The Spencer Scoop

Spencer Elementary January 29, 2021

Office News

REMINDER...

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 1st!

There is NO Virtual Day on Wednesday, February 3rd! It will be an IN-PERSON learning day.

Are Your Ears Ready?

A NEW Dash of Salt Podcast is ready for you! It's about relationships part 2.


A strong parent-child connection makes parenting... easier! Click below for a few more easy ways to enhance your relationships with your children.


Click HERE for the good stuff!

Morning Announcements

Each day, Mr.Renner posts morning announcements for all Spencer Roadrunners. They are short, sweet, and to the point. This way, you can stay connected with us, whether near or far!


Click HERE to bookmark the Spencer Announcements.

Does Your Child Know a Funny Joke?

Just fill out this form, and you might hear it, right along with your child's name on the morning announcements! CLICK HERE

Request from the Music Room

Mrs. Muszynski is in need of hand sanitizer and boxes of tissues for the music room. If you are able to donate some supplies, you can bring them to the office and we will get them to her. Thank you!
Online Book Fair

The link above will lead you to the information for our Virtual Book Fair. It will run from 2/1 - 2/14.

Lifetouch Yearbook Order Form

The Lifetouch Yearbook Order Form is pictured below. Physical forms will be going home with your student next week, but you can place your order now by using the Yearbook ID Code. If your student is in the BVA and they had their photo taken on picture day back in October, then they will be in the yearbook. Please note the Order Deadline is February 26th.
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Kindergarten Round Up

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Kindergarten Virtual Round Up

There is a link attached within this form that will direct you to the district enrollment page for more information and instructions.

COVID Communication


In an attempt to NOT over-communicate to all families at Spencer with emails regarding positive Covid 19 cases, BAS is no longer sending community-wide emails to all parents and guardians for each case, at each building.


We ARE, of course, still sending emails to ALL students, parents, and staff facing mandated quarantines and ALL parents, students, and staff who have been in classrooms where a positive Covid 19 case has been reported.


This week at Spencer, we had 0 new cases. Some students may be under precautionary quarantines that are unrelated to the school district. Families of those directly impacted have already received direct communication regarding any new cases this week. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please feel free to visit our district's COVID-19 transparency site at https://www.brightonk12.com/Page/8729"


In addition, the Livingston County Health Department is no longer receiving the reports of positive COVID-19 tests of adults between the ages of 19-64 from the testing sites. For this reason, they are requesting that our parent/guardians self-report if they have tested positive or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to allow for the necessary contact-tracing within our school. You will find the link to the to the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form below...

PTO News

Game Night for January will be cancelled. We are looking into virtual opportunities for a fun night. Stay tuned.


STEAM Night is typically held in February. Due to Covid-19, we are exploring virtual options for this. We plan to create a Padlet (or similar) platform for students who would like to participate to upload a video of their science project. In addition, we are looking into virtual STEAM options through AA Hands on Museum or another venue.


March is Reading Month! We generally host Book Bingo this month. That event will be cancelled as well, but we are planning an around town scavenger hunt. This event will be open to all Spencer families (including BVA). If you participate, your student(s) will receive a free book from the PTO. More details to come.


The BVA Pickup date for January and February will be combined. One pickup date will be announced soon for a February pickup and will include books for both months.


Our Annual Auction and Carnival planning usually begins this time of year. This event will not be held in person this year. We have decided, as a board, not to ask local businesses for donations this year. We do, however, have a few items that were donated before last March’s shut down. We are looking into virtual auction opportunities for these items.


We are moving forward with the sun shades for the playground! Three locations have been identified for placement. We are getting a new quote and will proceed to get School Board approval when we receive the new quote.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Counselor Corner!


Happy New Year from your Elementary Counselor, Mrs. McKiddy! We hope you had a well rested, and memory filled, time with your loved ones. For the month of January, we are taking time to further acknowledge and support that extra added stress this crazy year has brought us. We are diving into mindfulness, coping skills, and other practices that treat the mind, body, and soul. The goal of these lessons is to promote self-regulation and self-reflection in our young learners, as well as to practice a sense of peace and calm during our days.


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!


Mrs. McKiddy

Spencer/Hornung

mckiddb@brightonk12.com


https://sites.google.com/brightonk12.com/bas-elementary-counseling/home

Parent Referral Form: bit.ly/McKiddyParentRequest

Student Check-in Form: bit.ly/CounselorStudentCheckIn

February Menus

Brighton Bulldog Football & Cheer

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Now Hiring

Spencer is currently looking for building substitutes and a lunch aide. If you would love to join The Amazing Spencer Elementary, please let us know by calling 810-299-4350 for more information.

Important Dates at a Glance

February

1 thru 5 - Virtual Book Fair - more information to come on this...

1 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Professional Development for Staff

3 - NO VIRTUAL WEDNESDAY - Face-to-Face Learning Day

10 - Virtual Wednesday

17 - Virtual Wednesday

24 - Virtual Wednesday

26 - Deadline to Order a Yearbook

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 - 3:42 PM


Attendance Line*- 810-299-4354

*Please remember to call your child's absence in as early as possible.