Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School -May 4, 2020

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A Message from Mrs. Booth

Dear Silver Springs Families,


I can't believe the month of May is here already! The first week of May is also Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join me in celebrating the amazing teachers at Silver Springs! They are all gold medal winners in my eyes!


I'm looking forward to "Seeing" all the students this week in their Zooms with their teachers. Don't forget to check out the Teacher Appreciation Ideas for those Zoom sessions.


Stay safe and be well!


Katie Booth

Principal

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

I think we all have a great admiration for teachers and all they do for our children each day, especially now. Please help us celebrate our AMAZING Silver Springs staff virtually.

Each day this week, we are having a theme for class zooms:


During the week of May 4th, please help us show our appreciation for our teachers and the CHAMPIONS they are.

Monday: Wear Silver Springs gear or your teacher’s FAVORITE team to your ZOOM

Tuesday: Show a picture or a “Thank you” sign to your teacher when you ZOOM

Wednesday: Send your teacher an APPRECIATION email

Thursday: Share family appreciation video with staff

Friday: Act of Kindness—share an act of kindness during your class ZOOM


Don't forget to send a picture to kmgifford327@gmail.com to share in our Teacher Appreciation video!!!


Be well,

The Silver Springs PTA

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Leader in Me Parent Survey

As a Leader in Me Lighthouse school we are always working to understand how we can improve. Please complete the survey below as part of an annual assessment to help all members of the school community (students, parents, and the adults who work at the school) understand how we're doing. Your responses will provide us with important information to help us become even better. All of your responses are completely anonymous. The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Please try to respond to all items. Thank you!


Link to survey: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/silver-springs-elem-mi/parent

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Math at Home - Family Games

For each grade level, you’ll find math games for home play. We know that resources vary by home, so whenever possible, we’ve provided printable, digital, and “make your own” options.


Games are based on current grade level standards. However, if a game seems too difficult or too easy for your child, take a look at the Change It Up suggestions listed in each game. Or, try a game below or above your child’s grade level. Most importantly, have fun learning and playing together!

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MISTAR PARENT PORTAL EMAIL ADDRESSES

The Eagle Express is sent out via ListServ and posted on our webpage, but other information is sent out through the MISTAR email system because we can send to specific grade levels or to the entire school. Please make sure you have a current email address in Parent Portal.


To update your information:

• Log in to the MISTAR Parent Portal

• Click on the "My Information" link at the top right of the page

• Click on the "View" button at the far-right side of the page for the individual whose information you would like to change.

• Update the fields you would like change and hit the "Submit" button on the top left of the page.

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It's Kindergarten Registration Time!!!

We are currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! Please let your neighbors, friends, and family know that they can still register their incoming kindergartener online!


Please visit the Northville Public Schools website for more information!

https://www.northvilleschools.org/apps/news/article/1216062

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Pandemic Free and Reduced Program Notice

We are aware that many families may be experiencing a reduction or loss of income due to pandemic closures in our community and state. Please know that Northville Public Schools continues to accept applications for Free/ Reduced meal benefits until June. You can apply online on the Northville Public Schools website or if you need a paper application, they can be picked up at Northville High School on Tuesday or Friday between 9 am and 12 pm. Paper applications may be returned at the same location during those times as well.


At this time, the State of Michigan is providing extra benefits to students that qualify for Free/Reduced price meals in the form of Pandemic EBT benefits (see attached flyer). If you submit an F/R application by May 8th, and your benefit eligibility status changes to free or reduced, you will be eligible for Pandemic EBT Benefits. The benefit will be $5.70 per day per child, for each of your family members 18 years of age or younger, or enrolled in a special education program 26 years of age or younger. Applications approved before the end of June will be effective for the first 30 days of the 2020-2021 school year.


We strongly encourage you to apply if your family situation has changed, or you haven’t applied in the past. Please contact Carrie Morfino at morfinoca@northvilleschools.org for further information or questions.


Sincerely,

Carrie Morfino

Food Service Manager

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Silver Springs Playground is Closed

We completely understand that the Stay at Home order issued by our Governor during this challenging time is extremely difficult for you and our students, and that part of our being as humans is socializing with each other. As part of the order, Governor Whitmer has encouraged families and individuals to get outside, take walks, etc., but the order does not allow for large gatherings, or gatherings at parks and playgrounds, which includes on our school playgrounds.


In accordance with the Governor’s Stay Safe. Stay Home. Executive Order, and by Order of the Oakland County Health Division, Northville Public Schools has closed all of our school playgrounds and fields, including ALL play structures. Student safety and well being is at the forefront of all we do for our students both at Silver Springs and across Northville Public Schools. We are asking you to do everything you can to slow the spread. We appreciate your help in keeping each other safe and healthy.

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At Home Whiteboard Ideas to Spark Conversation

Each day, to get learning started, or for lunch/dinner conversation...talk to your family about the following:
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An Invitation to Northville's "Virtual" STEAM Fair

For the safety of our school community, the 6th Annual Northville STEAM Fair was cancelled for this year. However, upon learning that many students had continued their projects, a "virtual" fair was created. Please go to http://www.northvillesteamfair.com/ to see the 20 projects that were submitted via video or presentation. They will also be featured on Northville Public School and the Northville Educational Foundation's Facebook Page. Please share so that our students can be showcased in our Northville Schools Community. Thank you to all who participated!

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