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Silver Springs Elementary School - September 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendars

This Week’s Events:

September 16th - Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

September 17th – Constitution Day

September 18th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Rollerskating Night at the Skatin' Station

Next Week's Events:

September 23rd - Spirit Wear Day! Wear your favorite Silver Springs T-Shirt or wear blue!

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

Follow us on Twitter @sspringselem or by clicking on the following link:


Have a great week!

Katie Booth, Principal


Carpool Lane - Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Now that we have the first couple of weeks of school under our belt and we have had some time to get used to the Carpool Lane, now is a great time to revisit the Carpool Lane best practices for student safety.

Below are the most important things to remember:

1. In order to minimize the back-up onto Silver Spring Drive, please make sure that you are pulling your car as far forward around the carpool lane as possible.

2. The driver must stay in the car and your student will exit the car on the passenger side only.

3. If your student has trouble getting out of the car on his/her own, please roll down your window and ask the adult in the carpool lane for help, or park in one of the parking spaces to assist your child and walk him/her to the door.

4. There is NO PARKING in the grass or along the grass.

For a more detailed list and map, please see the attachments below.


Help us go for the GOLD for Silver Springs!!

We are almost halfway to our goal of $10,000 dollars through the Invest in Your Child campaign.

This is a fuss-free way to help fund:

· Learning Resources like IXL for all students

· Science Fair and Reflections

· Assemblies (JES), Science Alive and March Is Reading Month

· Teacher Allocations for classroom use

· Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to all families who have contributed!!!

We are almost half way to our goal of 225 Families joining the PTA. Help us represent our children.



These are great ways you can donate to the PTA doing your everyday shopping!

(Share this information with friends and family!!!)

Kroger community rewards:

  1. Go to : https://www.kroger.com/account/create?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards
  2. Select “Silver Springs Elementary
  3. Each time you shop, proceeds will be donated to Silver Springs!

Busch’s community rewards:

  1. Go to: https://www.buschs.com/account/signup
  2. Select “Silver Springs Elementary”
  3. Each time you shop, proceeds will be donated to Silver Springs!

Amazon Smile:

  1. Go to: https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Select “Silver Springs Elementary”
  3. Each time you shop at smile.amazon.com, proceeds go to Silver Springs (you can use Prime accounts).


Box Tops

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.

Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now.

• Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.

• The app scans your store receipt, finds Box Tops products and instantly adds cash to our school earnings online.

How Can You Help?

DOWNLOAD the NEW Box Tops app and select Silver Springs Elementary. This ensures that your Box Tops purchases count toward our school's earnings.

SHOP for Box Tops products and scan your receipt in the app to instantly add cash to our school’s earnings online.

LOOK for any remaining Box Tops clips on packages. Clip them and send them to school!

TIP: You can "double-dip" on these products by clipping the traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt with the app.

Our next Box Top Drive will begin in October!


Hope To See You At Our SS Family Skating Night at Skatin Station

Join us for the first skating party of the school year this Wednesday, September 18th from 6 – 8 pm at Skatin Station in Canton. It is a fun evening to enjoy with family and friends and meet some new people! Get your homework done and then come have some fun skating. We hope to see many skaters there to help earn some extra money for the Silver Springs PTA.


PTA Reflections Chair Needed for Art Contest

The National PTA Reflections is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. This program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive recognition for their original work of arts in 6 categories with a specific theme each year. The 2019-2020 theme is Look Within. If you are interested in coordinating this rewarding program, please contact Kristin Gifford or Leslie Cardenas for more information. Have a friend help you too! Our Northville schools with PTAs participate and the top winners’ artwork is displayed at the Northville Art House in May. The top winners in each category are advanced to the state level. Please consider continuing this enriching program that supports the arts and student’s creativity.


Yearbook Committee Plea

The Silver Springs Yearbook Committee is looking for creative volunteers to help make the yearbook a success for the kids today and a treasure for years to come. If you enjoy taking pictures or working on your home computer designing online scrapbooks, please consider joining this fun committee. Parents enrich the school community through their participation and generosity. This is a great way to get in those volunteer hours on your time as the bulk of the work is done from home.

If you are interested in volunteering on the yearbook committee, please email micklashmelissa@gmail.com to learn more!

Would you like to see more photos of your child in the yearbook? We need your help getting photos of as many students as possible! Please send any fun photos of 2019-2020 school year Silver Spring activities (this includes back to school photos, Halloween and other holiday class parties, assemblies, etc) to micklashmelissa@gmail.com.

Yearbook Committee Chairs,

Kristin Gifford and Melissa Micklash


Birthday Book Club – Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2019/2020 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 placed in the cover of the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


Let’s Show Our Silver Springs School Spirit

Make sure to order your SS Spirit Wear so you can show your SS eagle spirit on Mondays. The most spirited class in each grade level gets to display a MOST SPIRITED trophy in their classroom. See link below to see the store.






Practices: Mondays and Thursday 3:45-5:00pm

Practices begin Monday 9/16

Celebration 5K: November 17th on Belle Isle

Registration is open at: Silver Springs Girls on the Run Fall 2019

Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run: www.gotrdetroit.org

Questions: Contact Kristin Gifford at: meagherk13@gmail.com


Reserve your BIRTHDAY LUNCH Celebration Now

This is a special opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday at school and help raise some extra money for the PTA. This birthday celebration lets you bring in lunch and eat with your child at your own table. Please fill out the Birthday Lunch Celebration form and return to school before you forget to reserve the date. All reservations need to be made in advance.

Don’t miss this chance to CELEBRATE your child’s special day!


Heritage Festival Lending Closet at Silver Springs

Wow! Silver Springs third graders looked amazing for their Heritage Festival field trip!

We know this field trip happens early in the year and we have a small lending closet of Victorian wear. We would like to expand our lending closet. If your student has a Victorian outfit that will not be used again or passed on to friends or family, we would love to add it to our lending closet.

If you would like to donate it to our Silver Springs lending closet, please bring it to the main office.

Thank you!!


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