Winchester Weekly

December 6, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

December 10: Credit Union Deposit Day

December 20: Winter Break begins when school ends

January 6: Classes Resume

January 7: Credit Union Deposit Day

January 14: Cookie Day @ Lunch (50 cents)

January 15: PTA Meeting 7pm

Parking Lot Safety

The Winchester Parking Lot is a one way lot. Entrance is off of Winchester Drive. All vehicles should exit the lot using Sunnydale. We have had a couple of close instances that could have resulted in a collision when drivers exited the lot going the wrong direction. Thank you for following the parking lot and carpool lane traffic flow to ensure everyone's safety!

Winchester Spirit Wear - Winter 2019

It's spirit wear time. Please use the following link to order - Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear Winter 2019. You can also check the attachment below for ordering information.

FYI, the sales deadline is December 12 and orders will be delivered directly to school around January 15.

2019/2020 Yearbooks

Winchester Families, it's time to order your 2019-2020 yearbooks. You can order them online for $16. Visit

Save the Date - Mother Son Bowling

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Winter Chess Club

More than just a game, chess helps kids think ahead, visualize their goals, treat others with respect and learn from their mistakes. Starting Wednesday, January 15, an 8-week after-school chess club will be open to students, including those new to the game and those who already have experience playing.

Club fee is $120 and chess equipment will be provided. Minimum of 10 students needed to run the program. See the flyer below for more information and register online at by January 8th. Scholarships available for those unable to afford the fee. Questions? Please contact Carrie Zarotney at

Congratulations Mrs. Rush!

Christmas came early this year for one of our teachers. Last Wednesday, the Northville Educational Foundation awarded a $455 Innovative Teaching Grant to Kandy Rush for her project, Improving Decoding through Multi-Sensory Instruction.

She has gone above and beyond by applying for this grant so she can initiate this wonderful project for our students. Congratulations Mrs. Rush! These grants would not be possible without generous donors such as yourself. NEF is starting their Annual Campaign. Please consider donating so more Innovative Grants can be awarded next year. Go to for more information.

Click here to check out the pictures on NEF's Facebook Page.

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Winchester’s Dragonflyer Junior Club

Attention all K-2nd grade artists. Winchester’s Dragonflyer Junior Club is looking for your talent to help support their upcoming newsletter surrounding Nature’s Animals. Please submit a colorful drawing in JPEG form by Tuesday, December 17th to Andrea Conrad at . Thank you!”

Junior Great Books 2019

Does your 2nd, 3rd or 4th grader love to read? Or would you like them to read more? Consider having them join Junior Great Books!

JGB is a Book Club of short stories for kids. The students meet weekly in small groups, during Lunch-Recess hour, to discuss the story they have read for the week. Jr. Great Books begins meeting the week of January 13th and the program runs for 6 weeks. A recognition ceremony is held at the end, with the students receiving a reward they can use at the Spring Book Fair.

Register your student Online Here: Or complete the attached form. Registration is open until December 20th.

Donations for Girl Scouts

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Toys For Tots

As part of their community service activities, our first grade Girl Scout daisy troop #40239 is expanding their efforts to support Toys for Tots this year by putting a donation box in our school starting Monday, November 4th. All Winchester families are welcome to join them by making a donation of unopened and unwrapped toys to those children in need. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

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!

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Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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