The Spencer Scoop
The Amazing Spencer Elementary: October 28, 2021
Reminder no SCHOOL on Nov 2!
Stay Tuned & Keep Fingers Crossed
Yearbook Order Deadline is TOMORROW!
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!
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.
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:
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 ❤️📱
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our next PTO Meeting is November 9 at 4:00pm. Childcare will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Note From the Counselor
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.
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentReferral
Transportation Help Needed
Important Dates at a Glance
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)
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