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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 12, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

November 12th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's


Picture Retake Day

9:15 A.M. - PTA Meeting in the Rondelle

November 14th - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences

November 15th - 1/2 Day of School - Students dismissed at 12:15

1:15 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent Teacher Conferences

6:00 p.m. - Title 1 Parent Meeting in the Reading Room

November 16th - 1/2 Day of School - Students dismissed at 12:15

1:15 - 3:45 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Next Week's Events:

November 19th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

November 21st - 1/2 day of school - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

November 22nd - 23rd - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING RECESS

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Viewing Report Cards on MiStar

Report cards will be available on the secure ParentPortal beginning Monday, November 12, 2018. Below are directions for accessing and printing your student’s report card. If you are having trouble logging into the system; did not receive login information; or have other questions about ParentPortal, please email parentportal@northvilleschools.org. A member of our technology team will respond within 24 hours. Please avoid contacting your child’s school staff, as they do not have access to the information needed to resolve ParentPortal issues.

Directions for Viewing and Printing Student Report Cards

• Click on the “ParentPortal” link under the “Families & Community” button on the Northville Public Schools website at www.NorthvilleSchools.org. This will take you to the ParentPortal login page.

• Enter your username and password.

• After logging into the ParentPortal, scroll down to the “MARKS” section.

• Click on the “Link” at the top of that section titled “Student Progress Report or Student Report Card.”

• View and/or print your child’s report card from this screen.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

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

• Wednesday - November 14 - 4:00-7:00 PM

• Thursday - November 15 - 1:15 - 7:00 PM

• Friday - November 16 - 1:15 - 3:45 PM

Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 are half days for students.

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

On Monday, October 29th, 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 11, 2018 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!


Mark Your Calendar – 11/13/18 SS PTA General Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:00 AM in the Rondelle.

Mrs. Booth will give a brief presentation on Title 1 at the end of our meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Stay informed about what’s happening at Silver Springs. You also might find an interest to get involved with or meet someone new!


Skatin Station Family Skating Update

Thank you to all the Silver Springs families who come to the Skatin Station last Monday for a night of roller skating fun. With friends and family. We had 80 skaters and helped raise $160 for Silver Springs PTA!

Mark your calendar for the next Family Skating Night – January 17th


Annual Title I Parent Meeting

The Annual Title I Parent Meeting will be offered at the following times:

Tuesday, November 13th 9:00 a.m. - after the PTA Meeting

Thursday, November 15th 6:00 p.m. in the Reading Room.

Parents of students participating in the Title I Program are invited to attend.


Book Fair Raffle

Please support the Silver Springs library by participating in the Book Fair Raffle. There are 8 sets of books to choose from. Fill out the raffle ticket sent home in your Monday envelop and return with a baggie of change. Winners will be announced on November 21st.

Please also plan to stop by the Book Fair in the library during conference week.


Duel in the D 2019

Michigan State vs. Michigan

Silver Springs Family Night at Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 PM

Flyers went home in your child’s Monday envelope last week. All orders are due to the office by November 30th. No late orders can be accepted. Make checks payable to the Silver Springs PTA. The SS PTA earns $5 for every ticket sold.

Let’s come together for a fun family evening and root for our favorite team!



When you are in the building during parent/teacher conferences, please be sure to stop by the LOST & FOUND tables located in the front lobby. There are lots of jackets, sweatshirts, hats, lunch boxes and more looking to come home with you! All items will be donated after conferences.


The Yearbook Committee Needs Your Help!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? Please send in fun photos of your child and their friends and we will do our best to included them in the yearbook! We need back-to-school photos, Heritage Festival, Halloween, class parties etc. Please send photos to micklashmelissa@gmail.com. Please include the child's name, grade and teacher in the email.

The Yearbook team is also in need of parent volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. If you enjoy taking photos and doing online design - we need your help! Please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com if you are interested and would like to learn more!

Many thanks!

Kristin Gifford & Melissa Micklash


Nuts About Science After-School Science

THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE!! In this session students explore the wonders of the world of Science! We discuss forces, make rockets, play with tornadoes in a bottle, and create our very own science pets!! Students also learn a few magic tricks and become CSI detectives!!!

Please see the attached flyer for more information!


Leadership Day is just around the Corner....We need your help!

Silver Springs will be hosting our annual Leadership Day on Friday, December 7. We will be providing our guests with a light breakfast and a sweet snack during their visit, and are asking for donations. Please consider volunteering your time and/or signing up for one or more of the following items.

Thank you for helping us "Dive into Leadership" by donating!

Please click here to access the sign-up genius.


The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action Team Needs Your Help!

This year our community service action and NEST teams are partnering up to help the homeless. The entire school will be working together to decorate and fill bags with non-perishable snacks on Wednesday, November 21st. We have received some support from Meijer, but we are in need of additional individually wrapped snacks for students to put into bags. In order to make this event a success, we will need to have all donations by the morning of November 16, 2018. Please use the Signup Genius to volunteer to donate items.



Silver Springs Girls on the Run Food Drive

Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, confident, and foster personal and community connections.

The Silver Springs Girls on the Run team is collecting non-perishable food items from Monday, November 5th-Friday November 9th.

A donation box will be in front of the main office.


Don’t miss out — buy a yearbook!!!

Help your student remember the 2018-19 school year.

Look for yearbook order forms in Monday envelopes on 11/5.

Orders will be taken through November 22nd.


Book Donations Needed

Hello, my name is Jenna Kamsickas, a Northville High School Sophomore. I am hosting a book drive to support schools that may not have the means to purchase books for their classrooms. I will be donating the books collected to two kindergarten classrooms, a third grade classroom, and several other K-5 classrooms in Redford. In your child's school, I have placed a box for donations. It would mean so much if you were able to donate new or gently used books, Thanks! Books will be collected through December 15th.



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 16th!


TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE HARLEM WIZARDS BASKETBALL GAME! -- Ms. Phillips will be playing in the game!

Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. Come watch ms. Phillips show her skills!

Tickets will be sold at Silver Springs during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

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



Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7 Habits at Home Activity for November

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Circle of Control

Due Date: November 30th

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