October 16, 2020
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!
Marvel Mondays/Spirit Wear Fridays
On Mondays, be sure to wear your favorite super hero shirt.
And on Fridays, show your school spirit and wear Winchester colors.
COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool
The Wayne County Health Department has UPDATED the Student Symptom Screening Tool including an additional question (Headache and/or Sore Throat) and clarification on the two last questions on the form to refer to students only. You can access the updated form by clicking on the following link: COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool
The District FAQs have been updated with the following information:
Health & Safety ProtocolsUPDATED Will students be temperature screened before entering the school building? Parents are required to check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool (updated 10.16.2020) and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms or conditions listed. If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you must keep your child home from school. It is essential that this process be done daily with integrity and fidelity as modeled in this Daily Screening Public Service Announcement. Temperature checks at school may be instituted periodically as appropriate.
Dress appropriately for the weather
The weather is quickly changing and is a bit cooler each day/week. It is important that your child be dressed appropriately when they come to school each day so they are prepared to participate in not only PE but also outside brain breaks and recesses.
Picking Up your child early from school
Communication with your child's teacher is key
Picture Day - October 22nd
We are encouraging our families to order online ahead of time. Go to mylifetouch.com and use code EVT7XSPQ8.
While many things have changed in 2020, earning money for our school with Box Tops has remained the same. While the physical Box Top Clips are being phased out, they are still accepted. You can clip and send these BoxTops in to your classroom teacher by Friday, October 23rd. You can also earn money virtually clipping BoxTops by scanning your store receipts in the Box Tops for Education App. These rewards will be automatically counted and a check will be sent to Winchester twice per year. Attach your clips to a Clip Sheet (attached), or send in a baggie or envelope to your classroom teacher. The top earning classes will earn either an extra recess, free time, game day, or a movie during school!
Virtual families, you can drop your clips off at the office by October 23rd. Please place them in a baggie with your teacher’s name. Drop them in the clear plastic box located outside the front doors of the school. Be sure to include your teacher's name so your class can receive credit!
Please contact me with any questions at email@example.com.
PTA Volunteers Needed
Do you have a few minutes in the morning to help out at the school? We are looking for a few parent volunteers each day to monitor students as they are headed to their entrance doors. Volunteers will greet students, remind them to keep distance between other children, and make sure they get to their entrance doors!
Volunteers will need to have an updated ICHAT form (for this school year), distance on school grounds and wear a mask.
Please email your completed form and a copy of your driver's license to Deb Obsniuk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in helping out, please sign up for a slot using Sign Up Genius.
If you sign up, a brief meeting will be held with Kelly Lindsay, Principal to go over the procedures.
Halloween Drive-Thru Scavenger Hunt
Does your family count down the days until October arrives? Are your Halloween decorations the envy of your neighborhood? Then we have the perfect way for your family to support the PTA! Amerman, Ridge Wood and Winchester PTA boards worked together to come up with a fun new event; a Halloween Drive-Thru Scavenger Hunt.
We are looking for 10 Halloween lovin' families, per school, to join in our Scavenger Hunt! More details are included in the sign-up genius so register today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48adae23a6f5c52-halloween
Please sign up under your school's section. Please leave only your email address. We will reach out to you for your home address and your unique item.
If you have any questions reach out to Caroline Keros, PTA President at email@example.com.