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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 5, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

November 5th – WEAR YOUR KINDNESS MATTERS OR A BLUE T-SHIRT to show Kindness Matters

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

6:00 - 8:00 Rollerskating Night at the Skatin' Station


November 7th - 3:45-5:30 p.m. - After School Art

November 8th - Credit Union Deposit Day

3:45-5:30 p.m. - After School Art

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

Next Week's Events:

November 12th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

6:00 - 8:00 Rollerskating Night at the Skatin' Station

November 13th - Picture Retake Day

9:15 A.M. - PTA Meeting in the Rondelle

November 14th - 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Parent Teacher Conferences

November 15th - 1/2 Day of School - Students dismissed 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 16th - 1/2 Day of School - Students dismissed at 12:15

1:15 - 3:45 - Parent Teacher Conferences

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


A Few Parking Lot Reminders...

Thank you to everyone for not parking along the grass at the end of the dismissal lane! It has cleared up congestion tremendously and the traffic flow is moving smoothly!

A few more reminders:

  • The Upper Parking lot is for Staff and Buses only. Please do not park in the upper parking lot. It impedes the buses ability to load, unload, and exit the school.
  • Please DO NOT exit your car in the Carpool Lane. If you would like to park and help your child out of the car, please use one of the parking spaces in the lower parking lot and then use the crosswalk.
  • Please pull all the way forward in the carpool lane. It creates quite a back-up onto Silver Springs Drive when cars stop at the main entrance. There are at least 2-3 adults in the carpool lane each morning to ensure that your child gets into the building safely.

Thank you for helping us to make sure that student safety is our number 1 priority!!!


Table Talk Math - Ideas for having math conversations at home!

Taking a look at the four images below, which one of them does not belong in the group?

Here are some tips on using Which One Doesn't Belong at home:

  • Give time to think about each rather than rushing through the thought process
  • There is no such thing as a single correct answer
  • Justification is key; encourage children to explain their reasoning
  • If it seems like the prompt is "too easy", spice things up a bit by asking your child(ren) for two reasons why their image does not belong
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Book Fair Raffle

Please support the Silver Springs library by participating in the Book Fair Raffle. There are 8 sets of books to choose from. Fill out the raffle ticket sent home in your Monday envelop and return with a baggie of change. Winners will be announced on November 21st.

Please also plan to stop by the Book Fair in the library during conference week.


Nuts About Science After-School Science

THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE!! In this session students explore the wonders of the world of Science! We discuss forces, make rockets, play with tornadoes in a bottle, and create our very own science pets!! Students also learn a few magic tricks and become CSI detectives!!!

Please see the attached flyer for more information!



Have you signed up yet for After School Art with the Northville Art House? Don’t miss out…November classes start next week so please register now!

Classes are K-2 and 3-5.

Foster your child’s inner artist and creativity.

Be a pART of it!

Here is the link that take you strait to online registration



Leadership Day is just around the Corner....We need your help!

Silver Springs will be hosting our annual Leadership Day on Friday, December 7. We will be providing our guests with a light breakfast and a sweet snack during their visit, and are asking for donations. Please consider volunteering your time and/or signing up for one or more of the following items.

Thank you for helping us "Dive into Leadership" by donating!

Please click here to access the sign-up genius.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming! Conferences are scheduled for:

• Wednesday - November 14 - 4:00-7:00 PM

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

• Friday - November 16 - 1:15 - 3:45 PM

Please note that Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 are half days for students.

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

On Monday, October 29th, teachers will be sending 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 11, 2018 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!


The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action Team Needs Your Help!

This year our community service action and NEST teams are partnering up to help the homeless. The entire school will be working together to decorate and fill bags with non-perishable snacks on Wednesday, November 21st. We have received some support from Meijer, but we are in need of additional individually wrapped snacks for students to put into bags. In order to make this event a success, we will need to have all donations by the morning of November 16, 2018. Please use the Signup Genius to volunteer to donate items.



Mark Your Calendar – 11/13/18 SS PTA General Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:00 AM in the Rondelle. Mrs. Booth will give a brief presentation on Title 1 at the end of our meeting. Come to the meeting to stay informed and know what’s happening at Silver Springs. Light breakfast refreshments will be served.


Silver Springs Girls on the Run Food Drive

Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, confident, and foster personal and community connections.

The Silver Springs Girls on the Run team is collecting non-perishable food items from Monday, November 5th-Friday November 9th.

A donation box will be in front of the main office.


Don’t miss out — buy a yearbook!!!

Help your student remember the 2018-19 school year.

Look for yearbook order forms in Monday envelopes on 11/5.

Orders will be taken through November 22nd.


Hey Silver Springs Families…join us for our 2nd Family Skating Night! Monday, November 5th 6 – 8 PM at Skatin Station

There is NO school on Tuesday so come have some fun to help the SS PTA. Enjoy some good music and get some exercise with your family and friends!

Hope to see you on Monday!


The Pumpkin Decorating Contest Results Are In

Our 3rd SS PTA Pumpkin Decorating Contest wrapped up on Halloween. Mrs. Labadie won for Upper EL and Mrs. Heron won for Lower EL. Each class was presented with a $25 class gift certificate to the Book Fair. Both classes also get to proudly display the winning trophy in their room for the school year. Congrats to the Runner Up pumpkins from Mr. Roe and Mrs. Baker. Those classes received a $15 class gift certificate to the upcoming Book Fair. The Most Creative trophy went to the Office for their originality. ALL the classes did a fantastic job on decorating their pumpkins. It was so fun to see all the creative ideas and the excitement during the voting. Thank you to all the students, teachers, and parents for participating and helping to make this contest a success. A big THANKS to Franziska Hildebrandt for all your time and work on this event!


Book Donations Needed

Hello, my name is Jenna Kamsickas, a Northville High School Sophomore. I am hosting a book drive to support schools that may not have the means to purchase books for their classrooms. I will be donating the books collected to two kindergarten classrooms, a third grade classroom, and several other K-5 classrooms in Redford. In your child's school, I have placed a box for donations. It would mean so much if you were able to donate new or gently used books, Thanks! Books will be collected through December 15th.



For 50 years, the PTA Reflections contest has given student’s the opportunity to express themselves through the arts. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around ME.” Do you have an interest in visual arts, photography, writing, dancing, music or film making? Then this is your time to shine! Please join us this year as we celebrate this golden anniversary.

More information will be sent home in your child’s Monday envelopes! Entry forms and official rules will be available in the Main Office. Entry forms are DUE November 9th!


TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE HARLEM WIZARDS BASKETBALL GAME! -- Ms. Phillips will be playing in the game!

Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. Come watch ms. Phillips show her skills!

Tickets will be sold at Silver Springs during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

You may also purchase tickets online at: https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

They are $10 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating and $30 CourtSide Plus.

(The Reserved and CourtSide Plus tickets can only be purchased online).

This will be a great event for the whole family. We expect a sell-out, so buy your tickets early!

The Northville Mustang Boosters Club


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 30th

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