for the week of November 22, 2021
From the Principal's Desk
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!
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
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
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
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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
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Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal
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John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal
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