The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 11/15/18

Our Mission

The Spencer Community is devoted to developing every child's ability to succeed.

News From the Office

Clinic Donation Request

The clinic is in need of girl's leggings in smaller sizes (5/6/7) and boys pants (possibly sweat pants) in larger sizes (7/8/9). If you have gently used clothing to donate, we will put it to good use. Thank you!

Here's What I Learned from Last Week's Question

We had an excellent turnout for conferences! The challenging part is to make that precious time meaningful. We'll continue to work on making it worthwhile for you. Thank you for your honesty when sharing, it's helpful as we plan.
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WATCHDOGS Program

Did you miss the WATCHDOGS program on Thursday? No worries, just click below to see how you can still get involved.

News from the Music Room

Spencer Singers

Spencer Singers will meet for the first time this Friday morning at 8am. Students can arrive at 7:50am.
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News from the District

BHS Dramatic Arts program

The final showing of "Robin Hood" is this Sunday!
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Holiday Window Painting Event at Brighton Ford

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PTO INFORMATION

PTO News

2018/2019 PTO Board


Kristie Hopka - President

Meghann Calvin - Co-VP

Erin Daksiewicz - Co-VP

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jen Lumsden - Co-Secretary

Lisa Vreeland - Co-Secretary


Roadrunner Run Prizes

Join us tomorrow at 10:30 am at our final prize assembly as we celebrate our fundraising success by throwing pies at Mr. Renner! Each member of Mrs. Price's class earned the right to throw a pie by collecting the most donations.

Spencer Annual T-shirts
Extra size large adult shirts are for sale for $5. They make great gifts for Grandma and Grandpa and other family members. Contact Kristie Hopka if you'd like to purchase one.

Holiday Food Drive
The race is on to donate the most items. First grade is currently in the lead. Earn bonus laps for taking a picture of your child with your donation and posting it to the PTO Facebook page. Turn donations in labeled with your child's grade by Nov. 29. The winning grade receives a pizza party!

Sky Zone Jump Off the Turkey Night
Join us at Sky Zone on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4-8 pm for $11 one hour jumps. The price includes a pair of sky socks. Come have a bouncing good time with Spencer friends!

Red Wings for Reading Program
Read at least 3 books from your grade level reading list, log your reading minutes then submit an online entry form at www.DetroitRedWings.com/Reading by January 31, 2019 to be entered in a drawing to win prizes including a pair of Red Wings tickets.

Brighton Ford Holiday Window Painting

Each year, area elementary schools are invited by Brighton Ford to paint their showroom windows for the holidays. Spencer's night is December 5th from 4:30-7:00. Only students are able to paint windows, but parents are required to stay to supervise their kids. PLEASE wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and dress warm as this event is outside. While the event is open to all students, we have to limit the participation to a small number in different time slots. As you can imagine, the event could become quite chaotic if too many kids show up at one time. Sign up using the sign up genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a4a729a6fb6-brighton1

Brighton Ford Holiday Window Painting

Each year, area elementary schools are invited by Brighton Ford to paint their showroom windows for the holidays. Spencer's night is December 5th from 4:30-7:00. Only students are able to paint windows, but parents are required to stay to supervise their kids. PLEASE dress warm as this event is outside. While the event is open to all students, we have to limit the participation to a small number in different time slots. As you can imagine, the event could become quite chaotic if too many kids show up at one time. Please sign up for a time slot below. Please ask Ms. Fleet if you have any questions. On December 11th from 5:00 - 7:00 Brighton Ford will have a contest and the school with the most votes will win! Santa will be there along with food and fun! The prizes for each school is as follows: -1st place: $3,000 -2nd place: $1,000 -3rd and 4th places: $500

www.signupgenius.com

Holiday Shop

The holiday shop will take place this year outside of school hours. Please join us on Friday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 pm or on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 am - 3 pm. Fun activities are planned for Saturday's event including: festive pictures with our very own Holiday Roadrunner, a hot cocoa bar, a book exchange, craft an ornament, a girl scout bake sale benefiting Blessings in a Backpack, and create a holiday greeting card for a local senior living home. We hope to see you there. The holiday shop is a long standing tradition for elementary students and the kids get so much joy out of choosing gifts for family and friends!

We need you to make this a success! Please sign up to help:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a4a729a6fb6-holiday4

Holiday Shop 2018

The Holiday Gift Shop will be held outside of School Hours: Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th This is a great time for your child to go shopping for someone special during this holiday season. Parent Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, decorating and running the shop. We realize that the holiday season is a busy time for everyone but we would appreciate your support.

www.signupgenius.com


Join our Facebook Group!

Please join our Spencer Elementary PTO Facebook group! It is a great way to ask questions, get answers and share information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/402232026502881/


Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and use the hashtag #SpencerAllStar to tell the story of how someone has proven to be an All-Star at Spencer!


Spencer PTO Webpage

Our webpage is full of important information and is a great tool to use when you have questions about events or the school. https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/2663

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Important Dates:

November

16 - Popcorn Friday

21 to 26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

27 - School Resumes

30 - Popcorn Friday


December

5 - Window Painting Event at Brighton Ford 4:30-7:00pm

10 to 11 - Hearing Screening for JK, K, 2nd & 4th Grade - more information to come

14 - PTO Meeting in the Media/STEAM Center at 4:00pm

School Hours

Daily Start Time:

Starting Time - 8:47 AM

Dismissal Time - (11:57 for 1/2 Kindergarten) 3:50 PM

Tardy Time - 8:47 AM

Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

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

Lunch Hours

Lunchtimes for Spencer Students:

1/2 K - No Lunch

Jk-Full Day K - 11:35-12:00

1st Grade- 12:05-12:30

2nd Grade- 12:35-1:00

4th Grade- 1:05-1:30

3rd Grade- 1:35-2:00