The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: June 10, 2022

News from the Office

Request from the Office on Field Day

If you know you will be picking your student up early on Field Day, please send in a note with your child in the morning to give to the teacher with the pickup time. It is always a day filled with lots of activity, and will be difficult to locate where your student is outside.

Also, please apply sunscreen at home in the morning before coming in to school.

Thank you for your assistance.

Medication Pick Up

Student medication(s) must be picked up by dismissal time on June 15th.

All medication(s) must be picked up by a parent/guardian.

Any medication not picked up will be discarded.

Lost & Found

LAST CALL for Lost & Found!! Go and check our overflowing Lost & Found before the end of the school year if you are missing any items. It is located off the playground near Door #21. All items will be donated after June 15th.

The Yearbooks Have Arrived!

The 2021-2022 Spencer Yearbook is in and has been delivered to your child's teacher, so look for them to be coming home soon if they haven't already. I do have a few extra copies in the office if you would still like to purchase one for your student. They are $15 (cash only, please) and you can email me at to reserve a copy.

4th Grade Clap Out

We will be having our 4th Grade Clap Out on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:45 am and we would love for you to join us. Please park in a spot and line the drop-off lane to cheer out our amazing Roadrunners as rising 5th graders.

After the clap out, you can meet your child's teacher at their classroom door and we will dismiss your student from there. (Don't worry if you can't make it, your child will be dismissed at 12:35 pm via their regular routine)

See you soon!

The Fourth Grade Team

Message from BAS Transportation Department

Effective immediately Brighton Area School buses will not be able to allow guest bus riders for the remainder of the school year. We will update you in the Fall if we will be able accommodate guest riders for the coming school year.

Bus Transportation on the Last Day

Please note that in previous years on the last day of school, buses tend to run late due to the half day schedule at ALL Brighton schools in the district. Please avoid calling the office as we will not know when the busses will arrive, but plan on them arriving at your bus stop later than normal.

Music Room News

Music Share Days

Music Share Days are coming soon to music class! Students may bring in an instrument from home, sing a song, show off dance moves, share a composition, play the piano or simply be a kind and polite audience member.

Dates are below:

6/13 - Phillips

6/13 - Cowgill, Ferguson, Hukkala, Turtle Room, Honeybee Room, Vollmer, Howe

PTO News

Field Day is next Tuesday! We will be running things differently this year than in years past. JK-1st Grade will be heading to the outdoor activities in the morning only, while 2nd & 3rd Grade will be heading to the outdoor activities in the afternoon only. 4th Grade will have the opportunity to stay outside all day, if they choose. We are looking for volunteers to run each game station, as well as classroom volunteers for the outdoor portion of the day. If you would like to volunteer, please see the Signup Genius here! Please note: If we do not have enough volunteers for at least one per station, we will shuffle folks around to cover each game.

In addition to volunteer spots, we could also use some extra equipment. We are looking for a few extra pop-up tents to provide some shady spaces for the kids (especially for snack time), and a wagon for each class to carry water bottles. If you are willing to provide any of those things, please sign up for a slot (and be sure to LABEL all your equipment so we can be sure to get it back to you!)

One of the perks of using Fun Services for events is free tickets for summer fun! We are entitled to FREE Mackinac Island Ferry tickets and Pictured Rocks tickets. Head over here and enter code MI2022 to print your tickets!


6/13: 4th Grade Farewell (NOTE: This event is for students ONLY! More information to follow.)

6/14: Field Day

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Lunch Information


NOTE: If your child is a COLD LUNCH, the cost of a milk is $.50. It is NOT FREE. If your child gets a HOT LUNCH, the milk is included in the free Federal grant lunch.

Lunch Volunteer Opportunities for June

If you are interested and available to volunteer at Spencer any weekday from 11:00 am until 1:45 pm please visit our June Signup Genius. You will find the link by clicking HERE.

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

Library News

Staying Connected to the Spencer Library this Summer!

Hi Roadrunner Families,

Our students have learned so much this year in the Library/STEAM Center! They can continue to enjoy these virtual resources all summer long. Below are the links to our Spencer Library website, our direct link to the Virtual Library/STEAM Center, and a link to additional summer resources for your children. I hope they enjoy learning, staying engaged and staying connected with our Spencer Family! Have fun exploring this summer!

Spencer Library/STEAM Center Website

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

BAS Libraries - Summer Resources Padlet

~Mrs. Richards

Brighton District Library's Summer Reading Challenge

Hi Roadrunner Families!

Our amazing Brighton District Library is partnering up with our schools to keep your child's learning growing this summer! They have set up a FREE Summer Reading Challenge for our students. There are so many prizes to win! And, the school with the most participants will receive a trophy to display in our school. We want that trophy! Reading for the win!!

Here is the link to the video explaining the program, and the link to sign your child(ren) up for the challenge. Let's Go Roadrunners!! ~Mrs. Richards

BDL Summer Reading Challenge Promotional Video

BDL Summer Reading Challenge Sign-up Link

Need Technological Help?

Do you have questions about accessing school links and applications at home? Do you need more guidance logging in, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or SeeSaw? If so, click the button before to access the BAS Parent Tech Guide.

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Well, we made it to the final stretch of the year! The last few weeks, 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. The Elementary Counselors would like to take time this month to celebrate our students and highlight their amazing strengths. We plan to take time with classrooms to focus on lessons missed at some other point in the year or revisit specific topics that need a refresher. 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.

More Resources: We also have our BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home!

Mrs. McKiddy


Covid-19 Guidance

Click the MDHHS button for the latest Updated Recommendations for Isolation & Quarantine. It is no longer necessary to report positive cases to the self reporting link.

If you need a testing kit, contact the Spencer Office to pick one up. If you are emailing in a picture of a Covid + test, please include the name of student, the date & time the test was administered.

Fun Events Around the District

Summer Baseball Camp Opportunities

Click on the downloads below for information and registration forms if you are interested in signing your child up for summer baseball camps with BHS Baseball Coach Christner.
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Important Dates at a Glance


14 - Field Day

15 - Last Day of School - Half-Day

- 4th Grade Clap Out at 11:45 PM

- Dismissal at 12:30 PM

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 - 3:43 PM

Pick-up time: 3:40

Attendance Line*


*Please remember to call your child's absence in as early as possible.