Winchester Weekly

November 9, 2018

Upcoming Key Dates

November 12: Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

November 13: Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

November 15: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 16: Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 17: Surviving the Jungle Conference (*see details below*)

November 21: Half Day - Thanksgiving Recess

November 22: No School - Thanksgiving Recess

November 23: No School - Thanksgiving Recess

* BOOK FAIR ~ November 12-16 (see details below)*


We have multiple half days coming up during November. School is dismissed at 12:15 pm on these days.

Viewing Report Cards on MiStar

Report cards will be available on the secure ParentPortal beginning Monday, November 12, 2018. Below are directions for accessing and printing your student’s report card. If you are having trouble logging into the system; did not receive login information; or have other questions about ParentPortal, please email A member of our technology team will respond within 24 hours. Please avoid contacting your child’s school staff, as they do not have access to the information needed to resolve ParentPortal issues.

Directions for Viewing and Printing Student Report Cards

• Click on the “ParentPortal” link under the “Families & Community” button on the Northville Public Schools website at This will take you to the ParentPortal login page.

• Enter your username and password.

• After logging into the ParentPortal, scroll down to the “MARKS” section.

• Click on the “Link” at the top of that section titled “Student Progress Report or Student Report Card.”

• View and/or print your child’s report card from this screen.

Parent Input Needed: Leadership Day 2018/2019

For Leadership Day this year, we are planning to give back to the community through service learning projects. We are hosting a meeting on Monday, November 19th from 2:45-3:15 to collaborate with parents in an effort to generate a list of ideas. If you have any suggestions or connections in the community, please join us! The meeting will take place in the Winchester Faculty Room. If you have ideas and are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to e-mail Thank you!

Winchester Fall Book Fair Next Week

Tuesday, November 13th 3:30pm-7pm

Thursday, November 15th 12pm-7pm

Friday, November 16th 12pm-3pm

Students shop during media class the week of
Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th.
Visit our Book Fair Home Page:

Shop our Book Fair online: all of November!

Book Fair Helpers Needed!

Please sign up to help so we can make this a successful bookfair for our students & school!

3rd Annual Surviving the Social Jungle

Saturday, November 17

9:00-12:20 ~ $16
Full Day option for Professional Development

Kids will have fun visiting 7 interactive stations.

Kids are grouped into *3rd-5th grade and Middle School groups!
In groups of 10-15 kids travel to each interactive station to learn skills and strategies to deal with unfriendly classmates and prevent bullying. Check out stations at

For Parents, Teachers, and Counselors
Keynote and 10 different workshops to choose from!
Afternoon session available for Professional Development credits.

Keynote: The Hidden Impact of Screen time and Social Media On The Developing Brain: What Every Trusted Adult Needs To Know Presented by: Katey McPherson

To register:

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Parking Lot and Carpool Safety Reminder

Remember to always use the crosswalk when walking from the parking lot up to the school. Never cross or pass through the carpool lane, as it is difficult to see young children.

Also, students should always enter and exit cars on the right hand side of the car, while in the carpool lane. This ensures students are not exiting into the moving left hand lane.

Thank you for helping us keep all of our students and families safe at Winchester!

Dragonflyer Junior

We are ready to kick-off and we need 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' creativity! Please review the attached flyer and sign-up for the Dragonflyer Junior. Spots are limited.

SAVE THE DATE - Mother Son Bowling February 8

Save the date for an evening to remember! Winchester’s Mother Son Bowling Night will be held Friday, February 8, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Novi Bowl. New this year — Glow Bowl! You won’t want to miss it!

SAVE THE DATE - Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday Feb. 2nd 6-8:30pm. Wild Wild West Theme!

See attached flyer for further details. Hope to see you there!

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Let's Read Math

A program of Math Enrichment for Second and Third Grade Students

Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Northville-Novi

as part of its commitment to supporting local community education

“Let’s Read Math” workshops are offered by the American Association of University Women Northville - Novi (AAUW-NN) on November 17, 24, and December 1, 2018 at the Northville District Library meeting room from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

Workshops will engage children in opportunities to enrich knowledge of math through familiar children's literature, appropriate creative math activities, and typically a take home item to continue math activity at home. The program is limited to 25 students. Please see the attached flyer and return it to your school by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Reflections Deadline Extended!!

New Deadline: Friday November 30th

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50th Anniversary for the PTA Reflections program!!

Questions? email Tanya at Yellow entry forms on the bulletin board where you enter the school and also attached.



My name is Jenna Kamsickas, a Northville High School Sophomore. I am hosting a book drive to support schools that may not have the means to purchase books for their classrooms. I will be donating the books collected to two kindergarten classrooms, a third-grade classroom, and several other K-5 classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School in Redford, MI. In your child's school, I have placed a box for donations. It would mean so much if you were able to donate new or gently used books, Thanks!

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 -
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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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