Winchester Weekly

January 10, 2020

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!

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Upcoming Key Dates

January 14: Cookie Day @ Lunch (50 cents)

** see ingredients below **

January 15: PTA Meeting/Sinking Fund Presentation 7pm

January 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24: HALF DAY - End of Semester

(Dismissal at 12:15pm)

PTA Meeting January 15

The January Winchester PTA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 15th at 7 pm. We look forward to having parents and Winchester staff join us to learn more about PTA committee's, events, school and district updates, to stay informed on all the latest PTA activities and news! Attached is the meeting agenda for more information. Also, there will be a presentation on the Sinking Fund Millage Replacement.


Not able to attend in person? Join virtually through our Google Hangouts live meeting! All you need is a gmail account. Email winchesterptapresident@gmail.com to be added to the meeting invite and learn more.

2019/2020 Yearbooks

Winchester Families, it's time to order your 2019-2020 yearbooks. You can order them online for $16. Visit www.balfour.com.



It's been a busy first few months of school with lots of activities happening. Please upload your photos for any activities children have been involved in since school started. These include first day of school pictures, halloween pictures, fall festival, 3rd grade Victorian field trip, Girl Scout events, Boy Scout events. Please make sure to upload a hi-res photo for us to use. Contact winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

Register for Mother Son Bowling

Registration is now live for Winchester’s annual Mother Son Bowling Bash to be held Friday, February 7 at Novi Bowl. Event registration begins at 5:15 pm and bowling takes place from 6-8 pm. Cost is $20 per bowler (non-bowlers do not need to pay) and includes two games, shoe rental, pizza and a drink.

This fun event sells out every year so don't delay in signing up. Registrations and payments will be processed online. Here’s how to sign up:

1. Select your lane(s) online via Sign-Up Genius by clicking here.

2. After selecting your lane, visit the PTA Memberhub site to make payment by clicking here. You will find Mother Son Bowling under the Events tab on the right.

If you have any questions, email WinchesterDragonsBowling@gmail.com.

Winter Chess Club

More than just a game, chess helps kids think ahead, visualize their goals, treat others with respect and learn from their mistakes. Starting Wednesday, January 15, an 8-week after-school chess club will be open to students, including those new to the game and those who already have experience playing.


Club fee is $120 and chess equipment will be provided. Minimum of 10 students needed to run the program. See the flyer below for more information and register online at https://chesswizards.com by January 8th. Scholarships available for those unable to afford the fee. Questions? Please contact Carrie Zarotney at czarotney@gmail.com.

Northville Public Schools’ March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement ~ Community Forums/PTA meetings

School families and community members can learn more...

On March 10, 2020, voters in Northville Public Schools will be asked to consider replacing our current Sinking Fund millage with a new Sinking Fund millage that will extend the current .9519-mill levy from 2021 to 2025 and provide for broader uses of the proceeds, including instructional technology and security equipment. The current levy expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The .9519-mill five-year request is a REPLACEMENT of the existing sinking fund millage and would NOT result in an increase over the current millage rate.


If supported, the sinking fund millage will continue to provide approximately $3 million each year to fund building and site repairs, along with instructional technology and safety and security upgrades. This funding helps protect the community’s investment in the School District’s buildings and sites, while preserving General Fund dollars to accomplish the District’s core mission of instruction and student learning. Priority projects for the next five-year period fall into the categories of Instructional Technology & Security, Energy & Operational Efficiency, and Health & Safety.


Northville Public Schools families, staff and community members have the opportunity to learn more about the March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement request at a series of forums hosted by district leaders, including a number of opportunities scheduled in conjunction with school PTA/PTSA meetings in January and February, as follows:

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The purpose of each forum is to provide parents, staff and community members with information about the sinking fund replacement millage proposal through a brief presentation (10-15 minutes), followed by an opportunity to ask questions about the proposal. Parents, staff and/or community members are invited to attend whichever forum is most convenient.


Community members are also encouraged to learn more about the millage election by visiting the District’s website at www.northvilleschools.org. Questions and/or comments may also be e-mailed to nps@northvilleschools.org.

Cookie Day

Our first Cookie Day is coming up on January 14th! Students will have the opportunity to purchase a chocolate chip cookie for 50 cents. Please see the following list of ingredients so you can make an informed decision for your child:


Ingredients: INGREDIENTS: WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCEDIRON,THIAMINE, MONONITRATE[VITAMIN Bi], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, EGGS, VEGETABLE SHORTENING(CANOLA OIL, PALM OIL WITH MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES), SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER,SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), OATS, CREAM CHEESE(PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM, CHEESE CULTURE,SALT, STABILIZER [CAROB BEAN GUM AND/OR GUAR GUM AND/OR XANTHAN GUM)), MODIFIED WHEAT STARCH. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF WATER,INULIN, SALT, LEAVENING (SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE), DAIRY BLEND (WHEY, SODIUM CASEINATE, NOMFAT MILK, SOY LECITHIN, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM OXIDE), SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR. CONTAINS MILK, EGG, WHEAT AND SOYBEAN PRODUCTS


Allergen Information: Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy

Kosher Type: KOF-K- DAIRY

Winchester Front Entrance Showcase

Would your child like the opportunity to be creative and to be a leader at Winchester? The PTA has a wonderful opportunity to achieve this! We invite students to submit Winter-themed proposals for the front entrance showcase. A design will be selected by the PTA and the student will have a $25 budget to put his/her vision on display in the showcase. So fun! Design proposals are due Thursday, January 16th and the student who created the selected design will be notified on Friday, January 17th. Showcase should be decorated by Monday, January 27th. The selected student’s family will be required to assist the student with purchasing items (reimbursement form will be provided) and setting up the showcase inside Winchester’s front entrance. The attached form should be submitted to teachers on or before Thursday, January 17th, describing student's design proposal. Questions can be directed to winchesterptavp2@gmail.com.

Nuts About Science

Registration for the next session of Nuts About Science starts Monday, January 13th! The theme is Science Explorers. Classes are Thursday’s 3:45-5:00, February 6th-March 19th. Spots are limited and fills quickly! For more information contact Sarah Beydoun shbeydoun@gmail.com or visit:
nutsaboutscience.com

Parents at Lunch (PAL)

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!

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