Winchester Weekly

September 16th, 2022

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

Sept 28th: Picture Day

Sept 30th: PTA Movie Night

With Much Appreciation!

Thank you to Archana Jalpota and Shake Shack for providing delicious shakes and lemonade for the staff this week. They were so delicious!

Northville Civic Concern

Northville Civic Concern needs our help! Each year the schools in the Northville Public School District select a month to run a drive to support the Civic Concern. September is Winchester's month. Let's show them our Dragon generosity by filling our boxes and stocking their shelves to help those in need in our community. Thank you in advance for helping support our community with a donation to the Northville Civic Concern! There will be drop boxes at each entry for students to deposit their donations to the drive.
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Winchester Outdoor Movie Night Is Back!

Bring your blankets and chairs and come watch a movie with friends on an outdoor inflatable screen on the Winchester playground. Movie to be determined by student vote, the winning movie will be announced Friday, September 23rd.

The food trucks will be open before the movie starting at 6:00 pm for additional purchases of dinner items, snacks and desserts. Movie begins promptly at 7:16 pm.

Tickets can be purchased through the member hub store: https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/store
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The Northville Educational Foundation is once again heading to Hockeytown!

Join the NEF as they team up with your PTAs and the Detroit Red Wings for an amazing night at Little Caesars Arena raising support for Northville Public Schools! A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Winchester PTA!

What: NEF's Hat Trick for Education! Sponsored by Marathon Oil Company

When: Wednesday, November 30th, puck drops at 7:00pm

Ticket price is $44 per person which includes a post game photo on the ice!

Why: This event is fun for the WHOLE family and is the perfect opportunity to visit with friends while watching the game in NEF's two exclusive seating areas all while raising support for Northville Public Schools students, teachers & schools!

Check out the NEF website, https://www.supportnef.org/hattrickforeducation-1 for more details and to order your tickets TODAY! Stay tuned for information on some game day fun!

#NEFHatTrickforEducation

#supportNEF #supportyourPTAs #supporteducation


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Spirit Wear

Once again we are happy to offer this awesome hoodie designed specifically for Winchester. And new this year are t-shirts!

Orders can be customized with any name and number or left blank on the back.

https://www.hystyx.com/winchesterdragons

Online store is currently open and will close on September 30. Orders will begin to process on September 30 and take approximately 4 weeks to complete. No orders will be accepted after September 30.

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

National Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Wednesday, October 12th is National Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day! We are excited to participate again this school year. Students that participate by walking, riding their bikes, or roller blading/skating to school will receive a special Winchester Winner slip to be entered in a drawing. We are looking forward to this fun event!

Become a Member of the PTA

Welcome Students, Families, and Staff! We are excited to begin the 2022-23 school year and are already hard at work planning activities for our students and families to enjoy. Our Winchester PTA mission is to support and lead parent, teacher, and student efforts toward the best educational experience possible. We coordinate student enrichment activities and social events that enhance our students’ school life and bring the Winchester community together.


What does the Winchester PTA provide?

● Family programs and Community events

● Junior Enrichment Series (enriching and interactive presentations during the school day)

● Teacher stipends to enhance classrooms and lessons

● Field Day, March is Reading Month, Book Fair

● Yearbook

● Student directory (only available with PTA membership)


How do we raise money for this?

Invest in Your Child is a donation to the Winchester PTA, which gives you the opportunity to support our students and staff directly. Through the generous donations of our Winchester families, we can provide a variety of enrichment programs, activities, and family-centered opportunities.


How can I get involved?

● Please join our Welcome Back PTA meeting on September 9th at 9:00 AM where you will hear from our Winchester Principal and PTA officers. This is a great way to learn about the different committees and ways the PTA supports our Winchester community.

● Visit https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/store, where you can purchase a PTA membership and donate to the Winchester PTA Invest in Your Child fundraiser (bundled and non-bundled options are available). PTA membership includes access to a student directory and voting privileges in the Winchester PTA.

Check out our Winchester PTA website for more information on our organization and the ways you can get involved.


The PTA runs on the volunteer energy of our families, and we would love to have you join us! We have opportunities to match with your interests, talents, and time. It takes an entire community of volunteers to pull off this magic! If you have any questions, please reach out to Stephanie Smith, PTA President, at winchesterptapresident@gmail.com.

Yearbook

Ordering for the 2022/2023 Winchester Elementary Yearbook is now open. Yearbooks are $20 each from now until January 9th, 2023. After January 9th the price will increase to $25 and copies cannot be guaranteed. Order today to reserve your copy at the following link:

https://www.balfour.com/michigan/northville/winchester-elementary-school

If you’d like to help build our yearbook, please contact the PTA Yearbook Committee at winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com.

Submit Pictures for Yearbook

The attached file provides details of how to submit pictures at https://studio.balfour.com/ezpix/ or using the Balfour ImageShare app. Images must be high-resolution .jpg or .png format.

The Yearbook Committee will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used (for example, low picture quality), but we do make every effort to utilize all images. 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.


Northville Academic Games Fall Registration

Northville Academic Games fall registration is open to our students 3rd grade and up. Tournament and practice schedules are posted on our website. First practice starts week of September 18. We have limited space available in our 3rd-6th grader teams. For more information and registration, please visit https://northvilleacademicgames.weebly.com/2022-2023-registration.html.

Birthday Book Club - Join Today!

Please consider joining the 2022/2023 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelope). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HN-ss9dXLCAOHIIn7qrSFDHY3wAz99wZJm8464IJx6g/edit

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Cub Scouts!!!

Cub Scouts is fun for the whole family. It’s hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. Anyone interested in Cub Scouts please send an email to: cubmaster@northville903.mypack.us.

The Northville High School Drama Club presents:

Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The play is a comedic retelling of the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling, but from the perspective of the "Puffs".
Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door or online @ nhstheater.ludus.com Show Dates: September 29th, 7pm September 30th, 7pm October 1st, 2pm, & 7pm
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SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

The Northville Public Schools provides a hot lunch program for interested students.


Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8:00 AM for preschool students and 8:30 AM for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before. You will need your Students Student ID number to complete the order.

Carpool Reminders

For the safety of our students, we ask that you follow the etiquetter while in the carpool drop off lane. It is for everyone's benefit that we need everyone to follow these instructions.



  1. Pull ALL THE WAY forward to the front of the carpool lane before dropping children off or picking children up.
  2. Try to stay BUMPER TO BUMPER in the carpool lane, don’t leave space between cars
  3. Students should get in and out on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  4. Parents remain in the car.
  5. Drop off all children at one time and not at each entrance door during arrival.


The Winchester staff will be present to ensure safe arrival procedures are being followed. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

Infectious Disease Response to COVID 2022-23

Students and staff that contract COVID should follow the Health Department recommendations and isolate for five days from the date where symptoms were present or from the date of their positive rapid or PCR test. Isolation includes waiting to return to school until the isolation period has ended. It is also recommended that students or staff should wear a mask for 5 days past their isolation period. See MDHHS Graphic below.


Parents should notify their child’s school of the absence reason so that teachers are aware of the student's absence period and our nurses can follow the health department’s infectious disease requirements. NPS School Nurses are available should you have any questions.

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