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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 11, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Wow! What a fantastic week of school! It has been a wonderful week hearing about everyone's summer and getting to know our newest leaders. I am looking forward to our best year yet!

This Week’s Events:

September 15th – Heritage Festival

Next Week's Events:

September 19th - Constitution Day Assemblies

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

After School Science - Science Explorers

Join us for this 7-week session of hands on Science Exploring! Students will discover how planes fly, create a spooky science lab, make a film canister rocket amd much more. Each week students will take home their science creations to continue exploring them at home!

See the attached flyer for more details!

Birthday Book Club - Join Today!!!

Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2017/2018 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelop). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the 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 get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!

Library Volunteers Needed

The Media Center is looking for parent volunteers to help students find books and checkout. Helping in the Media Center is a great way to see your student for a few minutes during the day. If you are interested please contact Kimberly Meisel at Meiselki@northvilleschools.org. Kimberly can tell you which day/time your student has Media Center time. Thanks for helping.

Get Your Star on the Silver Springs Walk of Fame

Look for your PTA Membership flyer in your child’s Monday Envelope. We are hoping to have a BIG Opening Month in September by having the majority of all our families join the PTA. Let’s show we are all committed to making Silver Springs the best learning experience for our children.

Thank you to the families that joined this week…Guturo, Oruganty, Ward, Bress, Sipple, Harrison, Leutheuser, Berry, Darrow, Makie, Perez, Younes, Cardenas, Counts, Cummings, Spooner(Micklash), and Yakupov.

Congratulations to the Albertson family who won the Open House raffle. Stay tuned for this week’s winning family.

The TOP classes so far with the highest membership are: Morse, Griswold, and Georgoff! Let’s keep emptying those popcorn boxes for the TOP prize!

Please consider this Casting Call…it truly benefits your child! There are NO obligations to just join the PTA.

Let’s make it a REEL great year!

PTA Reflections Chair Needed

This is a wonderful arts education program offered by the National PTA each year to encourage students to express and explore their artistic talents in the areas of dance, film, literature, music, photography, and visual arts. The original artwork needs to reflect a specific theme. The theme this year is “Within Reach”. Please consider taking on this position or encourage a friend to Co-Chair with you. This is such a great opportunity for so many students to express their creativity.

Please contact Leslie Cardenas at

silversprings.pta.president@gmail.com for further information or questions.

Birthday Lunch Celebrations

Don’t forget to sign up for this special opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday. See the attached flyer and return with donation to the office to reserve your date.

Heritage Festival

Do you have a third grader this year? Northville's Heritage Festival is on September 15, 2017. All 3rd grade students will be participating in the Festival field trip during the morning and are asked to dress in historical costume. Do you or your child still need an outfit for the Heritage Festival? The Northville Historical Society will hold a one-day sale to provide an opportunity to purchase new, vintage, and gently used clothing. The 2017 Victorian Clothing Sale will be held on Sunday, September 10th 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in The New School Church at Mill Race Historical Village located at 215 Griswold Street.

Additionally, Northville Youth Assistance has a variety of Victorian outfits in youth sizes available for students to borrow. The lending closet is open to any Northville student, with preference provided to students whose parents/guardians may not have the resources available to them to provide their own outfit. The Northville Youth Assistance is located at the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street. Please ahead (248-344-1618) to make sure someone is available to direct you to the lending closet.

Cub Scouts

Welcome and welcome back to parents new and old. Cub Scout Pack 712 of Silver Springs is kicking off another year of Scouting (our 30th) and would like to invite your family to join us. Our goal is to build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness; all while having a fun and enjoyable time. Throughout the year, we experience exciting adventures including field trips, overnight camping activities, STEM projects, sporting events and more. We also take an active role in supporting our community; both at Silver Springs and the Northville area.

Please bring your family and join us at the school for our open house on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm to learn more about us. For the kids, there will be an instructor from Metro Parks with a wild animal demonstration to teach the kids about many of Michigan’s native animals.

Help The Silver Springs PTA By Shopping at Kroger

· Obtain a Kroger Plus card from your local store

· Visit www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

· Sign in, or click on Create An Account if you do not already have an account

· Follow the prompts to search for Silver Springs Elementary School PTA (you can type Silver Springs in the Find Your Organization field)

· Be sure to scan your Kroger Plus card or enter your phone number at check out

· You must re-enroll each April

· This rewards program does not affect your Kroger rewards.

If every family who shops at Kroger would sign up for this, it would be so beneficial to our PTA. It is very easy and brings in extra money to our PTA.

Taking Care of Texas

My name is Chris Martin and I am a 6th grader at Hillside Middle School. I have been following the events with Hurricane Harvey and want to help out. I emailed Carhartt, a local company in Detroit who will ship the following items to Texas if I can collect them:

-lightweight jackets




Any donations would be appreciated. There is a box near the main office for any items that can be collected. Thank you for all your generosity!

Your friend,

Chris Martin, 6th grader

Hillside Middle School


Robostangs - Junior First Lego League

Jr. FLL is a FIRST program that inspires and teaches children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade about an important real world issue using STEM principles. Students from the Northville High School Robotics team - the Robostangs will be running this program in order to teach younger Northville students about valued fundamentals such as engineering, critical thinking, and innovation.

No experience necessary: Jr. FLL itself is a lesson in many areas and students (and parents) will learn as they go. Spots are limited, so sign up soon! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at jrfll@robostangs.com

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

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