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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 18, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

November 18th -PICTURE RETAKE DAY!

Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

November 20th - 3:45-5:15 After School Science

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 21st - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal 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 22nd - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:15

1:15 - 3:45 p.m. - Parent Teacher Conferences

Next Week's Events:

November 25th -Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

November 27th - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:15

November 28th -29th -NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Fall Book Fair

The fall book fair will take place the week of November 18th in the library. Student shopping will be open in the mornings and family shopping will be open on Wednesday from 3:30 to 7:00 PM, Thursday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM and Friday 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

For additional information about online shopping and setting up eWallet for your student's to use without bringing cash, check out our Book Fair home page.



Kindness Matters T-Shirts and Silver Springs Spirit Wear Have Arrived!

The Kindness Matter t-shirts and Spirit Wear will be sent home with your child on Monday if you placed an order for either.


Viewing Report Cards in MiSTAR

Report cards were available on the secure ParentPortal beginning Friday, November 15, 2019. 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 20 - 4:00-7:00 PM

• Thursday - November 21 - 1:15 - 7:00 PM

• Friday - November 22 - 1:15 - 3:45 PM

Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22 are half days for students.

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

Teachers sent 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 17, 2019 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!


Winter Gear Drive

It seems that winter has come early this year, and unfortunately we know that many people are in need of assistance in keeping warm this winter season. The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action team will be sponsoring a Winter Gear Drive collecting new winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots (any size) running from November 18th through December 13th. All items will be donated to Northville Civic Concern. Please consider picking up one of these items while you begin your holiday shopping. We are hoping that our Silver Springs Community can synergize to make this a successful project!


Would you like to see Mrs. Booth in the Elf Costume that you see in the picture?

I heard that if we meet our online school year earnings of $500, before the holiday break, that Mrs. Booth will dress up in THAT ELF COSTUME! We need to earn about $202 more to meet our bronze goal. That’s just over 2000 box tops. Each Box Top is worth .10 cents.

If we synergize and work hard for our school, I bet we could do it. I would love to see Mrs. Booth in an ELF COSTUME! So, what should we do?

We need to use the Box Tops app to scan our store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will automatically find the products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. No clipping required!

Download or update the BoxTops for Education app on a mobile device. If you see the new label, do not send it to school. Use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online!

Can we still turn in regular cut out Box Tops?

YES! Please continue to turn in cut out Box Tops! Our Box Top Coordinator will give us updates on our progress, so we will know how close we are to meeting our goal!

Sounds like a plan! Let’s do this!

Please see the attached directions for more information about how to use the Box Tops App.


Science Olympiad Team at Silver Springs

Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students and Parents,

We are preparing for a new year of Science Olympiad at Silver Springs. Students can sign up for Science Olympiad now!

Here is the link to the 2020 Rule Book that includes all the events: http://wayneoaklandso.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/1/3/24133078/2020_woso_rule_book.pdf

Information will be coming home in Monday envelopes tomorrow!


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The Self-Driven Child - A Book Club for Parents

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

New this year, I would like to offer a book study to anyone that is interested. I have purchased 15 copies of the book, The Self-Driven Child. Either after the January PTA meeting or another evening in January, I would like to invite everyone to stay to enjoy some treats, but also to have conversation about this book. If you are interested, please stop in the office to pick up a copy of the book and sign-up for the book study.

Please see the attached pictures of the cover of the book and the back of the book.

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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 27th

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


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The Harlem Wizards Return! Check out the Buzzer Beater Contest below!

The Harlem Wizards are offering a BUZZER BEATER deal!

If you purchase online tickets to the game by midnight on Wed. Nov. 20th, you will be entered in a drawing to sit on the HARLEM WIZARDS bench during the game!!

Five lucky winners will be chosen to sit on the WIZARDS bench!

(Winners will be contacted by email on Thursday, Nov. 21st).

The game is Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Northville High School gym.

And you could be sitting on the bench!!

Order your tickets now:


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