Meet the PTA Board
Cory Peairs - 1st VP Family Programs & Legislation

Hello all,
My name is Cory and this will be my eighth year as a Winston Mom!cp I grew up in Palatine and just love my Winston neighborhood! My oldest just entered Jr High. I also have triplets in 5th grade and a 9 year old Great Dane who keeps my couch warm everyday while I'm at work. Over the years, I have countless times been a room mom and chaired the Ways & Means Committee. I have also served on the board as a Vice President of the PTA for the past 4 years.

When I am not working or at WCE, I am likely traveling with my family or volunteering with local dog rescue organizations. I know first hand that even us full-time working moms can be huge advocates and be fully engaged at the elementary school level. If you ever find yourself wondering how you can get more involved, please, give me call! I am looking forward to a great year of school with all of my Winston family.

Warm regards, Cory Peairs


PTA Meeting
Are You "In the Know?"

We hope to see you all at our next General Membership Meeting to vote on the budget and discuss the many upcoming events on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm. In case you missed the last meeting and want to know what happened, click HERE to read the meeting minutes.

Also, don't forget to turn in those volunteer sign up forms. Extra hands make light work - and there is a place for everyone. Click HERE to download the form.

Click HERE for the 2017-18 PTA Meeting Schedule.
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Moms & Muffins
Say Yummm!!!

The annual PTA-sponsored Moms & Muffins is coming Thursday, September 28th! Moms and kids get to celebrate the start to another great year at WCE! Come enjoy a muffin together in the cafeteria before school (7:15-7:45am)!

Dads and other volunteers:
If you are able to help with this event please email Lenae Roeser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks!!!


Get Ready to Glow!!!

The 2nd annual Winston Campus Elementary Glow-A-Thon is rapidly approaching and we are very excited! The green Pledge Donation Envelopes were sent home last week, so please be on the look-out for them. Once your donations are collected, please send them back to school in the Pledge Donation Envelopes with your child to hand into their teacher no later than Friday, September 29th.

Also, we are in need of volunteers for the event on Friday, October 13th. Please let us know if you are available to help with any of the below!

  • Before the Race: (any time between 2:00pm - 5:30pm) Setting up course markers, tables, etc. that early afternoon
  • Registration Check-in (5:00 - 6:00pm): Help at the Packet Pick-up Station by checking participants in, handing out favors
  • Finish Line Refreshments (6:00pm - 8:30pm): Setting up the finish line refreshments and handing them out to participants as they finish the course
  • Course Volunteers (6:00pm - 8:30pm): Need adults to help guide the participants along course
  • Decoration Committee (any time between 2:00pm - 5:00pm): Start/Finish line decorations. Need to be available day of race to come and set up before 5:00pm.
  • Music Playlist/DJ: Assemble a list of kid/family friendly popular music that can be played on an iPad.

If you are available to volunteer, please contact Allison Cutinello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Michelle Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to working with you!


School Student Directory
Sign up Now!!

The school directory is a valuable resource only available to PTA members. The current year directory is targeted to be available in late October. Please click HERE to access the permission form necessary to be included in the directory. Please note that PTA membership is not required to be included. A signed permission form is required, however, for each household to be included in the directory. Signed forms are due back by Friday, September 29th.

If you have any questions please contact Mike Whitcomb at 224-558-3599 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?

Monday, September 18th
6:45pm at Sundling Jr. High

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Contact: Stefanie Boucher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Creative much??

Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Yes, then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist and participate in the PTA Reflections Program. Students are invited to create works of art interpreting this year's theme, "Within Reach."
Submissions are due October 23rd.
More details coming... If you would like to get started early, rules for each of the categories can be found at

Questions please email/call Maria Hall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 847-533-8933


D15 News

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting Monday, Oct. 2 at Carl Sandburg Junior High School. Organized by OurD15Voice in partnership with District 15, the meeting will focus on the proposed Village of Schaumburg Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District at E. Algonquin and Meacham Roads on the former Motorola property. The event begins at 7 p.m. OurD15Voice is a board-appointed community engagement group.

The proposed development currently includes 2,700 townhouse and apartment units, most of which would be part of District 15. The district has concerns regarding a residential TIF of this size and its potential financial impact on the school district.
Tax increment financing is a public financing method used as a subsidy for redevelopment of blighted properties. A TIF district reallocates funds from property taxes to encourage investment within the district. TIFs significantly reduce allocations to taxing bodies like school districts for up to 23 years.

Representatives from District 15 will be present at the forum to discuss what is known about the proposed property and to discuss specifics regarding TIF districts in general. The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions related to the subject.

Additional town hall meetings regarding other topics of interest will take place throughout the school year. More information about those meetings will be announced as it becomes available.

(Copied from D15 Communications Update 8/31/17)


Box Tops
Keep Clipping those Box Tops!

There's another Box Top class competition coming! Look for a flyer to come home soon. In the meantime, you may begin turning in your clipped Box Tops. They may be turned in either in a ziplock baggie or an envelope. Be sure to label the baggie or envelope with your child's teacher's name in order to begin giving your child's class a chance to win the competition. Try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops.

This is an easy way to earn money for our school by checking packages on things you already buy, so please send them in!!! Lots of information and FREE coupons for you can be found at

For a list of participating products go to:

Contact: Katie Pederson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please Join the Winston Campus Elementary PTA!

Our PTA provides vital support to our school, offering over 25 programs for our children and families. We are fortunate to have parent volunteers who can be seen frequently working with students and supporting our school.
Please join the Winston Campus Elementary PTA! With your donation, you will become a part of an organization that helps enhance your child's school experience. Our PTA provides such programs as classroom parties, Recreation Nights, an Orbit Roller Skating Party, the Back to School Pool Party, Birthday Books for each child, the school calendar, the Weekly Window and many other events. Plus, only PTA members will receive the school directory listing. Be sure to download and fill out the membership form, and get involved!

Now you can even sign up through PayPal! Just go to WCE PTA homepage and click on the PayPal Membership link. If you do sign up through PayPal, please e-mail me the following information: members' names and childrens' names along with their teachers' names. Thanks!

PTA Membership Form - English/Spanish

Melissa McLenaghan
Membership Chair
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