Winchester Elementary

January 8, 2021

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

January 11: In Person Classes Resume

January 12: Credit Union Day

January 14: PTA Mod Pizza Night Fundraiser

January 18: No School

January 20:

~ Virtual PTA Meeting @ 7pm

~ Last Day to Order Spirit Wear

1/8/2021 NPS COVID-19 Update / Symptom Screener

January 2021 UPDATED SYMPTOM SCREENING TOOL AND REMINDER


It is critical that children are still screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.


The Wayne County Health Department has updated the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening Tool STUDENT (1.8.2021) to reflect the reflect the importance of not sending a child to school with a fever over 100.3 F with or without other symptoms and the CDC recommendation of a 10 day quarantine period for those without symptoms that are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case. It is important to continue to closely monitor your child for symptoms using this updated screener tool prior to sending your child to school. This continued effort by all parents will allow us to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff and support our ability to provide continued in-person learning for all students.

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Mask Donation

We have received a 5-pack of masks for distribution to EVERY STUDENT and STAFF MEMBER, this includes ALL of our VIRTUAL STUDENTS from the Wayne County Health Department!


In-person students will receive their masks this week. Virtual students will receive their masks with their next scheduled pick-up.

Second Semester Placement

Thank you for your patience as we work through the process of preparing for the second semester. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts. Across the district, we have 160 virtual elementary students whose families have elected to come back in-person for the second semester. We are in the process of completing teacher assignments and creating new class lists, where necessary. Our process is similar to what it would be at the beginning of the school year, where students’ academic and social needs are considered in an effort to create balanced classrooms. As with everything related to new transitions, this process takes careful thought and consideration. If your child will have a new placement for the second semester, we will communicate his/her new placement information no later than Friday, January 15th.

New Year….New Goals!

MAKE SAVING FOR YOUR FUTURE ONE OF YOUR GOALS!


Save at the Winchester Student Credit Union

Tuesday, January 12th


Let’s Get Back to Saving!

We are excited to announce that Credit Union Deposit Days are back! We have worked with our friends at Community Financial Credit Union to offer a safe way for students to be able to save their money and follow the current school health and safety protocols.


For In-person Students:

*Students bring their deposit envelope to school and place them in the larger SCU envelope in their classroom.

*A member of the office staff will collect the SCU envelope from each classroom.

*A rep from Community Financial will pick up the deposit envelopes from the school office and take them

to the branch to be deposited into the student accounts.

*The student’s receipt and prize will be brought to the school the following day. They will be put in the appropriate teacher mailbox to be distributed to each student.


Virtual Students can make deposits as well!! If a virtual student would like to participate, they would need to drop off their deposit to the school office on the Deposit Day by 1:00 p.m.

Our first Student Credit Union deposit day will be Tuesday, January 12.

If your student is not already a member and would like to open a savings account at CFCU please visit the CFCU website for more information and to sign up.

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021

Northville Public School families, now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners starting this February. Students should be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to qualify to start kindergarten in the Fall of 2021.


To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage (northvilleschools.org/enroll) to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage.


If circumstances prevent you from being available for an appointment during the dates listed below for your child’s school, please select an appointment at any other school. If you are unsure of which school your child will be attending, please view the Attendance Boundary Map (www.northvilleschools.org/apps/pages/boundary-map) on the district website.


Elementary School Enrollment Dates


Amerman - February 9, 10, 11


Winchester - February 23, 24, 25


Thornton Creek - March 2, 3, 4


Ridge Wood - March 9, 10, 11


Moraine - March 16, 17, 18


Silver Springs - March 23, 24, 25

Announcing PTA Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza!

On Thursday, January 14th from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, MOD Pizza at 18821 Traditions Dr. is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout & Pick up orders to Winchester Elementary School!


RSVP & all details here: www.groupraise.com/events/173328


We hope you can join us in eating out for a good cause!

Join the January PTA Meeting

Happy New Year Winchester! Also thank you to all of the families that participated in the Toys for Tots Drive and Holiday Scavenger Hunt in December, and for those planning to support the Mod's Pizza Restaurant upcoming PTA event on 1/14.


Interested in finding out more?

We would like to invite all parents and staff to join our PTA meeting on January 20 @ 7:00 pm. This meeting will be hosted on zoom, login information is available below and the agenda is also attached. This is a great way to learn about the different committees and ways the PTA supports our Winchester community.


Topic: PTA Meeting - January 20, 2021

Time: Jan 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://northville.zoom.us/j/97049398783?pwd=dFprZVRLeGR4Uk9FNTNYZkNTcXJ5UT09

Meeting ID: 970 4939 8783

Passcode: WEPTA1

Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear!!

Please see attached flyer for available merchandise and place order at this website: https://winchester2021.itemorder.com


The last day to place an order is January 20, 2021


Students who attend school in person will have items sent home with them. Virtual students can select if they would like to pick up the items from school or have items delivered to home (there is an additional charge to have your order shipped)


Items will be delivered sometime the last week of February


Please contact Donna Coleman (colemandonna1@yahoo.com) if you have any questions

My Green School Art Contest

The U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit is announcing its Michigan Green Art Contest for the 2020-2021 school year! Show that your school is a Green School by participating.


Attached is the flyer with information on how to participate and the link to the US Green Building Council Detroit Region Green School Art contest is here:

https://greenschoolcommittee.org/our-programs


Applications are due, by email, at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in mid-April.


Any student in the state of Michigan in grades K-5 is welcome to apply to the My Green School Art Contest, regardless of what type of school they attend (public, private, charter or homeschool!) Artwork can be submitted by a teacher, parent, friend or guardian. Due to school closures, parents and families are encouraged to support their student in creating an original piece of art at home! Applications may only be submitted electronically to avoid potential exposure and reduce the burden on frontline postal staff.


Have fun creating and Go Green and Stay Green!!

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2020-2021 Winchester Yearbook Orders

Winchester Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com.

Submit Pictures for Yearbook

Please submit First Day of School pictures, Winchester PTA Drive-in Movie pictures, and any other school activity pictures (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nuts About Science, etc.) for yearbook inclusion. Details of how to submit pictures are in the attached file. Images need to be high-resolution and in JPEG format.


The Yearbook Committee will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Some pictures we are not able to use due to low picture quality, but we do make every effort to utilize all submissions. We need and appreciate all picture submissions as these make up a large part of our yearbook each year. Please submit only high-resolution photos that are school related activities/clubs. We welcome pictures from in-person and virtual students.

7 Habits at Home

This week's 9 Habit challenge is Habit 4: Think Win-Win. Make a T-chart. On the left, record ideas about what makes a bad teammate. On the right, recorded ideas about what makes a good teammate. What kind of teammate do you think you are and why? Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Make a calendar for the week and log the time you go to bed and the time you wake up. Determine the amount of sleep you get each night.


Students are encouraged to share a photo of your completed activity or of your family working on the habit together! You can send your pictures to Mrs. Bush, School Social Worker @ bushje@northvilleschools.org or Mrs. Lindsay @ lindsayke@northvilleschools.org to be included in the morning announcements.


The document with all 20 weeks of activities is available here .

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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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