The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: January 7, 2022

New COVID-19 Reporting Procedure

(NEW) Process for Parents to Report a Positive Student COVID-19 Case
Please use the highlighted link to report a positive student's COVID-19 case. The case needs to be reported on the form by the parent/guardian of a student with a positive COVID-19 case.


BAS COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting Form

Do Not Send Your Child to School If...

Spencer has recently received an increase in positive COVID cases. You can help keep all safe with a few easy steps:

If your child has any illness symptoms such as,


  • Fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Other early symptoms, including chills, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea, and nausea/ vomiting.

Stay home!

In addition, if someone in your household has recently been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting the results, we ask that you keep everyone home until the results are in.

News from the Music Room

You are invited to join Spencer Singers!

I am pleased to announce that Spencer Singers will once again be offered to 3rd grade students at Spencer Elementary. Spencer Singers is an organization open to 3rd and 4th graders who love singing and performing. During rehearsals, we will get ready with vocal warm ups and work on learning a collection of fun performance songs. The performance calendar for this year is still being developed. We will rehearse each Friday morning before school from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the music room. This will not interfere with Safety duties. Students should report to the music room (leaving their belongings in the hall) no earlier than 7:50 a.m. The first rehearsal will be Friday, January 14th.


Applications are being sent to all third grade students. There are no auditions or try-outs, but there are a limited number of students who can be accepted. Students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. The only requirements are that students meet behavior and participation expectations during regular music classes and Spencer Singers rehearsals/events and can be at rehearsals at 8:00 a.m. Students who ride the bus should make other arrangements for transportation on Friday mornings as the buses do not arrive in time to rehearse.


Please e-mail me if you have any questions.


Thanks!

-Bonnie Muszynski

muszynb@brightonk12.com

MASKS ARE NEEDED ON THE BUS!

If your student only rides the bus in the afternoon, please remember to send a mask in with them. We are seeing an increase in kids coming in to the office at the end of the day to get a mask because one was forgotten, and our supply of extra masks is running low.

PTO News

2021-22 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Meghann Calvin - Secretary



Welcome back from Winter Break! We are glad so many enjoyed the Winter Break Bingo game. Prizes have been ordered and will be distributed next week to those who turned a card in - I think they will like it!


It's a new year and our teachers could use some fresh supplies! Staff have been asked to think of anything they would love in their classroom - from pencils to alternative seating and anything in between that would make their lives easier. We are currently collecting these Wish List items and will make them available via sign-up genius in the next issue of the Scoop.


The kids are having a great time sledding at recess. The PTO purchased 10 new sleds for them today that we hope will last the rest of the winter!


The Family Game Night scheduled for January 26th has been canceled.


Our next PTO Meeting is on schedule for 4pm on Tuesday, January 11. Childcare will be provided. Hope to see you there!


As always, please check out our Facebook page and/or website for the most up to date information this year.

Lunch Information

Lunch

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.

Library News

Need Technological Help?

Do you have questions about accessing school links and applications at home? Do you need more guidance logging in, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or SeeSaw? If so, click the button before to access the BAS Parent Tech Guide.

Virtual Library/STEAM Activities for Home!

Hi Roadrunner Families,


Many of our students have asked if they can do our library activities at home, and the answer is YES! I create virtual choice boards each month for the students, and they are located on our Library website, along with other activities that we do during their Library/STEAM time each week. If you'd like them to explore at home, you can get to the Library website through the Spencer Elementary website under quick links or directly at http://spencerlsc.weebly.com/library-activities.html. Enjoy!


~Mrs. Richards

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!


Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January we are diving into mindfulness, yoga, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.


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

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

Events Around the District

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Brighton Baseball Camp

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BASE Foundation

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Important Dates at a Glance

January

11 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM - Childcare will be provided

17 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day


February

4 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

8 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 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 - 3:43 PM

Pick-up time: 3:40


Attendance Line*

810-299-4354

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