The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 11/8/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

Question of the Week

We learn new things by asking questions. Please take a moment to answer the one question survey. All of the information gathered is anonymous. Thank you for your time.

Here's What I Learned from Last Week's Question

I asked myself this same question, and the teachers were asked the same. It's all about perspective. Of course, we would hope to have 100%, but it looks as we have some work to do. I ask these questions because I need your perspective to help drive Spencer forward. Thanks for your honesty and sharing.
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Starting Wednesday, November 7

After some review, the decision was made by the Brighton Police Department to move the drop off zone in the AM closest to the building starting Wednesday, November 7. The front car will pull forward to the crosswalk and stop. The other vehicles pull behind the car in front of them and stop. Once your vehicle has stopped, let your child/ren out on the passenger side closest to the sidewalk. After, please wait for the car in front of you to pull away. Do not try to pass in the drop-off lane.

The small staff lot will be only for buses and no longer a drop-off zone.

If you choose to park and walk your child to their bus line, you’ll need to use the main crosswalk.

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Did you miss the WATCHDOGS program on Thursday? No worries, just click below to see how you can still get involved.

Mod Pizza Night

Our next fundraiser night is coming up this Tuesday, November 13th from 4-8pm. Special guest chefs will be working behind the counter. It is always a fun time for the kids and adults and a great fundraiser for Spencer! MOD will donate 20% of your total bill to Spencer!

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News from the District

BHS Dramatic Arts program

"Robin Hood" Play is next week!
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News From Around the District

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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

Roadrunner Run Prizes

This Friday, 11/9, is Sports Apparel Day. Children are encouraged to dress in anything sports. The PTO has also purchased a small prize for each student that they will receive on Friday.

Save the date for our final prize presentation on Friday, 11/16. The ever great sport, Mr. Renner, will be getting pied in the face by Mrs. Price's class!

PTO Meeting

The November PTO meeting is next Tuesday, 11/13, at 4:00 pm in the media center. Babysitting will be available. Please plan to attend to hear our latest news and learn about upcoming events.

Mod Pizza Night

After the PTO meeting on 11/13, head over to Mod Pizza from 4-8 pm for our fundraiser night. Special guest chefs will be working behind the counter. It is always a fun time for the kids and adults and a fabulous fundraiser for our school! Mod will donate 20% of your total bill to Spencer!

Jump Off the Turkey Night at Sky Zone

Head to Sky Zone on Tuesday, 11/27 from 4-8 pm for our Spencer Family Fun Night. One hour jumps are $11 and that price includes sky socks. Have a great time burning off that turkey with your Spencer friends! Flyer is below...

Annual Spencer T-Shirts

We have some extra adult unisex size large blue Spencer t-shirts for sale for $5 each. If you are interested, please contact Kristie Hopka.

Food Drive

Keep sending your food drive donations to school labeled with your child's grade. The grade that collects the most donations will win a pizza party! As of last count, first grade is in the lead! All food items will be donated to Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry in Brighton.

Holiday Shop

Changes have been made to our annual Holiday Shop schedule. This year, the shop will be open after school Friday, Dec. 7 and during the day Saturday, Dec. 8. Please save the date and plan to attend. More details and a sign up genius for volunteers will be out soon.

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.

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Important Dates:


9 - Sports Apparel Day

13 - PTO Meeting @ 4 pm in the Media Center

13 - Spencer MOD Pizza Night from 4:00 - 8:00 pm

15 - Picture Retake Day

16 - Pie Face Mr. Renner - Time TBD

21 to 26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

27 - School Resumes

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