Winchester Weekly

October 12, 2018

Upcoming Key Dates

October 16: School Board Candidate Forum @ 7pm Hillside Middle School

October 19:

~ Last day for Box Tops Contest

~ Fall Festival 5:30-8pm

October 21: Last day to order Spirit Wear

October 22: Parent Workshop @ 6:30pm

October 24: Bus Evacuation Drill 8:30-8:50am

October 25: Dads Dine and Dash

(K-2 11:50am-12:10pm/3-5 12:15-12:35pm)

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 2:15pm

The Wizards are Coming...Help Pick the Team that Plays Them!

The Harlem Wizards are coming and you can help pick the team. Write a short essay nominating an adult you would like see play and why you would think they would be a great teammate. Essays are due to the office by Friday, October 19.
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Fall Festival

Friday, October 19th

5:30PM – 8PM

Please join us for food and entertainment at the Winchester PTA’s 2018 Fall Festival!

The Fall Festival will include:

· Food – The Cosmic Burrito Food Truck (, Papa John’s Pizza, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, SkinnyPop popcorn, Soda, Flavored Sparkling Water, CapriSun

· Entertainment – Gaming Truck (XBOX, Wii), Miniature Motorways Slot Car 5-lane oval race track and 8-car Demolition Derby, Inflatable Obstacle Course (Adrenaline Rush II, Airbrush Tattoos (featuring the Winchester Dragon!)

· Carnival Games & Prizes (points earned from games can be redeemed for prizes)

· Cake Walk (cake donations needed the day of the event)

· Classroom Raffle Baskets (winners drawn at the end of the event)

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 and in the Dragon Den. We will also pre-sell tickets before and after school. Food and Game tickets are 2 for $1, and are used to purchase pizza/popcorn/cookies/drinks (Note: the food truck will be cash/credit sales at the Cosmic Burrito food truck), and to participate in all Entertainment Features, Carnival Games, and the Cake Walk. Raffle tickets are $1 each for a chance to win one of the amazing themed baskets. Each classroom has chosen a theme, and filled their basket with great items!

As you can imagine…all this fun takes a lot of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to set-up before the event, sell tickets, and tear-down after the event. Please sign up via the links below, or contact if you can help!

Volunteer Sign-up:

Cake Donation Sign-up:

The Winchester PTA would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Fall Festival with donations that helped to bring new features this year:

Platinum Level Sponsors:

· Meijer

· Excel Orthodontics

· Jamey Kramer, Realtor

· General Motors Dollars for Doers employee volunteer grant

Gold Level Sponsors:

· Buffalo Wild Wings

· Hunter Orthodontics

· Patti Mullen, Realtor

Parent Workshop


Please join us on Mon. Oct. 22nd, 2018 for a Parent Workshop in Winchester’s Faculty Lounge from 6:30-8 p.m.

Parents will learn twelve ways to bully-proof kids. They will learn how to teach children friendship skills and how to manage unfriendly classmates and friends. Parents will learn the words, the tone of voice, body language and strategies to teach children to shut down negative situations and to avoid getting into a bullying situation. Parents will learn the activities the children are doing in the Kids Empowered Un-Assembly on Mon., Oct. 23, 2018 to practice some of these skills.

For more info, visit their website at Kids Empowered has been providing empowerment programs for children/teens for over 20 years.

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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 -

Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Room

Please click on the following link for Mrs. Rohrhoff's art room update.

Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Update

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 a treat. Contest will run October 8-19th. Any questions, email Erin Stachura at

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Spirit Wear Sale

Fridays are spirit days at Winchester and we encourage all staff and students to wear their Winchester spirit wear! Get your Winchester spirit wear now. Lots of great items for students and parents!

Order and pay online by October 21st at Items will arrive towards the end of November. These items also make great Christmas gifts too!

School Board Elections

Mark your calendars! Tuesday, October 16th is the School Board Forum brought to you by the Northville Council of PTAs. Forum room at Hillside Middle school, from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Meet all four candidates and have the opportunity to have your questions answered

Tissue Donations for the French Room

As we approach the season of sniffles and colds, the French Room would appreciate any donations of tissues as we try to remain healthy! Merci!

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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