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Silver Springs Elementary School - April 26, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

May 4th - NO SCHOOL for Students

May 5th - Virtual Kindergarten Parent Orientation

May 7th - Kindergarten Round-Up


** CALENDAR UPDATE - NO SCHOOL FOR CURRENT KINDERGARTENERS ON FRIDAY 5/7 due to Kindergarten Round Up **


Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:

https://twitter.com/sspringselem


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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EDUKIT SCHOOL SUPPLY KIT - 21/22 SCHOOL YEAR

ORDER BY JUNE 17, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.


Silver Springs Elementary School offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the upcoming school year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school.


The Northville Council of PTAs in partnership with the middle and elementary schools are very excited about our school supply kit fundraiser ~ providing a convenient way for families to purchase school supplies for the coming school year. The school supply lists have been developed by the teachers in each grade, at each school.*


*Please note that the supply lists are simply suggestions of helpful items and are strictly voluntary, as Northville Public Schools provide the necessary supplies and materials for your child’s successful school experience.


If you place your order before June 17, it will be delivered directly to your school before the first day of school.


Extended ordering is available from June 18 - August 16 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.


https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/12072/

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Teacher Appreciation Week is coming :)

The week of May 3rd-May 7th we are planning fun events to show our appreciation of our staff!

See an upcoming listserv with more details.


***Please email a picture of your student(s) with a “Thank

You” sign to kmgifford327@gmail.com by Friday 4/30 to

include in a video for our staff****


The PTA will provide staff treats during the week!!


The influence of a good teacher can never be erased

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The Silver Springs PTA Executive Board needs you!!!

Get involved! Help us continue to make Silver Springs a great place to learn and grow!


The 2021-22 school year presents exciting opportunities to continue our traditional events and create new ones!


We have openings on our 2021-22 Eboard.

Please, reach out with interest and questions.

kmgifford327@gmail.com

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing | April 18 & 25 @ NHS, 11 am - 5 pm

In partnership with the State of Michigan and MDHHS, Northville Schools will host drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Northville High School parking lot (45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI.)


The drive-thru testing event is open to all Northville residents and the public and will be taking place on Sunday, April 18, 2021 and Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Pre-registration is strongly encouraged at http://honumg.info/NorthvilleHS or by scanning the QR code in the attached flyer with your smart device camera. Register for time slots to help reduce wait times.


During the drive-thru testing event, participants will receive a rapid test and receive results with 15 minutes. Individuals who receive positive rapid test results will be given the opportunity to receive a follow-up PCR test, receiving those results with 24-48 hours.


We encourage the community to take advantage of this free opportunity. Actions taken by our school and local community members to limit the spread of the coronavirus will allow Northville Public Schools to continue with our commitment for a full return in 2021-22.

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Habit 5 by Lily!

Please click on the picture below to learn more about Habit 5 from Lily, one of our Student Lighthouse Leaders!

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Supporting the 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for April


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

Activity: Eyes, Ears, Heart Activity

Due Date: April 30, 2021


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

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7-Habits Shout Out Form

The "7-Habits Shout Outs" are back! Elise B., a member of the Student Lighthouse Team has created a Google Form that students can fill out to give a fellow student a shout out!


Teachers have shared this with students during class and have put the link to the google form on their Schoology pages. If students can't find it, here is the link if they want to give a fellow student a 7-habits shout out!!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYaLgz86uDmRcJXG3Ohx5fgHlfjkIt9SMqmbfh2hugYoPrZQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

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Becoming Me

Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. The Becoming Me program will be available at no additional cost to any interested Girl Scout member enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Available to girls in grades K-12, the program will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is the perfect introduction into our program. Check out the flyer for more details!

Make New Friends

"Make New Friends” is a free, four-part virtual series hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan that allows your girl to make new friends, strengthen her social and emotional skills with other girls her age, and have fun as they prepare for kindergarten and first grade! Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is meant as an introduction to our program. Check out the flyer for more details

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2021 Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal Information

Northville Public Schools has a critical Operating Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot to renew the current operating millage on all non-homestead property for five years, 2022 to 2026. This millage applies only to non-homestead property such as businesses, rental properties, and second homes. This millage renewal will impose no new taxes. This millage generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16% of the district's overall operating revenues.


Learn more about the Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal on the District website. Election Day is Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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Planning for Kindergarten: Now is the Time to Register for Kindergarten for Fall 2021

Now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage. We can't wait to welcome our newest students!

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Covid - 19 Updates

CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE

As you may be aware, there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID cases in our community, and across Michigan over the course of the past several weeks. Citing the increasing case rates and variant spread in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases effective immediately.


Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms and not send them to school where symptoms are present. Additionally, if your child has had COVID-19 in the past 5 months (evidenced by a positive PCR), quarantine is not required. We began following these new requirements immediately and notified all families where an identified close contact quarantine could be shortened under these new rules.


**REMINDER** INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Health Department, as indicated on the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021), requires that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.



SCREENING FORM UPDATED

Please remember to use the Wayne County Health Department COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021) each morning to determine if your child can come to school. If your child is a close contact to a positive case, please plan on a 10 day quarantine as the 14 day quarantine will only be required in circumstances where symptoms are present or as required by the health dept or your child's medical care provider.

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