October 5, 2018
Upcoming Key Dates
October 5: 5th Annual Dragon Derby @ 4pm
October 9: Credit Union Deposit Day
October 10: National Walk/Ride Your Bike to School Day
October 13: Night for Northville (*see flyer below*)
October 16: School Board Candidate Forum @ 7pm Hillside Middle School
October 19: Fall Festival
October 24: Bus Evacuation Drill 8:30-8:50am
October 25: Dads Dine and Dash
NEF - Night for Northville
Friday, October 19th
5:30PM – 8PM
Please join us for food and entertainment at the Winchester PTA’s 2018 Fall Festival!
The Fall Festival will include:
· Food – The Cosmic Burrito Food Truck (www.cosmicburrito.com), Papa John’s Pizza, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, SkinnyPop popcorn, Soda, Flavored Sparkling Water, CapriSun
· Entertainment – Gaming Truck (XBOX, Wii), Miniature Motorways Slot Car 5-lane oval race track and 8-car Demolition Derby, Inflatable Obstacle Course (Adrenaline Rush II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z2S9u8_kLQ), Airbrush Tattoos (featuring the Winchester Dragon!)
· Carnival Games & Prizes (points earned from games can be redeemed for prizes)
· Cake Walk (cake donations needed the day of the event)
· Classroom Raffle Baskets (winners drawn at the end of the event)
The Fall Festival is designed to be fun for your entire family! Please join us to eat, play games, win prizes, and socialize with fellow Winchester families and staff. Upon arrival, you can purchase tickets near the Main Entrance and in the Dragon Den. We will also pre-sell tickets before and after school. Food and Game tickets are 2 for $1, and are used to purchase pizza/popcorn/cookies/drinks (Note: the food truck will be cash/credit sales at the Cosmic Burrito food truck), and to participate in all Entertainment Features, Carnival Games, and the Cake Walk. Raffle tickets are $1 each for a chance to win one of the amazing themed baskets. Each classroom has chosen a theme, and filled their basket with great items!
As you can imagine…all this fun takes a lot of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to set-up before the event, sell tickets, and tear-down after the event. Please sign up via the links below, or contact email@example.com if you can help!
Volunteer Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4BADAD2CA2FB6-2018
Cake Donation Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-cake
The Winchester PTA would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Fall Festival with donations that helped to bring new features this year:
Platinum Level Sponsors:
· Excel Orthodontics
· Jamey Kramer, Realtor
· General Motors Dollars for Doers employee volunteer grant
Gold Level Sponsors:
· Buffalo Wild Wings
· Hunter Orthodontics
· Patti Mullen, Realtor
PHOTOS: We need your pictures. We are currently looking for pictures from:
First Day of School
We are accepting these through Oct 19th.
We also need random 5th grade photos taken throughout the year. When submitting photos please be sure to upload the highest quality photo you can. The program we use to create the yearbook does not accept low quality photos.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Erika Eloff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Sterioff - email@example.com
Box Top Contest
It's time for our first Box Tops contest of the year! Send your saved Box Tops to your child's classroom to help Winchester earn money. The top 3 classrooms will win a treat. Contest will run October 8-19th. Any questions, email Erin Stachura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA Student Directory
You will need to log into MemberHub to see how your information will be printed. Please make any changes or updates to your profile. THIS IS WHAT WILL PRINT IN THE DIRECTORY. If you DO NOT wish to have your information (or certain information) printed in the directory, contact Allison Dowling email@example.com , also any changes from last year that were printed incorrectly.
National Walk and Ride your Bike to School Day is coming!
Winchester is participating in National Walk and Ride your Bike to School Day. This event takes place on Wednesday, October 10. Ms. Haite, Mrs. Counts and Mrs. Lindsay will be outside in the morning to greet students who are walking or riding their bikes. We will pass out a special Winchester Winner to those students who participate. Students will write their name on this special Winchester Winner and turn it into the school office. We will have a drawing and 10 students will earn free play time in the gymnasium during lunch/recess one day! We hope you will join this great celebration of health!
As a reminder, the student handbook requires all students riding their bikes to wear a helmet.
Northville City Fire Department Open House
Fire Prevention Week Activities
During the week of October 8th - 12th, there will be a Northville City Fire Department Open House at 215 W. Main St., Northville, MI 48167. There will be new activities as well as a brand new obstacle course for kids. Please join us and learn about Fire Prevention within your home and community. More information is provided on the flyers below.
Spirit Wear Sale
Order and pay online by October 21st at https://winchesterfall18.itemorder.com. Items will arrive towards the end of November. These items also make great Christmas gifts too!
Parents At Lunch (PALS)
Please consider spending some time during lunchtime assisting the lunch staff! New this school year, you can sign up just for your child/children’s lunch period if that works better than signing up for the whole lunchtime.
** Changes to Lunch Menus *
And here's the link to print out the lunch menu for October.http://www.northvilleschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=350830&type=d&pREC_ID=761214