The Spencer Scoop

The Amazing Spencer Elementary: September 24, 2021

News From the Office

COVID Communication

Once Mr.Renner receives your child's name from the health department as a positive case, he will send (families identified as close contact) an email with a possible exposure date and a possible return date once the close contract tracing has been completed. After that, the Livingston County Health Department will contact you with options for quarantining.

*Please note: families will not be notified of which students have selected quarantine options in your child's class.

Please make sure your phone number listed on your child's emergency card is a cell phone number (if applicable). If your cell phone number is listed, you will receive a text message and an email from the health department if your child has been identified as a close contact. If you have a landline, you will only receive an email. Make sure your email is up-to-date as well.

To update your information, please log into Parent Connect and make the necessary changes.

Remember Your Family Pass

Please remember to bring your Family Pass with you when you sign out your student from the office. If you forget your pass, you will need to bring in a photo ID. Lee Ann and I know some of the familiar faces, but it helps us if you have your pass with you. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please remember to send a mask in with your child if they ride the bus only in the afternoon. We are seeing an increase in kids coming in to the office at the end of the day to get a mask because one was forgotten , which further delays the buses.

Picture Day is Coming - OCTOBER 1

Please Pack a Change of Clothes

Parents - Please make sure you pack a change of clothes in your child's backpack EVERY DAY. This is for ALL grades, you never know when your student may have a nosebleed, or loose a tooth, or spill food on their shirt, or find a mud puddle outside, or have an accident. If they have a change of clothes, then we can take care of it here, otherwise we need to call home for you to bring up a change of clothing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Meet One of Our New Staff Members...

Hello! My name is Ashlee Gunn and I will be teaching second grade this year at Spencer Elementary!! I graduated from Central Michigan University (Fire Up, Chips!) and since I've graduated from college I have been living and teaching down in Florida! I am not a huge fan of the cold and snow, so I'll be one of the first to be spotted wearing my winter parka and gloves. I love all things Disney World, iced coffee, the color pink, and my two family dogs, Ferris and Stitch. I also love spending time with my two brothers, a college student and a fourth grader! And last but not least, I just got married this past summer!!

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.

We will offer hot lunch each day the students are present. You are also able to bring your own lunch too!

This year the Federal grant has been extended and all students will receive lunch at no cost. If your child would like to purchase milk only, there will be a charge for that item.

This year, Spencer students will eat lunch first and then head out to recess to ensure proper hygiene before eating. When the students arrive in the lunchroom, they will sit in assigned seats with their classrooms. This will allow for appropriate contract tracing if needed. Lunch will be 25 minutes and recess 20 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE the adjustments that will take place:

  • We would encourage you to bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • Microwaves are not available for use.
  • The salad bar has been removed.
  • We will no longer have a choice for lunch; it will be one entree only—no extra snacks for sale either.
  • Condiments such as ranch, ketchup, and mustard will no longer be available.

In the past, we had a "late table" for those that needed a little more time to eat. This will not be an option due to the adjustments we've made to our plan for social distancing and contract tracing.

Library News

The Spencer Elementary Student Directory 21-22

Hi Roadrunner Families!

I have received several requests for the student directory, and many are from Kindergarten families. The last directory is from May, so I am working on a new directory for the 21-22 school year. If you would like your family to be a part of the directory, please click on the link below. You need to fill out this Google Form for every child who attends Spencer Elementary. The deadline to participate will be Sunday 10/3/21. I will then send the directory automatically to any family who participates based on the email address that you use to fill out the form. This directory will be distributed the week of 10/4/21. Click on the link and fill it out to participate. For anyone who misses this round, we will do a second round to this directory in January. Thank you!

❤️~Mrs. Richards

Note From the Counselor

Counselor Corner!

Hello from your Spencer Elementary School Counselor! I am so excited to welcome you all back for another amazing year! Although some things this year may still look different, your counselor is available to help support your children with Social-Emotional Learning. I will be providing classroom lessons, small group activities, and individual support this year. This month's lessons will focus on building connections in the classroom with peers. 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 me with any questions or concerns that you may have, and I will do my best to support your child.

Mrs. McKiddy


PTO News

2021-22 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Meghann Calvin - Secretary

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Open House and Book Fair, despite the rain! There was a great turnout and every student was able to go home with a free poster signed by author/mom/superhero Katie Cook.

Roadrunner Run packets will be going home Friday. Please be on the lookout for those in your child's folder. Roadrunner Run is the first of two large fundraisers we do every year. We will have a fun run outside on Friday, October 15th with a DJ, snacks, and fun! We cannot do this event without you! Volunteer opportunities are plentiful - please take a look at the signup genius below to see where you can help out.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be an Event Leader this year! If you are interested in running one of our PTO events this year, please take a look at the sign up genius below to see what is still available!

This year's theme is Roadrunner Adventurers. We will be handing out Adventurer "Badges" (button pins) at every PTO event, beginning with the Roadrunner Run. Try to collect them all!

Check out our Facebook page for more information!

You can also find information on our website.

Important Dates at a Glance


1 - Josten's Picture Day

12 - PTO Meeting at 7 PM

22 - Josten's Picture Retake 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 - 3:43 PM

Pick-up time: 3:40

Attendance Line*


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


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