Winchester Weekly

January 31, 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

February 4: Credit Union Deposit Day

February 6:

~ Roller Skating Party 6-8pm @ Skatin' Station Canton

~ Overbooked - Parent Meeting 7-8pm @ Northville Community Center

February 7: Mother Son Bowing 6-8pm @ Novi Bowl Novi

(Registration begins at 5:15pm)

February 10: Report cards viewable on MiStar

February 14: Half Day - Mid-Winter Break begins

(Dismissal at 12:15pm)

February 19: Classes Resume

February 29: Parent Camp (*see details below*)

Mother Son Bowling Registration Ends Sunday, February 2nd

Last chance to register for Winchester’s annual Mother-Son Bowling Bash to be held Friday, February 7 at Novi Bowl. Event registration begins at 5:15 pm and bowling takes place from 6-8 pm. Cost is $20 per bowler (non-bowlers do not need to pay) and includes two games, shoe rental, pizza and a drink.


Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Select your lane(s) online via Sign-Up Genius by clicking here.
  2. After selecting your lane, visit the PTA Memberhub site to make payment by clicking here.


Lane registration AND payment need to be completed in order to attend. If you have any questions, email WinchesterDragonsBowling@gmail.com.

March Reading Wear

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Winchester 1st Grade Musical Informances

Please see the attached document regarding the 1st grade informances being held on March 4th and 5th.

Overbooked - Parent Meeting

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Teacher Appreciation

The Teacher Appreciation Committee has a fun event planned for 2/19 - 2/21 that we need your help with! Please consider signing up for either items for our staff Trail Mix Bar or for the baskets that will be raffled off to teachers based on a guessing game! All items should be brought to the school by Friday, 2/14 which is a 1/2 day for students. Food items should be dropped in the old kitchen off the gym and gift cards should be put in an envelope labeled Andrea Couture - Teacher Appreciation and put in the main office. There will be a box for these items that both secretaries will have access to.


Sign-up genius link ---> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49adae29a64-teacher2


Thanks for your support! Any questions - email Andrea Couture at andicouture77@gmail.com

Mark your calendars!

Northville Parent Camp is on Saturday, February 29, 2020!

Northville Public Schools and Northville Educational Foundation has again partnered to bring you Northville’s Parent Camp; a morning filled with resources, speakers, and workshops, presented to empower K-12 parents with practical knowledge, resources and tools to help equip them to support and guide their children. It will be held at Northville High School, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. We hope you join us for the entire event! If you are unable, please join us for the parts you can. Refreshments provided.

For more details regarding the schedule and content and to register for Parent Camp, go to www.SupportNEF.org. Note: Registration is not required, although for planning purposes, it is appreciated! Special thanks to Northville Parent Camp's generous presenting sponsor, Michigan Educational Credit Union, and supporting sponsors, DTE - MIGreenPower and Community Financial Credit Union.

Parents at Lunch (PAL)


The PAL (Parents At Lunch) program is a PTA-sponsored program that provides daily support during lunchtime. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support to Winchester staff in the lunchroom. Sign up for as many times as you'd like and you can just sign up for your child/children's lunch period if that is more conducive or sign up for both lower and upper elementary lunch periods! Please click on the link for more information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-parents1

Science Olympiad

Calling all 3rd–5th Grade Winchester Scientists! See the information below to learn more about Science Olympiad.


WHAT IS THE WINCHESTER SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM?

Science Olympiad is an enhancement to the math and science curriculum taught at Winchester. It gives 3rd-5th grade students the opportunity to explore the various science-based topics with a group of other interested students. Each student may participate in as many events/topics as they would like for a one-time supply fee of $35.00.


Please see the attachment below for enrollment information.

Early Childhood New Family Open House

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Yearbooks

Winchester Families, it's time to order your 2019-2020 yearbooks! You can order them online for $16. Visit www.balfour.com. The window to order a yearbook will close on Monday, February 17, so be sure to get your order in! Check out the fun extra items available for purchase such as ribbon bookmarks and clear protective covers!


Please upload your photos for any school-related activities our students have been involved with since the beginning of the school year. These include the first day of school, Halloween, 100 Days, Fall Festival, 3rd grade Heritage (Victorian) Festival, in-school holiday celebrations, Girl Scout and Boy Scout events.


Be sure to upload a hi-res photo for us to use. Also include the event title, as well as student names and grades who are in the photo. Instructions are included below.

Contact knottske@northvilleschools.org with any questions.

Northville Public Schools’ March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement ~ Community Forums/PTA meetings

School families and community members can learn more...

On March 10, 2020, voters in Northville Public Schools will be asked to consider replacing our current Sinking Fund millage with a new Sinking Fund millage that will extend the current .9519-mill levy from 2021 to 2025 and provide for broader uses of the proceeds, including instructional technology and security equipment. The current levy expires on Dec. 31, 2020. The .9519-mill five-year request is a REPLACEMENT of the existing sinking fund millage and would NOT result in an increase over the current millage rate.


If supported, the sinking fund millage will continue to provide approximately $3 million each year to fund building and site repairs, along with instructional technology and safety and security upgrades. This funding helps protect the community’s investment in the School District’s buildings and sites, while preserving General Fund dollars to accomplish the District’s core mission of instruction and student learning. Priority projects for the next five-year period fall into the categories of Instructional Technology & Security, Energy & Operational Efficiency, and Health & Safety.


Northville Public Schools families, staff and community members have the opportunity to learn more about the March 2020 Sinking Fund Millage Replacement request at a series of forums hosted by district leaders, including a number of opportunities scheduled in conjunction with school PTA/PTSA meetings in January and February, as follows:

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The purpose of each forum is to provide parents, staff and community members with information about the sinking fund replacement millage proposal through a brief presentation (10-15 minutes), followed by an opportunity to ask questions about the proposal. Parents, staff and/or community members are invited to attend whichever forum is most convenient.


Community members are also encouraged to learn more about the millage election by visiting the District’s website at www.northvilleschools.org. Questions and/or comments may also be e-mailed to nps@northvilleschools.org.

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