Winchester Elementary

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

We can no longer have students wait in the office. If your child is being picked up early, they must remain in their classroom until you arrive. Please ring the buzzer by the front doors and we will call your child down at that time.

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 Protocols

UPDATED 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.
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Lunch Orders can be placed not only daily but weekly or monthly. If you are placing your order daily, IT MUST BE PLACED BY 9 AM IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LUNCH FOR YOUR CHILD.

Communication with your child's teacher is key

Our school days' are much different now. We can not express how important it is for you to communicate with your child's teacher via email. Please try to refrain from calling the office to contact teachers or leave messages for teachers.

Get Ready, Get Set....

It's Scavenger Hunt Time!


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 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

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


Winchester's E-Flyer

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

Each year the Physical Education staff look for ways to take students outside during their PE classes. In an effort to get students outside as much as possible this year, they will continue these efforts.

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

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.


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

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.


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Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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