The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: April 22, 2022

A Dash of Salt

Listen to this week's NEW episode to receive a sneak peek into what's planned for next year at The Amazing Spencer Elementary. Here's a hint, it's more than just parking!

Click here to listen to Mr.Renner's past Podcast episodes.

Remember Your Family Pass

Please remember to bring your Family Pass with you EVERY day you come to pick up your student. We frequently have guest teachers that will not recognize you and will send you to the office to get a temporary pass before releasing your child to you. With that being said, please be kind to our guest teachers, as the safety of your student is our top priority, and they are just doing what has been asked of them.

Are You Leaving Spencer?

If you are making plans to leave Spencer Elementary School for the next school year, 2022-23, please click on the link below and complete this form as soon as possible. Thank you.

NOTE: You do NOT need to fill out this form if your child is going to Maltby.

Fire Drill Completed!

Today's fire drill went exceptionally well. The staff was able to discuss what we do in the case of an emergency and why we would take those precautions. The staff and students were excellent!

Thanks again for your support,


Spencer Elementary Principal

Placement Consideration

We will develop student assignments for the 2022-2023 school year in the upcoming weeks. If you believe you have important information regarding your child's placement that the school staff may not have, the link provides an opportunity to share that information. The last day to submit this form will be April 26.

MSTEP State Testing for 4th Grade Begins Next Week!

The M-Step testing window is from April 11 - to May 6. The students will test for 60 minutes a day. On average, the Math test should take 1 hour 30 minutes. The average time for the ELA test should take 2 hours. The lunchtimes and special times will remain the same for both grades throughout the testing cycle. For specific testing times, please contact your child's teacher.

4th Grade -Math

Monday, April 25

Tuesday, April 26

Wednesday, April 27

Thursday, April 28

4th Grade -English Language Arts (ELA)

Monday, May 2

Tuesday, May 3

Wednesday, May 4

Thursday, May 5

PTO News

EARTH DAY: Earth Day is today! In support of this day, we are planning an impromptu cleanup day of Spencer grounds on Saturday 4/23 from 9am-12pm. The playground and outdoor classroom could both use some love. Grab a rake, broom, and garbage bags and meet us at 9am Saturday! If you have an NJHS or NHS student in need of hours, we will have signed volunteer slips for them.

AUCTION/CARNIVAL: Student Auction/Carnival packets should have come home this week! All the information you will need to navigate the week leading up to and including the day of the Auction and Carnival is in there! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

We will need TONS of help to make this event a success! This is the perfect opportunity for older siblings and grandparents to help out while you shop! You can also volunteer for a slot and still have time to shop. All Auction and Carnival volunteer spots are here.

We will also have our normal Treat Walk station! We are seeking treats for this particular game. Sweet treats, salty treats, small toys, etc. are all welcome! Treats should all be dropped off on Friday at the school, preferably during set-up Friday evening, between 4-7pm. Treat Walk signup genius is here.

We are still looking for donations! I have extended the deadline for donations to April 29th! If you are interested in donating anything, please drop it off at the office by next Friday! Anything goes (except alcohol!). Gift cards/certificates to your favorite store or restaurant, handmade items, passes to museums, tickets to concerts, etc. - we will gladly accept anything you are willing to give.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week of May! We have some special things planned for each day to show our teachers and staff how wonderful we think they are. This is another opportunity to help out! We are looking for donations of different types for each day's events, as well as volunteers to help with the events each day. If you would like to see where you can help, please check out the signup genius here!


5/2-5/6: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7: Auction/Carnival 4-7pm

5/10: PTO Meeting 4:00

5/24-5/26: Book Fair

5/25: Family Picnic 4:30-7:00

6/9: Ice Cream Social

6/14: Field Day

As always, please check out our Facebook page and/or website for the most up to date information this year.

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 April

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

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

Lunch Volunteer Opportunities for May

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

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

Library News

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.

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

Hi Roadrunner Families,

I have expanded our Virtual Library/STEAM Center, so that your children have access to more resources at home, connecting them to our Library. I hope they enjoy learning, staying engaged and staying connected with our Spencer Family! Have fun exploring!

Spencer Virtual Library/STEAM Center

~Mrs. Richards

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Welcome back from break, here in the final stretch of the year! We hope the month of April brings us some warmer weather and time outside. This month, we will be providing classroom lessons on the topic of Wellness. We will focus on creating a healthy body and mindset as well as promoting wellness within ourselves. Students will be asked to reflect on their choices that make them stronger as learners as well as humans! We would like to encourage you to continue conversations at home about the things that help us all grow with our mindset and skills to make us healthy and happy.

The Elementary Counselor Team also has the BAS Elementary Counseling website for ideas and resources to be used at home! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will do our best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy



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Important Dates at a Glance


7 - Auction/Carnival 4:00-7:00 PM

10 - PTO Meeting at 4:00 PM in the Media Center

24-26 - Book Fair

25 - Family Picnic from 4:30-7:00 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.