The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 3/21/19

Our Mission

The Spencer Community is devoted to developing every child's ability to succeed.

New Sign-in System

Dear Spencer Families,

The Raptor System will be installed at Spencer within the week. This system supports our district’s safe schools initiative. Please read below for details. Starting this Monday, March 11, please make sure you are prepared to visit our building with the new system by having your ID ready. Thank You!


Bill Renner

Spencer Elementary Principal

The Raptor system is being installed in all Brighton schools to supplement the district’s program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. Raptor will better inform us of the visitors, contractors, and volunteers seeking entry into our schools, and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

The visitor process will appear like this:

  • Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID, which may be scanned or manually entered into the system.

  • If a parent or guardian does not have government-issued identification, the school staff member can ask to see another form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system to perform a background check. The Raptor system only checks the visitor's name and date of birth, no other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, and the information is not shared with any outside agency.

  • Once an entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose for his/her visit.

It’s important to note that a visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. If a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building but will be escorted by a school staff member.

To learn more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor

Technologies website at If you have any questions for district

personnel, please contact Police Liaison Office Christopher Parks at (810) 299-4100.

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management

the system provides a consistent means for keeping away people who may present a

danger to our students. We want to thank our community in advance for your

understanding and support for enhancing building safety protocols in Brighton Area



Please come in and check the LOST and FOUND! Items will be donated after Friday, March 22.

Please Note A Change Of Date

Field Day has been moved to Monday, June 10th.

Our last day of school will be Tuesday, June 11th, which is a half-day.

2018/2019 Spencer Parent Survey

Please help us to increase the achievement and success of every learner at Spencer Elementary School by completing our 2018-2019 Spencer Parent Survey. The information from this survey allows us to align and develop our Spencer School Improvement goals. Your voice MATTERS!

Please click on the button below to complete the survey.

Thank you for helping to guide Spencer Elementary School's learning and focus.

MARCH is Reading Month update

Keep those orange reading sheets coming in!! Our Wall of Readers is taking shape. Friday was Wordy Clothes day at Spencer and we didn't do such a good job at reminding our students. So we are going to have a DO OVER day on Monday. Wear any clothing item, shirt, pants, hats, etc with WORDS on them. Thanks for supporting March is Reading Month.

Remaining March is Reading Month activities

  • Monday, March 18th - Wordy clothes day DO OVER
  • Wednesday, March 20th Book Drive ENDS
  • Wednesday, March 20th - BOOK BINGO 6-8pm
  • Friday, March 22nd - READ AROUND SPENCER - we will be enjoying storytime with our Spencer students

~Spencer Staff

WatchDOG Program

We've had quite the turnout for our first year of the WatchDOG program! Our slots have all filled for the remainder of the year. Thank you for taking the time to join us and make this program work. It's been fantastic to see these father figures in action and walking the halls of Spencer. We appreciate you and your time. You'll never know the difference you've made!

School Hours

Daily Start Time:

Starting Time - 8:47 AM

Dismissal Time - (11:57 for 1/2 Kindergarten) 3:50 PM

Tardy Time - 8:47 AM

Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

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

Lunch Hours

Lunchtimes for Spencer Students:

1/2 K - No Lunch

Jk-Full Day K - 11:35-12:00

1st Grade- 12:05-12:30

2nd Grade- 12:35-1:00

4th Grade- 1:05-1:30

3rd Grade- 1:35-2:00

Important Dates:


22 - Popcorn Friday

25-29 - Spring Break


2 - 4th Grade Music Choice Encore Visit

5 - Popcorn Friday

9 - Spring Picture Day

9 - PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center at 4:00 pm

12 - Special Interest Day

26 - Popcorn Friday


3 - Popcorn Friday

4 - Annual Auction/Carnival from 4:00-7:00 pm

17 - Popcorn Friday

31 - Popcorn Friday

Click below to see what events are scheduled with P.T.O.

Click below to see what events are scheduled within the District