student coming to Spencer next year, we are in the process of setting dates for an information evening, grade 5 classroom visits and course selection information. We will be sending home information through the elementary schools in the next few weeks.
Music Department Garage Sale – We are holding another Garage Sale in March as a music department fundraiser. If you have items to donate please drop them off on Sunday January 19th or 26th from 1 – 3 pm in the Band Room.
Icy Mornings – The cold, icy mornings have arrived. Please be aware that the area in and around our school can get very slippery. We had a lot of black ice around the school this morning
and several people slipped. Our facilities department salted some of the main areas and we took care of the rest. Sometimes we just cannot have this done before the students
start to arrive. Please be careful and we will do our best to keep the area safe.
Drop Off and Pick Up – Just a reminder for all that our Spencer parking lot is not a drop-off or pick-up location. Thank you for your help and patience to help us keep our students safe.
Coding for girls: Actua and Science Ventures are co-delivering a free maker coding day event for girls ages 9-12, it will be held on Saturday January 19 from 10am -4 pm at St Margaret’s
School. Thought I share with you if you know of anyone who might want to participate. See event description here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/girls-learning-code-makerdaywith-
science-venture-st-margarets-for-ages-9-12-year-old-girls-child-registration-54274143424
Upcoming Dates – Please see calendar on the right.

 
 

Garage Sale and Silent Auction – We are holding another Garage Sale in March as a fundraiser!  If you have items to donate please drop them off on Sunday, Jan 19 from 1-3pm in the Band Room.

 
 

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”.

 
 

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/

 
 

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

     
     

    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/

     
     

    Calendar 2018-19 revised Apr. 24 2018