Winchester Weekly

March 6, 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!

Upcoming Key Dates

March 10: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Day

March 18: PTA Meeting 7pm

March 24: Mead Mill Parent Orientation 6:30pm @ Meads Mill

March 26: 5th Grade Concert 6:30pm

March 28: Daddy Daughter Dance 5-8pm

March 31: Credit Union Deposit Day

April 3: Spring Recess begins at the end of the day

April 13: Classes Resume

Northville Public Schools’ March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement ~ Community Forums/PTA meetings

School families and community members can learn more...

On March 10, 2020, voters in Northville Public Schools will be asked to consider replacing our current Sinking Fund millage with a new Sinking Fund millage that will extend the current .9519-mill levy from 2021 to 2025 and provide for broader uses of the proceeds, including instructional technology and security equipment. The current levy expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The .9519-mill five-year request is a REPLACEMENT of the existing sinking fund millage and would NOT result in an increase over the current millage rate.

If supported, the sinking fund millage will continue to provide approximately $3 million each year to fund building and site repairs, along with instructional technology and safety and security upgrades. This funding helps protect the community’s investment in the School District’s buildings and sites, while preserving General Fund dollars to accomplish the District’s core mission of instruction and student learning. Priority projects for the next five-year period fall into the categories of Instructional Technology & Security, Energy & Operational Efficiency, and Health & Safety.

Community members are also encouraged to learn more about the millage election by visiting the District’s website at Questions and/or comments may also be e-mailed to

Tips to Stay Healthy

Some of our students are hearing a lot about coronavirus, particularly our older students. They don't understand much about it, and what they don't know they are filling in themselves with interesting and creative results.

This link below was recommended as something to share with students. It's factual, not scary, and it reinforces all those common sense actions like handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when ill that are things we should do to protect ourselves and others from a variety of germs. Please review this information and consider whether this is something you would like to share with your child. We believe parents of students grades 3 - 5 will find it helpful.

Teachers, across the District are taking time to teach students how to properly wash their hands and how to cover coughs and sneezes, all good hygiene practices to keep everyone healthy.

Additionally, if your children are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home for 24 hours after the last episode. If your child has had a fever, they need to be home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal without use of Tylenol or Motrin.

Thank you for helping us keep all of our Winchester Dragons healthy!

Attached below is also a letter from the Superintendent on tips to stay healthy.

Yearbooks - DON'T MISS OUT!

Don’t miss out! We are still taking orders for the 2019-20 Yearbook. Order online now at The cost is $16.

Check out the fun extra items available for purchase such as ribbon bookmarks and clear protective covers.

We are asking parents and teachers to upload photos taken at Winchester during school-related activities, in classrooms, on the playground! We are in need of photos to fill our K-3 friend pages, so please send them in!

Directions are attached. Be sure to upload hi-res photos. Also include the event title, as well as student names and grades who are in the photo.

Contact with any questions.


Author Maria Dismondy is coming to Winchester!

March 18, 2020

Maria Dismondy was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit. She attended Michigan State University. She is an award winning author with a Masters degree in education. She was an elementary school teacher and reading interventionist for 10 years before becoming an author, speaker, and blogger.

Maria has several award winning books! She is the recipient of the Gold Mom’s Choice Award, the 2011 Eric Hoffer Award, and 2012 #1 children’s book on

Please visit to find out more about Maria Dismondy. If you would like to order one or more of Maria’s books for your child, please see the attached PDF order form. Please make checks payable to Winchester. Orders are due by Friday, March 13.

Box Tops Results

The results are in, our Box Tops program has earned almost $700 for our school!

The three classes that collected the most Box Tops, winning our contest were Mr. Lipke, Mrs. McGraw, and Ms. Willerer. Congratulations, and thank you to all who participated!

Don’t stop clipping, start collecting your Box Tops for our next competition in the fall!

Daddy Daughter Dance

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Nuts About Science

Registration for the last session of Nuts About Science opens March 9th!

Theme: The Natural Wonders of Science

Classes are Thursday’s 3:45-5:00 on 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21. For questions contact Sarah Beydoun

NHS Spring Baseball Training Camp

The Northville Mustang Baseball Camps will provide baseball players (boys and girls) 7-14 years of age the opportunity to develop and enhance their baseball fundamentals and learn to play the Mustang Way! The camp is being held on March 14th and 15th. Please see the attachment for details and registration.

Northville Baseball-Softball

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Camp Trotter 2020

The American Legion Northville is sponsoring sending children to Camp Trotter again in 2020. We will send up to 4 children this year.The camp is normally $250, the American Legion will pay the fee. It's open to boys and Girls age 7 to 12.

See below for the flyer, brochure and application. Applications are due by May 1.

Northville Youth Football

The Northville Youth Football Association (NYFA) is a non-profit organization committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading in a positive, safe and FUN environment. The Colts and Stallions are looking for new players and cheerleaders to fill their teams/units for the 2020 season. New player and cheerleader registration begins Monday, March 1st, 2020. Teams/units are filled on a first come, first served basis based on address/middle school affiliation. (i.e., Hillside = Colts and Meads Mill = Stallions) Practices will start at a yet TBD date. Games are played on weekends in late August through early November. All home games are played at Tom Holzer Ford Field (Northville High School football field). For more information or to register, please visit our website.
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Parents at Lunch (PAL)

The PAL (Parents At Lunch) program is a PTA-sponsored program that provides daily support during lunchtime. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support to Winchester staff in the lunchroom. Sign up for as many times as you'd like and you can just sign up for your child/children's lunch period if that is more conducive or sign up for both lower and upper elementary lunch periods! Please click on the link for more information:

Lunch Menu

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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