The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary September 18, 2020

News From the Office

Picture Day is Coming

Picture Day for our In-Person Roadrunners will be on Tuesday, October 13th. Picture Day for our Virtual (BVA) Roadrunners will be on Wednesday, October 14th from 9AM-Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room at Spencer. Our Picture Re-take Day is scheduled for December 1st.

Note From the PTO

PTO Meeting

Thank you to those who attended our first Zoom PTO Meeting. Meeting minutes are available on our PTO Facebook page as well as on our website. Going forward, our monthly meeting will take place on the second Tuesday at 7 pm via Zoom.


Dine Out Nights

Save the dates for our first 2 dine out nights of the school year:

Oct. 20 - Chipotle

Nov. 17 - Panera (Green Oaks location)

Simply order from these restaurants (take out and online orders included) on our Spencer night and the PTO earns a percentage of sales. Details to come!

Technology Resource Guide

Hi Spencer Families!

I am happy to supply you with an at-home technology resource that we hope you find helpful! We hope that it has addressed any questions that have come up in the past. If something is not addressed, we will add to this resource. Have a great day!

Mrs. Adams - teacher librarian


BAS Parent Technology Guide

Family Directory

Dear Spencer Families,

We are compiling a family directory for Spencer.

  1. Please fill out one form for each student.
  2. Only include the teacher's LAST name (for sorting purposes).
  3. Only fill out the information that you want to be included in the directory for other families.

We do not post this directory anywhere, it is a link sent to Spencer families upon request. Please let me know if you have any questions. ~ Margaret Adams


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCv-VffMUOaW_T74OlRMRrFh8mnLag7v6MztZ2Kc1zE/edit

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Hello from your Elementary Counselors! We are so excited to welcome you all back for another amazing year! Although many things this year look different, we will continue supporting your children with Social-Emotional Learning. Our role will consist of classroom lessons, small group activities, individual support, and more. We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to continue the learning 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 Mrs. Fox

Spencer/Hornung Hilton/Hawkins

mckiddb@brightonk12.com foxra@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Chalk Artist Scavenger Hunt

This is a child friendly, socially distanced activity sponsored by the Brighton Arts and Culture Commission.

September Lunch Menu

Yearbooks

The 2019-2020 Yearbooks are in the office. We do have a few extras available for purchase if you forgot to order one. They are $10 (cash only) and you can contact the office to reserve your copy.


For our BVA students who ordered a yearbook...as soon as we have the art projects from last year organized, we will announce a Wednesday for you to come and pick up both the yearbook and the art project. Stay tuned for that date coming soon.

Medication

If your child needs to take medication during the school day, the Medication Authorization Form can be accessed by downloading the PDF below. This form MUST be filled out and signed by the physician and brought in along with the medication. For safety reasons, students are never allowed to carry medications. They must be brought to school by a parent/guardian in its original container.

Drop Off Procedures

Please take a look and read over the drop-off materials. Please note, the first week, we will allow you to park and walk your child up to their teacher. We'll begin the week of Sept. 14. to ask remain in your car and drop and go to keep the flow. It will help relieve the traffic on Spencer road and allow the students to arrive on time. Once again, we have additional plans to help with traffic if needed.


If your child needs help to get out of the car, please park your car and assist them. Once they are out of the car please walk them to the crosswalk (not up to their door). Our staff cannot assist your child as they get out of the car.


Reminder we will not have adults outside until 8:40. Please do not drop off your child before then.


Thanks for your help,

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-SNqds3HUw_fnyImIn1dHqK8oWsgeujwBB8VF-CQ0Ao/edit

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Where Do They Go After I've Dropped them Off?

This year, your child will go directly to a classroom door to enter the building. Use the link below to see which door your child will enter. Please note, specific classrooms will enter through different doors due to their location in the building.


We will have adults stationed outside to monitor. Mr.Renner will also loop around each morning to ensure all students are safely in the building.


Click for Class Entrance Door Numbers:

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It's the End of the Day...Now What?

It's the end of the day, and your child is ready to tell you all about their day.

If your child is a pick-up, you'll walk up to the classroom door indicated for the end of the day at 3:30. Wait outside the door patiently (please don't knock, we know you are there). Have your pick-up number in hand, and we'll match it up with your child's. If it's a match, your child's teacher will send your child out.


If you have multiple children at Spencer, please go to your youngest child's classroom first. After, continue to your next oldest child and so on. Yes, I know this can be considered a pain. Once again, we'll make adjustments as needed as we continue to try our best with social distancing and monitor safety protocols.


If your child rides the bus, your child's classroom teacher will walk their entire class out to the bus. If you are not there to pick-up your child, they will join the bus line. Once the teacher has delivered their students to the bus, those students that are pick-up will be dropped off at the office.


If you are late, please call and let us know; life happens. Saying that, please be on time, or make other arrangements. If Mr. Renner begins to see a pattern of late pick-ups, he will have a conversation with you, indicating you will need to develop different structures.


These are your children, and when you are continually late, you send a more profound message to your child. Please be on-time, and when you are, you send a deeper, positive message.

Student Nutrition is Hiring!

The BAS Student Nutrition Department is Hiring! You can apply online or contact them for more details,

Important Dates at a Glance

September

23 - Virtual Learning Day

30 - Virtual Learning Day


October

7 - Virtual Learning Day

13 - Picture Day

14 - Virtual Learning Day

14 - BVA Picture Day

20 - Chipotle Night - Detail to come

21 - Virtual Learning Day

28 - Virtual Learning 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.