Birthday Book Club

Happy June & July Birthdays!

Hey there, Book Readers! Birthday Books Club is here! We will celebrate those students with birthdays in June and July on September 6th. September 20th will be for students with birthdays in August and September. The tables will be set-up on the stage during the lunch hours. Students must eat lunch and clean-up first before choosing their book. Starting in October, this event will be held the first Wednesday of each month. This amazing program is sponsored by Winston's PTA.

Please note that all Kindergarten/ECDEC students will get their books from their classroom teachers.

Contact: Jenni Bennett at 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)

 

PTA Meeting Information

Are You "In the Know?"

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

Click HERE for the 2017-18 PTA Meeting Schedule.

 

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
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