The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 11/1/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

No School!

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday & Tuesday of next week (Nov. 5th & 6th) due to Professional Development & Election Day. We will see you back here on Wednesday!

Guess Who is Coming Soon?

Buckley is coming to Spencer sooner than later! He will visit Spencer on and off before Thanksgiving and then be here most days in December. Click below for more information about the therapy dog program.
BAS Pack of Dogs

Click HERE to find out more about Brighton's Therapy Dog Program

Question of the Week

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

Starting Wednesday, November 7

After some review, the decision was made by the Brighton Police Department to move the drop off zone in the AM closest to the building starting Wednesday, November 7. The front car will pull forward to the crosswalk and stop. The other vehicles pull behind the car in front of them and stop. Once your vehicle has stopped, let your child/ren out on the passenger side closest to the sidewalk. After, please wait for the car in front of you to pull away. Do not try to pass in the drop-off lane.

The small staff lot will be only for buses and no longer a drop-off zone.

If you choose to park and walk your child to their bus line, you’ll need to use the main crosswalk.

In the afternoon of November 7, the pick-up location will move to the multipurpose room at the east end of Spencer. As always, please bring your child’s number. That procedure will remain the same, just in a different location.

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Did you miss the WATCHDOGS program on Thursday? No worries, just click below to see how you can still get involved.

News from the District

BHS Dramatic Arts program

"Robin Hood" Play is two weeks away!
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News From Around the District

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PTO News

2018/2019 PTO Board

Kristie Hopka - President

Meghann Calvin - Co-VP

Erin Daksiewicz - Co-VP

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jen Lumsden - Co-Secretary

Lisa Vreeland - Co-Secretary

Roadrunner Run
Friday, November 2 is extra recess day. Congratulations, Roadrunners, for earning this prize!

Chipotle Night
Thank you for supporting Spencer at Chipotle night. Thanks to you, we raised $382.77 for our school. Save the date for our next dine out night at MOD Pizza on Tuesday, November 13.

Pink Week
Between tattoo and bracelet sales and the coin wars, our Spencer family raised over $1,500 for the I Will Right Now Foundation. Students raised $1,259.11 overall in the Loose Change War!

1st Place goes to Mrs. Sobolevski's class with $161.61 raised,

2nd Place goes to Mrs. Hillman's class with $123.33 raised, and

3rd Place goes to Ms. Ferguson's class with $103.70 raised!

Spencer students will donate a total of $1,513 to the I Will Right Now Foundation. Wow!!!

Thank you to all who participated!

Food Drive
The annual Spencer holiday food drive kicked off at our Halloween Family Fun Night with over 300 items donated to Bountiful Harvest food pantry. Send in your items labeled with your child's grade now through the end of November. The grade that donates the most items will win a pizza party.

Holiday Shop
This year's holiday shop will take place outside of school hours on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. More details to follow, but save those dates!

Popcorn Friday
Send $.50 with your student this Friday, November 2 to purchase popcorn at lunch. Proceeds benefit the Fourth Grade Farewell party.

Movie Night

The Movie Night originally scheduled for November 8 will be rescheduled to another date in January. Stay tuned for updates.

Join our Facebook Group!

Please join our Spencer Elementary PTO Facebook group! It is a great way to ask questions, get answers and share information!

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and use the hashtag #SpencerAllStar to tell the story of how someone has proven to be an All-Star at Spencer!

Spencer PTO Webpage

Our webpage is full of important information and is a great tool to use when you have questions about events or the school.

Important Dates:


2 - Popcorn Friday

2 - Extra Recess Day (PTO) Reward

2- Recess K.L.U.B. Assembly from 9:15 - 9:45

5 - No School for Students

6 - No School for Students

13 - PTO Meeting @ 4 pm in the Media Center

13 - Spencer MOD Pizza Night from 4:00 - 8:00 pm

15 - Picture Retake Day

21 to 26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

27 - School Resumes

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