Meet the Teachers Night with a twist at Spencer Middle School

Food trucks and community organizations on hand at Langford school

Grade 8 students Keely Forsyth, Zach Ralph, Bethany Wolfe and Chloe Thompson are looking forward to Meet the Teachers and Family Resource Night at Spencer Middle School. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Grade 8 students Keely Forsyth, Zach Ralph, Bethany Wolfe and Chloe Thompson are looking forward to Meet the Teachers and Family Resource Night at Spencer Middle School. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

A different approach to meeting the teachers at Spencer Middle School has the community talking.

The school’s annual Meet the Teacher and Parent Resource Night on Thursday, Sept. 27 will include about 20 different community organizations setting up information tables at the Langford-based school to connect with students and parents. “This is the second year that we’re bringing all the resources together to help support the kids and their families,” said Jennifer Nixon, vice-principal at Spencer Middle School. “It underscores that we feel strongly about how it takes a community to educate a child.” The feedback from parents, staff and the community organizations that were involved last year was incredible, she added. “One Victoria-based organization said it was amazing and they wished every school and district did this.”

Some of the organizations scheduled for this year’s event include Juan de Fuca Recreation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Parent Support Services, CISV (formerly Children’s International Summer Villages), local cadets and Family Smart. The resource fair runs from 6 to 7 p.m., and there will be Ali Baba’s Pizza and Softies Ice Cream trucks on site for those who want to have dinner or refreshments.

An assembly in the school gym and classroom visits to meet the students’ teachers gets underway between 7 and 8 p.m.


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