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
See the attached flyer for more details!
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
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
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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.
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
· 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:
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!
Chris Martin, 6th grader
Hillside Middle School
Robostangs - Junior First Lego League
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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