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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 27, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I also hope you had time to sharpen the saw with family and friends.

This Week’s Events:

November 27th - School Spirit Wear Day!

4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids

November 28th - 3:50 - 5:15 p.m. K-2 After-School Art

November 30th - Credit Union Deposit day

3:50 - 5:15 p.m. - Grades 3-5 After-School Art

4:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Silver Springs Night at Noodles & Company

December 1st - 2:00 Red Wings Assembly (Wear Red or your Red Wings Gear)

Next Week's Events:

December 4th - School Spirit Wear Day!

4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Bricks for Kids

December 8th - Leadership Day

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

7 Habits at Home Activity for November

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Circle of Control

Due Date: November 30th

Invest In Your Child

We are grateful for the families who have made donations to the IIYC campaign so far. We had $1,070 contributed this past week alone. We have raised about $ 7,100 this year in total. We are still in need of more families to contribute to meet last year’s $10,000. We hope to even exceed that amount to ensure all PTA activities/events continue. There is still time to support the PTA by returning your IIYC form. You do not need to be a PTA member to make a donation. The PTA supports every student. You can make a difference for all our students and teachers.

Detroit Red Wings School Assembly

Make sure to wear your Detroit Red Wings gear or colors this Friday. The PTA scheduled this assembly, which only visits a school every 5 years. The assembly provides a positive message for students about the importance of education and a healthy lifestyle. Silver Springs will receive a set of Street Hockey equipment at end of the assembly.

Look for an order form to sell tickets for the Duel In The D (U of M vs. MI State) for Silver Springs Family Night at Little Ceasars Arena to come home in your child’s Monday envelope on December 4th. The college hockey game is February 10th at 7 PM. The Silver Springs PTA will receive $5 for each ticket sold. All order forms will be due no later than December 15th. All the details and student benefits are in the flyer.

Contact Leslie Cardenas at silversprings.pta.president@gmail.com for any questions.

Read at Home Plan

We know that developing readers will give our students the skills they need to succeed at all levels. We need your help. Attached please find a WRESA Reading At Home Brochure that details the five essential skills (or pillars) of reading, and specific information about how you can do to help your child develop each of those skills. This brochure is filled with important information that can be used each year as your child grows. We encourage parents to print this brochure and keep it where you can refer to it regularly as you read with each of your children.

Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Join us for our December Family Bowling Night ! The cost is $12 per person and includes 2 games, shoe rental, a pitcher of Sprite and 2 slices of pizza (cheese or pepperoni). Check in begins at 5:30 pm with bowling starting promptly at 6:00 pm.

Forms are due by December 6th and space is limited!

Please see the attached flyer for registration information! We hope to see you there!!

Noodles & Company Fundraiser

Do you love noodles! How about watching a noodle eating contest between teachers? If so, then come on our to Noodles & Co. on Thursday, November 30th!

Dad's Club is hosting a fundraiser from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. 50% of the proceeds come back to the Dad's Club to support Silver Springs!

Join us at 6:30 p.m. to watch Mrs. Booth, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Griswold, and Mrs. Schulman have an eating contest!

Please see the attached flier for more information! Can't wait to see you there!

Raising a Self, Not A Selfie - The Mighty Me Project - November 28th at Ridge Wood Elementary

Presented by Cheryl Jones

Ever-increasing expectations and inescapable social media magnify the internal pressures that children experience every day. The development of self-awareness and emotional problem-solving skills are essential for children to successfully navigate their complex lives. Building these capacities in childhood enhances lifelong identify and the opportunity for optimal academic achievement.

Children count on their parents to help them interpret reality and develop perspectives. This happens best through comfortable and honest discussions about life experiences. The Mighty Me Project provides parents with a series of specific interations that are easily incorporated into daily life. These simple strategies strengthen the parent-child connection, expand self-awareness and create tools for emotional problem-solving.

Parent workshops are scheduled in conjunction with PTA meetings at each elementary school, with an open invitation for parents to attend the session of their choice. Follow Up Sessions (Part 2) will be scheduled in Winter/Spring 2018.

Please see the attached flyer for specific dates and times!

After School Science - Session 2

Register now for Session 2 - Crazy Chemistry!!!

Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-on experiments!? The possibilities are endless with Chemistry; test tubes, polymers, explosions and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each week, and the best part is ...We Make Science FUN!

Please see attached flyer for registration details.

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”

What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.

Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy