Winchester Weekly

November 15, 2019

Upcoming Key Dates

November 15: Report Cards Viewable in MiStar

November 20: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 21: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

November 22: HALF DAY - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

November 23: Harlem Wizards 7pm @ NHS (*see below*)

November 27: HALF DAY - Thanksgiving recess
(Dismissal at 12:15 pm)

December 2: Roller Skating Party 6-8pm @ Skatin Station

December 6: Dad's Dine & Dash

(K-2nd 11:50am-12:10pm)

(3rd-5th 12:15pm-12:35pm)

Winchester’s fall book fair ~ November 18-22!

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Project Night Night Charity of Michigan.

Project Night Night provides packages to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who are in need of childhood essentials to use as a source of security and increase exposure to high-quality literacy materials during a time of upheaval.


VOLUNTEER ARE NEEDED for this event. Winchester looks forward to this opportunity to help children in need! Successful book fairs run on the help of parent volunteers! PLEASE sign up to help using the link below!


Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d48adac2f4-winchester

Winchester Dads Club Update

Calling All Dads! The Winchester Dragons Dad's Club is looking for all interested dads to join in and continue activities such as the Dad’s Dine and Dash, Daddy-Daughter Dance, cleanup projects and more.


The first Dad’s Dine and Dash is Friday Dec 6th. This is a great chance to share lunch and laughs with your little ones. Bring your lunch and plan on eating with your child at the following times:


K-2nd Grade ~ 11:50am -12:10pm

3rd-5th Grade ~ 12:15pm-12:35pm


Be sure to give yourself time to sign in before heading to the cafeteria to eat. Restaurants in the area may have longer lines due to the event, please plan accordingly, or pack your lunch and save time!


If you can't make this Dine and Dash a second one is scheduled on Friday, May 8th.


Anyone wanting to learn about and join the Dad’s group, please use one of the links below to contact us:


FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2712983652066219/

Email: winchesterdadsclub@gmail.com

Habit 2: At home Activity

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Got Socks!!

Winchester’s Brownie Troop will be accepting donations of SOCKS this holiday season. Any size, any style, please give. The collection box is located in our schools lobby through Wednesday, December 4th. Northville Civic Concern will receive the socks the first weekend of December. We hope you can support our girls, as we know there are other opportunities to give this holiday season.


Thank you kindly, Your 2nd Brownie Troop 40603

Toys For Tots

As part of their community service activities, our first grade Girl Scout daisy troop #40239 is expanding their efforts to support Toys for Tots this year by putting a donation box in our school starting Monday, November 4th. All Winchester families are welcome to join them by making a donation of unopened and unwrapped toys to those children in need. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

HARLEM WIZARDS vs. MUSTANG MADNESS Basketball - Sat. Nov. 23rd!

The Harlem Wizards are returning to Northville High School, with their unique brand of TRICKS, HOOPS and ALLEY OOPS!! Join the fun on Saturday, November 23rd at 7 pm in the Northville High School gym.


Tickets are on sale now at https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/15170

Court Side Plus Seats and Reserved Seats are limited and going fast!


See the Harlem Wizards play the Mustang Madness team, made up of teachers, principals and coaches from the Northville Public Schools. We will have a raffle for a Detroit Pistons Practice Shirt signed by Andre Drummond, Concessions open for the evening, and plenty of entertainment.


And if you purchase a Wizards jersey for your child, he or she can be a Wiz Kid, warm up with the Wizards and participate in the show!

It promises to be a great night! Don't miss the fun!!

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Winchester Spirit Wear - Winter 2019

It's spirit wear time. Please use the following link to order - Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear Winter 2019. You can also check the attachment below for ordering information.


FYI, the sales deadline is December 12 and orders will be delivered directly to school around January 15.

Box Tops Results

The results are in! This fall we collected over $400 worth of Box Tops. The top earning classes were Mr. Likpe's fifth grade class, Mrs. Linton and Mrs. Gilleltte's third grade classes. The winning classes have won a treat, that will be available in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who participated in this important fundraiser. Keep collecting for our final Box Top contest of the school year, February 10-21.


Also, changes are coming to the way the Box Tops program works. Traditional Box Tops are being phased out and replaced with the new Digital Box Top. To clip a digital Box Top, parents will need to download the Box Top app and scan store receipts within 14 days of purchase. Shopping online? Once you create your Box Top account you can forward an email copy of your receipt that contains a Box Top product to receipts@boxtops4education.com. Earnings will then be automatically sent to Winchester. Any questions email Erin at estachur@gmail.com

50/50 CASH FOR COLLEGE RAFFLE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Ever thought of what you could do with an extra $25,000*? Take a chance at making it come true my purchasing a raffle ticket for the Northville Educational Foundation's Cash for College Raffle! Proceeds from the raffle benefit Northville's 7,400+ students! Tickets are one for $50 or three for $100. The drawing will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019. You need not be present to win. For further details or to purchase you tickets, visit www.SupportNEF.org. *If less than 1,500 tickets are not sold, prize will revert to a 50/50 drawing.
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Donate Your Old Halloween Costumes

All kids should have the opportunity to enjoy Halloween with a costume that they love. The Matrix Human Services in Detroit provides a safe trick or treat environment for children in Detroit. They accept used Halloween costumes so the children in need have a costume to wear during their Harvest Fest each year. Your donation this year will support the Harvest Fest in 2020. If you have a costume you no longer need, you can place it in the box in the front entrance foyer of the school. Your donation will help provide a costume for a child in need next year!

Parents At Lunch (PALS)

PAL is a PTA-sponsored program that provides support at lunch from 11:45 am -12:35 pm daily. This is a great opportunity to be present in school for your child, while providing valuable support for students and lunch staff.


Please consider volunteering!. You can sign up for lower or upper elementary lunchtimes or both and volunteer as often as you would like beginning September 16, 2019. IChat forms are required and they take some time to process, so please submit forms as soon as possible. The form is attached for your convenience.


Please use the following sign-up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-winchester3 Thank you!

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