Winchester Weekly

October 8, 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 10th : PTA Movie Night

October 22nd-24th : PTA Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 29th: Northville Township Police - Trunk or Treat

WINCHESTER MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER REDO

The Saturday, October 2nd, movie night has been rescheduled to this Sunday, October 10th. Kona Ice will be available starting at 6pm and the movie will start promptly at 7pm. We are still hoping to secure another food truck, so stay tuned. Please be sure to check-in at the table on the basketball court to pick up your bracelets. You may want to bring chairs, blankets, bug spray, and a flashlight. Come in your comfy clothes and wrap up the weekend with Raya and the Last Dragon. All tickets from October 2nd will be honored. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

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

BIG INCENTIVE!

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!

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INVEST IN YOUR CHILD! MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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! https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/

WINCHESTER PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

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 https://winchesterpta.memberhub.com/ and join today! Thank you to everyone that has already joined! We are getting closer!

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HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

The Halloween Scavenger Hunt is back on October 22nd-24th! We are looking for ten Halloween loving families to volunteer and help make the event successful. If you are interested, you will need to set up a decoration, object, etc. that would normally be out of place in your Halloween outdoor display. For example, you may have a pink flamingo in your front yard or a Santa on your porch. All decorations will need to be well lit and visible from the road. If you are interested, please complete the sign-up genius link below, and then submit a picture of your scavenger hunt item to winchesterptapresident@gmail.com.

To be a house on the scavenger hunt, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DA5AB28A7FD0-halloween

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Birthday Book Club - Join Today!

Birthday Book Club is back. Please consider joining the 2021/2022 Birthday Book Club by completing and returning the attached flyer (also sent home in your student’s Monday envelope). Your donation is used to purchase new books for the Media Center. During your student’s birthday month, a book plate with your student’s name will be placed in the book they select and they get to be the first to read it! Thank you for helping our library to grow!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HN-ss9dXLCAOHIIn7qrSFDHY3wAz99wZJm8464IJx6g/edit?usp=sharing


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

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


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

Where: 41600 Six MIle Road, Northville

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

Registration Deadline: October 22nd

Participating vehicles are asked to arrive by 5:30 PM (Candy provided)


Wear your costumes!


Click on the image below to access the event flyer!

Winchester Elementary Spirit Wear

Every Friday is Winchester Spirit Day. Show your Winchester pride by wearing your favorite Winchester shirt!


If you would like to purchase Winchester spirit wear, you can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:


1. Scan the QR code or go online to https://winchesterelementary2021.itemorder.com/

2. Choose your items and add them to your cart

3. Securely checkout with your credit card


Online Store Deadline: Thursday, September 30th, 2021 (11:59pm EDT)

Yearbook

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 winchestermiyearbook@gmail.com.


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 https://studio.balfour.com/ezpix/ 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 13th

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness at Millennium Park Pavillion for Tweens (ages 9-12)

Exercise your body and mind with a fun and engaging yoga class, while learning about how to be mindful.

Bring a yoga mat or blanket. This workshop is held outdoors rain or shine.


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 bit.ly/nynwelless . 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 www.northvilleschools.org 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 www.edustaff.org/ 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

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

Follow us on Twitter: @ WinchesterElem

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