Winchester Elementary

March 26, 2021

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!

Upcoming Key Dates

April 5: Classes Resume

April 13: Credit Union Deposit Day

** CALENDAR UPDATE - NO SCHOOL FOR CURRENT KINDERGARTENERS ON FRIDAY 5/14 due to Kindergarten Round Up **

Thank you PTA!

The Winchester Staff would like to thank the PTA and the following local businesses for providing lunch during the last month:


Noodles & Company

17931 Haggerty Road

Northville, MI 48167


Subway

15113 Sheldon Rd

Plymouth, MI 48170

Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing at NHS on Sunday, 4/4/2021


I encourage all families, especially those that traveled or visited outside their regular close contact ‘bubble’ over spring break, to participate in the FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing on Sunday, April 4, 2021, 11 am - 6 pm at Northville High School Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.


This drive-thru testing event is open to all Northville residents as well as the general public and will take place on Sunday, April 4, 2021, from 11 am to 6 pm at Northville High School. Please consider participating in COVID testing prior to returning to school the week of April 5th. We know that actions such as this taken by our school and local community members will help limit the spread of the coronavirus as we return to school after spring break.


3-18-2021 NPS COVID-19 Update

**REMINDER** INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Health Department, as indicated on the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021), requires that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.


PLEASE CONTINUE COVID REPORTING TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

It is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirement process.


CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE

As you may be aware, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the quarantine requirements for students identified as being a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case to 10 days (from the previous requirements of 14). Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms and not send them to school where symptoms are present. Additionally, if your child has had COVID-19 in the past 5 months (evidenced by a positive PCR), quarantine is not required. We began following these new requirements immediately and notified all families where an identified close contact quarantine could be shortened under these new rules.


**REMINDER** INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The Wayne County Health Department, as indicated on the COVID-19 Daily STUDENT Symptom Screening Tool (2.16.2021), requires that students stay home to quarantine for 7 days from the date they return to the U.S. No earlier than the 7th day of return, a student must have a COVID-10 PCR test and have a negative result before returning to school.


PLEASE CONTINUE COVID REPORTING TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

It is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirement process.


The NPS Covid Response Team along with the Health Department will continue to monitor any outbreaks and all other cases. The NPS COVID-19 Dashboard lists the up-to-date COVID-19 data for Northville Public Schools, and includes a link to the more detailed, school-specific NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report.


As you may be aware, multiple SARS B.1.1.7 variant COVID cases have been confirmed in Wayne County. It is imperative that families and staff continue to practice safety protocols, symptom screen each morning, stay home as indicated on the screener and report all information to the school. NPS remains vigilant in these practices during in-person instruction, and believes that these efforts, combined with reducing spread within the community, provide the greatest opportunity to continue uninterrupted in-person instruction.

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7 Habits at Home

Our Student Lighthouse Team has been working on creating video lessons on each Habit. This month they focused on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Please click on the video link below to learn more about Habit 2 from two of our student leaders!

March Is Reading Month - Minutes Submissions

We have had a terrific time during "March is Reading Month"! We are very happy that so many students participated by reading at home and submitting their reading minutes for prizes.

The last day to read and have minutes count towards rewards is Thursday. All reading minutes MUST be submitted by Sunday, March 28 at 5:00. At that time, all March is Reading Month Google Forms will be disabled.

Kindergarten Round Up is Coming

Incoming Kindergarteners will have round up on Friday, May 14. More information will be sent to all registered families after the break.

Volunteers needed in the Morning during arrival


Do you have a few minutes to help us out each morning?


Thank you to all of our parents that have signed up to volunteer to supervise during arrival. We have several spots open for volunteers. We are in need of parents willing to assist us with the safety of our students during arrival time due to the need for supervising the social distancing, mask wearing, and general safekeeping of students as they walk to their assigned entrance doors.


Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-amarrival


Parents will need to have an updated ICHAT form (for this school year) which can be found at https://www.northvilleschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?UREC_ID=350871&type=d&pREC_ID=1614684.


Please email your completed form if you haven't already done so and copy of your driver's license to Deb Obsniuk as soon as possible.


Parents will need to wear masks and stay socially distanced from students. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.


Thank you so much for considering to volunteer as we close out this unique school year! Once you sign up, you will receive an email message to coordinate giving you a volunteer badge to keep and wear for each time you volunteer.

Early Childhood/Extended Day Programs

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My Green School Art Contest

The U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit is announcing its Michigan Green Art Contest for the 2020-2021 school year! Show that your school is a Green School by participating.


Attached is the flyer with information on how to participate and the link to the US Green Building Council Detroit Region Green School Art contest is here:

https://greenschoolcommittee.org/our-programs


Applications are due, by email, at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in mid-April.


Any student in the state of Michigan in grades K-5 is welcome to apply to the My Green School Art Contest, regardless of what type of school they attend (public, private, charter or homeschool!) Artwork can be submitted by a teacher, parent, friend or guardian. Due to school closures, parents and families are encouraged to support their student in creating an original piece of art at home! Applications may only be submitted electronically to avoid potential exposure and reduce the burden on frontline postal staff.


Have fun creating and Go Green and Stay Green!!

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Northville Youth Football Cheerleading

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2020-2021 Winchester Yearbook Orders

Winchester Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com.

Submit Pictures for Yearbook

Please submit First Day of School pictures, Winchester PTA Drive-in Movie pictures, and any other school activity pictures (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nuts About Science, etc.) for yearbook inclusion. Details of how to submit pictures are in the attached file. Images need to be high-resolution and in JPEG format.


The Yearbook Committee will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Some pictures we are not able to use due to low picture quality, but we do make every effort to utilize all submissions. We need and appreciate all picture submissions as these make up a large part of our yearbook each year. Please submit only high-resolution photos that are school related activities/clubs. We welcome pictures from in-person and virtual students.

Northville Baseball-Softball Association

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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/

Follow us on Twitter: @ WinchesterElem

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Please email: sandra.presher@gmail.com by 4pm Wednesday with the
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