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Spencer Elementary May 21, 2021

Office News

It's the Last Podcast for the Year!

How do you balance? How do you keep all of the plates spinning? I used to think the more I worked and focused on balance, the better I would be. It turns out, I actually became more frustrated and beat myself up for missing opportunities and just being tired from the day. There has to be a better way? There is, and by listening, you'll find out what I discovered that might help you!

Click HERE for the good stuff!

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.

Does Your Child Know a Funny Joke?

Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements!

Attention 4th Grade Families!

Maltby Building Tour

Hello Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Bullpup Families!!

We are excited to announce our Maltby June Building Tour for our new Bullpups!

During the week of June 21st families can sign up for their Bullpup to come in and have the chance to see their new school and do a self- guided tour/ scavenger hunt!

Students (with 1 accompanying adult please) can tour the building and collect a sticker at each major building area (cafeteria, Media Center, gymnasium, etc)!!

1 hour time slots are available to tour the building on June 22nd - 25th. Please plan on wearing a face covering and using appropriate social distancing between families ~ thank you. We are looking forward to getting the chance to meet our new Bullpups as they “Step Up” to Maltby Intermediate!

Please use our Sign-Up Genius page to reserve a day and time for your tour:

Can’t make that week- please do not panic!! We are planning on hosting our typical student orientation for 5th graders on August 23rd. Students can tour the building, see their classrooms, try their locker, and have their portrait taken for our Bullpup ID’s and yearbook!!

Looking forward to another great group of Maltby Bullpup 5th graders!

Mr. Brenner

Mr. Aten

Yearbooks Are In!

The 2020-2021 yearbooks have arrived and will be distributed to your student the last week of school. If you are one of our BVA families and ordered a yearbook, they will be available for pick up here at Spencer on Weds, May 26 between 11 AM & 2 PM with some other items from the PTO. If you did not get a chance to order a yearbook, I have a very limited quantity for sale in the office. Feel free to email me at to set aside a copy for you. They are $10 (cash only, please) and you can send it into the Spencer Office.

PTO News

Sun Shades

You may notice some new additions to our playground. The PTO is happy to report that our sun shade installation is complete, and just in time for this heat wave! The students and staff will finally have some shady respite from the sun. Thank you for your donations and support of the PTO over the years that made this purchase possible.

Field Day

*Volunteers must complete the volunteer release form by May 30 to participate in Field Day​*

We are seeking parent volunteers to travel with the classes to the various stations and run the games. Please read the entire sign up genius description before you agree to volunteer:

Spencer Field Day Volunteers 2021

Box Tops

We are running a Box Tops collection now through May 28. Scan your box tops at home and send in any paper Box Tops that are not expired. The PTO recently received a check for $70 from our last collection. Thank you for your support!

BVA Pickup

The final BVA pickup day will be May 26th from 11am-2pm. This will include any items from the PTO for the past couple months. If you cannot make it during this time, please let Jen Lumsden know and she will arrange a time for you to pick it up. 4th Grade BVA Students - Your items will be given to Mrs. Vollmer and distributed at your farewell celebration.

Ferry Tickets

Fun Services provided every student with free tickets as a thank you for shopping this year's Holiday Shop. Don't forget to use your FREE Mackinac Island / Pictured Rocks tickets this summer. If you need to print Mackinac Island ferry tickets last minute, the code is MI2020


Final Counselor's Corner of the School Year

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last month, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. From masks and cohort bubbles to virtual lessons and synchronous learning, we have done it all in a year like no other. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths with a Social-Emotional lesson centered around self-concept. We plan to take time with classrooms to reflect on what we CAN DO, what we DO WELL, and what makes us UNIQUE. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.

Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.

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!

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

COVID-19 Self-Reporting


If a member in your Spencer students household is awaiting test results for COVID-19, please DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL UNTIL THE TEST RESULTS ARE DETERMINED. If the results come back positive, please fill out the Self-Reporting Form below. Thank you for your cooperation as we try to keep our Spencer community safe!

COVID Communication

In an attempt to not over-communicate to families at Spencer with emails regarding positive Covid 19 cases, BAS is no longer sending community-wide emails to all parents and guardians for each case, at each building.

We ARE, of course, still sending emails to ALL students, parents, and staff facing mandated quarantines and ALL parents, students, and staff who have been in classrooms where a positive COVID-19 case has been reported.

Families of those directly impacted receive direct communication regarding any new cases. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to visit our district's COVID-19 transparency site at"

In addition, the Livingston County Health Department is no longer receiving the reports of positive COVID-19 tests of adults between the ages of 19-64 from the testing sites. For this reason, they are requesting that our parent/guardians self-report if they have tested positive or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to allow for the necessary contact-tracing within our school. You will find the link to the to the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below...

Brighton Library Summer Reading Program

May Menus

Important Dates at a Glance


26 - Final BVA Pickup Day from 11 AM - 2 PM

26 - Virtual Wednesday - LAST ONE

31 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


2 - NO VIRTUAL WEDS - In Person Learning Day

9 - NO VIRTUAL WEDS - In Person Learning Day

10 - Field Day - All Day

11 - Last Day of School - Half Day Dismissal time is 12:30 PM

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.