Yearbooks

Prices go up November 1st so order your yearbook now and receive 10% off the regular price!08b56f07 ec14 4bd7 81d3 8e0578925014

This year, Winston Campus Elementary is offering yearbooks by TreeRing! YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR Winston Campus Elementary School YEARBOOK BY ORDERING HERE!

A few important facts:
* Your personalized yearbook only costs $15.00. However, during October, when you order ONLINE, you'll receive an additional 10% off the regular price! If you order online in November, you can still receive 5% off! After that, they are full price...
* Every student gets a one-of-a-kind printed copy containing two optional free pages to customize with personal photos. If you don't customize, you'll receive a standard yearbook.
* TreeRing even plants a tree in our school's name when you purchase a yearbook and also prints on recycled paper.

*ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS: Please refer to the flyer sent home in backpacks for special instructions on purchasing a further discounted book as part of a PTA graduation gift to you.

You'll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by Friday, March 30th. Get started by clicking on this link: Order your yearbook now!

If you need help ordering, please contact 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.

 

Reflections

Reflections Projects Due Monday!2018 Reflections Logo

Students are invited to create works of art interpreting this year's theme, "Within Reach," in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

For official general rules, please go to:
Reflections Official Rules (English)
Reflections Official Rules (Spanish)

For official entry form, please go to:
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (English)
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (Spanish)

Please email or text Maria Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-533-8933 with your student's name, grade, teacher and area(s) of interest and I will send them copies of the specific category rules and entry forms.

Each submission needs a completed entry form turned into the main office by Monday, October 30th.

 

Birthday Book Club

Happy November Birthdays!!e526c22d 29cf 4c82 9e2c d97f8a129299Our next Birthday Book Club is Wednesday, November 1st during the lunch period.
Students with birthdays in November 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 October, 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.

 

Rec Nite Update

Thanks to all the K-3 Dads and Daughters that came out for Rec Nite!

We all had a great time doing relay races, tug-o-war, and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar for the next Rec Nite onThursday 11/16 which is for 4-6th grade boys and a parent!

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

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PTA Meeting Minutes

Miss the last meeting??
Well, you can still be "in the know"! Click HERE for the meeting minutes.

 

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yearbooks

Order your 2017-18 yearbook online by October 31st and receive 10% off the regular price!08b56f07 ec14 4bd7 81d3 8e0578925014 1

This year, Winston Campus Elementary is offering yearbooks by TreeRing! YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR Winston Campus Elementary School YEARBOOK BY ORDERING HERE!

A few important facts:
* Your personalized yearbook only costs $15.00. However, during October when you order ONLINE you'll receive an additional 10% off the regular price!
* Every student gets a one-of-a-kind printed copy containing two optional free pages to customize with personal photos. If you don't customize, you'll receive a standard yearbook.
* TreeRing even plants a tree in our school's name when you purchase a yearbook and also prints on recycled paper.
*ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS: Please refer to the flyer sent home last week for special instructions on purchasing a further discounted book as part of a PTA graduation gift to you.

You'll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by Friday, March 30th. Get started by clicking on this link: Order your yearbook now!

If you need help ordering, please contact 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.

 

Reflections

Reflections Projects Due This Week!2018 Reflections Logo

Students are invited to create works of art interpreting this year's theme, "Within Reach," in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

For official general rules, please go to:
Reflections Official Rules (English)
Reflections Official Rules (Spanish)

For official entry form, please go to:
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (English)
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (Spanish)

Please email or text Maria Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-533-8933 with your student's name, grade, teacher and area(s) of interest and I will send them copies of the specific category rules and entry forms.

Each submission needs a completed entry form turned into the main office by Monday, October 30th.

Box Tops Update

Box Tops Competition WINNING CLASS!cut box tops

This Fall, our Box Top Competition raised $453. THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL WHO TURNED IN BOX TOPS! The class contributing the most box tops per student and winning this Fall Box Top Competition is Mrs. Irwin's First Grade class. They turned in 979 box tops which amounts to 46 box tops per student. Each student in the winning class will receive a coupon for a free individual Lou Malnati's pizza.

Please, continue to look for and cut box tops. There will be another contest in February. Try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops. Box Tops may be turned in either in a zip-lock baggie or an envelope labeledwith your child's teacher's name in order to give your child's class a chance to win the next competition.

This is an easy way to earn money for our school. You may already have some in your pantry, etc. Clip them from the favorite products you already buy and turn them in!! Also, ask extended family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, etc for those box tops!
For a list of participating products go to: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating- products. For more information and FREE coupons go to the website: www.BTFE.com.

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

 

Glow-A-Thon Update

Fun was had by all at the 2nd Annual Glow-A-Thon!

THANK YOU to all the WCE family and friends who pledged donations! We raised over $8300 which will go to funding events for the kids at school! Also THANK YOU to all the volunteers whose help made this event a success, PTA members, Admin, Teachers, Families, and Friends!

Drum roll please......
Top 10 Donation Collection Winners (pizza party with their teacher of choice):

  • Vincent Amaro
  • Jocelyn Zivilik
  • Chace Quinn
  • Kole Fager
  • Nate Taylor
  • Josh Taylolr
  • Marikate Ritterbusch
  • Keira Treganza
  • Oliva Trevino
  • Alyssa Martin

Top 3 Classroom Donation Winners (special treat):

  • Pavlik (KG AM)
  • Irwin (1st grade)
  • Delapa (5th grade)

Lunch with Mr. Tieman:

  • Aylena Dunke

We will be reaching out to the teachers and parents and planning the winning events over the next couple weeks!
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PTA Meeting Minutes

Miss the last meeting??116080ea a15c 4a54 a29d 8ecc3da946d3
Well, you can still be "in the know"! Click HERE for the meeting minutes.

 

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yearbooks

It's time to buy your 2017-18 WCE Yearbook! And, if you order online in October you'll receive 10% off the regular price!08b56f07 ec14 4bd7 81d3 8e0578925014

This year, Winston Campus Elementary is offering yearbooks by TreeRing! YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR Winston Campus Elementary School YEARBOOK BY ORDERING HERE!

A few important facts:

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $15.00. However, during October when you order ONLINE you'll receive an additional 10% off the regular price!
  • Every student gets a one-of-a-kind printed copy containing two optional free pages to customize with personal photos. If you don't customize, you'll receive a standard yearbook.
  • TreeRing even plants a tree in our school's name when you purchase a yearbook and also prints on recycled paper.
  • ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS: Please refer to the flyer sent home last week for special instructions on purchasing a further discounted book as part of a PTA graduation gift to you.

You'll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by Friday, March 30th. Get started by clicking on this link: Order your yearbook now!

If you need help ordering, please contact 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.

 

Parent Ed Night

Special Education Advocacy: What Parents Need to Know!c131c23b 800f 4911 8e0a 46f96be87bf0

Monday, October 16, 2017
Walter R. Sundling Junior High School
1100 N. Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Come to this free workshop that is open to anyone in the local community. Special Education can be a confusing "world". This session will break down what parents need to know to be an active, educated member of your child's team. We will discuss what special education is, who it serves, and touch on evaluations, IEP meetings, what you are entitled to and all those acronyms everyone is using. Come learn from Attorney Matt Cohen about advocating for your child. Matt Cohen, of Matt Cohen and Associates LLC, concentrates on representation of children and families in special education and discipline disputes with public schools and has extensive experience in mental health and confidentiality law, Mr. Cohen frequently litigates special education matters in the federal courts, and has represented hundreds of families in special education disputes. He is the former President of National CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), is a current board member of COPAA (Council on Parent Attorneys and Advocates), and has chaired the Illinois Attorney General's Committee on Special Education for many years.

SPARK Flier 10-16-17
Special Olympics Basketball Info
Reflections Official Rules (English)

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

 

Paperback Book Exchange

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The Paperback Book Exchange (for 1-6th grade) is coming Wednesday, October 18th as part of the Winston PTA Environmental Ed committee. Finish reading those summer books so you can exchange them for some new ones!

This event will regularly take place the third Wednesday of each month on the stage during lunch hours. Student helpers will come to the classrooms in the morning and give students a coupon for every book they bring to exchange. Books should be paperbacks 1st grade level and up - no picture books, please. Then, the coupons get brought to lunch (after eating and cleaning up) to exchange for new books! We have a great selection, so everyone should check it out!

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

 

Rec Nite

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Bring a dad (or grandfather, uncle, or super cool male adult) on Thursday, October 19th for Rec Nite from 7-8pm in the Jr High gym. We will play a few games, get to know each other and hopefully break a sweat! A light snack and water will be provided at the end. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!!

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

 

Goody Friday

Attention all 5th and 5th/6th grade classroom families!8da88d06 05b5 4b9b ae37 9751962deac0

Please help honor the wonderful hardworking Teachers and Staff here at Winston Elementary with some special treats and goodies on the morning of Friday, October 20th. The suggested donations are bagels and cream cheese, granola bars, fruit, veggie platter, chips and dip, salsa, guacamole , coffee cake, breads, bakery muffins, donuts, cookies...heathy choices, ethnic foods, and homemade goodies are a wonderful addition! The PTA supplies all paper products. Please bring your contribution(s) to the Main Office by 7:45am or send your item to school with your child(ren).

PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED ON THIS DAY TO RUN THE EVENT OR IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED - this includes set-up at 7:45am and clean-up at 1:00pm in the Teacher's Workroom. The Goody Friday coordinator will not be available but will provide instructions and needed supplies. If there are no volunteers to run the event by Wednesday, the event will be rescheduled.

If you are able to contribute items or are willing to volunteer a small amount of your time, please contact your Head Room Parent or Cheryl Kodis-Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as quickly as possible. Thanks in advance.

 

Reflections

Reflections deadline EXTENDED: now due October 30th!2018 Reflections Logo

Students are invited to create works of art interpreting this year's theme, "Within Reach," in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

For official general rules, please go to:
Reflections Official Rules (English)
Reflections Official Rules (Spanish)

For official entry form, please go to:
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (English)
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (Spanish)

Please email or text Maria Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-533-8933 with your student's name, grade, teacher and area(s) of interest and I will send them copies of the specific category rules and entry forms.

Each submission needs a completed entry form turned into the main office by Monday, October 30th.

 

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Picture Retakes

Keep Smiling!!camera

After the long weekend, Picture RETAKES are Wednesday, October 11th!
Please bring your ORIGINAL PICTURE PACKAGE (or original print spec sheet). Your child will not go for retakes without this! The photographers need this to process the Retake order.

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

Glow-A-Thon

THANK YOU... to everyone who has donated to the Glow-A-Thon fundraiser! The details below are also being sent home in a flyer.marathon runners

When: Friday, October 13th
Where: The Winston Campus Track
What Time: Packet Pick-up begins at 5:15pm, Race lineup will begin promptly at 6:00pm
Parking: Parking will be available in the shared lot with the Church, cones will block spots we should not use

Both the Jr. High & Palatine Rd school parking lots will be CLOSED during the race.
Walking or parking on side streets is encouraged.
The 10 individual winners, top 3 classrooms, and lunch with Mr. Tieman will be announced on Friday, the morning of the Glow-A-Thon!

This is a rain or shine event!!!

Questions? 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..


Parent Ed Night

Special Education Advocacy: What Parents Need to Know!c131c23b 800f 4911 8e0a 46f96be87bf0

Monday, October 16, 2017
Walter R. Sundling Junior High School
1100 N. Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Come to this free workshop that is open to anyone in the local community. Special Education can be a confusing "world". This session will break down what parents need to know to be an active, educated member of your child's team. We will discuss what special education is, who it serves, and touch on evaluations, IEP meetings, what you are entitled to and all those acronyms everyone is using. Come learn from Attorney Matt Cohen about advocating for your child. Matt Cohen, of Matt Cohen and Associates LLC, concentrates on representation of children and families in special education and discipline disputes with public schools and has extensive experience in mental health and confidentiality law, Mr. Cohen frequently litigates special education matters in the federal courts, and has represented hundreds of families in special education disputes. He is the former President of National CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), is a current board member of COPAA (Council on Parent Attorneys and Advocates), and has chaired the Illinois Attorney General's Committee on Special Education for many years.

SPARK Flier 10-16-17
Special Olympics Basketball Info
Special Olympics Basketball Registration Form

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

 

Reflections

Reflections deadline EXTENDED: now due October 30th!2018 Reflections Logo

Students are invited to create works of art interpreting this year's theme, "Within Reach," in any of six different arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

For official general rules, please go to:
Reflections Official Rules (English)
Reflections Official Rules (Spanish)

For official entry form, please go to:
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (English)
Reflections Entry Form 2017 (Spanish)

Please email or text Maria Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-533-8933 with your student's name, grade, teacher and area(s) of interest and I will send them copies of the specific category rules and entry forms.

Each submission needs a completed entry form turned into the main office by Monday, October 30th.

 

Box Tops Update

Box Tops Competition!5432cbf4 0ce0 4c9d 9e4a a7dc7837d73b

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TURNED IN BOX TOPS! The counting and sorting has begun. We will announce the class that won coupons for a free individual Lou Malnati's pizza (for the most Box Tops/per student) as soon as all have been counted.

Please, continue to look for and cut box tops. There will be another contest in February. Try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops. Box Tops may be turned in either in a zip-lock baggie or an envelope labelledwith your child's teacher's name.

This is an easy way to earn money for our school. Look through your pantry and be sure to ask extended family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc for those box tops! 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 the website:
www.BTFE.com.
Contact: Katie Pederson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Walk to School Day Update

DESPITE THE LIGHT RAIN, MANY ENJOYED WALKING TO SCHOOLWTS 2017c

Thanks to all who were able to WALK to school on Wednesday, October 4! Despite the drizzle, we were pleased to see so many walkers and their families and many wearing GREEN.
Many thanks to our volunteer parents who worked the intersections and provided stickers to all the Walkers!! Some of our loyal parents have been monitoring their corners for years are John Towner,Maribel Reyes, and Marisa Marton.
Thanks, also, to Mr. Tieman and Ms. Smith for coming out to greet the students and a final Thank You to our special guests who took time out of their busy schedules to come join us before beginning their work day -- Mayor Schwantz and Dr. Barbini, Asst. Supt. of District 15.
Keep up the good work and walk as often as possible!!
Contact: Mary Catherine Ritterbusch 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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PTA Meeting Update

Want to know the latest PTA news???

Here are links to the September PTA meeting minutes and teacher reports!

Sept PTA Mtg Minutes
Sept Art Update
Sept Specials Report
Sept Teachers Report

Moms & Muffins Update

It was Muffin-licious!!!momsmuffins1

Thanks to all of the moms and kids who joined us for Moms and Muffins this year! We had a great turn out and hope you enjoyed the morning!

A special thanks to Mariana Baker, Puneet Sethi, Chuck Cutinello, and Rob Roeser for volunteering their time to help make this event happen!
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Contact: Lenae Roeser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Box Tops

Box Tops Competition!btops

Time to turn them in! Box Tops are due this Tuesday, October 3rd. 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.

Please, try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops. Box Tops may be turned in either in a zip-lock 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. You may have some in your home right now. Look through your pantry, ask extended family members, ask friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc for those box tops! 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 the website: www.BTFE.com.

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

Walk to School Day

Ready, Set, Walk!!!

WCE is participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.walktoschool

Pull out the gym shoes, leave the car at home and join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking.

All walkers will be greeted when they arrive at school by Winston Staff, Mr. Tieman, Ms. Smith and Special Guests:


• D15 Superintendent Dr. Thompson
• D15 Deputy Superintendent Dr. Barbini
• and Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz


Whether or not you walk to school on October 4th, be sure to WEAR GREEN to school to join in the celebration!!!

Please contact Mary Catherine Ritterbusch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to pass out stickers to students walking to school on this day. Volunteers needed from 7:20am until school starts at 7:50 am.

Birthday Book Club

Happy October birthdays!!

Our next Birthday Book Club is Wednesday, October 4th during the lunch period.bdaybc
Students with birthdays in October 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 September (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.

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

 

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!!!

 

Glow-A-Thon
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.

 

Screenagers
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.

 

Reflections
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 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

 

D15 News
TOWN HALL MEETING: PROPOSED SCHAUMBURG TIF DISTRICT

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 www.BTFE.com.

For a list of participating products go to: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products.

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.