Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - November 23, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

November 13th - End of First Card Marking

November 19th - Credit Union Deposit Day

November 25th - Half Day Dismissal

December 2-3-4 - Parent Teacher Conferences Week

December 3 - Half Day Dismissal

December 4 - Half Day Dismissal

December 16 - Picture Retake Day


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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A Message from Mrs. Booth

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. Therefore, all students AND staff will be free of academic-related work during the following dates:


  • Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29)
  • Winter Break (Saturday, December 19 - Sunday, January 3)
  • Mid-Winter Break (Saturday, February 13 - Tuesday, February 16)
  • Spring Break (Saturday, March 27 - Sunday, April 4)


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 6. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.


Sincerely,


Katie Booth

Principal

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1/2 Day Dismissal Times

** LUNCHES WILL NOT BE SERVED ON HALF DAYS**


We have a few upcoming 1/2 days. On those days the dismissal times are as follows:


12:00 PM: Kids Club students


12:05 PM: Kindergarten students and their older siblings


12:07 PM: All students with the last name that begins with A-G


12:11 PM: All students with the last name that begins with H-Q


12:15 PM: All students with the last name that begins with R-Z


Bussers will be dismissed by Bus between 12:05 and 12:15 as busses arrive.

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2020-21 Second Semester Learning Plan Options

Please be watching your emails for a form sent via the District on or about Monday, November 23, regarding your choice for second semester. Families will have the option to either continue with their current selection(s) or select a change in assignment for second semester. Please note these forms, which will come electronically, are due back no later than November 30, 2020 so that the District has time to plan accordingly.

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Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences

Report cards will be viewable in MiStar on Monday, November 30th. This year's report card will look different than in years prior. This year we are introducing a standards based report card. Please see the information below about our new report card and information sessions being offered to families.


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 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. We strive to ensure that we meet with every child’s parent during this time.


This year parent-teacher conferences will be done virtually via Zoom. Teachers sent out a link on Monday, November 16th to sign up for conferences. Please contact your child's teacher if you did not receive the link.


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.

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Parent Report Card Parent Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians of K-5 Students,


In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress in the K-5

level. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous way to identify what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new K-5 Standards Based Report Card.


Our newly adopted 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.


Please feel free to contact my office at 248-344-3520 or your child’s school if you have

questions or concerns.


Aaron Baughman

Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services


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

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K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions

In striving to provide a rigorous, student-centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress in the K-5 level. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous way to identify what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new K-5 Standards Based Report Card.


Join us at one of the Parent Sessions listed below as we provide information about the process being used at your child's school and additional background information and answer frequently asked questions.


NPS K-5 Report Card Parent Sessions:


Monday, Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLTxYMePQ8q7SLNBojw4Zg


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Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://northville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_msD4hihFSFWeK1B88CAv5A

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Parents, we need your help!!

We need you to share first day of school pictures, virtual learning photos, and any other pictures that will help us build a memorable 2020-21 yearbook!!


Please email photos of school related activities and Halloween costumes to : kmgifford327@gmail.com


Please include grade level and name of student!

Ideas: bus stop, costumes, virtual learning including PE, music, picture day photos you snapped before they headed to school for formal pictures

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Treat for Troops

Thanks to a fabulous idea from Lukas Raekow, Silver Springs donated candy to the Soldiers Angels Treats for Troops this year! Donations were shipped on Monday, November 16th.


Check out all the candy we collected!

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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw


What this means: Balance feels best. In order to maintain and increase effectiveness, we must renew ourselves in body, mind, heart and soul.


“I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.”

“I find meaningful ways to help others.”

“I spend time with family and friends.”

“I learn in lots of ways and places, not just at school.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Go for a walk.

2. Read a book.

3. Volunteer in your community.

4. Value the difference in others.

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**REMINDER** COVID-19 and Symptom Reporting Requirements

Parents must symptom screen students, including a temperature check, BEFORE sending their child to school each day. If you answer YES to one or more questions on the screening form, do the following:

  • Call your child in using the attendance line at your school
  • Identify any symptom(s) your child is having
  • If you are taking your child to get COVID-19 tested, please indicate so when you call.


If you have any family members in the household that have tested positive, do the following:

  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the school attendance line and advise that a household member has tested positive
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If your child has been identified as being in close contact with a person that has tested positive, do the following:


  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child was in close contact with a person who tested positive.
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


If you take your child to be COVID-19 tested, do the following:
  • Keep your child home
  • Contact the attendance line and advise that your child has been taken for COVID-19 testing
  • The school or the district COVID-19 response team will contact you.


We must work together to keep our students, staff and entire community safe. Your child's safety is our first priority. Please help us ensure that safety by using the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool EACH MORNING and following all reporting requirements above if you answer YES to any symptom.

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