Dine & Share

Say Chipotle!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Winston Campus Elementary PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 781 E. Dundee Road in Palatine on Tuesday, January 16th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Winston Campus Elementary PTA. Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total.

Chipotle Flier 1/16/18
Contact: Allison Cutinello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rec Night

Calling all 4th - 6th grade girls... recnight

...and parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle or super cool adult). Thursday January 18th is Rec Night 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!!

Parent Ed Night

Relaxation and Essential Oils - Taking care of your child and yourself

Monday, January 22nd parent ed night
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 night 2

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.

Box Tops Competition

It's Contest time again! boxtops

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: 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.

Bingo Fiesta Night


Mark your calendars for the PTA spring fundraiser! bingo

When: Friday, February 9th
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm
(Bingo games start at 6pm)

Enjoy a family night filled with FUN, GAMES, and PRIZES, while raising money for our kids and the school! More information will be going home on flyers this week! We will also be looking for volunteers to help at the event so keep your eyes open for the eSign-up that will be going out.

Questions? Email
Allison Cutinello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and
Michelle Taylor (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

Read to Succeed

The Great America Read to Succeed program is still going STRONG! read2succeed

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
Read to Succeed - Spanish
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.

Shopping & Sharing

Ordering Gifts or Supplies Online??? sns

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 smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the WCE PTA.You can even use amazon.com gift cards for payments. Click HERE for the www.smile.amazon.com FAQ page. Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app) support charity.

The second way is through 2ClickFundRaising.com. 2Clickfundraising.com 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! ybk

- 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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