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The Amazing Spencer Elementary: May 6, 2022

Thank you Spencer Families!

Teacher Appreciation Week

A big thank you to all the Spencer Families for spoiling the Spencer Staff with a "Latte" Monday, a "High Five" snack on Tuesday, a SOUP'er lunch on Wednesday, a "FLAIR"'ful Thursday, and a "Super Hero" Friday!
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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 or visit the school. We will be having guest secretaries helping out in the coming weeks. Please bring your pass and present at the front door when you ring the bell.

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 Testing

State M-STEP testing is almost done! There are only a few more students that need to complete make-ups, and that will be a wrap for the year! Third and fourth-grade families can expect results in the fall.

Spencer Book Fair!

Hi Spencer Families!

Books Bring us Together! I am excited to announce the Spring Book Fair is coming soon to our school! Save the date for Wednesday, May 25th. The Fair will be open during our Family Picnic that evening.

We cannot run our Book Fairs without our amazing family volunteers! If you are interested, please click on the link below to sign up for a time to help us out. We would be very grateful!!

Thank you for helping us get books into the hands of our Spencer students.

~Mrs. Richards

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. It is no longer necessary to report positive cases to the self reporting link.

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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Art Room News

Thank You from the Art Room

Thank you for all of the Ziploc donations to help support our students!

Downtown Brighton is filled with artwork from our elementary artists and it is all so colorful and happy as you walk or drive by.

The roadrunners are featured at the Running Lab, Great Harvest and The Brighton Coffee House & Theater, and Foguth Financial. Please see our list of work on display in the attachment below.

PTO News

AUCTION/CARNIVAL: The day we've been working so hard on is nearly here! We are really excited for this event. We have over 200 items up for bid, 20 carnival style hands, some inflatables, a treat walk, and two food trucks ready to see you Saturday from 4-7pm!

If you did not preorder wristbands, they will be available at the door ($15/ child aged 5+, $7/ child under 5). If you did not request a bidder number, but see something you'd like to bid on when you get there, stop by the check in station and they can get you a bidder number as well.

There are still some volunteer spaces available. 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.

TEACHER and STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK: This week was also Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Each day, the PTO did something for the staff, with the help of our Amazing Spencer families! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this weeks treats! They were very much appreciated!

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.


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


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!

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last few weeks, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths. We plan to take time with classrooms to focus on lessons missed at some other point in the year or revisit specific topics that need a refresher. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.

Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Fun Events Around the District

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Important Dates at a Glance


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*


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