The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary January 15, 2020

Office News


There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18th!

There is NO VIRTUAL WEDNESDAY on January 20th. It will be an IN-PERSON learning day!

Winter is Here!

Please remember to send your student to school in snow gear, so they can enjoy their recess and get some fresh air. If they don't have proper snow gear, they can't go outside.

Are Your Ears Ready?

A new Dash of Salt Podcast will be ready for you next week, and will be continuing on a biweekly basis.

Flying dinosaurs, adults on swings, and broken steering wheels are all elements of creating relationships. Take a listen to find out how these simple things can help you build and strengthen relationships.

Click HERE for the good stuff!

Don't forget the feedback form below after you listen.

Podcast Feedback

What can we do to make it more meaningful and worth your time? Please help us to make our podcast the best it can be and meet your needs. All of your answers are anonymous! CLICK HERE to share your opinion.

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

Livingston County Health Department

Vision Screening

Spencer will be having the annual Vision Screening done by LCHD on January 25, 26 & 28 for our 1st & 3rd grade students and follow-ups for students from last year. Please read the information and guidelines below for additional information. If your student is attending BVA and you would like to have their vision screened free of charge, you can call the Livingston County Health Department at 517-552-9850 to make an appointment. They have appointments available twice a month.

PTO News

BVA Pickup

The PTO will combine the January and February pickup for BVA families to get their monthly books and other materials on a date to be determined in February. Once we receive the February book order, we will choose a date. Stay tuned!


Counselor Corner!

Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January, we are taking time to further acknowledge and support that extra added stress this crazy year has brought us. We are diving into mindfulness, coping skills, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.

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


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:

January Menus

Now Hiring

Spencer is currently looking for building substitutes and a lunch aide. If you would love to join The Amazing Spencer Elementary, please let us know by calling 810-299-4350 for more information.

Important Dates at a Glance


18 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

20 - NO VIRTUAL WEDNESDAY - Face-to-Face Learning Day

25 & 26 - Vision Screening for 1st & 3rd Grade

27 - Virtual Wednesday

28 - Vision Screening for 1st & 3rd Grade


1 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Professional Development for Staff

3 - NO VIRTUAL WEDNESDAY - Face-to-Face 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.