The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary April 9, 2021

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Office News

What's Your Plan?

Dr. Outlaw, sent out his monthly newsletter last week asking all families to fill out their Fall 2021/22 Educational Choice form for their students for next year. This data will help us with our planning for next year and effectively build a more efficient and successful schedule for our district. You'll find the link below:

Fall Educational Choice Form

(please submit a response for each of your children currently enrolled in the Brighton Area Schools by Friday, April 16th.

Are Your Ears Ready?

It's the final stretch before the end of the year. You've recently received your child's report card, so how do you make sense of it all?
Here's a hint, what you focus on is what you get. What will you choose to monitor? Take a listen, and I'll share some easy tips that you can use today to begin making checkpoints to monitor your child's progress.


Click HERE for the good stuff!

Morning Announcements

Each day, Mr.Renner posts morning announcements for all Spencer Roadrunners. They are short, sweet, and to the point. This way, you can stay connected with us, whether near or far!


Click HERE to bookmark the Spencer Announcements.

Does Your Child Know a Funny Joke?

Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements! CLICK HERE

MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Save the date -- Wednesday, April 14th -- MOD Pizza is donating 20% of takeout orders to Spencer Elementary PTO! Take a night off from cooking and join us in eating for a great cause. Just mention "Spencer Elementary PTO" when ordering for your meal to be counted, or use the code GR182749S for online orders! You can RSVP & see all details here: www.groupraise.com/events/182749 #groupraise #modpizza #spencerelementarypto #savethedate

Small Town, Big Hearts

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Note From Physical Education

Physical Education News:

It's getting nice outside, so we will spend more time having class in the great outdoors! Please be sure your child has a jacket, sturdy gym shoes, and water bottle for use outside.


Virtual Wednesday communication:

There is a video link on my Google Classroom, if your child needs to communicate with me during virtual Wednesday's from noon-3:45 pm, please ask them to click on the video link and I will be there to address any questions.


My google classroom code is:

oot3o7o

(The "o" is the letter not the number.)

Let's get outside and enjoy spring :)


Jennifer Peters

Physical Education Teacher

Spencer Elementary School

Animals on School Property

Please note that animals are not allowed on school property, as noted in the Brighton Area School Board Policy. Taking into consideration that some animals can cause or exacerbate allergic reactions, spread bacterial infections, or cause damage and create a hazard if they escape from confinement. Thanks for keeping all of the staff and students safe.

Water Bottles

Please remember to send in a water bottle with your student each day! We have water refilling stations in the building as we are not able to use the drinking fountains this year. We are seeing an increase in students coming to the office for a water bottle and our supply is very low.

BASE Parenting Seminar

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COVID-19 Self-Reporting

Important!

If a family member in the household is being tested for COVID-19, please do not send your child to school until the results of the test have been determined. If the results come back positive, please fill out the Self-Reporting Form below.

COVID Communication

In an attempt to NOT over-communicate to all 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...

Spencer Family Directory update

Dear Spencer Families,

We are updating our family directory for Spencer.


  1. ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM IF YOU HAVE CHANGES OR ARE NEW TO SPENCER
  2. Please fill out one form for each student.
  3. Only include the teacher's LAST name (for sorting purposes).
  4. 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.


Mrs. Adams

Teacher librarian

adamsm@brightonk12.com


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCv-VffMUOaW_T74OlRMRrFh8mnLag7v6MztZ2Kc1zE/edit

PTO News

April PTO Meeting

Our April meeting is Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm. We will elect next year's board and discuss the events for the remainder of this school year. Here is the login information:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81216535457?pwd=ZlIreU5CdGhjcDFJUDNqaG9rSk1wZz09

Meeting ID: 812 1653 5457

Passcode: 889084


Mod Pizza Fundraiser

Save the date -- Wednesday, April 14th from 12-8 pm -- MOD Pizza is donating 20% of takeout orders to Spencer Elementary PTO! Take a night off from cooking and join us in eating for a great cause. Just mention "Spencer Elementary PTO" when ordering for your meal to be counted, or use the code GR182749S for online orders! You can RSVP & see all details here: www.groupraise.com/events/182749


Lego Club

Congratulations to our last weekly winner, Sam Farney, in 4th grade BVA!

We hope you had a wonderful break. It's time to finish the last four weeks of LEGO challenges. You have done such a great job so far. We can't wait to see more posts and emails. 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 a LARGE LEGO flower. Make it the favorite flower of someone you care about.


Challenge #2: Make a LARGE LEGO flower pot and put your flower inside of it. Then take a photo of your child or the person whose favorite flower it is with the Lego version and post 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 cornellem@gmail.com.

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.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Counselor Corner!

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!


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

Community Connect on the Go – 2021

Mark your calendars now – Community Connect on the Go – 2021 is on Saturday, April 17 from 1-4 pm at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton.


This will be a drive through format. The event will focus on providing basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items, and a sack lunch.

Community resources will also be provided electronically to guests.

No reservations required and we can serve up to 700 guests!


Find more information on Facebook @HomelessCCC.

Thank you for your support!

April Menus

Important Dates at a Glance

April

14 - Virtual Wednesday

14 - Mod Pizza Night from Noon - 8 PM

21 - Virtual Wednesday

28 - Virtual Wednesday


May

5 - Virtual Wednesday

12 - Virtual Wednesday

19 - Virtual Wednesday

26 - Virtual Wednesday

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 - 3:42 PM


Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

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