Weekly Warrior

for the week of November 22, 2021

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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From the Principal's Desk

With Thanksgiving break upon us, I wanted to share my gratitude for having the privilage and honor of being Winston Campus' Principal. Since the moment I was bestowed the opportunity to lead this amazing school, I have been impressed by the effort put forth by our staff, the joy that our students experience as members of our community, and the unwavering support we receive from parents and families.

This week, our students participated in a food drive that was originally to benefit Journeys, a local shelter in our community. Because of the significant response, Journeys was not able to accept all of the donations and we were able to also donate to the Palatine Township food pantry, the food pantry at a local church, and the rest was donated in support of a local police department who was also conducting a food drive.

We know that COVID-19 has presented issues for all of our families. This Thanksgiving, we hope that our students are able to express gratitude for their families who have supported them through this, and to also consider all of the silver linings we have experienced.

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for YOU!

Important Dates Coming Up

Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23

Thanksgiving Week Break - No School - Monday, November 22 - Friday, November 26

Optional Vaccination Clinic (Jewel-Osco)

The District has partnered with Jewel-Osco to host an optional vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 at Winston Campus (900 E. Palatine Road, Palatine IL 60074). We have been guaranteed 600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for our clinic on Monday, Nov. 22nd. Please ONLY sign up if your child is able to be present for both the 1st and 2nd dose dates and if your child is 5 years of age on or before Nov. 22nd. Parents/guardians MUST accompany their child(ren) to the clinic.

  • Dose 1: Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

  • Dose 2: Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

All scheduling of vaccinations will be done through the following Jewel-Osco moderated link: https://kordinator.mhealthcoach.net/vcl/1615522927437.

Please bring the COVID Vaccine Consent Form, as well as copies of the parent/guardian ID and insurance card with you to your appointment.

Information regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday and Tuesday are parent-teacher conferences. A few weeks ago, each teacher sent out an e-mail to set up appointments. Please refer to those e-mails to see when you are scheduled to meet. Sadly, if you were not able to book at an apportment, we will not be able to accomodate you during these next two days. Please reach out to the teachers to set something up for a date in the near future.

If you are doing the conferences virtually, you should have received information about how to participate via video conferencing.

If you are coming for in-person conferences, please enter the building through Door #8 (West Entrance off Rohwling Rd - Church Lot) where a staff member will help guide you to the appropriate location.

Regardless if the conference is virtual or in-person, please be on-time (a few minutes early even), as we cannot extend individual conferences past their scheduled times.

Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Da Costa, by replying to this e-mail

Spirit Days

  • Friday, Nov 26, 2021- Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Friday, Dec 3, 2021- Virtual Day
  • Friday, Dec 10, 2021- Ugly Sweater
  • Friday, Dec 17, 2021- Winston Spirit

Give a Can; Lend a Hand Food Drive

Huge shout out to all of the Winston Warriors who participated in the Give a Can; Lend a Hand Food Drive. Thank you Ms. Falk for putting this together and congratulations Ms. Jones' math class and Ms. Weinmann, Mr. Behen and Ms. Jensen's AIME and Buddies Class for winning 1st and 2nd place respectively!

D15 Parent University

Our latest Parent University discusses Cultural Linguistic Responsiveness Teaching. Check out the latest Parent University on our website! https://www.ccsd15.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=9813

Palatine High School Counselors Visit the 8th Graders

This past week, counselors from Palatine High School visited 1st period classes to go over the elective selection process, graduation requirements and other very important details.

Here is information from the Palatine High School Freshman Transition Guidebook. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our School Counselor, Stacy Spironopoulos through email at Spiropoa@ccsd15.net or call at 847.963.7400 ext.7540.

Calling All Student Artists!

Show us your creative talents! We are looking for student artwork to showcase at the District 15 central office for 2022.

Theme: Our School, Our District, Our Community

The submission deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. See the flyer for more information (English & Spanish).

For questions, contact Katie Dengler at denglerk@ccsd15.net or 847-963-3133

Please include these images in your upcoming newsletters:

D15 Artist Showcase (English)

D15 Artist Showcase (Spanish)

Warriors Wear Masks

Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, all students, staff and visitors at any K-12 schools in the State of Illinois are required to wear masks.


Parents and guardians, please make sure that you are screening your student(s) daily for COVID-like symptoms before sending them to school and asking the self-certification questions in the back of the lanyards. If your student or anyone in the household is experiencing any symptoms please keep them at home and have them get tested.

Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 7:00AM - 3:30PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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