From the PTA Presidents

From our PTA Co-Presidents -pta
Get involved in 2018-19!

Can you believe the year is half over? Wow!! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation and support of PTA thus far this year. We have more fun activities planned now that winter break is behind us, including the Fiesta Bingo Night on February 9th.

One of the items on our Resolution List is to keep the PTA going with an amazing new board next year. Jenni is finishing out her term in May and is moving on to Sundling next year, while Mary Catherine only has one year left and cannot take on another two year term. So, as much as we have thoroughly enjoyed our time as co-presidents and learned much to pass on, it is time to start looking for our replacements (and for those of several other chair positions).

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
• School Supply Kits (actually needed now for spring ordering)
• and possibly more....
We will also need a nominating committee for next year's executive board. This committee needs to be voted in as soon as possible - even at the PTA meeting this Thursday.

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. 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...).

On behalf of the WCE PTA, we wish you all a happy new year and hope to hear from you dedicated parents soon!

Mary Catherine & Jenni
PTA Co-Presidents

Birthday Book Club

Happy January Birthdays! birthday book club

Our next Birthday Book Club is Wednesday, January 10th during the lunch period.

Students with birthdays in April 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 December 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.

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.

Parent Ed Night

Parents Roles & Responsibilities During a School Crisis  parent ed night

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.

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
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.

Shopping & Sharing

Ordering Gifts or Supplies Online??? shopnshare

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.

Yearbooks

Be sure to orders yours today! yearbooks

NEW THIS YEAR:
- 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.
PURCHASE and PERSONALIZE YOUR Winston Campus Elementary School YEARBOOK BY ORDERING HERE!
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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