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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 8, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

March 11th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting

March 25th - 1/2 Day of School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 26th - 1/2 Day of School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 29 - April 2nd - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL


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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CALENDAR CHANGE - March 9th is a FULL DAY of school for students

WE DO HAVE SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, MARCH 9TH Tuesday, March 9, 2021 will now be a regular school day. Instead, there will be no school on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Information about Spring Conferences was sent home through MiSTAR email on Friday, March 5th. If you did not receive the information, please check your spam or junk folder. If you are unable to find the email, please call the office for more information.


We are looking forward to "seeing" everyone at conferences.

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March is Reading Month is HERE! Don't Forget to Add Your Reading Minutes!!

Don't forget to add your reading minutes to the reading log on the Schoology Page!


It is time for our annual March is Reading Month! The 2021 MiRM theme is Books Are Your Ticket to the World! All information related to March is Reading Month is included in our SS MiRM Schoology Course. The course has been pushed out to all students. The next time your child logs into Schoology through Classlink, the MiRM course should appear as one of their course options. When you go to the course, please read through the slides at the top to familiarize yourself with all things MiRM. HAPPY READING!

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PTA Meeting - Thursday, March 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Be on the lookout for more information coming home via listserv about our PTA meeting.


When: Thursday, March 11th at 6:30 p.m. via zoom


Mrs. Booth will be giving a very short presentation on the upcoming bond work at Silver Springs this summer!

We hope to see you there!

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Expanded Covid-19 Vaccine Access

Beginning Monday, March 8th, MDHHS has expanded vaccine eligibility to persons age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs. Additionally, beginning Monday, March 22nd, vaccine eligibility expands to those 50 and over.


Those eligible to receive a vaccine should:

  • Check the website of the local health department or hospital to find out their process or for registration forms; or
  • Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like Meijer or Rite Aid; or
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or can call 2-1-1.


Please see the full announcement of these vaccine availability updates at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98158-553512--,00.html

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Please consider donating used books to our library.

We will gladly accept any donation. If we can’t use it in the library we will use it in our Book Exchange or Little Library. We are specifically interested in the following.

  • Harry Potter

  • I Survived

  • Wimpy Kid

  • Piggie Elephant

  • What Was / What Was

  • Pets

  • Sports

  • Military

  • Cooking

  • World Records

  • Jokes

  • Any Graphic Novels (including Dogman and Baby-sitter’s Club)

Donations should be placed in the box labeled “Library Books” in front of the school. Thank you!

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The book fair is coming! The book fair is coming!

Silver Springs will be hosting our spring book fair from March 8th through 20th.


Please click on the link below to take you directly to our online book fair:https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZP825


If you are interested in purchasing a book for your student’s classroom, view your teacher’s wish list located on the left side of the screen.


All book orders will be delivered to Silver Springs.

For virtual kids Ms. Meisel will coordinate delivery of your books.

Please consider supporting our library. Every purchase earns points for our school. Thank you!

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Are you missing a hat or mittens? Check out the Lost and Found

Silver Springs Families~

Below is a list of items currently in our Lost & Found. Please remind your child to stop by the table in the hallway to see if they have any hats, gloves, coats, or water bottles that are looking to find their way home!

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Help us take the Science Fair Virtual!

We are looking for parent volunteers to organize a virtual science fair.

**familiarity with Google drive/functions beneficial**


Please contact Kristin Gifford at: kmgifford327@gmail.com

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Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Check out the video below that was created by Christopher, one of our Student Lighthouse Team Leaders. Christopher is a member of the 7-Habits Promotion Action Team. He has created a video to help explain what Habit 4 means to him, along with some other examples that you might find in your everyday life.


Well done, Christopher!

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Supporting the 7 Habits at home!

March At Home Activity


This month’s Habit: Habit 4 Think Win Win

Activity: Emotional Bank Account Tic-Tac-Toe

Due Date: March 26th


Please see attached activities below. We would love to have you share your Tic-Tac-Toe Board with us by March 26th, so we can proudly display our families practicing the 7-Habits at home!


Habit #4 - Think Win-Win- Everyone can Win!


What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.


“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.


Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

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Women in Engineering Opportunity

Hello Future Engineer!


We welcome you to join us in attending the Michigan State University Women in Engineering Mentoring Program.


This event is FREE and open to all. It will be a great opportunity for your student to experience hands-on engineering and meet others interested in STEM.


We will be hosting the following session dates:


  • 1st through 4th Grade Sessions - Tuesdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 9th, 16th, 23rd


  • 5th through 8th Grade Sessions - Thursdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 11th, 18th, 25th


*activity difficultly varies based on age group*

If you cannot attend your age group's day, you may sign up for other group days.


If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/WIE-Mentoring


Registration Ends March 1st!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at msu-wie-ambassadors@egr.msu.edu.

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Northville Youth Football and Cheer

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment.


The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2021 season.


Veteran registration starts February 15th-February 28th.

New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2021

Flag (6 & 7 year olds, on August 31st)

Freshman (8 & 9 year olds, on August 31st)

JV (10 & 11 year olds, on August 31st)

Varsity (12 & 13 year olds, on August 31st)


Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions)


Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field).


For more information or to register, please visit our website. www.northvilleyouthfootball.com

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Northville Baseball-Softball Association

Registration for the youth baseball and softball house recreational leagues for the 2021 season is now open. Registration ends March 21st. See the web site for details.


http://www.nbsaonline.org


To determine which league your child should be playing, consult the grid below and/or the

House Leagues web page for age/grade breakdowns.


See flyer for more information.

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Northville Mustang 13th Annual Spring Training Youth Baseball Camp

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Planning for Kindergarten: Now is the Time to Register for Kindergarten for Fall 2021

Now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage. We can't wait to welcome our newest students!



Elementary School Enrollment Dates

Amerman - February 9, 10, 11

Winchester - February 23, 24, 25

Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4

Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11

Moraine - March 16, 17, 18

Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25

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New Health Screening Form and International Travel Update


DAILY SCREENING and INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE

As you may be aware, multiple SARS B.1.1.7 variant COVID cases have been confirmed in Wayne County. As a result, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the screening forms, including the 14 day quarantine requirements in most cases and requirements for quarantine and testing after international travel.


SCREENING FORM UPDATED

The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021). Please use this updated form each morning to determine if your child can come to school.


INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Health Department has updated the requirements for students returning to school after international travel. These changes are included within the updated screening tool and require that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.

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