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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 17, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Our second week of school was fabulous! We ended it with a marvelous time at the Heritage Festival!

This Week’s Events:

September 17th – Constitution Day

September 20th - 6:30 p.m. Rollerskating Night at Skatin' Station

Next Week's Events:

September 24th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

September 27th - ALICE Lessons will be taught to students

September 28th - We will have our first enhanced lockdown drill

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Swim With Our School…The Silver Springs PTA

Thank you to everyone who has joined our PTA these past few weeks. The SS Springs PTA benefits all our students, teachers, and school. There is no obligation to join…just show your support by joining.

Your child will receive an ocean themed pencil when you join the PTA. Look for your fish in the Silver Springs display case.

Help your child’s class empty their bucket of pencils when you join the SS PTA. The TOP classes will be rewarded. Sepich is in the lead for lower EL and Labadie for upper EL. Help your child’s class and support the SS PTA with your membership.

Thank you for swimming into the school year with us…the SS PTA!


Get Caught In This…Invest In Your Child

Thank you for all the generous donations from our Silver Springs families. An extra thanks to the families that gave extra. All the donations are important and greatly appreciated.

Just to give you an idea of how much money is needed:

$50 from 4 families = 1 classroom teacher $200 for classroom supplies

$50 from 40 families = Time For Kids subscription for the year (approximately)

$50 from 7 families = Reflections (PTA Art Contest) at Silver Springs

$50 from 14 families = average cost of an assembly

The PTA benefits your child and school!

We truly need all our Silver Springs families to give what they can to help ensure the SS PTA can support and fund all we do for our students, teacher, and school. Your donation is tax deductible. All the money donated stays at Silver Springs. You don’t have to be a PTA member to help this important fundraising campaign. This is a fuss free way to raise money for our PTA. Look for the GOLDFISH option of IIYC for this year instead of the regular Invest In Your Child.

You are helping to make a difference at Silver Springs. We want to help make educational and rewarding experiences and lasting memories at Silver Springs for all the students.

The first raffle winners will be announced this week…

Swim with our SCHOOL…the Silver Springs PTA!



Northville Art House Classes at Silver Springs Elementary School!

Come Join us once a month! Your child will learn drawing skills and art techniques using a variety of mediums such as pastels, pencil, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, clay and fiber arts taught by master artists.

Registration is now open for October, November and December. Click the link below to register!


Be a pART of it!


Young Rembrandt’s – The Power of Drawing

Mondays – 4-5 PM Two Fall Sessions (6 weeks)

Check out the flier for this after school program for drawing…and enroll now.


Get INSPIRED…it’s time again for PTA Reflections…

Encourage your child to unleash their inner artist through the National PTA’s Reflections Art Program! For 50 years, the National PTA has helped students explore the arts. The theme for 2018-2019 “Heroes Around Me” will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. The theme MUST be reflected in the artwork.

Have your child get creative with an original work of art. Students may enter as many entries as they’d like, in one or more of the following categories:

· Dance Choreography

· Film Production

· Literature

· Music Composition

· Photography

· Visual Arts

Deadlines and more information will be given soon.

Contact Lindsay Laiacono at lalynbailey@yahoo.com with any questions.



Birthday Book Club - Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2018/2019 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student's Monday envelop). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student's birthday month, a book plate with your student's name will be place in the cover of a book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


Mark Your Calendar – September 20th

Let’s have some September Skating Fun…

Thursday - September 20th

Family Skating Night

6 – 8 PM at Skatin Station in Canton

Hope to see you for the first skating party of the school year! What a great way to start the school year and help the SS PTA.

Make sure to wear your sticker (given on Thursday) for a FREE drink!


Jump over the MOON with Robotics!

In order to foster an early interest in science and engineering, Silver Springs will start their first Robotic team!

We will start with FIRST LEGO League Jr for Grade K-3. This robotic league is a non-competitive robotic program designed for young kids between 6-10.

These teams will use LEGO bricks to build a rocket and will use the Lego WEDO 2.0 kit to solve the Challenge. The robot is programmed with a drag and drop app on a phone, tablet, or laptop. Don't worry -- it's an easy app interface designed for young students. There are no programming skills required. The 2018 theme for the robotic challenge is MISSION MOON. So let's start our Moon Mission with a new Silver Springs Robotic team!!


Please consider volunteering as a coach. Sign up today!

Please see attached flier for more information.


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Soon

Here is a fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. You have the opportunity to bring in a special lunch and eat together at your own table. Please fill out Birthday Lunch form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date.


After School Science - Science Explorers

Join us for this 7-week session of hands on Science Exploring! Students will discover how planes fly, create a spooky science lab, make a film canister rocket amd much more. Each week students will take home their science creations to continue exploring them at home!

See the attached flyer for more details!


Silver Springs Recycling-Pizza Boxes

We are looking for volunteers to take the pizza boxes from Silver Springs to the Novi Recycling Center. Pizza is offered for lunch on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Fridays. The boxes are gathered and put into the PTA room (off the gym). After about two weeks they need to be taken to the recycling center at 26300 Lee BeGole Dr, Novi, MI 48375 (just off 11 mile near Novi Town Center). Boxes can be dumped into any of the dumpsters there (no plastic bags though).

If you are able to help please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48a8aa2fab9-silver1 ! Boxes can be collected from the school any time it is open and then taken to the recycling center at your convenience. It doesn't have to be the specific day on the sign up.

Thanks for your help!


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
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