Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -September 5, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

This Week:

September 5 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 6 - First Day Of School

September 6 - 8:45 a.m. - "Tears and Cheers" PTA Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room


Next Week:

September 16th - Heritage Festival


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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A Message From Mrs. Booth...

It was absolutely wonderful to see all the smiles and to feel all the energy at Open House on Wednesday! Excitement and anticipation is in the air! We are truly looking forward to the upcoming school year and all the watching all our Silver Springs Eagles as they Lead. Grow. and Inspire!


I can't wait see everyone again on Tuesday!!!

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Our Leader in Me Theme this year is...Tropical

In addition to our Biggest Rock of School Belonging, we will be focusing on the following:


  • Academic Self-Efficacy (Growth Mindset)
  • Personal Development (Growth Mindset)
  • Student Goal-Setting

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Arrival and Dismissal

We are so excited for the first day and we know you are too! As a reminder, all students will get their last HUG or HIGH FIVE at the door and will come into the building on their own! We have MANY adults stationed throughout the building to make sure all our Silver Springs Eagles know how to get to their classroom!


The carpool lane is the lane that uses the upper parking lot next to the gym and the bus lane will be the loop in the front of the school.


Please click here for a map of the arrival and dismissal locations.

Video: Arrival and Dismissal Video


Students will be allowed in the building at 8:40 a.m.

Please do not drop your student off prior to 8:35 a.m.

We dismiss at 3:45 p.m.


Carpool

  • Students that arrive by car will enter the building through the gym doors, wait in the gym for the 8:41 a.m bell and proceed directly to their classrooms.


How to use the Carpool Lane Safely:

  • When dropping off your student, pull all the forward in the lane.

  • Adults stay in the car.

  • Your student will exit the car on the passenger side.

    • There will be adults to help open the car door if needed.

  • Once your student has exited the car, please continue moving.


Walkers

  • Students that walk to school will enter the building through the gym doors.


Bussers

  • Students that arrive on the school bus will enter the building through the main entrance of the school.


PLEASE SEE THE MAP AND VIDEO below explaining our arrival procedures. The video was created last year, but the procedures remain the same.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
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CARPOOL REMINDERS

For the safety of our students we need to bring awareness to the proper use or "etiquette" of the carpool drop off lane. Parents, it is for everyone's benefit that we need everyone to follow these instructions. Also, please do not get upset when staff enforce carpool etiquette.


  1. Pull ALL THE WAY forward to the front of the carpool lane before dropping children off or picking children up.
  2. Try to stay BUMPER TO BUMPER in the carpool lane, don’t leave space between cars
  3. Adults stay in the car and Staff will help if students need assistance opening the door.

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A Message from the PTA...

1. Parents: Hope you can join us for Tears & Cheers on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:45am in the Cafeteria (MPR).
Whether you’re sad😢 that the summer is over or celebrating that your kids are finally back in school, stop by the Silver Springs MPR for some coffee ☕️, treats🍩, and a meet & greet with parents. If you have a baby or toddler in tow, no problem, your littles are welcome too! We will have a very brief intro to the PTA, but no obligation to join or volunteer. If you’re a PTA member, you can join us to vote on a few important new items too! Note: As always, visitors to the building must sign in. Please enter at the main office, then meet us in the MPR (unfortunately, no detours to classrooms are allowed.)


2. Invest In Your Child!

The first and most important thing we do all year is our big annual fundraiser called Invest In Your Child. Instead of fundraising all year long, or begging to sell candy and wrapping paper, the PTA simply asks families to make a one-time donation at the beginning of the year. With the generous donations of our families, the PTA is able to provide programs, events, activities, staff support, and school improvements throughout the entire year. No one is required to donate, of course, but any amount is valued. The more people who donate, the more we can do for our school! To learn more about how these funds benefit our school, visit our “Invest In Your Child” page or look for the flyer coming home on the first day of school.


3. Prizes!!!

When your family donates to Invest In Your Child (any contribution amount!) by Friday, September 16, your student(s) will be entered into a raffle to win our BE THE PRINCIPAL prize! The student will get to come to Mrs. Booth’s office, make announcements over the loudspeaker, visit classrooms, and dismiss kids for the end of the day! There will be three students selected in the raffle, so there are lots of chances to win!
AND, the grade with the most families who donated to Invest In Your Child (any contribution amount!) by Friday, September 16 will win an extra recess on the following Monday!


4. Birthday Lunches
The Birthday Lunch program is a fun way to celebrate your child’s special day and the funds raised from this program directly benefit PTA programs. Win-win! To sign up and select your date, parents may submit a request form and a donation (any amount) to the PTA. On your child’s day, you can come and join them for lunch! Some parents choose to bring a special lunch or a treat. You get to sit at the Birthday Lunch table near the MPR, which will be decorated with a tablecloth, birthday napkins, and party hats. For more info, visit the Parents & Families page of our website, or look for the flyer coming home with students on the first day of school.


5. Interested in learning more or joining the PTA? Visit our Membership Page for all the details or look for the flyer coming home with your child on the first day of school.


6. We launched a new website! It will be a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about PTA, including how to join, meeting dates, upcoming events, and loads of other info! Check back often since we are continuing to add more info as we go!

www.silverspringspta.com


7. Let’s be friends IRL and online!
You don’t have to be a member of the PTA to benefit from our social media pages. We will post lots of reminders and updates about events and programs for all!
Facebook @SilverSpringsElementaryPTA

Twitter @SS_PTA

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Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2022/2023 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (a paper copy will also be sent home in your student’s Monday envelop on 9/6/22). Your donation will be used to purchase new books for our Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the cover of the book they select and they will be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!

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Annual Online Registration

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
All new and returning families: It's time to fill out your required online Annual Registration!

Every year, all families (including those who recently enrolled) are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through MiStar ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store and much more.

Need Help? Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right-hand corner of ParentConnection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org

  • All NHS students must have the Annual Registration completed before Transition Day the Week of Monday, August 22, 2022.
  • All Hillside and Meads Mill Middle School students must have the Annual Registration completed before Transition Days starting on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
  • All elementary students and Cooke School students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

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Student Medical Plans and Medication Drop-off

Calling all students with Medical plans and Medication. Please bring all Medical plans and Medication prior to the first day of school on September 6, 2022.


Call the office at 248-465-2300 to set up an appointment for drop off.

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Infectious Disease Response to COVID

2022-2023


Students and staff that contract COVID should follow the Health Department recommendations and isolate for five days from the date where symptoms were present or from the date of their positive rapid or pcr test. Isolation includes waiting to return to school until the isolation period has ended. It is also recommended that students or staff should wear a mask for 5 days past their isolation period.


Parents should notify their child’s school of the absence reason so that teachers are aware of the student's absence period and our nurses can follow the health department’s infectious disease requirements. NPS School Nurses are available should you have any questions.


Infectious Disease Response to COVID, 2022-2023

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NEW: Free School Meals for All Students Has Ended

When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program.


We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.


If your student qualifies for free or reduced priced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen. Please complete the 2022-2023 online application for free or reduced meals. The application is available on the district’s Food Service webpage. The online application link can also be found in the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Paper applications are also available at the school where your child attends.


If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches. Money can be deposited online before school starts through the MiStar Parent Connect portal. Once school resumes money can be deposited online or can be sent to school with your student (cash or check). Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:


Lunch Meal Price - Elementary $4.00


If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. You can check your students balance online and make a payment online, through the MiStar Parent Connect portal.


Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now.


For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 248-344-3690. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Thank you for your understanding,
Northville Public Schools

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School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 9 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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School Supply List

Please see below for a list of optional school supplies suggested by teachers for students to bring to the classroom to support their learning. *Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.



Click the button below for a printable list.

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Bus Transportation

Bus assignments will be available the week of August 29th in Parent Connection https://sisweb.resa.net/Northville/ParentPortal

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Cub Scout Family Picnic

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 11:30am to 2pm

Location: Northville Recreation Area (off of Hines, South of 7 Mile)


What: Come join us for an afternoon of fun, food, great activities, demonstrations and rocket launching!


Who: All are welcome, whether you're ready to sign up or just curious what Cub Scouts is all about. Pack 712 is a family pack and we welcome girls and boys kindergarten through 5th grade to join in our adventures!

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Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic

All K-8 students are invited to attend Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic on October 11th & 12th from 5:30-7:30.

Attendees will be given a t-shirt and opportunity to cheer on the sidelines with the 2022-2023 Northville High School Cheerleaders!

The cost of the clinic is $50 / attendee. This must be paid upfront. Proceeds will go to the Northville Cheerleading program and the KC Foundation, a local foundation that helps support breast cancer patients and their families.

Please register here: https://forms.gle/11rRKSzc7ga5TLm67

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