Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weekly Blog 4/18

Dear Wines Families,

Just a couple of items this week.

Auction Thanks!!!
Our auction last Saturday evening was a great time and a tremendous success. I want to thank everyone who was able to attend the event and I want to thank everyone who volunteered their time that evening. I want to give special thanks to Tracie Clarke, Amy Holland, and Shannon Stewart for working all year to make the event such a success. We also want to thank Jon and Frances Carlson for allowing us to use the fantastic space at Null!

Art Night is May 17!
We hope to see you at our annual Art Night on May 17

Please Use the Crosswalk
As we all know, we have lots of traffic before and after school. I want to ask that everyone who parks and walks their children in or out of the front of the building to please utilize the crosswalk at the front of the building. A number of parents cross close to their car rather than the walk and this not only has a disruptive effect on the flow of the line, it creates an extremely dangerous situation. Also, just a reminder that students are NEVER allowed to use the crosswalk unaccompanied by an adult. Thank you!

Class Placement 2018/19
Please look for our annual parent input form for class placement in next week’s weekly message. Believe it or not, we are making plans for next September!! In the form, you can let us know if your child is not returning to Wines. If you know your child is not returning, please feel free to email Robin Moore now at


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Weekly Blog 4/11

Dear Wines Families,
Lots of information today.

Wines Auction: Saturday Night!
The auction is this Saturday. We have some amazing items this year such as VIP tickets to see U2, a signed basketball by CBS Sports Coach of the Year, John Beilein, a week escape to Pleasant Lake, and many more.  The complete Auction Book was sent out yesterday. 

Reminder, pre-order auction tickets online and save $10. Online tickets can be purchased at Online tickets can be purchased until midnight Thursday.

Wines Times
The April Wines Times can be found below. Please take a moment tor read all the news from our PTO!

Special Friday Hot Lunch
Chartwells has organized a special promotion for hot lunch on Friday. There is a movie theme related to the new Winnie the Pooh movie. Below is the special menu:

Chicken Tenders w/ Pooh's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce\
Rabbits Honey Glazed Carrots
Fruits and Veggies from Rabbits Garden Patch (Fruit and Veggie Bar)
Hundred Acre Hummus Wrap
Eeyore's Grumpy Grape Juice
Pooh Bear's Popcorn

If your child is planning on eating hot lunch on Friday, classroom teacher will be taking a count on Thursday in class.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Weekly Blog 4/4

Dear Wines Families,
I hope everyone had a nice spring break last week. Our family was able to get to warmer weather and now find ourselves back in winter…
Here is the news for the week.

Wines Auction: Next Saturday April 14!!
The Wines “off site” auction takes places next Saturday, April 14th at Null Tap House in Dexter. This is wonderful adult Wines event and I hope you can join us for an evening of fun and support for our school. Tickets are on sale now online at:

As with all Wines events—on site or off site—we need volunteers to make the night a success. Below is a link to sign up to help at the Auction. We need you!!

Reminder: New Security Measures Begin Thursday
As I outlined earlier this week, beginning tomorrow, our doors will be locked at all times. Our childcare staff will respond to the bell from 7:00 AM until approximately 8:45 when our office staff takes over and the childcare staff will again respond beginning at approximately 4:30. While this is an important step for safety, it will take some getting used to before and after school. Please be patient with as we get accustomed to the new system.

Climate survey
Yesterday you should have received an email from Dr. Swift asking families to fill out the annual climate survey. I encourage you to take a few minutes to fill this out as it provides us great information on the things we are doing well and our areas for continued growth.

Robotics Competition
AAPS Elementary students are rising to the occasion to compete in an Elementary District Wide Robotics Competition. Students will be using the VEX IQ kits to compete in moving blocks to designated areas and create stacks of blocks to multiply their scores.  Students from Abbot Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, A2 STEAM and Wines Elementary will compete on Friday, April 13th at Forsythe Middle School.  The competition will begin at 5:30 pm.  Please come out and join us for the district wide competition and support your Wines Wildcats!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weekly Blog 3/21

Dear Wines Families,

I only have a couple of announcements today.

Hearing and Vision Screening Forms
In your child’s Wednesday Folder yesterday, you should have received a hearing and/or vision screening form. Hearing and vision screening takes place in April. You do not need to send the form back in unless there is information that needs to be shared (i.e., your child has previously been diagnosed with hearing and/or vision impairments).

Spring Break Next Week
There is no school next week for Spring Break. If you are traveling, have safe travels. When we return our teachers and students will get back to work as we finish out the last third of the school year. It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner!

That’s all for this week.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weekly Blog 3/14

Dear Wines Families,
I have just a couple announcements today.

Report Cards/PLP’s
The March Report Card and updated Personalized Learning Plan for each student will be coming home tomorrow in your child’s backpack. Please take some time to review your child’s progress. You will notice a signature line for the PLP. Parents do not need to sign the March PLP. If you have any questions about the report card or PLP, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Burns Park Run—Wines Benefits!
Thursday March 14 is the deadline for early registration for the Burns Park 5K on May 6th.  Runners in grades K - 12 can have $10 of their registration fee donated to the Wines PTO.  Registration remains open until May if your schedule frees up and the money can still be donated!  For more information see

That’s all for this week!