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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 18, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

Let's make it a great week!

This Week’s Events:

March 18th - School Spirit Wear Day! Wear your SS T-shirt or wear blue!

3:45 - 5:00 Young Rembrandt's

3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

March 20th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

March 21st - 3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

Next Week's Events: SPIRIT WEEK! Please see the Calendar below!

March 25th - Reading Month Author Peter Raymundo VIsit!

3:45 - 5:00 Young Rembrandt's

3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

March 27th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - After-School Science

March 28th - 3:45 - 5:00 Girls on the Run

SPRING BREAK - March 30th - April 7th. Classes resume on April 8th.

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Spirit Week 2019- March 25th-29th

The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action Team is proud to sponsor this year’s spirit week and would like to encourage all students to participate by dressing up according to the day. Spirit week will run from March 25th through March 29th. Students may bring in a dollar for each day they choose to participate. Proceeds will support this year’s Lorax Project. Let’s have fun and make Silver Springs beautiful at the same time! Please see the schedule of days below:

Monday- Team Spirit Day -Support your favorite team by wearing a shirt, hat, jersey, etc. Silver Springs gear is also a great choice!

Tuesday- Rainbow Day- How many colors of the rainbow can you wear in one outfit?

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday-Mix and Match, inside out, the wackier the better!

Thursday-Crazy Hair Day-colors, crazy pony tails, etc.

Friday-Book Character Day-Celebrate March is Reading Month by dressing up as your favorite book character!


Get "Hooked" on a Good Book!

March is Reading Month is just around the corner!! Our MiRM theme is Get "Hooked" on a Good Book! We hope that during March students get so "hooked" on books that they can't stop reading! Student reading logs will go home with students on Monday, February 25th. Students will start tracking their reading minutes on Friday, March 1st. This year, all important information about March is Reading Month is included in a Smore newsletter (click the button below to access the MiRM Smore newsletter). March is going to be filled with READING FUN!
March is Reading Month Smore Newsletter

Check out the March is Reading Month Smore newsletter for everything you need to know about this exciting month!


Kindness Matters T-Shirts Order Forms are BACK!

All orders are due Tuesday, March 26th

Here is a 2nd chance to order your t-shirt. The PTA plans to continue to promote KINDNESS so order a t-shirt to show support and be a part of it. See attached flyer to order your t-shirt(s).


Young Rembrandt's - Spring Sessions

Please see the attached flier for more information.


After-School Science

Register for Earth Works!! Have you ever wondered how the Earth works? Each week students will perform experiments such as exploring dinosaurs, volcanos, crystals, magnets and much more!! Students will take home the creations they make in class to continue the science FUN!!

Who: Students in grades Kindergarten-4th Where: Silver Springs Elementary Art Room

When: WEDNESDAYS, 3:45-5:00 pm: 04/10, 04/17, 04/24, 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22

Tuition: $133 per student; $105 for student with parent helper, parent helpers must attend all 7 weeks. All materials are included. (A portion of tuition goes to Silver Springs PTA)

Registration Steps:

1. Visit our website at: www.nutsaboutscience.com

2. Click on After School Registration

3. Click on Northville Schools

4. Click on Silver Springs Elementary

5. Follow the registration and payment steps.

* Registration opens MARCH 11TH and closes MARCH 25TH


SMENS Sale Coming Back Soon

SMENS and Gel Crayons will be back on sale…

March 26-28th before school

Help support the PTA by buying a fruity smelling pen or gel crayon. We would like to spruce up the playground for spring fun with our proceeds.

Smens $2 and Gel Crayons $1 each


Calling All Silver Springs Students and Families Last Family Skating Party of the School Year!

Save The Date – Monday, April 8th . 6 – 8 pm

Let’s get as many skaters as we can to ROLL into this PARTY! Mrs. Booth will be there with her skates on and hopefully some teachers will join us too! The SS PTA will receive ½ the admission back from each skater. This is a BIG opportunity to help raise some money. Fun, music, and exercise with family and friends while helping Silver Springs earn money. It’s a Win-Win for all!


Daddy Daughter Dance Update

The Silver Springs Daddy Daughter Dance

Date changed to Friday, May 17th


Friendship Making a (Book) Mark Fundraiser!

The Silver Springs Peer Pal program is excited to announce that we will be selling bookmarks throughout the month of March as a way to celebrate friendship and March is Reading Month. Bookmarks will be sold before school for 50 cents apiece. All proceeds will go to support the Peer Pal Program, which promotes peer relationships and friendships among students. Help us celebrate friendship and reading! It’s a win-win!


Toiletry Drive and Pop Tab Collection for the Ronald McDonald House

The 2nd Grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop is doing a service project to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor. Please consider sending in sample/travel size toiletries and pop tabs now through March 22. See flyer for more information.


Camp Trotter Summer Camp Ages 7-12

Interested in Summer Camp! Camp Trotter is offering 4 spots that are free. Please see the attached flyer and application for more information.


Silver Springs Bus Expectations

Spring is here! The change is weather and seasons is always a good time to also review our Silver Springs Bus Expectations. We have these expectations posted in the gym where students line up in their bus lines everyday, and bus drivers also have been given a copy to post on the bus. These will be reviewed with students this week as well. I encourage you to ask your students what it means to be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible on the bus. You might even ask them what those things look like and sound like.
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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 29, 2019

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