Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -September 19, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

This Week:

September 20th - Grade Level Curriculum Presentations available in Schoology


Next Week:

September 26th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After School Science

September 27th - 6:30 p.m. - Silver Springs Board of Education Presentation


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...

Now that the school year is off to a great start! Getting into the habit of daily attendance is more important than ever.


Regular school attendance helps to:

  • reduce stress

  • make it easier to connect with friends and teachers

  • support learning

  • Please call us if you need help with attendance. 248-465-2300


Did you know?

  • Starting in preschool and kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences and tardiness can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.


Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves.


We are working to make our school environment a place where everyone can be safe, healthy and learning. We will do our best to listen and partner with you so that our children have a successful year. Let's work together to:


Keep Safe – Students are busy learning and practicing our schoolwide expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Students are also learning the 7-Habits and the Zones of Regulation.


Keep Healthy – Make sure students get sleep, eat well and exercise. If you are not certain whether to send your child to school due to illness, call the Silver Springs office at 248-465-2300 to discuss the situation. If need be, we can put you in touch with one of our District Nurses.


Keep Connected – Families, stay connected with school happenings by reading the Eagle Express each week, as well as the weekly emails from your child’s teacher.


Keep Learning – If your child has to stay home because of Covid-19, your child’s teacher will be in contact with a plan for learning at home.

  • Do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns.

  • Please make sure we have your correct email and the best phone numbers where we can reach you.


Let's start building those healthy habits today!

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A Message from the PTA...

1. Invest In Your Child

Invest In Your Child is the big annual fundraiser that supports all the awesome PTA programs, events, and activities benefiting our school and community! We know that you already juggle so many fundraisers for your child’s sports teams and scouts, and probably can’t bear the thought of hitting up friends and family for another one. Instead of doing door-to-door sales, pledge-a-thons, or other big commitments, Silver Springs PTA simply asks families to make a one-time donation at the beginning of the year. With these generous donations from parents and 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, and any amount is valued! The more people who donate, the more we can do for your students and our school! To learn more about how these funds benefit our school, visit our “Invest In Your Child” page. A paper copy of the flyer was sent home with your students, so look for that in your child’s backpack. You can donate online via MemberHub or by sending in the form to school, along with check or cash. Thank you!


2. 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 week!


3. TRUNK OR TREAT: HELP WANTED!

We’d love to have a DJ for Trunk or Treat! Who can help us set the Halloween vibe for music, dancing, and fun? The planning committee is looking for a parent volunteer with DJ equipment (either professional or amateur sound equipment and possibly lights or other fun effects). Please contact us for more info: silverspringspta@gmail.com

We hope all Silver Springs families can join us for Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Silver Springs parking lot.
More details coming soon!


4. Please send us your heritage fest photos!
The Silver Springs Elementary PTA creates a yearbook each year for students to purchase (advance sales will begin in January, yearbooks are distributed in June). Teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to submit photos of all things Silver Springs! Now submitting your snapshots is easier than ever! Upload your photos via Yearbook Snap and enter the access code: eagles. Remember to fill out the names and grades of the students pictured in the notes section before you click submit.


5. 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. Also, a paper copy of the flyer came home in your child’s backpack on the first day of school. *Please book soon, as dates will fill up! Also, please book at least two weeks in advance to ensure our volunteers are available.


6. Board of Education Candidate Forum 4 at 6:30pm

An election for three open seats on the Northville Public Schools Board of Education is coming up: November 8, 2022. The Northville Council of PTAs will host a Board of Education Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30-8:00pm to introduce the six candidates to the voters and school community. Please join us either:

-in person at Old Village School, 405 W Main St, Northville MI 48167 in room 206 (The Globe)

-or virtually via Zoom: https://northville.zoom.us/j/95655182199?pwd=NmUySDRJOFNnUGhMcXNDbmJjTFd2QT09 Passcode: NPSPTA,

All questions asked during the Forum will come from questions submitted ahead of time for consideration through this Google Form . Deadline to submit questions for consideration is Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 pm. All candidates provided an introduction statement ahead of time to allow for as many questions to be asked and answered by each candidate during the Forum.

The PTA is non-partisan and will not endorse specific candidates, however, we do encourage you to participate and vote in this very important election.


7. Next PTA Meeting: Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm in the Media Center

The next meeting will feature our principal, Mrs. Booth, and community police officer, Andrew Domzalski, speaking about school safety, emergency preparedness and response, and the ALICE response protocol. The PTA business will include voting to approve our annual budget, and committee and volunteer needs. Anyone is welcome to attend, but only PTA members may vote during the meeting.


8. PTA Meeting Calendar 2022-2023
2022-2023 PTA Meeting Schedule is up on the web. There are eight meetings planned for this year: two will be morning meetings (9am), and six will be evening meetings (6:30pm), to accommodate a variety of schedules. We have a guest speaker or additional valuable content planned for almost every meeting!


9. Hey, what is the PTA anyway?
Our new website has all the info you need, from what we do, what events are coming up, how to get involved, and how to donate:

www.silverspringspta.com


10. Join the PTA!

All are welcome, whether you want to be involved hardly at all or a whole lot! Visit our Membership Page for all the details or look for the flyer that came home with your child on the first day of school.


11. 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 was also 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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After School Science - Nuts About Science

Registration is open now through September 19.



In this after school science program, students explore the many fields of science. We explore wacky and weird weather phenomena, learn about germs, buoyancy, a few magic tricks, become CSI detectives and much more!


Who: Students in Grades 1st-5th
When: 3:45-5:00 pm on Mondays - 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 (make-up date is 11/14 if a class is cancelled)
Where: Silver Springs Elementary Art Room
Tuition: $187 per student; We utilize parents as helpers to keep tuition price as low. Parents who register to attend with their child receive a discounted rate of $152, parent helpers must attend all 7 weeks. All materials are included.
This event is sponsored by...Silver Springs PTA, $7 per student goes to the PTA as a fundraiser.

More details: Nuts About Science fall 2022 flyer
Registration: Registration deadline is September 19. https://nutsaboutscience.com/

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Join the Robotics Club! Robotics is ready for sign up

The Theme this year is POWERPLAY. Please check out https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/game-and-season


The season will run for Grade K-3rd will start End of September and we are planning to join the EXPO on Saturday, Dec-10

(This is non-competitive, but a lot of fun)

The teams will meet on Tuesdays from 6-7pm in Silver Springs


Sign up link for K-3rd Grade: https://forms.gle/r3hGZkknA8crhxRbA


For Grade 4-5 the season will run from Mid September to Mid November. The competition will be held around Saturday, Nov-13 or Nov-20.

The teams will meet Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6-7:30pm


Sign up link for 4/5th Grade: https://forms.gle/ug8tsWYDRU1Ve4FS8


Any Questions? silversprings.robotics@gmail.com

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

In the spirit of furthering mental health awareness, we would love to have a Ridge Wood team for anyone who would like to participate in the NAMI walk on September 24th, please let the Ridge Wood Office ASAP. It will be from 8am-12pm at Wayne State University. For more information: https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1275


Hope to have you on the team!

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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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HAT TRICK FOR EDUCATION

The Northville Educational Foundation is once again heading to Hockeytown!

Join us as we team up with your PTAs and the Detroit Red Wings for an amazing night at Little Caesars Arena raising support for Northville Public Schools!


What: NEF's Hat Trick for Education! Sponsored by Marathon oil company

When: Wednesday, November 30th, puck drops at 7:00pm


Ticket price is $44 per person which includes a post game photo on the ice!


Why: This event is fun for the WHOLE family and is the perfect opportunity to visit with friends while watching the game in NEF's two exclusive seating areas all while raising support for Northville Public Schools students, teachers & schools!


Check out our website, supportNEF.org/HatTrickForEducatoin-1 for more details and to order your tickets TODAY! Stay tuned for information on some game day fun!

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The Northville High School Drama Club presents:

Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The play is a comedic retelling of the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling, but from the perspective of the "Puffs".


Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door or online @ nhstheater.ludus.com


Show Dates: September 29th, 7pm September 30th, 7pm October 1st, 2pm, & 7pm

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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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Northville High School Color Run - Color My World

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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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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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