Welcome to Spence Elementary School! Home of the Mustangs!
Mrs. Shelley Shirel, Principal
Office Hours: 7:00 – 3:30pm
School Day: 8:00 – 2:40pm
This year, each student will receive one black and white yearbook free of charge.
These will be distributed at the end of the school year.
Keep Your Information Updated!
Has your phone number changed? Do you need to update emergency contacts? Have you moved?
As the School District of La Crosse continues to move towards additional access through Family Access, families now have the ability to update their own phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, doctor, dentist, and hospital information throughout the school year. You will also have the ability to update your address.*
*Updating your address will still require verification. Your address will not be updated in our system until you provide this verification. Please provide address verification (utility bill, phone bill, or mortgage/lease) to Spence or the Registrar’s office at the Hogan Administrative Center.
Asher M., and his partner Dr. Scott Rathgaber, recently won the annual RSVP’s Who Will Be Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Contest. RSVP stopped by to present the $1,000 check to Asher, who will use the winnings for a project of his choice at Spence. Congratulations, Asher!
Our Nutrition Manager, Mrs. Shelly Abraham, was recently featured in WKBT’s Assignment: Education, honoring her and her 33 years in School Nutrition, serving over 60,000 meals during that time. She will be retiring September 4th and will be missed by us here at Spence! Thank you, Mrs. Abraham!
Thank you to La Crosse Public Education Foundation for their generosity! Spence classroom teachers received 3 grants. With LPEF’s support, we will continue to create our school garden and outdoor classrooms, we will train teachers to support and guide Preschool parents, and we will continue to increase our students’ social skills and awareness through the books of Julia Cook.
CHECK THIS OUT! This is AMAZING if you have not seen it yet! We are so incredibly lucky and grateful to have a hero like this in our own school, every single day. Debbie lights up our students’ lives with her hugs, comments, smiles, and incredible attitude. Debbie is so deserving of this honor. Mustang Pride!