Winchester Elementary

December 11, 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

December 11: PTA Holiday Scavenger Hunt Begins

December 13: PTA Holiday Scavenger Hunt Ends

December 18: Winter Recess Begins at the end of the day

December 31: Yearbook Orders Due

Winchester PTA Holiday Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt

What do Darth Vader, Nemo, monkey's in cupcakes and reindeer eating light up pumpkins have in common? Find out this weekend during the Winchester Drive Thru Scavenger Hunt! Address and clues list is attached. Good luck and have fun Winchester Dragons.

The Details

  • Dates & Time: Fri 12/11- Sun 12/13 from 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Instant Prizes: Hunt lists can be turned in and prizes will be available for pick up at the final house on the list.

  • Charity Donation: the PTA will also be supporting Toys for Tots as a part of this event. We will also have a Toys for Tots box available at the final house on the hunt for any families that would like to donate for the holidays.

If you have any questions please reach out to Caroline Keros, Winchester PTA President at

Important Adjustments to our In-person Learning Plan

On Tuesday, November 23, 2020, the Northville Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved several short-term adjustments to the District’s current COVID-19 Extended Learning Plan. All students will attend school virtually Monday, November 30, 2020 through Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Students that selected in-person learning for the first semester will return to in-person instruction on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

In addition there is an anticipated week of full Virtual learning the week following the December winter recess, from January 4, 2021 through January 11, 2021.

The following chart outlines the overall plan for high school, middle school, elementary school, and our Cooke Center program from November 30, 2020 through the end of January, 2021, barring any significant changes in the risk level for COVID-19:

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12/2/20 NPS COVID-19 Update / Symptom Screener


It is critical that children are still screened at home EACH MORNING before coming to school. This process is what helps keep our students and staff safe in school and a primary contributor to allowing us to continue in-person learning for students.

Please DO NOT send children who are sick with a fever, are vomiting, have a rash, or any other evidence of illness to school. Students may not return to school following any illness until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications, or longer if subject to continued quarantine based on COVID guidelines.


Attachment: Revised Wayne County COVID-19 Screening Tool for Families

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2020-2021 Winchester Yearbook Orders

Winchester Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Please ORDER BY DECEMBER 31st to help us accurately determine the full order quantity. Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to

Submit Pictures for Yearbook

Please submit First Day of School pictures, Winchester PTA Drive-in Movie pictures, and any other school activity pictures (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nuts About Science, etc.) for yearbook inclusion. Details of how to submit pictures are in the attached file. Images need to be high-resolution and in JPEG format.

The Yearbook Committee will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Some pictures we are not able to use due to low picture quality, but we do make every effort to utilize all submissions. 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. We welcome pictures from in-person and virtual students.

Drive Thru Community Financial in December

Student-Run Credit Union members can save their money at any Community Financial branch Drive Thru location in the month of December and receive a fun prize!

The Winchester Student Credit Union will be starting again at school in January. The grand reopening will be January 12th. If you are not already a member of Community Financial, visit to sign up for an account.

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My Green School Art Contest

The U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit is announcing its Michigan Green Art Contest for the 2020-2021 school year! Show that your school is a Green School by participating.

Attached is the flyer with information on how to participate and the link to the US Green Building Council Detroit Region Green School Art contest is here:

Applications are due, by email, at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in mid-April.

Any student in the state of Michigan in grades K-5 is welcome to apply to the My Green School Art Contest, regardless of what type of school they attend (public, private, charter or homeschool!) Artwork can be submitted by a teacher, parent, friend or guardian. Due to school closures, parents and families are encouraged to support their student in creating an original piece of art at home! Applications may only be submitted electronically to avoid potential exposure and reduce the burden on frontline postal staff.

Have fun creating and Go Green and Stay Green!!

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7 Habits at Home

This week's 7 Habit challenge is Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Make a calendar for the week and tally the fruits and vegetables consumed each day. Reflect on your family's healthy eating habits or Habit 6: Synergize Write down the names of the members of your family. Record two or three talents or strengths for each person.

Students are encouraged to share a photo of their completed activity or of their family working on the habit together! Have them send pictures to Mrs. Bush @ or Mrs. Lindsay @ to be included in the morning announcements.

The document with all 20 weeks of activities is available here .

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Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30.

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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