The Spencer Scoop
The Amazing Spencer Elementary: March 11, 2022
Request from the Administrative Assistants
A Dash of Salt - How Acceptance isn't as Bad as You Think
The Power of Acceptance is choosing to accept the moment is as it is. It is mindfulness in action. There’s a misconception equating acceptance with passivity or settling. We can take the moment and still prefer a different way. Acceptance is acknowledging “what is” without getting wrapped up in what “should be.”
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Attention 4th Grade Families
Note from the Music Room to our 4th Grade Families
Save the Date...
2021-22 PTO Board Members
Jen Lumsden - President
Nicole McGhee - Vice President
Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer
Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary
Meghann Calvin - Secretary
BOOK BINGO: Our March Family Night is Book Bingo on March 14th from 6-8pm in the gym. This is a crowd favorite! Come join us for the classic game of Bingo, starring some favorite guests as our callers. This is a free family event - students will receive a water, popcorn, and bingo card when they enter and will leave with a book or two, a Book Bingo Badge, and a smile! We still need some extra callers! If you would like to help out, please check out the signup genius here.
AUCTION/CARNIVAL: The 33rd Annual Auction and Carnival is May 7th. This is a family event that consists of both a live and silent auction, as well as carnival type games and activities for the kids. This event serves as our main fundraiser for the year. We are currently looking for game sponsors and/or donations! If you or your company are interested in helping with one of these items, please see the attached letters.
One of the highlights of the silent auction are the classroom projects. Each year, we ask volunteers to plan a project to create with their child's class. Each project will involve all the children within a classroom in some way. Class auction project leaders can sign up here! We ask that you coordinate with your child's teacher on ideas, then run it past Amber Blum firstname.lastname@example.org prior to starting to prevent having many of the same type of project. Some projects from years past are attached. All projects are due May 1st.
PTO BOARD NOMINATIONS: Interested in serving on the PTO Board next year? Please let us know! If you have interest in serving in any position, contact me at email@example.com. Nominations will remain open through the month of March and voting will take place at the April PTO Meeting.
3/14: Book Bingo 6-8pm
3/22: McDonald's Dine Out Night 4-8pm (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)
4/11: Art Night 6-8pm
4/12: PTO Meeting
4/19: Mod Pizza Dine Out Night (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)
5/7: Auction/Carnival 4-7pm
5/10: PTO Meeting
6/9: Ice Cream Social
6/14: Field Day
NOTE: If your child is a COLD LUNCH, the cost of a milk is $.50. It is NOT FREE. If your child gets a HOT LUNCH, the milk is included in the free Federal grant lunch.
Lunch Volunteer Opportunities for March
If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our March Sign Up Genius. You will find the link by clicking HERE.
Thank you! We appreciate your help!
The Spencer Office
March is Reading Month
- One of the opportunities is through this reading calendar. The students are receiving this during their library classes. If they complete this throughout the month of March, get it signed by a parent/guardian, and return it after Spring Break they will receive their prizes and their picture on the Roadrunner Reading Wall of Fame. Here is another copy in case they need it.
- They will be earning tickets throughout the week in their classrooms for reading incentives. Drawings will be every Friday morning to win free books or posters.
- We are partnering with Culver's in Brighton to win coupons for free ice cream and kids meals! Five books completed earns them a free ice cream, and ten books completed earns them a free kids meal.
Spencer Roadrunners "Read A Latte"! Have fun!! ~Mrs. Richards
Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center
I have expanded our Virtual Library/STEAM Center, so that your children have access to more resources at home, connecting them to our Library. I hope they enjoy learning, staying engaged and staying connected with our Spencer Family! Have fun exploring!
Note From the Counselor
Here we are in March, ready for some sunshine and warmer weather! This month, we will be visiting classrooms for some Read Alouds and social-emotional stories for Reading Month. We are doing our best to meet the needs of students and classrooms by providing additional support with student groups and individual concerns. During this time of the year, needs are high and many students are requiring additional connections. Our goal for this month is to more directly meet the needs of our students during this stretch of the year when we all need a little more TLC.
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentReferral
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
Extra Change of Clothes
EVENTS AROUND THE DISTRICT
Important Dates at a Glance
14 - Book Bingo from 6:00-8:00 PM
22 - McDonald's Fundraiser from 4:00-8:00 PM
28 thru April 1 - Spring Break
4 - NO SCHOOL
5 - School Resumes
11 - Art Night from 6:00-8:00 PM
12 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM in the Media Center
25 - 4th Grade Music Night at 6:00 PM (more info coming soon...)