Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - October 18, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

October 21st - Credit Union Deposit Day

October 22nd - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -Trunk or Treat

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


School-Wide T-Shirt Design Contest!

Silver Springs Students~

Starting the week of October 11th, we will be launching a t-shirt design contest for all interested students to participate in! These t-shirts will be worn as spirit wear, at all school-wide assemblies, class field trips, Leadership Day, and on NEST days (Neighbors, Enthusiastically Synergizing Together).

Design Contest Rules: Designs must be in one color and fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 size sheet of paper. All entries must be received in the office by Friday, October 22nd. No late entries will be accepted.

Students will have the opportunity to order these special t-shirts within the next few weeks. Please keep a lookout for the order form in your child's Monday envelope and on the weekly Eagle Express.


Credit Union Deposit Day - Thursday, October 21st

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Halloween celebrations will take place on Friday, October 29th. Students will enjoy their parties in their classrooms on that day. Unfortunately, parent volunteers and visitors are not allowed at this time.

We will still have our Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29th at 2:30 p.m. The Halloween Parade route will take us outdoors and families are more than welcome to come view the parade outside! More specific details about the parade route will be shared in next week's Eagle Express.

Students can either wear their costume to school or be able to put it on over their clothes to avoid congestion in the bathroom areas.

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!)

Happy Halloween!


Trunk or Treat is back!!

We are still in need of a few more trunks to make the night great!

Join us on October 22nd for Trunk or Treat at Silver Springs!

This Silver Springs PTA sponsored event will be held outdoors in the Staff Parking Lot, Friday October 22nd, From 6:00-7:00 pm. All Silver Springs students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will be given a wristband upon entry. Please use the sign-up below to attend this event and/or donate. If you are planning to Decorate your Trunk set-up starts at 5:30. We hope you have a SPOOKtacular time!

Thank you to all who are able to donate and/or decorate your trunk for this event! Silver Springs PTA appreciates you!

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Water Balloon Fun!

We met our goal of 75 PTA members so far this year, so we got to have some fun throwing water balloons at Mrs. Booth on Friday!

Thank you to the following parent volunteers for helping: Lindsay Holman, Priyanka Borboruah, Carrie Sipple, and Mindy Albertson! You braved the rain at the very beginning! We couldn't have done it without you!

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Silver Springs Cardboard Challenge

Get ready for the Silver Springs Cardboard Challenge! Student Leaders Hadley and Lily proposed an idea about doing a Cardboard Challenge. Hadley did something like this at another school she attended and thought it would be a cool idea to try it at Silver Springs. We also think it would be a great way for students to check out the new Maker Space.

Please see the flyer below for more information! Throughout the month of October, we will be collecting cardboard and donations of packaging tape and duct tape. In the hallway, outside grade level classrooms there will be a large box that will collect all the cardboard and tape donations that students bring in.

Then, the week of November 8th, classrooms will pick a time to go to the Makerspace to create things with the cardboard.

Great cardboard donations include:

Toilet paper rolls

Paper towel rolls

Cereal boxes

Amazon Boxes

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Leader in Me Focus for the Week - Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.

“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.

Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka


Box Tops are Back!

Did you know you can support Silver Springs when you grocery shop?

Both Kroger and Busch’s grocery store allow you to link your shopper card to Silver Springs.

Click below to help Silver Springs! Kroger: Silver Springs PTA (CH721)

https://www.kroger.com/i/community/ community-rewards

Busch’s: Silver Springs PTA https://www.buschs.com/community

Box Tops for Education has an app!

No more clipping, gluing, counting, or mailing!

Follow the directions below and you can help Silver Springs each time you grocery shop. Simply sign up, scan your receipt, and Silver Springs benefits!

About Virtual Box Tops:


To sign up:


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Northville Township Trunk-or-Treat - Friday, October 29th

Looking for another opportunity to wear your Halloween Costume and trick-or-treat for some candy! Check out the trunk-or-treat opportunity sponsored by the Northville Township Police and Fire Departments.

When: Friday, October 29th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Northville Township Police Department

See flyer below for registration information!

Register by emailing: mbrown@twp.northville.mi.us by October 22nd.


NEW - Northville Public Schools Close Contact Quarantine Protocol

NPS has aligned our Close Contact Protocol with the guidance provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shown here in the School Quarantine Guidance graphic and supported by our local Health Department. This guidance provides multiple pathways for students to remain in school. For a more detailed explanation of this graphic, please see this NPS Close Contact Quarantine Protocol Explained document.

If your child is an identified Close Contact to a positive COVID case, we will contact you and further explain your options of, where possible, keeping your child safely in school.

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Northville Public Schools COVID-19 Testing Site

Northville Public Schools (NPS) announces a new partnership with RAPIDBIO to provide the NPS community a reliable and convenient COVID-19 testing site on campus.

As part of the NPS CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROTOCOL and in partnership with RAPIDBIO, all Northville students, staff and families are eligible to make a COVID-19 test appointment at this priority testing site:

NPS COVID-19 Testing Site Location:

Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville MI 48168 (Main Entrance)

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Appointment Link:

Northville Public Schools/RAPIDBIO Appointment Link
(select Northville School District under Location options)

We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to partner with RAPIDBIO to provide our community with a priority test site on our high school campus allowing our students and staff to remain in school and continue to discover a World of Possibilities.

(Additional testing resources can be found at NPS COVID-19 Testing Resources.)

(NPS ON CAMPUS COVID-19 Testing Site)

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COVID Safety and Mitigation Plans

As we come together in learning this year, it is important to remember to perform at-home self-monitoring using the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool. This screener serves as a daily reminder that children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (or ANY illness) need to stay home from school. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in using this screener each school day. In addition to the daily screener students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors.
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The NPS 2021-22 COVID-19 General Mitigation Response Plan outlines the multiple layers of COVID-19 safety measures being implemented across the district to support the health and safety of all students and staff. School principals will share specific building procedures with families. Processes are in place at each school to teach and/or reinforce safety measures with all students. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers additional questions you may have as you and your child are preparing for the start of the 2021-22 school year.


School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.

Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 8:30 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.


Overbooked – Parenting is hard. Your book club shouldn’t be!

Join us as we launch Overbooked 2.0, a quarterly book club co-hosted by a Northville personality. We are excited to announce that Joe Reimann, the new principal at Moraine Elementary, will be our inaugural host for our discussion on the book Why We Sleep, a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn about as well as share their own family sleep strategies that support healthy sleep habits.

November 18th from 7-8pm at the Northville Community Center

No registration necessary

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Come join the Northville Youth Network for a Wellness Wednesday program in October!

There is something for all ages (5-18). Programming supports the wellbeing of our youth and is FREE!

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

October 6th - Littles (ages 5-8)

October 13th - Tweens (ages 9-12)

Exercise your body and mind with a fun and engaging yoga class, while learning about how to be mindful.

The Power of Pressure

October 27th - Teens (ages 13-18)

Learn about the Power of Pressure - what it is, how it affects us, and how we can harness the power of it for social, academic and athletic success.

Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/nynwelless . See the flyer for more details.


Northville Youth Network (NYN)

Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's Mindfulness and Resilience resource templates as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)


Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions

- Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.

- Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.

-Bus Drivers: See flyer below

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