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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 9, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

We had the best 1st week of school! We learned about our schoolwide expectations (be safe, be respectful, be responsible), we had our first leadership assembly, and we made some new friends!

This Week’s Events:

September 13th – Heritage Festival

Next Week's Events:

September 16th - 3:45-5:00 p.m. - Young Rembrandt's

September 17th – Constitution Day

September 18th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Rollerskating Night at the Skatin' Station

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Front Door Security

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we make student safety a top priority. We will continue to follow safety procedures at Silver Springs Elementary. Please be ready to identify yourself before you enter the building by stepping in front of the camera and greeting our administrative assistant with your name and reason for visit. Upon entry to the building, please sign into the office and receive a visitor badge. Please be patient with this process as school security and students in need of assistance in the office may delay your entry to the building.

We have also targeted longer term entry-way security redesign and facility improvements as part of our Bond 2017 proposal generously approved by our community in November, 2017. We appreciate your ongoing feedback and cooperation in following safety protocols.


Welcome back Silver Springs Families…

We hope you have a restful weekend after a great first week!

Look for TWO important forms in your child’s 9/9 Monday envelope.

1. Invest In Your Child

-This is our MAIN fundraising campaign for the year. We encourage all families to give what they can to help ensure the PTA can provide all the things we do to benefit all our students, teachers, and school.

2. PTA Membership and Online Payment Options

-This year we are excited to partner with a secure PTA website to offer on-line payment options for PTA membership, Invest in Your Child, and PTA event tickets. Please use the link below to access our on-line store: https://silversprings.memberhub.store/

· Be sure to check out or OLYMPIC trophy case located in the main entry! Families that join the PTA, participate in Invest in Your Child, or join the PTA and support Invest in Your Child will be recognized with a medal!

· The classroom with the highest percentage of participation will receive a prize!

Few helpful tips from the PTA-

· Please make checks payable to Silver Springs PTA

· Each activity needs a separate check for accounting purposes

· Staple, paper clip, or put PTA forms in an envelope or baggie

· Carefully read deadlines and return forms early

We hope to have a sportingly good year with the help of our wonderful families at Silver Springs.

Let’s GO for the GOLD…Team Silver Springs PTA

**Please see the attachments below for more information


Academic Games

Northville Academic Games Fall Registration is Open

Northville Academic Games currently has a limited number of spots left for 3rd through 5th graders for the 2019-2020 season. Academic Games is a series of games designed to challenge students to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of Language Arts, English, History and Mathematics. Please see attached document for detailed information, and use the link below to register.



Yearbook Committee Plea

The Silver Springs Yearbook Committee is looking for creative volunteers to help make the yearbook a success for the kids today and a treasure for years to come. If you enjoy taking pictures or working on your home computer designing online scrapbooks, please consider joining this fun committee. Parents enrich the school community through their participation and generosity. This is a great way to get in those volunteer hours on your time as the bulk of the work is done from home.

If you are interested in volunteering on the yearbook committee, please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com to learn more!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? We need your help getting photos of as many students as possible! Please send any fun photos of 2019-2020 school year Silver Spring activities (this includes back to school photos, Halloween and other holiday class parties, assemblies, etc) to micklashmelissa@gmail.com.

Yearbook Committee Chairs,

Kristin Gifford and Melissa Micklash


Are you looking for a Heritage Festival costume?

The Northville Youth Network lending closet will be open to select an outfit on the following dates and times: Saturday, September 7 from 10AM – 12PM and Tuesday, September 10 from 4-6PM

The lending closet will be open to return borrowed outfits (including those borrowed last spring) on: Tuesday, September 17 from 4-6PM

Please plan to return the borrowed outfits laundered and hung on the hanger. If you can’ t make the above return date, please return the outfit to the Northville Youth Network office before that date/time.

The NYN office is located in the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street.


Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2019/2020 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelop). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the cover of the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Now

This is a special opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. This birthday celebration lets you bring in lunch and eat with your child at your own table. Please fill out the Birthday Lunch Celebration form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date. All reservations need to be made in advance.

Don’t miss this chance to CELEBRATE your child’s special day!


Hey Silver Springs Families…let Your School Spirit Soar!

Don’t miss out…it’s time to order your Silver Springs Spirit Wear for the upcoming school year.

Wear your Spirit Wear on Mondays to see whose class is the Most Spirited in each grade level. The PTA purchased trophies for the Most Spirited classes to display each month.

Show your Silver Springs school spirit and order now.

See the link below for the store options.






Practices: Mondays and Thursday 3:45-5:00pm

Practices begin Monday 9/16

Celebration 5K: November 17th on Belle Isle

Registration is open at: Silver Springs Girls on the Run Fall 2019

Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run: www.gotrdetroit.org

Questions: Contact Kristin Gifford at: meagherk13@gmail.com


After School Science

CRAZY CHEMISTRY!! Are you ready to explore the world of Chemistry with hands-on experiments? The possibilities are endless with chemistry; slime, test tubes, polymers, chemical reactions and much more! Students will take home what they make in class each week, and the best part about this class is…We Make Science FUN!


➢ Crazy Chemistry

➢ Slippery Slimy Science

➢ Bubble Fizz POP!

➢ Halloween Science

➢ Polymers Please

➢ Colorful Chemistry

➢ Test Tube Adventures

Please see the flyer below for more information!


The Power of Drawing - Young Rembrandts

Train your brain to see with "The Power of Drawing!"

Learning to see and create images is recognized as essential to a child’s development of critical, cognitive brain-training skills. By deconstructing and reconstructing images using a variety of engaging and relevant subjects, students experience increased levels of mastery and confidence while having tons of fun! No lesson is ever repeated.

Fall is in full swing at Young Rembrandts, as we present drawing lessons that encompass a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Students will strengthen their visual skills as they render a detailed gumball machine. Then, building upon the layers of a sandwich, they will make a mouth watering composition! We become a part of the ancient Egyptian culture, creating a pharaoh’s decorative headdress. Then a fun but unique still life of a video game will be rendered, showing off its accessories. A powerful illustration celebrating the fall season will introduce our artists to the valuable relationship of colors. Every child can learn exciting and empowering new visual skills that benefit them for life!

Please see flyer below for more information!


Cub Scout Informational Open House on Thursday Night

For anyone interested in finding out more about Cub Scouts, and how your son or daughter can join, please attend our Open House on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 7pm in the Silver Springs MPR. Our Scouts are doing great things and having a blast, and they want you to join them. Parents will meet in the MPR for a brief Q&A and presentation by a former Cub Scout and current Eagle Scout. Kids will join some of our leaders out back to launch some rockets.

Additional information about our Pack can be found on our website: http://cubscoutspack712.weebly.com/. See you there!


Silver Springs 2nd Grade Brownie Troop 40406

Welcome! We are Silver Springs Elementary 2nd Grade Brownie Troop 40406 and we are hoping you are interested in joining our troop!

Please see the flyer below for more information!


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