Silver Springs Elementary School - September 25, 2017
Mark Your Calendars
Wow! What a fantastic weekend! I hope everyone was able to get outside to sharpen the saw and to enjoy the beautiful weather.
This Week’s Events:
September 26th - ALICE Lessons will be taught to students
September 27th - Enhanced Lockdown Drill
September 28th - Credit Union Deposit Day
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Bond 2017 Community Forum at Hillside Middle School
Next Week's Events:
October 3rd - Bond 2017 Community Forum at Meads Mill Middle School
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Have a great week!
Katie Booth, Principal
ALICE - Enhanced Lockdown Drill
This week at Silver Springs we will have an ‘Enhanced Lockdown’ or safety drill, following ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) protocol, a set of proactive strategies that move beyond traditional lockdown and increase the chance for survival during a violent intruder event. That means teachers will barricade doors in their classrooms by closing locked doors, using a rope to secure the door, and moving furniture to block entry into student/staff occupied areas.
Like fire and tornado drills, training for such an event, even though highly unlikely, dramatically improves the odds that those faced with the situation will be less likely to freeze, and more likely to respond in ways that help keep themselves and others safe.
ALICE training empowers adults and students with strategies to keep themselves and each other safe – through access to more information, a greater emphasis on evacuating when possible, enhancing lockdown protocols, and providing age-appropriate lessons and information.
There will be further drills in the next few months, and our families will be notified each time. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have further questions. Providing a safe place for students and staff to learn and grow is one of the most important responsibilities of any school system.
Please see the attached letter for more information.
CALLING ALL SILVER SPRINGS STUDENTS! It’s time to get creative!!!!!!!!
The contest to design the 2017-18 yearbook cover is on.
* Open to all grades.
* Designs may include the Silver Springs Eagle, incorporate this year’s movie theme, or a Leader in Me habit.
* Designs due to the Main Office by the end of the school day on Friday, September 29th.
Finalists will be selected by the yearbook committee and voted on by staff.
Questions: Please contact Kristin Gifford at firstname.lastname@example.org
PIZZA BOX RECYCLING
We are looking for volunteers to help recycle pizza boxes from lunch. About every two weeks the boxes need to be taken from Silver Springs to the Novi Recycling Center. This is an easy way to help out and it can be done at your convenience. Even if you're are only able to do it once this year, that will make a difference. Please see the Sign-Up Genius link for more information and suggested dates. Thank you!
Please check Monday envelopes for more information.
Box Tops for Education!
This year, Silver Springs will once again be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. Last year we earned over $700! And I know we can greatly exceed that this year with your help!
To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school in an envelope or baggie. You child can turn them in to their teacher anytime, or drop them in the kiosk just inside the front doors. Ask your friends and neighbors to save them for you too! Some may still be in the habit even though their children are grown!
We do have 2 collection contests throughout the year! Our first contest will be the week of Oct. 16 and there will be a chance to win prizes if you participate! So start clipping now - and help your child's class be the one that turns in the most tops! See the attached collection sheet to get your child involved in the fun!
For a list of participating products please see the attached file and for more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including our school’s progress, visit www.BTFE.com. Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.
I hope you’re excited for everything we can do this year with Box Tops! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Cummings at email@example.com. Looking forward to another successful Box Tops year!
Fall Family Portrait Sessions with 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48aca829a5fc1-fall
See the attached flyer for more information!
Lunch Menu Corrections for October 12th
Here are correct lunches for October 12th:
A. Chicken Patty Sandwich with Potato Wedges
B. Veggie Chicken Patty Sandwich with Potato Wedges
C. Yogurt, Muffin, String Cheese
We apologize for the error.
Help us keep the School Sign updated!!
Many hands make light work! Please consider joining in to help keep the school letter board sign up to date with upcoming school events/messages/etc. It only takes a few minutes and can be done anytime the school office is open. Please visit the Sign Up Genius at this link to take a slot - and thanks in advance for your help!
There ‘s still time to see your STAR on the Silver Springs Walk of Fame…return your PTA Membership form this week. Help your child’s class empty their popcorn box of pencils with each membership! The TOP 2 classes win the prize so PLEASE join the PTA! The Top Class is Mrs. Griswold’s.
Congratulations to the Ward family for winning the Target gift card last week. Also, congrats to the Berry, Yadav, and Gifford families for winning a book in the PTA raffle. There will be one more raffle this week so turn in your membership form.
Thank you to all the families who joined this week. We greatly appreciate all the support from our Silver Springs families.
Be a STAR…Join the PTA!
PTA Reflections Chair Needed
This is a wonderful arts education program offered by the National PTA each year to encourage students to express and explore their artistic talents in the areas of dance, film, literature, music, photography, and visual arts. The original artwork needs to reflect a specific theme. The theme this year is “Within Reach”. Please consider taking on this position or encourage a friend to Co-Chair with you. This is such a great opportunity for so many students to express their creativity.
Please contact Leslie Cardenas at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or questions.
Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!
Habit #3 Put First Things First- "Work First, Then Play"
What this means: Focus on what is important, schedule the important things first. Don’t be a dreamer - stay focused!
“I spend my time on things that are most important.”
“I say no to things I know I should not do.”
“I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.”
“I am disciplined and organized.”
How can I do this in my life?
1. Do your homework as soon as you come home from school.
2. Do something you have been putting off for a long time.
3. Think about your most important responsibilities. Do them first.
Great Books for Habit #3- Put First Things First
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Pokey and the Spelling Test by Sean Covey
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone