Eagle Express

Silver Springs Elementary School - November 25, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

November 25th -Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

November 27th - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 12:15

November 28th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess

November 29th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess


Next Week's Events:

December 2nd -Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

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

December 5th - Credit Union Deposit Day

December 6th - 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Leadership 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...

Dear Silver Springs Students, Parents, and Staff,


All Silver Springs Elementary students, families, and staff are encouraged to use our breaks to REST, RELAX, and REJUVENATE. We believe that breaks should be a time to Sharpen the Saw, reconnect with our families, and enjoy some special “down time” with family and friends. Therefore all students AND staff will be free of academic-related work during the following dates:


  • Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1)

  • Winter Break (Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, January 5)

  • Mid-Winter Break (Saturday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 18)

  • Spring Break (Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 12)


On the return day from each respective break, there will be no homework, assignments, projects, or papers due and no quizzes or tests. We hope you and your family consider the upcoming Thanksgiving Break a chance to rest, relax, and return to school rejuvenated!


Please note, I am planning on following this same advice, as a result, there will be no Eagle Express next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please look for the next Eagle Express on Sunday, December 8. I hope each of you have a relaxing break full of family, fun and togetherness.


Sincerely,


Katie Booth

Principal

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Lost & Found!

Please be sure to stop by the Lost & Found table located in the front hallway to look for your child's missing things! We have lots of gloves, hats, coats and miscellaneous items that would like to find their way home! All items will be donated the week after Thanksgiving break.

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Grazie Grazie For The PTA Fall Conference Dinner

The Silver Springs PTA Hospitality would like to thank all the families who generously donated food and drinks for the Italian themed dinner on Wednesday. A special thanks for the delicious soups, salads, pasta dishes, and desserts! The teachers and staff truly enjoyed their dinner and had leftovers the next day. They were very appreciative and wanted you to know how much it meant to them. The PTA truly appreciates the generosity of our families who help us with these special events. GRAZIE!


Please look for a sign-up genius soon for the much anticipated Silver Springs Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange where we will ask for homemade cookies/goodies on December 19th.

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The Silver Springs 5th Grade Classes present:

HIGHWAY U.S.A! A musical journey across the country


Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm (back-up date Feb. 4)


Students should plan to wear a plain black shirt (no writing) and blue jeans.

**note: Mrs. Miller's 4th graders will be performing as well

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Winter Gear Drive

It seems that winter has come early this year, and unfortunately we know that many people are in need of assistance in keeping warm this winter season. The Student Lighthouse Community Service Action team will be sponsoring a Winter Gear Drive collecting new winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots (any size) running from November 18th through December 13th. All items will be donated to Northville Civic Concern. Please consider picking up one of these items while you begin your holiday shopping. We are hoping that our Silver Springs Community can synergize to make this a successful project!

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Leadership day! We need your help!


Silver Springs will be hosting our annual Leadership Day on Friday, December 6th. We will be providing our guests with a light breakfast and a sweet snack during their visit, and are asking for donations. Please consider volunteering your time and/or signing up for one or more of the following items.


As a reminder, we are asking for non-perishable donations to be at school by Tuesday, November 26th.


Thank you for helping us "Go for the Gold" by donating!


Please click the link below to access the sign-up genius.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094CABAD23A3F58-volunteers

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Thank you, Northville Education Foundation!!!

Congratulations to Mr. Keibler for receiving one of NEF's Innovative Grants to help fund our Year 2 #whyyoumatter Campaign! Please stay tuned for the #whyyoumatter Year 2 Reveal sometime in late January or early February!

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Would you like to see Mrs. Booth in the Elf Costume that you see in the picture?

I heard that if we meet our online school year earnings of $500, before the holiday break, that Mrs. Booth will dress up in THAT ELF COSTUME! We need to earn about $202 more to meet our bronze goal. That’s just over 2000 box tops. Each Box Top is worth .10 cents.



If we synergize and work hard for our school, I bet we could do it. I would love to see Mrs. Booth in an ELF COSTUME! So, what should we do?


We need to use the Box Tops app to scan our store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will automatically find the products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. No clipping required!


Download or update the BoxTops for Education app on a mobile device. If you see the new label, do not send it to school. Use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online!



Can we still turn in regular cut out Box Tops?


YES! Please continue to turn in cut out Box Tops! Our Box Top Coordinator will give us updates on our progress, so we will know how close we are to meeting our goal!


Sounds like a plan! Let’s do this!

Please see the attached directions for more information about how to use the Box Tops App.

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Science Olympiad Team at Silver Springs

Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students and Parents,

We are preparing for a new year of Science Olympiad at Silver Springs. Students can sign up for Science Olympiad now!


Here is the link to the 2020 Rule Book that includes all the events: http://wayneoaklandso.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/1/3/24133078/2020_woso_rule_book.pdf


The Information and forms below already came home in Monday envelopes!

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The Self-Driven Child - A Book Club for Parents

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives


New this year, I would like to offer a book study to anyone that is interested. I have purchased 15 copies of the book, The Self-Driven Child. Either after the January PTA meeting or another evening in January, I would like to invite everyone to stay to enjoy some treats, but also to have conversation about this book. If you are interested, please stop in the office to pick up a copy of the book and sign-up for the book study.


Please see the attached pictures of the cover of the book and the back of the book.

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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7 Habits at Home Activity for November

This month’s Habit: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Activity: Circle of Control

Due Date: November 27th


Habit 1 – Be Proactive – “I’m in Charge of Me”

What this means: Take charge of your own life. Make it happen. Don't wait for someone else to do it.


“I am responsible for me.”

“I do the right thing before I am asked.”

“I do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

“I do not blame others for my actions.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. If you do something wrong, say you are sorry before someone asks you to apologize.

2. When you get mad and want to say something, stop, think, and ask yourself-

Why am I getting so angry? Make a good choice in a good way.


Great Books for Habit #1- Be Proactive

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

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The Harlem Wizards Return! Check out the Buzzer Beater Contest below!

The Harlem Wizards are offering a BUZZER BEATER deal!

If you purchase online tickets to the game by midnight on Wed. Nov. 20th, you will be entered in a drawing to sit on the HARLEM WIZARDS bench during the game!!

Five lucky winners will be chosen to sit on the WIZARDS bench!

(Winners will be contacted by email on Thursday, Nov. 21st).


The game is Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Northville High School gym.

And you could be sitting on the bench!!

Order your tickets now:

https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/151705

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