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Silver Springs Elementary School - October 21, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

October 21st -Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

3:45-5:00 p.m. - Young Rembrandt's

October 22nd - 6:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting at Silver Springs

October 23rd - 3:45-5:15 After School Science

Next Week's Events:

October 28th -Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

3:45-5:00 p.m. - Young Rembrandt's

October 30th - 3:45-5:15 After School Science

October 31st - 2:00 p.m. Halloween Parade

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Help us go for the GOLD for Silver Springs!!

We have raised $8000 of our goal of $10,000 dollars through the Invest in Your Child campaign.

This is a fuss-free way to help fund:

  • Learning Resources like IXL for all students

  • Science Fair and Reflections

  • Assemblies (JES), Science Alive and March Is Reading Month

  • Teacher Allocations for classroom use

  • Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Week

If 20 families are able to give $25, that is $500 that stays right here at Silver Springs!! Please help us reach our goal!

Thank you to all families who have contributed!!!

We have 140 PTA members! Over halfway to our goal of 200! Help us represent our children.


Trunk or Treat Thank You!

The SS PTA would like to give a VERY SPOOKtacular THANK YOU to Lindsay Liaicono for organizing the Trunk or Treat! We would like to say thank you so much to Mrs. Tomasak and Mrs. Murphy for your help in collecting candy and sign-ups! A great BIG THANK YOU to Leslie Cardenas and family, Kate Counts, Kristin Gifford, Martin Raekow and Mrs. Booth for all of your help from beginning to end in making this all happen! I’d like to give another BIG THANK YOU to all of the families who decorated their trunks and passed out candy, Kristin Gifford and family, Leslie Cardenas and family, Karen Webster, Katie Booth, Travis Hayden, Yanli Zhao, Chris Rutherford, Mindy Albertson and Laurie Castillo, Diane Risko, Angela Stevens, Carla Gale, Kristi Conover, Kaz Adomkaitis as well as the Red Cross and our Local Police officers! You did a fantastic job and without you this would not be possible. Last, but not least, THANK YOU so much to all the families who donated candy and goodies for our Trick or Treaters! Your generosity is truly appreciated. We hope everyone had a great time! It is because of the support of our families here at Silver Springs, that our PTA can have events like this.

The award for the Trunk Decorating Contest goes to Karen Webster! Congratulations!



Silver Springs Families~

Congratulations to 5th grader, Lena C., on your winning t-shirt design! As a reminder, these t-shirts can be worn at all school-wide assemblies, class field trips, Leadership Day (December 6th) and on NEST days (Neighbors–varying aged students, Enthusiastically Synergizing Together).

ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF ONLY $5 ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 22nd. The T-shirt sizing chart is listed below for your convenience. If you have any questions or if ordering this t-shirt presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact Tanya Murphy at murphyta@northvilleschools.org in the front office for assistance. These t-shirts will be used for the next two years, so please order the size accordingly.



The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action Team will be sponsoring an event called Socktober this year. We are asking for donations of new socks from October 21-31. There will be a collection box near the showcase. We will be donating all new socks to Northville Civic Concern. Let's synergize by warming hearts and feet this winter!

Thank you,

Community Service Action Team

How Do You Socktober? | Kid President


Treats for Troops

The Community Service Action Team is sponsoring "Treats for Troops" this month. We are asking students and families to write letters to soldiers and donate some of their Halloween candy (no chocolate). There will be a donation box in front of the office. All donations must be turned in by November 3rd. Thank you for your support!


It's Box Tops Time Again!!

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Halloween Parade - October 31st 2:00 p.m.

Silver Springs will be celebrating Halloween with our annual costume parade on October 31st. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. We will parade around the hallways of the school. Parents will have a special viewing location in the gym.

Please follow these guidelines when planning your child's costume:

-Please make sure the costume is weather appropriate (students will go outside for recess)

-Students are responsible for their costumes not causing a problem during learning time.

-Face make-up, hairspray, etc. must be applied at home.

-No fake weapons of any kind are allowed at school.

-No fake blood and no scary costumes (if it would scare a kindergartener, please don’t wear it!)

All adults participating at school celebrations on October 31st must be clearly identifiable. No adults should wear masks or face make up please.

Here's to a safe Halloween!


After School Science

FREAKY FUN PHYSICS!! Join us as we investigate Sir Isaac Newton, experiment with forces, make some awesome explosions, learn all about air, the power of magnets, light and color!! Don’t miss out on the freaky fun!

Who: Students in grades 1 st - 4th

When: WEDNESDAYS, 3:45-5:00 pm: 11/20, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22 (01/29 make-up date if needed)

Where: Silver Springs Elementary Art Room

Tuition: $140 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 the 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 (Credit cards and PayPal accepted) * Registration opens October 28th and closes November 12th


Growing up 2020 - Surviving the Social Jungle

GROWING UP 2020 youth empowerment summit is Saturday, November 9. For KIDS, TEENS, and ADULTS who care about them, GU2020 provides 3 simultaneous tracks with age-appropriate content and delivery for each group. ADULTS learn from national and local experts on the impact of personal technology devices on our kids, and social - emotional wellbeing topics such as self-regulation, managing anxiety, transforming aggression, growing resilience, and thriving with ADHD. KIDS (3rd-6th grade) participate in 7 fun activity stations to learn effective problem-solving, being friendly and assertive, kindness, calming exercises, more. TEENS enjoy interactive sessions on physical and social self-defense, and the impacts of their personal digital footprint. Details, registration: www.KidsEmpoweredOnTheMove.org

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Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

Brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers, EEE Day is on Sunday, October 27th and it’s a day full of awesome STEM activities and it’s a wonderful opportunity for your child to have a hands-on, interactive engineering experience! The theme will be detectives and spies and costumes are encouraged! For more information, please see the attached flyer.
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The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...

The Silver Springs Eagle has landed on its second trip around the world.

To celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs will have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. The first stop is Germany to celebrate German American History Month.

Check out the video below by our first Multi-Cultural Leaders, Janos, Emma, and Laura. They share some awesome information about their home country Germany.

*If you are interested in becoming a Multi-Cultural Leader, check out the application station!*


Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

Habit #6: Synergize

What this means: Working together is better. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

“I get along well with other people and work well in groups.”

“I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them.”

“I know that working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions than we could alone.”

“I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems.”

How can I do this in my life?

With your children, choose a problem you may have (like curfew or completing tasks). Use the Synergy Action Plan to summarize your child's solution and your solution: (1) define the problem, (2) share your views, (3) think of solutions, (4) choose the best solution together. See if you can reach a better solution (The High Way) than either of you could come up with alone.

Great Books for Habit #6- Synergize

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester Laminack

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

Swimmy by Leo Lionni

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willams

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams


Let's Read Math

It's time again for "Let's Read Math", an annual series of sessions of math and literature designed for 2nd and 3rd grade students. This program is sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi. Please see the attachment for more information and registration form. Please return completed registration forms to the office.


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The Harlem Wizards Return! Sat., Nov. 23rd

The Harlem Wizards are coming back to take on the Mustang Madness team, made up of teachers, principals and coaches from all of the Northville Public Schools. Game time is 7:00 pm in the NHS Gym (doors open at 6:00 pm). Tickets are on sale now at https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/15170. General Admission: $10, Reserved Seating: $20 (lower level of the bleachers), Court Side Plus: $30 (chairs on the court, with interaction with the players). Reserved Seating and Court Side Plus will sell out in weeks - get your tickets now! Order jerseys for your children and they can be Wiz Kids and warm up with the Harlem Wizards team!

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