October 11, 2019
Upcoming Key Dates
October 18: Fall Festival 5:30-8 pm
November 5: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Day
November 7: Picture Retake Day
November 12: Credit Union Deposit Day
November 13: PTA Meeting 7pm
November 20: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 21: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)
November 22: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)
Friday, October 18th
5:30PM – 8:15PM
Please join us for food and entertainment at the Winchester PTA’s 2019 Fall Festival!
The Fall Festival includes!
· Food – Papa John’s Pizza, Sweet Brew ‘n Spice Smoothies (Mixed Berry, Mango, Strawberry Banana) SkinnyPop popcorn, Trader Joe’s Kettle Corn, Fresh Thyme Flavored Sparkling Water, Fresh Thyme Purified Water, Soda, CapriSun
· Entertainment – Escape Room of Novi, Slot Car Demolition Derby, Photo Booth, Inflatable
· Carnival Games & Prizes (points earned from games can be redeemed for prizes)
· Cake Walk (Donations Needed! Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4BADAD2CA2FB6-cake)
· Classroom Raffle Baskets ($1 per ticket, winning tickets drawn at end of the event)
· Fall Festival Winchester Winners (all Winchester students who attend can enter)
The Fall Festival is designed to be fun for your entire family! Please join us to eat, play games, win prizes, and socialize with fellow Winchester families and staff. Upon arrival, you can purchase tickets near the Main Entrance, the Gym, the Library, and the Dragon Den. We will also sell tickets before and after school.
Food/Game tickets are 2 for $1. These are used to get food/drinks and to participate in all Entertainment Features, Carnival Games, and the Cake Walk.
Raffle tickets are $1 each for a chance to win an amazing themed basket. Each classroom has chosen a theme and filled their basket with great items!
All Winchester students can get a complimentary Winchester Winner ticket at the Raffle area (Library) to enter the Fall Festival Winchester Winner drawing. If students bring a canned good or box of cereal to donate to charity, they can get a 2nd Winchester Winner ticket! 25 winners will be announced throughout the week following Fall Festival.
Volunteer Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4BADAD2CA2FB6-2019
Please sign up to:
· Set-up tables, signs, games before the event
· Sell tickets before and during the event
· Zone Captains to oversee areas of the event and guide the NHS National Honor Society volunteers
· Tear-down tables and games after the event.
Cake Donations Needed!
Cake Donation Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4BADAD2CA2FB6-cake
The Cake Walk is always a hit with the kids, and we need cakes and other baked goods to have winners! Please donate homemade or store-bought items on Friday, 10/18. Thank you to everyone who has signed up already! Drop off donation inside the main entrance all day Friday. There will be labels available to tag item with donor’s name. Please indicate if a store labeled donation is safe for specific food allergies. Also, see the attachment for details about a fun new Nailed it! contest to reward families making Cake Walk donations!
Window Showcase Contest
Thank you to our creative students and parents who decorated the Winchester Showcase for Fall! Students Theresa Finkbeiner, Ana Gonzalez, and Juliana Penzato along with their parents Nicole Finkbeiner, Christina Gonzalez, and Elyse Penzato did a wonderful job! Details will be coming soon about a student contest to win the chance to decorate the showcase for winter and spring!
It's Box Tops Time!
It's time for our first Box Tops contest of the year! This there are two ways to earn money for our school through the Box Tops program. You can virtually "clip" boxtops by scanning receipts with the new Boxtops app. Download the app at BTFE.com. Physical clips are being phased out, but they are still just as valuable! You can clip and submit physical Box Tops, and send them into your child's teacher to help Winchester earn money. The top 3 classrooms will win a treat.
Contest will run October 14-25th. Any questions, email Erin at email@example.com
Elementary Engineering Day
The 2019-2020 Winchester Directory is in process. The directory is helpful for contacting other parents and scheduling playdates. We will publish each students name/address/phone number as listed on the enrollment forms submitted to the office before the school year began. If you do not want your child's information published OR you want something specific added/deleted, please email Allison Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday October 14th.
Growing Up 2020
Join us Saturday, November 9th, for a morning of learning and growing together, at the Growing Up 2020 youth empowerment summit! There are 3 distinct tracks, running concurrently, each designed specifically for the topics and learning style most effective for each: 1) Kid Track, 2) Teen Track, 3) Adult Track.
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. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-winchester3 Thank you!