Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - November 22, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

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.


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

November 30th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - K-3 Robotics

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

December 1st - 4:00 - 7:00 Parent-Teacher Conferences

December 2nd - 1/2 Day of School - dismissal at 12:15 (No lunch is served)

December 2nd - 1:15 - 7:00 Parent Teacher Conferences

December 3rd - 1/2 Day of School - dismissal at 12:15 (No lunch is served)

December 3rd - 1:15 - 3:45 Parent Teacher Conferences

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal



Dear Silver Springs Students, Parents, and Staff,

Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate! We are excited to continue with the idea of homework-free “Well-Being Breaks” for all of our major school holidays. We believe school breaks should be just that - a brief reprieve from school responsibilities like homework, special projects, planning, and grading. It is a time to reconnect with loved ones without the stress of school work creeping in.

Making sure that our students, staff, and families have the opportunity to completely detach themselves from school—physically and mentally—on the days they’re off is an important part of our commitment to honoring the whole person. (Leader in Me fans call this “Sharpening the Saw.”) In other words, we know our students and staff have lives outside of school, and guess what? We want them to enjoy those healthy, balanced lives!

Please note, I am planning on following this same advice, as a result, there will be no Eagle Express next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please look for the next Eagle Express on Sunday, December 5. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.


Katie Booth



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.


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A special note from the PTA...

The PTA will providing our staff a meal on Wednesday, December 1st during fall conferences

Please assist us in providing drinks, snacks, and desserts


Thank you for your generosity!!!!


Reports Cards will be viewable on Tuesday, November 30th

Report cards will be viewable in MiStar Parent Portal on Tuesday, November 30th.

Also coming next month is our annual fall parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most important methods of communication between our families and the school. We are very much looking forward to your participation in parent-teacher conferences on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We strive to ensure that we meet with every child’s parent during this time.

We encourage your active participation in these conferences. Please be sure to bring any questions or concerns you may have so that we may address them.


Our Standards Based Report Card describes what a student should know and

be able to do at the end of each grade level in Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science,

Fine and Performing Arts, World Language and Physical Education. We firmly believe that the

Standards Based Report Card is a significantly more effective tool for communicating student growth within the grade level learning standards.

The new Standards Based Report Card is beneficial for students, parents and teachers.

Teachers are able to use ongoing assessments as a way to guide classroom instruction.

Students are able to practice their mastery of standards without the penalty of receiving a poor grade. The process of reteaching creates an opportunity for both teachers and students to learn from their mistakes and continually learn. Standards Based reporting allows teachers the opportunity to more clearly communicate with students and parents.

This guide provides information about the process being used at your child's school, including frequently asked questions and additional background information, a description of proficiency levels, a sample report card, and further detail on the content area standards on

the report.

*Click on the K-5 Parent Report Card Guide below to take a look inside*



As part of the Proactive Planned Route Cancellations, Route P is cancelled for the entire week from Monday, November 22nd thru Wednesday, November 24th

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 with the sign-up genius link. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office with any questions about how to sign up. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.


Senior Cheer

The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action team would like your help to spread some holiday cheer this season.

We will be collecting donations of holiday cards or cards with kind messages as well as toiletries (like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, lotion, toothpaste etc.) to give to our local seniors living in nursing homes or adult foster care facilities.

The project will run from November 29 th -December 10 th .

The collection boxes will be near the front office.

Thank you for helping us to spread some joy to our local seniors.


Fall Book Fair

Our fall book fair will be open from Tuesday, 11/16 through Tuesday, 11/23. Students can shop for books during their library time.

Parents can begin online shopping from Tuesday, 11/16 through Monday, 11/29. To access the online fair use this link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silversprings

Thank you for supporting our school. Happy Shopping!

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Silver Springs Families~

As a reminder, our Silver Springs Community will be ordering school wide t-shirts that can be worn at all school-wide assemblies, class field trips, Leadership Day and on NEST days (classes working together on community building activities).


ASAP! The T-shirt sizing chart is listed 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 at murphyta@northvilleschools.org in the front office for assistance. These t-shirts will be used for the next two years, so please order the size accordingly.


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.


Northville C.A.R.E.S is pleased to announce some "coming events" for parents.

Northville C.A.R.E.S Coming Attractions!!!

On December 16th at 7:00 Northville C.A.R.E.S will be showing a pre-taped student panel that some of our high school students participated in. The panel was facilitated by Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-Northville Youth Network) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Our students shared their thoughts on the pressures they face as they navigate through high school. Please contact Susan Johnson at johnsosu@northvilleschools.org or 248-344-3532 if you are interested in attending this virtual event.

As part of Northville C.A.R.E.S, we are happy to provide 2 opportunities for our families to view the movie Chasing Childhood. Chasing Childhood explores the pressures for families and children in a high achievement culture. Northville Youth Network and PTA are sponsoring this movie in the Northville High School Auditorium on:

Thursday, January 20th 6:30-8:15

Saturday, January 29th at 10:00-11:45

There will be a short Q & A after the movie facilitated by Amy Prevo (Director-NYN), Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-NYN) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Please feel free to view the Chasing Childhood trailer

If you would like to reserve a spot to view Chasing Childhood, please contact Susan Johnson (information listed above) to communicate which showing and how many spots you are reserving.


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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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.


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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