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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 2, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

March 2nd -School Spirit Wear Day!

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Young Rembrandt's

March 4th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

March 5th - Yearbook Group Photos

Next Week’s Events:

March 9th -School Spirit Wear Day!

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Young Rembrandt's

March 10th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for Teachers

March 11th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

March 12th - Credit Union Deposit Day

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month is HERE! Our MiRM student leaders brainstormed 4 Olympic sports that could be used for our MiRM theme and put it out to the Silver Springs students and staff to vote. The 2020 MiRM theme is….Stroke Through the Pages of a Good Book! (swimming). Student reading logs and March event calendars will go home in Monday envelopes on Monday, March 2nd, so be on the lookout for these important papers. Everything you need to know about March is Reading Month can be found on the 2020 March is Reading Month Smore Newsletter, which you can access by clicking the button below.

Let's synergize together to meet our 255,000 minute goal. We can do it!

Enjoy reading together as a family during March is Reading Month!

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Kids Against Hunger - Blow Out Sucker Sale

It's a blowout sucker sale!

The third graders will be selling the remaining suckers from the Valentine's Day sucker sale to help support Kids Against Hunger. The blowout sale has been extended due to the snow days last week, and will continue on Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th while supplies last. Suckers will be available to purchase before school for the discounted price of just 25 cents. Give some love and show some love for Kids Against Hunger!


Any Moms Interested In Helping With Our Silver Springs Daddy Daughter Dance…

If you would like to help with the DDD this year, we will have a meeting this Thursday, March 5th in the Media Center at 3:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Cardenas at hbgirl@comcast.net


Get Involved…Make a Difference

Yes, we need you! The Silver Springs PTA is looking for caring parents to get involved on the Executive Board for the 2020-21 academic year!

We need to fill the Treasurer position and one Vice President position.

The Treasurer position is key because there can’t be a PTA without one. Most of the work can be done from home and the previous Treasurer will help guide you through the duties.

We will be in jeopardy of losing all the events and educational programs the PTA provides like Fun Fair, Daddy Daughter Dance, IXL and lots more without a complete board.

We are all busy and our time is limited…BUT this is our PTA, serving our children. Every parent can get involved and make a difference! You will definitely play a major role in helping make Silver Springs better and fun for our students and families and staff. Help make the 2020-21 year great for our children and school.

Thank you! Please contact Kristin Gifford for more information at: kmgifford327@gmail.com


The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...African-American History Month

To celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs, we have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. February is African-American History Month.

Check out the video and slide show below by our Multi-Cultural Leaders. They are here to help us celebrate African-American History Month.

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


“The Hidden Impact of Screen Time on the Developing Brain” March 2, 2020 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM, Northville High School, Auditorium

You are invited to join us on Monday, March 2, 2020 to hear Katey McPherson, a well-known educator, speaker and advocate for protecting the health and wellness of our kids, particularly as it relates to the digital landscape of today’s world. This presentation is open to Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and ALL interested Community Members on “The Hidden Impact of Screen Time on the Developing Brain.”

In this presentation, you will learn how neuroscientists, sociologists and psychologists continue to process the incoming data on what is the exact impact of screen time on the developing brain. Katey provides keen insights into the types of screen time as well as how trusted adults and parents can guide and mentor students both at school and at home. She will discuss how we can collectively support the future of America by stepping into the digital divide instead of creating a larger one.

We hope to see you at this powerful learning session!

(Katey McPherson is also our Keynote and Breakout Session speaker at Parent Camp on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Hope you can join us there too!)


Art to Remember!

This is a reminder that student’s artwork for the Art To Remember fundraiser is DUE-Monday, March 2. Artwork can be handed in to your student’s teacher or in the office, please be sure to print students full name and teacher on the back. This is a really great opportunity to display and cherish your child’s artwork with a forever keepsake. There are more than 50 products to choose from! They make great gifts too. For a full description of products go to ArtToRemember.com


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Science Fair - We Need You!

Hello! We are looking for parents to coordinate our 2019-2020 Science Fair. The Science Fair is open to students in all grades and is held in the end of April.

Please contact: kmgifford327@gmail.com if you are interested in assisting.


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Talent Show...We Need You!

We are looking for parents to assist in coordinating the Silver Springs Talent show!!!! Please help us continue this popular event and help our students SHINE!! Note: Performers must be

in the 4 th or 5 th grade

If you are interested, please contact Kristin Gifford at : kmgifford327@gmail.com


3rd Grade Music Concert - Date Change

We were recently made aware that the 5th Grade Parent Orientation at Meads Mill Middle School is the same night as our 3rd Grade Music Concert. Therefore, we are going to reschedule the 3rd Grade Concert to Monday, March 30th to avoid any conflicts for our families.

We will present "The Day the Crayons Quit" on Monday, March 30th at 6:30pm (students arrive at 6:10). Students should plan to wear a plain white shirt and blue jeans. Each student has a special part for the concert, and there will be volunteer opportunities available shortly. Please contact Mrs. Kreiss (kreisskr@northvilleschools.org) if you have any questions!


Brownie Troop - Book Drive

The Silver Springs 3rd grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop is holding a children’s book drive February 5-April 3. We are partnering with Rx for Reading Detroit to distribute the books collected.

Rx for Reading Detroit is a non-profit literacy initiative that works to expand access to

children’s books and support families in reading with their children. They distribute

approximately 2,000 children’s books a month with the help of community partners,

including low-income health, dental, and WIC clinics, homeless shelters, local schools

and Head Start programs and community centers.

The girls have set a goal to collect 450 books. There are collection boxes in front of

the main office and in the library at the school. We are looking for all gently used

books from board books up to teenage level books. Please help us synergize to reach

our goal!


13th annual Northville Mustang Baseball spring training youth camp

Get ready for the 2020 baseball season! The 13th annual Northville Mustang Baseball spring training youth camp will take place Saturday and Sunday March 14th and 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Campers will learn in a safe and structured environment using progressive and organized drills. Its a great opportunity to interact with the Northville Mustang coaching staff ad the 2020 Mustang Varsity team.


Northville Youth Football Association

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment. The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2020 season. New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2020. Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions) Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field). For more information or to register, please visit our website. www.northvilleyouthfootball.com


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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for March

This month’s Habit: Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Activity: Eyes, Ears, Heart Activity

Due Date: March 31, 2020

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


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