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Silver Springs Elementary School - January 20, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

January 20th -No School in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday

January 21st - 6:00 p.m. Sinking Fund Presentation in Media Center

6:30 p.m. - PTA Meeting in Media Center

January 22nd - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

January 23rd - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Skating Night at the Skatin' Station

January 24th - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

Next Week’s Events:

January 27th -School Spirit Wear Day!

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

January 28th - 5th Grade Concert - Arrive at 6:10 p.m.

January 29th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

January 31st - 6:00 p.m. - #whyyoumatter Year 2 Reveal and Dad's Club Souper Bowl Challenge

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Mark your 2020 calendar for the next PTA meeting!!

Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 pm

Dr. Carrie Zielinski, the district math coach, will present on our math curriculum.

We will briefly address PTA business prior to Dr. Zielinski’s presentation.


School families and community members can learn more about Northville Public Schools’ March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement request at Community Forums/PTA meetings

On March 10, 2020, Northville Public Schools voters will be asked to consider replacing our current Sinking Fund millage with a new Sinking Fund millage that will extend the current .9519-mill levy from 2021 to 2025 and provide for broader uses of the proceeds, including instructional technology and security equipment. The current levy expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The .9519-mill five-year request is a REPLACEMENT of the existing sinking fund millage and would NOT result in an increase over the current millage rate.

If supported, the sinking fund millage will continue to provide approximately $3 million each year to fund building and site repairs, along with instructional technology and safety and security upgrades. This funding helps protect the community’s investment in the School District’s buildings and sites, while preserving General Fund dollars to accomplish the District’s core mission of instruction and student learning. Priority projects for the next five-year period fall into the categories of Instructional Technology & Security, Energy & Operational Efficiency, and Health & Safety.

Northville Public Schools families, staff and community members have the opportunity to learn more about the March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement request at a series of forums hosted by district leaders, including a number of opportunities scheduled in conjunction with school PTA/PTSA meetings in January and February, as follows:

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The purpose of each forum is to provide parents, staff and community members with information about the sinking fund replacement millage proposal through a brief presentation (10-15 minutes), followed by an opportunity to ask questions about the proposal. Parents, staff and/or community members are invited to attend whichever forum is most convenient.

Community members are also encouraged to learn more about the millage election by visiting the District’s website at www.northvilleschools.org. Questions and/or comments may also be e-mailed to nps@northvilleschools.org.

The attachment below contains the same information.


Silver Springs Dad's Club - Souper Bowl Challenge

Friday January 31, 2020 at 6pm at Silver Springs

Save the date for the Silver Springs Dad’s Club Soup-er Bowl being held at Silver Springs at 6pm on Friday, January 31st 2020 in conjunction with this year’s “Why You Matter” campaign.

You can compete, or just come out and enjoy a sampler of all of the entrants ($5 per sampler) and vote for your favorite soup! Prizes will be awarded for top voted soups. Proceeds will benefit the Silver Springs Dad’s Club!

This will be a fun, family friendly event, so we hope to see you there!

All Soup Chefs – There is a $10 registration fee. Please complete the attached section and return if you would like to participate. E-mail Nothing728@wowway with any questions. All participants must be registered by January 24th!


January PTA Challenge – Increasing membership would GOLDEN

Yearbook…Daddy Daughter Dance…Science Fair…JES (assemblies) Multicultural Night…March Is Reading Month

Supporting students with learning tools like IXL and teachers with mini classroom grants each year. Plus, staff hospitality and much more!

This is just a portion of what the Silver Springs PTA contributes to our school. The PTA is as strong as its membership and appreciates your support each school year.

No commitment or involvement is needed to JOIN!

Mr. Kiebler, one of our biggest supporters, is willing to do a BACKFLIP for every 20 new members in January.

We want to see this so please

JOIN Team Silver Springs PTA

The PTA works hard and focuses on achieving their goals to make Silver Springs an enriching and enjoyable learning environment.

Thank you to those who just joined and all our 2019-2020 Members!


First Skating Party of 2020 is this Thursday!

Plan on joining us on

January 23rd 6 – 8 PM

at the Skatin Station in Canton.

Let’s celebrate the new year with an evening of winter fun skating with friends and family! Remember it is good exercise and helps support our PTA.

Mark your calendar for the last skating party on Wednesday, April 29th.

This is the date where Silver Springs PTA gets ½ of the proceeds for each skater! Great way to support our PTA!

Hope to see you for some SKATING fun on Thursday!


Spirit Week Update

Thank you to the generous Silver Springs Community...Drew, Grant, and Christopher raised $534.70 to help buy turf for the Gaga Ball Pit!!

We had so much fun dressing up, being wacky, and bringing our favorite stuffed animals!

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The Silver Springs 5th Grade Classes present: Highway U.S.A!

We are looking forward to the music concert on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm (Miller, Gerlach, Jaskiewicz). Students should be in their classrooms by 6:10pm. Students should plan to wear a plain black shirt (no writing) and blue jeans. Since we will be doing the concert for the student body during the day, students should also have their black shirt/blue jeans with them during the school day on Tuesday, January 28.

Please encourage your students to rehearse their songs on my website (mrskreiss.weebly.com). All concert songs are through the 5th grade link and can be played on any device that has access to the internet. You can even play them through the Bluetooth speakers in your car!

I look forward to seeing you on January 28!

-Kristin Kreiss, music teacher

P.S. In case of a school cancellation, our back-up date is Feb. 4


The Self-Driven Child Book Study

Thank you to the parents that have signed up for The Self Driven Child book study. We have set a date for our official book club meeting. It will be Wednesday, January 29th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the media center.

Please click the following link to RSVP. https://forms.gle/D5PaeEHoS2RsFKBc7

I'm looking forward to the great conversation!

See you then,

Mrs. Booth


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for January

This month’s Habit: Habit 3 Put First Things First

Activity: Color, Symbol, Image

Due Date: January 31, 2018

Habit #3 Put First Things First- "Work First, Then Play"

What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.

Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone


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