The Spencer Scoop
Spencer Elementary May 7, 2021
We exist to give each student the foundational skills to pursue their passions
At the completion of fourth grade, 100% of our students will be equipped with the skills and mindset that will allow them to thrive at Maltby.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!
In an attempt to not over-communicate to 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 https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/8729"
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...
Are Your Ears Ready?
Stop Stressing Out About Spending 'Quality Time' With Your Kids. What you think "quality time" means and what science says it means are two very different things. Take a listen to this week's podcast and take a deep breath. You'll thank me later!
Click HERE for the good stuff!
I know you don't want to be late, but it's not worth the safety of our families. Please use the driveway when entering Spencer.
4th Grade is Up Now!
The students will test each day this week we are in person. The testing times are 11:30 - 1.
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Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements!
The McKinney Vento Act
The Brighton Area Schools is part of a consortium to serve students in temporary living situations that provides financial support for educational needs, referral for housing, clothing and other needs, general support and technical assistance. To ensure compliance with federal law, all school staff must help identify student living in the following situations: emergency shelters/transitional housing, motels/hotels, car, parks or public spaces, shared housing due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, or living temporarily with non-parent or guardian.
The district’s homeless liaison is Starr Acromite and each building has trained staff members to assist in the endeavor. Our consortium contact at the Livingston Educational Service Agency is Candice Uyttendaele.
Please contact your building principal or Starr Acromite at 810-299-4040 for information/assistance.
May PTO Meeting
Our final PTO meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 pm via zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 4067 7894Passcode: 445559
Last week's winner was Madelynn Soles in second grade. Congratulations!
The challenges are complete. Thank you for participating in our virtual Lego Club. We will announce the final weekly winner and the grand prize winner in next week's Scoop.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week the PTO celebrated our teachers and staff by providing surprises each day of the week:
Monday - we distributed flower seed packets to the entire staff (donated by Brighton Home Depot)
Tuesday - Gourmet popcorn snacks from MiAbilities
Thursday - Teacher raffle and gifts made by the students delivered
Friday - Maui Wowi smoothie truck provided treats to the staff
We are seeking parent volunteers to travel with the classes to the various stations and run the games. Please read the entire sign up genius description before you agree to volunteer:
Also, we need help with set up on Wednesday after school, and clean up after the event on Thursday. Please sign up to help here:
Thank you for volunteering to help on this committee. Below are the main categories we will need help with to make this day successful. Please Let me know if you have any questions.
Final Counselor's Corner of the School Year
Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last month, when the sun is shining and energy is high! And after so many months of hurdles and challenges, it is time to celebrate all that we accomplished and overcame during this school year. From masks and cohort bubbles to virtual lessons and synchronous learning, we have done it all in a year like no other. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths with a Social-Emotional lesson centered around self-concept. We plan to take time with classrooms to reflect on what we CAN DO, what we DO WELL, and what makes us UNIQUE. We want to end this year on a positive note and recognize how truly resilient our students are, and we hope that you take some time at home to do this as well.
Thank you for the amazing support from our staff and parents as we worked to connect with and support all of our students this year. We are already working towards our plans for next school year and look forward to expanding our avenues of support.
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequestStudent Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn