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.
Update on last year's book donations...
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
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Note From the PTO
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.
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!
Student Nutrition is Hiring
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 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.
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn