Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - October 8, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

October 8th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 9th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Robotics Club

October 10th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. K-2 Always Basketball

October 11th - 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. - After School Art

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

Next Week's Events:

October 15th – 3:45-5:00 p.m. Young Rembrandt's

October 16th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Robotics Club

October 17th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After School Science

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. K-2 Always Basketball

October 18th - 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 3-5 Always Basketball

October 19th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Maybury Farm

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Art Room Newsletter

Check out the latest updates from Mrs. Rohrhoff's art room by clicking the link below.

Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Update


Kindness Matters T-Shirt - Orders due Monday, October 8th

October is Bullying Prevention Month. The Silver Springs PTA would like to offer families the opportunity to purchase a Kindness Matters T-Shirt like the one below. The t-shirt would read: Kindness Matters with Silver Springs Elementary School written below. In addition to wearing the t-shirt when you want, we will have designated days throughout the month when we can all where our t-shirts to show that Kindness Matters to everyone.

Please turn in all t-shirt orders by 11 am on Monday. Orders need to be placed right away to hopefully have in 7 business days.


Last call for the Yearbook Cover Contest!


It is time for the YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST!!!!!

It is time to get creative and design a yearbook cover.

Entries are due: Monday, October 8th

Entries must be on 8.5x11 paper, portrait orientation

Colored paper is acceptable

Please include your name and teacher on the back of your entry.

Use the ocean theme, leader in me principles, the Silver Springs eagle

Winner will be announced on Friday the 19th!!

**note the winning entry may be slightly modified by the yearbook company

***See attachment for the same information***


Family Bowling at Novi Bowl - Friday, October 19th

Join us for our FIRST Family Bowling Night of the school year! The cost is $12 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 to see you there!!


It's Time to Turn in Your Box Tops

It’s that time of year again to help Silver Springs earn money for our school!

Our fall Box Top Collection Contest is October 15 – 19! Here’s how to participate:

1. Check all your home products for Box Tops for Education labels. Ask friends, family and neighbors, too!

2. Please trim edges and check the expiration date.

3. Place Box Tops in a Ziploc bag/envelope, or attach to a collection sheet.

4. Put the student and teacher’s name on the bag/envelope or sheet.

5. Turn in to your student’s teacher or in the bin located in the school lobby.

Each participating student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win

a Five Below gift card!

The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will have a special day…

an electronics hour or board game time, agreed to by the class and teacher!

Last year Silver Springs earned over $750 by submitting Box Tops! Let’s keep up the

good work!

It’s that simple! Clip, bag, name and turn in by Friday, October 19th!

For a full list of participating products, please visit BTFE.COM/PRODUCTS

For more information, please contact Jennifer Harrison / jenmichaud@yahoo.com


Let’s keep swimming…we have 209 members who have joined the PTA so far!

Thank you to everyone who has joined our PTA. The SS Springs PTA benefits all our students, teachers, and school. There is no obligation to join…just show your support by joining. Your membership covers basically the dues so we still need everyone to donate to Invest In

Your Child also. Look for your fish in the Silver Springs display case. It gets updated each week as memberships come in. Students will receive an ocean themed pencil when their parent joins. Check for the next round of pencils in Monday envelopes.

Top Classes With PTA Membership

Lower El – Ellies with 13 PTA members

Upper El – Kiebler with 13 PTA members

Congrats to these 2 classes with the most memberships! Mrs. Ellies caught a wave and took the lead on Friday.

You may join the SS PTA at any time throughout the year if you change your mind! Each school has a separate PTA for membership.

Thank you for swimming into the school year with us…the SS PTA!


Get Caught In This Important Wave at Silver Springs… Please Invest In Your Child

The PTA greatly appreciates the generous donations from our Silver Springs families so far. Thanks to your donations we are around $7, 900. We still need to help to reach our goal of at least $10, 000 and hopefully more. Please IIYC if you have not done so yet.

Just to give you an idea of how much money is needed to cover our costs:

$50 from 4 families = 1 classroom teacher $200 for classroom supplies

$50 from 40 families = Time For Kids subscription for the year (approx.)

$50 from 7 families = Reflections (National PTA Art Contest) at Silver Springs

$50 from 40 families = Science Alive for the grade levels this year


his is just a FEW of the things the PTA covers…

We truly need all our Silver Springs families to give what they can to help ensure the SS PTA can support and fund all we do for our students, teacher, and school. Your donation is tax deductible. All the money donated stays at Silver Springs. You don’t have to be a PTA member to help this important fundraising campaign. This is a fuss free way to raise money for our PTA. You are helping to make a difference at Silver Springs. We want to help make educational and rewarding experiences and lasting memories at Silver Springs for all the students.

All families who donated to IIYC have a fish with their family name placed around the display case.

The last raffle winners for Principal for an hour are:

Lauren G., Maks H., Henry B, and Juno A.

Swim with our SCHOOL…the Silver Springs PTA!


Night For Northville

Why should kids have all the fun?!? Join NEF for a bewitching Night For Northville evening at Meadowbrook C.C. that includes the Shawn Riley Band, open bar, costume contests, fantastic food, wine pull raffle, silent auction and more! Night For Northville is NEF's premiere fundraising event, now with a great new venue and new "black and orange" theme! Tickets are $125. Costumes are encouraged but not required. For more information regardingtickets and sponsorships please go to https://www.supportnef.org/Night-for-Northville-Purchase-Tickets.html, or by calling 248-344-8458. We hope to see you on October 13!​


Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan is hosting an event to introduce elementary schoolers (grades 1-5, coed) to engineering through interactive engineering activities with current SWE members. It will take place on Saturday, October 27th and it has a Halloween theme! Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Harlem Wizards vs Mustang Madness Contest

Harlem Wizards Basketball Team to perform at NHS on Tuesday, November 27th. The Northville Mustangs Boosters Club presents the Harlem Wizards vs. the Mustang Madness on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Northville High School Gym. This will be a fun night for all ages! Tickets will go on sale October 10th. More information to come soon!

NORTHVILLE STUDENTS: We need your help to pick our MUSTANG MADNESS Home Team.

1) Choose one adult who you would like to see play in the . Harlem Wizards vs. Mustang Madness basketball game. (Suggestions – teachers, principals, coaches, etc.)

2) Write a short essay (limit 100 words) on why that person would make a great teammate.

3) You can write on the back of this page or use your own paper.

4) Place your essay in the Wizards basket in the school office by Friday, Oct. 12th.

All essays will be entered into a drawing to win free tickets to the game! Thank you for your help!

***See attached flyer for more details***


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Now

This is a special opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. This birthday celebration lets you bring in lunch and eat with your child at your own decorated table. Please fill out the Birthday Lunch Celebration form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date. All reservations need to be made in advance.

Don’t miss this chance to CELEBRATE your child’s special day!


The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...

The Silver Springs Eagle has landed on it's first trip around the world.

New this year, to celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs will have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. The first stop is Germany to celebrate German American History Month.

Check out the video below by our first Multi-Cultural Leader, Anton. He shares a little about his home country Germany.

*If you are interested in becoming a Multi-Cultural Leader, check out the application station!*


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #4 - Think Win-Win- Everyone can Win!

What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.

“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff