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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 3, 2019

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 3rd for the first day of school!


This Week’s Events:

September 3rd - First Day of School. Full Day 8:41 AM - 3:45 PM
9:00 a.m. - PTA Welcome Back Coffee in the Rondelle

September 5th - 2:30 p.m. - Leadership Assembly


Next Week's Events:

September 13th – Heritage Festival


Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:

https://twitter.com/sspringselem


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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Welcome to our New Staff Members!

Please join us in welcoming:

Mr. Betley and Ms. Murray - Art

Mrs. Lipshaw - Special Education Resource Room

Mr. Gerlach - 5th Grade

Mrs. Landon - Kindergarten

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First Day of School

Tuesday, September 3rd will be a full day (8:41 AM – 3:45 PM). We ask that Kindergartners bring their lunch this week until Friday, September 6th and we help our newest learner to adjust to the cafeteria experience.


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. For the safety of our students, once teachers arrive to take students to the classroom, we ask that you give your hugs and high fives and allow the teacher to escort the students to the classrooms.


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

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Check out this Welcome Back video from Mrs. Booth

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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.

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PTA Welcome Back Coffee -First General PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 3rd

Welcome back Silver Springs Families…


Please join us for our first PTA general meeting on the 1st day of school…September 3rd at 9 AM in the Rondelle (behind the media center). We look forward to greeting familiar faces and meeting many new faces.


Look for TWO important forms in your child’s Monday (9/9) envelope.

1. Invest In Your Child

  • This is our MAIN fundraising campaign for the year. We encourage all families to give what they can to help ensure the PTA can provide all the things we do to benefit all our students, teachers, and school.

2. PTA Membership

  • We would like all our families and teachers to join the Silver Springs PTA to show support. Membership gives you voting rights at our meetings and other benefits. The fee for PTA membership mainly covers the dues we pay to the state.
  • No obligations when you join the PTA.


Few helpful tips from the PTA-

  • Please make checks payable to Silver Springs PTA

  • Each activity needs a separate check for accounting purposes

  • Staple, paper clip, or put PTA forms in an envelope or baggie

  • Carefully read deadlines and return forms early


We hope to have a sportingly good year with the help of our wonderful families at Silver Springs.

Let’s GO for the GOLD…Team Silver Springs PTA

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Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2019/2020 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelop). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the cover of the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!

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Silver Springs Spirit Wear

Hey Silver Springs Families…

It’s time to order your Silver Springs Spirit Wear for the upcoming school year.


Wear your Spirit Wear on Mondays to see whose class is the Most Spirited in each grade level.


The PTA purchased trophies for the Most Spirited classes to display each month.

Show your Silver Springs school spirit!

See the link below to make your order.

https://www.agpestores.com/bigfrogofnovi/groups.php

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After School Science

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


CLASSES:

➢ Crazy Chemistry

➢ Slippery Slimy Science

➢ Bubble Fizz POP!

➢ Halloween Science

➢ Polymers Please

➢ Colorful Chemistry

➢ Test Tube Adventures

Please see the flyer below for more information!

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The Power of Drawing - Young Rembrandts

Train your brain to see with "The Power of Drawing!"

Learning to see and create images is recognized as essential to a child’s development of critical, cognitive brain-training skills. By deconstructing and reconstructing images using a variety of engaging and relevant subjects, students experience increased levels of mastery and confidence while having tons of fun! No lesson is ever repeated.



Fall is in full swing at Young Rembrandts, as we present drawing lessons that encompass a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Students will strengthen their visual skills as they render a detailed gumball machine. Then, building upon the layers of a sandwich, they will make a mouth watering composition! We become a part of the ancient Egyptian culture, creating a pharaoh’s decorative headdress. Then a fun but unique still life of a video game will be rendered, showing off its accessories. A powerful illustration celebrating the fall season will introduce our artists to the valuable relationship of colors. Every child can learn exciting and empowering new visual skills that benefit them for life!


Please see flyer below for more information!

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Welcome Back to School from Cub Scout Pack 712

We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to start the new school year. To start our year off right, we're inviting all Kindergartners and 1st Graders to join us for a Backyard Bonfire with hotdogs and S'mores on Saturday Sept. 7th at 6pm. The location will be at the home of parent Mike Cutaiar: 19800 Maxwell St.


Our Pack of Cub Scouts is beginning our 33 year at Silver Springs and is looking for more Scouts to share in our adventures. We'd like to invite all K-5 students and their parents to join us at our Open House at 7pm on Sept. 12 in the MPR. Students will build and launch rockets while we share a little about Cub Scouts, our action-packed plans for the year, and answer any questions the parents have. Hope to see you all there!


Please see the flyers below for more information!

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Huge SHOUT OUT to Cub Scout Pack 712 for all their hard work getting the grounds ready for our return to school!

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Silver Springs 2nd Grade Brownie Troop 40406

Welcome! We are Silver Springs Elementary 2nd Grade Brownie Troop 40406 and we are hoping you are interested in joining our troop!


Please see the flyer below for more information!

Robotics for 4th and 5th Graders

Dear Silver Springs Parents,

Please sign up for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL)for 4th and 5th Graders.


FLL is based on LEGO Mindstorm EV3. The coding for LEGO Mindstorm requires critical thinking to solve real world challenges. While it is icon based like the WeDo (from the Jr teams from last year), it is more powerful. (Don't worry, the kids already know how this works!).


Please let us know if you are interested, so we can order the necessary equipment.

The FLL Team has a competition element, and the competitions start in Mid November. Preparation for the competition will dictate how often the FLL Teams will meet. We are planning to start on September-10 and meet every Tuesday 6-8pm. The FLL Team will attend the Expo in December, as well.


The Theme this year for FLL is:

City Shaper

City Shaper Kickoff Video


The cost is $80 fee per student to participate this year.


Each Team needs 2 coaches!!!!!!


To be a coach, you need to commit to our Tuesday schedule and you need to help your team with coding and mentoring the kids. Mindstorms is not text-based program language, so don't worry.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

(Joe Nyilas silversprings.robotics@gmail.com)

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Robotics for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Students

Dear Silver Springs Parents,

We are also offering this school year the Robotics FLL Jr. program for K-3rd grades.

The Theme this year for FLLJr is BOOMTOWN BUILDSM, https://info.firstinspires.org/boomtown-build


This program is based on LEGO WeDo 2.0 and is designed for kids from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. The kids will build a "Challenge" each week. There are different skills for different grade levels and the teams will be organized, as much as possible, by grade level.

We will meet Tuesdays from 6-7pm at Silver Springs tentatively from September-16 to the first week of December. (There will be no meeting on Nov-05.) At the end of the season, the students will join an EXPO to show off their work. The EXPOs are here in the area in Northville, Novi, Livonia, etc.


Last year we had 7 teams, each with 5-6 kids. The feedback from the coaches was to get the team size down to 4-5 kids per team and to join an EXPO at the beginning of December and not too close to the holidays.


The cost will be $65 for returning students (because they can reuse the WeDo) and $80 for new students.


Because of the smaller team sizes, we also need more coaches!!!!!! So please consider volunteering as a coach. It's fun to build and explore with your child and teammates with the Lego Challenge set. If you can follow a LEGO instruction and you can load an app on Chromebook or tablet, you can coach.!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun with your child and try something new.

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