Winchester Weekly

January 12, 2018

Upcoming Key Dates

January 15: No School - MLK Day

January 17: Cookie Day

January 23: Credit Union Deposit Day

January 26: Half Day - End of Card Marking

January 30: Roller Skating @ Skatin' Station 6-8pm

February 2: Mother Son Bowling @ Novi Bowl 5:30-8pm

February 3: Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8:30pm

Winchester students honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy

There will be no school on Monday, January 15th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The district-wide theme for this year’s student activities and initiatives is the Dr. King quote:


“Whatever Your Life’s Work Is, Do It Well”


Winchester staff and students will take part in a school-wide assembly featuring a one-man living history production to introduce students to Dr. King. The program will travel through time with the important characters and events surrounding Dr. King’s life and will be expressed through song, poetry, and powerful oration. Students will see how Dr. King’s life and ideals were molded through a life-long commitment to freedom and equality and a belief that non-violence is the only effective way to battle social injustice and inequality. Students have also been working on decorating a figure to represent themselves in their future careers, as well as writing a short description of what they would like to do and why. The completed figures are hanging in the school's hallways outside classrooms.

Lost and Found

We have a lot of items in our Lost and Found and WE PLAN TO DONATE THESE ITEMS AT THE END OF JANUARY. We encourage students and parents to check our lost and found before the end of the month.

Congratulations Nicole Bolt and Kayla Linton - NEF Innovative Grant Recipients


$748.45 was awarded to Kayla Linton & Nicole Bolt, for the Brain Building with Keva Planks project.

Description: By introducing keva planks into the classroom, student learning will be enhanced with hands-on, creative thinking, brain building activities. From a visual representation, students create a 3D image using building blocks. Physically manipulating the blocks provides a foundation for understanding quantities, equality and geometry, and can be utilized by students of all levels and learning backgrounds.



NEF is very excited to report that for the 2017-18 school year, 43 teachers and 22 projects across the district were awarded Innovative Grants, totaling $29,571. Since 2010, the Northville Educational Foundation has awarded over $165,000 in Innovative Grant funding to NPS teachers. This is made possible through generous contributions from Teachers and Staff, Parents and Community. When there is support, Innovative Grants and other impactful programming is possible!





Fundraising on behalf of NPS students and educators continues. Information about ways to give may be found at http://www.supportNEF.org/WAYS-TO-GIVE.html

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Thank you for your continued support of the Winchester School Library!

Thanks to your generosity, the proceeds earned from the Fall Scholastic Book Fair is being used to purchase books for our Media Center. We are excited to add additional books to the library collection!


Parents have recently inquired if we would accept book donations to enhance our library book collection. Yes, we will graciously accept book donations of gently used or new books! Book donations can be dropped off in the main office.


The Book Collection is also enhanced through our birthday book club program!

Meads Mill Blood Drive

Meads Mill Middle School and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please consider joining their lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! See the flyer below for details.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) and STRIDE for boys – COACHES NEEDED!

This spring we will be bringing back our running club to Winchester for the 3rd year in a row! It will be after school from 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm for 2 days out of the week for 6 weeks. Then at the end there is a 5k (3.5-mile run). The program is ONLY for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders.


We need a couple of mom coaches for the girls and dad coaches for the boys!! Yes! Dads too!


Coaching is not hard, there is a curriculum to follow out of a book, games to play that are easily explained and you do NOT have to be a runner to coach! A lot of the kids have never run before! You just have to be a parent of a 3-5th grader who wants to help mentor our kids into better health and positive attitudes!


Every year we have an overwhelming response to this program and space is limited - coaches will be chosen first if they have helped previously with GOTR/STRIDE or have experience and then whoever is first to respond by email after that.


We will NOT be opening registration for the kids now. There will be link in the weekly in once we get everything is set up so look out for that! There is no need to email us now to try to reserve a spot for your child as it's all done thru the YMCA website.


Interested in coaching this season? Send us an email to hold your spot ASAP! melissa.a.heinen@gmail.com


Winchester Health and Wellness Committee, Melissa Heinen & Elisabeth Deller

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an enhancement to the math and science curriculum taught here at Winchester. It is open to 3rd – 5th students and gives them the opportunity to explore the various science based topics listed below with a group of other interested students. We need the support of interested parents & students to make this wonderful program work. The program is run by volunteers who coach each Science Olympiad event. Your student may join as many events/topics as they would like for a one-time supply fee of $30. See attached flyer for more information and sign up form.

Mother Son Bowling

Lanes are filling fast, but a handful are still available for Mother Son Bowling Night on Friday, February 2. To claim your spot, register online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d49adaa29abf94-winchester.


After registering, return payment to school along with the attached form. The event will likely sell out so don’t delay. If you have any questions, email stefaniedenby@gmail.com.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The annual Winchester Elementary School Daddy Daughter Dance is on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. We are now taking registrations for the dance. Please see attached flyer for details and registration information.


Registrations can be turned in to the Winchester Elementary School office, given to your child's teacher or mailed to Michael Jasperson, 42505 Bradner Road, Northville, MI 48168. Hope to see you at the dance!

Cookie Day

Our next Cookie Day is December 13th! 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.

YEARBOOK ~ YEARBOOK ~ YEARBOOK


· ORDER your yearbook now. All orders must be placed online this year. See ordering instructions below.


· SUBMIT your photos for the yearbook. See instructions below.


Contact Erika Eloff at eleloff@icloud.com or Jean Sterioff at jean.sterioff@gmail.com

Outside Recess

Children will go outside for recess every day unless the wind chill is below 0 (zero) degrees. Please help your child remember to wear a warm coat and bring gloves, hat, scarf and boots so that recess will be an enjoyable time outdoors!

Communication Protocol

We believe communication is the key to helping all of our students be successful at Winchester. All staff members at Winchester are here to support you and your child. Please know that we continue to monitor each and every student's progress as a team. If you have a concern about your child, we ask that you contact your child's teacher first as they will have the most up to date information regarding your child including their strengths and needs.


Thank you for being an integral part of your child's education. We greatly appreciate it!

PAL (Parents at Lunch)

The Jan. through June Parents at Lunch sign up genius has been created! Please consider volunteering during lunchtime. Please use the following link to sign up. Thank you!!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49adaf28a75-winchester


*Must have an approved iChat form on file to volunteer*

Lunch Menu

Office Hours

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


Contact us at (248) 465-2400

Website: http://winchester.northvilleschools.org/

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