November 10, 2017
Upcoming Key Dates
November 13-17: Book Fair
November 13: Report Cards viewable on MiStar
- Evening Conferences 4-7pm
- Reflections Open House 5:30-7pm
November 15: Cookie Day
- Half Day (Elementary Only) - Students dismissed @ 12:15pm
- Conferences 1-7pm
- Half Day (Elementary Only) - Students dismissed @ 12:15pm
- Conferences 1-3:30 pm
November 22: Half day - begin Thanksgiving Recess - Students dismissed @ 12:15pm
November 23-24: No School - Thanksgiving Recess
Report Cards Viewable in MiStar ParentPortal 11-13-17
We are pleased to share that student report cards will be available online through MiStar ParentPortal on the district website. This service will allow parents with elementary, middle and/or high school students to access and print their child's report card at any time.
Report cards for the first semester will be available on the secure ParentPortal beginning Monday, November 13, 2017.
Please see attached letter below for directions on how to access and print the report card.
Dear Winchester Families~
Thank you for another wonderful Fall Social!! We are so fortunate to have so many families donate their energy and time to make this event a success! Thank you to those who put their classroom basket together (they were amazing - again!), to those who purchased or brought in items for the basket, to those of your who dropped off a cake or 2, and to those who took the time to sell tickets during the Social. Thank you to all of you who came early to set up and stayed late to tear down.
Many thanks to Jill Anton for coordinating the Basket Raffle, to Nicole Finkbeiner for organizing the Cake Walk and to Archana Jalpota for all your efforts in getting donations. The following business’ donated to our Social:
Papa John’s Pizza (downtown Northville)
Mrs. Field’s Cookies
Thank you to all the teachers, staff and custodians for working with me for all these years! Winchester is an amazing place because of all of you!
Please use the following link to respond to a quick survey to help us plan for next year!
If you won the Made in Michigan basket presented by Mrs. Borman's class or the Gift Card basket presented by Mrs. Kilgore's class, please send an email with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org for proper raffle documentation.
Reading Resources for Parents
Fall Conference Staff Soup & Salad Luncheon
Winchester teachers and staff do such a wonderful job. To let them know we appreciate all they do the Teacher and Staff Appreciation committee would like to provide a Soup and Salad Lunch for our teachers on Thursday November 16, just prior to conferences. We could certainly use your help in making this luncheon a success. Items can be home-made, or store bought. Items should be delivered to the Staff Lounge by 10:45. Please sign up to bring in an item at the following sign up genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0445aeab2ca13-soup
Fall Conference Sign-Up Genius
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held as follows:
Tuesday, November 14th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, November 16th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM
Thursday, November 16th Evening conferences 4:00-7:00 PM
Friday, November 17th Afternoon conferences 1:00-3:30 PM
The Sign-Up Genius for conferences will close on November 10th at 11:00 PM. Please view the sign up and find a convenient time to meet with your child's teacher using the following link. BE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT TAB FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER!
Please Note: 3rd-5th grade parents, please sign up for a time slot with your child’s homeroom/main classroom teacher only.
Reflections Family Open House
~ Questions about the program ~ Help with entry forms ~
~Idea Sharing ~ Help getting started ~
All the above? Stop in the Art room anytime on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30 - 7:00 or email Tanya at email@example.com
The deadline for all entries is Tuesday November 28th
The Leader in Me - Habit 2
One piece at home that you can do to help your child with Habit 2 is to create a Vision Board. A vision board is a visual representation of their goals and dreams. It acts as a daily reminder to always follow their hearts. To help your child prepare their vision board , follow the steps in the handout attached. A goal setting sheet is also attached for your convenience.
Parent Workshop Series
Raising a Self, Not a Selfie and The Mighty Me Project
YEARBOOK ~ YEARBOOK ~ YEARBOOK
Thank you to everyone who has placed a yearbook order and to all of those who have submitted photos! We are now looking for Halloween and Fall Social Photos. We will accept these until NOVEMBER 30th.
· ORDER your yearbook now and save! See ordering instructions below. All orders must be placed online this year. Early order discounts will end at the end of December.
· SUBMIT your photos for the yearbook. See instructions below.
After School Science
Open registration starts October 23rd for Session 2: Crazy Chemistry-the weekly themes starting the week of 11/27
(K-1st Mondays and 2nd-5th Wednesdays):
*Slippery, Slimy Science
*Edible Kitchen Chemistry
*Bubble, Fizz, Pop!!
*Test Tube Adventures
K-1st grade signup - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester18
2nd-5th grade signup - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0f4ea8aa2ea3ff2-winchester19
See attachments or go to nutsaboutscience.com for more details.
Michigan Department of Education - School Transparency Dashboard
Parents and other caregivers of children from preschool through grade 12 are invited to provide feedback on Michigan’s new, online “transparency dashboard” designed to show the performance of every public school in Michigan, including public school academies. The dashboard is currently under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). It is expected to be made available to the public by early 2018.
The new dashboard will report on more than 20 different factors—or measures—that parents and other stakeholders have said are important to them when evaluating the quality of a school. The survey allows participants to view components of the new dashboard, then answer questions about the way information is presented, the usefulness of certain features, and viewers’ unique interests. The Michigan Department of Education will use survey feedback to help shape the current and future versions of the dashboard so that it is helpful to parents in every community.
- Click the link below (or type the survey URL into your web browser) to access the online survey: surveymonkey.com/r/MDEESSA_Dashboard2017
- Survey details:
- The survey can be completed on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
- The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
- All answers will be confidential.
- Survey must be completed by November 15, 2017.