The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: April 29, 2022

Covid-19 Guidance

We are starting to see a slight uptick in Covid-19 cases at Spencer over the last 2 weeks. Please let us know right away if your student tests positive for Covid-19. Click the button link below for the latest information from the MDHHS.


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.

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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.

A Dash of Salt

Listen to this week's NEW episode to receive a sneak peek into what's planned for next year at The Amazing Spencer Elementary. Here's a hint, it's more than just parking!


Click here to listen to Mr.Renner's past Podcast episodes.

Are You Leaving Spencer?

If you are making plans to leave Spencer Elementary School for the next school year, 2022-23, please click on the link below and complete this form as soon as possible. Thank you.

NOTE: You do NOT need to fill out this form if your child is going to Maltby.

MSTEP State Testing for 4th Grade Begins Next Week!

The M-Step testing window is from April 11 - to May 6. The students will test for 60 minutes a day. On average, the Math test should take 1 hour 30 minutes. The average time for the ELA test should take 2 hours. The lunchtimes and special times will remain the same for both grades throughout the testing cycle. For specific testing times, please contact your child's teacher.


4th Grade -English Language Arts (ELA)

Monday, May 2

Tuesday, May 3

Wednesday, May 4

Thursday, May 5

Art Room News & Request

Donation Request from the Art Room

The Roadrunners are starting clay projects next week and we are looking for

Gallon Size Ziploc Bags for each student to keep their work in.


The kids are so excited to begin working on their clay pieces.

Thank you in advance for your donations

PTO News

AUCTION/CARNIVAL: Only 8 days until the big day! I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made a donation, to those who have been running all over helping pick UP donations, and to those who have helped with the planning of this event. We couldn't have done this without you! BUT we still need tons of volunteers on the day of the event! This is the perfect opportunity for older siblings and grandparents to help out while you shop! You can also volunteer for a slot and still have time to shop. All Auction and Carnival volunteer spots are here.


We will also have our normal Treat Walk station! We are seeking treats for this particular game. Sweet treats, salty treats, small toys, etc. are all welcome! Treats should all be dropped off on Friday at the school, preferably during set-up Friday evening, between 4-7pm. Treat Walk signup genius is here.


One of the highlights of the Auction and Carnival for the kids is the FISH BOWL RAFFLE! For three days next week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), students will be able to purchase raffle tickets at lunch. Tickets are 10 for $5. (Please note, we will be keeping track of ticket numbers in a spreadsheet - students will not bring them home!) This years Fishbowl Raffle items are:

  • Lego Adventure Set (featuring 3 Lego City sets)
  • Color Rave Electric Scooter and helmet
  • Backyard Adventure Kit (including a slackline kit and hammock)
  • $100 Meijer gift card

Winners will be announced after the Live Auction on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win!


TEACHER and STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is next week as well. We have some special things planned each day to show them how wonderful we think they are! Thank you to everyone who has signed up or made a donation toward this already. If you would like to help out, there are still a variety of slots open. The TAW signup genius is located here! If you would like to know what we have planned for the week, please check out the attached flyer.


SENIOR SURVIVOR: Each year, Brighton High School does a Senior Survivor Week in which teams of Seniors compete with each other to raise the most money for a given foundation. This year, there are 8 teams who will fundraise throughout the day, have competitions throughout the evening, and sleep over at the high school for a week. This year's foundation is Fund-a-Life. The teams are currently taking orders for Senior Survivor shirts. If you are interested in purchasing one, you can do so at Kensington Valley Varsity before May 1st.

During the week of May 9-13, we will be placing grade level buckets out for coin donations to help the seniors in their fundraising efforts. If you wish to participate, your students can bring change that week. This will be a grade level competition among all schools - ie 3rd Graders at Spencer, Hawkins, Hilton, and Hornung will all be counted together. More information to follow.


UPCOMING DATES:

5/2-5/6: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7: Auction/Carnival 4-7pm

5/10: PTO Meeting 4:00

5/24-5/26: Book Fair

5/25: Family Picnic 4:30-7:00

6/9: Ice Cream Social

6/14: Field Day

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.

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 Sign Up 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!


Welcome back from break, here in the final stretch of the year! We hope the month of April brings us some warmer weather and time outside. This month, we will be providing classroom lessons on the topic of Wellness. We will focus on creating a healthy body and mindset as well as promoting wellness within ourselves. Students will be asked to reflect on their choices that make them stronger as learners as well as humans! We would like to encourage you to continue conversations at home about the things that help us all grow with our mindset and skills to make us healthy and happy.


The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will do our best to support your child.


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


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

Fun Events Around the District

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Important Dates at a Glance

May

7 - Auction/Carnival 4:00-7:00 PM

10 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM in the Media Center

24-26 - Book Fair

25 - Family Picnic from 4:30-7:00 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.