May 14, 2021
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!
With Much Appreciation...
We would also like to thank the PTA and BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse 19470 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152 for providing lunch on Tuesday for our staff during our professional development day!
With Much Appreciation,
The Winchester Staff
Civic Concern Donations
May is Winchester's month to help Civic Concern with food collection.
The most needed items are as follows:
Macaroni and Cheese
Sides - pasta/rice a roni, etc.
Pfizer Vaccine @ NHS SIGN-UP - Ages 12 and Up
Northville Public Schools, in coordination with the Wayne County Health Department, is hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Site at Northville High School on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for all individuals (adults and children) age 12 and up. (Registrants will automatically be scheduled for the second dose three weeks later on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at NHS).
If you have not already signed up and would like to reserve a spot for yourself and/or all eligible members of your household, please click here: NHS 5/22/2021 COVID Vaccine Site REGISTRATION FORM. Feel free to share this registration link to friends and family members outside of NPS. All are welcome!
ONLY SUBMIT THIS REGISTRATION FORM ONE TIME. If you have already received this link and completed your registration, you are already registered and your spot(s) are reserved!
4-8-21 NPS COVID-19 Update
As you may be aware, there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID cases in our community, and across Michigan over the course of the past several weeks. Citing the increasing case rates and variant spread in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has reinstated a standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases effective immediately.
**REMINDER** INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
The Wayne County Health Department, as indicated on the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021), requires that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.
PLEASE CONTINUE COVID REPORTING TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL
It is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirement process.
CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE
As you may be aware, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the quarantine requirements for students identified as being a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case to 10 days (from the previous requirements of 14). Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms and not send them to school where symptoms are present. Additionally, if your child has had COVID-19 in the past 5 months (evidenced by a positive PCR), quarantine is not required. We began following these new requirements immediately and notified all families where an identified close contact quarantine could be shortened under these new rules.
The NPS Covid Response Team along with the Health Department will continue to monitor any outbreaks and all other cases. The NPS COVID-19 Dashboard lists the up-to-date COVID-19 data for Northville Public Schools, and includes a link to the more detailed, school-specific NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report.
Order Your Yearbook Now!
Last chance to get your student’s yearbook at the low price of $17! Price increases to $20 on Monday, 5/17!
All orders must be placed online. Detailed online ordering instructions are below.
*Price includes shipping to school and MI sales tax. A $1 handling fee (per transaction) is added by Balfour.
1. Go to www.balfour.com.
2. Input “Winchester Elementary School”, then “Search”.
3. Select “Winchester Elementary School, Northville, MI” from the drop-down menu.
4. Click on “Yearbook Products & Ads”.
5. Input Student First Name, Student Last Name, and Grade.
6. Click on “Shop for this student”.
7. Select “Yearbook Only” and click "Get Started".
8. Select student's teacher.
9. Adjust the quantity as needed (if ordering for more than one child, click "Keep Shopping"
after Step 11 to "Add Another Student").
10. Click “Add to Cart”.
11. Click on the shopping cart in the top right-hand corner.
12. Click “Checkout”.
13. Enter your email address to check out as Guest (or click on “My Account” in upper righthand
corner to login to an existing account or to create an account).
14. Select Payment Method:
If Credit Card, enter your billing information and click “Place Order”
If PayPal, select “Continue to PayPal”
15. Review Order and click on “Place Order”.
** All yearbooks will be delivered to the school **
Contact the Winchester PTA Yearbook Committee at email@example.com with any questions.
The online store for school supplies is Open!
If you're interested in ordering your school supplies online, click on the link http://www.schooltoolbox.com to get started. Place your order online and it will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing any items from the teacher approved list. Your online store will be open through the summer to shop from your homes.
Orders leave warehouse within 10 days of ordering. If you ordered last year, you can log back in using your current username and password. If you have any trouble logging in you can use your email address as your username and easily reset your password. If anyone needs any help please feel free to reach out to Kristy Kowalec - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts Bronze Award Project
Girl Scout Programs
“Girl Scouts is launching the “Becoming Me” program in collaboration with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House! Inspired by themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, Girl Scouts’ new Becoming Me program aims to help girls become their best selves. The Becoming Me program will be available at no additional cost to any interested Girl Scout member enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Available to girls in grades K-12, the program will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level. Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is the perfect introduction into our program. Check out the flyer for more details!”
“Make New Friends” is a free, four-part virtual series hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan that allows your girl to make new friends, strengthen her social and emotional skills with other girls her age, and have fun as they prepare for kindergarten and first grade! Not a Girl Scout? No problem! This is meant as an introduction to our program. Check out the flyer for more details”