Winchester Weekly

April 17, 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!

Mark your Calendars

Upcoming Events

April 21st - 3rd Marking Period Report Cards will be viewable in MiStar

April 21st - Distance learning plans available for the week of April 20th - April 24th.

A message from Mrs. Lindsay

Hello Winchester Families,

It is hard to believe another week has passed. I have heard of so many amazing stories from our community from the number of pictures created to bring cheer to the local health care providers and patients, the donations of masks and personal protection equipment, and the local police and law enforcement driving by homes to wish so many a Happy Birthday! I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful Winchester community!

We appreciate all of the work you are doing at home to help your children access the material and attend classroom virtual meetings with teachers each week. Hopefully you have been able to create a schedule that works for your family that includes time for academics, enrichment, and physical exercise.

Third Marking Period Report cards will be released on Tuesday, April 21st. Classroom teachers will be reaching out to you to offer an opportunity to conference with them should you desire, after you have reviewed the report card.

Remember, the District is committed to providing up to date information to all of our families as it becomes available. You can access information, updates, and FAQs via the Northville Public Schools website or at this link:

Technology devices are available for loan to students who do not have access. Please complete this Technology Device Checkout Form to request the use of a device. You can reach our Technology Department Help Desk at 248-344-3680 / Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm.

The Winchester staff is here to support you and your child(ren). We will continue to be creative in serving our students for the remainder of this school year.

Thank you for your continued partnership!

Take care and be well,

Kelly Lindsay, Principal

Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch offered by Northville Public Schools

Northville Public Schools has been offering, and will continue to offer through the MDE waiver period, Food Service meals (breakfast and lunch) to all enrolled and non-enrolled students in the district. These meals, served under the Unanticipated School Closure – School Food Service Program (SFSP) program, are made available at no cost to anyone (18) and under, or up to age (26) if they receive special education services.

The meals are ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast and lunch, and are distributed from the lobby of Northville High School each Tuesday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. At each visit on Tuesday, each student (or their parents/guardians) will receive meals for 3 days; while on Fridays, students may take both breakfast and lunch for 4 days, totalling meals provided 7 days per week. Breakfast meal components may include string cheese, fruit, grains such as a cereal bar, and drink. Lunch meal components may include deli meat sandwiches, vegetarian options such as cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

Pandemic Parenting

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Northville STEAM Fair 2020

The Northville STEAM Fair 2020 has been cancelled for the safety of our school communities.

We know that students have been working hard on their projects so the Northville Educational Foundation and Northville Public Schools would love to offer an opportunity to "virtually" showcase students' completed STEAM Fair projects.

To submit your STEAM Fair Project please fill out the Northville STEAM Fair 2020 form

Project submissions will be taken now until April 22nd and will be posted on the Northville STEAM Fair Website and the Northville Educational Foundation Facebook Page.

Please email with any questions!

Winchester Playground is Closed

We completely understand that the Stay at Home order issued by our Governor during this challenging time is extremely difficult for you and our students, and that part of our being as humans is socializing with each other. As part of the order, Governor Whitmer has encouraged families and individuals to get outside, take walks, etc., but the order does not allow for large gatherings, or gatherings at parks and playgrounds, which includes on our school playgrounds.

In accordance with the Governor’s Stay Safe. Stay Home. Executive Order, and by Order of the Oakland County Health Division, Northville Public Schools has closed all of our school playgrounds and fields, including ALL play structures. Student safety and well being is at the forefront of all we do for our students both at Silver Springs and across Northville Public Schools. We are asking you to do everything you can to slow the spread. We appreciate your help in keeping each other safe and healthy.

Open PTA Executive Board and Committee Chairs for 2020-2021 School Year

Interested in joining the PTA Executive Board? Or possibly chair a PTA Committee? We have open positions for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a great option if you would like to help but may not be sure what volunteering options are available. It’s also a nice way to get to know someone new or to spend more time with an old friend! If you are interested in being a part of the PTA board or chairing a committee, or have any questions, don’t hesitate contact us at:

Coping Calendar

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Support for Health Care Providers in our Community

Dear Winchester Families and Community Members,

Thank you for your ongoing support for our Health Care Providers during this pandemic. We are so grateful for your support!

Our Health Care Providers have asked us to consolidate drop off locations and days. They have requested two main drop offs in the Northville District located at the east and west sides of the District.

The drop off locations will be:

  • Winchester Elementary School at 16141 Winchester Drive, Northville
  • Moraine Elementary School at 46811 W. 8 Mile Rd, Northville

Donations will be picked up on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at these locations.

Additionally, supportive art is needed from our students. We had a request from Providence hospital that it sure would be nice to see some positive, uplifting springtime artwork from children hanging on their walls during such a difficult time. If your child would like to create happy, springtime art to cheer up health care providers and patients alike please also place those in the Medical Mask bin at Amerman, Winchester or Moraine. They will be picked up and taken to Providence Park. Once Providence Park is covered with happiness, additional drawings and art will be shared with nursing homes, and other Health Care Providers as well.

How to Make a Face Mask with a Filter Pocket

Physical Education - Ms. Haite needs your help!

Ms. Haite is looking for some music suggestions from students.

In the Winchester gymnasium we enjoy doing some fun holiday activities. The Haunted Gymnasium and our Candy Cane Classic (Reindeer Games) are quite popular! If you are into music, I thought you might enjoy helping me come up with music to add to our playlists. YOU WILL NEED YOUR PARENTS PERMISSION to search ONLINE or in ITUNES. If you have suggestions for new songs, please email Ms. Haite and give her the song name and the artist. (

A Note from the Northville Public Schools Support Staff

Northville Families,

The school social work/school psychology/counseling department wanted to share resources for your children and families to utilize until we resume school.

Below are some tips from the CDC to keep in mind as we move forward:

  • Turn off the TV: Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of COVID-19.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.

  • Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do some other activities you enjoy to return to your normal life.

  • Connect with others. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.

  • Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking.

Please download the attached PDF for additional enrichment ideas and links to community resources.