Winchester Elementary

May 21, 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

May 31: No School - Memorial Day

June 8: Credit Union Deposit Day

June 17: Half Day - Last Day of School

Civic Concern Donations

May is Winchester's month to help Civic Concern with food collection.
The most needed items are as follows:


Non-Sweetened Cereal

Macaroni and Cheese

Sides - pasta/rice-a-roni, etc.

Canned meat

WINCHESTER PARTNERS WITH GLEANERS – ANNUAL CEREAL DRIVE

Several years ago Christian Peck-Dimit, a Northville High School student, began a project to partner with Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit on behalf of one of the elementary schools and NHS. Christian knew that over 300,000 children in our metro area live with food insecurity. Many of these children rely on school lunches for the bulk of their nutritional needs each day. The cereal drive began because cereal is fortified, easy to eat, shelf stable, and something most children can serve themselves.


Christian is now an NPS graduate, and his brother Gabriel Peck-Dimit, is taking the lead, working with Gleaners, supported by Christian. We could not be prouder to watch these compassionate young men step up to organize and lead a project that now includes all Northville Public Schools.


We are asking each Winchester student to bring a box of cereal to school between May 24 and May 28 this year. Gleaners will send a truck to pick up our cereal. We have set a goal for 400 boxes of cereal. Some of the cereal collected will go to local food banks, including Civic Concern.


About Gleaners Community Food Bank

Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to more than 500 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies throughout southeast Michigan. Each year, Gleaners distributes more than 45 million pounds of food to neighbors in need. This results in an average of 100,000 meals distributed each day to families in need across our region. Gleaners also provides nourishing food and nutrition education to more than 200,000 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 92 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs. Visit gcfb.org to learn more.

Thank you for your generosity.

The Leader in Me Parent Survey

Each year we survey our families to help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, develop improvement plans, and monitor progress using the Measurable Results Assessment. The MRA is a rigorously developed tool used to annually collect, analyze, and report student, staff, and school-level outcomes related to the focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. Please click here to take a few minutes to take the survey to help us to continue to grow as a school community! We ask you to complete the survey by Friday, May 28th. Thank you in advance for your time.

Pfizer Vaccine @ NHS SIGN-UP - Ages 12 and Up

Northville Public Schools, in coordination with the Wayne County Health Department, is hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Site at Northville High School on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for all individuals (adults and children) age 12 and up. (Registrants will automatically be scheduled for the second dose three weeks later on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at NHS).


If you have not already signed up and would like to reserve a spot for yourself and/or all eligible members of your household, please click here: NHS 5/22/2021 COVID Vaccine Site REGISTRATION FORM. Feel free to share this registration link to friends and family members outside of NPS. All are welcome!


ONLY SUBMIT THIS REGISTRATION FORM ONE TIME. If you have already received this link and completed your registration, you are already registered and your spot(s) are reserved!


Important Covid Update for Schools

CDC recently released guidance on the ability of fully vaccinated people to resume pre-pandemic activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and work place guidance. This guidance has raised questions for schools about how to proceed in the current school year. CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.


Recommendation for continuation with these prevention strategies is based on

  • Students will not be fully vaccinated by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Youth under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination. Youth between the ages of 12 and 15 became eligible for vaccination on May 12, 2021. Because people are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, students in this age group will not be fully vaccinated before the end of current school year.
  • The time needed for schools to make systems and policy adjustments. Systems and policy adjustments may be required for schools to change mask requirements for students and staff while continuing to ensure the safety of unvaccinated populations.


PLEASE CONTINUE COVID REPORTING TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

It is important that families continue to report to your child's school attendance office and/or principal's office if anyone in your household is a presumed or positive COVID case, if your child has been in close contact with a presumed or positive COVID case, or if your child is being tested for or is COVID positive. Our COVID Response Team, in coordination with our school nurse and the Wayne County Health Department, are ready to support you through the reporting and necessary quarantine requirement process.


CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE UPDATE

As you may be aware, the Wayne County Health Department has adjusted the quarantine requirements for students identified as being a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case to 10 days (from the previous requirements of 14). Parents should continue to monitor their child for symptoms and not send them to school where symptoms are present. Additionally, if your child has had COVID-19 in the past 5 months (evidenced by a positive PCR), quarantine is not required. We began following these new requirements immediately and notified all families where an identified close contact quarantine could be shortened under these new rules.


The NPS Covid Response Team along with the Health Department will continue to monitor any outbreaks and all other cases. The NPS COVID-19 Dashboard lists the up-to-date COVID-19 data for Northville Public Schools, and includes a link to the more detailed, school-specific NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report.

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Order Your Yearbook Now!



Last chance to order your student's yearbook! Less than 20 remain available! Current price is $20.


All orders must be placed online. Detailed online ordering instructions are below.

*Price includes shipping to school and MI sales tax. A $1 handling fee (per transaction) is added by Balfour.

1. Go to www.balfour.com.

2. Input “Winchester Elementary School”, then “Search”.

3. Select “Winchester Elementary School, Northville, MI” from the drop-down menu.

4. Click on “Yearbook Products & Ads”.

5. Input Student First Name, Student Last Name, and Grade.

6. Click on “Shop for this student”.

7. Select “Yearbook Only” and click "Get Started".

8. Select student's teacher.

9. Adjust the quantity as needed (if ordering for more than one child, click "Keep Shopping"

after Step 11 to "Add Another Student").

10. Click “Add to Cart”.

11. Click on the shopping cart in the top right-hand corner.

12. Click “Checkout”.

13. Enter your email address to check out as Guest (or click on “My Account” in upper righthand

corner to login to an existing account or to create an account).

14. Select Payment Method:

If Credit Card, enter your billing information and click “Place Order”

If PayPal, select “Continue to PayPal”

15. Review Order and click on “Place Order”.

** All yearbooks will be delivered to the school **

Contact the Winchester PTA Yearbook Committee at winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

The online store for school supplies is Open!

If you're interested in ordering your school supplies online, click on the link http://www.schooltoolbox.com to get started. Place your order online and it will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing any items from the teacher approved list. Your online store will be open through the summer to shop from your homes.


Orders leave warehouse within 10 days of ordering. If you ordered last year, you can log back in using your current username and password. If you have any trouble logging in you can use your email address as your username and easily reset your password. If anyone needs any help please feel free to reach out to Kristy Kowalec - gkrikow@gmail.com.

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Middle School Dance Team Auditions

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Northville Youth Football Cheerleading

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Office Hours

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


Contact us at (248) 465-2400

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

Follow us on Twitter: @ WinchesterElem

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