The Spencer Scoop
Spencer Elementary February 19, 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.
Are Your Ears Ready?
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.
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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.
Kindergarten 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!
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!
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!
Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest
Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn
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
Brighton Bulldog Football & Cheer
Important Dates at a Glance
22-26 Kindness Week
23 - Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up from 6:30-8 PM
24 - Virtual Wednesday
26 - Deadline to Order a Yearbook
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
6 - School Resumes
7 - NO Virtual Wednesday / IN-PERSON Learning Day
14 - Virtual Wednesday
21 - Virtual Wednesday
28 - Virtual Wednesday