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Silver Springs Elementary School - April 20, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, April 21st:

  • Report Cards viewable in MiStar (see directions below)

Wednesday, April 22nd:

  • March is Reading Month Virtual Author Visit - Author Supriya Kelkar will be visiting grade levels during the face-to-face meeting times with teachers. Teacher's will send the zoom link to you via email.

Friday, April 24th:

  • 5th Grade student deadline to submit Middle School Course Selection (see email from your teacher for more info)

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A Message from Mrs. Booth

Dear Silver Springs Families,

As we wrap up the first week of the next Phase of our Distance Learning Plan, I hope that everyone is beginning to settle into a learning routine at home. At my house, the next phase for my own children starts tomorrow. We spent some time this weekend making sure that they had logged into all of their google classrooms, reviewed the suggested schedule from the school, and determined if the schedule we had been following to this point would continue to work with the new learning that will be expected.

Please know that I am right there with you and that we appreciate all of the work you are doing at home to help your children access the material and attend classroom virtual meetings with teachers each week. Hopefully you have been able to create a schedule that works for your family that includes time for academics, enrichment, and physical exercise.

Third Marking Period Report cards will be released on Tuesday, April 21st. Classroom teachers will be reaching out to you to offer an opportunity to conference with them should you desire, after you have reviewed the report card.

The District continues to be committed to providing up to date information to all of our families as it becomes available. You can access information, updates, and FAQs via the Northville Public Schools website or at this link: NPS School Closing and COVID-19 FAQs

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.

Stay safe and be well!

Katie Booth



COVID-19 Grading Procedures and Parent Supports

NPS Families,

As we continue to move forward with new learning under the Continuity of Learning Plan, the following information will bring clarity around the question of grading during this time as well as the available technology and parent supports we have and will continue to put in place.

The NPS COVID-19 Grading Procedures, as published on April 15, 2020, are based on guidance provided in the Executive Order. We believe these grading practices provide students with the most flexibility while still ensuring that no child will be academically harmed as a result of the traditional model school closing required by law. Please contact your teacher or building principal if you have any questions about this grading procedure or need further information.

With the help of many NPS teachers, we have developed a parent learning portal that provides you with a variety of useful resources designed to support and assist you during this remote learning period. If you have any questions, or would like to submit a request for resource support, please navigate to the submit a question under the FAQ button found on the parent learning portal. We hope you find this helpful as you partner with us in this new learning process.


Viewing Report Cards in MiSTAR

Report cards were available on the secure ParentPortal on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Below are directions for accessing and printing your student’s report card. If you are having trouble logging into the system; did not receive login information; or have other questions about ParentPortal, please email parentportal@northvilleschools.org. A member of our technology team will respond within 24 hours. Please avoid contacting your child’s school staff, as they do not have access to the information needed to resolve ParentPortal issues.

Directions for Viewing and Printing Student Report Cards

  • Click on the “ParentPortal” link under the “Families & Community” button on the Northville Public Schools website at www.NorthvilleSchools.org. This will take you to the ParentPortal login page.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • After logging into the ParentPortal, scroll down to the “MARKS” section.
  • Click on the “Link” at the top of that section titled “Student Progress Report or Student Report Card.”
  • View and/or print your child’s report card from this screen.


A Message from the Silver Springs Humanities Team

Hello Silver Springs Families-

We hope you are all doing well during this unique time. In an effort to make the Humanities (Art, Music, PE, and World Language) on-line learning more easily accessible, each individual teacher has created a Google Classroom for their subject area. We understand that there are several codes listed, however once you join the respective Google Classroom the first time, it will automatically appear on your son/daughters Google Classroom Screen. Below are the codes for your child’s Humanities Teachers:


Mr. Betley teachers Art for Mrs. Jaskiewicz, Mr. Kiebler, Mrs. Starosciak, Mrs. Morse, Mrs. Sepich, Mr. Gerlach, Ms. Georgoff, Mrs. Barcelona, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Brian, Mrs. Labadie, Mrs. Griswold, Mrs. LaCombe, and Ms. Sankovic.

The ART code for all Mr. Betley’s classes is: 4rl6hj3

Ms. Murray teaches Art for Mrs. Heron, Mrs. Ellies, and Mrs. Landon.

The ART code for all Ms. Murray’s classes is: bgu42un


Mrs. Kreiss teaches Music to ALL Silver Springs students.

The MUSIC code for all classes is: lptdblg


Mrs. Phillips, Mr. Stark, and Mr. Dicken all have the same Google Classroom Code.

The PE code for all classes is: ngmdwer


Ms. Stafiej teaches Spanish to ALL Silver Springs students. Her Google Classroom Codes are:

Kindergarten: fwjho23

1st Grade: ifaw4sc

2nd Grade: 7zthg6w

3rd Grade: 7f3gm27

4th Grade: utkro6p

5th Grade: ceqb7gr

Stay well,

Your Silver Springs Humanities Teachers


Virtual Author Visit~ Supriya Kelkar

We are super excited to welcome this year's guest author for March is Reading Month!

Supriya Kelkar will join each grade level virtually on Wednesday, April 22nd. Supriya is an award winning author of many books including The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, Ahimsa, and American as Paneer Pie.

To learn more about Supriya, you can check out her website @ supriyakelkar.com



"The Day the Crayons Quit: HOME EDITION!"

Mrs. Kreiss has created a sing-along version of the 3rd grade concert. Please check the 3rd grade page of her Google Classroom (lptdblg) for the explanation/directions and the YouTube link. Be sure to read all the way to the end for an exciting Facebook opportunity!


Daddy Daughter Dance Update from the PTA

We know many are disappointed about the Golden Gala being missed this year. Our DDD is such an enjoyable and memorable event for our Silver Springs girls. We hope you were able to take some time to dance, take fun photos, or do a fun activity with someone special this weekend.

No checks have been deposited for those that had turned in DDD slips before school was closed. When the office reopens for the public, your checks can be returned or simply shredded. We will keep you updated if there are any new developments to the dance.

We hope you are all well and staying healthy which is the most important thing.


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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.

In accordance with the Governor’s Stay Safe. Stay Home. Executive Order, and by Order of the Oakland County Health Division, Northville Public Schools has closed all of our school playgrounds and fields, including ALL play structures. 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. We appreciate your help in keeping each other safe and healthy.


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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STEAM Fair Update

The Northville STEAM Fair 2020 has been cancelled for the safety of our school communities.

We know that students have been working hard on their projects so the Northville Educational Foundation and Northville Public Schools would love to offer an opportunity to "virtually" showcase students' completed STEAM Fair projects.

To submit your STEAM Fair Project please fill out the Northville STEAM Fair 2020 form https://forms.gle/Sh648tsaErirF6Am9

Project submissions will be taken now until April 22nd and will be posted on the Northville STEAM Fair Website (http://www.northvillesteamfair.com) and the Northville Educational Foundation Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/NorthvilleEducationFoundation.)

Please email nef@northvilleedfoundation.org with any questions!


Medical Mask and Supportive Art Update

Thank you for your ongoing support for our Health Care Providers during this pandemic. We have been so grateful for your support.

Our Health Care Providers have asked us to consolidate drop off locations and days. They have requested two main drop offs in the Northville District located at the east and west sides of the District. The drop off locations will be:

  • Winchester Elementary School at 16141 Winchester Drive, Northville, and
  • Moraine Elementary School at 46811 W. 8 Mile Rd, Northville.

Donations will be picked up on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at these locations.

Additionally, supportive art is needed from our students. We had a request from Providence hospital that it sure would be nice to see some positive, uplifting springtime artwork from children hanging on their walls during such a difficult time. If your child would like to create happy, springtime art to cheer up health care providers and patients alike please also place those in the Medical Mask bin at Amerman, Winchester or Moraine. They will be picked up and taken to Providence Park. Once Providence Park is covered with happiness, additional drawings and art will be shared with nursing homes, and other Health Care Providers as well.

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