The Spencer Scoop
Spencer Elementary April 23, 2021
We exist to give each student the foundational skills to pursue their passions
At the completion of fourth grade, 100% of our students will be equipped with the skills and mindset that will allow them to thrive at Maltby.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!
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 https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/8729"
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...
Are Your Ears Ready?
These days many parents are so stressed about having quality time with their kids.
What if I told you there was an easier way? What if I told you being a good parent is simpler than you think? What if you could have a peaceful weekend, knowing you've got this parenting thing nailed? Listen and find out!
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Placement Consideration Form for Next Year
We will develop student assignments for the 2021-2022 school year in the upcoming weeks. If you believe you have important information regarding your child that the school staff may not have, this form provides an opportunity to share that information with school personnel. Your input will be used to assist us in placing your child for the coming school year. Please use the link to submit your input by May 7.
Spencer Family Directory update
Dear Spencer Families,
We are updating our family directory for Spencer.
- ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM IF YOU HAVE CHANGES OR ARE NEW TO SPENCER
- Please fill out one form for each student.
- Only include the teacher's LAST name (for sorting purposes).
- Only fill out the information that you want to be included in the directory for other families.
We do not post this directory anywhere, it is a link sent to Spencer families upon request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
If you would like a copy of the directory send me an email and be sure to include your child's name and teacher and I will send you a copy.
2021/2022 PTO Board
Apologies for the misspelling of Jacquelyn's name in last week's Scoop. Correction is below.
The election for next year's officers was held at the April 13 PTO Meeting. Introducing your 21/22 Board:
President - Jen Lumsden
Vice President - Nicole McGhee
Treasurer - Amanda Hoffmann
Co-Secretary - Meghann Calvin
Co-Secretary - Jacquelyn Turkovich
Good luck and thank you ladies!
Congratulations to last week's winner, Fritz Hoffmann, 4th grade.
Here are the new challenges. Remember there is one weekly prize opportunity for completing both challenges and one large raffle prize ($100 Lego gift card) for completing all eight weeks of challenges. All rules are below the next set of challenges. Have fun!
Challenge #1: Create your ideal park/playground where you would love to spend an afternoon.
Challenge #2: Recreate your favorite meal out of Legos.
Post pictures of your creations in the comments on the PTO Facebook page LEGO post or by email.
We can't do the PTO LEGO club in person this year but we can still have a Spencer LEGO club online (Open to in-person and BVA kids).
Here is how it will work:
The kids have until the next set of challenges goes up to post their entry (Two per week - 8 Weeks of posts).
Post their entry in the COMMENTS of the challenge post on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week anyone who does both challenges will enter to win one small weekly prize.
If your child completes ALL the challenges all eight weeks they'll be entered to win a raffle at the end of virtual LEGO club for a $100 gift card to the LEGO store.In order to include EVERYONE at Spencer challenges will post each Friday on the PTO page and in the Spencer Scoop.
Thank you for participating in our Mod Pizza Dine Out Fundraiser. This is always a popular event and we are so grateful to our families and to Mod for continuing the tradition! We appreciate your support. We will have a total raised to share with you soon.
We are seeking some volunteers for Field Day. Please read the details in the Sign-Up Genius before you commit to volunteer. We appreciate your help!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca4a82ea7fe3-field
Flowers are blooming and it is giving us all the summer feels! The sunshine has such a powerful effect on our spirit and energy. I hope you are finding time as a family to enjoy it all! This month in counseling we will focus on problem solving. This could look like reading through scenarios and talking about possible avenues or solutions to problems as well as practicing the use of sentence starters that give students a framework to pull from when communicating with others. When we use effective problem solving, we acknowledge alternative perspectives, respect one another’s emotions, and overall have more successful relationships.
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/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
Small Town, Big Hearts
Bountiful Harvest Food Drive
Skateboard Saturdays Are Back
Skateboard Saturdays at Meijer Skate Park
SELCRA is pleased to announce the opening of skateboard sessions
at Meijer Park, 333 Charles Orndorf Dr. in Brighton
Saturdays, May 1st thru October 30th (Closed on 6/19/2021)
$5 per visit for drop-ins
Helmets are required!
A Season pass is available at www.selcra.com
Click on Register Now! And use keyword: skate
Under 18 Must have a parental waiver on file to enter the park and it is located below.
Important Dates at a Glance
28 - Virtual Wednesday
5 - Virtual Wednesday
12 - Virtual Wednesday
19 - Virtual Wednesday
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
11 - Last Day of School - Half Day (Time TBD)