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Silver Springs Elementary School -October 12, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week's Events:

October 13 - 6:30 p.m. - Silver Springs Board of Education Mtg. (via Zoom)

Upcoming Events:

October 28th - Picture Day!

November 3rd - NO SCHOOL for students

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Picture Day is Coming - October 28th

Order forms will be coming home soon for Lifetouch Picture Day on Wednesday, October 28th for all in-person and virtual students. Silver Springs students in Virtual classrooms will have the opportunity to sign up for a time to come to Silver Springs to have their picture taken if they choose to. A sign-up genius will be coming home soon.

We are encouraging our families to order online ahead of time. Go to mylifetouch.com and use code EVTXBGZ2W.


Birthday Book Club

Hello from the Silver Springs Library. Are you interested in supporting our library by purchasing a birthday book for your student?

By donating $18, new books will be purchased for our library. During the student’s birthday month, an email will be sent to you (K thru 2) or your student (3 thru 5), containing a list of books to choose from. A sticker thanking you for your donation and recognizing your student's birthday will be placed in the book, the book will be checked out to your student and delivered to their classroom teacher.

For virtual students, the book will be delivered to your student’s teacher to be picked up the next time they distribute materials.

To sign up for the Birthday Book Club, please click on the following link: https://northvilleschools.revtrak.net/elementary-schools/#/v/2020-2021-silver-springs-birthday-book-club

Please note a 3.5% service fee will be applied.


NWEA MAP continues this week.

Your child’s teacher will be sharing his/her NWEA MAP schedule with you soon. Over the next three weeks all of our students will be taking two NWEA MAP tests, one for reading and one for math. Here is a little information to help you and your child/ren have a successful experience with NWEA MAP this fall.

This District Video will give you an overview of NWEA and how it will work this fall. Please watch to get answers to your questions: NPS and NWEA Fall 2020

Face 2 Face Students

Students who are Face 2 Face students will be testing in person as they return to in person learning over the next few weeks. If your child/ren has been using a District-provided device, he/she should bring it to school on the day of testing. Your child/ren is also welcome to bring and use their own device for testing. iPads are not recommended for K-1.

As per the communication from your child’s teacher prior to bringing a personal device to school you and your child should complete a Device Readiness Check to ensure that the device will work properly during testing. The whole process should only take about 5 minutes. Click the Device Reading Check link and it will take you step by step through the process. Face 2 Face students who are using a district chromebook as their personal device, do not need to perform a readiness check. (Please note, that if for any reason your child’s personal device does not work properly on the day of testing, a sanitized district chromebook will be provided during the testing period.)

Virtual Students

Our students who will be taking the NWEA MAP on-line at home, whether they are using a personal device or a district chromebook must complete a Device Readiness Check. Your child’s teacher may have already communicated with you about this and may even have plans to do a test run as a class, so please check recent communications from your child’s teacher. If at any time during the testing session, you experience connectivity issues or run into issues with the Device Readiness Check, please reach out to the NPS Help Desk @ 248-344-3680


A Note from the PTA - Invest in Your Child

The Silver Springs PTA is looking forward to supporting our students and staff in this unprecedented year! To fund school activities and functions, we need your family to make a generous donation to support our Silver Springs PTA. This is our main source of fundraising for the entire year so please give what you can. You do not need to be a PTA member to make a donation. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly back to our students and Silver Springs.

The Invest In Your Child fundraising campaign supports many of the programs that make Silver Springs a great place to learn and grow, and come together as a community.

A few of the events/activities /learning tools your Silver Springs PTA provides are:

  • Daddy Daughter Dance, Fun Fair, Breakfast With A Buddy

  • Learning Resources like IXL for all students

  • Science Fair and Reflections

  • Roller Skating Nights

  • Yearbook

  • Assemblies (JES), Science Alive and March Is Reading Month

  • Teacher Allocations for classroom use

  • Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Week

In order for all these activities/events to continue, we need our families to help.

Your generous support of the Silver Springs PTA is greatly appreciated.

Your donation benefits your child and our school!

This is a FUSS FREE way to support the PTA!

Thank you for making a difference.




Join the PTA and support Silver Springs students and students throughout Michigan. By joining the PTA, you have a voice in shaping activities at Silver Springs, voting rights, and access to our PTA directory. See following for additional reasons to join the PTA!

To join the PTA please use our PTA sponsored secure


*please note, there is a small (3%) transaction fee


Other ways to Support Silver Springs - Kroger, Busch's and Box Tops

Did you know you can support Silver Springs when you grocery shop?

Both Kroger and Busch’s grocery store allow you to link your shopper card to Silver Springs.

Click below to help Silver Springs! Kroger: Silver Springs PTA (CH721)

https://www.kroger.com/i/community/ community-rewards

Busch’s: Silver Springs PTA https://www.buschs.com/community

Box Tops for Education has an app!

No more clipping, gluing, counting, or mailing!

Follow the directions below and you can help Silver Springs each time you grocery shop. Simply sign up, scan your receipt, and Silver Springs benefits!

About Virtual Box Tops:


To sign up:



Come join Pack 712 on a Spooktacular adventure!

Treats and Trails

BOO to you and Join Scouts TOO!!!

Come join Pack 712 on this Spooktacular adventure!

Halloween may not be the same this year but let’s dress up and get some candy anyways!

When: Saturday October 17th 3pm-5pm

Where: Maybury State Park, enter from 8 mile and turn right at the fork, meet at Trailhead Pavilion

Bring warm clothes, (booots for sure) your costume and a bag for candy! *** costume must go over clothes*** or come as you are

Come see howl much fun you’ll have with us.

Pack 712 is a family pack for girls and boys in grades K-5 who love to have adventures! Earn awards, life skills, communication, team building, make new friends and so much more! We are Safely Scouting on through the year and run a year-round program so there is always fun stuff to do!

Please RSVP by Oct 16th to LeeAnn G. at lgrunlund@live.com


Leader in Me - Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”

What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.

Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy


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