Winchester Weekly

October 20, 2017

Upcoming Key Dates

October 27:

- Last Day to Order Spirit Wear

- Box Top Contest Ends

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 2:15

November 3: Fall Social

November 7:

- No school - Teacher Professional Day

- Election Day - School Bond Millage Proposal

November 9: Picture Retake

Fall Conference Sign-Up Genius

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held as follows:


Tuesday, November 14th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, November 16th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM

Thursday, November 16th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 17th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM


The Sign-Up Genius for conferences will open at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 25th. Please view the sign up and find a convenient time to meet with your child's teacher.

Use the following link to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher:


www.signupgenius.com/tabs/1357FDA0FA4C9E4C60-2017conferences


Each teacher has a tab at the top of the page. Scroll to the right to find your child’s teacher, click on the teacher’s tab and sign up for a time slot that works with your schedule. Please be sure to allow time to get from one teacher to the next if you have multiple children at Winchester so we can stay on schedule.


3rd-5th grade parents, please sign up for a time slot with your child’s homeroom/main classroom teacher only.


When you sign-up for a conference, please use your child's name and put your name in the comment section.


This is an opportunity for you and your child’s teacher to discuss:

· Your child’s progress in academic areas

· Your child’s personal behavior and attitudes

· Your child’s group behavior and attitudes

· Your child’s work habits

· Any other concerns or questions you may have about your child’s school success.


We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences!


Thank you,

Winchester Staff

Thank you Winchester Dad's Club for the generous donation to each of our classrooms for new literacy materials!

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The Fall Social is Coming!

Friday Nov. 3, 2017. 5:30pm-8:30pm


Please come to our annual Fall Social! This event is designed for fun for the whole family!

Upon arriving at the event you will buy tickets to play games, get your face painted, get pizza, popcorn, slushes from the Kona Truck, pop and more! You can also use tickets to do the very popular Cake Walk! We will have 2 running this year. After you have had some fun, take a look at our 26 Themed Baskets! Each classroom has chosen a theme and filled their basket with great stuff! Some of them include: Detroit Lions, Arts and Crafts, Legos, Night Out in Northville, The Money Tree, Slime and many more! You can purchase raffle tickets for just $1.00! We will pick the winner of each basket at 8:20. The Baskets will be in the gym along with the cake walks. Games will be spread out around the school. You can redeem your points from the games for great prizes! The prize redemption area will be in the Multi purpose room along with preschool games, food and face painting!


As you can imagine…. all this fun takes a lot of volunteers! Please let me know if you can help!

Set up day of event

(1:00-4:00)

** We need 4 people to make Popcorn (1-3:45)**

Pre-sell Tickets

We will sell tickets all day on Friday. Drop off a cake for the cake walk and pick up your tickets early! Avoid the lines!

Sell tickets the night of the event

3 Shifts available (5:30 -6:30. 6:30-7:30 & 7:30-8:15)

Sell basket raffle tickets the night of event

3 Shifts available (5:30 -6:30. 6:30-7:30 & 7:30-8:15)

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If you would like to help, please email me! Thank you!!!!

Holly Jones

hacrwj@comcast.net

FALL SOCIAL - Cake Donations Needed Please!!!

A fun hit at the Fall Social is the Cake Walk and we appreciate homemade or purchased cakes to make it a success. Please use the link to sign up and for instructions for dropping off. Thank you!!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-cake

Reflections Contest


This is your chance to express who you are as an individual through one or more of the following:

· Dance Choreography

· Film Production

· Literature

· Music Composition

· Photography

· Visual Arts


Deadline is Tuesday November 28th


Please email tanyapitkin.pta@gmail.com with any questions or if you are available to assist our young artists with this exciting experience.

SCHOOL-DAY Pre-K OPENINGS @ Thornton Creek

ENROLLING NOW

4 & 5 yr. olds

MWF: 9:00am – 3:15pm

To ENROLL go to www.earlychildhood.northvilleschools.org & complete the

Program Request Form

**See attached flyer for more details**

Jump Rope Club Update

Please note that Jump Rope Club is now full. There are no more openings.

Box Top Contest

It's time for our first Box Tops contest of the year! Send your saved Box Tops to your child's classroom to help Winchester earn money. The top 3 classrooms will win an ice cream treat. Contest will run October 16th-27th. Any questions, email Davina Morrison dayzie@comcast.net.

Spirit Wear Sales

Order your spirit wear for yourself and your student. Sale open now through October 27th.

Items also make great holiday gifts for your student. Estimated Delivery Date: November 30th

All orders placed online: https://winchesterspirit.itemorder.com

Orders will be delivered to the School.

Coding Class - Back by Popular Demand!

Coding class for grades 3-5 is returning for the month of November. See attached flyer for more details.

After School Science

Open registration starts October 23rd for Session 2: Crazy Chemistry-the weekly themes starting the week of 11/27

(K-1st Mondays and 2nd-5th Wednesdays):

*Slippery, Slimy Science

*Edible Kitchen Chemistry

*Crazy Chemistry

*Bubble, Fizz, Pop!!

*Test Tube Adventures

*Polymers Please

*Colorful Chemistry

If you have any questions or issues pertaining to the timing, content, format, instruction of this program etc. - please contact the owner of the program, Jennifer Price: nutsaboutscience1@gmail.com.

Invest In Your Child

If you didn't get a chance to donate to Invest in Your Child during our PTA Membership drive in September, here is your chance!

This is our biggest fundraiser for the Winchester PTA. Last year's donations accounted for over 62% of the total PTA budget for the year to support PTA curriculum-enhancing programs for your student. We are currently coming in $2,000 below our total from last year. Before we might have to look at the budget and make adjustments, we wanted to put one last ask out there to see if we could hit this number.

Please be as generous as you can. Your entire donation is tax-deductible!

https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/payment_requests/71

PAL (Parents At Lunch) - We Need YOU!

We now have 3 spots for lunch and there are still a lot of spots available. You can sign up for as many days as you'd like at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-parents.


*Must have an approved iChat form on file to volunteer*

Lunch Menu

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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