The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary February 19, 2021

Office News

Are Your Ears Ready?

A NEW Dash of Salt Podcast is ready for you!

Can you really change your intelligence through studying and hard work? If so, how do we develop this growth mindset in our kids? It sounds quite funny, but it's really about making mistakes. Take a few moments and learn how a few tips can help your child problem-solve with ease.


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

Kindness Week

February: A Month of Kindness
"Pawsitive words": Kindness, Caring, Compassion
"Pawsitive" action ideas for you and your children:

  • Random act of kindness - February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Perhaps try to do one random act of kindness per week this month.
  • 12 hugs a day for a month - According to therapist Virginia Satir, humans need 12 hugs a day for growth. This is best done within the household during the COVID era, but hugs may be more important than ever in this time of isolation.
  • Offer patience, a smile, say please and thank you...all of the little things that may help to fill another person's tank.
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Kindergarten Round Up

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Kindergarten Virtual Round Up

There is a link attached within this form that will direct you to the district enrollment page for more information and instructions.

Lifetouch 2020-2021 Yearbook

Yearbook Order Form - Deadline is February 26!

The Lifetouch Yearbook Order Form is pictured below. Physical forms have already gone home with your student. Orders must be placed ONLINE ONLY. If your student is in the BVA and they had their photo taken on picture day back in October, then they will be in the yearbook. Please note the Order Deadline is February 26th.
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PTO News

March Family Event - The Shamrock Search

The PTO is holding a Shamrock Search!

A Spencer Family Scavenger Hunt from March 1- March 21. We plan to publish a list of 12 streets within the Spencer boundaries. Families will drive down these streets and look for the shamrock or leprechaun yard stake. When you spot it, record the house number where you found it. Then you will submit a google form with the 12 house numbers and win a prize from the PTO. Since March is reading month, the prizes are books! See the next Scoop for the details!

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Counselor Corner!


Welcome to February, families! Here we are again with another month and another lesson topic for classrooms. We will be visiting students to talk about Empathy and standing in the shoes of others. By looking at multiple perspectives, we can gain a better understanding of how our actions impact others and the world around us. We will discuss how others feel and where they are coming from. This provides a way to learn what we can do to help our family, friends, and peers when they need us most.


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

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


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

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

February Menus

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.


This week at Spencer, we had 0 new cases. Some students may be under precautionary quarantines that are unrelated to the school district. Families of those directly impacted have already received direct communication regarding any new cases this week. 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...

Head Start & Great Start Readiness Programs

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Brighton Bulldog Football & Cheer

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Important Dates at a Glance

February

22-26 Kindness Week

23 - Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up from 6:30-8 PM

24 - Virtual Wednesday

26 - Deadline to Order a Yearbook


Looking Ahead...


March

3 - Virtual Wednesday

10 - NO Virtual Wednesday / IN-PERSON Learning Day

11 - End of the 2nd Trimester

12 - NO SCHOOL - Records Day for Teachers

17 - Virtual Wednesday

24 - Virtual Wednesday

29 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break Begins


April

6 - School Resumes

7 - NO Virtual Wednesday / IN-PERSON Learning Day

14 - Virtual Wednesday

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.