The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary October 30, 2020

News From the Office

Schedule for the Week of November 2nd

We would like to announce the following schedule for the week of November 2nd

• Monday, November 2nd – Regular School Day

• Tuesday, November 3rd Election Day) – Virtual for all BAS


Wednesday, November 4th – Regular School Day (In-person for all

students that are not enrolled in a full-time virtual program)

• Thursday, November 5th – Regular School Day

• Friday, November 6th – Regular School Day

A Dash of Salt Podcast

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

What you focus on, is what you get. Click HERE to listen to what happened to me with a recent visit to the doctor.

Now Hiring

Spencer is currently looking for building substitutes and a lunch aide. If you would love to join The Amazing Spencer Elementary, please let us know by calling 810-299-4350 for more information.

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.


We do not have a Lost & Found area inside the school this year, so items found around the school or on the playground are being placed in a plastic bin with a lid marked LOST & FOUND and will be located near Door #21. Please check the bin if you are missing any items.

Please Read

Due to voting in the buildings, our virtual day will be Tuesday, November 3rd with no in-person instruction. Students will be completing virtual assignments. Wednesday, November 4th students will be attending school in person. Please mark your calendars.

Note From the PTO

Precious Prints Fundraiser

Order Deadline extended through Nov. 8

Spencer parent, Emily Alford, of Precious Prints is once again offering Spencer families the opportunity to participate in a holiday ornament/magnet fundraiser that will earn Spencer 25% of sales. Because we cannot hold an after school event to create these ornaments as we did last year, Emily is offering "paint your own" kits of ornaments or magnets that kids can create at home. These make great gifts or could be used for art enrichment on a virtual Wednesday. Not only is this a ton of fun for the kids and an opportunity for them to create memorable gifts for loved ones, it is an opportunity to raise some money for the PTO. Please see the flyer for details and sign up information. The order deadline is now November 8.

Food Drive

Spencer's annual food drive benefitting Bountiful Harvest will run November 2 - 30. The grade earning the most food drive points will earn a small prize. Collection boxes are placed and ready for your donations beginning next week. Be sure to label donations with your child's grade. BVA families can donate to the food drive too! If you would like to donate contact Emily at to get info on drop off location/time. See flyer for more details on items needed. NO GLASS.

PTO Meeting

The November PTO meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. The meeting link will be included in the next Scoop and available on the PTO Facebook page.

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Trunk or Trinket Event

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Jumpin' Allstars

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Student Nutrition is Hiring

The district is still in need of help in the Student Nutrition Department. See the attached flyer for contact information if you are interested.

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Hello from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs McKiddy! I have very much enjoyed our start to a great school year. I spent the month of September visiting classrooms for a social-emotional lesson centered around resiliency and working through challenges. I have also increased visits with individual students needing social-emotional support. I am working hard to add some peer support groups by the end of the month! As the year progresses, I am continuing to connect with classroom teachers for referrals for students who are struggling or may need additional support. 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.

We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have, and Mrs. Fox or Mrs. McKiddy will do their best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

Social Emotional Support

Use this link to find out the additional resources for you and your child.

October Menus

Important Dates at a Glance


3 - Election Day - Virtual Tuesday

4 - Face To Face Wednesday

8 - Precious Prints Order Deadline

11 - Virtual Learning Day

18 - Virtual Learning Day

24 - End of 1st Trimester

25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

30 - Start of 2nd Trimester


1 - Picture Retake Day

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.