The Spencer Scoop
The Amazing Spencer Elementary: February 11, 2022
Morning Drop Off
A Dash of Salt - 10 Ways Halftime is More Refreshing Than a New Pair of Socks
In today's episode, I'll use the thoughts of a current NFL coach and my perspective as principal to provide some behind-the-scenes comparisons of why halftime is more important than just for entertainment. And as a bonus, you can use this new knowledge to show off with a general comment you toss out at your Super Bowl party to amaze your friends!
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Calling in a Covid-19 Related Absence
New COVID-19 Reporting Procedure
(NEW) Process for Parents to Report a Positive Student COVID-19 Case
Please use the highlighted link below to report a positive student's COVID-19 case. The case needs to be reported on the form by the parent/guardian of a student with a positive COVID-19 case.
Do Not Send Your Child to School If...
If your child has any illness symptoms such as,
Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
Shortness of breath
Other early symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea, and nausea/ vomiting.
In addition, if someone in your household has recently been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting the results, we ask that you keep everyone home until the results are in.
Kindergarten Round Up
Attention 4th Grade Families
Maltby Parent Orientation for Incoming 5th Grade Parents
Vision Screening by LCHD
2021-22 PTO Board Members
Jen Lumsden - President
Nicole McGhee - Vice President
Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer
Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary
Meghann Calvin - Secretary
Our Annual Food Drive benefiting Bountiful Harvest kicked off on Monday. I am always blown away by the generosity of our Spencer Families! The food drive will run through the 28th, so keep sending those items in. Whichever grade racks up the most points by the end of the month will win a small prize from the PTO. Donations will be collected and counted weekly to assign points. Please take a look at the attached flier for the most needed (aka DOUBLE POINT) items. NO GLASS PLEASE!
Our virtual STEAM Night with Leslie Science Center will be February 17th at 6:30pm. The interactive show will be one hour long and students will be able to do experiments along with the presenter, or on their own after. The materials list for the experiments that will be performed is attached. In addition to this fun event for all, if your student would still like to create their own STEAM based project to showcase to their friends, we will gladly accept videos of their presentations or pictures of art work to be shared on a Google Drive, similar to Talent Show videos. All students will receive a fun kit from the PTO to build their own catapult. These kits will be going home next week, along with the STEAM Night "badge".
The district will be celebrating Kindness Week February 21-25. We will be doing COIN WARS during the week. All money collected will be donated to the I Will Right Now Foundation, which helps local families dealing with catastrophic events. Kindness week shirts and hoodies are available now through Ivory Vines. A portion of year's shirt sales will benefit The Carl Nagy Foundation and The Sunflower Project. Students are asked to wear shirts encouraging kindness on Friday, February 25th.
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
If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our February Sign Up Genius. You will find the link by clicking HERE.
Thank you! We appreciate your help!
The Spencer Office
Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center
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!
Note From the Counselor
Welcome to February, families! Here we are again with another month and another lesson topic for classrooms. We will be visiting students to talk about Kindness and Empathy. Brighton Area Schools recognizes Kindness Week during the month of February, and we will connect with students to practice by looking at multiple perspectives in order to gain a better understanding of how our actions impact others and the world around us. We will discuss how others feel and where they are coming from. This provides a way to learn what we can do to help our family, friends, and peers when they need us most. Spreading Kindness is always a favorite message of ours, and we hope you continue to spread this message at home with your words and actions.
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!
Remember Your Family Pass
EVENTS AROUND THE DISTRICT
Events at the Brighton District Library
Brighton High School Musical Theater
Brighton Girl's Lacrosse
Important Dates at a Glance
7 to 21 - Spencer Food Drive
15 - Kindergarten Round Up from 6:30-8:00 PM
17 - (Virtual) STEAM Night at 6:30 PM
21 to 25 - Kindness Week
3 - Maltby Parent Orientation from 6:30-8:00 PM
4 - End of the 2nd Trimester
7 - NO SCHOOL - Records Day for Teachers
9 & 10 - Vision Screening for 1st & 3rd Graders
28 thru April 1 - Spring Break
4 - NO SCHOOL
5 - School Resumes