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Silver Springs Elementary School - October 22, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

October 22nd – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 23rd - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Robotics Club

7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting at Silver Springs

October 24th - Fall Bus Evacuation Drills

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

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. K-2 Always Basketball

October 25th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

October 26th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Trunk or Treat

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Haunted Car Wash

Next Week's Events:

October 29th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 31st - 2:00 p.m. Halloween Parade

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

November 1st - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Leader in Me Lighthouse School of Academic Distinction

We are proud to announce that Silver Springs Elementary has been awarded the distinction of Leader in Me Lighthouse School of Academic Distinction by Franklin Covey. Please see the attached letter from Franklin Covey for more information.


Dad's Club Haunted Car Wash

​Silver Springs Elementary School Dad’s Club is sponsoring their 1st Haunted Car Wash
100% of the proceeds from the car wash will go to the Silver Springs Elementary School Dad’s Club, Thanks to the Jaafar Family!

Friday, October 26th 2018

7-9 P.M.

Northville City Car Wash

470 E. Main Street

Downtown Northville

*Mention Silver Springs Elementary School

Please join us following the

PTA Trunk or Treat Event


Silver Springs Families We Need You - PTA Trunk or Treat Sign-Up Genius

Save the Date: Friday, October 26th 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Trunk or Treat is short on Trunks! We really need your help to make this evening a success! Please, consider volunteering an hour to passing out candy to the kids who are really looking forward to this fun event. It’s not necessary to decorate your trunk we just need enough for all the kids. We’re expecting almost 200 trunk or treaters and only have 6 trunks! Please, we really need your help! Candy and Treat donations are needed too. Again, thank you so much to all the families who have volunteered or donated!


Any help is greatly appreciated! As always thank you Silver Springs families for your support! We really want to make this a most SPOOKtacular event!


Fall Bus Evacuation Drills - Wednesday, October 24th

Please see the attached letter from the Transportation Department regarding Fall Bus Evacuation Drills.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming! Conferences are scheduled for:

• Wednesday - November 14 - 4:00-7:00 PM

• Thursday - November 15 - 1:00 - 7:00 PM

• Friday - November 16 - 1:00 - 3:45 PM

Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 are half days for students.

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM on half days. No lunch will be served.

On Monday, October 29th, teachers will be sending an email with the Sign-Up Genius Link. The link will include all teachers at Silver Springs. Simply click on the grade level for the teacher you would like to meet and then scroll down to his/her name to select the time you would like. Tabs are organized by grade level. Please read the dates carefully. The sign up closes on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:45 PM. Any changes to appointments after that time need to be made through the Silver Springs office by calling 248-465-2300.

We can't wait to see you at conferences!


Halloween Parade - October 31st 2:00 p.m.

Silver Springs will be celebrating Halloween with our annual costume parade on October 31st. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. We will parade around the hallways of the school. Parents will have a special viewing location in the gym.

Please follow these guidelines when planning your child's costume:

-Please make sure the costume is weather appropriate (students will go outside for recess)

-Students are responsible for their costumes not causing a problem during learning time.

-Face make-up, hairspray, etc. must be applied at home.

-No fake weapons of any kind are allowed at school.

-No fake blood and no scary costumes (if it would scare a kindergartener, please don’t wear it!)

All adults participating at school celebrations on October 31st must be clearly identifiable. No adults should wear masks or face make up please.

Here's to a safe Halloween!


Art Room Newsletter

Check out the latest updates from Mrs. Rohrhoff's art room by clicking the link below.

Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Update



For 50 years, the PTA Reflections contest has given student’s the opportunity to express themselves through the arts. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around ME.” Do you have an interest in visual arts, photography, writing, dancing, music or film making? Then this is your time to shine! Please join us this year as we celebrate this golden anniversary.

More information will be sent home in your child’s Monday envelopes! Entry forms and official rules will be available in the Main Office. Entry forms are DUE November 9th!



A program of Math Enrichment for Second and Third Grade Students

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi

as part of its commitment to supporting local community education

IMAGINE being rich on one Sunday and poor the next—all because you couldn’t count very well!

IMAGINE learning more about tangrams! Possibly two books in one session!

IMAGINE being a very greedy triangle that turns into an octagon because you want to add more angles!

IMAGINE math as a fun activity for parents and children!

Want to imagine more? Sign up your child and yourself for “Let’s Read Math,” a FREE three-session program that combines familiar children’s literature with fun math activities.


  • LET’S READ MATH” was developed by a leading expert, Dr. Claire Passatino, Ed. with the goal of building positive attitudes towards math.
  • Dr. Passatino has trained local members of the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi (AAUW-NN).
  • Workshops have been held for six years for Northville students in the Spring and Novi students in the Fall. Children and parents alike enjoyed them. This is our sixth year with Northville Library.
  • The workshops are designed to be fun! And you and your child will be inspired to follow up with more fun math activities at home. It’s not required, but plan to attend all three sessions!
  • Want to know more? Check out www.letsreadmath.com.

There will be THREE 90-minute workshops from 1-2:30 PM for children and their parents/guardians on November 17 and 24, and December 1 at the Northville District Library featuring the listed books:

November 17 - “Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” by Judith Viorst

November 24 - “Grandfather Tang” and a surprise book!

December 1 - “The Greedy Triangle” by Marilyn Burns (or a new selection)

Interested? Fill out and return the attached Registration and Parental Consent Form to your child’s school office by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO

25 STUDENTS! Questions? Contact AAUW-NN leader Jane Hecker: jhecker101@gmail.com


Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan is hosting an event to introduce elementary schoolers (grades 1-5, coed) to engineering through interactive engineering activities with current SWE members. It will take place on Saturday, October 27th and it has a Halloween theme! Please see the attached flyer for more information.



Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. The You can get tickets this Friday at the Varsity Mustangs football game vs. Novi at Tom Holzer Ford Field. Look for the Harlem Wizards table set up near the Concession stand.

***The first 50 tickets sold will be entered into the Souvenir Raffle at the Harlem Wizards game!

You may also purchase tickets online at: https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

They are $10 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating and $30 CourtSide Plus.

(The Reserved and CourtSide Plus tickets can only be purchased online).

This will be a great event for the whole family. We expect a sell-out, so buy your tickets early!

The Northville Mustang Boosters Club


Harlem Wizards Essay Contest Has Been Extended to October 19th

Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. The Northville Mustangs Boosters Club presents the Harlem Wizards vs. the Mustang Madness on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Northville High School Gym. This will be a fun night for all ages! Tickets will go on sale October 10th. More information to come soon!

NORTHVILLE STUDENTS: We need your help to pick our MUSTANG MADNESS Home Team.

1) Choose one adult who you would like to see play in the . Harlem Wizards vs. Mustang Madness basketball game. (Suggestions – teachers, principals, coaches, etc.)

2) Write a short essay (limit 100 words) on why that person would make a great teammate.

3) You can write on the back of this page or use your own paper.

4) Place your essay in the Wizards basket in the school office by Friday, Oct. 12th.

All essays will be entered into a drawing to win free tickets to the game! Thank you for your help!

***See attached flyer for more details***


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