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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 4, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

We had a great time seeing everyone at Open House last week! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 4th for the first day of school!

This Week’s Events:

September 4th - First Day of School. Full Day 8:41 AM - 3:45 PM
9:15 a.m. - PTA Welcome Back Coffee in the Rondelle

September 6th - 2:30 p.m. - Leadership Assembly

Next Week's Events:

September 14th – Heritage Festival

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Welcome to our New Staff Members!

Please join us in welcoming:

Mr. Betley - Art

Ms. Valleau - Special Education Resource Room

Ms. Rautio - ESL Teacher

Ms. Sankovic - Kindergarten


First Day of School

Tuesday, September 4th will be a full day (8:41 AM – 3:45 PM). Kindergartners should bring their lunch this week until Lunchroom Orientation on Friday, September 8th.

On the first day of school, drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. Families may escort students into the building and wait with your student(s) in the Gym or Multi-purpose room on the first day only.

After the first day of school, please plan to say your goodbyes at the door by giving your child a hug and high five!


Carpool Lane Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please see the carpool lane arrival and dismissal procedures below. For more detailed information about other arrival and dismissal procedures, please see the attached information.

Morning Arrival:

  • Please pull your car all the way forward to the end of the loop, come to a complete stop, and allow students to exit the vehicle. Pulling all the way forward will help to alleviate the back up onto Silver Springs Drive, particularly on the days that it is cold, rainy, or snowy.
  • Have your child(ren) kissed and ready to exit the vehicle when you reach the unloading zone. Please stay in your car. Only children should exit the vehicle. Students should only exit the vehicle on the passenger side.
  • The second bell (tardy) rings at 8:46 a.m. and all doors will be locked. If you arrive after this time, you must park your car and sign your child(ren) into school at the front office.

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • Please pull your car all the way forward to the end of the loop, come to a complete stop, and allow students to get into the vehicle. Pulling all the way forward will help to alleviate the back up onto Silver Springs Drive, particularly on the days that it is cold, snowy, or rainy.
  • Display your Family Name Card on the right side of your dashboard for easy recognition.
  • Pick up your child(ren) in the designated loading zone only.
  • Do not exit your vehicle to load your child(ren) as these are moving loading zones only.

Here's to a safe and seamless arrival and dismissal.


PTA Welcome Back Coffee -First General PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 4th

Please join us for our first meeting in the Rondelle at 9:15 AM. Feel free to come early to have some light breakfast refreshments. We look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces, as we get ready for another great school year ahead!


Girls on the Run

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 3rd-5th grade girls


I am interested in re-establishing a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program at Silver Springs.

GOTR is a program run by local YMCAs. The focus is to inspire girls to be on the move, be healthy, and focus on their well-being. Please see the link below for more information about GOTR.

The fall season begins on September 17th and ends on Sunday, November 18th with a 5k run on Belle Isle.

Practice sessions would be at Silver Springs immediately after school 2 days per week. (Monday and Thursday) from 3:45-5:00pm.

From the GOTR website:

Registration Fee: Building confidence and setting young girls down the path of a healthy lifestyle is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run program to approximately 1,900+ girls in the Southeastern Michigan area each year. Registration is $165* per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration

*scholarships are available

For more information regarding Girls on the Run:


To register:


Kristin Gifford

Silver Springs Parent


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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4da5a928a75-fall1

See the attached flyer for more information!


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!


The Yearbook Committee Needs Your Help!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? Please send in fun photos of your child and their friends and we will do our best to included them in the yearbook! We need back-to-school photos, Heritage Festival, Halloween, class parties etc. Please send photos to micklashmelissa@gmail.com. Please include the child's name, grade and teacher in the email.

The Yearbook team is also in need of parent volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. If you enjoy taking photos and doing online design - we need your help! Please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com if you are interested and would like to learn more!

Many thanks!

Kristin Gifford & Melissa Micklash