The Spencer Scoop
Spencer Elementary March 5, 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.
Yearbook Deadline Extended!
Yearbook Order Form - Deadline March 19
The yearbook ordering deadline has been extended until March 19th! If you were unable to order your student's yearbook, you still have time to do that. 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. Place your order for this year's yearbook if you have not done so already! Please note the FINAL Order Deadline is March 19!
Are Your Ears Ready?
Do assessments or test results really tell you everything about your child? Nope, and I'd love to tell you why as we explore the Distance Learning Playbook together and uncover that your child is much more than a number defined by a test.
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Click HERE to bookmark the Spencer Announcements.
Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements! CLICK HERE
Meet Our New Staff Member!
Nerys is one of our new Building Subs and has been a great addition to our Spencer Family!
"Hello! My name is Nerys Gravell and I am a recent graduate from Michigan State University! Go Green!
I love to read, go on walks outside and cook with my family!
I am so happy to be here and feel so welcome by all of you. Thank you to everyone who has helped me (including students) get the hang of things here at Spencer! I am looking forward to the rest of the year with you all!"
Severe Weather Drill
Attention Incoming 5th Grade Families!
Important Information for Fourth Grade Families
Maltby Incoming 5th Grade Parent Information Night!
Who................ Parents of incoming Maltby 5th Graders
When.............. Thursday, March 18th at 7 pm
How................. Zoom Link (We will send out next week)
Please plan on joining us for our virtual incoming 5th Grade Parent Orientation where we will be presenting information on scheduling, curriculum, Encore classes and much much more!!
The virtual presentation will begin at 7pm via Zoom Link. Please plan on joining us if you can, we are excited to meet our new Maltby Bullpup parents!
*Please note this presentation is for parents and not students- thank you.
We hope to see you there!
Maltby Intermediate School
News From the Art Room
Celebrate Youth Art Month!
It’s Youth Art Month and the annual elementary art show is now on display at the Brighton District Library.
Spencer is proud to have 40 students representing our school. The exhibit is a collection from all of Brighton’s Elementary Schools and will be showcasing artists in grades JK-4th grades. The show will be up through April 5th.
Congratulations to all of our Spencer Roadrunners,
Brighton District Library Hours:
Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Virtual Lego Club
Wow! You Roadrunners really outdid yourselves this week with your Lego creations. We can't wait to see what you come up with next. The winner of last weeks LEGO drawing was Tristan King, 2nd grade. Congratulations Tristan!. Remember - there is one weekly prize for completing both challenges and one grand prize ($100 Lego gift card) for completing all eight weeks of challenges.
PTO Online LEGO Challenges Week 2:
Challenge #1: Build a bridge between two chairs or tables. How long can you make your bridge before it isn't stable? Then take a photo of your child next to the bridge and enter with their name and teacher and length of the bridge in the comments on the PTO Facebook page LEGO post or by email.
Challenge #2: Have your child create a LEGO self-portrait. Then take a photo of your child with the Lego version of himself/herself and post it with his/her name and teacher's name in the comments on the PTO Facebook page LEGO post or by email. (See attached pictures below for examples)...
Here again are all the details and rules:
We can't do the PTO LEGO club in person this year but we can still have a Spencer LEGO club online (Open to everyone - in-person and BVA kids). Here is how it will work:
Every Friday for 8 weeks, the two challenges for the week with be posted on the PTO Facebook page and in the Scoop. The kids have until the next set of challenges goes up to post their entries. Post your entry in the COMMENTS of the challenge on the PTO Facebook page post or email entry pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org (if you are not on Facebook). Each week anyone who does both challenges will be entered in a drawing for a weekly prize. If your child completes ALL the challenges for all eight weeks (16 total), they'll be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE: a $100 gift card to the LEGO store.
PLEASE be sure to complete the google form once you find the yard stakes. Do not return your Shamrock Search flyer. That is just for you to take with you on your hunt so you have all of the street names with you. There was one flyer returned to the office with the house numbers filled out, but without a name. If that was yours, please email email@example.com so she can get your prize sent home. The PTO is holding a Shamrock Search - A Spencer Family Scavenger Hunt from March 1- March 21. See the flyer attached in this Scoop for the list of the 12 streets you will drive down to look for the shamrock or leprechaun yard stake (see the picture of the stakes you are looking for on the flyer). When you spot one, 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! The google form to submit will be on the PTO Facebook page, on our website and here is the link:
March PTO Meeting
The March PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm via zoom:
Meeting ID: 861 1239 2781
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Here we are in March, ready for some sunshine and warmer weather! This month, we will be visiting classrooms for some Read Alouds and social-emotional stories for Reading Month. We are also focusing on the needs of students and classrooms and providing additional support with student groups and individual support. Our goal for this month is to more directly meet the needs of our students during this stretch of the year when we all need a little more TLC.
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.
Families of those directly impacted receive direct communication regarding any new cases. 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...
Brighton Bulldog Football & Cheer
Important Dates at a Glance
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