Winchester Weekly

October 26, 2018

Upcoming Key Dates

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 2:15pm

November 2: End of Card Marking

November 6: No School - Teacher Professional Day

November 7: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

November 8: Picture Retake Day

November 15: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 16: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall Festival Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Fall Festival! The Winchester PTA hopes you and your families had a wonderful time! We would also like to thank everyone who donated baked goods for the popular Cake Walk and the parents who volunteered to set-up, sell tickets, and clean-up! You helped this event be a success!

Please fill out a short survey to help us plan next year's Fall Festival, and please also let your children fill out their own survey via the Student Survey link:

Parent Survey:

Student Survey:

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Math Pentathlon – Grades 4-5

Calling all 4th and 5th graders who love math and/or playing board games! Beginning Nov. 1, we will be having Math Pentathlon meetings after school on Thursdays until 5:00pm. During this time, we will be learning and playing a series of 5 board games designed to utilize basic math concepts while having fun with friends! You can visit for more information on this national program. The meetings will be held through December. Please email Gisele at if you are interested!

You can sign up to join the team at the following link:

PTA Website

List of events? Volunteer opportunities? Links to yearbook and spirit wear sales? How to still join the PTA and get a directory? How to get your teacher's list of favorite things? Everything. In one place. Visit our website today.

The Winchester PTA is in process of publishing the annual Directory. If you do not wish to have any or all of your information (address, phone, email) published please notify Allison Dowling ( no later than October 26th.

SAVE THE DATE - Daddy Daughter Dance

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Let's Read Math

A program of Math Enrichment for Second and Third Grade Students

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi

as part of its commitment to supporting local community education

“Let’s Read Math” workshops are offered by the American Association of University Women Northville - Novi (AAUW-NN) on November 17, 24, and December 1, 2018 at the Northville District Library meeting room from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

Workshops will engage children in opportunities to enrich knowledge of math through familiar children's literature, appropriate creative math activities, and typically a take home item to continue math activity at home. The program is limited to 25 students. Please see the attached flyer and return it to your school by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Box Tops - Thank You!

Thank you to our Winchester families for participating in our Box Top collection this fall. We were able to raise over $640 for our school. Our contest winners are the classes of Mr. Scott, Mrs. Fortner, and Mrs. Linton. Thank you to all who participated, and start saving your box tops for our next contest. Our final Box Top contest for this school year will run February 11-22.

PTA Reflections Program

50th Anniversary for the PTA Reflections program!!

Entry deadline: November 9th

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Questions? email Tanya at Yellow entry forms on the bulletin board where you enter the school.

Winchester Fall Book Fair - Coming Soon

Winchester Fall Book Fair

Tuesday, November 13th 3:30pm-7pm

Thursday, November 15th 12pm-7pm

Friday, November 16th 12pm-3pm

Students shop during media class the week of
Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th

Visit our Book Fair Home Page:

Shop our Book Fair online: all of November!



My name is Jenna Kamsickas, a Northville High School Sophomore. I am hosting a book drive to support schools that may not have the means to purchase books for their classrooms. I will be donating the books collected to two kindergarten classrooms, a third-grade classroom, and several other K-5 classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School in Redford, MI. In your child's school, I have placed a box for donations. It would mean so much if you were able to donate new or gently used books, Thanks!

2018-19 Yearbook

ORDERING: Don’t wait, order your Yearbook now and save. Orders can be placed online. See attached info.

PHOTOS: We need your pictures. We are currently looking for pictures from:
First Day of School
Heritage Festival
We are accepting these through Oct 19th.
We also need random 5th grade photos taken throughout the year. When submitting photos please be sure to upload the highest quality photo you can. The program we use to create the yearbook does not accept low quality photos.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Erika Eloff -
Jean Sterioff -
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Parents At Lunch (PALS)

Please consider spending some time during lunchtime assisting the lunch staff! New this school year, you can sign up just for your child/children’s lunch period if that works better than signing up for the whole lunchtime.

The link is

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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