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The Amazing Spencer Elementary: March 18, 2022

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From the Vault, past episode -Monitoring Your Child's Progress for Trimester 3

It's the final stretch before the end of the year. You've recently received your child's report card, so how do you make sense of it all?

Here's a hint, what you focus on is what you get. What will you choose to monitor? Take a listen, and I'll share some easy tips that you can use today to begin making checkpoints to monitor your child's progress.

Click here to listen.

Attention 4th Grade Families

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Note from the Music Room to our 4th Grade Families

Save the Date...

The 4th Grade Music Night will be held on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 PM in the Spencer gym. More details coming soon...

Art Room News

March is Youth Art Month and Spencer has over 75 students currently highlighted in two different shows.

1. Brighton Elementary Art Show

Brighton District Library through the month of March

2. Got Art - County Wide Student Art Exhibit

Howell Opera House through Saturday, March 19th.

Congratulations to all of our Spencer Roadrunners,

Ms. Hiatt

Students representing Spencer are below:

Brighton Library Art Show


Howell Opera House

Cowher/Thomas - JK

Sarah D.

Olivia D.

Gabriella G.

Emma F.

Lucy H.

Heidi V.

Rucinski - JK

Christian B.

Willoughby B.

Avery H.

Kaitlyn H.

Colton T.

Morrow - K

Olivia B.

Elizabeth B.

Mia G.

Norah S.

Andrews - K

Emma G.

Hazel S.

Brooke S.

Bridson - K

Nora B.

Waylon M.

Benjamin G.

Maci R.

Savannah S.

Eiden - K

Elizabeth A.

Anna P.

Mabel P.

Rowe - 1

Maizey H.

McKenna L.

Jacoby P.

Price - 1

Julia E.

Henry G.

Cormac M.

Phillips - 1

Brendan R.

Natalie W.

Violet W.

Wiater - 1

Maya T.

Luke E.

McBride - 2

Trip H.

Meara W.

Hukkula - 2

William B.

Colby G.

Colin T.

Gunn - 2

Carter A.

Marian H.

Cowgill - 2

Carter T.

Sobolevski - 3

Ben K.

Samantha M.

Lillian V.

Kahl - 3

Jax B.

Penny C.

George F.

Amelia K.

Braedyn L.

Ferguson - 3

Lucas B.

Capri B.

Eli H.

Olivia R.

Copenhaver - 3

Christian C.

Grayson O.

Shelby S.

Urso - 4

Brooks P.

Emma S.

Vollmer - 4

Beau B.

Ainsley B.

Easton M.

Rose M.

Miller - 4

Landen B.

Luca C.

Tyler C.

Mason V.

Howe - 4

Macy C.

Declan H.

Sydney L.

PTO News

2021-22 PTO Board Members

Jen Lumsden - President

Nicole McGhee - Vice President

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jacquelyn Turkovich - Secretary

Meghann Calvin - Secretary

DINE OUT NIGHT: The next PTO Dine Out Night is Tuesday, March 22nd from 4-8pm at the Lee Road location only. All the funds raised from this event will go toward the 4th Grade Farewell, so take a night off cooking - dinner is taken care of!

AUCTION/CARNIVAL: The 33rd Annual Auction and Carnival is May 7th. This is a family event that consists of both a live and silent auction, as well as carnival type games and activities for the kids. This event serves as our main fundraiser for the year. We are currently looking for game sponsors and/or donations! If you or your company are interested in helping with one of these items, please see the attached letters. As a PTO, we reach out to hundreds of local businesses for sponsorships and donations. However, individual families may make donations as well. Ideas of some items we would love to receive are:

  • Tickets to sporting events (are you a season pass holder, but cannot make a particular game? We'd be glad to take those extra tickets off your hands!)
  • Tickets to shows (concerts, plays, etc)
  • Do you own an AirBnB or VRBO property that you would be willing to donate a weekend stay at?
  • Baskets of anything you think others would love
  • Handmade items

One of the highlights of the silent auction are the classroom projects. Each year, we ask volunteers to plan a project to create with their child's class. Each project will involve all the children within a classroom in some way. Class auction project leaders can sign up here! We ask that you coordinate with your child's teacher on ideas, then run it past Amber Blum prior to starting to prevent having many of the same type of project. Some projects from years past are attached. All projects are due May 1st.

Interested in serving on the PTO Board next year? Please let us know! If you have interest in serving in any position, contact me at Nominations will remain open through April 8th and voting will take place at the April 12 PTO Meeting.

ART NIGHT: Our April Family Night is an Arts and Crafts night on April 11th 6-8pm in the gym. We will have six different arts and crafts stations for the kids, as well as a cute photo booth. This is a new event this year, so come try it out! A Sign-up Genius will be available in next week's Scoop!


3/22: McDonald's Dine Out Night 4-8pm (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

4/11: Art Night 6-8pm

4/12: PTO Meeting

4/19: Mod Pizza Dine Out Night (benefits 4th Grade Farewell)

5/7: Auction/Carnival 4-7pm

5/10: PTO Meeting

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.

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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 March

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

Thank you! We appreciate your help!

The Spencer Office

Library News

March is Reading Month

Hi Spencer Families! We are excited for March is Reading Month! We have several opportunities for the students to win prizes throughout the month for reading.

  1. One of the opportunities is through this reading calendar. The students are receiving this during their library classes. If they complete this throughout the month of March, get it signed by a parent/guardian, and return it after Spring Break they will receive their prizes and their picture on the Roadrunner Reading Wall of Fame. Here is another copy in case they need it.
  2. They will be earning tickets throughout the week in their classrooms for reading incentives. Drawings will be every Friday morning to win free books or posters.
  3. We are partnering with Culver's in Brighton to win coupons for free ice cream and kids meals! Five books completed earns them a free ice cream, and ten books completed earns them a free kids meal.

Spencer Roadrunners "Read A Latte"! Have fun!! ~Mrs. Richards

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!

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 doing our best to meet the needs of students and classrooms by providing additional support with student groups and individual concerns. During this time of the year, needs are high and many students are requiring additional connections. 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!

35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy & Kindness

Mrs. McKiddy


Parent Referral Form:

Student Check-in Form:


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Important Dates at a Glance


22 - McDonald's Fundraiser from 4:00-8:00 PM

28 thru April 1 - Spring Break



5 - School Resumes

11 - Art Night from 6:00-8:00 PM

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

25 - 4th Grade Music Night at 6:00 PM (more info coming soon...)

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.