The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: April 14, 2022

No School Tomorrow

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, April 15th.

Placement Consideration

We will develop student assignments for the 2022-2023 school year in the upcoming weeks. If you believe you have important information regarding your child's placement that the school staff may not have, the link provides an opportunity to share that information. The last day to submit this form will be April 26.

MSTEP State Testing for 3rd and 4th Grade Begins!

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.

3rd Grade -English Language Arts (ELA)

Tuesday, April 19

Wednesday, April 20

Thursday, April 21

Friday, April 22

4th Grade -Math

Monday, April 25

Tuesday, April 26

Wednesday, April 27

Thursday, April 28

4th Grade -English Language Arts (ELA)

Monday, May 2

Tuesday, May 3

Wednesday, May 4

Thursday, May 5

A Dash of Salt

Salt is essential to life; it heals, preserves, and adds flavor. I'll share my experiences not only as a principal but my other favorite title, Dad.

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PTO News

At our PTO Meeting this week, we voted in our 2022-23 PTO Board. Welcome new members Anna Gibson and Amber Gaines! While we are sad to see some of our current members go, we are excited for new people and fresh ideas!

2022-23 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Anna Gibson - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Amber Gaines - Secretary

DINE OUT NIGHT: We have another Dine Out night planned for next week! Save the date for April 19th and have dinner at MOD Pizza! Proceeds from this event will go toward the 4th Grade Farewell.

AUCTION/CARNIVAL: The 33rd Annual Auction and Carnival is May 7th from 4-7pm. This event is our main fundraiser for the year and we need TONS of help! Check out the Auction/Carnival signup genius here for a volunteer slot. This is the perfect opportunity for older siblings to help out! Have kids who need Community Service hours? Sign them up!

We are still looking for donations! If you or your company are interested in helping with one of these items, we would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about what kind of items we put in our auction, please feel free to ask! We love to have a wide variety - anything from handmade items to gift cards. Teach a class at a local establishment? We would love to be able to auction off one of your classes!

This year, we are highlighting all our sponsors and donors on our website. Please take a look here to see who has made a contribution to date! We will attempt to keep this up to date as items come in.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week of May! We have some special things planned for each day to show our teachers and staff how wonderful we think they are. We will be looking for volunteers and donations of various types throughout the week. Keep an eye out for those opportunities in next week's Scoop!


4/19: Mod Pizza Dine Out Night (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

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.

MOD Pizza Fundraiser NIght

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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 April

If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our April 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



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Important Dates at a Glance



19 - Mod Pizza Dine Out Night (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

25 - 4th Grade Music Night at 6:00 PM (more info coming soon...)


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

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

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.