October 23, 2020
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
October 23: Scavenger Hunt Begins (*see details below*)
October 25: Scavenger Hunt Ends
November 3: No School - Teacher Professional Day
November 7: Follett Book Fair Starts (*see details below*)
November 11: PTA Meeting - Virtual @ 7 pm
November 25: Half Day - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins (*dismissal at 12:15 pm*)
Marvel Mondays/Spirit Wear Fridays
On Mondays, be sure to wear your favorite super hero shirt.
And on Fridays, show your school spirit and wear Winchester colors.
Picking Up your child early from school
COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool
The Wayne County Health Department has UPDATED the Student Symptom Screening Tool including an additional question (Headache and/or Sore Throat) and clarification on the two last questions on the form to refer to students only. You can access the updated form by clicking on the following link: COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool
The District FAQs have been updated with the following information:
Health & Safety ProtocolsUPDATED Will students be temperature screened before entering the school building? Parents are required to check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed the NPS COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool (updated 10.16.2020) and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms or conditions listed. If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you must keep your child home from school. It is essential that this process be done daily with integrity and fidelity as modeled in this Daily Screening Public Service Announcement. Temperature checks at school may be instituted periodically as appropriate.
Communication with your child's teacher is key
Get Ready, Get Set....
It's Scavenger Hunt Time!
HALLOWEEN DRIVE-THRU SCAVENGER HUNT LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE
Calling all ghosts, goblins and dragons (of course!) it's finally time for the Halloween Drive-Thru Scavenger Hunt!
Print off the attached PDF and find the items on the Scavenger Hunt list. Email your completed (or semi completed, partially completed lists work too) to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 10/25 at 9:30 pm. Teachers will have a list of participating students to award prizes to on Monday morning when they return to school. Virtual students will receive prizes with their materials pick up.
When you submit your completed list - please list students first and last name and grade in your email.
If you have any questions reach out to Caroline Keros, PTA President at email@example.com.
Calling All Superhero readers, It’s Book fair time!
This year Winchester will be having its first online book fair! Since the fair is online, you’ll have two weeks to view and purchase books.
E-fair dates: Saturday November 7th - Saturday november 21st
Please click on the link below to take you directly to Winchester’s online book fair
You’ll need Winchester’s E-fair code: ZWWY2
On our follett e-fair, If you would like to buy a book for your teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to view your teacher’s wish list of books. Teacher wish lists are located on the left side of the screen under the home icon.
All book orders will be delivered to the school and will be passed out to the students. For our virtual students, we will have a scheduled day
Dress appropriately for the weather
The weather is quickly changing and is a bit cooler each day/week. It is important that your child be dressed appropriately when they come to school each day so they are prepared to participate in not only PE but also outside brain breaks and recesses.
2020-2021 Winchester Yearbook Orders
Winchester Elementary Yearbooks are now available to order! Please order by December 31st to help us accurately determine the full order quantity. Yearbooks are $17 each (plus the Balfour site adds a $1 handling fee per transaction). This includes shipping to the school and MI sales tax. Full details of how to order are in the attached file. The yearbook will include all Winchester students (in-person and virtual). Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Pictures for Yearbook
Please submit First Day of School pictures, Winchester PTA Drive-in Movie pictures, and any other school activity pictures (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nuts About Science, etc.) for yearbook inclusion. Details of how to submit pictures are in the attached file. Images need to be high-resolution and in JPEG format.
The Yearbook Committee will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. Some pictures we are not able to use due to low picture quality, but we do make every effort to utilize all submissions. 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. We welcome pictures from in-person and virtual students.
MORNING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Do you have a few minutes in the morning to help out at the school? We are looking for a few parent volunteers each day to monitor students as they are headed to their entrance doors. Volunteers will greet students, remind them to keep distance between other children, and make sure they get to their entrance doors!
Volunteers will need to have an updated ICHAT form (for this school year), distance on school grounds and wear a mask.
Please email your completed form and a copy of your driver's license to Deb Obsniuk at email@example.com.
If you are interested in helping out, please sign up for a slot using Sign Up Genius.
If you sign up, a brief meeting will be held with Kelly Lindsay, Principal to go over the procedures.