Winchester Weekly

November 2, 2018

Upcoming Key Dates

November 2: End of Card Marking

November 6: No School - Teacher Professional Day

November 7: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

November 8: Picture Retake Day

November 12: Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

November 13: Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

November 15: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 16: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

* BOOK FAIR ~ November 12-16 (see details below)*

Parking Lot and Carpool Safety Reminder

Remember to always use the crosswalk when walking from the parking lot up to the school. Never cross or pass through the carpool lane, as it is difficult to see young children.

Also, students should always enter and exit cars on the right hand side of the car, while in the carpool lane. This ensures students are not exiting into the moving left hand lane.

Thank you for helping us keep all of our students and families safe at Winchester!

3rd Annual Surviving the Social Jungle

Saturday, November 17

9:00-12:20 ~ $16
Full Day option for Professional Development

Kids will have fun visiting 7 interactive stations.

Kids are grouped into *3rd-5th grade and Middle School groups!
In groups of 10-15 kids travel to each interactive station to learn skills and strategies to deal with unfriendly classmates and prevent bullying. Check out stations at

For Parents, Teachers, and Counselors
Keynote and 10 different workshops to choose from!
Afternoon session available for Professional Development credits.

Keynote: The Hidden Impact of Screen time and Social Media On The Developing Brain: What Every Trusted Adult Needs To Know Presented by: Katey McPherson

To register:

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PTA Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 7th at 7:00 pm

On the agenda: Fall Festival recap, After School Programs, budget review and new bylaw changes for reading, JES -Kids Empowered recap and information and so much more!

Please come and share your ideas with us for exciting things at Winchester!"

Math Pentathlon – Grades 4-5

Calling all 4th and 5th graders who love math and/or playing board games! Beginning Nov. 1, we will be having Math Pentathlon meetings after school on Thursdays until 5:00pm. During this time, we will be learning and playing a series of 5 board games designed to utilize basic math concepts while having fun with friends! You can visit for more information on this national program. The meetings will be held through December. Please email Gisele at if you are interested!

You can sign up to join the team at the following link:

SAVE THE DATE - Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday Feb. 2nd 6-8:30pm. Wild Wild West Theme!

See attached flyer for further details. Hope to see you there!

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Mother Son Bowling - February 8

Save the date for an evening to remember! Winchester’s Mother Son Bowling Night will be held Friday, February 8, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Novi Bowl. New this year — Glow Bowl! You won’t want to miss it!

Let's Read Math

A program of Math Enrichment for Second and Third Grade Students

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi

as part of its commitment to supporting local community education

“Let’s Read Math” workshops are offered by the American Association of University Women Northville - Novi (AAUW-NN) on November 17, 24, and December 1, 2018 at the Northville District Library meeting room from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

Workshops will engage children in opportunities to enrich knowledge of math through familiar children's literature, appropriate creative math activities, and typically a take home item to continue math activity at home. The program is limited to 25 students. Please see the attached flyer and return it to your school by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

After School Science

Registration has started!
You’ll want to reserve a spot soon - the spots fill up quickly! Kids are taken right from their teacher to the After-School Science program for pick up at 5 pm!

In this 7-week program (every Thursday) starting 11/29 - they will learn about -

  • Science magic
  • Science pets
  • Air
  • Forces & motion
  • Wild weather and pink snow

· CSI for kids

· Rocket power

Program information & registration: $133 per student ($112 for student with parent helper) If you have questions please contact: Lesli Winters

Reflections Deadline Extended!!

New Deadline: Friday November 30th

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50th Anniversary for the PTA Reflections program!!

Questions? email Tanya at Yellow entry forms on the bulletin board where you enter the school and also attached.

Dragonflyer Junior

We are ready to kick-off and we need 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' creativity! Please review the attached flyer and sign-up for the Dragonflyer Junior. Spots are limited.

Winchester Fall Book Fair - Coming Soon

Tuesday, November 13th 3:30pm-7pm

Thursday, November 15th 12pm-7pm

Friday, November 16th 12pm-3pm

Students shop during media class the week of
Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th.
Visit our Book Fair Home Page:

Shop our Book Fair online: all of November!



My name is Jenna Kamsickas, a Northville High School Sophomore. I am hosting a book drive to support schools that may not have the means to purchase books for their classrooms. I will be donating the books collected to two kindergarten classrooms, a third-grade classroom, and several other K-5 classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School in Redford, MI. In your child's school, I have placed a box for donations. It would mean so much if you were able to donate new or gently used books, Thanks!

2018-19 Yearbook

ORDERING: Don’t wait, order your Yearbook now and save. Orders can be placed online. See attached info.

PHOTOS: We need your pictures. We are currently looking for pictures from:
First Day of School
Heritage Festival
We are accepting these through Oct 19th.
We also need random 5th grade photos taken throughout the year. When submitting photos please be sure to upload the highest quality photo you can. The program we use to create the yearbook does not accept low quality photos.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Erika Eloff -
Jean Sterioff -
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Parents At Lunch (PALS)

Please consider spending some time during lunchtime assisting the lunch staff! New this school year, you can sign up just for your child/children’s lunch period if that works better than signing up for the whole lunchtime.

The link is

Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30.

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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