Winchester Elementary

September 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

September 14:

~ NPS Schoology Parent Webinar 4:30-5:30 PM

~Cub Scout Meeting - Virtual @ 7:00 PM

September 16:

~ NPS Schoology Parent Webinar 6 - 7:00 PM

~ First PTA Meeting - Virtual @ 7:00 PM

September 17: Curriculum Night Presentation - Available Online

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

NPS Schoology Parent Sessions via Zoom Webinar

Schoology Parent Sessions: Click the links below to access the Zoom webinar registration.



Join Northville Public Schools as you discover how students will work with Schoology and ClassLink, learn how to sign in as a parent, and view your student's progress. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Schoology Parent Sessions.

COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool

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


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.

COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool

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Annual Online Registration

Thank you to everyone that has already completed their annual online registration forms!


Every year, all families are required to fill out the digital Annual Registration for each student. Families may complete these forms through ParentConnection. Through this process you will be asked to update your student’s emergency contact information, home address, and health information, review our technology use policy and student handbooks, learn more about PTSA/PTA, access the web store, and much more.


Need Help? Many of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page (located in the upper right-hand corner of ParentConnection.) If you have further questions, please email the helpdesk at parentportal@northvilleschools.org.



All elementary students and Cooke School students must have the Annual Registration completed prior to the start of school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.


** This process will need to be repeated for each additional child. **

student supply pick up

It was great to see so many families during supply pick up today! The next supply pick up day is Monday, September 14th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM for our Winchester virtual students

(students that opted for virtual learning until January)


*Please note all virtual students will retrieve their supplies from their home buildings. Each building has separate pick up dates and times due to staffing and building availability so watch your email for the correct dates and times.


*For those not able to pick up supplies on Friday, you can stop by the school on Monday, September 14th from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


For this process to run safely and efficiently, we ask the following procedures be followed:


  • Please print and fill out THIS PAGE prior to your arrival. We ask that you place this page in your windshield as it will assist our process in terms of efficiency. Complete one for every child in your household.

  • As you arrive, please stay in the right carpool lane (lane closest to the school building) and do not exit the line until you have all your supplies.


  • We will have adult runners retrieve your items and bring them to your car.


  • Students and parents are asked to remain in their vehicles throughout the pickup.


  • If possible, please open either your trunk or sliding door to your minivan and one of our volunteers will place your materials inside your vehicle...touchless service :)


  • Please be patient as our goal is to safely get all supplies to you as efficiently as possible.



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:


● Virtual PTA Meeting: September 16th, 7 pm – Hear from our Principal and PTA officers, learn about our community, vote on our proposed budget*, and find out how you can BE PART OF IT!! *Only paid PTA members are eligible to vote


Join Zoom Meeting https://northville.zoom.us/j/93280158323?pwd=dVJ3THcrNWNyc09CdzFpcytyemRldz09

Meeting ID: 932 8015 8323

Passcode: WINPTA

One tap mobile +13126266799,,93280158323#,,,,,,0#,,572000# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,93280158323#,,,,,,0#,,572000# US (New York)


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

Curriculum Presentations - Thursday, September 17th

On Thursday, September 17, you will receive a "Curriculum Night" presentation that you can watch on your own time. It will include the following:

  • Daily schedule

  • Content/units covered

  • Behavior expectations

  • Helpful Strategies

  • Standards based report cards and grading

  • Contact information

Protocols for In-Person Return

For those of you who chose in-person instruction after our virtual start, we are in the process of putting together a video that will highlight all you need to know about a safe return to Winchester. We plan to have the video ready to go by mid-September. Be on the lookout!

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.

Calling All Cub Scouts

Calling all kids in 1st through 5th grade... Join Cub Scouts at Winchester Elementary


NEW SCOUT INFORMATION NIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 7-8pm Join the Virtual Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87227974009 Meeting ID: 872 2797 4009


We have lots of fun activities planned for this year including:

• Fall Camping • Pinewood Derby • Air Zoo Overnight • Blue and Gold Banquet
• Mother-Son Campout • Real Life Farm •Santa’s Workshop •Cake Bake ...and more!


Interested? Please join the New Scout Information virtual call, or contact Sean Smith at cubmaster@northville903.mypack.us.

Wellness Wednesdays

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NORTHVILLE YOUTH NETWORK TO PROVIDE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING TO ADULTS

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an international program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers and other school personnel, coaches, youth group leaders, neighbors, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Northville Youth Network is providing FREE training to adults who work with, coach, teach, minister, parent or care about Northville youth in a blended online format in September. Course size is limited and will fill up fast! See the flyer for more specific information and contact NYN at 248-344-1618 with 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/

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