From the PTA Presidents

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! happy holidays

Winter Break always seems to sneak up on us, and this year is no exception. It seems that we go from Halloween to New Year's in a flash. Be sure to take time this break to slow down and enjoy this holiday season and all that comes with it, especially your family.

Perhaps there will be snow over break and the kids will be able to burn off some extra energy while playing outside! If not, don't forget the Palatine Public Library is open over break and have opened their Winter Reading Program. If anyone needs a good book or movie or just someplace to visit, they are always happy to have visitors.

We wish Happy Holidays to all the Winston students, families and staff. May everyone enjoy the season and have a safe and relaxing break.We look forward to seeing everyone in 2018!

Mary Catherine & Jenni
PTA Co-Presidents


Paperback Book Exchange

Looking for a "new" book to read over break?? book exchange

As part of the Environmental Ed Committee, we are happy to continue the Paperback Book Exchange. Students are welcome to bring in paperback books they have finished reading (1st grade level and up) to exchange for other books! (Please no hardcover, magazines, coloring books or puzzle books.)

A student helper will come to the classroom on Wednesday, December 20th to collect the books and give out coupons for every book brought in. The students bring the coupons to lunch and redeem them for other books at tables set up on the stage.

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


Read to Succeed

The Great America Read to Succeed program is back! read2succeed

Forms and program details were passed out to teachers on Friday - so if you haven't seen the forms yet, you will soon!

In order to receive a free ticket to Great America in Gurnee, students need to read and log 6 hours of reading before February 2, 2018. Reading cannot include school assignments - the reading needs to be done in addition to school work. Winter break provides an excellent opportunity to get these hours in and earn a free ticket to fun! (Please note some date exclusions apply and will be sent home with tickets in May.)
Just in case you can't find the forms...
Read to Succeed - English
Parent Letter - English
Read to Succeed - Spanish
Parent Letter - Spanish

If you have any questions, please reach out to Joan Scovic, WCE PTA Read to Succeed chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season!!


Orbit Skate Party Update

The Orbit Skate Party was such a blast! 

We saw an awesome turnout of over 120 Winston families and teachers! A big Thank you to Nancy Quinn for help with check in. Everyone had a great time skating!

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Cory Peairs, PTA Vice President of Family Programming


Holiday Shop & Share

D'Vine Wine and Gifts PTA fundraiser! shap n share

If you are looking for gift ideas or entertainment needs AND want to support the Winston Campus PTA, then stop at D'Vine Wine in Palatine!

For the whole month of December, 15% of any purchases made at D'VINE WINE in Palatine will go back to the PTA to support activities for our kids! Please show the flyer on your mobile device or a printed version and mention the Winston Campus PTA fundraiser. Flyers will be sent home with your kids early next week. Cheers!

Ordering Holiday Gifts Online???

Here are two ways you can help support WCE PTA while doing the shopping you already do online. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the WCE PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the WCE PTA.You can even use gift cards for payments. Click HERE for the FAQ page. Remember, only purchases at (not or the mobile app) support charity.

The second way is through is here to help raise money for organizations through online shopping. With just 2 clicks, you can turn your online shopping into donations for the charity of your choice. Simply choose WCE PTA as your favorite charity, then choose your merchant, and then start shopping! Click HERE for the FAQ page.



Be sure to orders yours today! yearbooks

- Each yearbook allows two fully customized pages. Order now and personalize your 2017-18 yearbook with your own memories as the year progresses.
- Special discount for 6TH GRADERS:
The PTA is offering a special discount as graduation gift to your 6th grade student. Contact Andrea (info below) for more information.

If you need help ordering, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">.
Contact Andrea Swanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any other questions.


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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