Winchester Elementary

September 18, 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!

Upcoming Key Dates

September 22: Kindergarten In-Person Return Date

September 28: First and Second Grade In-Person Return Date

October 5: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade In-Person Return Date

COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool

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Parents or guardians MUST check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed this symptom checker and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms on the form.


Families received laminated versions of the symptom screener in the mail along with recommendations of what to send their child to school with each day. See Classroom Ready Checklist below.


COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool

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Class Link

ClassLink single sign-on gives students instant access to all of their online resources! All students will start their daily learning by logging in to ClassLink at http://my.classlink.com/nps. In the ClassLink Launchpad, students will access Schoology, their Google Drive, various learning resources and applications that their teacher may utilize for learning. Many issues can be avoided by using ClassLink to get to Schoology.



Watch the NPS Getting Started with ClassLink video to learn how to log in, download the ClassLink extension in your browser, and use ClassLink.


Parents should have received their Schoology Parent Access Code in an email from the invitation@northvilleschools.us email address on September 2nd. View instructions to create your parent Schoology account and link your students


Trouble logging in or using Schoology or ClassLink? Contact your child’s school office or the NPS Help Desk at (248) 344-3680 or edtechoffice@northvilleschools.org.

A Letter from the PTA President

Winchester Community,


As we all look forward to starting the new school year during these unprecedented times, our PTA Executive Board looks forward to leading a new chapter in the Winchester PTA. Winchester is a unique public elementary school due to the result of an involved, resourceful PTA community...that means YOU!


This year, more than ever, we need to stay committed and involved so we have the resources to respond to the unique challenges Winchester faces this year.

What does the Winchester PTA provide?


● Family programs and Community events: new events like Drive-in Movie Night, Halloween Trick-or-Treating Event, Spring Festival, as well as favorites like Breakfast with a Buddy and Mother-Son Bowling

● Junior Enrichment Series (virtual and in-person options)

● Teacher stipends

● Field Day, March is Reading Month, Book Fair

● Math Pentathlon

● Health and Wellness

● Yearbook

● Student directory (only available with PTA membership)


How in the world do we raise enough money for all of this?! Historically, we have raised money through the following events:


● Invest in Your Child

● Fall Festival (moved to Spring this year)

● Scrip Cards (Busch’s & Kroger) and Amazon Prime


Although the ways we raise money this year may look different due to the unprecedented year we are facing, our legacy of supporting our children and educators will ALWAYS remain the same.


Knowing all of this, WHY wouldn’t you want to get involved? We have opportunities to match with your interests, talents, and time! It takes an entire community of volunteers to pull off this magic!


Where to start:


Login to Winchester PTA Memberhub and sign up to join the PTA and also support Invest in Your Child Fundraiser online

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

Do not hesitate to reach out to any of us on the Executive Board and we look forward to meeting you all virtually and in person soon enough!!


Sincerely,


Caroline Keros

Winchester PTA President

winchesterptapresident@gmail.com

Family Drive-in Movie Night

Join your fellow Winchester Dragons, Amerman Bobcats and Moraine Penguins for a family friendly event. We will be jointly hosting a drive-in movie night at Emagine Theaters in Novi on Thursday October 8th where you can see Hotel Transylvania 2 on the outdoor big screen. Sign-up is available on our Memberhub store. Here is the link to register: https://winchesterpta.new.memberhub.store/store


· Lot opens at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:30 pm.

· Price is $40 per car (includes $10 donation to the Winchester PTA).

· Ticket sales end September 30th.


Concessions will be available for sale inside the building, outside food and drink are not permitted. Restrooms will also be available inside the building. Masks are required for all adults and children (over the age of 2) that enter the building. Please keep social distancing in mind.


Get cozy in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a fun evening under the stars!

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GIRLS SCOUTS!!!

Thursday September 24th , 6 pm Winchester play ground


Bring your daughters, our 5th grade troop cannot wait to tell them all about scouts at Winchester!


Kindergartners who would like to join & girls in other grades that are interested are welcome. If you cannot make this meeting, or have any questions- please contact Laura Paredes at lamarlau@gmail.com

Wellness Wednesdays

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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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