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Silver Springs Elementary School - January 14, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

January 14th - Spirit Day! Wear a Silver Springs T-Shirt or Wear Blue!

January 15th - 6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting

January 17th - Credit Union Deposit Day

6:30 p.m. - 5th Grade Concert (Students arrive at 6:10)

Family Skating Night at Skatin' Station

Next Week's Events:

January 21st - NO SCHOOL

January 23rd - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

January 25th - 1/2 day of school - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Northville Board of Education Members - We Thank You for All You Do!

January is School Board Recognition Month – a time to formally honor the crucial role Northville Public Schools Board of Education members play in the lives of our children, our schools and our community. Public education is the backbone of American society and local school boards are rooted in this tradition. They ensure that decisions on school programming are made by people elected to represent the community’s values, culture and circumstances. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our communities.

The Northville Public Schools Board of Education establishes the district’s vision, mission and goals and develops policies to achieve them; strongly encourage continuous improvement in student learning; and advocates at the local, state and national level in support of public education. This work includes an endless string of meetings and school functions to attend; reams of reports, agendas, proposals and other documents to read and study; and a never-ending commitment to thoughtful consideration of the issues, balancing perspectives, and making difficult decisions that are both fiscally responsible and focused on what is best for students.

“We are fortunate at Northville Public Schools to have a Board of Education that supports our quest to open A World of Possibilities for and with each and every student that will prepare them for work and life in the 21st century,” said Northville Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher. “Together with district leaders, the seven members of the Northville Board of Education develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our school district, and in turn our community. They bear the responsibility and oversight for an annual general fund budget of more than $80 million, 7,151 students, 863 employees, and 11 buildings.”

Northville Board of Education members consistently give the gift of time, expertise, heart and soul to ensuring the district has strong schools focused on meeting the needs of students, families, staff and the community, beginning with its youngest learners in the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Program to its Northville High School and Cooke School Special Education Center Program graduates.

“While we make a special effort in January to show appreciation to our school board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment,” Ms. Gallagher added. “With this in mind, I invite all the members of our community to make a special effort during School Board Recognition Month to tell our Board of Education members that their hard work, dedication and commitment of time on behalf of our community’s children has been noticed, and is truly appreciated and valued. It can be as simple as writing a note, sending an email, making a phone call or simply saying ‘thank you’ the next time you see a Board member out in the community.”

The individuals serving Northville Public Schools and their years of service are:

· Ms. Cynthia L. Jankowski, seven years

· Mr. Matthew Wilk, six-and-a-half years

· Mr. Roland Hwang, four years

· Ms. Sarah Prescott, three years and four months

· Ms. Laurie Doner, two years

· Ms. Angela Jaafar, began four-year term January 1, 2019

· Ms. Suzanne Lynn, began four-year term January 1, 2019

Ms. Gallagher also recognized the following Board of Education members, who completed their terms on December 31, 2018:

· Mr. James Mazurek, eight years

· Ms. Ann Kalass, five years

She also welcomed new Board of Education trustees Angela Jaafar and Suzanne Lynn, elected to office in the November 6, 2018 Election along with Roland Hwang, who was elected to a second four-year term.

“I also want to express a special thanks on behalf of the entire Northville community to Ann Kalass and James Mazurek who stepped down from the Board at the end of December after completing eight and five year terms, respectively,” Ms. Gallagher said. “We appreciate Ms. Kalass’ and Mr. Mazurek’s leadership and service in support of the children and families of Northville, and recognize the impact they both have had as members of the Board of Education."


January PTA General Meeting 1/15/19 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Please join us for our evening PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th. It is a great way to stay informed and learn about upcoming events at Silver Springs. You also might hear something that sparks an interest to want to help out or get involved. We hope to see you for the first meeting of 2019!

We also plan to recognize our Silver Springs students who participated in the National PTA Reflections Contest.

Dr. Carrie Zielinski, Northville Public Schools Math Coach, will be our Guest Speaker. She will be explaining the way math is be taught differently and how to help your child at home.


Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off

Do you make a great chili and want to put it to the test?! Make your best crock pot of chili and enter the first annual Silver Springs Dad’s Club Chili Cook-being held at Silver Springs at 6pm on Friday, January 25th 2019.

And if you don’t want to compete, come out and enjoy a sampler of all of the entrants ($5 per sampler) and vote for your favorite chili! Prizes will be awarded for Top voted Chili. All proceeds will benefit the Silver Springs Dad’s Club!

This will be a fun, family friendly event, so we hope to see you there!

All Chili Chefs – There is a $10 registration fee. Please complete the following section and return if you would like to participate. E-mail Eric_Kamm@yahoo.com with any questions. All participants must be registered by January 22nd!


Community Parents Night Out Fundraiser at Life Time Novi Saturday January 19th from 5 -9 pm

Enjoy a night out while your child has fun playing games, swimming, climbing, and eating snacks.

Please see attached flyer for details and return form with payment to school by Wednesday, January 16th. Silver Springs PTA will receive $5 for each registration.

It’s a Win – Win!


CSI: Century of Song Investigation (5th grade concert)

Thursday, January 17 at 6:30pm (students arrive at 6:10)

Silver Springs

Students should wear blue jeans with a back pocket and a plain black shirt


Calling all Scientists

We are calling all scientists. The PTA Science Fair 2019 will be held in April.

Start thinking about an interesting project. Maybe be you want to use the cold weather for some snow or ice experiments?

If you can't think of interesting experiments, just google Science Fair project, you will hundreds of ideas.

We are still looking for parents who can help to organize the 2019 Science Fair.

There are a lot of things to do and there are also a lot activities who can be done from home or after school hours. Every little bit of help is welcome.

If you have a minute or two to spare and would like to help, please contact Silke Nyilas:


Thank you from Beaumont Children's Hospital

Wow! Our Silver Springs community came together to pay is forward during the holidays! Please see the attached letter from Beaumont Children's Hospital Child Life Services thanking us for our donations and for making a difference in the life of someone else!


The Spring SEASON for our Robotics team is here.

Dear Silver Springs students (K-3rd Grade)

The Spring SEASON for our Robotic team is here. We will start in January and we are planing to join the Canton Plymouth High School EXPO beginning of May. It is the identical FALL Season "MISSION MOON" challenge. FIRST only offers one challenge per school year.

Parents, this program will be run by parents for our students There will be some challenges and problems to solve but the goal is to make this a fun, exciting, and educational experience for the upcoming 11 weeks the teams will be meeting.

FIRST requires for each FIRST LEGO Robotic Jr. team 2 parent volunteers. FIRST calls these parents coaches. We need 2 coaches per team of about 4 kids. Please consider to volunteer to coach a team. Every coach will get a TEAM Meeting guide that will explain all activities broken down by each session. We will show all materials on:

Thursday, DEC-13.

Just stop by at the Silver Springs Office. You can talk with the coaches from the Fall Season. We will set up the materials and some demonstrations. Some coaches will be there before and after their students Holiday party. Please just stop by or send us an email to answer all additional questions.

The Spring Season is for K-3rd Grade and it is called The FIRST JUNIOR LEGO LEAGUE JR. The WEDO 2.0 controller is what will be used to "program" the LEGO robot will be controlled by an app. It is based on drag and drop programming or your Just download the app ,start bluetooth and you are done. Parents don't need any kind of programing skills to be able to volunteer. Just the fun to let kids playing with LEGOs and to solve their own challenge.

We will meet Tuesdays at 6 -7pm at Silver Springs. the first meeting is January-15. There will be no Robotic meeting during Spring break and Teacher development day.

The costs for this program is $86. This includes the use of the LEGOs and the WEDO 2.0 controller, the registration fees for FIRST, and some basic other materials we will need to complete the season.

Any questions? silversprings.robotics@gmail.com


Next Family Skating Party – January 17th 6-8 pm

Let’s start January with some winter fun skating with friends and family! Hope to see many skater there!

Last Family Skating Party – April 8th

Mark you calendars for this one…the SS PTA receives ½ of the admission price for each skater!


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for January

This month’s Habit: Habit 3 Put First Things First

Activity: Color, Symbol, Image

Due Date: January 31, 2018

Habit #3 Put First Things First- "Work First, Then Play"

What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.

Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone