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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 4, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

March 4th - School Spirit Wear Day! Wear your SS T-shirt or wear blue!

3:45 - 5:25 Young Rembrandt's

March 6th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

March 7th - Lighthouse School Recertification Visit - Wear your Leadership Day T-Shirt

Next Week's Events:

March 11th - School Spirit Wear Day! Wear your SS T-shirt or wear blue!

3:45 - 5:00 Young Rembrandt's

3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

March 12th - 9:15 a.m. PTA Meeting

March 13th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

6:00 - 7:00 Milk & Cookies

March 14th - 3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Milk & Cookies Event

All students are invited to hear a few of our Silver Springs staff read their favorite books and enjoy some Milk and Cookies on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00-7:00pm. Paper RSVP forms will not be sent home this year, the sign up will be digital instead. Simply click the button below to access the Milk and Cookies Google Form to RSVP for this fun event! Please RSVP by Friday, March 8th to attend the event.

Hope to see you there!

Get "Hooked" on a Good Book!

March is Reading Month is just around the corner!! Our MiRM theme is Get "Hooked" on a Good Book! We hope that during March students get so "hooked" on books that they can't stop reading! Student reading logs will go home with students on Monday, February 25th. Students will start tracking their reading minutes on Friday, March 1st. This year, all important information about March is Reading Month is included in a Smore newsletter (click the button below to access the MiRM Smore newsletter). March is going to be filled with READING FUN!
March is Reading Month Smore Newsletter

Check out the March is Reading Month Smore newsletter for everything you need to know about this exciting month!


Another FIN-TAS-TIC Fun Fair!

It was great to see so many SS students and families last Friday attending our PTA community event.

Thank you to Kristen Gifford for organizing…a job well done! Thank you to all the parents, teachers, Mrs. Booth, and Dad’s Club for giving your time to help make sure this event happens. All the volunteers who gave their time or help by donating cupcakes, setting up, serving drinks and pizza, checking in families, and especially the ones who cleaned up! A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Booth, Mindy Albertson, Michael Kim, Kristin Gifford, and Jason Wilburn who took a turn in Pie Face to support the PTA!

The PTA appreciates your support and willingness to lend a hand! With your support, we able to to do great things for Silver Springs!


March PTA General Meeting - 3/12/19 at 9:15 a.m.

March PTA General Meeting


9:15 am in the Rondelle

Please join us for our next PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th. It is a great way to stay informed and learn about upcoming events at Silver Springs. You also might hear something that sparks an interest to want to help out or get involved. We hope to see you there!

We are hoping to fill our Chair positions for next year so everyone can be ready and prepared. Please come and ask any questions if you have an interest to get more involved. We want to be able to continue all the wonderful events and activities that PTA provides.


Friendship Making a (Book) Mark Fundraiser!

The Silver Springs Peer Pal program is excited to announce that we will be selling bookmarks throughout the month of March as a way to celebrate friendship and March is Reading Month. Bookmarks will be sold before school for 50 cents apiece. All proceeds will go to support the Peer Pal Program, which promotes peer relationships and friendships among students. Help us celebrate friendship and reading! It’s a win-win!


Toiletry Drive and Pop Tab Collection for the Ronald McDonald House

The 2nd Grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop is doing a service project to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor. Please consider sending in sample/travel size toiletries and pop tabs now through March 22. See flyer for more information.


Art to Remember

We’re excited to announce that we are participating with Art to Remember again this year! This is a great program that allows you to purchase keepsake products customized with your child’s art. There’s a great variety of products to choose from. What a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a special birthday! This is for all students and staff who have children that want to participate. We will be sending home the guidelines and supplies in next week's Monday envelopes. Please be sure to check it out! All artwork is DUE March 11th.


Girls on the Run - Spring Season!!!

As the weather is (hopefully) warming up, it is time to register for the Spring session of Girls on the Run!

Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 pm.

Practices begin Monday March 11th

The celebration 5K on Sunday May 19th at Lake St. Clair Metropark

About Girls on the Run:


Below is the link to register your daughter:


Parents: We would love to have you join us! If you can commit to attending practices and encourage the runners, join us!! We need one committed adult for every 8 runners. You do not need to be a runner to inspire our girls.

Questions: Contact Kristin Gifford, meagherk13@gmail.com


Early Childhood and Extended Day Programs Enrollment for 2019-2020

Please see the attachment for more information about enrolling in the Northville Public School Early Childhood and Extended Day Programs.


NPAAS Tutoring

Northville Parents of African American Students (NPAAS) is a parent organization that offers family programming and tutoring in Reading and Math for all students Pre-K to 8th grades at the Northville Public Library. To contact NPAAS call 734-956-0329 or email npaasnetwork@gmail.com. Tutoring schedule and brochure attached.


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The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...

New this year, to celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs, we will have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. February is also the month that the Chinese New Year is celebrated.

Check out the video below by our Multi-Cultural Leaders. They are here to help us celebrate the Chinese New Year.

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


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for March

This month’s Habit: Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Activity: Eyes, Ears, Heart Activity

Due Date: March 29, 2019

Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.

“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.

Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka