This week in Spencer Sports…April 2 – 6
- Rugby/Badminton players:
If this your first sport this year, you must return permission forms asap or you cannot play in your first game. Games start next week. Player packages available in the office.
Badminton Practice: Grade 6 3:15 – 4:30
Rugby Practice: All girls and boys 3:15 – 4:30
Badminton Practice: Grade sevens and 8 3:15 – 4:30
Rugby Practice: All girls and boys 3:15 – 4:30
Badminton drop-in for all grades 2:00 – 3:00
Rugby start-up tournament:
- All girls and boys for the day at Westshore Recreation fields. Players not at school that day. Arrange own transportation
Check the athletics board DAILY for updates!
2018 Seattle Trip Rehearsal Schedule
Groups: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Percussion Ensemble A, B and C.
All Sundays Starting Feb 25 10:30-1pm – All Travel Groups
10:30-11 – CHOIR which is ALL STUDENTS TRAVELLING
11-12:00 – ALL PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE STUDENTS
12-12:15 – Break
12:15- 1:00 – Concert Band
*Each week will look the same for each group. We will e-mail out a schedule every Sunday with updated dates for that week and if there are any changes for that week.
*All regular after school classes will continue as normal whether students are going on the trip or not. Monday and Wednesday band classes will include all trip students from both classes.
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.
Dear Spencer Staff,
Wow, hang in there, only one week until a much need break for everyone. With our beautiful sunshine and warmer weather it does truly feel like spring us just around the corner. Let’s try and promote health and wellness this week and encourage our students to get outside during recess and lunch to enjoy the sunshine. I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and, as always, please don’t hesitate to connect with any of your PVP Admin if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Here is what the week looks like; I hope you have a fabulous one!
Helping Hands Intercultural Potluck
The Helping Hands Club will be holding an intercultural potluck this Tuesday, March 13th. While it is for Helping Hands Ambassadors and our new Canadians and ELL students, staff are welcome to attend. It will be at lunch in the Foods Room.
Missing a winter boot, water bottle, or special hoody? All our lost and found items are displayed in the front foyer by the office for a limited time. Before Spring Break any unclaimed items will be donated. Please see the lost and found collage that is attached to this email to see if that missing sock is in the pile (or come in to the school and check!).
Hockey, Percussion and Dance:
I am starting to gather my numbers of students who are joining hockey, percussion and/or dance next term. All students will have a course form in their report cards this week; so I expect them to start returning them by Friday. Please bring the forms to the office.
Digital Threat Assessment
As mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to attend a digital threat assessment training two weeks ago; it is an extension of the Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training Level 2, which I received training in January. I sent you and our parent community a document which helps parents and teachers better understand how to support students to be safe online. Please feel free to share again to your parent community; it is a great way to start the conversation on digital citizenship. Here are some other great resources:
- Erase Bullying https://www.erasebullying.ca/index.php
- Safer Schools Together (great resources in the ‘About Us’ section) https://saferschoolstogether.com/
- Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
News from our PAC:
Mother’s Day Baskets:
The PAC has organized a flower basket fundraiser for Mother’s Day. The order forms have been sent out to parents via email, and hopefully will start trickling in. Please send them down to the office. The homeroom which orders the most amount of flower baskets will win a pizza party from the PAC! Info is attached to this email. Order deadline is April 4th.
The Spencer PAC will be holding a garage sale here at the school on May 12th from 9-2 pm. To sell items you must rent a table for $20; please contact Melissa at email@example.com
For more information. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events.
The Belmont Safe Grad Committee is organizing an adults-only paint night fundraiser. See here for more details:
Tuesday Mar 13th: Final changes made to reports by 1 pm. Reports run.
Thursday Mar 15th: Reports Home at end of day
Thursday Mar 15th: Grade 5 Performance at Spencer (Time TBD)
Thursday Mar 15th: PAC Meeting @ 6:30 pm
Mar 19th -Apr 2nd : School Closed (1- week closure, 1- weeks Spring Break, Easter)
Tuesday Apr 3rd: School Re-opens
Have a great week!
Spirit Wear order window is now closed as of Monday November 27th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Payments can be completed by going to https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/