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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 16, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

November 13th - End of First Card Marking

November 19th - Credit Union Deposit Day

November 25th - Half Day Dismissal

December 2-3-4 - Parent Teacher Conferences Week

December 3 - Half Day Dismissal

December 4 - Half Day Dismissal

December 16 - Picture Retake Day


Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:

https://twitter.com/sspringselem


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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**REMINDER** COVID-19 and Symptom Reporting Requirements

Parents must symptom screen students, including a temperature check, BEFORE sending their child to school each day. If you answer YES to one or more questions on the screening form, do the following:

  • Call your child in using the attendance line at your school
  • Identify any symptom(s) your child is having
  • If you are taking your child to get COVID-19 tested, please indicate so when you call.


If you have any family members in the household that have tested positive, do the following:

  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the school attendance line and advise that a household member has tested positive
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If your child has been identified as being in close contact with a person that has tested positive, do the following:


  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child was in close contact with a person who tested positive.
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If you take your child to be COVID-19 tested, do the following:
  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child has been taken for COVID-19 testing
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


We must work together to keep our students, staff and entire community safe. Your child's safety is our first priority. Please help us ensure that safety by using the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool EACH MORNING and following all reporting requirements above if you answer YES to any symptom.

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Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday marked the end of our first marking period. Report cards will be viewable in MiStar on Monday, November 30th. This year's report card will look different than in years prior. This year we are introducing a standards based report card. Please see the information below about our new report card and information sessions being offered to families.


Also coming next month is our annual fall parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most important methods of communication between our families and the school. We are very much looking forward to your participation in parent-teacher conferences on December 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.. We strive to ensure that we meet with every child’s parent during this time.


This year parent-teacher conferences will be done virtually via Zoom. Teachers will be sending out a link on Monday, November 16th to sign up for conferences.


We encourage your active participation in these conferences. Please be sure to bring any questions or concerns you may have so that we may address them.

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Parent Report Card Parent Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians of K-5 Students,


In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress in the K-5

level. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous way to identify what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new K-5 Standards Based Report Card.


Our newly adopted Standards Based Report Card describes what a student should know and

be able to do at the end of each grade level in Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science,

Fine and Performing Arts, World Language and Physical Education. We firmly believe that the

Standards Based Report Card is a significantly more effective tool for communicating student growth within the grade level learning standards.


The new Standards Based Report Card is beneficial for students, parents and teachers.

Teachers are able to use ongoing assessments as a way to guide classroom instruction.

Students are able to practice their mastery of standards without the penalty of receiving a poor grade. The process of reteaching creates an opportunity for both teachers and students to learn from their mistakes and continually learn. Standards Based reporting allows teachers the opportunity to more clearly communicate with students and parents.


This guide provides information about the process being used at your child's school, including frequently asked questions and additional background information, a description of proficiency levels, a sample report card, and further detail on the content area standards on

the report.


Please feel free to contact my office at 248-344-3520 or your child’s school if you have

questions or concerns.


Aaron Baughman

Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services


*Click on the K-5 Parent Report Card Guide below to take a look inside*

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K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions

In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress in the K-5 level. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous way to identify what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new K-5 Standards Based Report Card.


Join us at one of the Parent Sessions listed below as we provide information about the process being used at your child's school and additional background information and answer frequently asked questions.


NPS K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions:


Monday, Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLTxYMePQ8q7SLNBojw4Zg


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Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_msD4hihFSFWeK1B88CAv5A

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A Peek In the Windows at Silver Springs

With all the precautions in place, parents have not been able to see what amazing things are happening on a day to day basis at Silver Springs, so we wanted to give you a peek inside the windows! Please click on the picture below to peek in the windows.

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Credit Union Deposit Days are Back!

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We are excited to announce that Credit Union Deposit Days will begin again! Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to open the Student Run portion, but we have worked with our friends at Community Financial Credit Union to offer a safe way for students to still be able to make deposits.


We have worked with the amazing, Julie Blaylock, from Community Financial, to update our deposit days, so they meet our health and safety protocols.


On Deposit Days (Thursday):


For In-person Students:

  • Student bring their deposit envelopes to school and place them in the deposit envelope in their classroom.
  • A member of the office staff will collect the deposit envelope from each classroom.
  • Julie Blaylock will pick up the deposit envelopes, take them to the branch to be deposited.
  • Julie will return on Friday with deposit receipts and individually wrapped prize bags for each student.


Fully Virtual Students can make deposits as well!!! We would just need someone to drop off the deposit envelope to Silver Springs on the Deposit Day by 3:00 p.m. so that it can be picked up by Julie Blaylock for deposit.


Please see the attached information for more information for existing and new members. It also includes information about how to open an account for those students that are interested.


Our first Deposit Day is Thursday, November 19th!!!

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Parents, we need your help!!

We need you to share first day of school pictures, virtual learning photos, and HALLOWEEN costumes to help us build a memorable 2020-21 yearbook!!


Please email photos of school related activities and Halloween costumes to : kmgifford327@gmail.com


Please include grade level and name of student!

Ideas: bus stop, costumes, virtual learning including PE, music, picture day photos you snapped before they headed to school for formal pictures

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Silver Springs Fall Book Fair

Silver Springs Fall Book Fair


Please join us for the 2nd week of our virtual fall book fair. The fair is currently active and will run through Saturday 11/21/20. Here is the link to our fair:


https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZP825


All purchased books will be delivered to the school to be distributed to students by their teachers. Thank you for participating in our virtual fair.

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Treat for Troops

Thanks to a fabulous idea from Lukas Raekow, Silver Springs is donating candy to the Soldiers Angels Treats for Troops this year! Donations will be shipped on Monday, November 16th.


If you have extra Halloween Candy that you would like to donate, please put it in the bin outside the main office.


Please see the flyer below from Lukas!

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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #6: Synergize


What this means: Working together is better. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


“I get along well with other people and work well in groups.”

“I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them.”

“I know that working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions than we could alone.”

“I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems.”


How can I do this in my life?

With your children, choose a problem you may have (like curfew or completing tasks). Use the Synergy Action Plan to summarize your child's solution and your solution: (1) define the problem, (2) share your views, (3) think of solutions, (4) choose the best solution together. See if you can reach a better solution (The High Way) than either of you could come up with alone.


Great Books for Habit #6- Synergize

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willams

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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