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The Amazing Spencer Elementary: May 27, 2022

News from the office


There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30th to honor Memorial Day. Have a nice holiday weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday, May 31st.

Remember Your Family Pass

Please remember to bring your Family Pass with you EVERY day you come to pick up your student. We frequently have guest teachers that will not recognize you and will send you to the office to get a temporary pass before releasing your child to you. With that being said, please be kind to our guest teachers, as the safety of your student is our top priority, and they are just doing what has been asked of them.

Medication Pick Up

Student medication(s) must be picked up by dismissal time on June 15th.

All medication(s) must be picked up by a parent/guardian.

Any medication not picked up will be discarded.

Summer Tutoring

If you are interested in keeping that learning going for your child over summer break, we have some teachers who tutor during the summer. Contact the office for names and contact information.

Music Room News

Music Nights

3rd Grade Music Night

6/1 - 6:00 Sobolevski and Kahl

6/1 - 6:45 Copenhaver and Ferguson

Family Music Nights are a format where all family members will be joining their students in the singing, dancing, playing and learning. Family Music Nights are not formal concerts where students sing on risers and families watch/record from seats in the audience. There will be limited seating for those who need it. Families should come prepared to move and sing and join in the fun!

Music Share Days

Music Share Days are coming soon to music class! Students may bring in an instrument from home, sing a song, show off dance moves, share a composition, play the piano or simply be a kind and polite audience member.

Dates are below:

6/3 & 6/13 - Phillips

6/6 & 6/9 - Garza, Price, Kahl, McBride, Andrews, Bridson, Miller, Rowe

6/7 & 6/10 - Gunn, Copenhaver, Sobolevski, Eiden, Morrow, Urso, Anderson

6/8 & 6/13 - Cowgill, Ferguson, Hukkala, Turtle Room, Honeybee Room, Vollmer, Howe

PTO News

Next week is the last week for Recess Run! The kids have been loving it! Necklaces with toe tokens will be assembled on chains and given to the kids at the end. If you are interested in helping out with the last week, see the Signup Genius here for available slots.

Field Day is coming up and lots of folks have been looking for the Signup Genius. It is finally here! We will be running this year a little differently than years past, with JK-1 doing outdoor activities in the morning only and 2-3 outdoors only in the afternoon; 4th grade will have the opportunity to stay outside all day, if they choose. We are looking for volunteers to run each game station, as well as classroom volunteers for the outdoor portion of the day. If you would like to volunteer, please see the Signup Genius here!

One of the perks of using Fun Services for events is free tickets for summer fun! We are entitled to FREE Mackinac Island Ferry tickets and Pictured Rocks tickets. Head over here and enter code MI2022 to print your tickets!


6/9: Ice Cream Social

6/13: 4th Grade Farewell (NOTE: This event is for students ONLY! More information to follow.)

6/14: Field Day

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Lunch Information


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 May/June

If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our May & June Signup Genius. You will find the link by clicking HERE.

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

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.

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

Hi Roadrunner Families,

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!

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

~Mrs. Richards

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last few weeks, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths. We plan to take time with classrooms to focus on lessons missed at some other point in the year or revisit specific topics that need a refresher. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.

Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Note from the Transportation Department

The Transportation Department does not allow students to ride home with their friends for play dates. If your child wants a friend to come over after school, a parent has to transport the children home. They will not accept notes from the parents to have a friend ride the bus home with your student.

Thank you for understanding.

Covid-19 Guidance

Click the MDHHS button for the latest Updated Recommendations for Isolation & Quarantine. It is no longer necessary to report positive cases to the self reporting link.

If you need a testing kit, contact the Spencer Office to pick one up. If you are emailing in a picture of a Covid + test, please include the name of student, the date & time the test was administered.

Tick Resource Guide

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Fun Events Around the District

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Important Dates at a Glance


30 - No School - Memorial Day


9 - Ice Cream Social

14 - Field Day

15 - Last Day of School - Half-Day Dismissal at 12:30 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*


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