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

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.

Birthday Book Club
Happy August/September Birthdays!bdaybc

Our next Birthday Book Club is Wednesday, September 20th during the lunch period. Students with birthdays in August & September are invited to come select a birthday book as a gift from the WCE PTA after they have eaten and cleaned their eating area. If students had birthdays between June and July and did NOT already pick a book, they may also do so at this time.

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

Moms & Muffins
Say Yummm!!!muffin

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!!!

Glow-A-Thon
Get Ready to Glow!!!GaT

We hope everyone is getting excited and collecting donations for The 2nd annual Winston Campus Elementary Glow-A-Thon! The Pledge Donation Envelopes are due back at school no later than Friday, September 29th.

REMINDER - we are in need of volunteers for the event onOctober 13th. We need volunteers for the following:

  • Before the Race: (any time between 2:00pm - 5:30pm) Setting up course markers, tables, start/finish line, etc. that early afternoon
  • Registration Check-in (5:00 - 6:00pm): Help at the Packet Pickup Station by checking participants in, handing out favors
  • Finish Line Refreshments (6:00pm - 8:30pm): Setting up the 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
  • Music Playlist/DJ: Assemble a list of kid/family friendly popular music that can be played on an iPad.

If you are available to help, you can easily sign-up directly online via this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094DA5A828A3FF2-wce2nd.

Or you can contact us via email: 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!!ssdir

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.

Box Tops
Box Tops Competition!btops

Your child(ren) should have brought home a flyer regarding the Fall Box Top Competition! If you have not seen it, ask them for it. Classes are competing to see who can bring in the most Box Tops/per student. Each student in the winning class will receive a coupon for a free individual Lou Malnati's pizza. The deadline for this competition is October 3rd.

You may turn in your clipped Box Tops now. Please, try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops. Box Tops 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 give your child's class a chance to win the competition.

This is an easy way to earn money for our school. In fact, you may have some in your home right now. Check packages on things you already buy. Clip Box Tops from your favorite products and turn them in!! For a list of participating products go to: http://www.boxtops4education. com/earn/participating- products .

For more information and FREE coupons
go to www.BTFE.com.

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

Reflections
Creative much??reflections

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 http://www.illinoispta.org/reflections.html.

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

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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