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Silver Springs Elementary School - January 11, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

January 11 - Silver Springs Spirit Wear Day

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



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Parking Lot Reminders

We are very excited to welcome our in-person students back to school this week!

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!!!


Second Semester Class Placements

Thank you for your patience as we work through the process of preparing for the second semester. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts. Across the district, we have 160 virtual elementary students whose families have elected to come back in-person for the second semester. We are in the process of completing teacher assignments and creating new class lists, where necessary. Our process is similar to what it would be at the beginning of the school year, where students’ academic and social needs are considered in an effort to create balanced classrooms. As with everything related to new transitions, this process takes careful thought and consideration. If your child will have a new placement for the second semester, we will communicate his/her new placement information no later than Friday, January 15th.


Mask Donation from Wayne County

We have received a 5-pack of cloth masks for distribution to EVERY STUDENT and STAFF MEMBER, this includes ALL of our VIRTUAL STUDENTS from the Wayne County Health Department!

In-person students will receive their masks this week. Virtual students will receive their masks with their next scheduled pick-up.

We receive this donation with sincere thanks and appreciation to the Wayne County Health Department for giving us this opportunity to provide additional PPE to all staff, students and families. The Health Department continues to be an available and helpful resource as we navigate through our NPS COVID-19 Response and work to keep our staff and students safe and learning!


PTA Meeting - Thursday, January 14th 6:30 PM

Please join us for our January PTA meeting

PTA general meeting

Time: Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 239 220 9348

Passcode: NOVI2020

We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Silence, our Silver Springs social worker, who will be

discussing Zones of Regulation.


NPS Celebrates National School Board Recognition Month

Northville Public Schools is joining 544 local and 57 intermediate school districts across Michigan to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. In a year full of challenges for public education not seen in recent history, our school board members persevered through the adversity of 2020, and have grappled with providing the best possible education for our students given the ongoing challenges of a global health crisis. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one of the ways in which we can express appreciation for these dedicated public servants, who continue to devote hours of time to our district, students, families, staff and community, and who serve without monetary compensation.

School board members represent the views and priorities of their community in the complex system of maintaining and running a district’s public schools. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Michigan. Our Board of Education establishes the district’s vision, mission and goals while developing policies to achieve them; they encourage continuous improvement in student learning; and advocate at the local, state and national level in support of public education.

As a community, we are fortunate to have an actively involved, deeply committed Board of Education dedicated to leading and supporting our ongoing quest to open A World of Possibilities for and with our students that will prepare them for life and work in a global society. This responsibility requires the time and energy to prepare for, and attend countless meetings and school functions; review agendas, documents, proposals, and reports; and make difficult decisions that are both fiscally responsible and focused on what is best for the students, families, staff and community of Northville Public Schools.

The Northville Board of Education is made up of seven members, each of whom brings varied perspectives and experiences to the table, working together in partnership with educators and administrators to provide Northville students experiences, opportunities and endless possibilities steeped in tradition and excellence. Our community gives us its best to fulfill the duties of the school board requiring countless hours of thoughtful dialogue, engagement, research, attending school and community functions, and much more during each term. Each Board member serves as a voice of the community along with building connections between community organizations and the district. At Northville we are proud of our long history of board members who have created lasting imprints in our community history.

The Board of Education members serving Northville Public Schools and their years of service include:

Mr. Roland Hwang, six years

Ms. Sarah Prescott, five-and-a-half years

Ms. Angela Jaafar, two years

Ms. Suzanne Lynn, two years

Mr. James Mazurek, 2011 -2018, recently elected

Ms. Lisa McIntyre, recently elected

Mr. Lindsey Wilson, recently elected

We also recognize the following individuals who stepped down from the Board of Education at the conclusion of their term on December 31, 2020 for their leadership and service:

Ms. Cynthia L. Jankowski, nine years

Mr. Matthew Wilk, eight-and-a-half years

Ms. Laurie Doner, four years

You are invited to join us as we celebrate the Board of Education and welcome the newest members at the January Board of Education meetings on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 and/or Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Zoom webinar links are posted on our District website at www.northvilleschools.org. You are also welcome to express your gratitude to the Board with a note of thanks sent to the NPS BOE email account at npsboe@northvilleschools.org.

We hope you will join Northville Public Schools in taking an opportunity this month to show your appreciation for these servant leaders, who work together with our staff and families to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.


Credit Union Deposit Day - January 14th!


School Yearbook

This is definitely a year to remember!!

Order the Silver Springs 2020-21 yearbook!!

On sale 1/11-1/22

Cost: $18.00

eBuzz current events insert $4.00

To purchase:


** please note, if you are ordering yearbooks for more than one student, you will need

to add to the cart separately**

Questions: kmgifford327@gmail.com


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


Planning for Kindergarten: Now is the Time to Register for Kindergarten for Fall 2021

Now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage. We can't wait to welcome our newest students!

Elementary School Enrollment Dates

Amerman - February 9, 10, 11

Winchester - February 23, 24, 25

Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4

Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11

Moraine - March 16, 17, 18

Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25


Nuts About Science

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The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening Tool STUDENT (1.8.2021) to reflect the reflect the importance of not sending a child to school with a fever over 100.3 F with or without other symptoms and the CDC recommendation of a 10 day quarantine period for those without symptoms that are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case. It is important to continue to closely monitor your child for symptoms using this updated screener tool prior to sending your child to school. This continued effort by all parents will allow us to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff and support our ability to provide continued in-person learning for all students.

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