The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: February 25, 2022

Note from the Attendance Secretary

The end of the 2nd trimester is next Friday, March 4th. The following week, I will be sending out Attendance Notifications to the parents/guardians of students with excessive absences. If your student was absent for an illness that lasted more than a couple days and you can obtain a doctor's note, feel free to send them in to the office so I can medically excuse the absence. Please note, if your student was absent for a quarantine, that will NOT count against their attendance and you will not receive an attendance letter.

A Dash of Salt - How Understanding Intent Could Make Anyone a Better Parent

Positive intent is a conscious choice to teach instead of punishing. Teaching allows children to learn from their mistakes. First, we use the power of love to attribute positive motives to the child’s behavior. This keeps us in an integrated executive state. Then we can teach and help children shift to an executive state so that they can learn. Positive intent allows a child to make a mistake and recover. It helps everyone involved focus on finding solutions instead of placing blame and making judgments.


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Attention 4th Grade Families

Maltby Parent Orientation for Incoming 5th Grade Parents

Calling all current 4th Grade parents! The Maltby Parent Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. You will get information on scheduling, curriculum, Encore classes, lockers, lunch, bussing, and much more. See the document below for all the details...
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Extra Change of Clothes

There are many, many puddles on the playground, so we are asking that you please pack an extra change of clothes with your student each day. That way if your student finds one of the puddles outside, they can change into dry clothes and we won't have to call you to run up a change of clothing. Thank you for your help with this.

Pack Of Dogs Fundraising Opportunity

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: We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to ALL our Spencer Families for continuing to show your amazing generosity toward our school and community. We had an astounding amount of food donated to Bountiful Harvest and soooo many coins for the I Will Right Now Foundation! We will announce winners for both drives next week after the final tallies are in!


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.


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

4/11: Art Night 6-8pm

4/12: PTO Meeting

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.

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. 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 Spencer Reading Wall of Fame. Here is another copy in case they need it. 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!


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!

35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy & Kindness


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com

EVENTS AROUND THE DISTRICT

Brighton High School Musical Theater

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Intro to Orienteering Sprint Series

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Brighton Girl's Lacrosse

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Important Dates at a Glance

March

3 - Maltby Parent Orientation from 6:30-8:00 PM

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

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.