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Silver Springs Elementary School - February 24, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

February 24th -School Spirit Wear Day!

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

February 26th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

February 29th - Parent Camp at NHS (see flyer below)

Next Week’s Events:

March 2nd -School Spirit Wear Day!

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

March 4th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

March 5th - Yearbook Group Photos

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Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Milk and Cookies Event

All students are invited to hear a few of our Silver Springs staff read their favorite books and enjoy some Milk and Cookies on Wednesday, March 25th from 6:00-7:00pm. Paper RSVP forms will not be sent home this year, the sign up will be digital instead. Simply click the button below to access the Milk and Cookies Google Form to RSVP for this fun event! Please RSVP by Friday, March 20th to attend the event.

Hope to see you there!


The Silver Springs Eagle has landed...African-American History Month

To celebrate the diversity at Silver Springs, we have Multi-Cultural Leaders from around the world share about different cultures that are represented by students here at Silver Springs. February is African-American History Month.

Check out the video and slide show below by our Multi-Cultural Leaders. They are here to help us celebrate African-American History Month.

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


Blowout Sucker Sale!

It's a blowout sucker sale! The third graders will be selling the remaining suckers from the Valentine's Day sucker sale to help support Kids Against Hunger.

The blowout sale will take place starting on Tuesday, February 25th and will run through Friday, March 1st while supplies last.

Suckers will be available to purchase before school for the discounted price of just 25 cents. Give some love and show some love for Kids Against Hunger!


“The Hidden Impact of Screen Time on the Developing Brain” March 2, 2020 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM, Northville High School, Auditorium

You are invited to join us on Monday, March 2, 2020 to hear Katey McPherson, a well-known educator, speaker and advocate for protecting the health and wellness of our kids, particularly as it relates to the digital landscape of today’s world. This presentation is open to Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and ALL interested Community Members on “The Hidden Impact of Screen Time on the Developing Brain.”

In this presentation, you will learn how neuroscientists, sociologists and psychologists continue to process the incoming data on what is the exact impact of screen time on the developing brain. Katey provides keen insights into the types of screen time as well as how trusted adults and parents can guide and mentor students both at school and at home. She will discuss how we can collectively support the future of America by stepping into the digital divide instead of creating a larger one.

We hope to see you at this powerful learning session!

(Katey McPherson is also our Keynote and Breakout Session speaker at Parent Camp on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Hope you can join us there too!)


Art to Remember!

One week left to hand in your artwork! This is a reminder that student’s artwork for the Art To Remember fundraiser is DUE-Monday, March 2. Artwork can be handed in to your student’s teacher or in the office, please be sure to print students full name and teacher on the back. This is a really great opportunity to display and cherish your child’s artwork with a forever keepsake. There are more than 50 products to choose from! They make great gifts too. For a full description of products go to ArtToRemember.com


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Science Fair - We Need You!

Hello! We are looking for parents to coordinate our 2019-2020 Science Fair. The Science Fair is open to students in all grades and is held in the end of April.

Please contact: kmgifford327@gmail.com if you are interested in assisting.


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Talent Show...We Need You!

We are looking for parents to assist in coordinating the Silver Springs Talent show!!!! Please help us continue this popular event and help our students SHINE!! Note: Performers must be

in the 4 th or 5 th grade

If you are interested, please contact Kristin Gifford at : kmgifford327@gmail.com


3rd Grade Music Concert - Date Change

We were recently made aware that the 5th Grade Parent Orientation at Meads Mill Middle School is the same night as our 3rd Grade Music Concert. Therefore, we are going to reschedule the 3rd Grade Concert to Monday, March 30th to avoid any conflicts for our families.

We will present "The Day the Crayons Quit" on Monday, March 30th at 6:30pm (students arrive at 6:10). Students should plan to wear a plain white shirt and blue jeans. Each student has a special part for the concert, and there will be volunteer opportunities available shortly. Please contact Mrs. Kreiss (kreisskr@northvilleschools.org) if you have any questions!


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Brownie Troop - Book Drive

The Silver Springs 3rd grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop is holding a children’s book drive February 5-April 3. We are partnering with Rx for Reading Detroit to distribute the books collected.

Rx for Reading Detroit is a non-profit literacy initiative that works to expand access to

children’s books and support families in reading with their children. They distribute

approximately 2,000 children’s books a month with the help of community partners,

including low-income health, dental, and WIC clinics, homeless shelters, local schools

and Head Start programs and community centers.

The girls have set a goal to collect 450 books. There are collection boxes in front of

the main office and in the library at the school. We are looking for all gently used

books from board books up to teenage level books. Please help us synergize to reach

our goal!


13th annual Northville Mustang Baseball spring training youth camp

Get ready for the 2020 baseball season! The 13th annual Northville Mustang Baseball spring training youth camp will take place Saturday and Sunday March 14th and 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Campers will learn in a safe and structured environment using progressive and organized drills. Its a great opportunity to interact with the Northville Mustang coaching staff ad the 2020 Mustang Varsity team.


Northville Youth Football Association

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment. The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2020 season. New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2020. Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions) Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field). For more information or to register, please visit our website. www.northvilleyouthfootball.com


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Mark your calendars! Parent Camp is Saturday, February 29, 2020!

Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation has again partnered to bring you Northville’s Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops, presented to empower Kindergarten through High School parents with practical knowledge, resources and tools to help equip them to support and guide their children.

What: Northville Parent Camp

Where: Northville High School

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Katey McPherson and Breakout Sessions

Join Katey in this powerful Keynote Address for K-12 parents and educators, "Real World Ready: How to Reach, Teach, and Support iGen Students." To learn more about Katey, visit Katey's Facebook page.

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Movie: Screenagers, Next Chapter and Q & A with Katey

High stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. To view the movie trailer, click here.

Please join us for the entire event! If you are unable, please join us for the parts you are able. Refreshments provided. For more details and to register for Parent Camp, go to www.SupportNEF.org. Note: Registration is not required, although for planning purposes, it is appreciated!

And special thanks to Northville Parent Camp's generous presenting sponsor, Michigan Educational Credit Union, and supporting sponsors, DTE - MIGreenPower and Community Financial Credit Union.

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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for February

This month’s Habit: Habit 4 Think Win-Wing

Activity: Win-Win Organizer

Due Date: February 28, 2019

Habit #4 - Think Win-Win- Everyone can Win!

What this means: Think about others as well as yourself. Long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.

“I make deposits into others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.”

“When conflict arises, I look for third alternatives.”

“I balance courage for getting what I want, with

consideration for what others want.”

How can I do this in my life?

1. Live by the Golden Rule- Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

Great Books for Habit #4- Think Win Win

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni

Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff


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