The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 1/11/19

Our Mission

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

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:


15 - PTO Fundraiser at Panera Bread 4:00-8:00pm

21 - NO School

24 - Lego Club begins (details in the PTO section)

24 - Movie Night at 6:00pm in the Gym

25 - Popcorn Friday

The Question of the Week


Did you miss the WATCHDOGS program? No worries, just click below to see how you can still get involved.

Spencer Family Book Fair

Our Family Book Fair is the first week in February. We have two family nights and two Lunch with a Loved One events. Family nights will run from 4:00-8:00pm on Monday 2/4/19 and Tuesday 2/5/19. Lunch with a Loved One is on Wednesday 2/6/19 and Thursday 2/7/19 and will run during our regular lunch hours. How does it work? You come and shop at the Book Fair during their lunch recess and then you go to lunch with your student. Lunch schedule

Students will not be allowed to shop on their own. If you cannot attend our Lunch with a Loved One events and you would like for your student to shop during lunch recess please send their money in an envelope with a note stating that you would like Mrs. Adams to be their adult for shopping.

Volunteers are needed for setup and breakdown PLUS during our Book Fairs. Please sign-up here.

If you have questions email Mrs. Adams

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News From Around the District

Brighton Community Education

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Brighton Youth Boys Lacrosse

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Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run

We desperately need volunteer coaches for Girls on the Run. This is a 10 week program from March-May for 3rd and 4th grade girls. You don't have to be a runner to coach! Dads and high school students are also welcome to coach! Registration opens for girls on 1/21. There is financial aid available for all students.

Visit for more information. Please contact Heather ASAP if you are interested in coaching our Spencer girls: 313-414-1097 or

The program is in jeopardy. It will not run without coaches. Please volunteer if you can.

GOTR Southeastern Michigan


PTO News

2018/2019 PTO Board

Kristie Hopka - President

Meghann Calvin - Co-VP

Erin Daksiewicz - Co-VP

Amanda Hoffmann - Treasurer

Jen Lumsden - Co-Secretary

Lisa Vreeland - Co-Secretary

Panera Dine Out Night

Next Tuesday, January 15 is our dine out night at Panera (the location on Grand River by Aldi and Michaels) from 4-8 pm. Spencer will receive 20% of our families' purchases. You MUST show the flyer electronically (from our Facebook page) or take the paper flyer with you. Paper copies will be sent home soon.

Holiday Shop Thank You

Fun Services, the company that runs our holiday shop and carnival, has provided a discount coupon for all Spencer families for the Mackinaw Island ferry and the Pictured Rock cruise. Those coupons will be sent home this week.

Lego Club
The FREE after school Lego club sponsored by the PTO will meet on Thursdays after school until 5:15. The first meeting is January 24. The club will run through March 14 with no meeting on February 14. A sign up genius will be published soon to sign up your student.

Movie Night
Join us for PTO sponsored family movie night on Thursday, January 24 at 6 pm in the gym. We will show Hotel Transylvania 3 and provide 1 bag of popcorn per person. Additional popcorn and concessions will be sold and the Girl Scouts will host a bake sale. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets. Parents must stay with their students. This is not a drop off event. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events
Panera Dine Out Night - January 15 from 4-8
Lego Club begins - January 24

Movie Night - January 24 at 6pm

Popcorn Friday - January 25

Family Book Fair nights February 4 & 5 4:00-8:00pm

STEAM Night - February 5 from 6:30 - 8:00pm

Lunch with a Loved One Book Fair February 6 & 7 11:00-2:00pm

Join our Facebook Group!

Please join our Spencer Elementary PTO Facebook group! It is a great way to ask questions, get answers and share information!

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter @SpencerElem and use the hashtag #SpencerAllStar to tell the story of how someone has proven to be an All-Star at Spencer!

Spencer PTO Webpage

Our webpage is full of important information and is a great tool to use when you have questions about events or the school.

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