Winchester Weekly

January 18, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

January 21: No School - MLK Day

January 22:

~ Unity Day - Students wear Winchester Spirit Wear

~ Board of Education Meeting 7pm @ Winchester

January 25: Half Day - End of Quarter (Dismissal 12:15 PM)

February 2: Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8:30 pm

February 5: Roller Skating Party 6-8pm @ Skatin' Station Canton

February 6: Cookie Day @ Lunch (50 cents)

February 8: Mother Son Bowling 5:30-8 pm @ Novi Bowl Novi

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month. Attached is a letter from the superintendent honoring Northville's Board of Education members.

Check Out Our New Dragon!

In an effort to have a consistent dragon to represent our school, we worked with the PTA to design a new Dragon. The staff narrowed down the selections to the top two. Please check out our new Winchester Dragon which was voted on by the staff and students! Thank you to Mr. Winter's for providing us with the awesome designs!

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Fall Festival Winchester Winners!

Congratulations to our three PTA Fall Festival Winchester Winners! The PTA held a special Winchester Winner drawing for all students who attended the 2018 Fall Festival. Each winner selected one friend and a teacher to eat a lunch provided by Mod Pizza. Mrs. Lindsay also enjoyed lunch with the students!

Cookie Day

We will have Cookie Day on February 6th! 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:

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whole wheat flour, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, [vitamin B1], 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, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, calcium phosphate, calcium oxide), soy lecithin, natural flavor.

* Contains milk, egg, wheat and soybean products *Consuming raw cookie dough increases your risk of food borne illness.

NHSVDC presents Dance for Abby

Abby is a local dancer who is currently battling childhood thyroid cancer. This is a dance clinic on Sunday, Jan. 27th from 2 to 4 at Performers Edge Dance Company (cost $25). All dancers who attend the Dance for Abby clinic will receive a T-Shirt and perform the dance they learn in the NHSVDC’S Annual Performance on Friday, Feb. 8 at NHS. All proceeds will benefit Abby.

GOTR / STRIDE – Volunteers Needed

It’s time to throw on our running shoes and gear up for another great season of GOTR/Stride! This is a 10-week running/team building program developed through the YMCA and taught by parent volunteers for upper elementary students (grades 3-5). The program will meet twice a week for 10 weeks mid-March through mid-May and culminate in the annual YMCA 5k. We are looking for a few good parents who are interested in helping to lead the teams through the program. We would like a solid group of 5 volunteers/team (Stride for boys, GOTR for girls) so that each volunteer will only need to commit to one lesson/wk (Tues/Thurs immediately following school dismissal). In addition, we need a volunteer who is willing to take the role of lead coach for Stride. If you are interested in helping or would like more details, please email Elisabeth Deller at

This program has been a big success over the last 3 years, but it can’t continue without the help of our amazing parent volunteers. Thank you in advance for helping to keep the program running!

Pal Sign Up Jan - June 2019

Please consider volunteering to assist in the lunchroom during your child/children's lunchtime. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both using the following link:

Daddy Daughter Dance - Registration Now Open

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

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

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Mother Son Glow Bowling Bash

Winchester’s annual Mother Son Bowling Bash is Friday, February 8, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Novi Bowl. This year's event features GLOW bowling! Register online by clicking here. After registering, return payment to school along with the attached form. The event sells out every year so don’t delay! If you have any questions, email

PTA Executive Board has open positions for the 2019-20 School year.

Please reach out to any member of the board if you are interested or just have some questions about what a position looks like. Elections will be held at the regular PTA meeting on Wednesday, May, 1st at 8:35am

Tanya Pitkin, President

Lesli Winters, Vice Pres 1

Jill Anton, Vice President 2

Vijayshree Santhanam, Treasurer

Caroline Keros, Secretary


WINCHESTERPTA.ORG for up to date information on all PTA sponsored programs, volunteer opportunities and communication.

Yearbook Orders

ORDERING: Orders can be placed online. See attached info.

PHOTOS: We need your pictures. We are currently working on Halloween and the Fall Festival. Submit your photos online by December 15th. We also still need random 5th grade photos taken throughout the year. Keep submitting those. 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 -

The Power of Drawing Classes

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Office Hours

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Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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