Winchester Weekly

October 27, 2017

Upcoming Key Dates

October 27:

- Last Day to Order Spirit Wear

- Box Top Contest Ends

October 31: Halloween Parade @ 2:15

November 3:

- End of Marking Period

- Fall Social 5:30-8:30pm

November 7:

- No school - Teacher Professional Day

- Election Day - School Bond Millage Proposal

November 8: PTA meeting 9-10am

November 9: Picture Retake


The parade will be held outside. Please go to the blacktop on the playground and stand behind the cones.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 14th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, November 16th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM

Thursday, November 16th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, November 17th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM

The Sign-Up Genius for conferences is now live. Please view the sign up and find a convenient time to meet with your child's teacher using the following link. BE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT TAB FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER!

Please Note: 3rd-5th grade parents, please sign up for a time slot with your child’s homeroom/main classroom teacher only.


Friday Nov. 3th 5:30-8:30pm

Pre - Social TICKETS!!! If you would like to purchase your tickets early, we will have them available in the front lobby on Friday, Nov. 3 from 1-4pm

Raffle Tickets: $1.00 each
Game/Food Tickets: 4 tickets for $1.00/ 20 tickets for $5.00

2017 Fall Social Basket Themes:

Taste of Northville, Cocoa and Cuddles: A Chilly Day Survival Kit, Arts and Crafts! Made in Michigan, Say Cheese! Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera and Accessories, Baking/Kitchen Fun, Outdoor Family Fun, Gift Cards! (Three different Gift Card baskets), Disney, Northville - One of a Kind! Beats!, Keeping it Fit with Total Sports Complex, Technology, As Seen On TV, Family Game Night, Science Slime Lab Kit, Fire Pit & S'mores, Drone, Coffee!, Dragon Dads Toolbox


Volunteers Needed!

Please consider volunteering. You can sign up using the following link:

Cakes Needed!!

We need more cakes for the Fall Social cakewalk. If you can purchase or bake a cake, please bring it to the school next Friday. The more cakes we have, the more children win.

You can bring your cake to school at any time on Friday, Nov. 3. The cakes will be stored in the “old kitchen” which is the small room in the hallway by the gym. Please put your name on the cake that you donate. Thank you!

Reflections Contest

This is your chance to express who you are as an individual through one or more of the following:

· Dance Choreography

· Film Production

· Literature

· Music Composition

· Photography

· Visual Arts

Deadline is Tuesday November 28th

Please email with any questions or if you are available to assist our young artists with this exciting experience.

Invest In Your Child

If you didn't get a chance to donate to Invest in Your Child during our PTA Membership drive in September, here is your chance!

This is our biggest fundraiser for the Winchester PTA. Last year's donations accounted for over 62% of the total PTA budget for the year to support PTA curriculum-enhancing programs for your student. We are currently coming in $2,000 below our total from last year. Before we might have to look at the budget and make adjustments, we wanted to put one last ask out there to see if we could hit this number.

Please be as generous as you can. Your entire donation is tax-deductible!

SCHOOL-DAY Pre-K OPENINGS @ Thornton Creek


4 & 5 yr. olds

MWF: 9:00am – 3:15pm

To ENROLL go to & complete the

Program Request Form

**See attached flyer for more details**

Coding Class - Back by Popular Demand!

Coding class for grades 3-5 is returning for the month of November. See attached flyer for more details.

After School Science

Open registration starts October 23rd for Session 2: Crazy Chemistry-the weekly themes starting the week of 11/27

(K-1st Mondays and 2nd-5th Wednesdays):

*Slippery, Slimy Science

*Edible Kitchen Chemistry

*Crazy Chemistry

*Bubble, Fizz, Pop!!

*Test Tube Adventures

*Polymers Please

*Colorful Chemistry

K-1st grade signup -!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester18

2nd-5th grade signup -!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester19

See attachments or go to for more details.

PAL (Parents At Lunch)

There are still spots available. Please consider signing up using the following link:

*Must have an approved iChat form on file to volunteer*

Lunch Menu

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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