The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary October 16, 2020

News From the Office

Just a Few Loose Ends

Halloween is coming and because of COVID, we're going to do things a little bit differently. Your child can wear their costume to school if you wish. Please remember, no bloody, gory, or scary masks. As always, no weapons. We won't have a parade this year and we can't have helpers in the classes for parties. You'll want to check with your child's teacher to see what might be planned. In addition.


We will have outside recess unless the weather is raining too hard, lightning, or thunder. Please be advised we'll head out most days.


Wednesdays are remote learning days. In order for us to count the day for the State of Michigan, the assignments need to be completed and submitted on Wednesdays. If you are having difficulty with anything on a given Wednesday, send an email to your child's teacher and he/she can help troubleshoot or address your concerns.


The Amazing Spencer PTO has a few fun things planned for your family. Keep scrolling to the PTO section and see ways you can get connected whether face-to-face students or Virtual Roadrunners attending the BVA.

A Dash of Salt Podcast

Salt is essential to life; it heals; preserves; and adds flavor to life. I'll share my experiences not only as a principal but my other favorite title, dad.


What you focus on, is what you get. Click HERE to listen to what happened to me with a recent visit to the doctor.

Now Hiring

Spencer is currently looking for building substitutes and a lunch aide. If you would love to join The Amazing Spencer Elementary, please let us know by calling 810-299-4350 for more information.

Update on last year's book donations...

We wanted to update you on the books that were donated to Spencer last March before we had to close things down. They are now being used to fill The Little Free Libraries around town! We have heard that a few of them were completely empty, so it's nice to find a "home" for these books that folks in our community can enjoy.

Need Help With Tech?

Mrs. Adams has put together this fantastic guide to help you navigate all things tech. We hope you find this Technology Guide helpful as it addresses questions that have come up in the past. If something is not addressed, we will add to this resource.

Mrs. Adams - teacher librarian

BAS Parent Technology Guide

Morning Announcements

Each day, Mr.Renner posts morning announcements for all Spencer Roadrunners. They are short, sweet, and to the point. This way, you can stay connected with us, whether near or far!


Click HERE to bookmark the Spencer Announcements.

Note From the PTO

Chipotle Night

Save the Date for our First PTO Restaurant Night of the year. Order from Chipotle in Brighton on Tuesday, October 20th from 5-9pm and 30% of the sales will be donated back to Spencer PTO. The company is generously encouraging takeout and online orders. Use the code YL3PH2G when placing an order. An email with the flyer will also be sent on the 20th.



Box Tops

We will be doing one collection of Box Tops paper clippings this fall (no contest, though). If you have any left, please send them in with your student(s) between now and 10/23. Please put loose clippings in baggies. As always, PLEASE clip them (don't throw entire tops of boxes in) and check expiration dates before sending in.


Precious Prints Fundraiser

Local business owner and Spencer parent, Emily Alford, of Precious Prints is once again offering Spencer families the opportunity to participate in a holiday ornament/magnet fundraiser that will earn Spencer 25% of sales. Because we cannot hold an after school event to create these ornaments as we did last year, Emily is offering "paint your own" kits of ornaments or magnets that kids can create at home. These make great gifts or could be used for art enrichment on a virtual Wednesday. Not only is this a ton of fun for the kids and an opportunity for them to create memorable gifts for loved ones, it is an opportunity to raise some money for the PTO. Please see the flyer for details and sign up information.


Halloween Family Fun Night

The PTO is hosting a virtual family fun night on October 29 at 6 pm. Cameron Zvara, comedy magician and entertainer, will perform his virtual show just for Spencer. You will just follow the private link to watch him on YouTube Live. We are encouraging families to wear their costumes to the event for some extra fun! Cameron has performed at our carnival/auction and is incredible. We hope you will join us!


www.cameronzvara.com/spencer

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Student Nutrition is Hiring

The district is still in need of help in the Student Nutrition Department. You can apply online at http://bit.ly2x320m. See the attached flyer for contact information if you are interested.

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 resiliency and working through challenges. 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/McKiddyParentRequest

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

Social Emotional Support

Use this link to find out the additional resources for you and your child. https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-sel-focus

October Menus

Important Dates at a Glance

October

20 - Chipotle Night from 5:00-9:00 PM

21 - Virtual Learning Day

28 - Virtual Learning Day

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 - 3:42 PM


Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

*Please remember to call your child's absence in as early as possible.