Winchester Weekly

December 20, 2019

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!

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Upcoming Key Dates

December 20: Winter Break begins when school ends

January 6: Classes Resume

January 7: Credit Union Deposit Day

January 14: Cookie Day @ Lunch (50 cents)

January 15: PTA Meeting 7pm

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:


  • 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!

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2019/2020 Yearbooks

Winchester Families, it's time to order your 2019-2020 yearbooks. You can order them online for $16. Visit www.balfour.com.


It's been a busy first few months of school with lots of activities happening. Please upload your photos for any activities children have been involved in since school started. These include first day of school pictures, halloween pictures, fall festival, 3rd grade Victorian field trip, Girl Scout events, Boy Scout events. Please make sure to upload a hi-res photo for us to use. Contact winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank You - PTA Membership / IIYC Update & Pizza Party Update!

The final tally has been triple checked and, over the past month, another 30 members have joined the PTA and invested over $1,300 into Invest in Your Child. That support will be used directly to support programs that grow our student's perspectives. Overall, this pushes us to about 90% of our membership and to 73% of our IIYC goals.


Special kudos to Ms. Bolt's and Ms. Lenard's classrooms who have won a pizza party from Mother's Pizza, who graciously donated to the cause. Details forthcoming to those classrooms. Thanks again for all the support and congrats to the winners!

Art News

Please see the attachment below for the December Art Newsletter.

Winter Chess Club

More than just a game, chess helps kids think ahead, visualize their goals, treat others with respect and learn from their mistakes. Starting Wednesday, January 15, an 8-week after-school chess club will be open to students, including those new to the game and those who already have experience playing.


Club fee is $120 and chess equipment will be provided. Minimum of 10 students needed to run the program. See the flyer below for more information and register online at https://chesswizards.com by January 8th. Scholarships available for those unable to afford the fee. Questions? Please contact Carrie Zarotney at czarotney@gmail.com.

Cookie Day

Our first Cookie Day is coming up on January 14th! Students will have the opportunity to purchase a chocolate chip cookie for 50 cents. Please see the following list of ingredients so you can make an informed decision for your child:


Ingredients: INGREDIENTS: WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCEDIRON,THIAMINE, MONONITRATE[VITAMIN Bi], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, EGGS, VEGETABLE SHORTENING(CANOLA OIL, PALM OIL WITH MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES), SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, COCOA BUTTER,SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), OATS, CREAM CHEESE(PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM, CHEESE CULTURE,SALT, STABILIZER [CAROB BEAN GUM AND/OR GUAR GUM AND/OR XANTHAN GUM)), MODIFIED WHEAT STARCH. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF WATER,INULIN, SALT, LEAVENING (SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE), DAIRY BLEND (WHEY, SODIUM CASEINATE, NOMFAT MILK, SOY LECITHIN, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM OXIDE), SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR. CONTAINS MILK, EGG, WHEAT AND SOYBEAN PRODUCTS


Allergen Information: Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy

Kosher Type: KOF-K- DAIRY

Parents at Lunch (PAL)

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!

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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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