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Silver Springs Elementary School - November 15, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

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

November 16th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - K-3 Robotics

November 16th - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade Robotics

November 18th - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade Robotics

November 22nd - Picture Re-Take Day

November 23rd - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - K-3 Robotics

November 23rd - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade Robotics

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


Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Credit Union Deposit Day - THURSDAY!!

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BUS CANCELLATION - ROUTE Q (Formerly known as Route G)

As part of the Proactive Planned Route Cancellations, Route Q (Formerly known as Route G) is cancelled for the entire week from Monday, November 15th thru Friday, November 19th.

The ALPS shuttle bus will continue to run everyday.

Thank you for your grace and understanding as the transportation department does their best to provide reliable and predictable transportation during this period of severe driver shortages.


Parent-Teachers Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming! Conferences will be held both In-Person and Zoom. You can sign-up for the mode that works best for you.

Conferences are scheduled for:

• Wednesday, December 1 - 4:00-7:00 PM (In-Person Conferences)

• Thursday, December 2 - 1:15 - 7:00 PM

  • 1:15 - 4:00 PM (In-Person Conferences)

  • 4:20 - 7:00 PM (Zoom Conferences)

• Friday, December 3 - 1:15 - 3:45 PM (Zoom Conferences)

An email was sent over the weekend with the sign-up genius link and teachers will likely be sending it again with their weekly communication.


Fall Book Fair Starts This Week!

Fall Book Fair - During library time this week students will have a chance to look at new books that can be purchased. Students may bring money in to purchase books, or they can look at the books at school, then shop with you at home online. Here is the link to the online fair https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silversprings.

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Leadership T-Shirts - SCHOOL-WIDE T-SHIRT ORDER!

A couple of weeks ago, we asked all students to submit designs for a school-wide t-shirt contest! These t-shirts can be worn at all school-wide assemblies, class field trips, Leadership Day and on NEST days (classes working together on community building activities).

To express our school unity, we are hoping that every student and staff member order one t-shirt to be worn on the days listed above. These t-shirts will be used for the next two years, so please order the size accordingly.

ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF ONLY $5 ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 24TH. T-shirt sizing chart can be found below for your convenience. If you have any questions, or if ordering this t-shirt presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact Tanya Murphy (murphyta@northvilleschools.org) in the front office for assistance.



Picture Re-Take Day is Monday, November 22nd

Please check your child's Monday envelope for more information about our upcoming picture re-take day.


Northville Township Police Canned Food Drive for Civic Concern

Let's help the Northville Township Police
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Leader in Me Focus for the Month - Habit 1 be Proactive

November At Home Activity

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Stop & Think Diagram

Due Date: November 30th

2 Ways to Participate:

1. Complete the attached Stop & Think Diagram (It will also be coming home in Monday envelopes). To complete the activity, think about a situation that has happened at home and write about the situation on the diagram.


2. Submit a video to Flipgrid. To submit a video click https://flipgrid.com/453843cd (please select login with Google to get to the response page). Here are some ideas for how to share your learning in the video:

  • Act out your proactive response to a situation that you and a family may have had.
  • Share in your video situations your family and you discussed about how to respond to situations in a proactive way instead of a reactive way.

Be creative! Your videos will be shared on morning announcements.

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.


Nuts About Science - Session 2

Freaky Fun Physics! - Join us as we discover what Physics is while experimenting with forces, energy, and motion. We’ll investigate the scientist Sir Isaac Newton, learn the power of magnets, properties of light & sound, all about air and much more! We’ll have some freaky fun in this session!

Who: Students in grades 1st - 5th

When: Mondays, 3:45-5:00 pm: Nov. 29th, Dec 6th, 13th, Jan 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, (make-up date is Jan 31st if a class is cancelled due to inclement weather or illness)

Where: Silver Springs Art Room

Tuition: $167 per student; $132 for student with parent helper (parent helpers must attend all seven weeks). All materials are included.

Registration Steps:

1. Visit our website at: www.nutsaboutscience.com

2. Click on After School Registration

3. Click on Northville Schools

4. Click on Silver Springs Elementary

5. Follow the registration and payment steps (Credit cards and PayPal accepted)

* Registration opens November 1st at 8 am and closes November 15th at 11pm

Click the flyer below for more information.


Box Tops are Back!

Did you know you can support Silver Springs when you grocery shop?

Both Kroger and Busch’s grocery store allow you to link your shopper card to Silver Springs.

Click below to help Silver Springs! Kroger: Silver Springs PTA (CH721)

https://www.kroger.com/i/community/ community-rewards

Busch’s: Silver Springs PTA https://www.buschs.com/community

Box Tops for Education has an app!

No more clipping, gluing, counting, or mailing!

Follow the directions below and you can help Silver Springs each time you grocery shop. Simply sign up, scan your receipt, and Silver Springs benefits!

About Virtual Box Tops:


To sign up:


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USA Hockey - Kid's Day Game 2021

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Northville Public Schools Close Contact Quarantine Protocol

NPS has aligned our Close Contact Protocol with the guidance provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shown here in the School Quarantine Guidance graphic and supported by our local Health Department. This guidance provides multiple pathways for students to remain in school. For a more detailed explanation of this graphic, please see this NPS Close Contact Quarantine Protocol Explained document.

If your child is an identified Close Contact to a positive COVID case, we will contact you and further explain your options of, where possible, keeping your child safely in school.

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Northville Public Schools COVID-19 Testing Site

Northville Public Schools (NPS) announces a new partnership with RAPIDBIO to provide the NPS community a reliable and convenient COVID-19 testing site on campus.

As part of the NPS CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROTOCOL and in partnership with RAPIDBIO, all Northville students, staff and families are eligible to make a COVID-19 test appointment at this priority testing site:

NPS COVID-19 Testing Site Location:

Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville MI 48168 (Main Entrance)

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Appointment Link:

Northville Public Schools/RAPIDBIO Appointment Link
(select Northville School District under Location options)

We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to partner with RAPIDBIO to provide our community with a priority test site on our high school campus allowing our students and staff to remain in school and continue to discover a World of Possibilities.

(Additional testing resources can be found at NPS COVID-19 Testing Resources.)

(NPS ON CAMPUS COVID-19 Testing Site)


COVID Safety and Mitigation Plans

As we come together in learning this year, it is important to remember to perform at-home self-monitoring using the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool. This screener serves as a daily reminder that children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (or ANY illness) need to stay home from school. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in using this screener each school day. In addition to the daily screener students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors.
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The NPS 2021-22 COVID-19 General Mitigation Response Plan outlines the multiple layers of COVID-19 safety measures being implemented across the district to support the health and safety of all students and staff. School principals will share specific building procedures with families. Processes are in place at each school to teach and/or reinforce safety measures with all students. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document answers additional questions you may have as you and your child are preparing for the start of the 2021-22 school year.


School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.

Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 8:30 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.


Overbooked – Parenting is hard. Your book club shouldn’t be!

Join us as we launch Overbooked 2.0, a quarterly book club co-hosted by a Northville personality. We are excited to announce that Joe Reimann, the new principal at Moraine Elementary, will be our inaugural host for our discussion on the book Why We Sleep, a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn about as well as share their own family sleep strategies that support healthy sleep habits.

November 18th from 7-8pm at the Northville Community Center

No registration necessary

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Northville Youth Network (NYN)

Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's Mindfulness and Resilience resource templates as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)


Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions

- Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.

- Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.

-Bus Drivers: See flyer below

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