Winchester Weekly

May 3, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

May 8:

~ Cookie Day @ lunch (50 cents)

~ Northville Youth Network Open House 4-6:30 pm @ Northville Community Center

~ Art Show (Grades 1,2 & 4) - 6-7:30 pm

May 16: Kindergarten Parent Orientation 5:45-6:45 pm

May 17: NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTENERS ONLY - Kindergarten Round-up

May 21: Credit Union Deposit Day

May 23: Breakfast with a Buddy (last name A-M 7:45-8:45 am)

May 24: Breakfast with a Buddy (last name N-Z 7:45-8:45 am)

May 27: No School - Memorial Day

You're Invited....

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This is a reminder that students should not be dropped at school before 8:30 am. There is no supervision available prior to this time so please refrain from dropping your child off prior to 8:30 am. If you need morning care assistance for your child, consider looking into the AM Kids' Club program at the following link:


Winchester is holding a Food Drive for our local Civic Concern families

through May 10th. We are asking specific grades to donate the following items:

• Pre-K: snack items

• Kdg.: granola bars/snack bars

• 1st Grade: crackers

• 2nd Grade: soups and sauces

• 3rd Grade: pasta, rice, boxed macaroni & cheese

• 4th Grade: canned meats – chicken or tuna

• 5th Grade: canned fruits or vegetables

• STAFF: Peanut butter and jelly

Teacher Appreciation Week

The Teacher Appreciation Committee is looking for donations from families to help fill 2 carts that we will walk around to classrooms with during Teacher Appreciation week. Snacks, drinks and needed classroom supplies are on the link below. Please consider signing up to bring an item to the school by Friday, May 3rd for TA week of 5/6 - 5/10. Thanks for your generosity!

Link to sign up:!/showSignUp/10c0e49adae29a64-teacher

We know our Winchester students love and appreciate our amazing teachers, and Teacher Appreciation week is the time for us to show them! Please print out the attached flower template and have your child decorate it and write why they appreciate their teacher! Naming the teacher would be great, so the flowers can be given to the correct teacher after they are displayed in a school bulletin board for the week. Feel free to have your child make more than one and for any teachers! The more flowers for our “garden”, the better!

Flowers can be turned in to the office anytime before Friday, May 3rd. Any questions, please email Andrea Couture at

NPAAS Sunday Funday

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The Leader in Me Parent Survey

It is hard to believe it is May already, which also means it is time for our annual Leader in Me parent survey. We value your input and would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to take the survey to help us plan for the upcoming year.

Please use this link to access the online survey:

Thank you in advance for your time,

The Staff and Student Lighthouse Team

Cookie Day

Another Cookie Day is coming up on May 8! 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:

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whole wheat flour, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, [vitamin B1], 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, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, calcium phosphate, calcium oxide), soy lecithin, natural flavor.

* Contains milk, egg, wheat and soybean products *Consuming raw cookie dough increases your risk of food borne illness.

Breakfast With A Buddy

Come have breakfast with your Winchester student.

Last name: A-M please come on Thurs. 5/23

Last name: N-Z please come on Friday 5/24


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Volunteers Needed for Breakfast With A Buddy

Please sign up at the following link to help:

Camp Meads Mill

Attention incoming 6th grade Meads Mill Students:

Do you have a new 6th grader who might need help with the transition to middle

school? The CAMP program is designed to help incoming 6th graders build

personal, academic, and life management skills necessary to successfully

transition to middle school. CAMP MEADS MILL is open to 60 incoming 6th graders.

CAMP is at Meads Mill Middle School August 12-16.

Registration packets are available in your school office and at the Northville Youth Assistance office (located in the Northville Senior Center) . There will be an option to register online Camp Meads Mill Online registration but payment must be mailed in or dropped off.

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This is a program that is sponsored by Northville Youth Assistance. Please contact Amy Prevo at Northville Youth Assistance with questions.

Phone: 248.344.1618

Welcome to our New Custodian Ms. Nicole

We have recently been assigned a new day custodian at Winchester. Ms. Nicole began her assignment this week and is learning her way around Winchester.

For your awareness, Mr. Curt, previously assigned by GRBS to Winchester as our day custodian, has resigned from his position. Consistent with any such resignation, Mr. Curt is not to be present on school property or in school buildings.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Nicole to Winchester.

Yearbook Orders

ORDERING: Orders can be placed online. See attached info.

PHOTOS: We need your pictures. When submitting photos please be sure to upload the highest quality photo you can. The program we use to create the yearbook does not accept low quality photos.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Erika Eloff -
Jean Sterioff -

Pal Sign Up Jan - June 2019

Please consider volunteering to assist in the lunchroom during your child/children's lunchtime. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both using the following link:

Lunch Menus

Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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