The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 9/13/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

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Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped this morning with drop-off. It ran smoothly and our families were safe! Thank you, drivers, for your patience and for keeping everyone safe too!

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.

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

Question of the Week

We learn new things by asking questions. Please take a moment to answer the one question survey as we plan for future events. All of the information gathered is anonymous. Thank you for your time.

What I Learned

Last week's question was about attending our curriculum night. It appears conflicts with other buildings along with the timing didn't work for most families. I've made some notes for planning for next year. Thank you for sharing the information with us, it's helpful!

News From the Music Room

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News From Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education class:

To help your student get the most out of class, please send him/her with athletic shoes on their scheduled PE day. A water bottle will also help keep them hydrated when we are outside or when the wall closes and we no longer have access to a drinking fountain.

Here is my contact information for any needs, concerns, or if you just need to tell me something about your child to help make the year better!


Phone: 810-299-4350 ext. #67035

I am so excited about this school year and hope your child is too!!

Jennifer Peters

Physical Education Teacher

Spencer Elementary School


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

Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who attended the first PTO meeting of the year. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of every month at 4:00 pm in the media center. Babysitting will be available.

Spencer T-shirt Order

The annual Spencer t-shirt order forms have been sent home on orange paper. Please check your child's folder and return your order to your teacher as soon as possible, but no later that Friday, September 21. If you have more than one child, you may submit one form and write one check. Don't forget adult t-shirts are available so grab one for yourself. It's perfect to wear when you volunteer at school and events!

Looking for Sponsors
We are looking for Roadrunner Run sponsors. The cost is $200 for your logo to appear on the back of the annual Spencer t-shirts. Contact Kristie Hopka at if your company is interested in sponsoring.

Pink Out
Remember to send your child to school wearing pink on Friday, September 21 for the Pink Out in support of breast cancer research. Spencer will plan an entire week of pink activities in October to support St. Joe's Cancer Center in Brighton. Stay tuned for details.

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!

Follow us on Twitter!

Please follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and don’t forget to use the hashtag #SpencerAboveAndBeyond to recognize a student or staff member who has gone above and beyond in some way 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.

News From The District Nurse

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Here's an easy sheet to reference if your child should stay home form the County Health Department

Important Dates:


14- Wear Red, White, and Blue

21 - Pink Out