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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!


Scott Manning

Principal, Spencer Middle School