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Silver Springs Elementary School - January 4, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

December 19 - January 3 - Winter Recess

January 4 - Silver Springs Spirit Wear Day!

January 4 - January 8 - Virtual Learning for all Elementary Students

January 14 - Credit Union Deposit Day

January 14 - 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting via Zoom

January 18 - NO SCHOOL - Observance of MLK Jr. Day

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal



A Message from Mrs. Booth

Dear Silver Springs Families,

As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to wish all our families a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year! This is my favorite time of year for many reasons. I am so very thankful for the kindness, compassion and leadership that our students demonstrate on a daily basis. I am also thankful for the outstanding educators that work tirelessly to make learning fun and make school feel like home for our students. Finally, thank you to all our families and volunteers who support us each and every day! We couldn’t do it without you!

As a reminder we want you to Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate this holiday break! We believe school breaks should be just that - a brief reprieve from school responsibilities like homework, special projects, planning, and grading. It is a time to reconnect with loved ones without the stress of school work creeping in. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.

Winter Recess begins TODAY! Classes will resume VIRTUALLY on Monday, January 4th. In-person learning will resume on Monday, January 11th. Enjoy a happy and safe holiday season with family and friends!!

I can’t wait to see you all next year!


Katie Booth


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Parking Lot Reminders

Although we are learning virtually this week, we will be returning to in-person learning on January 11th.

Just a few parking lot reminders to kick off 2021!

  • The Upper Parking lot is for Staff and Buses only. Please do not park in the upper parking lot. It impedes the buses ability to load, unload, and exit the school.
  • Please DO NOT exit your car in the Carpool Lane. If you would like to park and help your child out of the car, please use one of the parking spaces in the lower parking lot and then use the crosswalk.
  • Please pull all the way forward in the carpool lane. It creates quite a back-up onto Silver Springs Drive when cars stop at the main entrance. There are at least 2-3 adults in the carpool lane each morning to ensure that your child gets into the building safely.

Click the picture below to check out the video of the carpool lane in action!

Thank you for helping us to make sure that student safety is our number 1 priority!!!



As we prepare for our return to in-person learning, please remember to screen your child each morning before school. The Wayne County Health Department has revised the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool* based on guidance from MDHHS as we enter into the cold and flu season. The revised tool separates symptoms into two categories and asks if you have any new, unusual or worsening symptoms in those categories. Additionally, the form asks if you have been in close contact with anyone that is positive. If any response is yes, you must keep your child home and contact your school to report any symptoms and the absence. It is critical that children are screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.

*Important Note: The Wayne County Screening Tool is a COVID Symptom Screener, which is required in addition to, rather than in place of, the District's standard health requirements. Please DO NOT send children who are sick with a fever, are vomiting, have a rash, or any other evidence of illness to school. Students may not return to school following any illness until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications, or longer if subject to continued quarantine based on COVID guidelines.


While we are still in a full virtual learning environment and as we head back into in-person learning, it is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirements.

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A Message from Community Financial Credit Union


Parents, we need your help!!

We need you to share first day of school pictures, virtual learning photos, and any other pictures that will help us build a memorable 2020-21 yearbook!!

Please email photos of school related activities and Halloween costumes to : kmgifford327@gmail.com

Please include grade level and name of student!

Ideas: bus stop, costumes, virtual learning including PE, music, picture day photos you snapped before they headed to school for formal pictures


Supporting the 7 Habits at home!

January At Home Activity

This month’s Habit: Habit 2 Begin With the End in Mind

Activity: Collage and Family Mission Statement

Due Date: January 29th

Please see attached activities below. We would love to have you share your Family Mission Statement with us by January 29th, so we can proudly display our families practicing 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



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