September 24, 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!
Northville Public Schools Close Contact Quarantine Protocol
NPS has aligned our Close Contact Protocol with the guidance provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) shown here in the School Quarantine Guidance graphic and supported by our local Health Department. This guidance provides multiple pathways for students to remain in school. For a more detailed explanation of this graphic, please see this NPS Close Contact Quarantine Protocol Explained document.
If your child is an identified Close Contact to a positive COVID case, we will contact you and further explain your options of, where possible, keeping your child safely in school.
COVID Safety and Mitigation Plans
As we come together in learning this year, it is important to remember to perform at-home self-monitoring using the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool. This screener serves as a daily reminder that children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (or ANY illness) need to stay home from school. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in using this screener each school day. In addition to the daily screener students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors.
Picture Day is Coming - Wednesday, September 29th.
Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or
Picture Day ID: EVT2D3H93
Northville Civic Concern Drive
They are in need of the following items:
Canned Goods: vegetables, fruit, meat etc.
Household Cleaners and Laundry Detergent
Thank you for helping us show that Winchester is a caring community!
Winchester Outdoor Movie and Food Truck Night Fundraiser!
October 1st and 2nd
Bring your blankets and chairs and come watch a movie with friends on a 25 ft blow up screen on the Winchester playground. The movie was determined by student vote, with the winning movie selected was Raya, The Lost Dragon! (the same movie will be shown on both nights). Tickets are six dollars a piece. Each family member will need one ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the member hub store: https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/store
Food trucks will open at 6:00 pm for dinner items, snacks and desserts. Movie begins promptly at 7:15 pm. Kindly note that the food trucks will close when the movie starts.
Volunteers are needed to help out with Ticket Check-In/Sales. If interested in volunteering, please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e49adac29a6fc1-movie
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Society of Readers
Hooray! The Society of Readers bulletin board is up and ready in the lobby!
SOR minutes for September are due on Friday, October 1st. Please calculate the total number of hours and minutes your student read and complete the section on the bottom of the reading calendar. Your child should bring the reading calendar to school and give it to his/her teacher. Calendars will be accepted through Tuesday, October 5th. Students who read enough to meet their grade level goal and turn in their minutes on time will have their names posted on the SOR bulletin board!
If you have any questions about the SOR program, please contact Mrs. Rush at email@example.com.
Birthday Book Club - Join Today!
Birthday Book Club is back. Please consider joining the 2021/2022 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelope). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!
Lost and Found
Become a Member of the PTA
We need you! The PTA still has a few committee chair/co-chair openings. It is a great way to get involved and meet new people!
Check out the Sign Up Genius for more information:
Do you want to get more involved with Winchester and be part of the fun? The PTA has numerous volunteer opportunities and would love your time and talents! If interested, please check out the available committee positions on this Sign-Up Genius:
Winchesters PTA Membership Drive
Breakfast with a Buddy, March is Reading Month activities and presenting authors, STRIDE/Girls on Run, and the Junior Enrichment Series are just a few of the things that the Winchester PTA provides for its students and families. Will you help us reach our goals? We would like to see the PTA membership skyrocket to 275 members! Please go to https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/ to join today!
Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear
Every Friday is Winchester Spirit Day. Show your Winchester pride by wearing your favorite Winchester shirt!
If you would like to purchase Winchester spirit wear, you can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:
1. Scan the QR code or go online to https://winchesterelementary2021.itemorder.com/
2. Choose your items and add them to your cart
3. Securely checkout with your credit card
Online Store Deadline: Thursday, September 30th, 2021 (11:59pm EDT)
Order your Winchester Elementary Yearbook in our PTA Store! Please order by December 31st to help us accurately determine the full order quantity. Yearbooks are $17 each (includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax). If you’d like to help build our yearbook, please contact the PTA Yearbook Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Pictures for Yearbook
Please submit First Day of School and Heritage Festival pictures by September 30th for yearbook inclusion! The attached file provides details of how to submit pictures at www.images.balfour.com or using the Balfour ImageShare app. Images must be high-resolution .jpg or .png format.
The Yearbook Committee will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used (for example, low picture quality), but we do make every effort to utilize all images. 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.
Calling all girls interested in making friends and having adventures! If you have not already, please fill out the google form below and we will get you more information. Any questions, contact Laura Paredes at email@example.com.
Northville Youth Network (NYN) - Wellness Wednesday Programs
Our October schedule is out and we have some great programming for all ages. These programs are free to all students and pre-registration is required.
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness at Millenium Park for Littles (ages 5-8)
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness at Millennium Park for Tweens (ages 9-12)
The Power of Pressure - What Pressure is, what it looks like and how to harness it for academic, social and athletic success - for Teens (ages 13-18) via zoom
With our elementary aged programs happening in the next 3 weeks, I’m hoping you can share with your Winchester student families via your listserv or school newsletter. I’ve included some info along with a flyer that could be shared. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Come join the Northville Youth Network for a Wellness Wednesday program in October! There is something for all ages (5-18). Programming supports the wellbeing of our youth and is FREE!
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness
October 6th - Littles (ages 5-8)
October 13th - Tweens (ages 9-12)
Exercise your body and mind with a fun and engaging yoga class, while learning about how to be mindful.
The Power of Pressure
October 27th - Teens (ages 13-18)
Learn about the Power of Pressure - what it is, how it affects us, and how we can harness the power of it for social, academic and athletic success.
Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/nynwelless . See the flyer for more details.
Northville Basketball is bringing Andy Secor to town. Andy is one of the best shooting coaches in the state and he will be here on Sunday, Oct 3. He has trained over 1,500 kids, from professionals to all levels of college players/recruits, to 2nd-graders learning to shoot.
Clinics will be offered for 4th through 8th graders at Northville High School.
4th-6th graders - 11:15am-12:45pm Limited to 35-participants
7th-8th graders - 1:00pm-2:30pm Limited to 35-participants
Please see attachment for time, cost and registration information.
TechGirlz - Virtual Python Programming Workshop
This is Sahithy Prattipati. I am a sophomore from Northville High School and would like to introduce you all to the TechGirlz Python Programming Workshop this September 30, 6:30-8:30. TechGirlz is an incredible nonprofit organization that promotes girls to start learning more about the field of tech through these free workshops and camps. Regardless of if students are interested in pursuing technology in the future, interested in a different field, or still exploring different career paths, tech is a growing space on which we all should form at least a basic understanding. The free Python workshop welcomes all girls grades 5-8 to join in and learn the basics of the popular programming language!
Looking forward to introducing students to the Python language! Those interested, see the attached flyer or click on the link below to sign up:
Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions:
- Food Service Assistant: Please visit www.northvilleschools.org click on the "Employment Tab" and select "Current Job Openings" for more information.
- Lunch/Recess Monitor: Please contact the school principal for more information.
- Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Para Educators: Substitute employment opportunities can be found through educational placement services at EDUStaff. Northville Public Schools uses this service for placement of teachers, K-12 Paraprofessionals, Para Educators and Office Support. If you are interested in becoming a Substitute, please visit www.edustaff.org/ or call (877)974-6338 for more information.
Our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30.
Contact us at (248) 465-2400
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