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This week in Spencer Sports… June 1 – June 8

  • STILL LOTS of jerseys out there-please return asap so you can have your pizza parties!!
    • Parents, please double-check for missing jerseys and return to office.

4 Monday:
Track and Field:
Lunch:  high jump in the gym
PM-all events 3:15 – 4:30  CANCELLED – Apologizes for the late notice.
5 Tuesday:
Track and Field:
Advisory-meeting in theatre after announcements at teachers’ discretion
Lunch:  relay, shot put & long jump
6 Wednesday:
Track and Field:
Championship Meet all day at U-Vic for those who qualified.  Good luck athletes and way to represent Spencer!
(June 5th 1:20pm UPDATE) Athletes in the first event, meet at Dunsmuir for the bus at 7:45 am–bus leaves at 8:00 am to U Vic.  THERE WILL NOT BE A BUS COMING TO OR LEAVING Spencer at any time for the Track Meet.  The ONLY bus is the one leaving at 8am SHARP from Dunsmuir. Please arrange for own rides home, but if unable to talk to Ms. Bilous or Mr. Biro. Also let them know if you are not taking the bus and getting your own ride.
7 Thursday:
8 Friday:
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,

    Happy Monday!  I hope you had some fun in the sun this weekend!  We have a busy two weeks ahead of us with loads of fun-filled activities for students, including several fieldtrips, and teachers completing their final assessments/evaluations and having students self-reflect on their core competencies.  As we get closer to the end of the year, please send your child to school with a reusable bag so they can bring home items from their desk, locker and/or lost and found piles.

    We are in the process of determining Which Wildcat Logo we want to use to represent Spencer on all our spirit wear and as our main logo.  Over the years we have used several, and I would like to streamline it to just use one.  I am gathering student, staff and parent input using a short survey.  If you could take this quick survey to help with this important decision I would appreciate it.  There are two choices: one was created this year by our Grade 8 student, Emily Hanna, and has Coast Salish inspiration; the other is a logo that we have used for several years on some of our spirit wear or athletics clothes.  Here is the link to the survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/WZGS3WBh4IZvPVAi1

    This Thursday night will be the Celebration of the Arts performance starting at 7 pm.  Admission is by donation; proceeds go towards the Spencer music department.  It is bound to be a great show!  As well, the Celebration of Dance is this Friday evening at 5;30 pm in the theatre.  We hope to see some Spencer parents at both or either of these events!

    If you missed the fabulous article featuring some of our students and teachers in yesterday’s Times Colonist, then please check it out here: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/charla-huber-reconciliation-when-a-chief-stands-with-you-1.23337949

    Please continue to read for more info from Wildcats habitat.  As always, if you have an comments, questions or concerns, please don’ hesitate to connect with myself, Mr. Smyth or Ms. Orthner in the office.  Have a wonderful week!

    Grade 8 Belmont Schedules – Counselors at Belmont are working hard to get the grade 8s their schedules for next year, but they may not be ready before summer.  If they are ready, we will get them out but most likely they won’t be ready until the first day of classes.

     Closed Campus Policy – A reminder that Spencer has a “closed campus policy”.  This means that from the moment our students arrive here at Spencer they are not to leave (unless arranged by the parent, and signed out in office) before 3:10.  We have noticed a few students leaving school ground early in the morning to go to the store/Co-Op; this is not something they can be doing if they have already arrived at Spencer. Thank you for talking with your child about this.  In addition, several students (especially grade 8s) are arriving late for class too often.  School starts at 8:55 am and Advisory is one of the most important classes of the middle school day. 

    Yearbooks on Sale – Capture your child’s year at Spencer by ordering a yearbook.  They cost $40 each and can purchased online at School Connects.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

    Premier‘s Awards for Excellence in Education Reminder: The deadline has been extended to nominate a teacher or 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/

    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.

    2018-19 School Calendar – The 2018-19 SD 62 Calendar has been revised.  You can find it on our site under links.

    Camosun College – Intro to Trades Summer Camp for Gr 8-10 Students
    Exciting news! Camosun SIP Summer Programs are available!!! Register now!!!
    Each program will run for the following weeks:
    Carpentry         August 13 – 17     9:00am – 2:30pm
    Welding            August 13 – 17     9:00am – 2:30pm
    Automotive     August 20 – 24     9:00am – 2:30pm

    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/

    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!


    June 21st – Celebration of the Arts (Music) @ 7:00
    June 21st – National Indigenous Day – celebrations and field trips happening
    June 22nd  – Celebration of Dance @ 5:30
    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 27thLast 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 – students not in session

    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/