PTA Meeting Minutes

Stay IN the KNOW!!! pta

In case you missed the last PTA Meeting, here are links to the minutes and the teachers' reports... Read up so you don't miss something important!
January PTA Mtg Minutes
January Teacher Reports

Parent Ed Night Update

Relaxation and Essential Oils - Taking care of your child and yourself parent ed update


Monday, April 19th
Walter R Sundling Jr High

Cherlyn Coplon, an acupuncturist and yoga instructor at TriBalance Yoga in Schaumburg, will join us to teach ways to create a calm environment and calm mindset. We will learn about essential oils and how they can be used to increase focus and calm the minds of busy children and discuss breathing techniques and stretches that can be taught to your child, as well as simple poses and to be used by caregivers for some quick relief in times of stress.

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

Parent Ed Night

Parents Roles & Responsibilities During a School Crisis parent ed

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm
Marion Jordan Elementary
100 North Harrison Ave, Palatine

Ever wonder what you would do if you received a phone message from your son or daughter's school that a crisis was occurring? Or what you would do if you were at that school when someone wanted to bring harm upon the school population? Come join us to learn from Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Schlee about what YOUR role is as a parent during a school crisis.

Parents Roles in Crisis Flier

Hosted by the Marion Jordan PTA.

Paperback Book Exchange

Just Keep Reading... pbe

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, January 24th 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 still going STRONG! read

Forms and program details were passed out to teachers before break- so if you haven't seen the forms yet, check those backpacks!

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. Keep on reading 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.

one-five Foundation Fundraiser

Sip. Sample. Support

Join the one-five Foundation for a fundraiser at d'Vine Wine and Gifts in Palatine, Saturday February 3rd. Stop by anytime between 11 am and 6 pm for a tasting! Lite appetizers and raffles will be available throughout the day. All purchases will benefit the one-five Foundation. Grab some friends or your sweetheart for a fun Saturday afternoon and join us at d'Vine Wine in support of the students of District 15! Please click Here to purchase your tickets today.

The one-five Foundation is an autonomous 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to acquire resources to be used for programs and projects to enhance and supplement the educational experience of Community Consolidated School District 15's students. Programs like these benefit all 20 schools in District 15 and are not financed by taxpayer dollars.
To learn more about our foundation or to learn other ways to support please visit our website at

Box Tops Competition

It's Contest time again! box

I hope you have been clipping those Box Tops and asking family, neighbors, and friends to collect for you. Let's see how many you can turn in! Another flyer either went home with your child this weekend or will come home next week. Make sure to ask them for it.

Classes are competing again to see who can bring in the most Box Tops per student. You may turn in your clipped Box Tops anytime now through February 16th. Please try to cut along the dotted lines of the box tops and turn them 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. Each student in the winning class will receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream at Culvers.

This is an easy way to earn money for our school. Check the items in your home now. Clip Box Tops from your favorite products and turn them in!! For a list of participating products go to: For more information and FREE coupons go to

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

Looking Forward

Get involved in 2018-19! pta

There will be many open positions and committees for 2018-2019:
• President (or Co-Presidents)
• 1st VP Family Programs & Legislation
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Membership
• Weekly Window/Communications
• SPARK Liaison
• Birthday Book Club
• Paperback Book Exchange
• Rec Nights
• School Supply Kits (actually needed now for spring ordering)
• and possibly more....
It is so important for the kids to see a parental presence in the school. Many of these committees can be co-chaired which makes it easier and more fun. Several can also be done at home, on your schedule! We encourage you to think about it, and reach out to one of us if you are interested. Deciding early makes for a much smoother transition as shadowing is a great training option (just saying...).

Mary Catherine & Jenni
PTA Co-Presidents

Shopping & Sharing

Ordering Gifts or Supplies Online??? amazon

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! yearbook

- 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.. 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. pta

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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