Winchester Weekly

November 3, 2017

Upcoming Key Dates

November 3:

- End of Marking Period

- Fall Social 5:30-8:30pm

November 5: Daylight Savings - Remember to move your clock back!

November 7:

- No school - Teacher Professional Day

- Election Day - School Bond Millage Proposal

- Remember to get out and vote!

November 8: PTA meeting 9-10am

November 9: Picture Retake

November 10: Dad Dine & Dash (*see details below*)

November 15: Cookie Day

Fall Social - Tonight!!

Fall Social is TONIGHT!

This event is fun for the whole family! Upon arriving at Winchester, you will buy tickets (4 for $1) to:

* Play games

* Get your face painted

* Pizza, popcorn, slushes from the Kona Truck, pop and more!

* Cake Walk (we will have 2 running this year in the gym!)

After you have had some fun, look at our 26 Themed Baskets! You can purchase raffle tickets for just $1. Winners will be drawn at 8:20. Hope to see everyone there!

PTA Meeting

Wednesday, November 8th at 9:00am - Faculty lounge

Join us for this casual meeting where we will be chatting about upcoming book fair, Reflections art program, a recap of Fall Social and so much more! We are looking for YOUR input on all the programs we offer to students at Winchester. Stop in, have some coffee with us and brainstorm ideas. Kiddos are always welcome!

Fall Conference Staff Soup & Salad Luncheon

Winchester teachers and staff do such a wonderful job. To let them know we appreciate all they do the Teacher and Staff Appreciation committee would like to provide a Soup and Salad Lunch for our teachers on Thursday November 16, just prior to conferences. We could certainly use your help in making this luncheon a success. Items can be home-made, or store bought. Items should be delivered to the Staff Lounge by 10:45. Please sign up to bring in an item at the following sign up genius link:

If you are interested in helping that day with set up or clean up, please email Angie Armstrong at or Kate Wiest at

Fall Conference Sign-Up Genius

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 14th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, November 16th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM

Thursday, November 16th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 17th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM

The Sign-Up Genius for conferences is now live. Please view the sign up and find a convenient time to meet with your child's teacher using the following link. BE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT TAB FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER!

Please Note: 3rd-5th grade parents, please sign up for a time slot with your child’s homeroom/main classroom teacher only.

Dads Dine & Dash

HEY DADS... Dine & Dash is Friday, November 10

The Winchester Dads Club is organizing its annual “Dads Dine & Dash”. All dads are welcome to bring their lunch to Winchester and eat with their child on Friday 11/10.
Dads, please let your child know if you are planning on attending and also if they need to order a lunch or if you will bring lunch for them.

Grades K, 1, 2 ~ 11:50-12:10

Grades 3, 4, 5 ~ 12:15-12:35

All you have to do is come to school at your child’s lunch time, dine with them, and then dash!

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering for the Book Fair. You can sign up using the following link:

Reflections Family Open House

~ Questions about the program ~ Help with entry forms ~

~Idea Sharing ~ Help getting started ~

All the above??? Stop in the Art room anytime on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30 - 7:00 or email Tanya at

The deadline for all entries is Tuesday November 28th

Coding Class - Back by Popular Demand!

Coding class for grades 3-5 is returning for the month of November. See attached flyer for more details.

After School Science

Open registration starts October 23rd for Session 2: Crazy Chemistry-the weekly themes starting the week of 11/27

(K-1st Mondays and 2nd-5th Wednesdays):

*Slippery, Slimy Science

*Edible Kitchen Chemistry

*Crazy Chemistry

*Bubble, Fizz, Pop!!

*Test Tube Adventures

*Polymers Please

*Colorful Chemistry

K-1st grade signup -!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester18

2nd-5th grade signup -!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester19

See attachments or go to for more details.

PAL (Parents At Lunch)

There are still spots available. Please consider signing up using the following link:

*Must have an approved iChat form on file to volunteer*

Lunch Menu

Office Hours

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Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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