Winchester Weekly

October 22, 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

October 22nd-24th : PTA Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 26th: Student run Credit Union Grand Opening

October 29th: Halloween Parade 2:15 PM

November 2nd: Election Day. No school for students

November 3rd: Winchester PTA Meeting

Halloween Scavenger Hunt 2021

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Can you find me? I could be hiding at any of the homes on the Winchester Scavenger Hunt Trail! (see pdf below). Every time you find an object on this sheet be sure to write it down on the trail sheet. Turn the trail sheet in to your teacher on Monday for a Winchester decal sticker!

Halloween Costumes and Parade

Please follow these guidelines when planning your child's costume:

  • Students should be able to wear their costume all day or put it on over their clothes. They will not be able to go to the bathroom and change.
  • Please make sure the costume is weather appropriate (students will go outside for recess)
  • Students are responsible for their costumes not causing a problem during learning time.
  • Face make-up, hairspray, etc. must be applied at home.
  • No fake weapons of any kind are allowed at school.
  • No fake blood and no scary costumes (if it would scare a kindergartener, please don’t wear it!)

We will be holding our Halloween Parade on the school playground on Friday, October 29th at 2:15 PM. Parents are invited to attend the parade and are asked to stay behind the pylons on the grassy area of the playground and remain distanced from students. Students will be coming through by classroom. A parade route will be sent home early next week via email.
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Big Incentive for our Winchester students: If the PTA reaches the Invest in Your Child goal by November 1st the students will have a visit from the Kona Ice Truck. Please consider supporting our school!

Why should you support the Invest in Your Child Fundraiser? It is through generous donations from you that the Winchester PTA is able to provide:

* Movie Nights

* Holiday Scavenger Hunts

* Junior Enrichment Series (JES) enriching and interactive

presentations provided to students during the school day

* Teacher Stipends

* Field Day

* March is Reading Month activities and guest authors

* Math Pentathlon

* Health and Wellness (Girls on the Run/STRIDE)

* Yearbook

* Paper Bound Student Directory (only provided to PTA members)

* Mother/Son Bowling

* Breakfast with a Buddy

The 2021-2022 goal for the Invest In Your Child Fundraiser is $9,000. We are more than ½ there! Will you help the us reach our goal? Please go to MemberHub and contribute to Invest in Your Child!

Nuts about Science

The next session of Nuts About Science is just around the corner!

Theme: Freaky Fun Physics

Registration starts November 1st at 8am and closes November 15th at 11pm

Classes Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 (Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, Jan 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

Space is limited and fills up quickly!!

More information visit:

Any questions contact
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Thank you for our New Soccer Nets!

Thank you to Mrs. Jalpota, Mrs. Wiest, and the Winchester Dad's Club for all their time and energy to secure funding for our brand new soccer goals/nets that were finally installed on the playground this week. As a result of their vision and determination the following organizations, businesses, and individuals generously made contributions that allowed us to install two regulation-sized soccer goals/nets on the Winchester playground!

Winchester Dad's Club

Community Financial

Excel Orthodontics

Sellers Buick GMC


Buffalo Wild Wings

Premier Pet Supply

Mike Miller

Patti Mullen

Northville Lumber

Pictured below: Mrs. Jalpota - PTA Committee Co-Chair, Mrs. Wiest - PTA Committee Co-Chair, Mrs. Lindsay, Principal, and Mr. Moore - Dad's Club President

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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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Northville Public Schools COVID-19 Testing Site

Northville Public Schools (NPS) announces a new partnership with RAPIDBIO to provide the NPS community a reliable and convenient COVID-19 testing site on campus.

As part of the NPS CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE PROTOCOL and in partnership with RAPIDBIO, all Northville students, staff and families are eligible to make a COVID-19 test appointment at this priority testing site:

NPS COVID-19 Testing Site Location:

Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville MI 48168 (Main Entrance)

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Appointment Link:

Northville Public Schools/RAPIDBIO Appointment Link
(select Northville School District under Location options)

We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to partner with RAPIDBIO to provide our community with a priority test site on our high school campus allowing our students and staff to remain in school and continue to discover a World of Possibilities.

(Additional testing resources can be found at NPS COVID-19 Testing Resources.)

(NPS ON CAMPUS COVID-19 Testing Site)

Winchester PTA


We need YOU! Have you joined the PTA? We are doing a membership drive! We want to reach 275 members by November 1st. Please go to and join today! Thank you to everyone that has already joined! We are getting closer!

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Save the Date!

Winchester PTA Meeting on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. Join us in person to learn what the PTA is up to and tour the new media center!

Overbooked 2.0

Join us as we launch Overbooked 2.0, a quarterly book club co-hosted by a Northville personality. We are excited to announce that Joe Reimann, the new principal at Moraine Elementary, will be our inaugural host for our discussion on the book Why We Sleep, a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn about as well as share their own family sleep strategies that support healthy sleep habits.

November 18th from 7-8pm at the Northville Community Center

No registration necessary

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Northville Township Police Department Trunk or Treat

** Event location has changed, please see update information below.

Northville Township Police Department is hosting a FREE Trunk or Treat event!

When: Friday, October 29th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Northville High School 45700 Six Mile Road, Northville

Register by emailing: MBROWN@TWP.NORTHVILLE.MI.US

Registration Deadline: October 22nd

Participating vehicles: arrive by 5:30 PM

Please provide a sealed bag of candy to pass out.

Wear your costumes!

Click on the image below to access the event flyer!


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 Skatin' Station and Movie Night pictures by October 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.

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Northville Youth Network (NYN) - Wellness Wednesday Programs

Come join the Northville Youth Network for a Wellness Wednesday program in October! Programming supports the wellbeing of our youth and is FREE!

October 27th for Teens (ages 13-18) via zoom - "The Power of Pressure'.

Pressure is all around us, in our sport, in school, socially and in life. The program will explore what pressure 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.

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Friday Pizza

If your child would like an extra slice of pizza or any other lunch item, it will be an extra $1.75. Please pay through Parent Connect.

Absences and Lunch

If your child is going to be absent for the day and they normally have a school lunch, please remember to cancel your order by 8.30am, via Nutrislice.

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!

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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Office Hours

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

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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