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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 6, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Wow! We can't believe that it is November already! We've had great first marking period here at Silver Springs!

This Week’s Events:

November 6th - School Spirit Wear Day!

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Rollerskating Night at Skatin' Station in Canton

November 7th - NO SCHOOL for Students - Don't forget to get out and VOTE

November 8th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

November 9th - 8:00 a.m. - ALL D.A.R.E classes will meet today

Next Week's Events:

November 13th - School Spirit Wear Day!

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

November 14th - Picture Retake Day

2:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting in the Rondelle

November 15th - Mobile Dentist

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 16th - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

1:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 17th - 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

1:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Conferences

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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

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming! Conferences are scheduled for:

• Wednesday - November 15 - 4:00-7:00 PM

• Thursday - November 16 - 1:00 - 7:00 PM

• Friday - November 17 - 1:00 - 3:45 PM

Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17 are half days for students.

NEW THIS YEAR: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM on half days. No lunch will be served.

On Monday, October 30th, teachers will be sending an email with the Sign-Up Genius Link. The link will include all teachers at Silver Springs. Simply click on the grade level for the teacher you would like to meet and then scroll down to his/her name to select the time you would like. Tabs are organized by grade level. Please read the dates carefully. The sign up closes on Sunday, November 12, 2016 at 11:45 PM. Any changes to appointments after that time need to be made through the Silver Springs office by calling 248-465-2300.

We can't wait to see you at conferences!

PTA Invest In Your Child

We Still Need Families to Invest In Your Child

Box Office Goal: $16,000

Donations To Date: $ 5,380

If you haven’t donated to the Invest In Your Child fundraising campaign, please make a donation. This is our main source of raising funds for the PTA. This campaign is not the same as joining the PTA. You do not need to be a PTA member to donate to IIYC. Your child and Silver Springs benefit from money raised by the PTA. The learning resources like IXL, BrainPop, and Time For Kids, which the PTA funds cost over $7,000. Our JES program which covers assemblies, Science Alive, and March Is Reading Month is about $9,000. In order to put on all our PTA sponsored events and activities, we need your help and support. Thank you to the families that have contributed so far. It is greatly appreciated. You are all STARS that help make Silver Springs a great place to learn and come together as a community.

We did not reach our goal last week, but if we can reach $7,000 by Thursday…it will be HAT Day to celebrate!

Give what you can, it all makes a difference!


Silver Springs Families~

Last week, we asked all students to submit t-shirt designs for a school-wide contest! These t-shirts can be worn at all school-wide assemblies, class field trips, Leadership Day (Dec.8th) and on NEST days (neighbors–varying aged students, enthusiastically synergizing together).

To express our school unity, we are hoping that every student and staff member order one t-shirt to be worn on the days listed above. These t-shirts will be used for the next two years, so please order accordingly.

ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF ONLY $5 ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 7TH. T-shirt sizing chart is printed on the reverse side for your convenience. If you have any questions or if ordering this t-shirt presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact Tanya Murphy (murphyta@northvilleschools.org) in the front office for assistance.

Box Tops collection drive was a success!!!

Our BoxTops collection drive was a great success! We collected 4630 tops which equals $463 cash for our school! Thank you to all who sent in tops - we had 85 students participate. The class with the most tops was Mr. Roe's with 663 - enjoy your Frosty's! And the winner of our drawing for a Menchie's gift card was Haonyn in Mrs. Jaskiewicz's class - congrats!

Our next collection drive will take place in February - so start saving your tops now!!

Silver Springs Family Skating Party November 6th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

*Wear your sticker for a free drink.

Enjoy an evening with your family or get a group of friends for some ROLLER SKATING fun at the Skatin Station in Canton. Admission is $8.00 ($2 skate rental). Have some FUN, get some EXERCISE, and help raise some money for the PTA.

Fall Book Fair is Coming!!!

The Fall Book Fair will occur during conference week, Monday 11/13 thru Friday 11/17. Please stop by to support the school and to take home a good book. 25% of the proceeds goes directly to the school. See the attached flyer for details.

Next PTA General Meeting is Tuesday, November 14th At 2:30 PM in the Media Center

Please join us for our next general meeting. We need PTA members to vote on the audit and other budget items. We will officially add Mark Brown onto our Executive Board as Vice President. Mrs. Booth will be sharing some data and other information pertaining to Silver Springs. We will also have the director of Young Rembrandts’ discuss their new art program that we would like to offer our students. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Time to Order Your Yearbook!

Parents, you know you enjoy looking back at your old year books remembering fashion trends, friends who moved and favorite teachers.

Help your child remember these years.

Check your Monday envelopes for order forms. (Also available in the main office or see attachment!)


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.

STEM Club for Grades 1 to 3 at Silver Springs Elementary

STEM Club - At Bricks 4 Kidz® 'STEM Club', we believe it's important to tap into a child's potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our STEM Club provides a weekly session of building motorized LEGO models with our Project kits. We reinforce S.T.E.M. principles while enhancing self-esteem, fine-motor skills, organization, team work and following directions. Club members work with a partner to complete each motorized model. STEM club meets once a week on Monday after school.

Grades: 1 to 3.

Time: 4:00 P.M. to 4:50 P.M. Mondays

When: STEM Club Members meet for Five Weeks (Dates: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4,12/11)

Cost: $60.00 (Includes all material fees) due on the first day of the Club payable by check to 'Bricks 4 Kidz - Canton' or by cash. Please give the fee to the instructor on the first day of the class.

Enrollment: Please visit https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=87 And look for your class location - Silver Springs Elementary.

Registration Ends: 11/9/17.

Ifyou have any questions about our program, then please contact us at 734-386-0115 or email us at barora@bricks4kidz.com


Birthday Lunch Celebration

Don’t forget to sign up to spend lunch with your child to celebrate their special day. It is a fun way to have lunch with your child at school . Fill out the form and send your donation in to the office to set your reservation.

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