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The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 12/6/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

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Report Cards

Your child's report card will come home tomorrow. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher or check the Spencer web page for rubrics of how it's scored.

Lost & Found

There are lots of items in the Lost & Found! Come on in and check it out if you are missing any items. All items will be donated after December 18th before we dismiss for Winter Break.

What We Learned

Last week's question, What are the things you value about Spencer Elementary?

Some of the responses were the staff, culture, positivity, warmth, P.T.O., communication, learning opportunities, and opportunities for involvement. Thank you for sharing. Your answers help us stay on the right track!

This Week's Question of the Week

News From Around the District

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News From The Health Department

The Livingston County Health Department

The Livingston County Department of Public Health will be conducting a Hearing Screening at Spencer Elementary. All Health Departments in Michigan provide routine hearing screenings to identify children who have hearing problems or might be at risk for hearing problems. Children who do not pass the initial screening will be rescreened. If a child does not pass the rescreen, a letter will be mailed home recommending a follow-up with their doctor.

Students in JK, K, 2nd & 4th grade will receive a hearing screening. Hearing screenings will also be provided to students in other grades who are last-year follow-ups and parent/teacher requests. Spencer's HEARING SCREENING is scheduled for December 10 & 11 and the RESCREENING is scheduled for January 7 & 8, 2019

Please notify the school (prior to the first day of screening) and provide child’s name and teacher if:

You have a concern for your child and your child is not in the above grades.

You do not want your child screened

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Music Notes

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

Shelley Squires Compton

Angel Tree Fund
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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

Holiday Gift Shop Extravaganza

Join us this Friday from 4-7 pm or Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm to shop at the Holiday Gift Shop. We will also have some other fun activities on Saturday, including a Girl Scout bake sale benefiting Blessings in a Backpack. We hope to see you there!

We still need your help, especially on Saturday. Please sign up to help if you are able:

Holiday Shop 2018

The Holiday Gift Shop will be held outside of School Hours: Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th This is a great time for your child to go shopping for someone special during this holiday season. Parent Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, decorating and running the shop. We realize that the holiday season is a busy time for everyone but we would appreciate your support.

Spencer T-Shirts

There are still annual Spencer adult shirts available in size large for $5. They make great gifts! Contact Kristie Hopka to purchase.

Food Drive

The winner of the food drive pizza party was 4th grade. Thank you again so much for your generosity and kindness! Happy Holidays everyone!

Final lap #’s are as follows:

JK - 275 laps (6th place)
3rd grade- 378 laps (5th place)
K - 460 laps (4th place)
2nd grade - 698 laps (3rd place)
1st grade - 812 laps (2nd place)
4th grade - 948 laps (WINNERS)

The 4th grade wins a pizza party which will be scheduled after holiday break.

Spencer Kids Presents

We are excited to announce that "Spencer Kids Presents... Drama Club" is returning in January. Practices will be Fridays after school until 6pm at Spencer. This year we will be doing Seussical the Musical. We are limited to 40 cast members and 10 stage crew (K -4th Grade welcome). Please take a look at the dates on the sign up genius and if your child is interested in joining drama club, use the signup genius to signup today! Show date will be May 19th with a mandatory dress rehearsal on May 18th. Please note on the signup your child’s name, grade and teacher.

Spencer Kids Presents... Seussical the Musical

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.

Photo From Last Year's Spencer Kids Drama Club Presentation

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Important Dates:


7 - Holiday Shop 4:00-7:00pm

8 - Holiday Shop 10:00am - 3:00pm

10 & 11 - Hearing Screening for JK, K, 2nd & 4th Grade

11 - Window Painting Voting at Brighton Ford 5:00-7:00pm

20 - NO SCHOOL for staff or students - Winter Break begins


2 - School Resumes from Winter Break

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