The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: March 4, 2022

REMINDER!

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL this Monday, March 7th, as it is Records Day for our teachers and Professional Development for our staff.

A Dash of Salt - How Acceptance isn't as Bad as You Think

The Power of Acceptance is choosing to accept the moment is as it is. It is mindfulness in action. There’s a misconception equating acceptance with passivity or settling. We can take the moment and still prefer a different way. Acceptance is acknowledging “what is” without getting wrapped up in what “should be.”


Click here to listen.

Community Read-a-thon at 2 Dandelions

To help kick off March is Reading Month we are holding a 24-hour community read-a-thon! You will notice someone reading in our front window from 10 am Friday, March 5th - 10 am Saturday, March 6th. Stop by and see if you recognize any familiar faces! Mr. Renner is reading from 5:30 - 6:30.

We're located downtown Brighton on Main Street near Great Harvest, 428 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116

Pack Of Dogs Fundraiser

March 7th is a NO SCHOOL DAY for all BAS students . We are super excited to be invited to Airborne Adventure Park to support our BAS Pack of Dogs Program.


The fundraiser runs from 12-6pm you must buy your tickets online and we will receive $5 for each ticket purchased online.


We will have dogs there every hour and some special puppies too!


Also prizes and stickers too.


We hope you will join us ! Don’t forget to to buy your tickets online !


See you March 7th:)

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Vision Screening by LCHD

Vision Screening

Livingston County Health Department will be at Spencer for Vision Screening on March 9th & 10th for our 1st and 3rd grade students, along with any other students that a parent or teacher may request to have screened. Please call or email the office if you do not want your child to be screened or if you have a concern regarding your child's vision and your child is not in 1st or 3rd grade. If you have any questions regarding Vision Screening, you can call the Health Department at 517-546-9850.

PTO News

2021-22 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Meghann Calvin - Secretary


FOOD DRIVE and COIN WARS

Food Drive results: 1st place with 1685 points was 4th grade! Total points for the food drive was 5,925, which means Spencer families donated well over 3,000 food items to Bountiful Harvest!

Coin Wars results: 1st place, raising $720.68 was Mrs. Sobolevski's 3rd grade class. Over the week, Spencer families donated a total of $3,203.15 for the I Will Right Now Foundation!

Thank you to everyone for your support for these two local groups who do so much to help those in our community.


BOOK BINGO: Our March Family Night is Book Bingo on March 14th from 6-8pm in the gym. This is a crowd favorite! Come join us for the classic game of Bingo, starring some favorite guests as our callers. Every student will leave with a book or two, a Book Bingo Badge, and a smile. We will need some extra helpers to fill all stations and time slots. If you would like to help out, please check out the signup genius here.


AUCTION/CARNIVAL: The 33rd Annual Auction and Carnival is May 7th. This is a family event that consists of both a live and silent auction, as well as carnival type games and activities for the kids. This event serves as our main fundraiser for the year. We are currently looking for game sponsors and/or donations! If you or your company are interested in helping with one of these items, please see the attached letters. In addition to donations, there will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for this event as the time gets closer. We would love your help!


PTO BOARD NOMINATIONS:
Interested in serving on the PTO Board next year? Please let us know! If you have interest in serving in any position, contact me at hietikko.j@gmail.com. Nominations will remain open through the month of March and voting will take place at the April PTO Meeting.


UPCOMING DATES:

3/8: PTO Meeting 4:00 in the Media Center

3/14: Book Bingo 6-8pm

3/22: McDonald's Dine Out Night 4-8pm (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

4/11: Art Night 6-8pm

4/12: PTO Meeting

4/19: Mod Pizza Dine Out Night (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

5/7: Auction/Carnival 4-7pm

5/10: PTO Meeting

6/9: Ice Cream Social

6/14: Field Day

As always, please check out our Facebook page and/or website for the most up to date information this year.

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Lunch Information

Lunch

NOTE: If your child is a COLD LUNCH, the cost of a milk is $.50. It is NOT FREE. If your child gets a HOT LUNCH, the milk is included in the free Federal grant lunch.

Lunch Volunteer Opportunities for March

If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our March Sign Up Genius. You will find the link by clicking HERE.

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

Library News

March is Reading Month

Hi Spencer Families! We are excited for March is Reading Month! We have several opportunities for the students to win prizes throughout the month for reading.

  1. One of the opportunities is through this reading calendar. The students are receiving this during their library classes. If they complete this throughout the month of March, get it signed by a parent/guardian, and return it after Spring Break they will receive their prizes and their picture on the Roadrunner Reading Wall of Fame. Here is another copy in case they need it.
  2. They will be earning tickets throughout the week in their classrooms for reading incentives. Drawings will be every Friday morning to win free books or posters.
  3. We are partnering with Culver's in Brighton to win coupons for free ice cream and kids meals! Five books completed earns them a free ice cream, and ten books completed earns them a free kids meal.

Spencer Roadrunners "Read A Latte"! Have fun!! ~Mrs. Richards

Need Technological Help?

Do you have questions about accessing school links and applications at home? Do you need more guidance logging in, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or SeeSaw? If so, click the button before to access the BAS Parent Tech Guide.

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

Hi Roadrunner Families,


I have expanded our Virtual Library/STEAM Center, so that your children have access to more resources at home, connecting them to our Library. I hope they enjoy learning, staying engaged and staying connected with our Spencer Family! Have fun exploring!


Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center


~Mrs. Richards

Note From the Counselor


Counselor Corner!


Here we are in March, ready for some sunshine and warmer weather! This month, we will be visiting classrooms for some Read Alouds and social-emotional stories for Reading Month. We are doing our best to meet the needs of students and classrooms by providing additional support with student groups and individual concerns. During this time of the year, needs are high and many students are requiring additional connections. Our goal for this month is to more directly meet the needs of our students during this stretch of the year when we all need a little more TLC.


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!

35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy & Kindness


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com

Extra Change of Clothes

Please still send in extra clothes EACH DAY with you student, even in the older grades. With the melting snow, there are many, many puddles on the playground. That way if your student finds one of those puddles, they can change into dry clothes and we won't have to call you to run up a change of clothing.

EVENTS AROUND THE DISTRICT

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Intro to Orienteering Sprint Series

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Important Dates at a Glance

March

4 - End of the 2nd Trimester

7 - NO SCHOOL - Records Day for Teachers

8 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM in the Media Center

9 & 10 - Vision Screening for 1st & 3rd Graders

14 - Book Bingo from 6:00-8:00 PM

22 - McDonald's Fundraiser from 4:00-8:00 PM

28 thru April 1 - Spring Break


April

4 - NO SCHOOL

5 - School Resumes

11 - Art Night from 6:00-8:00 PM

12 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM in the Media Center

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 - 3:43 PM

Pick-up time: 3:40


Attendance Line*

810-299-4354

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