The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 9/7/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

Thanks for making the start of the year a good one. As the busses refine their schedules and we develop the flow of drop-off routines, it will get better.

Thank you for your donations for the classroom and for your time attending curriculum nights. Together we make a great team!

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.

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


We will be offering breakfast before school. Students are welcome to enter the cafeteria beginning at 8:25 to purchase a full breakfast or from the a la carte options. The breakfast price of $2.00 includes fruit or juice and milk. Our lunch prices are $2.50, and milk can still be purchased a Ia carte for $.50.

We learn new things by asking questions. Please take a moment to answer the two question survey as we plan for future events. All of the information gathered is anonymous. Thank you for your time.

News From Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education class:

To help your student get the most out of class, please send him/her with athletic shoes on their scheduled PE day. A water bottle will also help keep them hydrated when we are outside or when the wall closes and we no longer have access to a drinking fountain.

Here is my contact information for any needs, concerns, or if you just need to tell me something about your child to help make the year better!


Phone: 810-299-4350 ext. #67035

I am so excited about this school year and hope your child is too!!

Jennifer Peters

Physical Education Teacher

Spencer Elementary School


PTO News

The first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the media center. Babysitting will be available.

Hey Kroger shoppers! Thanks to you, the PTO received a check for $550 from Kroger Community Rewards. This is a PER QUARTER amount!! Imagine if every one of us signed up for this reward. Have a Kroger card? Go online to, sign in or sign up, go to Savings & Rewards, then Kroger Community Rewards, then I'm a Customer. Select Spencer Elementary PTO as your organization. THAT'S IT!! Happy Shopping!!

Spencer Elementary PTO: 2018-2019 Event Leaders

We need YOU! Please take a look at the Event Leader sign up and consider leading an event this school year. Remember, all of the great things we do at Spencer CANNOT happen without our fabulous parent volunteers! We are currently planning our event agenda for 2018 - 2019!

Events like Movie Night, Science Night, Ice Cream Social, Special Interest Day and more - won't happen unless we have SUPPORT from our parents & we need LEADERS! The PTO Board is always going to support events, but we cannot lead everything ourselves. Please sign up below to express your interest in leading one of these fantastic events. The event schedule will be planned based on your support.

Each year the PTO creates a special shirt to be worn throughout the school year for special days like the Roadrunner Run and Field Day. The students wear them on field trips and for different events during the school year. Each student will have a different color based on their grade level. More information about these shirts will be sent home on Friday, Sept. 14th.

Meanwhile, we are looking for SPONSORS for the Roadrunner Run that will take place on October 12th. Sponsors of the Roadrunner Run will have their business name and logo appear on the back of the shirt! The cost of sponsorship is $200. Please contact Kristie Hopka at if you or someone you know owns a business that would be interested in sponsoring.

In conjunction with the rest of the district, Spencer will be holding a Pink Out on Friday, September 21 where we encourage our students to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. An optional Pink Week long-sleeved shirt is available to order online for $15 at:
To be guaranteed delivery in time for the Pink Out on Friday September 21st, orders must be placed by September 10th. Order forms will also be going home with your student in the next few days. All proceeds go to St. Joe's Cancer Center in Brighton.
Note: Only long-sleeved is offered, select delivery to Brighton Area Schools for free shipping, this is NOT the annual Spencer t-shirt order which will be sent home in the next couple weeks.

Last year Hornung/Maltby had a Destination Imagination team make it all the way to Global Finals! It was such a great experience, and we are hoping to grow the program this year district-wide. We are in need of kids willing to use their creative juices and adults willing to be team managers. Each team consists of 5-7 team members, and they typically meet after school or on weekends to work on their challenge. The challenges to choose from were just released: Check out:…/2018-19-challenge-…/

If you are interested in learning more, fill out the Google form:

A district-wide flyer will be sent out mid-September and an evening information night will be planned.


Sign up is open for FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JUNIOR!!!

It’s never too early to discover STEAM. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR is designed to introduce STEAM concepts to kids grades 1-3, while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Guided by two adult coaches (usually a parent) and FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR. Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.

Sign up here and spread the word! We also need interested parents willing to team up to be co-coaches!! No experience needed!!! Please share this link with others who are interested!…/19qj9d5G01U5Js2mdiXEVoyPOxKq-529o…

B.A.S. Lego League Registration 2018-19

News From The District Nurse

When Should My Child Stay Home?

Here's an easy sheet to reference if your child should stay home form the County Health Department

Medication Paperwork

Please click here for a direct link.

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Important Dates:


11 - PTO Meeting in the Media Center at 4:00pm

21 - Pink Out