The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary March 26, 2021

Office News

Spring Break

As we approach spring break, I hope all of you enjoy your time, whether staying near or traveling. Whatever the case, please be safe, and take precautions to ensure we'll be able to continue the in-person learning we all enjoy as we head into the last trimester.

Are Your Ears Ready?

Feedback is used to advance learning by bridging what a student currently does to that which he is not doing yet. The types of feedback that work especially well are feedback about the task and the process. Simply saying, “You're awesome” or “Good job” doesn't give the learner much guidance about what to do next. So, what should you do? Listen to this episode and find some tips and tricks to make your feedback more meaningful.

Click HERE for the good stuff!

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.

Does Your Child Know a Funny Joke?

Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements! CLICK HERE

Note from the School Library

Hello Spencer families,

If you are looking for activities from the school library over break there are a few places you can find them. From the Spencer webpage you can go to For Students and click on Library STEAM Center.

Have a great break everyone.

Mrs. Adams

Teacher Librarian

Small Town, Big Hearts

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Water Bottles

Please remember to send in a water bottle with your student each day! We have water refilling stations in the building as we are not able to use the drinking fountains this year. We are seeing an increase in students coming to the office for a water bottle and our supply is very low.

Attention 4th Grade Families

Note from Maltby

Hello Future Maltby Bullpup Families!

Thank you to all of our future Maltby Bullpup parents who were able to attend our Incoming 5th Grade Parent Information Night!

In the event you could not attend, the updated "Step Up to Maltby" presentation and FAQ is available on our Maltby website at:

Please remember to select your incoming Maltby Bullpup's Year-Long Encore choice on our website at :

* Videos are available on this page that elaborate on each music program we have available!

We are currently in the process of planning June tours for all of our incoming Bullpups (face to face and BVA)!!! We will release details on the tours after Spring Break.

We have heard wonderful things about this 4th grade group from our face to face and BVA teachers and Principals and can't wait for them to get here!!

Have a Wonderful Break!

Maltby Intermediate School

COVID-19 Self-Reporting


If a family member in the household is being tested for COVID-19, please do not send your child to school until the results of the test have been determined. If the results come back positive, please fill out the Self-Reporting Form below.

COVID Communication

In an attempt to NOT over-communicate to all families at Spencer with emails regarding positive Covid 19 cases, BAS is no longer sending community-wide emails to all parents and guardians for each case, at each building.

We ARE, of course, still sending emails to ALL students, parents, and staff facing mandated quarantines and ALL parents, students, and staff who have been in classrooms where a positive Covid 19 case has been reported.

Families of those directly impacted receive direct communication regarding any new cases. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to visit our district's COVID-19 transparency site at"

In addition, the Livingston County Health Department is no longer receiving the reports of positive COVID-19 tests of adults between the ages of 19-64 from the testing sites. For this reason, they are requesting that our parent/guardians self-report if they have tested positive or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to allow for the necessary contact-tracing within our school. You will find the link to the to the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below...

Gnomes For Gneeds

Hello Elves,

Some of our amazing fellow Elves have started making these adorable Gnomes for Gneeds to raise money and meet needs in our community over the holidays. Because of the great response, they decided to continue crafting and raising money throughout the year!

They have been able to donate meals, furniture, clothing as well as help with bills and everything in between all because of the support they have received over the past few months.

For the Easter season this year, they are committed to making Easter baskets for local kids as well as help meet a few other “gneeds” they have in the works.

Check out their Facebook page to purchase a gnome or message them if you have or know of anyone that has any needs they can help with.

Thanks Gnomies!!

PTO News

Lego Club

This week's winner was Tyler Tantipitham in Mrs. Morrow's kindergarten class. Congratulations! We will take this week off from challenges for spring break and resume the fun when school is back in session.

2021/2022 PTO Board Nominations
We are looking for board members for next school year. If you are interested in running for the PTO board for the 21/22 school year, please submit your interest to by Friday, April 2. Board elections for next year will take place at the April PTO meeting on April 13.

April PTO Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm via Zoom for our April PTO Meeting. We will elect next year's board at this meeting. The Zoom link will be posted in the next Scoop and on our PTO Facebook page.

Save the Date - Mod Pizza Night

The PTO will host a Mod Pizza fundraiser on April 14 from 12-8 pm. We appreciate your support! Ordering details to follow.

Disney Ticket Auction

Thank you for your bids for the Park Hopper Passes. The winners have been notified. There were multiple top bids of $300 and the top 5 overall bids won. Thanks for your support!

News From the Art Room

Celebrate Youth Art Month!

It’s Youth Art Month and the annual elementary art show is now on display at the Brighton District Library.

Spencer is proud to have 40 students representing our school. The exhibit is a collection from all of Brighton’s Elementary Schools and will be showcasing artists in grades JK-4th grades. The show will be up through April 5th.

Congratulations to all of our Spencer Roadrunners,

Ms. Hiatt

Brighton District Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm

Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday Closed


Counselor Corner!

Here we are in March, ready for some sunshine and warmer weather! This month, we will be visiting classrooms for some Read Alouds and social-emotional stories for Reading Month. We are also focusing on the needs of students and classrooms and providing additional support with student groups and individual support. Our goal for this month is to more directly meet the needs of our students during this stretch of the year when we all need a little more TLC.

Lets Connect: 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.

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

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

BBFC - New Player Camp

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Community Connect on the Go – 2021

Mark your calendars now – Community Connect on the Go – 2021 is on Saturday, April 17 from 1-4 pm at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton.

This will be a drive through format. The event will focus on providing basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items, and a sack lunch.

Community resources will also be provided electronically to guests.

No reservations required and we can serve up to 700 guests!

Find more information on Facebook @HomelessCCC.

Thank you for your support!

Brighton Area Fire Authority Summer Youth Camps

Wildwood Summer Camp

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April Menus

Important Dates at a Glance


29 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break Begins


6 - School Resumes

7 - NO Virtual Wednesday / IN-PERSON Learning Day

14 - Virtual Wednesday

14 - Mod Pizza Night from Noon - 8 PM

21 - Virtual Wednesday

28 - Virtual Wednesday

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.