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This week in sports… May 26 – June 2

25 Thursday:

Track & Field – Practice 3:30 – 4:30 for all events.

26  Friday:

N/A

29 Monday:

Bike Club – brief meeting at lunch in room 134 for tomorrow’s race at Bear Mountain.

30 Tuesday:             

Bike Club – Ferried 3 ride race at Bear Mountain.  Dismiss at 2:50 and arrange own rides.

Track and Field — practice at lunch for high jump, shot put, and sprints. 

Track and Field — practice 3:30 – 4:30 for all events. 

31 Wednesday: 

Track & Field – Meet #4 at UVic stadium.  Dismiss 3:00 and arrange own rides.  Refer to previous parent email or athletics board for events for this meet.   Championship meet for those qualified on May 31st (all day).       

1 Thursday:

Track & Field – Practice 3:30 – 4:30 for all events. 

2  Friday:

N/A

 Check the athletics board daily for updates!

 
 

Our Grade 8 Leaving Celebration will be held on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at Spencer Middle School

Dinner & Dance OSCAR Theme Celebration

Tickets are $20 each and available to purchase online at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

Tickets will also be sold by leadership students in June, times to be announced

Doors open at 5:30 pm and Dinner/Dance is from 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Formal wear optional.  Dancing, Photo booths, games, raffle prizes and more!

This is open to all Grade 8 Spencer students.  No guests allowed.

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that online bus registration for the 2017/18 school year will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and will remain open until Friday, June 2, 2017.  Similar to last year’s registration process, we will only be accepting online registrations through the School Cash Online account process – if you haven’t already done so, you will be required to set up an account in order to register for bussing services for the 2017/18 school year.  Please use this link to access or set up a [School Cash Online account|https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/].

Bus registration will be open until June 2nd at which time routes will be established and communicated to registered riders.  Riders registering after this date will be assigned routes only if space is available.

Students will not be provided bussing unless they have registered for this service.

At their April 25th meeting, the Board of Education confirmed the following:

·         There will be no transportation fees charged for the 2017/18 school year
·         The District will provide a total of 29 routes, which is up one from the 2016/17 school year
·         The 29 routes will provide service to approximately 3,300 riders or roughly one third of our student population based on the 2016/17 service levels
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bussing@sd62.bc.ca.

The registration form will be on the District’s website under the [Transportation tab|http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/] by Thursday morning, May 4.

Thanks,

HAROLD CULL | SECRETARY TREASURER
School District #62 (Sooke)

Link to online registration.

For questions or more information, please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca

Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s Transportation page.

(link http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@sd62.bc.ca or bussing@sd62.bc.ca

**Langford by-law enforcement has asked us to remind parents picking up their children after school, to please park in designated spaces in front of the school, along Carlow or on other nearby side streets. Please also observe signage in our parking lot – the double lanes in our parking lot closest to the street are for very quick drop off/pick-ups and drive-throughs (one for each purpose). The lane closest to the school is for busses only.

 
 

ONLINE PAYMENT – STUDENT FEES
Have you completed the School Cash Consent form?  The first step is to sign in and create an account. The second step is to complete the Consent form.  See attached for instructions. If you have not completed the consent form, please go to this link:  https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

Starting September 2017 all school fees will be available to be paid online.  Please see this instruction guide to set up your account and complete your consent form.

school cash online consent instructions step 1 and 2

 
 

Mondays – Popcorn Monday  $2 per bag at lunch

Wednesdays – Pizza Day  $3 per slice or $5 for two

Fridays – Freezie Friday

 

 
 

Band 7/8 and Band 6 – Monday and Wednesday class 3:15pm-4:15pm

Percussion 6/7 – Tuesday/Thursday class 3:15-4:15pm.

Choir 6,7,8 on Tuesdays at lunch – 12:25-1:00pm. Everyone is welcome.

MANDITORY TRIP REHEARSALS – Spring 2017(expiring May 24/17)

  • Monday’s – Concert Band 6,7,8-  3:15-4:15pm
  • Tuesday’s – All Percussion Ens groups – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Wednesday’s – Concert Band 3:15-4:15pm
  • Thursday’s – All Percussion Ens groups – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Friday’s – Concert Choir – ALL TRIP STUDENTS ONLY  2:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday’s – All groups going on the trip 11:00-1:00pm
 
 

Dear staff and Parents

 Wow! The end of May already! Time flies.

This is without a doubt the busiest time of year for the office staff and Principals/Vice Principals. We are putting a lot of effort into planning for next year, while at the same time working hard on finishing up this year strong!

As part of the planning process, we have now determined our exploratory rotations as well as music.

Here is a run-down of the music offerings at Spencer next year.

Band 6                  In timetable and takes the place of         Woodwork/cooking/coding/Drama

Percussion 7       In timetable and takes the place of         metalwork/sewing/coding/careers

Percussion8        In timetable and takes the place of         Woodwork/cooking/computer science/art

Band 7/8 will be after school, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We have had a huge interest in Dance 7 next year with almost 50 students auditioning. With this in mind we are looking at the possibility of running two dance 7 classes next year. Stay tuned.

Those students currently in grade 6 and 7 will be informed about these options the first week of June and we will begin to establish class lists. Space may be limited!

 

Here are some dates for you to consider:

May 22 -28         Band Trip to Vancouver

June 14                Band/Percussion Performance in the Theatre for Grade 5 kids.  10:30-11:15am.  All Music students to attend.

June 15                 PAC meeting 6:30 in the library AGM

June 22                 Celebration of the Arts

June 27                 Grade 8 Leaving Party.  6pm-8:30pm in Spencer Gym. $20 tickets purchase on-line only.

June 28                 Final Assembly

June 29                 Last day of school: report cards available for pick-up at 9am. Any outstanding fees(lost textbooks etc.)  to be paid. No classes.

June 30                 Administrative day. School not in session.

 

 
 

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

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This was meant to be up and running earlier this school year but we are still working on it.  Please note school fees can not be done on-line until further notice.

We are very excited to announce that SD62 is now offering School Cash Online to all parents to pay school fees and district fees. We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques.

To sign up to use School Cash Online, please follow these steps:

  1. Read the Instructions (parents who have already created an account during online bus registration can skip to “Step 6”)
  2. Fill out the Consent Form (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/)

You must fill out a separate consent form for each child

Already signed up for an account during online bus registration? 

Great! Please skip to “Step 6” of the Instructions linked above.

Why do you need to fill out a consent form?

The system is designed to extract some of your student’s personal information contained in MyEdBC (Ministry school database), with School Cash Online.  This information will be shared through a secured FTP (file transfer protocol) site (similar to online banking) and will only be used for the purpose of student fees and online payments.

The information that will be extracted from MyEdBC is as follows and is contained on a Canadian site:

ALL STUDENTS:

  • Student School Name
  • Student School Number
  • Student Legal First Name
  • Student Legal Last Name
  • Student PEN Number
  • Student Classroom/Homeroom
  • Student Grade
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 First Name
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 Last Name
  • Student Date of Birth

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Student School Number
  • Course Codes
  • Course Name
  • Course Code Section
  • Course Semester
  • Semester Start Date
  • Semester End Date
  • Course School Year
  • Course Teacher ID Number
  •  Student Number

In order to have your child/ren included in the first extract upload we require your consent to be completed by Friday, November 4th at 4 p.m.

We hope to have the first information transfer complete by mid November. Once your child’s information is transferred, you will be able to sign into your school cash online account, choose your child and attach him or her to your account to pay their fees.

After November 4:

You will still be able to submit your consent after November 4, 2016.  This will simply mean that your child’s information will not be included in the first transfer but will be included in subsequent extracts.

We will send you more information closer to mid November regarding the second phase of the online program.

For inquiries about account setup and using the system, please visit the “School Fees” page of the District website or  email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca

For general information about fees, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you,

School District 62