Winchester Weekly

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!

Upcoming Key Dates

September 29: Picture Day!

October 1st: Outdoor Movie Night

October 2nd: Outdoor Movie Night

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.

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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.

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Picture Day is Coming - Wednesday, September 29th.

Order before Picture Day on with your Student's School ID or

Picture Day ID: EVT2D3H93

Northville Civic Concern Drive

Northville Civic Concern can use our help! We are running a drive to help support Civic Concern the last week of September. Boxes will be at all of our entrances so students can drop off their donations.

They are in need of the following items:

  • Canned Goods: vegetables, fruit, meat etc.

  • Soup

  • Cereal

  • Baby Products

  • Paper Products

  • 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:

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:

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Society of Readers

Hooray! The Society of Readers bulletin board is up and ready in the lobby!

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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

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

We have several jackets and sweatshirts that are going outside for recess or to PE and not returning with your child when they go back to class. It is extremely helpful if you label your child's items, especially coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, boots, lunch boxes, and water bottles. This ensures your child gets their items back in a timely fashion! Thank you for your assistance!

Winchester PTA

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:!/showSignUp/60b094da5ab28a7fd0-winchester

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:!/showSignUp/60b094da5ab28a7fd0-winchester

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 to join today!
When you register for the PTA please consider donating to Winchester's Invest in Your Child fundraiser! This is Winchester's PTA's largest fundraiser and helps provide the school with so many valuable programs.
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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

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

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 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.

Girl Scouts!

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

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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.

October 6th

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness at Millenium Park for Littles (ages 5-8)

October 13th

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness at Millennium Park for Tweens (ages 9-12)

October 27th

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 . See the flyer for more details.

Northville Basketball

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

Hello all!

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:


Sahithy Prattipati

Northville Public Schools is hiring the following part-time positions:

  • Food Service Assistant: Please visit 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 or call (877)974-6338 for more information.
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Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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