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Silver Springs Elementary School - December 6, 2021

Mark Your Calendars

December 6th - 3:45-5:00 After School Art

December 7th- 6:00 - 7:00 Robotics Club Celebration


December 13th - 3:45-5:00 After School Art

December 16th- Credit Union Deposit Day


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

https://twitter.com/sspringselem


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal

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A MESSAGE FROM MRS. BOOTH

It was great to see so many families during Parent-Teacher Conferences this week! Thank you for investing the time to partner with your child's teacher and all of us at Silver Springs. Learning about and teaching the whole child is a priority for us at Silver Springs. There is no greater partner in that journey than you. We hope that you will see that we are trying to find the right balance between social and emotional well-being, growth mindset, and academic achievement.


This week also brought tragic news for the Oxford school community. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy. As a parent of two high school students, I found myself faced with different emotions, while also trying to help my own children process through what had happened. Therefore, I know that this news was incredibly difficult for our own school community.


Should you find yourself in search of how to address these conversations, I am sharing with you an infographic ----> Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents & Educators. Among the tips, one I feel may be helpful which I found supportive with my own children is to reaffirm safety while listening to and validating feelings. As moms and dads, teachers and principals, we often feel like we have to have all the answers, but sometimes we find ourselves struggling to have those answers, and that is okay.


As mentioned in District communication, we continue to follow a variety of safety protocols to protect our students and staff at Silver Springs and continue to work with local First Responders to review our safety and security protocols.


We are fortunate to have a fabulous team of support staff at Silver Springs should any of our students need additional support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself if you feel your child needs assistance.


Please hug your loved ones a little tighter this weekend!


Be well,

Katie Booth

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HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PTA

Thank you so much for the delicious dinner/lunch that was provided by the PTA during conferences. We were able to enjoy it both for dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.


Your kindness and generosity was VERY MUCH appreciated!

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Congratulations to the 4th/5th Grade Robotics Team!

The 4th/5th Grade FLL Challenge Team advanced to the State Finals competition on December 18th!! They had a blast while working together as a team to solve a challenge!


Congratulations to Team Silver Springs Impasta
Rana, LuXue, Laura, Madden, Asmi, Natalie, and Kemp

Coaches
Bhargavi Paijuri, Corey Hedge, Joe Nyilas


We will be rooting for you at the State Finals!!!

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Senior Cheer

The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action team would like your help to spread some holiday cheer this season.


We will be collecting donations of holiday cards or cards with kind messages as well as toiletries (like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, lotion, toothpaste etc.) to give to our local seniors living in nursing homes or adult foster care facilities.


The project will run from November 29 th -December 10 th .

The collection boxes will be near the front office.

Thank you for helping us to spread some joy to our local seniors.

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Leader in Me Focus for the Month - Habit 2 Begin With the End in Mind

December At Home Activity


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

Activity: Family Mission Statement

Due Date: December 17th


Please click the button below to access the activity. We would love to have you share your Family Mission Statement with us by December 17th, so we can proudly display our families practicing the 7-Habits at home!

Habit 2 Activity

Family Mission Statement

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

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Northville C.A.R.E.S is pleased to announce some "coming events" for parents.

Northville C.A.R.E.S Coming Attractions!!!


On December 16th at 7:00 Northville C.A.R.E.S will be showing a pre-taped student panel that some of our high school students participated in. The panel was facilitated by Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-Northville Youth Network) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Our students shared their thoughts on the pressures they face as they navigate through high school. Please contact Susan Johnson at johnsosu@northvilleschools.org or 248-344-3532 if you are interested in attending this virtual event.


As part of Northville C.A.R.E.S, we are happy to provide 2 opportunities for our families to view the movie Chasing Childhood. Chasing Childhood explores the pressures for families and children in a high achievement culture. Northville Youth Network and PTA are sponsoring this movie in the Northville High School Auditorium on:


  • Thursday, January 20th 6:30-8:15
  • Saturday, January 29th at 10:00-11:45


There will be a short Q & A after the movie facilitated by Amy Prevo (Director-NYN), Kerri Ann Sondreal (Social Work-NYN) and Dianna Shamus (Social/Emotional Learning Counselor-NHS). Please feel free to view the Chasing Childhood trailer



If you would like to reserve a spot to view Chasing Childhood, please contact Susan Johnson (information listed above) to communicate which showing and how many spots you are reserving.

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Box Tops are Back!

Did you know you can support Silver Springs when you grocery shop?


Both Kroger and Busch’s grocery store allow you to link your shopper card to Silver Springs.

Click below to help Silver Springs! Kroger: Silver Springs PTA (CH721)

https://www.kroger.com/i/community/ community-rewards

Busch’s: Silver Springs PTA https://www.buschs.com/community


Box Tops for Education has an app!

No more clipping, gluing, counting, or mailing!

Follow the directions below and you can help Silver Springs each time you grocery shop. Simply sign up, scan your receipt, and Silver Springs benefits!

About Virtual Box Tops:

https://www.boxtops4education.com


To sign up:

https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-register-page

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School Lunch Program

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8am for preschools students and 8:30 am for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.

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Northville Youth Network (NYN)

Northville Youth Network (NYN) provides valuable programs and services to the Northville Community such as education and awareness, referral services and case work services. As part of the ongoing Social Emotional education NYN provides to our community, they have included resources that are available for parents! Please check out NYN's Mindfulness and Resilience resource templates as well as all of their other offerings! Be sure to check back in the future as their templates will be updated throughout the year (https://www.twp.northville.mi.us/your_government/departments/NYN)

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