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This week in Spencer Sports…April 23 – 27

23 Monday:

Field Hockey:  Practice for all interested Girls 3:15 – 4:15

Badminton practice:  Grade 7 & 8 3:15 – 4:30 (NOTE CHANGE FROM SCHEDULE!)

Track & Field: 

Lunch:  high jump in gym   Coach:  Biro

PM 3:15 – 4:30:  all individual runners for sprints, hurdles, 400m, 800m 1200m.   Coaches:  Biro/Lajeunesse

PM   3:15 – 4:30:  long and triple jump – sand pit   Coach: Bilous

24 Tuesday:

Badminton Practice:  Grade 6 3:15 – 4:30

Rugby Practice:  All Girls and Boys 3:15 – 4:30

Track and Field:

Lunch:  shot put and discus-baseball field   Coaches:  Lidstone/Pepin

Lunch:  high jump in gym   Coach:  Biro

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

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

25 Wednesday:

Field Hockey Practice for all interested Girls 3:15 – 4:15

Badminton Tournament #3 @ Royal Oak.  Dismiss 2:45 and arrange own rides.  (NOTE CHANGE FROM SCHEDULE!)

Rugby Games – Boys @ Shoreline.  Dismiss 2:45 and arrange own rides

Rugby Games – Girls @ JDF.  Dismiss 2:45 and arrange own rides

Track and Field:

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

Lunch:  4 x 100 relay in gym.  Try to make up teams of four if you can, but still attend if you can’t.   Coach:  Biro/Lajeunesse

26 Thursday:

Field Hockey Games 3:45 @UVic.  Dismiss 2:45 and arrange own rides

Badminton Practice:  All city tournament players.  (NOTE CHANGE FROM SCHEDULE!)

Rugby Practice:  All Girls and Boys 3:15 – 4:30

Track and Field:

Lunch:  shot put and discus – baseball field   Coaches:  Lidstone/Pepin

Lunch:   long and triple jump – sand pit Coach: Bilous

PM   3:15 – 4:30:  sprints, relays and hurdles practice Coaches Biro/Lajeunesse

27 Friday:

Badminton Practice:  All city tournament players.  (NOTE CHANGE FROM SCHEDULE!)

Track and Field:

PM 2:00 – 3:00:  Make-up practice – Come if you missed a practice, but also open to all athletes


Check the 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


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,



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 Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you and your family have had a wonderful weekend.  It is a shortened week for students this week, with our Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences) and the upcoming Professional Day on Thursday.  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.

Parent Teacher Learning Conferences

These will be held this Thursday April 19th.  To book an appointment between 1:30-5:00 pm please go to: http://spencer.schoolappointments.com/  Drop-in appointments will take place from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Students will be excused for the day at 12:10 after the morning classes and the bus schedule will be running to accommodate them.  This term, all interviews will be held in your child’s classroom and we encourage you to bring your child to the interview, so they can take a central role on reflecting on their learning.  Having students reflect on and take ownership of their own learning is an important component of BC’s new curriculum redesign, especially as it relates to the Core Competencies (Communication – Thinking – Personal & Social Responsibility).  To accommodate greater numbers, interviews will be kept to 10 minutes, so please arrive on time and be mindful of the 10 minute time slot.


I was extremely touched by how many staff and students showed support for the community of Humboldt by wearing jerseys last Thursday.  Please see the attached photo of our staff/students in their jerseys.  Several staff members have connections to the Humboldt Community and they saw our photo of support on social media (the district sent out a collage to #HumboldtStrong).  I was privy to a couple of their responses and the photo and our support truly meant a lot to this grieving community.  As a parent, I can’t think of any worse tragedy, and my heart grieves beside our fellow Canadians.

 Neighbourhood Meetings – Our school is divided into four neighbourhoods, that are composed of classes from every grade.  One purpose of this is to encourage greater connections and a community-like feeling between the students (and with staff) at different grade levels.  As we do every few weeks, we will be having Neighbourhood Meetings starting tomorrow, with the focus on Social Responsibility.  A few students from the Youth in Action Club will present about the #WalkForWater Global campaign.  Did you know that $25 can provide a family with clean water for life in a developing country?  Our students are running a campaign right now and some will be taking part in the Walk for Water happening on April 27th at the Legislature (permission forms will go home for those involved).  During the meetings this week, we will focus on how we can positively contribute to our school and global community every day at Spencer.  Some students already do a great job of this, while others require some guidance.  Meetings are happening in Theatre: Mon (Red), Tues (Blue), Wed (Yellow), Thurs (Green).

Course Selection Forms for 2018-19

Thank you to all who sent in the 2018-19 course selection form, we are still missing about 100 forms in total.  We will do our best to accommodate requests.  Dance auditions will be held in the coming few weeks as we have more students wanting Dance 7 than we can accommodate at this time.  Please stay tuned for more information about auditions from our fabulous dance teacher, Ms. Prette.                                                                                                                                                                         

Hot Dogs and Chocolate Milk Sales

Hot Dogs and chocolate milk will be sold by Ms. Degirolamo’s grade 6 class every Tuesday starting on April 17th until the end of the year.

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


News from our PAC:

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 melshemilt@gmail.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:




April 16th – Belmont Tour (Div 8-10, 8-2, 8-8-, 8-6)

April 17th – New Grade 6 Student and Parent Night @ 7 pm Theatre

April 19th –  3-hr Early Dismissal/Parent Teacher Conferences (please bring your child to the meeting)

April 20th – Non Instructional Day – Professional Development Day

April 16th – Belmont Tour (Div 8-1, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-7, 8-9)


May 4th – Non Instructional Day – Professional Development Day

May 12th – PAC Garage Sale @ Spencer 9-2


May 21st – Victoria Day Holiday

June 14th – Grade 5s visit Spencer

June 21st – Celebration of the Arts

June 25th – Gr 8 Fieldtrip

June 26th – Grade 6 Fieldtrip

June 26 – Gr 8 Leaving Celebration

June 28th – Last day of Classes

June 29th – Year-End Administrative Day



Have a great week!

Jen Nixon

Acting Principal


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 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/