The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary April 16, 2021

Office News

What's Your Plan?

Dr. Outlaw, sent out his monthly newsletter last week asking all families to fill out their Fall 2021/22 Educational Choice form for their students for next year. This data will help us with our planning for next year and effectively build a more efficient and successful schedule for our district. You'll find the link below:

Fall Educational Choice Form

(please submit a response for each of your children currently enrolled in the Brighton Area Schools by Friday, April 16th.

Are Your Ears Ready?

It's the final stretch before the end of the year. You've recently received your child's report card, so how do you make sense of it all?
Here's a hint, what you focus on is what you get. What will you choose to monitor? Take a listen, and I'll share some easy tips that you can use today to begin making checkpoints to monitor your child's progress.

Click HERE for the good stuff!

Morning Announcements

Each day, Mr.Renner posts morning announcements for all Spencer Roadrunners. They are short, sweet, and to the point. This way, you can stay connected with us, whether near or far!

Click HERE to bookmark the Spencer Announcements.

Does Your Child Know a Funny Joke?

Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements! CLICK HERE

Placement Consideration Form for Next Year

We will develop student assignments for the 2021-2022 school year in the upcoming weeks. If you believe you have important information regarding your child that the school staff may not have, this form provides an opportunity to share that information with school personnel. Your input will be used to assist us in placing your child for the coming school year. Please use the link to submit your input by May 7.

Animals on School Property

Please note that animals are not allowed on school property, as noted in the Brighton Area School Board Policy. Taking into consideration that some animals can cause or exacerbate allergic reactions, spread bacterial infections, or cause damage and create a hazard if they escape from confinement. Thanks for keeping all of the staff and students safe.

Water Bottles

Please remember to send in a water bottle with your student each day! We have water refilling stations in the building as we are not able to use the drinking fountains this year. We are seeing an increase in students coming to the office for a water bottle and our supply is very low.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting


If a family member in the household is being tested for COVID-19, please do not send your child to school until the results of the test have been determined. If the results come back positive, please fill out the Self-Reporting Form below.

COVID Communication

In an attempt to NOT over-communicate to all families at Spencer with emails regarding positive Covid 19 cases, BAS is no longer sending community-wide emails to all parents and guardians for each case, at each building.

We ARE, of course, still sending emails to ALL students, parents, and staff facing mandated quarantines and ALL parents, students, and staff who have been in classrooms where a positive Covid 19 case has been reported.

Families of those directly impacted receive direct communication regarding any new cases. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to visit our district's COVID-19 transparency site at"

In addition, the Livingston County Health Department is no longer receiving the reports of positive COVID-19 tests of adults between the ages of 19-64 from the testing sites. For this reason, they are requesting that our parent/guardians self-report if they have tested positive or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to allow for the necessary contact-tracing within our school. You will find the link to the to the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below...

Spencer Family Directory update

Dear Spencer Families,

We are updating our family directory for Spencer.

  2. Please fill out one form for each student.
  3. Only include the teacher's LAST name (for sorting purposes).
  4. Only fill out the information that you want to be included in the directory for other families.

We do not post this directory anywhere, it is a link sent to Spencer families upon request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

If you would like a copy of the directory send me an email and be sure to include your child's name and teacher and I will send you a copy.

Mrs. Adams

Teacher librarian

PTO News

2021/2022 PTO Board

The election for next year's officers was held at the April 13 PTO Meeting.

Introducing your 21/22 Board:

President - Jen Lumsden

Vice President - Nicole McGhee

Treasurer - Amanda Hoffmann

Co-Secretary - Meghann Calvin

Co-Secretary - Jacqueline Turkovich

Good luck and thank you ladies!

Lego Club

There was no weekly winner last week as we took the week off for Spring Break.

Here are the new challenges. Remember there is one weekly prize opportunity for completing both challenges and one large raffle prize ($100 Lego gift card) for completing all eight weeks of challenges. All rules are below the next set of challenges. Have fun!

Challenge #1: Make a boat that floats.

Challenge #2: Make Buckley out of Legos.

Post pictures of your creations in the comments on the PTO Facebook page LEGO post or by email.

We can't do the PTO LEGO club in person this year but we can still have a Spencer LEGO club online (Open to in-person and BVA kids).

Here is how it will work:

The kids have until the next set of challenges goes up to post their entry (Two per week - 8 Weeks of posts).

Post their entry in the COMMENTS of the challenge post on Facebook or email

Each week anyone who does both challenges will enter to win one small weekly prize.

If your child completes ALL the challenges all eight weeks they'll be entered to win a raffle at the end of virtual LEGO club for a $100 gift card to the LEGO store.

In order to include EVERYONE at Spencer challenges will post each Friday on the PTO page and in the Spencer Scoop.

Mod Pizza

Thank you for participating in our Mod Pizza Dine Out Fundraiser. This is always a popular event and we are so grateful to our families and to Mod for continuing the tradition! We appreciate your support.


April Edition

Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.

Lets Connect: If you are noticing some behaviors that are interfering with your child’s success in the classroom, please feel free to complete my parent referral form and we can work together to determine if supports are needed here at school.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

Small Town, Big Hearts

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Bountiful Harvest Food Drive

Brighton Pack of Dogs is joining a community food drive for our very own Bountiful Harvest.
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BASE Parenting Seminar

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Community Connect on the Go – 2021

Mark your calendars now – Community Connect on the Go – 2021 is on Saturday, April 17 from 1-4 pm at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton.

This will be a drive through format. The event will focus on providing basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items, and a sack lunch.

Community resources will also be provided electronically to guests.

No reservations required and we can serve up to 700 guests!

Find more information on Facebook @HomelessCCC.

Thank you for your support!

April Menus

Important Dates at a Glance


21 - Virtual Wednesday

28 - Virtual Wednesday


5 - Virtual Wednesday

12 - Virtual Wednesday

19 - Virtual Wednesday

26 - Virtual Wednesday

Daily Start Time

Student drop off will be 8:40 (this is different than years past)

First Bell - 8:46

Starting Time in class- 8:50 AM

Dismissal Time - 3:42 PM

Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

*Please remember to call your child's absence in as early as possible.