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February 22 – 26  SPIRIT WEEK

Monday – Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday – Twin Day

Wednesday – Wear Pink for Anti-Bullying Day

Thursday – Formal Day

Friday – Make a Difference Day

 
 

Do you know that the way our children will be educated is changing?  The Ministry of Education has changed the curriculum for education in BC.  Do you know how this will impact your child, as a student in SD62?  Do you want to learn more about it?

SPEAC (Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council) is working with SD62 to host a community conversation where parents can learn more about how the new curriculum will be implemented in the district and what this means for students, parents, and teachers.  The tentative date and time is March 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.

To ensure your topics of interest, questions, and concerns are addressed, SPEAC has developed a survey.  There are 2 questions, followed by your top 3 topics of interest, and an opportunity to write any additional comments.  We respectfully request you complete the survey ASAP by February 16 in order to prepare for the March 2 meeting. Please complete our survey – CLICK HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jzcDZ-5FUEWAv3Sx811vU88WkxkcDiQhmHOQWV1x9H0/viewform?c=0&w=1

Resources: BC’s new curriculum – website Nancy Walt, MOE, ppt presentation at the 2015 PAC Summit and Celebration FAQ on BC’s new curriculum

Brena Robinson

President

SPEAC – Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Councils, SD 62

Promoting Parent Involvement, Education, and Meaningful District-Wide Collaboration

 
 

This week Feb 9 – Feb 12 in sports…  

Scorekeepers needed for Thursday’s home game

Players please return your permission forms/athletic fee!

Players need to arrange their own rides to games-check with your teammates.

If you cannot make a practice please let your coach or the athletic directors know

Tuesday     

Vball – practice for 6/7 boys at lunch

Vball – practice for 7/8 boys 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Vball – game for 6/7 girls at Gordon Head. Early dismissal at 2:45

Wednesday      

Vball – practice for 6/7 girls and boys 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Vball – game for 7/8 girls at Central. Early dismissal at 2:45

Rugby meeting for all boys at lunch in 161 and all girls at lunch in 160

Thursday            

Vball – practice for 7/8 boys at lunch

Vball – game for 6/7 boys at Spencer.

Friday              

Vball – practice for Gr 7/8 girls 2:15 – 4:00 pm

   Remember to check the athletics board for updates!

**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.

 
 

On-line registration for those new to the Sooke school district will take place at 8am on January 25th, .

Please access the following link in advance to prepare for the process.  http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

Please see the registration blog that outlines the process for requesting a School Change Request online at:

http://registrationblog.sd62.bc.ca/2016/01/21/school-change-requests-go-on-line-for-2016/

Parents can request a school change on-line on these direct links:

http://changereq.sd62.bc.ca

http://changerequest.sd62.bc.ca

 
 

We Can Beat It Percussion Benefit Concert for Child Leukemia – Tickets on sale after Valentines Day – $10 for adults, $5 for kids (under 11) All funds raised stay in the community for local children

Featuring: Spencer Percussion Ensemble 6, 7, 8 and Organized Khaos Percussion Ensemble  

Show Dates:  Two day shows on Friday, Feb 25 (time to be announced), Friday, Feb 26 at 7pm and Saturday, Feb 27 at 7pm in the Theatre  *more information to come

Rehearsal times for both groups:

Sundays, February 14, 21- 11am – 1pm in Music Room

Tuesdays, February  9, 16 – 4pm – 5:15pm in Music Room

Friday, Feb 19 – PRO -D DAY practice 11am-1pm

Tuesday, February 23 – 4pm-7:30pm – Tech/Dress Rehearsal

We are looking for donations for raffle prizes for our show me the money raffle.

Any questions or concerns that your child cannot make a rehearsal please e-mail me at duey-school@shaw.ca or phone 250-474-1291 ext 325

Thank you, Duey Wright.

Speaking of next year, here is the current thoughts on our specialty programs…

Our current thought is that Percussion 8 will be offered in the timetable.

Band 7/8 will be offered after school.

We will continue to offer a Dance 7 and 8 class. Auditions will be held later on this year. (Those students who are currently doing well in Dance 7 will not need to audition.)

Currently we are entertaining the idea of the Hockey Academy classes “straddling” the timetable next year. What this means is that the morning sessions will begin at 8am and the afternoon sessions will end at 4pm. With lower numbers in both grades 7 and 8 next year, we will be combining the classes into a 7/8 Hockey Academy. More about this at our 6pm Hockey Academy meeting next Monday February 15th at 6pm in the library.

 
 

Please see the attachment below regarding School Bus Update

SD62 School Bus Update

 
 

CANTEEN

Wednesday – Pizza – one piece for $3 or two for $5.   At the canteen at lunch 12:25.

Friday – Apple Fritters – for only $2! Funds go toward Spencer Wildcats sports teams.

 
 

Weekly Update Message – Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dear Parents:

The events below are meant to assist you and your child with the transition process to high school.  We request that you review the dates and engage in a discussion with your son/daughter so that you can offer valuable input and guidance with their Grade 9 course selections for next year.  This process is important as their choices will help us create programs to meet their needs for next year.

Visit #1: Grade 9 course selection orientation at Spencer:

TIME: 9:15am-10:15am

  • February 10th (Div. 8-1, 8-2)
  • February 11th (Div. 8-4, 8-5) and
  • February 12th (Div. 8-3, 8-6, 8-7)
  • Belmont Counsellors visit individual classrooms to provide students with a general overview of Life at Belmont, the Grade 9 programs and course selection process.

Parent and Student Information Evening at Belmont

  • Wednesday February 17th

TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm             LOCATION: Belmont GYM

  • We will provide some general information and address common questions and concerns at this time. Parents and students are welcome to attend together!

 February 16th/17th  Grade 8’s tour Belmont

TIME: 11am – 12:00 noon

  • Groups of 10 Grade 8 students will be met by a Belmont Leadership student who will provide them a welcoming experience and tour of the school.
  • The aim is to help familiarize Grade 8’s with the building and ease any concerns they may have. We aim for this to be a fun and engaging event!

 Visit #2: Grade 9 course selection completion at Spencer:

TIME: 9am – 9:25am

  • February 22nd (Div. 8-1, 8-2, 8-3),
  • February 24th (Div. 8-4, 8-5),
  • February 25th (Div. 8-6, 8-7)
  • Belmont Counsellors visit individual classes to complete the Grade 9 course selection
  • Students complete and submit their course selection forms and take a copy home.