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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 10, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

We had a spectacular first week back to school! Students were busy learning routines and procedures, reviewing our schoolwide expectations, and the 7-habits. We even had our first leadership assembly! It was awesome!

This Week’s Events:

September 11th - Cub Scout recruiting talks at lunch

September 14th – Heritage Festival

Next Week's Events:

September 17th – Constitution Day

September 20th - 6:30 p.m. Rollerskating Night at 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.


Swim With Our School…The Silver Springs PTA

Thank you to everyone who has joined our PTA this past week. Please return the form that was in your child’s Monday envelope so we can have an entire SCHOOL of fish in the display case. The SS Springs PTA benefits all our students, teachers, and school. There is no obligation to join…just show your support by joining.

Your child will receive an ocean themed pencil when you join the PTA.

Thank you for swimming into the school year with us…the SS PTA!


Get Caught In This…Invest In Your Child

We encourage all our Silver Springs families to give what they can to help ensure the SS PTA can support and fund all we do for our students, teacher, and school. Your donation is tax deductible. You don’t have to be a PTA member to help this important fundraising campaign. This is a fuss free way to raise money for our PTA. Look for the GOLDFISH option of IIYC for this year.

Thank you to all the families who have made a donation so far. It is greatly appreciated. You are helping to make a difference at Silver Springs. We want to help make educational and rewarding experiences and memories at Silver Springs.

Swim with our SCHOOL…the Silver Springs PTA!


Birthday Book Club - Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2018/2019 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 place in the cover of a book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


Young Rembrandts

The power of drawing classes for kids at Silver Springs Elementary!

This fall begins with a rendering of a stylized tarantula and continues with a study of Van Gogh’s unique style of sunflowers. Each student will create a unique scarecrow and a tasty still life of taffy apples - proving that shading and color combinations can please anyone’s sweet tooth! A favorite, Emoji’s, return in a collage format. All budding artists continue to have fun learning foundational skills that will last a lifetime!

Please see the attachment for enrollment information.


Jump over the MOON with Robotics!

In order to foster an early interest in science and engineering, Silver Springs will start their first Robotic team!

We will start with FIRST LEGO League Jr for Grade K-3. This robotic league is a non-competitive robotic program designed for young kids between 6-10.

These teams will use LEGO bricks to build a rocket and will use the Lego WEDO 2.0 kit to solve the Challenge. The robot is programmed with a drag and drop app on a phone, tablet, or laptop. Don't worry -- it's an easy app interface designed for young students. There are no programming skills required. The 2018 theme for the robotic challenge is MISSION MOON. So let's start our Moon Mission with a new Silver Springs Robotic team!!


Please consider volunteering as a coach. Sign up today!

Please see attached flier for more information.


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Soon

Here is a fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. You have the opportunity to bring in a special lunch and eat together at your own table. Please fill out Birthday Lunch form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date.


Fall Family Portrait Sessions with Jessica Octernaud - More Time Slots Added!!!

Haven't had family portraits done in a while? Hoping to get a jump start on those holiday cards? Well...the Silver Springs Dad's Club is offering Fall Family Portrait Sessions with photographer Jessica Octernaud.

When: Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th (limited time slots available)

What: 20 minute mini-sessions; 6 edited images provided on a CD to each family

Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4da5a928a75-fall1

See the attached flyer for more information!


After School Science - Science Explorers

Join us for this 7-week session of hands on Science Exploring! Students will discover how planes fly, create a spooky science lab, make a film canister rocket amd much more. Each week students will take home their science creations to continue exploring them at home!

See the attached flyer for more details!


Mark Your Calendar – September 20th

Family Skating Night

6 – 8 PM at Skatin Station in Canton

Hope to see you there for the first skating party of the school year! Have some fun and help the SS PTA.

Look for the flier in your child’s Monday envelope.


Silver Springs Recycling-Pizza Boxes

We are looking for volunteers to take the pizza boxes from Silver Springs to the Novi Recycling Center. Pizza is offered for lunch on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Fridays. The boxes are gathered and put into the PTA room (off the gym). After about two weeks they need to be taken to the recycling center at 26300 Lee BeGole Dr, Novi, MI 48375 (just off 11 mile near Novi Town Center). Boxes can be dumped into any of the dumpsters there (no plastic bags though).

If you are able to help please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48a8aa2fab9-silver1 ! Boxes can be collected from the school any time it is open and then taken to the recycling center at your convenience. It doesn't have to be the specific day on the sign up.

Thanks for your help!


Scouting at Silver Springs

You and your family are personally invited to join our Cub Scout Pack at our open house at 7pm on Wednesday, September 12th at Silver Springs. We’re now registering both boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. At the open house, we’ll have activities to entertain the kids, while we share a little about Cub Scouts, our action-packed plans for the year, and answer any questions parents have.

Anyone not able to attend can still join or find out more about Cub Scouts by contacting Cubmaster Jason Wilburn @ jason.m.wilburn@gmail.com.

As a side note, our annual fundraiser activity is currently ongoing with the goal of raising enough money to buy and install a Gaga Ball Pit on the school’s playground. Anyone interested in helping to support Cub Scouts in their goal, either through our Popcorn sale or donations, can contact us directly.


Silver Springs GIrls Scouts Round-up - Information Night

Calling all Girls in any grade...We are looking for girls interested in joining Girls Scouts this year.

Parents - come to an Information Night to learn about our values, the Girl Scout Advantage, becoming a member, activities, and much more.

Where: Silver Springs Spanish Room

When: Monday, September 10 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact Carla Gale at carlagale@gmail.com or (248) 242-5329


Heritage Festival

Do you have a third grader this year? Northville's Heritage Festival is on September 14, 2018. All 3rd grade students will be participating in the Festival field trip during the morning and are asked to dress in historical costume. Do you or your child still need an outfit for the Heritage Festival?

Northville Youth Assistance has a variety of Victorian outfits in youth sizes available for students to borrow. The lending closet is open to any Northville student, with preference provided to students whose parents/guardians may not have the resources available to them to provide their own outfit. The Northville Youth Assistance is located at the Northville Community Center, 303 W. Main Street. Please ahead (248-344-1618) to make sure someone is available to direct you to the lending closet.


The Yearbook Committee Needs Your Help!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? Please send in fun photos of your child and their friends and we will do our best to included them in the yearbook! We need back-to-school photos, Heritage Festival, Halloween, class parties etc. Please send photos to micklashmelissa@gmail.com. Please include the child's name, grade and teacher in the email.

The Yearbook team is also in need of parent volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. If you enjoy taking photos and doing online design - we need your help! Please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com if you are interested and would like to learn more!

Many thanks!

Kristin Gifford & Melissa Micklash


Girls on the Run

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 3rd-5th grade girls


I am interested in re-establishing a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program at Silver Springs.

GOTR is a program run by local YMCAs. The focus is to inspire girls to be on the move, be healthy, and focus on their well-being. Please see the link below for more information about GOTR.

The fall season begins on September 17th and ends on Sunday, November 18th with a 5k run on Belle Isle.

Practice sessions would be at Silver Springs immediately after school 2 days per week. (Monday and Thursday) from 3:45-5:00pm.

From the GOTR website:

Registration Fee: Building confidence and setting young girls down the path of a healthy lifestyle is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run program to approximately 1,900+ girls in the Southeastern Michigan area each year. Registration is $165* per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration

*scholarships are available

For more information regarding Girls on the Run:


To register:


Kristin Gifford

Silver Springs Parent