Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -September 12, 2022

Mark Your Calendars

This Week:

September 16th - Heritage Festival


Next Week:

September 20th - Curriculum Slideshow shared Schoology


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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A Message From Mrs. Booth...

What an amazing start to the school year! Our Silver Springs Eagles spent the week meeting each other, learning about each other, learning and practicing our schoolwide expectations, writing class mission statements...and SO MUCH MORE! One thing, I know for sure is that there were lots and lots of smiles and so much joy that filled our hallways! All are welcome at Silver Springs!


I keep saying it over and over...this has been one of the best starts we've ever had! Check out the pictures below from our student-led leadership assembly!


I can't wait to see where this year takes us! It's going to be fantastic!

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A Message from the PTA...

1. Invest In Your Child!

Invest In Your Child is the big annual fundraiser that supports all the awesome PTA programs, events, and activities benefiting our school and community! We know that you already juggle so many fundraisers for your child’s sports teams and scouts, and probably can’t bear the thought of hitting up friends and family for another one. Instead of doing door-to-door sales, pledge-a-thons, or other time-consuming drudgery, Silver Springs PTA simply asks families to make a one-time donation at the beginning of the year. With these generous donations from parents and families, the PTA is able to provide programs, events, activities, staff support, and school improvements throughout the entire year. No one is required to donate, of course, and any amount is valued. The more people who donate, the more we can do for your students and our school! To learn more about how these funds benefit our school, visit our “Invest In Your Child” page. A paper copy of the flyer was sent home on first day of school – so look for that in your child’s backpack. You can donate online via MemberHub or by sending in the form to school, along with check or cash. Thank you!


2. Prizes!!!

When your family donates to Invest In Your Child (any contribution amount!) by Friday, September 16, your student(s) will be entered into a raffle to win our BE THE PRINCIPAL prize! The student will get to come to Mrs. Booth’s office, make announcements over the loudspeaker, visit classrooms, and dismiss kids for the end of the day! There will be three students selected in the raffle, so there are lots of chances to win!
AND, the grade with the most families who donated to Invest In Your Child (any contribution amount!) by Friday, September 16 will win an extra recess on the following Monday!


3. Birthday Lunches
The Birthday Lunch program is a fun way to celebrate your child’s special day and the funds raised from this program directly benefit PTA programs. Win-win! To sign up and select your date, parents may submit a request form and a donation (any amount) to the PTA. On your child’s day, you can come and join them for lunch! Some parents choose to bring a special lunch or a treat. You get to sit at the Birthday Lunch table near the MPR, which will be decorated with a tablecloth, birthday napkins, and party hats. For more info, visit the Parents & Families page of our website. Also, a paper copy of the flyer came home in your child’s backpack on the first day of school. *Please book soon, as dates will fill up! Also, please book at least two weeks in advance to ensure our volunteers are available.


4. Next PTA Meeting: Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm in the Media Center

The next meeting will feature our principal, Mrs. Booth, and community police officer, Andrew Domzalski, speaking about school safety, emergency preparedness and response, and the ALICE response protocol. The PTA business will include voting to approve our annual budget, and committee and volunteer needs. Anyone may attend, but only PTA members may vote.


5. PTA Meeting Calendar for 2022-2023
2022-2023 PTA Meeting Schedule is up on the web. There are eight meetings planned for this year: two will be morning meetings (9am), and six will be evening meetings (6:30pm), to accommodate a variety of schedules. We have a guest speaker or additional valuable content planned for almost every meeting!


6. Board of Education Candidate Forum on October 4 at 6:30pm

An election for three open seats on the Northville Public Schools Board of Education is coming up: November 8, 2022. The Northville Council of PTAs will host a Board of Education Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm to introduce candidates to the voters and school community. Location is TBD. The Forum will last no longer than 90 minutes and will be recorded. The PTA is non-partisan and will not endorse specific candidates, however, we do encourage you to participate and vote in this very important election.


7. Save the Date: Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Silver Springs parking lot
More details coming soon!


8. Snapshots for the yearbook
The Silver Springs Elementary PTA creates a yearbook each year for students to purchase (advance sales will begin in January, yearbooks are distributed in June). Throughout the year, parents and staff are encouraged to submit photos of all things Silver Springs! Now submitting your snapshots is easier than ever! Upload your photos via Yearbook Snap and enter the access code: eagles. Remember to fill out the names and grades of the students pictured in the notes section before you click submit.


9. Hey, what is the PTA anyway?
Our new website has all the info you need, from what we do, what events are coming up, how to get involved, and how to donate:

www.silverspringspta.com

10. Join the PTA!

All are welcome, whether you want to be involved hardly at all or a whole lot! Visit our Membership Page for all the details or look for the flyer that came home with your child on the first day of school.


11. Let’s be friends IRL and online!
You don’t have to be a member of the PTA to benefit from our social media pages. We will post lots of reminders and updates about events and programs for all!
Facebook @SilverSpringsElementaryPTA

Twitter @SS_PTA

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Share Your Photos for the Yearbook

Attention Silver Springs Parents: SHARE YOUR PHOTOS OF YOUR STUDENTS From their First Day of School For the 2023 Yearbook

You take great photos every day. Send us your best photos of school activities or events for consideration in the yearbook!


To submit your photos to the yearbook staff:

Go to Yearbook Snap located at the top of the web page and enter our access code: eagles

CLICK HERE


Remember to fill out your students name and grade in the notes section


Thank You the Yearbook Staff

Silver Springs Elementary

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Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2022/2023 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (a paper copy was also sent home in your student’s Monday envelop on 9/6/22). Your donation will be used to purchase new books for our 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 will be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!

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Infectious Disease Response to COVID

2022-2023


Students and staff that contract COVID should follow the Health Department recommendations and isolate for five days from the date where symptoms were present or from the date of their positive rapid or pcr test. Isolation includes waiting to return to school until the isolation period has ended. It is also recommended that students or staff should wear a mask for 5 days past their isolation period.


Parents should notify their child’s school of the absence reason so that teachers are aware of the student's absence period and our nurses can follow the health department’s infectious disease requirements. NPS School Nurses are available should you have any questions.


Infectious Disease Response to COVID, 2022-2023

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After School Science - Nuts About Science

Registration is open now through September 19.


In this after school science program, students explore the many fields of science. We explore wacky and weird weather phenomena, learn about germs, buoyancy, a few magic tricks, become CSI detectives and much more!


Who: Students in Grades 1st-5th
When: 3:45-5:00 pm on Mondays - 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 (make-up date is 11/14 if a class is cancelled)
Where: Silver Springs Elementary Art Room
Tuition: $187 per student; We utilize parents as helpers to keep tuition price as low. Parents who register to attend with their child receive a discounted rate of $152, parent helpers must attend all 7 weeks. All materials are included.
This event is sponsored by...Silver Springs PTA, $7 per student goes to the PTA as a fundraiser.

More details: Nuts About Science fall 2022 flyer
Registration: Registration deadline is September 19. https://nutsaboutscience.com/


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Join the Robotics Club! Robotics is ready for sign up

The Theme this year is POWERPLAY. Please check out https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/game-and-season


The season will run for Grade K-3rd will start End of September and we are planning to join the EXPO on Saturday, Dec-10

(This is non-competitive, but a lot of fun)

The teams will meet on Tuesdays from 6-7pm in Silver Springs


Sign up link for K-3rd Grade: https://forms.gle/r3hGZkknA8crhxRbA


For Grade 4-5 the season will run from Mid September to Mid November. The competition will be held around Saturday, Nov-13 or Nov-20.

The teams will meet Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6-7:30pm


Sign up link for 4/5th Grade: https://forms.gle/ug8tsWYDRU1Ve4FS8


Any Questions? silversprings.robotics@gmail.com

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Cub Scout Family Picnic

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 11:30am to 2pm

Location: Northville Recreation Area (off of Hines, South of 7 Mile)


What: Come join us for an afternoon of fun, food, great activities, demonstrations and rocket launching!


Who: All are welcome, whether you're ready to sign up or just curious what Cub Scouts is all about. Pack 712 is a family pack and we welcome girls and boys kindergarten through 5th grade to join in our adventures!

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Northville Academic Games

Northville Academic Games fall registration is open to our students 3rd grade and up. Tournament and practice schedules are posted on our website. First practice starts week of September 18. We have limited space available in our 3rd-6th grader teams. For more information and registration, please visit https://northvilleacademicgames.weebly.com/2022-2023-registration.html.

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Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic

All K-8 students are invited to attend Northville Cheer's annual Pink-Out Youth Clinic on October 11th & 12th from 5:30-7:30.

Attendees will be given a t-shirt and opportunity to cheer on the sidelines with the 2022-2023 Northville High School Cheerleaders!

The cost of the clinic is $50 / attendee. This must be paid upfront. Proceeds will go to the Northville Cheerleading program and the KC Foundation, a local foundation that helps support breast cancer patients and their families.

Please register here: https://forms.gle/11rRKSzc7ga5TLm67

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Northville High School Color Run - Color My World

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School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 9 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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