Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - September 18, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Wow! What a fantastic weekend! I hope everyone was able to get outside to sharpen the saw and to enjoy the beautiful weather.

This Week’s Events:

September 19th - Constitution Day Assemblies

September 20th - Cub Scout/Boy Scout Talk at Lunch

September 21st - 9:00 a.m. PTA New Family Chat

Next Week's Events:

September 28th - Credit Union Deposit Day

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Bond 2017 Community Forum at Hillside Middle School

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

Recorders for 4th and 5th Graders

4th and 5th grade families: Recorder order forms are in your child's Monday envelope this week. The due date is next Monday, September 25. Questions? Contact Mrs. Kreiss (kreisskr@northvilleschools.org).

CALLING ALL SILVER SPRINGS STUDENTS! It’s time to get creative!!!!!!!!

The contest to design the 2017-18 yearbook cover is on.

* Open to all grades.

* Designs may include the Silver Springs Eagle, incorporate this year’s movie theme, or a Leader in Me habit.

* Designs due to the Main Office by the end of the school day on Friday, September 29th.

Finalists will be selected by the yearbook committee and voted on by staff.

Questions: Please contact Kristin Gifford at meagherk13@gmail.com

Box Tops for Education!

This year, Silver Springs will once again be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. Last year we earned over $700! And I know we can greatly exceed that this year with your help!

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school in an envelope or baggie. You child can turn them in to their teacher anytime, or drop them in the kiosk just inside the front doors. Ask your friends and neighbors to save them for you too! Some may still be in the habit even though their children are grown!

We do have 2 collection contests throughout the year! Our first contest will be the week of Oct. 16 and there will be a chance to win prizes if you participate! So start clipping now - and help your child's class be the one that turns in the most tops! See the attached collection sheet to get your child involved in the fun!

For a list of participating products please see the attached file and for more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including our school’s progress, visit www.BTFE.com. Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

I hope you’re excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Cummings at cummingsml@hotmail.com. Looking forward to another successful Box Tops year!

Fall Family Portrait Sessions with Jessica Octernaud

Haven't had family portaits done in a while? Hoping to get a jump start on those holiday cards? Well...the Silver Springs Dad's Club is offering Fall Family Portrait Sessions with photographer Jessica Octernaud.

When: Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th (limited time slots available)

What: 20 minute mini-sessions; 6 edited images provided on a CD to each family

Sign-up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48aca829a5fc1-fall

See the attached flyer for more information!

Help us keep the School Sign updated!!

Many hands make light work! Please consider joining in to help keep the school letter board sign up to date with upcoming school events/messages/etc. It only takes a few minutes and can be done anytime the school office is open. Please visit the Sign Up Genius at this link to take a slot - and thanks in advance for your help!


Birthday Book Club - Join Today!!!

Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2017/2018 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 placed in the cover of the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


There still is time to see your STAR on our Silver Springs Walk of Fame. Join the Silver Springs PTA by returning your membership form this week. We would like to see many of our families join to show support of Silver Springs. Thank you to the many families that joined this week!

The TOP Box Office Numbers for this week are in:

5th Jaskiewicz 4th Miller

3rd Starosciak 2nd Kiebler

1st Heisner K LaCombe

These classes were the TOP classes in membership this week. The TOP winners will get to watch a short movie and have a popcorn/pretzel treat.

Let’s continue to EMPTY those popcorn boxes!

Congratulations to the Priebe family for winning the Target gift card last week. Also, congrats to the Perez, Darrow, and Oruganty families for winning a book. There will be 2 more drawings so make sure to join the PTA!

Everyone has a starring role when you join the PTA!

PTA Reflections Chair Needed

This is a wonderful arts education program offered by the National PTA each year to encourage students to express and explore their artistic talents in the areas of dance, film, literature, music, photography, and visual arts. The original artwork needs to reflect a specific theme. The theme this year is “Within Reach”. Please consider taking on this position or encourage a friend to Co-Chair with you. This is such a great opportunity for so many students to express their creativity.

Please contact Leslie Cardenas at

silversprings.pta.president@gmail.com for further information or questions.

Cub Scouts

Welcome and welcome back to parents new and old. Cub Scout Pack 712 of Silver Springs is kicking off another year of Scouting (our 30th) and would like to invite your family to join us. Our goal is to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness; all while having a fun and enjoyable time. Throughout the year, we experience exciting adventures including field trips, overnight camping activities, STEM projects, sporting events and more. We also take an active role in supporting our community; both at Silver Springs and the Northville area.

Please bring your family and join us at the school for our open house on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm to learn more about us. For the kids, there will be an instructor from Metro Parks with a wild animal demonstration to teach the kids about many of Michigan’s native animals.

Help The Silver Springs PTA By Shopping at Kroger

· Obtain a Kroger Plus card from your local store

· Visit www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

· Sign in, or click on Create An Account if you do not already have an account

· Follow the prompts to search for Silver Springs Elementary School PTA (you can type Silver Springs in the Find Your Organization field)

· Be sure to scan your Kroger Plus card or enter your phone number at check out

· You must re-enroll each April

· This rewards program does not affect your Kroger rewards.

If every family who shops at Kroger would sign up for this, it would be so beneficial to our PTA. It is very easy and brings in extra money to our PTA.

An important reminder to our Silver Springs families…

With ALL the flyers and forms coming home with your child, please make sure to return forms completed and attach any money (preferably a check) with a staple, paper clip, or inside a labeled envelope or baggie. Make sure each event/form has a separate check or correct money attached to it. This would help ensure that the form and/or money get to the proper place. Also, PLEASE make sure your email address is written clearly and correctly, as this is our main way of communicating with you. The PTA greatly appreciates your assistance in this matter.

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind- "I have a plan"

What this means: Have a mission, a clear sense of where you want to go. Think about the end first- how are you going to get there?

“I plan ahead and set goals.”

“I do things that have meaning and make a difference”

“I am important part of my classroom.”

“I look for ways to be a good citizen.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Write down your goals. It is said that "A goal not written is only a wish.”

2. Lay out your clothes for tomorrow the night before.

3. Write down 3 goals you want to accomplish.

Great Books for Habit #2 - Begin With the End in Mind

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • When I Grow Up by Sean Covey
  • Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Little Bunny on the Move by Peter McCarty
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  • Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse