Winchester Weekly

November 1, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

November 5: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Day

November 7: Picture Retake Day

November 12: Credit Union Deposit Day

November 13: PTA Meeting 7pm

November 20: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 21: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

November 22: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

Book Club

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Thank you to all the families who attended the 2019 Fall Festival. We hope you had an enjoyable time! This event is intended to offer an evening of fun for the kids and a chance for families to socialize. If you have any feedback you’d like to offer, please email

Our Fall Festival Winchester Winners who won a MOD pizza lunch with Mrs. Lindsay, a staff member, and a friend were announced this morning. The winners are: Marissa in Mr. Scott’s class, Braden in Ms. Crowell’s class, and Kolsen in Ms. Willerer’s class. 25 more winners will be announced next week, and they will win Winchester spirit wear!

Thanks to all the families who donated prizes for the Cake Walk! This event was successful because of YOU! Thanks to the volunteers who created the fantastic Raffle Baskets and to every family who donated money and items to build their class baskets! YOU made the exciting raffle possible! Thank you to Archana Jalpota for helping to obtain event sponsors and donations. Thank you to Tanya Pitkin for your support and help with all the loose ends! A great big THANK YOU to our 3rd Grade Girl Scouts who donated their time to sell tickets for the third year in a row and to the 1st/2nd Grade Troop and 4th/5th Grade Troop who donated their time selling tickets for the first time this year! Thank you to the parents who helped set up, sell tickets, and keep things flowing during the Fall Festival! Lastly, thank you to Mrs. Lindsay for your support during and after the event!

Special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor!

The Winchester Elementary PTA would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to our Fall Festival Platinum Sponsor, Community Financial Credit Union, who made a generous donation to support PTA programs.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!

The Winchester Elementary PTA would like to extend a Thank You to our Fall Festival Gold Sponsors, Excel Orthodontics and Bill Brown Ford, who made generous donations to support PTA programs.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!

The Winchester Elementary PTA would like to extend a Thank You to our Fall Festival Silver Sponsors, Whitney Gesch of Coldwell Banker (Winchester parent!), Hunter Orthodontics, Mike Miller Building Company, Buffalo Wild Wings of Livonia, Meijer, Walmart, Sellers Buick GMC, Papa John’s Pizza of Northville, and Escape Room Novi, who made generous donations to support PTA programs.
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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors!

The Winchester Elementary PTA would like to extend a Thank You to our Fall Festival Bronze Sponsors who made donations to this event!

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HARLEM WIZARDS vs. MUSTANG MADNESS Basketball - Sat. Nov. 23rd!

The Harlem Wizards are returning to Northville High School, with their unique brand of TRICKS, HOOPS and ALLEY OOPS!! Join the fun on Saturday, November 23rd at 7 pm in the Northville High School gym.

Tickets are on sale now at

Court Side Plus Seats and Reserved Seats are limited and going fast!

See the Harlem Wizards play the Mustang Madness team, made up of teachers, principals and coaches from the Northville Public Schools. We will have a raffle for a Detroit Pistons Practice Shirt signed by Andre Drummond, Concessions open for the evening, and plenty of entertainment.

And if you purchase a Wizards jersey for your child, he or she can be a Wiz Kid, warm up with the Wizards and participate in the show!

It promises to be a great night! Don't miss the fun!!

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Growing Up 2020 - 2nd Graders Can Now Attend!

Join us Saturday, November 9th, for a morning of learning and growing together, at the Growing Up 2020 youth empowerment summit! There are 3 distinct tracks, running concurrently, each designed specifically for the topics and learning style most effective for each: 1) Kid Track, 2) Teen Track, 3) Adult Track.

Due to the number of requests from parents of 2nd graders, the November 9 th Growing Up 2020 youth empowerment summit is adding slots for this age group! Participants in 2nd-6th grade will be placed BY AGE into small groups of 12-15 kids, and led thru 7 fun, hands-on social-emotional activity stations to learn and practice skills for conflict resolution, managing unfriendly peers, being friendly yet assertive, paint kindness rocks, and be inspired by singer/songwriter Ali McManus. There's still time to register yourselfand your children up thru 12th grade. Details:

Click here for more information about keynote speakers and exciting opportunities.

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PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 13th

The November Winchester PTA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 13th at 7pm. We look forward to having parents and Winchester staff join us to learn more about PTA committee's, events, school and district updates, to stay informed on all the latest PTA activities and news! Attached is the meeting agenda for more information.

Not able to attend in person? Join virtually through our Google Hangouts live meeting! All you need is a gmail account. Email to be added to the meeting invite and learn more.

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!


Ever thought of what you could do with an extra $25,000*? Take a chance at making it come true my purchasing a raffle ticket for the Northville Educational Foundation's Cash for College Raffle! Proceeds from the raffle benefit Northville's 7,400+ students! Tickets are one for $50 or three for $100. The drawing will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019. You need not be present to win. For further details or to purchase you tickets, visit *If less than 1,500 tickets are not sold, prize will revert to a 50/50 drawing.
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Nuts About Science - session 2

Session two starts December 5th!
Six classes, Thursday’s 3:45-5:00
Theme: Freaky Fun Physics
Registration opens October 28th-November 12th.
Register quickly, space is limited
For more information contact Sarah Beydoun

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. Thank you!

Lunch Menu

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Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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