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Silver Springs Elementary School - February 22, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events:

February 26th - Habit 3 Take Home Activity Due

February 27th - NPS Virtual Parent Camp

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


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


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Please consider donating used books to our library.

We will gladly accept any donation. If we can’t use it in the library we will use it in our Book Exchange or Little Library. We are specifically interested in the following.

  • Harry Potter

  • I Survived

  • Wimpy Kid

  • Piggie Elephant

  • What Was / What Was

  • Pets

  • Sports

  • Military

  • Cooking

  • World Records

  • Jokes

  • Any Graphic Novels (including Dogman and Baby-sitter’s Club)

Donations should be placed in the box labeled “Library Books” in front of the school. Thank you!


"Can" You Donate?

Shout out to the entire Silver Springs Community! We collected 1,151 items to donate to Civic Concern. This is the most items we have EVER collected!

So many people in the Northville community will be blessed by your generosity! Taking care of others is so important!

Thank you to the Student Lighthouse Team for organizing. Thank you to Katelyn for creating the slide below.

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Box Tops

Dear Families,

During this challenging time, our teachers and students need more help than ever! No matter what school looks like, Box Tops for Education is a fast and easy way for you to help out from home. Our next deadline of March 1, 2021 is fast approaching!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and automatically adds Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your e-receipts and earn Box Tops. Little by little, we can help make a big difference!


Jen Harrison

Box Tops for Education Coordinator for Silver Springs Elementary


Help us take the Science Fair Virtual!

We are looking for parent volunteers to organize a virtual science fair.

**familiarity with Google drive/functions beneficial**

Please contact Kristin Gifford at: kmgifford327@gmail.com

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Multicultural Photos for the Yearbook


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


Supporting the 7 Habits at home!

February At Home Activity

This month’s Habit: Habit 3 Put First Things First

Activity: Plan one-on-one Time

Due Date: February 26th

Please see attached activities below. We would love to have you share your Plan for one-on-one Time with us by February 26th, so we can proudly display our families practicing the 7-Habits at home!

Habit #3 Put First Things First- "Work First, Then Play"

What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!

“I spend my time on things that are most important.”

“I say no to things I know I should not do.”

“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”

“I am disciplined and organized.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.

2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.

3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.

Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone


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Women in Engineering Opportunity

Hello Future Engineer!

We welcome you to join us in attending the Michigan State University Women in Engineering Mentoring Program.

This event is FREE and open to all. It will be a great opportunity for your student to experience hands-on engineering and meet others interested in STEM.

We will be hosting the following session dates:

  • 1st through 4th Grade Sessions - Tuesdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 9th, 16th, 23rd

  • 5th through 8th Grade Sessions - Thursdays from 4-5 pm on Zoom - March 11th, 18th, 25th

*activity difficultly varies based on age group*

If you cannot attend your age group's day, you may sign up for other group days.

If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/WIE-Mentoring

Registration Ends March 1st!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at msu-wie-ambassadors@egr.msu.edu.



Are you a parent who is having difficulty managing your own stress during the pandemic while also trying to help your children? Please join Kevin Spizarny and Hegira Health for an online ZOOM presentation, Handling the Challenges of the Pandemic, Tips for Parents, on Feb. 23, 2021, at 6 PM. During the 30 minute presentation, Kevin will highlight ways parents can handle difficult emotions while helping their children cope with their feelings. This practical training will also give parents tips on managing a family's schedule while in both distance and hybrid learning and providing meaningful activities for their children. There will be a fifteen-minute Q&A at the end of the presentation for parents to ask questions.

Follow this link (www.t.ly/tips) to attend the 30-MINUTE ZOOM - FEB. 23 @ 6PM.

If you have questions about this presentation or services available through Hegira Health Inc., please contact Children's Outpatient Services at 734-367-0469.


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Northville Youth Football and Cheer

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment.

The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2021 season.

Veteran registration starts February 15th-February 28th.

New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2021

Flag (6 & 7 year olds, on August 31st)

Freshman (8 & 9 year olds, on August 31st)

JV (10 & 11 year olds, on August 31st)

Varsity (12 & 13 year olds, on August 31st)

Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions)

Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field).

For more information or to register, please visit our website. www.northvilleyouthfootball.com


Northville Baseball-Softball Association

Registration for the youth baseball and softball house recreational leagues for the 2021 season is now open. Registration ends March 21st. See the web site for details.


To determine which league your child should be playing, consult the grid below and/or the

House Leagues web page for age/grade breakdowns.

See flyer for more information.

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Mark your calendars! Northville Parent Camp is on Saturday, February 27, 2021!

Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation have again partnered to bring you Northville Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops put together to give you the practical knowledge, resources, and tools to help equip you to support and guide their children.

This year, Parent Camp will be virtual so you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home! A special Parent Camp website (https://sites.google.com/northvilleschools.org/northville-parent-camp/home) has been created which contains the agenda, workshop topics and descriptions, e-program, resources, and all of the necessary zoom links to participate. We hope you take some time to explore the topics and resources to make the difficult decision as to which breakout sessions you want to attend! We are still adding resources daily, so please check back often.

If you have any questions, please contact us at contact@supportnef.org. We hope you will join us!


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!

Elementary School Enrollment Dates

Amerman - February 9, 10, 11

Winchester - February 23, 24, 25

Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4

Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11

Moraine - March 16, 17, 18

Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25



New Health Screening Form and International Travel Update


As you may be aware, multiple SARS B.1.1.7 variant COVID cases have been confirmed in Wayne County. As a result, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the screening forms, including the 14 day quarantine requirements in most cases and requirements for quarantine and testing after international travel.


The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021). Please use this updated form each morning to determine if your child can come to school.


The Wayne County Health Department has updated the requirements for students returning to school after international travel. These changes are included within the updated screening tool and require 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.

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