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Silver Springs Elementary School - December 17, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

December 17th - Spirit Day! Wear a Silver Springs T-Shirt or Wear Blue!

December 19th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

December 20th - Credit Union Deposit Day

December 21st - Sing-Along Assembly

Winter Recess: December 24th - January 6th.

Enjoy the winter recess! School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2018.

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


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


A message from Food Services...

New Elementary School Food Service Policy starts January 7, 2019

Dear Elementary School Parents and Guardians,

Beginning January 7, 2019, a new policy will go into place at all Northville Public Schools elementary schools regarding the purchase of extra food items at lunch. All extra items will be cash only with the exception of double orders of main entrees (i.e. a second slice of pizza), milk and water, which will be charged to your student’s Food Service account. Double orders are $1.75 per additional entree, and $0.50 for an additional order of milk or water. Please make sure your student understands these extra food items are not free to avoid your student’s Food Service account from becoming overdrawn.

Please call Food Service at 248-344-3690 with any questions.


Carrie Morfino

Director, Food Service​


Always Basketball Winter Camps

Is your 3rd-8th grade student interested in playing basketball over winter break? If so, check out the Always Basketball Camp information.

Please see the attached flyer for all the details!


Calling all Scientists

We are calling all scientists. The PTA Science Fair 2019 will be held in April.

Start thinking about an interesting project. Maybe be you want to use the cold weather for some snow or ice experiments?

If you can't think of interesting experiments, just google Science Fair project, you will hundreds of ideas.

We are still looking for parents who can help to organize the 2019 Science Fair.

There are a lot of things to do and there are also a lot activities who can be done from home or after school hours. Every little bit of help is welcome.

If you have a minute or two to spare and would like to help, please contact Silke Nyilas:


The Spring SEASON for our Robotics team is here.

Dear Silver Springs students (K-3rd Grade)

The Spring SEASON for our Robotic team is here. We will start in January and we are planing to join the Canton Plymouth High School EXPO beginning of May. It is the identical FALL Season "MISSION MOON" challenge. FIRST only offers one challenge per school year.

Parents, this program will be run by parents for our students There will be some challenges and problems to solve but the goal is to make this a fun, exciting, and educational experience for the upcoming 11 weeks the teams will be meeting.

FIRST requires for each FIRST LEGO Robotic Jr. team 2 parent volunteers. FIRST calls these parents coaches. We need 2 coaches per team of about 4 kids. Please consider to volunteer to coach a team. Every coach will get a TEAM Meeting guide that will explain all activities broken down by each session. We will show all materials on:

Thursday, DEC-13.

Just stop by at the Silver Springs Office. You can talk with the coaches from the Fall Season. We will set up the materials and some demonstrations. Some coaches will be there before and after their students Holiday party. Please just stop by or send us an email to answer all additional questions.

The Spring Season is for K-3rd Grade and it is called The FIRST JUNIOR LEGO LEAGUE JR. The WEDO 2.0 controller is what will be used to "program" the LEGO robot will be controlled by an app. It is based on drag and drop programming or your Just download the app ,start bluetooth and you are done. Parents don't need any kind of programing skills to be able to volunteer. Just the fun to let kids playing with LEGOs and to solve their own challenge.

We will meet Tuesdays at 6 -7pm at Silver Springs. the first meeting is January-15. There will be no Robotic meeting during Spring break and Teacher development day.

The costs for this program is $86. This includes the use of the LEGOs and the WEDO 2.0 controller, the registration fees for FIRST, and some basic other materials we will need to complete the season.

Any questions? silversprings.robotics@gmail.com



Please fill out the parent volunteer form for the 5th grade concert by December 5 using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9maex4w. All parent volunteers will be able to reserve FOUR seats for the concert on January 17. Questions? Contact Mrs. Kreiss (kreisskr@northvilleschools.org)


Silver Springs Staff Cookie Exchange

It’s time to spread some holiday CHEER to our deserving SS Staff…

The SS PTA Hospitality is hoping many of our generous and kindhearted families will bake/make or bring in cookies or treats for the SS Staff Cookie Exchange on December 20th. This is such a BIG anticipated event for the staff. They are so appreciative and thrilled when this day comes to get to bring home some baked goodies to their families. Please see the Sign Up Genius link for more details. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caaac28a13-silver3

Thank you for giving your time during the busy holiday season!


January PTA General Meeting 1/15/19 6:30 pm in the Media Center

Please join us for our evening PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th. 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 in the New Year!

We also plan to recognize our students who participated in the PTA’s Reflections.


Next Family Skating Party – January 17th 6-8 pm

Mark your new calendar for 2019 to join us at the Skatin Station. Let’s start January with some winter fun skating with friends and family!

Last Family Skating Party – April 8th


Invest In Your Child Update

The SS PTA would like to thank all the families who recently donated to our main fundraiser. In the past month or so, we have received around $850 in donations. These donations bring us closer to our budgeted goal of $10,000. We hope to still reach our goal. The more we raise, the more we can do for our students and school. It is swimmingly wonderful to see our SS SCHOOL of fish around our display case in the lobby. It is never too late to make a donation to IIYC. The SS PTA looks forward to many fun community events and activities in 2019!

Thank you for helping make a difference in your child’s school!


Box Tops

Our Fall Box Tops contest is over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop collecting those box tops! Check out the cool collection sheets below. You can keep collecting box tops all through the fall and winter! Just put your completed sheets in the box tops bin with your name and teacher name.

Happy Collecting!


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for December

This month’s Habit: Habit 2 Begin With the End in Mind

Activity: Gantt Chart

Due Date: December 21st

Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind- "I have a plan"

What this means: Have a mission, a clear sense of where you want to go. Think about the end first- how are you going to get there?

“I plan ahead and set goals.”

“I do things that have meaning and make a difference”

“I am important part of my classroom.”

“I look for ways to be a good citizen.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Write down your goals. It is said that "A goal not written is only a wish.”

2. Lay out your clothes for tomorrow the night before.

3. Write down 3 goals you want to accomplish.

Great Books for Habit #2 - Begin With the End in Mind

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • When I Grow Up by Sean Covey
  • Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Little Bunny on the Move by Peter McCarty
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  • Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse