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Silver Springs Elementary School - October 16, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

I hope everyone was able to stay dry and enjoy the fall like weather this weekend!

This Week’s Events:

October 16th - Wear BLUE to promote kindness

October 17th - 8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

Bus Evacuation Drills

October 18th - After School Science

October 19th - Credit Union Deposit Day

8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

October 20th - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Next Week's Events:

October 23rd - ROAR Assembly

October 24th - 8:00 a.m. - D.A.R.E

October 26th - 8:00 a.m. - D.A.R.E

9:00 a.m. Title I Parent Meeting or

6:00 p.m. Title I Parent Meeting

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

A Message From the Principal

October in Bullying Prevention Month

As we continue our campaign to raise awareness about bullying prevention in our schools. Here at Silver Springs will be doing things to promote kindness. For example, each Monday during the month of October let's all wear blue to promote kindness!

This week's Choose Kindness Challenge is to commit an act of kindness everyday and challenge others to do the same. You could hold the door for the person behind you, or tell someone that they look nice today, or help someone that has dropped their books.

Let's see you we all can use Habit 8 by Finding our Voice and Inspiring Others to Find theirs. I look forward to hearing your stories about all the new friends that you have made.

Here's to a fun, kind, October!

Katie Booth, Principal

PLEASE Invest In Your Child

We need our Silver Springs families to make a donation to the PTA’s main fundraising campaign to ensure all our activities and events continue. We ask for this main donation instead of Fun Runs or students selling items door to door. Please donate what you can. Your donation is tax-deductible and benefits your child. Your PTA dollars funded a new assembly called ROAR to coincide with our Choose Kindness campaign during October. The PTA also funded IXL and BrainPOP again this year, which our students use in class and for extra practice at home. Please return your form that went home in last Monday’s envelope. Our Box Office goal is $16,000. We need all our celebrity star families to help us reach this BIG goal! You do not need to be a PTA member to make a donation. Stay tuned to the Silver Springs Elementary PTA FB page to see the Box Office numbers. The students will also earn fun extra activities, as we get closer to our goal!

Lights…Camera…Action – Invest In Your Child

Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Join us for our FIRST Family Bowling Night of the school year! The cost is $10 per person

and includes 2 games, shoe rental, a pitcher of soda and 2 slices of pizza (cheese or

pepperoni). Check in begins at 5:30pm with bowling starting promptly at 6:00pm.

Forms are due by October 17th and space is limited!

Please see the attached flyer for registration information! We hope tosee you there!!

It's Box Top Collection Time!!!

Next week, Oct. 16 – 20, is our fall Box Top Collection Contest! Here’s how to participate:

1. Check all your home products for Box Tops for Education labels, and ask your neighbors too!

2. Trim the edges and make sure the expiration date shows.

3. Place Box Tops in a ziploc bag or envelope, or attach to a collection sheet (see attachment).

4. Put the student and teacher’s name on the bag/envelope/sheet.

5. Turn in to your student’s teacher or in the container in the school lobby.

Each participating student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win a Menchie’s gift card!

The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will receive coupons for a free Frosty at Wendy’s!

Last year our school earned over $700 by submitting Box Tops – those little tops add up! Let's synergize to get to $1000 this year!

It’s easy! Clip, bag, name, and turn in by October 20th!


Thank you for your support of our great school!

For more information, please contact Michelle Cummings: cummingsml@hotmail.com

Bus Evacuation Drills

Transporting students safely is always the most important issue to those of us in school bus transportation. We believe that knowing what to do in the case of an emergency is critical to the students’ safety. Just as students practice fire drills in the school buildings, the students should also practice evacuation drills on our school buses.

This is important knowledge that every school bus rider should have in the case of an emergency.

With the consent of the Principal and the assistance of staff, your driver will be conducting front door emergency evacuation drills at Silver Springs the morning of Tuesday, October 17th. Please see the attached letter for additional information.

After School Art

The Northville Art House will be at Silver Springs the week of Oct. 24th after school.

For every student that signs up, $3 per student will be given back to our PTA.

Northville Art House Classes at Silver Springs Elementary are designed to teach kids drawing skills and art techniques through a variety of mediums such as pastels, pencil, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, clay & fiber arts. Join us once a month! Kids will get to explore space, travel around the world, create animals, and get inspired by master artists. Be a pART of it!

Registration is now open for October and November after school art classes.

To register click here


Space is limited to 20 students unless noted. Those parents who can help assist our instructors with the class will can register for a discounted price. For more information please contact store@northvillearthouse.org

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

The Annual Title I Parent Meeting will be offered at the following times.

Thursday, October 26th - 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, Octber 26th 6:00 p.m.

Parents of students participating in the Title I program are invited to attend.

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #6: Synergize

What this means: Working together is better. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

“I get along well with other people and work well in groups.”

“I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them.”

“I know that working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions than we could alone.”

“I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems.”

How can I do this in my life?

With your children, choose a problem you may have (like curfew or completing tasks). Use the Synergy Action Plan to summarize your child's solution and your solution: (1) define the problem, (2) share your views, (3) think of solutions, (4) choose the best solution together. See if you can reach a better solution (The High Way) than either of you could come up with alone.

Great Books for Habit #6- Synergize

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willams

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams