The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: October 28, 2021

Reminder no SCHOOL on Nov 2!

Halloween Parade

Stay Tuned & Keep Fingers Crossed

Well, the weather at the moment is not looking great for our Halloween Parade tomorrow morning. Mr. Renner will be sending an email out to the families at or before 8:00 AM tomorrow morning to inform you if the parade is a go or if it will have to be cancelled due to the rain. You will receive and email either way so stay tuned for that to arrive in the morning and keep those fingers crossed that the weather cooperates!
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Yearbook Order Deadline is TOMORROW!

The deadline to order your yearbook at the current price is October 29th! Order your yearbook if you have not done so already, before the price increases.

Lost & Found

The Lost in Found area is overflowing with items! It is located outside the building near Door 21 near the playground. Check out the photos below to see if any of the items belong to you. Any unclaimed items will soon be donated to the Salvation Army.

News from the art room

Art to Remember

Your student's artwork is getting mailed out today!

They have been very busy creating some incredible pieces.

Stay tuned for their personal link to order personalized items in early November!

All proceeds help support our creative artists at the amazing Spencer Elementary!

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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.

LIBRARY UPDATE

It's Digital Citizenship Month!

Hi Spencer Families! I am so proud of all of our students for engaging in discussions on how to be safe online. If you would like to continue the discussion at home, please ask them about this. They may ask you if they can play Interland. It's a brilliant online game developed by Google to help teach our students how to be good Digital Citizens. They can access this at home through our Media Center website, or the direct link is below:

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

And, for more parent resources on how to help keep our children safe online, with more fun and games to engage your children in this topic, go to: https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-resources

Together we can keep our children safe online!

~Mrs. Richards, Teacher/Media Specialist ❤️📱

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.

PTO News

2021-22 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Meghann Calvin - Secretary


Box Top Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Miller's 4th grade for bringing in the most Box Tops for the first challenge of the year! If you haven't yet signed up for Box Tops digital rewards, please do so using this link, and scan within the first 14 days of signing up, and we both receive 20 bonus points for our school!


Talent Show auditions are now open!!!! If your student would like to participate in the Talent Show (new to Spencer this year), please see the attached flyer for all the details. We are asking for video auditions to be submitted by November 8th to SpencerShowcase@gmail.com. Selections will be made and announced on November 10th. If your child would like to participate, but cannot attend the live event on November 17, please submit an audition video and let us know you cannot make it! We will work on showing those videos between live acts.


Road Runner Prize Schedule

The Roadrunner Run prize schedule is now available! This Friday (10/29), students will enjoy a Bubble and Dance Party at lunch recess! We could use a couple parent volunteers to help keep kids engaged. Please email me at hietikko.j@gmail.com if you are interested! Mrs. Phillips' class will get to turn Mr. Renner into an Ice Cream Sunday next Friday, 11/5! Stay tuned for more details. The entire schedule of events is attached below.


Community Quotes Program

Looking for a new insurance company? Local insurance agent, Joe Halabicky, has reached out to us and has offered a $5 donation to the PTO for every household that gets an insurance quote from him and mentions Spencer Elementary PTO. More information is attached.


PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting is November 9 at 4:00pm. Childcare will be provided. Hope to see you there!


Stay Connected

As always, please check out our Facebook page and/or website for the most up to date information this year.

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Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!


Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! I have very much enjoyed our start to a great school year. I spent the month of September visiting classrooms for a social-emotional lesson centered around forming connections with peers and strengthening friendships. I have also increased visits with individual students needing social-emotional support. I am working hard to add some peer support groups by the end of the month! As the year progresses, I am continuing to connect with classroom teachers for referrals for students who are struggling or may need additional support. 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.


We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentReferral

Transportation Help Needed

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Important Dates at a Glance

October

28 - TONIGHT! Halloween Event from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

29 - Halloween Parade at 9:05 AM

29 - Yearbook Order Deadline (before the price increases)


November

2 - NO SCHOOL

9 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM

17 - Talent Show from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

24-29 - NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break

30 - School Resumes

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.