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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 30, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

Virtual - SPIRIT WEEK

Monday - Silver Springs Spirit Wear Day!
Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday - Silly Sock Day

Thursday - Hat Day

Friday - Pajama Day


Next Week’s Events:

Be Safe and Well


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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A Message from Mrs. Booth

Dear Silver Springs Families,


I can't believe that it has been another full week since I have seen all of you! This week also brought the Stay-at-home order issued by Governor Whitmer which I'm certain has sparked a variety of emotions in us all. I hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well.


Our teachers at Silver Springs are nothing short of amazing! I hope that you have had a chance to check out the Online Learning and Support tools that they have created for your student(s). Be on the lookout for the next online support plan coming to you this weekend sometime prior to 8:00 a.m. on Monday.


I have had the privilege of joining your students as they are "hanging out" or "zooming" with their teachers. I must be honest, this has been the absolute VERY BEST part of my week. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing the faces of your children. Thank you for sharing them with us.


You will see below that we will be doing a Virtual Spirit Week this week to try to keep us all connected to each other! Feel free to post pictures on Twitter @sspringselem or send pictures to your teachers.


The District is committed to providing up to date information to all of our families as it becomes available. You can access information, updates, and FAQs here. Additionally, the district continue to provide grab-and-go meals for any child under the age of 18. Click here for more details.


Technology devices are available for loan to students who do not have access and need to borrow this technology from the district. Please complete this Technology Device Checkout Form to request use of a device. The NPS technology department will follow up via email to give you a scheduled pick up time and location, coordinated with our food pickup option, once it is available. You can reach the NPS Technology Department Help Desk at 248-344-3680 Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm.


Stay safe and be well!


Katie Booth

Principal

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March 23, 2020 Assistant Superintendent and Special Services Director Update

March 23, 2020


Dear NPS Parent/Guardian,


As communicated on Friday, we are building upon the online learning resources initially developed to provide a more targeted weekly online learning and support plan for students, along with expanding connections between our teachers and their classroom communities.

No later than Tuesday, March 24, your child’s teacher(s) will electronically communicate a daily learning schedule with you and your child to begin by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Teachers will be regularly connecting with your child during this time to support them with their learning needs.


NPS will continue to build upon our online learning and support throughout this period of closure. With the possibility of an extended closure, we are continuing to work on how our online learning and resource plan needs to adapt to further support our students and community.


Technology devices are available for loan to students who do not have access. Please complete this Technology Device Checkout Form to request the use of a device. You can reach our Technology Department Help Desk at 248-344-3680 Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm.


PLAN DETAILS:

The online learning and support plan is designed to provide students with academic engagement focused on continued learning, provide students with ongoing connection with staff, maintain a sense of structure in the absence of a school day, and continue moving learning forward during this time.


You can expect your teacher and support staff to communicate online learning and resources digitally, provide a daily learning schedule with learning links and opportunities to practice their learning, develop regular digital teacher-to-student connections, and review and respond to parent/student emails on a regular basis.



You should expect your student to keep a learning routine, fully participate in the online learning opportunities and stay engaged and connected with their teacher(s). To assist your child with their online learning and support plan, please reinforce the daily learning schedule suggested by teachers, reach out to your student’s teacher for clarification when needed, and monitor student participation on-line. As always, you should make decisions based on what you as parents feel is most appropriate for your student and family.


For continued updates from Northville Public Schools related to school closure and the Coronavirus response, please visit our COVID-19 / Frequently Asked Questions page, which is updated daily. We anticipate continuing to refine online learning opportunities over the course of the next few days or weeks as decisions from the Michigan Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, and legislature are finalized. Thank you for all of your support and patience as we continue to navigate new territory. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have by email nps@northvilleschools.org or at 248-344-3520.


Sincerely,


Aaron Baughman

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services


Beth Santer

Director of Special Services

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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.


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. In response to the Governors Stay at Home and Stay Safe order, the playground at Silver Springs will be closed. We appreciate your help in keeping each other safe and healthy.

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Virtual SPIRIT WEEK!!!

Check out the Virtual Spirit Week activities below! We would love to see pictures of you participating...send pictures to your teachers or post them on Twitter @sspringselem
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Looking for some at home Science Experiments?

Check out the link below to Mad Science of Detroit...there are tons of cool experiments to choose from!
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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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Do you have multiple children at home?

Parents of multiple children might find it hard to figure out a Daily Learning Schedule that works. The article below provides some helpful tips!

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Medical Mask Help Project

Dear School and Community Members,


Thank you so much for your talent and initiative in helping to create mask covers and face shields! We are so grateful for each person who has contributed materials, cut fabric, sewed, or created. We appreciate your help. The need is great.


We have some requests for mask covers that have a pocket to accept a filter. The video below demonstrates an easy modification to the pleated mask cover shared last week. Please see the video. We would appreciate having these mask covers as well.


Please do not take mask covers or face shields from the boxes to deliver personally to medical facilities. Not every facility is accepting these. The mask covers will be sent to facilities that are accepting them. They are committed to the locations where they will be used.


Sewing questions may be directed to Denise Bryan <bryande@northvilleschools.org>


Questions about medical needs or facilities accepting mask covers and face shields may be directed to: Vidooshi, vidooshi.g.maru@gmail.com, Anita: sinhalogan@gmail.com, or Bindya: pabindya@gmail.com.


Please put your contributions in a baggie with your name and email inside. We want to be sure to thank contributors appropriately. Please wipe down the baggie before putting it in the collection box.


Collection boxes are located outside each NPS elementary school: Amerman, Moraine, Ridge Wood, Silver Springs, Thornton Creek, and Winchester, as well as at Old Village School at the north end of the building and will be collected daily.


Thank you again for your support during these difficult times. Please feel free to share this information.

How to Make a Face Mask with a Filter Pocket

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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 31, 2020


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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