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This week in basketball Dec 5 – Dec 9:

5 Monday:

6 Tuesday:

7 Wednesday:

8 Thursday:

9 Friday:

 

 
 

Hello dear parents of Spencer!

The end of November already! Hard to believe we have only three weeks left of classes before a break.

Thanks to all those parents who came out for parent/Teacher Interviews. Between the hours of 1:30 and 5 pm we had 403 appointments scheduled, and many more between 6 and 7:30pm. A very successful night indeed!

Last week (Nov 23) we had our 1st earthquake drill. Staff and students practiced getting under their desks and counting down 60 seconds after the shake before heading out onto the back field for roll call. We had all 700 students and 50 staff out of the building and accounted for in under 6 minutes. Well done staff and students!

A lockdown drill will be performed during the week of December 5th. We will be getting help from Scott Rothermel, our district liaison officer.

Next Tuesday, December 6th, The Wood Shop 8 students will be having drag races in the gym during lunch hour! It’s our first try at this, so bear with us. A drag strip will be set up during TAG with the races to begin right at the start of lunch. Spectators are welcome and encouraged!

Here are some dates for your consideration…

Dec 6:              Drag races in the gym at lunch

Dec 6               Management Meeting 3:30 room  202

Week of Dec 12: Challenge week! See Schedule below.

Dec 12                   Grade 6 Movie

Dec 14                   Grade 7 Movie

Dec  15                  Report Cards home

Dec 15                   Celebration of the Arts 7pm in the gym

Dec 16                   Final assembly 1pm in the gym Last day of school before Break.

Tues  Jan 3          School re-opens.

Date Block Grade
Hula Hoop Challenge
Mon, Dec 12th M1 6
  M2 7
  M3 8
Paper Airplane Challenge
Tues, Dec 13th T2 6
  T3 7
  T5 8
Card Throw Challenge
Wed, Dec 14th Advisory 7
  W3 6
  W5 8
Free Throw Challenge
Thurs, Dec 15 Th1 7
  Th2 6
  Th3 8

Our Co-Op number for Spencer Middle School is 47416. If you feel like helping us out, please use it, or simply say “Spencer Middle School” if you are at the full serve!

Thanks in advance.

Have a wonderful week!

Terry Honer

Principal, Spencer Middle School

250-474-1291

 
 

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

Fridays – Fritter Friday – $2 each and all proceeds go to Spencer Wildcats Athletics

 
 

Choir Practice weeks of Nov 7 – 10

Wed, Nov 9 – Lunch and Silent Reading

Thur, Nov 10 – Remembrance Day Show – Rehearsal from 8:30am-11am

Starting the week of September 12, 2016

  • 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.

 

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

 
 

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”.***

 
 

SD62 bus registration closure, refunds and passes

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the following email about the SD62 school bus carefully as it regards:

  • Registration closure
  • Refunds
  • Passes

Registration Closure

Registration for this 2016/2017 school year closes on Monday, October 17 at 9 p.m.

Due to a very high volume of riders, our buses are at or are nearing their capacities. All registration must be completed online. Please don’t wait until the very last minute to register! All registrations will be placed on a wait list. Link to online registration.

Those who registered outside of the registration window last spring are wait listed and may be asked to move to a different bus if the bus they currently ride is full. Riders not registered will not be allowed on the bus.

Refunds

Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31.

Our Finance Department has processed more than 1000 refunds, but they still have nearly 1000 more to complete. The system was not designed to handle so many refunds at once, so there are daily limits to what we can put through for refunds. As a result, you may receive more than one refund. Please continue to check your credit card and bank statements for refund notification. Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31. You will receive your refund via the same method you paid, so by credit card or e-cheque.

Bus Passes – Middle and Secondary students only

Students must present their passes each time they load a bus. 

Permanent bus passes will be issued to registered riders over the next few weeks. Until then, please continue to use the temporary bus passes assigned. Drivers will be diligent in checking for these.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding. It has been a learning experience for us all!

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

Sincerely,

Sooke School District

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.