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Silver Springs Elementary School - October 15, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

October 15th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 16th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Robotics Club

7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum at Hillside Middle School

October 17th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After School Science

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. K-2 Always Basketball

October 18th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

October 19th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Maybury Farm

6:00 p.m. - Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Next Week's Events:

October 22nd – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 23rd - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Robotics Club

7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting at Silver Springs

October 24th - Fall Bus Evacuation Drills

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

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. K-2 Always Basketball

October 25th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

October 26th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Trunk or Treat

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Haunted Car Wash

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Parking Lot Reminders

Now that the school year is off to a great start, I would like to share a few parking lot reminders.

You may have noticed that there are some new signs in the carpool loop.

  • The large yellow signs are there to remind everyone to pull all the way forward in the loop. This helps to minimize the congestion on Silver Springs Drive.
  • There is NO PARKING along the carpool lane, NO PARKING after the carpool lane along the grass, and NO PARKING in the grass along the carpool lane. This is important for traffic flow within the parking lot and to ensure that busses can fit through.
  • If you would like to park, please use a parking spot.

Please see the map below for more information.

Thank you,

Katie Booth, Principal

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Dad's Club Haunted Car Wash

​Silver Springs Elementary School Dad’s Club is sponsoring their 1st Haunted Car Wash
100% of the proceeds from the car wash will go to the Silver Springs Elementary School Dad’s Club, Thanks to the Jaafar Family!

Friday, October 26th 2018

7-9 P.M.

Northville City Car Wash

470 E. Main Street

Downtown Northville

*Mention Silver Springs Elementary School

Please join us following the

PTA Trunk or Treat Event


PTA Trunk or Treat Sign-Up Genius

Save the Date: Friday, October 26th 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Silver Springs Families come join us for a fun night of trunk or treating, Friday October 26th between 6:30-8pm. If you would like to decorate your trunk and pass out candy, volunteer some time to helping the day of the event, or if you would rather help by donating a bag of individually wrapped candy for the event please check out the Sign-Up Genius below!


Any help is greatly appreciated! As always thank you Silver Springs families for your support! We really want to make this a most SPOOKtacular event!


Art Room Newsletter

Check out the latest updates from Mrs. Rohrhoff's art room by clicking the link below.

Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Update


Family Bowling at Novi Bowl - Friday, October 19th

Join us for our FIRST Family Bowling Night of the school year! The cost is $12 per person

and includes 2 games, shoe rental, a pitcher of soda and 2 slices of pizza (cheese or

pepperoni). Check in begins at 5:30pm with bowling starting promptly at 6:00pm.

Forms are due by October 17th and space is limited!

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



For 50 years, the PTA Reflections contest has given student’s the opportunity to express themselves through the arts. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around ME.” Do you have an interest in visual arts, photography, writing, dancing, music or film making? Then this is your time to shine! Please join us this year as we celebrate this golden anniversary.

More information will be sent home in your child’s Monday envelopes! Entry forms and official rules will be available in the Main Office. Entry forms are DUE November 9th!


It's Time to Turn in Your Box Tops

It’s that time of year again to help Silver Springs earn money for our school!

Our fall Box Top Collection Contest is October 15 – 19! Here’s how to participate:

1. Check all your home products for Box Tops for Education labels. Ask friends, family and neighbors, too!

2. Please trim edges and check the expiration date.

3. Place Box Tops in a Ziploc bag/envelope, or attach to a collection sheet.

4. Put the student and teacher’s name on the bag/envelope or sheet.

5. Turn in to your student’s teacher or in the bin located in the school lobby.

Each participating student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win

a Five Below gift card!

The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will have a special day…

an electronics hour or board game time, agreed to by the class and teacher!

Last year Silver Springs earned over $750 by submitting Box Tops! Let’s keep up the

good work!

It’s that simple! Clip, bag, name and turn in by Friday, October 19th!

For a full list of participating products, please visit BTFE.COM/PRODUCTS

For more information, please contact Jennifer Harrison / jenmichaud@yahoo.com



A program of Math Enrichment for Second and Third Grade Students

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi

as part of its commitment to supporting local community education

IMAGINE being rich on one Sunday and poor the next—all because you couldn’t count very well!

IMAGINE learning more about tangrams! Possibly two books in one session!

IMAGINE being a very greedy triangle that turns into an octagon because you want to add more angles!

IMAGINE math as a fun activity for parents and children!

Want to imagine more? Sign up your child and yourself for “Let’s Read Math,” a FREE three-session program that combines familiar children’s literature with fun math activities.


  • LET’S READ MATH” was developed by a leading expert, Dr. Claire Passatino, Ed. with the goal of building positive attitudes towards math.
  • Dr. Passatino has trained local members of the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi (AAUW-NN).
  • Workshops have been held for six years for Northville students in the Spring and Novi students in the Fall. Children and parents alike enjoyed them. This is our sixth year with Northville Library.
  • The workshops are designed to be fun! And you and your child will be inspired to follow up with more fun math activities at home. It’s not required, but plan to attend all three sessions!
  • Want to know more? Check out www.letsreadmath.com.

There will be THREE 90-minute workshops from 1-2:30 PM for children and their parents/guardians on November 17 and 24, and December 1 at the Northville District Library featuring the listed books:

November 17 - “Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” by Judith Viorst

November 24 - “Grandfather Tang” and a surprise book!

December 1 - “The Greedy Triangle” by Marilyn Burns (or a new selection)

Interested? Fill out and return the attached Registration and Parental Consent Form to your child’s school office by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO

25 STUDENTS! Questions? Contact AAUW-NN leader Jane Hecker: jhecker101@gmail.com


Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan is hosting an event to introduce elementary schoolers (grades 1-5, coed) to engineering through interactive engineering activities with current SWE members. It will take place on Saturday, October 27th and it has a Halloween theme! Please see the attached flyer for more information.



Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. The You can get tickets this Friday at the Varsity Mustangs football game vs. Novi at Tom Holzer Ford Field. Look for the Harlem Wizards table set up near the Concession stand.

***The first 50 tickets sold will be entered into the Souvenir Raffle at the Harlem Wizards game!

You may also purchase tickets online at: https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

They are $10 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating and $30 CourtSide Plus.

(The Reserved and CourtSide Plus tickets can only be purchased online).

This will be a great event for the whole family. We expect a sell-out, so buy your tickets early!

The Northville Mustang Boosters Club


Harlem Wizards Essay Contest Has Been Extended to October 19th

Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. The Northville Mustangs Boosters Club presents the Harlem Wizards vs. the Mustang Madness on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Northville High School Gym. This will be a fun night for all ages! Tickets will go on sale October 10th. More information to come soon!

NORTHVILLE STUDENTS: We need your help to pick our MUSTANG MADNESS Home Team.

1) Choose one adult who you would like to see play in the . Harlem Wizards vs. Mustang Madness basketball game. (Suggestions – teachers, principals, coaches, etc.)

2) Write a short essay (limit 100 words) on why that person would make a great teammate.

3) You can write on the back of this page or use your own paper.

4) Place your essay in the Wizards basket in the school office by Friday, Oct. 12th.

All essays will be entered into a drawing to win free tickets to the game! Thank you for your help!

***See attached flyer for more details***


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Now

This is a special opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. This birthday celebration lets you bring in lunch and eat with your child at your own decorated table. Please fill out the Birthday Lunch Celebration form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date. All reservations need to be made in advance.

Don’t miss this chance to CELEBRATE your child’s special day!


The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...

The Silver Springs Eagle has landed on its first trip around the world.

New this year, to celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs will have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. The first stop is Germany to celebrate German American History Month.

Check out the video below by our first Multi-Cultural Leader, Anton. He shares a little about his home country Germany.

*If you are interested in becoming a Multi-Cultural Leader, check out the application station!*


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

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