Silver Springs Elementary School - November 13, 2017
Mark Your Calendars
This Week’s Events:
November 13th - School Spirit Wear Day!
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids
November 14th - Picture Retake Day
2:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting in the Rondelle
November 15th - Mobile Dentist
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 16th - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
1:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 17th - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
1:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Next Week's Events:
November 20th - School Spirit Wear Day!
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids
November 21st - ALL D.A.R.E classes will be today
November 22nd - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - Nutcracker Performance
November 23 -November 24 - NO SCHOOL - Enjoy Thanksgiving Recess
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Have a great week!
Katie Booth, Principal
7 Habits at Home Activity for November
This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive
Activity: Circle of Control
Due Date: November 30th
1st Quarter Report Cards available Monday, November 13, 2017
We are pleased to share that student report cards will be available online through the MiStar ParentPortal on the district website. Report cards for the first marking period will be available on the secure ParentPortal beginning Monday, November 13, 2017. Below are directions for accessing and printing your student’s report card.
Directions for Viewing and Printing Student Report Cards (Beginning 11/13/17)
· Enter your username and password.
· After logging into the ParentPortal, scroll down to the “MARKS” section.
Please see the attached letter for more information.
· Click on the “Link” at the top of that section titled “Student Progress Report or Student Report Card.”
· View and/or print your child’s report card from this screen.
Leadership Day 2017 - We Need Your Help!
We will be hosting Leadership Day 2017 Lights, Camera, Lead! on Friday, December 8, 2017. In order to make the day as successful as it can be, we need your help. We are hoping for food donations as well as several parent volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please visit the Sign-Up Genius by clicking the link below.
Thank you to everyone that has signed up already!!! We appreciate all your help!
Caleb White Project - Take 2!
The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action team will be sponsoring a hat/gloves/scarf/sock/t-shirt drive running from November 13th through November 17th. We are asking for adult male items as another school is already collecting youth items. This project has been brought to us by a remarkable young man named Caleb White (www.calebwhiteproject.com). We partnered with him last year, and the students at Silver Springs did an outstanding job donating to his cause and helping people in need in the state of Michigan. Please consider picking up one of these items while you begin your holiday shopping. We are hoping that our Silver Springs Community can synergize to make this a successful project. As a reward, the top 3 classes that collect the most items at the end of the drive will receive a special surprise!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming! Conferences are scheduled for:
• Wednesday - November 15 - 4:00-7:00 PM
• Thursday - November 16 - 1:00 - 7:00 PM
• Friday - November 17 - 1:00 - 3:45 PM
Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 are half days for students.
NEW THIS YEAR: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM on half days. No lunch will be served.
On Monday, October 30th, teachers will be sending an email with the Sign-Up Genius Link. The link will include all teachers at Silver Springs. Simply click on the grade level for the teacher you would like to meet and then scroll down to his/her name to select the time you would like. Tabs are organized by grade level. Please read the dates carefully. The sign up closes on Sunday, November 12, 2016 at 11:45 PM. Any changes to appointments after that time need to be made through the Silver Springs office by calling 248-465-2300.
We can't wait to see you at conferences!
Educating the Whole Child
Students that may be identified as needing additional supports in the area of social-emotional well-being will have additional supports available through our MTSS team. Examples of additional supports might be a social skills group, check-in/check-out, a school mentor, etc. More information will be sent home from the MTSS team. We believe in educating and supporting the whole child. We look forward to working together with our families.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with your child's teacher or contact the MTSS team.
PTA Invest In Your Child
Box Office Goal - $16,000
Donations to Date - $5,555
If you haven’t made a donation to our IIYC fundraising campaign yet, please reconsider and give what you can. If 100 families gave $100, that would total $10,000. If 100 families gave $50, that would be $5,000. Our goal would almost be met! The PTA needs the generous donations of all are families to continue to fund and do all the activities and events that the PTA supports. The PTA benefits ALL students. You do not need to be a PTA member to Invest In Your Child. Your donations are 100% tax-deductible. This is our MAIN fundraising campaign for the year.
Thank you to the families who have donated to this important campaign. A special extra THANKS to the families who donated an extra amount. All the donations are appreciated and will used to benefit the students and Silver Springs.
Look soon for your family STAR in the lobby area for the families who contributed to the IIYC campaign.
Thank you to all the families that INVEST in your child!
You are STARS and make a difference!
Silver Springs Skating Party Scoop
Our Silver Springs Family Skating Party had a GREAT turnout! We had 91 skaters last Monday! We earned $182 for Silver Springs. It was a lot of fun with family and friends. Join us for our next skating party on Wednesday, January 17th.
Thank you to all the families who attended.
Fall Book Fair is Coming!!!
General PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 14th 2:30 – 3:30 PM in the Media Center
Join us for our general meeting on Tuesday. All are welcome, but we need PTA members to vote on a few key items. Mrs. Booth will give some update/info pertaining to Silver Springs. The Director from Young Rembrandts’ will discuss their after school art program and its benefits. The meting should be about an hour. It is a good way to stay informed about what is happening at Silver Springs. Light refreshments will be served.
Hope to see many people there!
Send in yOur Solar Eclipse Glasses!
We are hoping you can give your solar eclipse glasses a second chance. Mrs. Lipshaw’s Reading Scientists are collecting solar eclipse glasses to donate to Astronomers Without Borders. The glasses will be sent to South America and Southern Asia. In 2019, a solar eclipse will happen in those continents. The glasses will be sent to schools and other places where they are needed. If you look at a solar eclipse without these glasses you could burn your eyes. We want to help protect students’ eyes in poorer areas.
Please bring in your glasses on Wednesday, November 15 – Friday, November 17. This is the same days as parent/teacher conferences. A collection box will be in front of the office.
Mrs. Lipshaw’s Reading Scientists
Let's Read Math
Raising a Self, Not A Selfie - The Mighty Me Project
Presented by Cheryl JonesEver-increasing expectations and inescapable social media magnify the internal pressures that children experience every day. The development of self-awareness and emotional problem-solving skills are essential for children to successfully navigate their complex lives. Building these capacities in childhood enhances lifelong identify and the opportunity for optimal academic achievement.
Children count on their parents to help them interpret reality and develop perspectives. This happens best through comfortable and honest discussions about life experiences. The Mighty Me Project provides parents with a series of specific interations that are easily incorporated into daily life. These simple strategies strengthen the parent-child connection, expand self-awareness and create tools for emotional problem-solving.
Parent workshops are scheduled in conjunction with PTA meetings at each elementary school, with an open invitation for parents to attend the session of their choice. Follow Up Sessions (Part 2) will be scheduled in Winter/Spring 2018.
Please see the attached flyer for specific dates and times!
After School Science - Session 2
Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-on experiments!? The possibilities are endless with Chemistry; test tubes, polymers, explosions and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each week, and the best part is ...We Make Science FUN!
Please see attached flyer for registration details.
STEM Club for Grades 1 to 3 at Silver Springs Elementary
STEM Club - At Bricks 4 Kidz® 'STEM Club', we believe it's important to tap into a child's potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our STEM Club provides a weekly session of building motorized LEGO models with our Project kits. We reinforce S.T.E.M. principles while enhancing self-esteem, fine-motor skills, organization, team work and following directions. Club members work with a partner to complete each motorized model. STEM club meets once a week on Monday after school.
Grades: 1 to 3.
Time: 4:00 P.M. to 4:50 P.M. Mondays
When: STEM Club Members meet for Five Weeks (Dates: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4,12/11)
Cost: $60.00 (Includes all material fees) due on the first day of the Club payable by check to 'Bricks 4 Kidz - Canton' or by cash. Please give the fee to the instructor on the first day of the class.
Enrollment: Please visit https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=87 And look for your class location - Silver Springs Elementary.
Registration Ends: 11/9/17.
Ifyou have any questions about our program, then please contact us at 734-386-0115 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM Club SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 MEMBERS.
Birthday Lunch Celebration
Don’t forget to sign up to spend lunch with your child to celebrate their special day. It is a fun way to have lunch with your child at school . Fill out the form and send your donation in to the office to set your reservation.
Tickets are available at northvilleballettheatre.com, or by calling 248-924-8357. Showtimes are: Saturday, November 25 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 pm. Please see flyer for more details.
Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!
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