Winchester Weekly

September 20, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

September 25: Picture Day

October 1: Roller Skating Party 6-8 pm @ Skatin' Station

October 8: Credit Union Deposit Day

October 18: Fall Festival 5:30-8 pm

Picture Day ~ Wednesday, September 25th

The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering online at

** SEE ATTACHED FLYER with more information for online ordering

Some benefits of online ordering are:

  • Earn rewards with every purchase through the MyFamily Rewards™ program.
  • More looks & digital products
  • You can customize your package
  • Free Shutterfly photo book

Order envelopes will also be coming home on Monday if you prefer not to place your order online.


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Classroom Snack Procedures

Please be aware that we have several students with severe allergies. Due to the severity of these allergies and because the unfortunate increasing prevalence of it in children, we are asking for your help and cooperation in making our classrooms safer for students with these allergies. There is an emergency plan in place for unexpected exposure, but our most effective tool is prevention.

We work hard to reduce the likelihood of any contact with specific food allergens by instituting several steps in our classrooms. Each classroom has established specific procedures based on the children with allergies in their classrooms. Please adhere to these procedures specifically as it relates to snacks allowed in the classroom.

Children who bring in items that do not appear on this list will be asked to put their snack back in their backpack or lunchbox (as long as it is fully wrapped) to enjoy at home or in the cafeteria.

Birthday celebrations can be noted with a small, non-food token. Please clear these tokens with your child’s teacher.

Families are still welcome to make broader choices for student lunches. In order to keep all of our students safe, please be certain any products containing dairy, peanuts or nuts are contained within your child's lunch box and/or lunch bag.

We ask for your understanding as we strive to provide a safe and healthy environment for all children.

PE News - Fall 2019

Welcome Back! We hope that you have had an active summer full of physical activity! This fall Ms. Haite will be at Winchester every day (my 24th year in the district) and we are thrilled to have Ms. Lenahan back at Winchester and we welcome Mr. Stark as well!

Ms. Lenahan and Mr. Stark are excited to see Winchester’s great leaders! Ms. Lenahan has been teaching in Northville for 18 years. She has taught at all levels (Northville High School, Hillside, Meads Mill and all 6 of Northville’s elementary schools!

We would like to make you aware of gym policies and expectations for the school year.
Please see the attached document for that information.

PTA JES - Junior Enrichment Series*

Erin Mandras, the author of a children’s book, Austin’s Allergies, will be visiting Winchester's Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes on Thursday, September 26th. Austin’s Allergies is inspired by the true, heartfelt story of her son who has several life-threatening food allergies.

Erin's mission is to raise awareness and educate students on the importance and severity of food allergies to help them better understand their friends and classmates who have
allergies. She will reading the book and explain the writing and publishing process. It is an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of this prevalent topic, connect with a real author and ask any questions. There is an opportunity to purchase a copy of Austin’s Allergies through her and each purchased copy will be signed. Please complete the order form (attached) and returned to your teacher by Tuesday, September 24th if you are interested.

*The PTA Junior Enrichment Series program provides grade level and school wide assemblies that enhance curriculum instruction for all students at no cost to the school thanks to your generous donations to the Winchester PTA. If you haven't had a chance to join the PTA and make a donation to the Invest in Your Child Fundraiser, please visit this link.

Young Artist Program

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Does your child enjoy writing stories, poems or even conducting interviews?

Winchester’s Dragonflyer Junior is kicking-off in October and we would love for any 3rd, 4th or 5th Grader to join!

Meetings will be held during recess/lunch in the computer lab on most Thursdays. We eat together and then get to work and have some fun. Our plan is to publish 2-3 newsletters throughout the year. Students type their final work and utilize Google Documents.

Please email Andrea Conrad at with your student’s name, grade, school email address and teacher’s name.

2019 Fall Festival

The annual Winchester PTA Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 18th! We are seeking 6 volunteers to oversee the (1) Carnival Games, (2) Prizes, (3) Cake Walk, (4) Raffle, (5) Food, (6) Special Attractions. Please contact Jill at if you can volunteer on 10/18!

Parents At Lunch (PALS)

PAL is a PTA-sponsored program that provides support at lunch from 11:45 am -12:35 pm daily. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support for students and lunch staff.

Please consider volunteering!. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both and volunteer as often as you would like beginning September 16, 2019. IChat forms are required and they take some time to process, so please submit forms as soon as possible. The form is attached for your convenience.

Please use the following sign-up genius. Thank you!

Lunch Menu

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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