Winchester Weekly

November 27, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

November 27: HALF DAY - Thanksgiving recess

(Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

December 2: Roller Skating Party 6-8pm @ Skatin Station

December 6: Dad's Dine & Dash

(K-2nd 11:50am-12:10pm)

(3rd-5th 12:15pm-12:35pm)

December 10: Credit Union Deposit Day

December 20: Winter Break begins when school ends

Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate

Dear Winchester Students, Parents, and Staff,


All Winchester Elementary students, families, and staff are encouraged to use our breaks to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. We believe that breaks should be a time to Sharpen the Saw, reconnect with our families, and enjoy some special “down time” with family and friends. Therefore all students AND staff will be free of academic-related work during the following dates:


  • Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1)
  • Winter Break (Saturday, December 21 - Sunday, January 5)
  • Mid-Winter Break (Saturday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 18)
  • Spring Break (Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 12)

On the return day from each respective break, there will be no homework, assignments, projects, or papers due and no quizzes or tests. We hope you and your family consider the upcoming Thanksgiving Break a chance to rest, relax, and return to school rejuvenated!

Parking Lot Safety

The Winchester Parking Lot is a one way lot. Entrance is off of Winchester Drive. All vehicles should exit the lot using Sunnydale. We have had a couple of close instances that could have resulted in a collision when drivers exited the lot going the wrong direction. Thank you for following the parking lot and carpool lane traffic flow to ensure everyone's safety!

Congratulations Mrs. Rush!

Christmas came early this year for one of our teachers. Last Wednesday, the Northville Educational Foundation awarded a $455 Innovative Teaching Grant to Kandy Rush for her project, Improving Decoding through Multi-Sensory Instruction.


She has gone above and beyond by applying for this grant so she can initiate this wonderful project for our students. Congratulations Mrs. Rush! These grants would not be possible without generous donors such as yourself. NEF is starting their Annual Campaign. Please consider donating so more Innovative Grants can be awarded next year. Go to www.SupportNEF.org for more information.


Click here to check out the pictures on NEF's Facebook Page.

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Winchester Dads Club Update


Calling All Dads! The Winchester Dragons Dad's Club is looking for all interested dads to join in and continue activities such as the Dad’s Dine and Dash, Daddy-Daughter Dance, cleanup projects and more.


The first Dad’s Dine and Dash is Friday Dec 6th. This is a great chance to share lunch and laughs with your little ones. Bring your lunch and plan on eating with your child at the following times:


K-2nd Grade ~ 11:50am -12:10pm

3rd-5th Grade ~ 12:15pm-12:35pm


Be sure to give yourself time to sign in before heading to the cafeteria to eat. Restaurants in the area may have longer lines due to the event, please plan accordingly, or pack your lunch and save time!


If you can't make this Dine and Dash a second one is scheduled on Friday, May 8th.


Anyone wanting to learn about and join the Dad’s group, please use one of the links below to contact us:


FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2712983652066219/

Email: winchesterdadsclub@gmail.com

Donations for Girl Scouts

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Got Socks!!

Winchester’s Brownie Troop will be accepting donations of SOCKS this holiday season. Any size, any style, please give. The collection box is located in our schools lobby through Wednesday, December 4th. Northville Civic Concern will receive the socks the first weekend of December. We hope you can support our girls, as we know there are other opportunities to give this holiday season.


Thank you kindly, Your 2nd Brownie Troop 40603

Toys For Tots

As part of their community service activities, our first grade Girl Scout daisy troop #40239 is expanding their efforts to support Toys for Tots this year by putting a donation box in our school starting Monday, November 4th. All Winchester families are welcome to join them by making a donation of unopened and unwrapped toys to those children in need. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

Winchester Spirit Wear - Winter 2019

It's spirit wear time. Please use the following link to order - Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear Winter 2019. You can also check the attachment below for ordering information.


FYI, the sales deadline is December 12 and orders will be delivered directly to school around January 15.

Parents At Lunch (PALS)

PAL is a PTA-sponsored program that provides support at lunch from 11:45 am -12:35 pm daily. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support for students and lunch staff.


Please consider volunteering!. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both and volunteer as often as you would like beginning September 16, 2019. IChat forms are required and they take some time to process, so please submit forms as soon as possible. The form is attached for your convenience.


Please use the following sign-up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-winchester3 Thank you!

Lunch Menu

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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