Winchester Weekly

September 15, 2017

Upcoming Key Dates

September 15, 2017: Heritage Festival Parade @ 6:30 pm

September 18, 2017: Girl Scout Information Mtg @ 6:30 pm in the faculty room.

September 20, 2017: Dad’s Club General Membership Mtg

7:30 - 9:30 pm @ Northville Sport’s Den. *See Flyer below*

September 27, 2017: Picture Day

September 29, 2017: Northville Nibbler sponsored by the Northville Mustang Boosters Club 5-8:30 pm @ Tom Holzer Field *See Flyer Below *

October 6: Dragon Derby *See Flyer Below*

Media Center Volunteers Needed

Do you think you might enjoy working in the Media Center? If so, please consider volunteering this year. Volunteers are an integral part of a successful program.

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Times are flexible and I ask that you volunteer a minimum of one hour when you come in.

Please see the attached documents for more information on volunteering.

PAL (Parents At Lunch) - We Need YOU!

There are a lot of spots still available. You can sign up for as many days as you'd like.

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

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

If you have questions please contact: Nicole Finkbeiner

Back-To-School Forms/Registration

Don’t forget the Back-to-School forms including Student Code of Conduct, Concussion Form, Technology Use Agreement, Media Release Authorization, Bring Your Own Device, iChat Volunteer Form, and Listserv signup are available to complete online! Parent and student should be present when completing this as there are digital signatures needed. Please complete prior to the first day of school using the following link:

This process will need to be repeated for each additional child.

S.O.R. (Society of Readers)

It is time to get our Society of Readers Program up and running. This year we are proud to announce that we have an entire website dedicated to the S.O.R. program. Here you will find all the monthly reading logs, remind sign up, and additional information explaining how the program works.

Student Run Credit Union

Mark your calendars. The student run credit union deposit dates are:

>> October 10
>> November 14
>> December 12
>> January 23
>> February 13
>> March 13
>> April 24
>> May 22

We are also looking for parents to volunteer during this time to help with supervising the 5th graders. Contact Sonia Sandhu @

Dragon Flyer (School Newspaper)

Calling all writers and illustrators! Winchester's school newspaper Dragon-flyer Junior flies again! We will be meeting twice a month from October until the end of February on Thursday after school. Our theme for this year is Camp Winchester and the 7 habits. We love to include short stories, travel blogs, cartoons, jokes and puzzles in our editions. We also play lots of fun games in our meetings too. Interested? Please contact Sarah Lepschy to be added to our group and to receive further information. Looking forward to seeing you in print!

After School Coding Class

Winchester is offering an after school coding class for 3rd-5th graders in October. Please see the attachment for more information on the program.

After School Science

NEW!! Join us for this SEVEN WEEK session of hands-on science exploring! Students will discover how planes fly, create a spooky science lab, make a film canister rocket and much more. Each week students will take home their science creations to continue exploring them at home!

Registration is now open!

- K-1 starts Monday 9/25 - 2nd-5th starts Wednesday 9/27

Please see the attached flyer for more information. Note: PayPal is the preferred payment system and is connected to the sign-up genius program. If you end up having to pay by cash or check, BEFORE sending in your registration - please contact Lesli Winters at

Grades K-1 sign up:!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester17

Grades 2-5 sign up:!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester16

Girl Scouts Meeting

Girl Scouts is an organization for girls that provides opportunities beyond making new friends and selling cookies! As a Girl Scout your daughter will be given the opportunity to grow in confidence, courage and character. Adventures and the chance to learn new things will prepare your daughter for her future. If you would like more information about the Girl Scout program at Winchester Elementary please email or join us on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the faculty room for a troop organization meeting.

Power of Art

The Power of Art will have a fall session starting next week. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Lunch Menu

Lost & Found

Our lost & found is already getting full. As a reminder, please remember to put your child's name on their belongings.

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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