The Spencer Scoop

The Spencer Elementary Newsletter 10/11/18

Our Mission

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

News From the Office

Bus Information

We want to let you know that our fall bus evacuations will be taking place between Oct. 15th-26th. We try to do these during our layover times at buildings to keep things on schedule. Parents may notice that their P.M. routes are slightly delayed but we'll do our best to avoid that.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found bin is located outside the office, in the hallway. If you are missing any items, please come in and check our bin. Make sure to label everything that your child brings to school - lunch boxes, coats, eyeglass cases, etc., in permanent marker. We do make every attempt to get the item back to you if you have it tagged with your child's name. If you are missing any items, feel free to come and check if they are in our lost & found.

A Note from the Secretaries

Thank you for sending in notes with your child for any changes to their normal routine. Please make every effort to notify your child's teacher of any early dismissal with a note. This eliminates the secretaries from calling down to the classroom and interrupting instructional time or trying to locate your child in the building or on the playground.

If a note was not sent in and you are contacting the office to change the end of the day plans for your child, please notify the office by 3:00pm.

Question of the Week

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Question of the Week last week for the "Dads and Kids" Pizza Night! We're going to make this our Question of the Week for this week as well, so you still have time to sign up if you haven't done so already. In order to get an accurate head count for food for this event, please respond by Friday, October 19th.
What is the WatchDog Program?

Click Here to find out more.

Chipotle Fundraiser Event

Calling all burrito lovers,

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 8599 W Grand River Ave in Brighton for our fundraiser on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support Spencer Road Elementary PTO, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

We are approved for Chipolte Night, if you want to add it to the calendar

Click here for more details.

Can't wait to see you!

Mini Book Fair October 12th 8-4:30

Our fall Book Fair is TOMORROW - Friday, October 12, 2018 in the library from 8am-4:30pm. Please come and shop any time. Students will be allowed to shop ALONE during their lunch recess if they have an envelope with their name, class + money and a note from the parent(s) saying it is OK to shop for books. Sorry for the crazy timing on this, but we thought it would work with the Roadrunner Run since families might be here for the Run.

Email me with any questions

Thank you,

Mrs. Adams

Teacher Librarian

News From the District

Girls on the Run

Calling all volunteers! Spencer is once again hosting Girls on the Run. We are looking for dedicated men and women who have a passion for empowering our girls to be the best they can be. You do not have to have any experience as we will train you and give you everything you need including easy and fun lesson plans. Please consider helping out with this event. The season runs March thru May but we need to get coaches lined up early to register our site. Any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Heffernan 313-414-1097, or visit

News From Around the District

Cub Scouts

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Livingston County Baby Fair

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Brighton Area Fire Authority Annual Open House

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Try Hockey for Free at KVIH


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

The t-shirts went home yesterday. If you ordered adult or sibling shirts and didn't receive them, they should make it home today. Thank you for your great support with this year's shirt order!

Roadrunner Run
The run is tomorrow starting at 2 pm. If you have not yet returned your donation envelope please send it in with your child tomorrow. The class that collects the most donations wins the coveted Roadrunner Run trophy, leads the Halloween parade, and gets to throw pies at Mr. Renner at a celebratory assembly! Let's exceed our goal of $10,000 and knock it out of the park!! If you are donating online, please remember to include your teacher's name so your student's class gets credit for the prizes.

Please arrive by 1:30 if possible. There will be a volunteer sign-in table by the main entrance.
There are still opportunities to help:!/showSignUp/20F0C48A4A729A6FB6-roadrunner2

Pink Week

Pink Week is coming towards the end of October. Information will be posted and a flyer sent home soon, but plan for a week of fun activities to support the I Will Right Now Foundation.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars for Spencer's Halloween Family Fun Night on Friday, October 26. Details are below.

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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The link to the sign up genius for volunteers/donations

Important Dates:


12 - Mini Book Fair in the school library 8:00 am-4:30 pm

12 - Road Runner Run at 2:00

19 - Popcorn Friday

22-26 - Pink Week at Spencer

23 - Chipotle Night from 4:00-8:00 pm

24 - WatchDOG Pizza Night @ 6:00

26 - Halloween Family Fun Night - details coming soon!

31 - Halloween Parade

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