The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 10/4/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

Homecoming Celebration

Friday, October 5 is BHS Homecoming Parade and Football Game. Spencer will celebrate by wearing orange and black on Friday.

We'd also like to invite you to attend the parade downtown starting at 6:00 pm. The parade will lead through town and end at the BHS football field. It's sure to be a great night of fun and celebrating our Brighton community. We hope to see you there!

Bus Information

We want to let you know that our fall bus evacuations will be taking place between Oct. 15th-26th. We try to do these during our layover times at buildings to keep things on schedule. Parents may notice that their P.M. routes are slightly delayed but we'll do our best to avoid that.

The Clinic Needs Donations!

The Spencer Clinic is in need of clothing donations! If you have gently used shorts, skirts or leggings in sizes 5/6, we would greatly appreciate it.

Morning Parking Lot Issue

Parents should not park in the staff lot in the morning. We are finding parents parking in this lot before school for the drop off line. We have a large staff at Spencer and limited parking spaces available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Question of the Week

What is the WatchDog Program?

Click Here to find out more.

What I Learned From Last Week's Question

Would you like to be famous and why, was last week's question. I learned that a majority of those that answered, don't want to be famous. Some said yes to a variety of professions including actress, singers, develop cures for diseases, and we have a local celebrity that is an author!

We are working hard to make sure Spencer is famous - famous for making the needs of the students first. Sometimes we hit some bumps in the road, but we are trying to keep the students' needs at the forefront and making sure our youngest learners have a voice. We are early in the year, but off to a great start.

News from the library/STEAM center

When is my library/STEAM day?

Books are due back on their library day. If they forget on library day they may return them ANY DAY of the week. They are also welcome to come and swap books any time they finish their book.

Monday Vollmer, Thomas, Kahl, Morrow, Garza
Tuesday Clark, Miller, Andrews, Copenhaver
Wednesday Sobolevski, Rucinski, Ferguson, Cowher, Stamper, Urso
Thursday Hillman, Progar, Loiselle, Hukkala, Price, Burns
Friday Mrs Adams's Technology & library maintenance day

Mrs. Adams - teacher librarian (aka Media Specialist)
Spencer M-F

Mrs. Latimer - our new library assistant (Mrs. Taube retired)

split between Spencer & Hilton
Spencer - Monday and Wednesday
Hilton - Tuesday and Thursday
Fridays are split every other week


Mini Book Fair October 12th 8-4:30

We will hold our Mini Book Fair in the school library on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8-4:30. Students will be allowed to shop on their own during lunch recess (send money in an envelope with their name and class clearly marked). They are also welcome to shop with a parent before or after school. We will be open during the Fun Run if any parents want to shop without their students.

Thank you,

Mrs. Adams

Teacher Librarian

News From the District

I Will Right Now Foundation

Girls on the Run

Calling all volunteers! Spencer is once again hosting Girls on the Run. We are looking for dedicated men and women who have a passion for empowering our girls to be the best they can be. You do not have to have any experience as we will train you and give you everything you need including easy and fun lesson plans. Please consider helping out with this event. The season runs March thru May but we need to get coaches lined up early to register our site. Any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Heffernan 313-414-1097, or visit

News From Around the District

Livingston County Baby Fair

Brighton Area Fire Authority Annual Open House

Try Hockey for Free at KVIH


PTO News

2018/2019 PTO Board

Kristie Hopka - President

Meghann Calvin - Co-VP

Erin Daksiewicz - Co-VP

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jen Lumsden - Co-Secretary

Lisa Vreeland - Co-Secretary

PTO Meeting

The October PTO meeting is next Tuesday, October 9 at 4:00 pm in the media center. Babysitting will be available. Hope to see you there!


Thank you for your orders! Expect the t-shirts to come home on October 10 or 11. Please have your child wear his or her shirt for the Roadrunner Run on Friday, October 12.

Roadrunner Run

We appreciate the fundraising that you are doing for Spencer. Remember to turn in your envelope with donation sheet and donations no later than October 12. Extra Run packets are available outside of the office or you can print the sheets from the PTO Facebook page or the school website. When making online donations, PLEASE remember to fill out your student's name and teacher's name on the line provided. This ensures that your child's class gets credit towards the grand prize of throwing pies at Mr. Renner!

We need YOU to volunteer during the run. Please use the sign up genius to sign up for a spot:

Pink Week

Pink Week is coming towards the end of October. Information will be posted and a flyer sent home soon, but plan for a week of fun activities to support the I Will Right Now Foundation.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars for Spencer's Halloween Family Fun Night on Friday, October 26. Details are forthcoming.

Join our Facebook Group!

Please join our Spencer Elementary PTO Facebook group! It is a great way to ask questions, get answers and share information!

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and use the hashtag #SpencerAllStar to tell the story of how someone has proven to be an All-Star at Spencer!

Spencer PTO Webpage

Our webpage is full of important information and is a great tool to use when you have questions about events or the school.

Important Dates:


5 - Popcorn Friday

5 - BHS Homecoming - wear your Orange & Black - Parade at 6 pm

9 - PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center at 4 pm

12 - Mini Book Fair in the school library 8:00 am-4:30 pm

12 - Road Runner Run at 2:00

19 - Popcorn Friday

24 - WatchDOG Pizza Night @ 6:00

26 - Halloween Family Fun Night - details coming soon!

31 - Halloween Parade

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