The Spencer Scoop
The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 10/18/18
The Spencer Community is devoted to developing every child's ability to succeed.
News From the Office
Guess Who is Coming Soon?
We want to let you know that our fall bus evacuations will be taking place between Oct. 15th-26th. We try to do these during our layover times at buildings to keep things on schedule. Parents may notice that their P.M. routes are slightly delayed but we'll do our best to avoid that.
Lost & Found
A Note from the Secretaries
Thank you for sending in notes with your child for any changes to their normal routine. Please make every effort to notify your child's teacher of any early dismissal with a note. This eliminates the secretaries from calling down to the classroom and interrupting instructional time or trying to locate your child in the building or on the playground.
If a note was not sent in and you are contacting the office to change the end of the day plans for your child, please notify the office by 3:00pm.
News from Physical Education
It's fall, and that means you need an update from Physical Education to help make the transition into winter even easier!!
We may still get outside for class, so it's always a good idea to send your child with a jacket.
Kids work hard in class and get thirsty, but we don't have access to a drinking fountain during lunches or when we are outside. Please send your child with a water bottle to use in class! Their name on it would be great!
Shoes are sometimes an issue when they slip off easy, can't be tightened, or have a very slippery bottom. For your child's safety and the safety of others, boots, sandals, crocs, flip flops, and high heeled shoes are not allowed during P.E. class. If your child forgets to pack other shoes, she/he will need to sit out that class to keep everyone safe. Please help your son/daughter bring athletic type shoes each day they have P.E.
Using the bathroom in P.E. can sometimes be an issue since we only have one bathroom to share with lots of people. The classroom teacher tries hard to get all the kids to the restroom before specials, but sometimes there isn't enough time. Bathroom use is always allowed, I just ask the kids to tell me first so I know when someone is gone from the classroom. Please help your child to communicate their needs with me so that I can help them!
Question of the Week
Chipotle Fundraiser Event
Calling all burrito lovers,
Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 8599 W Grand River Ave in Brighton for our fundraiser on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support Spencer Road Elementary PTO, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!
We are approved for Chipolte Night, if you want to add it to the calendar
Can't wait to see you!
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
Please see attached letter from Kristie Hopka, PTO President...
Roadrunner Run Prizes
Congratulations, Spencer students, for earning ALL of this year's prizes. Here is the schedule of prize days:
Friday 10/19 - Pajama Day
Friday 10/26 - Dance Party
Friday, 11/2 - Extra Recess Day
Friday, 11/9 - Sports Day
Friday, 11/16 - PIE Mr. Renner Day!
Next week is Pink Week at Spencer. Proceeds from the week's activities will benefit the I Will Right Now Foundation. Here is the schedule:
Monday, 10/22 - Color a pink ribbon
Tuesday, 10/23 - Candy guessing jars
Wednesday, 10/24 - Tattoos ($.50) and bracelets ($.75) for sale at lunches
Thursday, 10/25 - Conclusion of coin wars (Bring in your spare coins all week long!)
Friday, 10/26 - PINK OUT!
Box Tops Contest
Send in your box tops by October 22 for the current contest. The winning class will receive cider and donuts compliments of Spicer's Orchard. Bonus points are given for returning your box tops on donation collection sheets. Please only send in completed sheets. If you do not have enough to complete a sheet, send them in a bag. Don't forget to label sheets and bags with teacher name.
Halloween Family Fun Night
Join us on Friday, 10/26 for our family Halloween fun night. Come have dinner at the food trucks at 5:30 pm and enjoy family friendly, indoor fun from 6-8 pm. Wear a costume for a fun contest! We will kick off the holiday food drive at this event. Please consider a canned good donation at the door. Representatives from Bountiful Harvest will be on site to collect our food drive donations. See attached flyer 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! 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
Letter from Kristie Hopka, PTO President
Pink Week Events for Next Week
News From Around the District
19 - Pajama Day
19 - Popcorn Friday
22-26 - Pink Week at Spencer
23 - Chipotle Night from 4:00-8:00 pm
24 - WatchDOG Pizza Night at 6:00
26 - PINK OUT! Wear your pink to school
26 - Halloween Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00 pm
31 - Halloween Parade at 9:15am
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