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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 19, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

November 19th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

November 21st - 1/2 day of school - Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

November 22nd - 23rd - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING RECESS

Next Week's Events:

November 26th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

November 28th - 3:45-5:00 After School Science

November 29th - Credit Union Deposit Day

November 30th - 6:00 p.m. Chili-Cook Off

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


A huge Silver Springs shout out to our 24 participants in Girls on the Run!!!

Over 10 weeks, we shared our ideas about what it means to be joyful, healthy and confident. They practiced hard and almost all 24 girls completed the 5K this brisk, chilly morning on Belle Isle!! To those runners that couldn't make it, you were missed and we hope you feel better!

A BIG THANK you to Mrs. Booth who supported our girls by running the Celebration 5k with our team!!

If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the spring session of Girls on the Run or Stride (the boys program), please contact Kristin Gifford: meagherk13@gmail.com

Girls on the Run......IS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!


Dad's Club Chili Cook-Off - November 30th

The Silver Springs Dad’s Club is happy to announce our first Silver Springs Chili Cookoff. It will be held at Silver Springs at 6pm on Friday, November 30th 2018 in the multipurpose room. If you have a great chili recipe and you want to put it to the test, this is your chance! Bring a crock pot of your best chili and compete to be named the Silver Springs Chili Champion!

If you don’t want to compete, come out and enjoy a sampler of all of the entrants ($5 per sampler) and vote for your favorite chili! Prizes will be awarded for the top rated Chili. All 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 Chili Chefs – There is a $10 registration fee. Please e-mail Eric_Kamm@yahoo.com to register. All participants must be registered by November 28th!


Congrats to the 1st/2nd Grade Brownie Troop!

They won the "Best Parade Theme" award in the Holiday Lights Parade this weekend!
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Duel in the D 2019

Michigan State vs. Michigan

Silver Springs Family Night at Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 PM

Some extra flyers are in the office. All orders are due to the office by November 30th. No late orders can be accepted. Make checks payable to the Silver Springs PTA. The SS PTA earns $5 for every ticket sold.

Let’s come together for an enjoyable evening and root for our favorite college team!



Thanks From the PTA Hospitality For the Fabulous Fall Staff Dinner!

With sincere gratitude to the families that contributed to our Fall Dinner last Thursday for the SS staff during conferences. The staff enjoyed a delicious dinner of soups, chili, mac and cheese, and Swedish meatballs…plus, cornbread muffins, rolls, salads, and fruit. They also were treated with some delectable desserts. Thank you also for the drinks, tablecloths, and cutlery. The PTA and staff truly appreciate your generosity.

Our next PTA Hospitality event will be the Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange. A Sign-up Genius will be sent out in a couple weeks.


The Yearbook Committee Needs Your Help!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? Please send in fun photos of your child and their friends and we will do our best to included them in the yearbook! We need back-to-school photos, Heritage Festival, Halloween, class parties etc. Please send photos to micklashmelissa@gmail.com. Please include the child's name, grade and teacher in the email.

The Yearbook team is also in need of parent volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. If you enjoy taking photos and doing online design - we need your help! Please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com if you are interested and would like to learn more!

Many thanks!

Kristin Gifford & Melissa Micklash


Leadership Day...A Few Items Left!

There are a few items left on the donation list for Leadership Day! We appreciate any consideration for donating items or volunteering your time.

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

Please click here to access the sign-up genius.


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.


Box Tops

Our Fall Box Tops contest is over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop collecting those box tops! Check out the cool collection sheets below. You can keep collecting box tops all through the fall and winter! Just put your completed sheets in the box tops bin with your name and teacher name.

Happy Collecting!


Table Talk Math

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Here are some tips on using Would You Rather Math 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
  • Avoid an actual argument. If things are getting heated, let's call it good and move on.
  • Avoid hunting for a mathematical explanation. If the math comes, great. If not, but the explanation is still sound, great! You've just had a good conversation with your child and that's perfectly fine.

Some potential sentence starters for using WYRmath at your dinner table:
Can you explain what you mean by...?
Tell me a little more about...
How might you explain this to your friend?

Potential vocabulary:
Justify, defend, rate, unit rate, conversion


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