The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 11/29/18

Our Mission

The Spencer Community is devoted to developing every child's ability to succeed.

News From the Office

Please remember to bring your family number when picking up your child in the multi-purpose room. Our staff rotates positions, and you can't depend on the same person being at check-out.


Your child's report card will come home next Friday. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher or check the Spencer web page for rubrics of how it's scored.

Clinic Donation Request

The clinic is in need of girl's leggings in smaller sizes (5/6/7) and boys pants (possibly sweat pants) in larger sizes (7/8/9). If you have gently used clothing to donate, we will put it to good use. Thank you!

Lost & Found

Come in and check out the Lost & Found if you are missing any items. All items will be donated after December 18th.

News From The Health Department

The Livingston County Health Department

The Livingston County Department of Public Health will be conducting a Hearing Screening at Spencer Elementary. All Health Departments in Michigan provide routine hearing screenings to identify children who have hearing problems or might be at risk for hearing problems. Children who do not pass the initial screening will be rescreened. If a child does not pass the rescreen, a letter will be mailed home recommending a follow-up with their doctor.


Students in JK, K, 2nd & 4th grade will receive a hearing screening. Hearing screenings will also be provided to students in other grades who are last-year follow-ups and parent/teacher requests. Spencer's HEARING SCREENING is scheduled for December 10 & 11 and the RESCREENING is scheduled for January 7 & 8, 2019


Please notify the school (prior to the first day of screening) and provide child’s name and teacher if:

You have a concern for your child and your child is not in the above grades.

You do not want your child screened

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Music Notes

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WATCHDOGS Program

Did you miss the WATCHDOGS program on Thursday? No worries, just click below to see how you can still get involved.

Shelley Squires Compton

Angel Tree Fund
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Holiday Window Painting Event at Brighton Ford

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PTO INFORMATION

PTO News

2018/2019 PTO Board


Kristie Hopka - President

Meghann Calvin - Co-VP

Erin Daksiewicz - Co-VP

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jen Lumsden - Co-Secretary

Lisa Vreeland - Co-Secretary


Popcorn Friday

Tomorrow is Popcorn Friday. Popcorn will be sold at all lunches for $.50. Proceeds benefit the Fourth Grade Farewell. Thanks for your support!


NO PTO Meeting in December
There will not be a December PTO meeting. See you on January 8 at 4:00 pm for our next meeting. Babysitting will be available.

Mod Pizza Night a Success!
Thank you to all who attended our fundraiser night. Our Spencer families raised $583.33!! Way to go Spencer All-Stars!

Holiday Shop Extravaganza
Join us on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 for the annual holiday gift shop. Hours are 4-7 pm on 12/7 and 10 am - 3 pm on 12/8. Friday will be just the shop and Saturday's extravaganza includes not only the shop, but many other fun holiday activities:
*Girl Scout bake sale benefiting Blessings in a Backpack
*Hot cocoa bar
*Create an ornament to take home
*Book exchange (swap a book for a new one, limit 5)
*Design holiday greeting cards for local seniors in assisted living
*Pictures with our very own holiday Roadrunner

Information packets will arrive home soon. You will have the opportunity to shop with your child or you may choose to have your child shop with a parent volunteer. Either way, please use the envelope included in the packet so we can provide quick and easy checkout. We hope to see you there!

We Need You!
Please volunteer to help at our holiday shop extravaganza so we can provide a fun and successful experience for our kids. We are especially in need of help on Saturday. Sign up here:
https://m.signupgenius.com/?fbclid=IwAR227fDXwjja-l0I0ZiLAwg44zpnGsDNbDgNmscq0NSLaT4wiItdtZqEtss#!/showSignUp/20f0c48a4a729a6fb6-holiday4

Winter Weather Gear
The PTO has some items in new or excellent used condition we'd love to give to a family in need:
Size 1 snow boots (unisex black with neon green)
Size 6/7 snow bibs (navy)
Size 8 snow bibs (navy)
Size 5/6 coat and snow bibs set (black, gray and aqua)
Size 5/6 coat (blue and black)

Please contact Kristie Hopka if your family is in need of any of the above items.


Brighton Ford Holiday Window Painting

Each year, area elementary schools are invited by Brighton Ford to paint their showroom windows for the holidays. Spencer's night is December 5th from 4:30-7:00. Only students are able to paint windows, but parents are required to stay to supervise their kids. PLEASE wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and dress warm as this event is outside. While the event is open to all students, we have to limit the participation to a small number in different time slots. As you can imagine, the event could become quite chaotic if too many kids show up at one time. Sign up using the sign up genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a4a729a6fb6-brighton1

Brighton Ford Holiday Window Painting

Each year, area elementary schools are invited by Brighton Ford to paint their showroom windows for the holidays. Spencer's night is December 5th from 4:30-7:00. Only students are able to paint windows, but parents are required to stay to supervise their kids. PLEASE dress warm as this event is outside. While the event is open to all students, we have to limit the participation to a small number in different time slots. As you can imagine, the event could become quite chaotic if too many kids show up at one time. Please sign up for a time slot below. Please ask Ms. Fleet if you have any questions. On December 11th from 5:00 - 7:00 Brighton Ford will have a contest and the school with the most votes will win! Santa will be there along with food and fun! The prizes for each school is as follows: -1st place: $3,000 -2nd place: $1,000 -3rd and 4th places: $500

www.signupgenius.com


Join our Facebook Group!

Please join our Spencer Elementary PTO Facebook group! It is a great way to ask questions, get answers and share information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/402232026502881/


Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and use the hashtag #SpencerAllStar to tell the story of how someone has proven to be an All-Star at Spencer!


Spencer PTO Webpage

Our webpage is full of important information and is a great tool to use when you have questions about events or the school. https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/2663

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Important Dates:

November

30 - Popcorn Friday


December

5 - Window Painting Event at Brighton Ford 4:30-7:00pm

7 - Holiday Shop 4:00-7:00pm

8 - Holiday Shop 10:00am - 3:00pm

10 to 11 - Hearing Screening for JK, K, 2nd & 4th Grade

11 - Window Painting Voting at Brighton Ford 5:00-7:00pm

20 - NO SCHOOL for staff or students - Winter Break begins


January

2 - School Resumes from Winter Break

School Hours

Daily Start Time:

Starting Time - 8:47 AM

Dismissal Time - (11:57 for 1/2 Kindergarten) 3:50 PM

Tardy Time - 8:47 AM

Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

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

Lunch Hours

Lunchtimes for Spencer Students:

1/2 K - No Lunch

Jk-Full Day K - 11:35-12:00

1st Grade- 12:05-12:30

2nd Grade- 12:35-1:00

4th Grade- 1:05-1:30

3rd Grade- 1:35-2:00