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Silver Springs Elementary School - October 9, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

Wow! I hope everyone was able to get outside to sharpen the saw and to enjoy the beautiful weather.

This Week’s Events:

October 8th - 8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

October 9th - Wear Blue to Choose Kindness

October 11th - After School Science

October 12th - 8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

Next Week's Events:

October 17th - 8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

October 18th - After School Science

October 19th - Credit Union Deposit Day

8:00 a.m. D.A.R.E

October 20th - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

A Message From the Principal

October in Bullying Prevention Month

As we continue our campaign to raise awareness about bullying prevention in our schools. Here at Silver Springs will be doing things to promote kindness. For example, each Monday during the month of October let's all wear blue to promote kindness!

This week's Choose Kindness Challenge is to make friends with someone you don't know. What are some things that you could do to make a new friend?

1. Introduce yourself to someone that is new to our school.

2. If you see someone sitting on the buddy bench, invite them to join your recess activity.

3. Sit next to someone new at lunch.

Let's see you we all can use Habit 8 by Finding our Voice and Inspiring Others to Find theirs. I look forward to hearing your stories about all the new friends that you have made.

Here's to a fun and kind October!

Katie Booth, Principal

Please Invest In Your Child

The Silver Springs PTA looks forward to many activities planned this year and hopes to try some new ones. In order to fund all these activities and functions, we need all our families to give what they can! It makes a difference! This is our main source of fundraising for the entire year so we are asking for you to be as generous as you can. Just imagine what Silver Springs would be like without funding for PTA events and activities. The PTA works hard and volunteers a lot of time, so please donate to support the PTA and all we do. You do not need to be a PTA member to donate in the IIYC campaign. The PTA provides for all students. Your child benefits from the PTA. Look for the IIYC form in your child’s Monday Envelope.

Thanks for making a difference!

You are STARS for joining the Silver Springs PTA!

Thank you to all the families who joined the PTA. It is REEL-LY great to have you be part of the Silver Springs Walk of Fame. By joining you are showing commitment to Silver Springs! It is never too late to become a PTA member…so you can still join. Congratulations to the Howell family for winning the Target gift card last week. The Petreanu’s, Counts’, and Laiacono’s won a book in the raffle.

Stayed tuned for the Top Class Winners who had the most PTA membership…

Yearbook Cover Contest

We had 51 very talented artists submit an entry for the yearbook cover contest!!!

The winner will be announced on the morning announcements on Tuesday!

Each of the 51 entries are on display near the & 7 Habits Tree.

Thank you to each student who shared their artistic talents.

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Family Bowling at Novi Bowl

Join us for our FIRST Family Bowling Night of the school year! The cost is $10 per person

and includes 2 games, shoe rental, a pitcher of soda and 2 slices of pizza (cheese or

pepperoni). Check in begins at 5:30pm with bowling starting promptly at 6:00pm.

Forms are due by October 17th and space is limited!

Please see the attached flyer for registration information! We hope tosee you there!!

After School Art

The Northville Art House will be at Silver Springs the week of Oct. 24th after school.

For every student that signs up, $3 per student will be given back to our PTA.

Northville Art House Classes at Silver Springs Elementary are designed to teach kids drawing skills and art techniques through a variety of mediums such as pastels, pencil, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, clay & fiber arts. Join us once a month! Kids will get to explore space, travel around the world, create animals, and get inspired by master artists. Be a pART of it!

Registration is now open for October and November after school art classes.

To register click here


Space is limited to 20 students unless noted. Those parents who can help assist our instructors with the class will can register for a discounted price. For more information please contact store@northvillearthouse.org

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Lunch Menu Corrections for October 12th

We discovered an error on October's lunch menu for October 12th (lunches B & C).

Here are correct lunches for October 12th:

A. Chicken Patty Sandwich with Potato Wedges

B. Veggie Chicken Patty Sandwich with Potato Wedges

C. Yogurt, Muffin, String Cheese

We apologize for the error.

Come on Silver Springs Families… Get your STAR on the Silver Springs Walk of Fame!

If you haven’t joined the PTA yet, return your membership form this week. The PTA is made up of volunteers who give their time to benefit our students and school! Show your commitment and join the PTA. This is the LAST week to empty the popcorn boxes of pencils for the TOP classes to win the Prize and say you have the most PTA members. The classes in the lead are Griswold, Morse, and Starosciak. There is still time for your child’s class to take the TOP prize.

Be a STAR…join the PTA!

Thank you to the STARS who have already joined.

Please see the attached flyer.

Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit 5– Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.

“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.

Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka