The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 3/7/19

Our Mission

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

New Sign-in System

Dear Spencer Families,

The Raptor System will be installed at Spencer within the week. This system supports our district’s safe schools initiative. Please read below for details. Starting this Monday, March 11, please make sure you are prepared to visit our building with the new system by having your ID ready. Thank You!


Bill Renner

Spencer Elementary Principal

The Raptor system is being installed in all Brighton schools to supplement the district’s program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. Raptor will better inform us of the visitors, contractors, and volunteers seeking entry into our schools, and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

The visitor process will appear like this:

  • Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID, which may be scanned or manually entered into the system.

  • If a parent or guardian does not have government-issued identification, the school staff member can ask to see another form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system to perform a background check. The Raptor system only checks the visitor's name and date of birth, no other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, and the information is not shared with any outside agency.

  • Once an entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose for his/her visit.

It’s important to note that a visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. If a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building but will be escorted by a school staff member.

To learn more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor

Technologies website at If you have any questions for district

personnel, please contact Police Liaison Office Christopher Parks at (810) 299-4100.

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management

the system provides a consistent means for keeping away people who may present a

danger to our students. We want to thank our community in advance for your

understanding and support for enhancing building safety protocols in Brighton Area


Request from the Office Secretaries

We have had an increase in the amount of calls at the end of the day with a change in plans for your student's transportation home, sometimes even after the bell has rung. When this occurs, it is difficult to communicate this change to your student during this busy time of day. While we understand emergencies do arise, it is difficult during dismissal to locate your child to change their pick up or bus routine. Please make every effort to help us by calling no later than 3:00pm to make a change in their transportation schedule. Thank you for your consideration.

2018/2019 Spencer Parent Survey

Please help us to increase the achievement and success of every learner at Spencer Elementary School by completing our 2018-2019 Spencer Parent Survey. The information from this survey allows us to align and develop our Spencer School Improvement goals. Your voice MATTERS!

Please click on the button below to complete the survey.

Thank you for helping to guide Spencer Elementary School's learning and focus.

Notes from the Music Room

Dear Families of Spencer Kindergarten Students,

I would like to invite you to come to Spencer for a Kindergarten music program. At this presentation, students will demonstrate some of the musical concepts (like singing voice, movement, high vs. low, fast vs. slow) we have been working on in class. Special guests may even be invited to join in the fun! Students may bring a maximum of two special people with them to the presentation (seating is limited in the Media Center). Special guests should get a guest sticker outside the main office and wait there until 12:45 p.m. and then walk down to the Media Center.

Listed below are the program dates and times:

Thursday, March 7th 9:45 a.m. Mrs. Loiselle’s class (Meet in the music room, not the Media Center)

Thursday, March 7th 12:45 p.m. Mrs. Morrow’s class

Monday, March 11th 12:45 p.m. Mrs. Andrews’ class

Tuesday, March 12th 12:45 p.m. Mrs. Price’s class

If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail. I look forward to seeing you in music class!

-Bonnie Muszynski

Music Teacher, Spencer Elementary

Parents as Partners in Early Literacy

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Fundraiser Opportunity

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WatchDOG Program

We've had quite the turnout for our first year of the WatchDOG program! Our slots have all filled for the remainder of the year. Thank you for taking the time to join us and make this program work. It's been fantastic to see these father figures in action and walking the halls of Spencer. We appreciate you and your time. You'll never know the difference you've made!

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

Important Dates:


8 - NO SCHOOL for JK-6 (7-12 Attend School)

11 - Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

12 - PTO Meeting 4:00pm in the STEAM Center

13 - Parents as Partners in Literacy 6:00-8:00pm

15 - Popcorn Friday

20 - Book Bingo

22 - Popcorn Friday

25-29 - Spring Break


5 - Popcorn Friday

9 - Spring Picture Day

12 - Popcorn Friday

Click below to see what events are scheduled with P.T.O.

Click below to see what events are scheduled within the District