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Silver Springs Elementary School - March 9, 2020

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

March 9th -School Spirit Wear Day!

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

March 10th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for Teachers

March 11th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science

March 12th - Credit Union Deposit Day


Next Week’s Events:

March 16th -School Spirit Wear Day!

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

March 18th - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. After School Science


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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March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month is HERE! Our MiRM student leaders brainstormed 4 Olympic sports that could be used for our MiRM theme and put it out to the Silver Springs students and staff to vote. The 2020 MiRM theme is….Stroke Through the Pages of a Good Book! (swimming). Student reading logs and March event calendars will go home in Monday envelopes on Monday, March 2nd, so be on the lookout for these important papers. Everything you need to know about March is Reading Month can be found on the 2020 March is Reading Month Smore Newsletter, which you can access by clicking the button below.


Let's synergize together to meet our 255,000 minute goal. We can do it!

Enjoy reading together as a family during March is Reading Month!

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Get Involved…Make a Difference

Yes, we need you! The Silver Springs PTA is looking for caring parents to get involved on the Executive Board for the 2020-21 academic year!


We need to fill the Treasurer position and one Vice President position.


The Treasurer position is key because there can’t be a PTA without one. Most of the work can be done from home and the previous Treasurer will help guide you through the duties.


We will be in jeopardy of losing all the events and educational programs the PTA provides like Fun Fair, Daddy Daughter Dance, IXL and lots more without a complete board.


We are all busy and our time is limited…BUT this is our PTA, serving our children. Every parent can get involved and make a difference! You will definitely play a major role in helping make Silver Springs better and fun for our students and families and staff. Help make the 2020-21 year great for our children and school.


Thank you! Please contact Kristin Gifford for more information at: kmgifford327@gmail.com

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Coronavirus - An Explanation for Students

Some of our students are hearing a lot about coronavirus, particularly our older students. Many don't understand much about it, and they may have questions about it.


This link below was recommended as something to share with students. It's factual, not scary, and it reinforces all those common sense actions like handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when ill that are things we should do to protect ourselves and others from a variety of germs. Please review this information and consider whether this is something you would like to share with your child. We believe parents of students grades 3 - 5 will find it helpful.


Additionally, if your children are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home for 24 hours after the last episode. If your child has had a fever, they need to be home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal without use of Tylenol or Motrin.


Thanks for helping us keep our Eagles healthy!

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Science Fair Information

Get ready and sign up for the Science Fair 2020. We are looking forward to all your amazing science experiments. Get creative!!!!!!


The 2020 timeline is:

March-12: Registration deadline

April-16: Turn-in all display boards and start of classroom presentations

April-24: Award assembly


All projects must be turned-in by April-16. Every project will be presented by the students in their classrooms. After all classroom presentations are done, we will collect all projects.boards and logbooks.


All materials will be displayed in the school during the conferences April-23 to April-24.


The Award Assembly will be held during school hours in the morning of April-24. Parents are welcome.


The Silver Springs Science Fair is made possible by the PTA. Thank you to all PTA members and PTA sponsors.


Please see attached information.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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Supporting the The 7 Habits at home!

7-Habits Take Home Activity for March


This month’s Habit: Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Activity: Eyes, Ears, Heart Activity

Due Date: March 31, 2020


Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood


What this means: Listen before you talk. In order to communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.


“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.”

“I try to see things from their viewpoints.”

“I listen to others without interrupting.”

“I am confident in voicing my ideas.”

“I look people in the eyes when talking.”


How can I do this in my life?

1. Listen.

2. Put yourself in the other person’s place.

3. Notice a person’s body language, tone, and reflection in their voice.


Great Books for Habit #5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

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