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Silver Springs Elementary School -October 26, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

October 28th - Picture Day!

October 30th - Halloween Celebrations in Classrooms

November 3rd - NO SCHOOL for students

November 12th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting (virtual)


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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Covid-19 Daily Screening - Updated Screening Tool

Parents are required to check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Checker/Screening Tool and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms or conditions listed. If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you must keep your child home from school. It is essential that this process be done daily with integrity and fidelity. Temperature checks at school may be instituted periodically as appropriate.
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Halloween Celebrations and Costumes

We are excited for the Halloween celebrations this Friday! Halloween will look a bit different this year. While we cannot have a parade and parents cannot come in for parties, students are welcome to wear costumes. Students can wear costumes, but whatever they wear they need to come to school dressed in their costumes OR they can put their costume on over their clothes in the classroom. Students are not allowed to get dressed in the bathroom. Please keep in mind if you send your child to school in their costume they will be eating in it, go to recess in it and participating in physical education in it.


As always please, nothing scare or gory and regular PPE masks are expected. You might want to think about a modified or simplified costume. A few ideas might be:

  • Superman's cape, no mask or helmet
  • A skeleton shirt and pants, no mask
  • A pirate's eye patch and shirt - no sword or parrot
  • A football player's jersey (no pads, no helmet)
  • A baby's pajamas
  • A princess's sash and tiara - no ball gown, no make up ... highly impractical for the playground or gym class (consider "Cinderella does yoga class" and bejeweled sweatshirt and tiara instead of a ballgown.)
  • Karate kid - Karategi outfit
  • Ninja - ninja outfit without the mask
  • Cowboy - jeans, western shirt, chaps - no whip or rope
  • Zombie - old, torn clothes, no make up


Teachers will play games and do fun activities. Since we cannot have outside food brought in Food Services will be providing a special Halloween treat. It will be a pre-packaged (nut-free) cookie. Students with dairy and/or gluten allergies will be given a Fruit Roll-Up.


Virtual families, your teachers will be planning fun activities too! We will have cookies (or a Fruit Roll-Up) for your students as well. Students and families are welcome come to Silver Springs and get your cookie too! A box will be outside of the front doors on October 30th from 8:00am - 4:30pm.


Teachers will be communicating on the specifics of their Halloween celebrations.

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Picture Day is Coming - October 28th

Order forms will be coming home soon for Lifetouch Picture Day on Wednesday, October 28th for all in-person and virtual students. Silver Springs students in Virtual classrooms will have the opportunity to sign up for a time to come to Silver Springs to have their picture taken if they choose to. A sign-up genius was emailed to all virtual families.


We are encouraging our families to order online ahead of time. Go to mylifetouch.com and use code EVTXBGZ2W.

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Yearbook Cover Contest - Winner!!

Thank you to all our Silver Springs Artists that submitted entries for the Yearbook Cover Contest! You are all so very talented!


This year's winner is Sujana in Mr. Gerlach's class! Congratulations, Sujana..you entry is inspiring!

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Birthday Book Club

Hello from the Silver Springs Library. Are you interested in supporting our library by purchasing a birthday book for your student?


By donating $18, new books will be purchased for our library. During the student’s birthday month, an email will be sent to you (K thru 2) or your student (3 thru 5), containing a list of books to choose from. A sticker thanking you for your donation and recognizing your student's birthday will be placed in the book, the book will be checked out to your student and delivered to their classroom teacher.


For virtual students, the book will be delivered to your student’s teacher to be picked up the next time they distribute materials.


To sign up for the Birthday Book Club, please click on the following link: https://northvilleschools.revtrak.net/elementary-schools/#/v/2020-2021-silver-springs-birthday-book-club


Please note a 3.5% service fee will be applied.

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Leader in Me - Habit 3: Put First Things First

This week’s Habit: Habit #3 Put First Things First- "Work First, Then Play"


What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.


Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

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NPS Health Advisory Board Wellness Newsletter


The NPS Health Advisory Board Wellness Newsletter is now available to view: https://www.smore.com/jphxq-northville-public-schools?ref=email.


This newsletter focuses on nutrition, physical activity, mental-emotional health and opportunities within our community. It's designed to be student-friendly, and promote ideas and choices that can be supported by all members of your family.


In this issue: Tips For Keeping Your Immune System Strong This Winter, Jedi Mind(Fulness) Tips To Help Everyone Calm Down, Get Your Kids Moving With These Fun Brain Breaks, Northville Youth Network Overbooked Book Club.

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