The Spencer Scoop
The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 9/27/18
The Spencer Community is devoted to developing every child's ability to succeed.
News From the Office
There has been some miscommunication, and our Open House scheduled for October 11 has been canceled. However, our Road Runner Run will be the following day on October 12 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.
You should have received notification about conference schedules from your child's teacher. If not, reach out to her.
We've just completed our NWEA testing for the fall baseline data. Starting Monday, we will begin our WIN (What I Need) time. Be sure to check your teacher's newsletters/blogs for the timing.
Pictures are next week, October 4
Registration is open for the 'Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parents' workshop.
This 5-week workshop will be held at LESA:
- Thursday's starting October 4 (October 4, 11, 18, 25 & November 1)
- 5:30-7:45 (Dinner is 5:30-6)
- FREE dinner and child care. Child care is limited, so make sure to register early.
- FREE book each week for your child's library
See attached flyer for topics that will be covered each week.
Here are a few comments from parents who attended in the spring:
- " I really enjoyed this workshop and the instructor made it fun and engaging."
- "Great impact using techniques with my daughter at home - and it's working!"
- "It was very helpful - have made use of many things I learned in class."
If you have questions, contact Kathy at email@example.com or 517-540-6860
The Clinic Needs Donations!
Question of the Week
What I Learned From Last Week's Question
A Note from our School Counselor
News Regarding the Math Program
News from the library/STEAM center
When is my library/STEAM day?
Books are due back on their library day. If they forget on library day they may return them ANY DAY of the week. They are also welcome to come and swap books any time they finish their book.
Monday Vollmer, Thomas, Kahl, Morrow, Garza
Tuesday Clark, Miller, Andrews, Copenhaver
Wednesday Sobolevski, Rucinski, Ferguson, Cowher, Stamper, Urso
Thursday Hillman, Antoni, Loiselle, Hukkala, Price, Burns
Friday Mrs Adams's Technology & library maintenance day
Mrs. Adams - teacher librarian (aka Media Specialist)
Mrs. Latimer - our new library assistant (Mrs. Taube retired)
split between Spencer & Hilton
Spencer - Monday and Wednesday
Hilton - Tuesday and Thursday
Fridays are split every other week
Mini Book Fair October 12th 8-4:30
News From Around the District
Try Hockey for Free at KVIH
Student Nutrition is Hiring
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
Annually, the PTO selects a theme that will be highlighted at our various events throughout the school year and will serve as our inspiration for everything from our t-shirts, bulletin boards, decor, twitter hash tag, assemblies, etc. This year we selected an All-Star theme. Our message is that every child is an All-Star in his or her own way. We can be sports, reading, writing, dancing, academic, or artistic all starts. Children can be all star friends, siblings, sons and daughters, neighbors, community helpers, students and humans. Let's celebrate our amazing talents. Also encompassed in this theme is good sportsmanship, pride in our work, being a good team player and building most valuable friendships. It is going to be an All-Star year at Spencer!
Popcorn Friday is here! We are looking for parent volunteers to help with popcorn Friday's. This event cannot be a success without the support of our amazing volunteers. If you can help for a few hours on a Friday this year please select the link below. This is always a great event for the kids as well as parent volunteers. Our first Popcorn Friday is October 5th and will be sold during all lunches for .50 cents. All popcorn sales support the 4th Grade Farewell. Please note that students can NOT use their lunch account money to purchase popcorn.
On Friday, October 12, all students at Spencer will participate in the 7th annual Roadrunner Run. This is the first of only two fundraisers for the year, the other being the auction in May. Information packets including donation pledge sheets will be arriving home by this Friday. Important note: If donating online, you must include your child's name and teacher for the donation to count towards his or her class total. The class with the highest total will win a terrific prize and the coveted Roadrunner Run trophy to proudly display in the classroom for the year!
Many volunteers are needed to make this a successful fundraising event. Sign up to help here:
Welcome to the SEVENTH Annual ROADRUNNER RUN!!! This is the first event of the school year and WE NEED YOU!!! Please sign up for a slot below and help make this an awesome event for our kids. This is a FAMILY event, so it is okay to bring younger siblings, Grandmas and Grandpas - the more the merrier!!! If all slots are full - please come and join your student and you can run with them or just cheer them on! If you sign up to be a leader for your student's class, your role will be to travel with the class and teacher and aide the teacher in moving the students along from station to station. You will make sure everyone is accounted for and no one gets lost along the way. PLEASE NOTE: This year's Roadrunner Run is an ALL STAR theme, please feel free to dress up!!!
Thank you for submitting your t-shirt order forms. We have placed our large order with the printer and hope to have the t-shirts home on October 9 or October 10, just in time for the Roadrunner Run.
Thank you to our MVP lineup of sponsors:
Brighton Family Dentistry
VCA Brighton Animal Hospital
Little Wolf Technologies
Christina Maria Photo & Design
Yoga Center for Healthy Living
Duncan Chiropractic Group
Comiskey Pest Control
Bob's Custom Carts
Carrico & Radtke Pediatric Dentistry
LuLaRoe Mell Demers
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! https://www.facebook.com/groups/402232026502881/
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. https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/2663
3 - Count Day
3 - Hungry Howie's Pizza Night
4 - Picture Day
5 - Popcorn Friday
5 - BHS Homecoming Parade at 6pm
9 - PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center at 4pm
12 - Mini Book Fair in the school library 8:00am-4:30pm
12 - Road Runner Run at 2:00
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.
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