Winchester Elementary

January 15, 2021

Winchester Purpose & Mission

Winchester is a Leader in Me school with a common purpose to inspire students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers who demonstrate responsibility for themselves and respect for others.


Learning together, Leading forever!

Upcoming Key Dates

January 18: No School

January 20:

~ Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7pm

~ Last Day to Order Spirit Wear

January 21: Registration Opens for Nuts About Science

January 29: Half Day

1/8/2021 NPS COVID-19 Update / Symptom Screener

January 2021 UPDATED SYMPTOM SCREENING TOOL AND REMINDER


It is critical that children are still screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.


The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening Tool STUDENT (1.8.2021) to reflect the reflect the importance of not sending a child to school with a fever over 100.3 F with or without other symptoms and the CDC recommendation of a 10 day quarantine period for those without symptoms that are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case. It is important to continue to closely monitor your child for symptoms using this updated screener tool prior to sending your child to school. This continued effort by all parents will allow us to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff and support our ability to provide continued in-person learning for all students.

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Mask Donation

We have received a 5-pack of masks for distribution to EVERY STUDENT and STAFF MEMBER, this includes ALL of our VIRTUAL STUDENTS from the Wayne County Health Department!


In-person students will receive their masks this week. Virtual students will receive their masks with their next scheduled pick-up.

With Much Appreciation!

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021

Northville Public School families, now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021.


To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage.


If circumstances prevent you from being available for an appointment during the dates listed below for your child’s school, please select an appointment at any other school. If you are unsure of which school your child will be attending, please view the Attendance Boundary Map (www.northvilleschools.org/apps/pages/boundary-map) on the district website.


Elementary School Enrollment Dates


Amerman - February 9, 10, 11


Winchester - February 23, 24, 25


Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4


Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11


Moraine - March 16, 17, 18


Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25

Join the January PTA Meeting

Interested in finding out more?

We would like to invite all parents and staff to join our PTA meeting on January 20 @ 7:00 pm. This meeting will be hosted on zoom, login information is available below and the agenda is also attached. This is a great way to learn about the different committees and ways the PTA supports our Winchester community.


Topic: PTA Meeting - January 20, 2021

Time: Jan 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://northville.zoom.us/j/97049398783?pwd=dFprZVRLeGR4Uk9FNTNYZkNTcXJ5UT09

Meeting ID: 970 4939 8783

Passcode: WEPTA1


Ready to join PTA?

Building on last year’s success for online PTA enrollment, we would like to encourage you to sign up for the PTA via MemberHub. You can also use the following link: https://winchesterpta.memberhub.store/.


While registering for membership, there is also the opportunity to donate to the PTA through Invest in Your Child. Through the generous donations of our Winchester families, we are able to provide a variety of enrichment programs, after school activities, as well as family-centered opportunities. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, please reach out to Caroline Keros, PTA President at winchesterptapresident@gmail.com.

Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear!!

Please see attached flyer for available merchandise and place order at this website: https://winchester2021.itemorder.com


The last day to place an order is January 20, 2021


Students who attend school in person will have items sent home with them. Virtual students can select if they would like to pick up the items from school or have items delivered to home (there is an additional charge to have your order shipped)


Items will be delivered sometime the last week of February


Please contact Donna Coleman (colemandonna1@yahoo.com) if you have any questions

Nuts About Science

New session of Nuts About Science starting soon! Registration begins January 21st! Please see attached flyer for more information.


Contact Sarah Beydoun with any questions shbeydoun@gmail.com

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Winchester PTA Sponsors Heart 2 Hart Donation drive

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we are asking for Winchester's support for a Heart 2 Hart community donation drive running January 25 - February 10. This local Detroit organization has been helping homeless families since 2012 to provide food, clothing and toiletries to those in need.


We are asking for families and staff to help support the organization with the donation of the following wish list items:

  • Men’s or Women’s New Socks White or Black

  • Men’s (Boxer Briefs) or Women’s New Underwear Medium, Large or X-Large

  • Men’s New White T-Shirts Large or X-Large

  • Wet Wipes (20 or more count pkg.)

  • Travel size hand sanitizer

  • Travel size hand lotion


Collection boxes will be available at each student entrance to simplify item drop off for families that are able to support this initiative. If you have any questions please contact Caroline Keros, winchesterptapresident@gmail.com

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My Green School Art Contest

The U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit is announcing its Michigan Green Art Contest for the 2020-2021 school year! Show that your school is a Green School by participating.


Attached is the flyer with information on how to participate and the link to the US Green Building Council Detroit Region Green School Art contest is here:

https://greenschoolcommittee.org/our-programs


Applications are due, by email, at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in mid-April.


Any student in the state of Michigan in grades K-5 is welcome to apply to the My Green School Art Contest, regardless of what type of school they attend (public, private, charter or homeschool!) Artwork can be submitted by a teacher, parent, friend or guardian. Due to school closures, parents and families are encouraged to support their student in creating an original piece of art at home! Applications may only be submitted electronically to avoid potential exposure and reduce the burden on frontline postal staff.


Have fun creating and Go Green and Stay Green!!

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2020-2021 Winchester Yearbook Orders

Winchester Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com.

Submit Pictures for Yearbook

Please submit First Day of School pictures, Winchester PTA Drive-in Movie pictures, and any other school activity pictures (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nuts About Science, etc.) for yearbook inclusion. Details of how to submit pictures are in the attached file. Images need to be high-resolution and in JPEG format.


The Yearbook Committee will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Some pictures we are not able to use due to low picture quality, but we do make every effort to utilize all submissions. We need and appreciate all picture submissions as these make up a large part of our yearbook each year. Please submit only high-resolution photos that are school related activities/clubs. We welcome pictures from in-person and virtual students.

7 Habits at Home

This week's at home Habit challenge is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Reflect on the last quarter. What went well? How will you grow throughout the remainder of the year? Commit to one learning goal for the next quarter. or Habit 3: Put First Things First. Discuss what it means to "procrastinate".


Students are encouraged to share a photo of your completed activity of their family working on the habit together! They can send their pictures to Mrs. Bush, School Social Worker @ bushje@northvilleschools.org or Mrs. Lindsay @ lindsayke@northvilleschools.org to be included in the morning announcements.


The document with all 20 weeks of activities is available here .

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Wellness Wednesday

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Overbooked

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Office Hours

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


Contact us at (248) 465-2400

Website: http://winchester.northvilleschools.org/

Follow us on Twitter: @ WinchesterElem

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