The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 5/2/19

Our Mission

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

Tuesday, May 7

On Tuesday, Spencer will be a polling place for the May 7th voting day. We're going to make some minor adjustments as voting will take place in the multi-purpose room (MPR).

If your child attends Friendship Center for the morning or afternoon sessions, they will move to the media center. Plan to pick-up your child in the Spencer Media Center for that day.

If you plan to pick-up your child on Tuesday, May 7th at the end of school, you'll want to go to the center doors that lead to the media center to pick- up your child. We'll have staff on hand to check your pick-up number as usual. We'll be back to the regular location for pick-up on Wednesday in the MPR.

Because voting will take place through the day, we will have a security guard placed inside the building. The guard will ensure the community members exit the building and do not enter Spencer.

We're taking these precautions to ensure a safe, and secure environment for the students and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Spencer office.

B. Renner

Spencer Elementary Principal


M-Step Testing Updates

Our third graders started their M-STEP testing this week. Most have completed the English Language Arts portion, and we started math today. We'll continue next week with the math portion, make-ups, or those that need more time.

Raptor Sign-In System

Remember Your ID

Please continue to bring in your Driver's License EACH time you enter the building to volunteer or have lunch with your student.

The Raptor system is being installed in all Brighton schools to supplement the district’s program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. Raptor will better inform us of the visitors, contractors, and volunteers seeking entry into our schools, and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

The visitor process will appear like this:

  • Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID, which may be scanned or manually entered into the system.

  • If a parent or guardian does not have government-issued identification, the school staff member can ask to see another form of ID and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system to perform a background check. The Raptor system only checks the visitor's name and date of birth, no other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, and the information is not shared with any outside agency.

  • Once an entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose for his/her visit.

It’s important to note that a visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. If a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building but will be escorted by a school staff member.

To learn more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor

Technologies website at If you have any questions for district

personnel, please contact Police Liaison Office Christopher Parks at (810) 299-4100.

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management

the system provides a consistent means for keeping away people who may present a

danger to our students. We want to thank our community in advance for your

understanding and support for enhancing building safety protocols in Brighton Area


Livingston County Health Department Guidelines

This is just a friendly reminder that a student must be fever free and/or vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school. We have had quite a few cases where a child has vomited at school, has gone home for the day and returned the next day. It helps to deter the spread of germs throughtout the building. Thanks for your cooperation!
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Recess Run

Recess Run


Join us for recess run during all lunch recesses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Monday May 6 - Friday May 31, 2019.

Recess run is an opportunity for the kids to run laps around the baseball field to earn tokens. The goal is to keep kids active and healthy while enjoying the great weather.

As with all PTO events we cannot do this without the help of our amazing volunteers. We need parents, grandparent and friends to come out to help count laps, cheer for the kids and help hand out tokens. Younger siblings are welcome to come out to cheer or run laps themselves.

Volunteers are needed from 11:00am - 1:35pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CELL NUMBER WHEN SIGNING UP. In the event of adverse weather or field conditions a weather determination will be made each recess run day by 10:00 AM. A text message will be sent out to all people signed up that day in the event of a weather cancelation. Please bring water and sunscreen, there is limited shade available for volunteers.

Location: Spencer Baseball Field
M-Step Testing

M-Step testing is coming for the 3rd and 4th grades. Click here to find out more information.

4th Grade Farewell

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WatchDOG Program

We've had quite the turnout for our first year of the WatchDOG program! Our slots have all filled for the remainder of the year. Thank you for taking the time to join us and make this program work. It's been fantastic to see these father figures in action and walking the halls of Spencer. We appreciate you and your time. You'll never know the difference you've made!

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

Important Dates:


4 - Annual Auction/Carnival from 4:00-7:00 pm

14 - PTO Meeting 4:00 pm in the STEAM Center

17 - Popcorn Friday

22 - Ice Cream Social - More info to come...

31 - Popcorn Friday


4th - 4th Grade Farewell 6:30-8:30 pm

10 - Field Day

11 - Last Day of School - Half day dismissal at 12:30 pm

(NOTE: Half day Kindergarten will dismiss at their normally scheduled time.)

Click below to see what events are scheduled with P.T.O.

Click below to see what events are scheduled within the District