Winston Campus Elementary

August 22, 2021

Important Information:

School Hours


Gr 1-6 - 7:50 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.

AM ECDEC- 7:50 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

PM ECDEC- 12:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch- 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Gr 1-6—7:50 a.m.– 1:40 p.m.

AM ECDEC—7:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

PM ECDEC- 11:30 a.m - 1:40 a.m.

Lunch—11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Principal: Ms. Marilynn Smith, 847-963-7505,

Assistant Principal: Mr. Michael Coleman, 847-963-7504,

Student Services Coordinator: Ms. Abigail Hansell, 847-963-7472,

Elementary Secretary: Ms. Judy Martinez, 847-963-7580,

School Nurse: Sandy Conrath, 847-963-7502,

PTA President: Mrs. Victoria West,

  • If your child will not be in school due to illness or other circumstances, please call the attendance line at 847-963-7501 before the start of the school day. When reporting an absence, please make sure to include your child’s full name, teacher, date of absence, and reason for absence.

  • #MoreThanEver Be sure to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe!
  • Connect with your teacher and do your best!

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, August 26 - Parent Teacher Orientation
  • Monday, September 6 - No School (Labor Day)
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Board of Education Meeting
  • September 14 - Fall Picture Day

D15 Learns - Teachers Learn and Prepare for the 2021-2022 School Year!

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Meet the teacher!

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First Week of School!

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PBIS Station Rotations and Celebration!

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This week, ALL students participated in our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Station Rotations to review our schools CORE Values: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Students were taught and reviewed expected behavior for Winston Campus Elementary School. At the end of the week, ALL students celebrated respecting our CORE Values with a Dance Party! This school year students are going to be encouraged to "Level UP" and demonstrate positive citizenship, caring, fairness, responsibility, respect, and trustworthiness throughout the school year. Please review our schools behavior matrix with your child!
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WCE Meet the Teacher and Parent Orientation!

The Winston Elementary teachers would like to invite parents/guaridans to our Parent Orientation Night on Thursday, August 26.

· 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Grades 4-6 / Abdnor / Hunt / Baldus / Fiorito

· 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Grades K-3 / Endacott

Parent Orientation Norms

  • Please refrain from visiting a past teacher your child may have had. The purpose of this orientation is for you to get to know your child’s current teaching staff.

  • Please remember that this is a time to receive an overview of your child’s school day and curriculum. This is not a time for a 1:1 meeting.

We are Respectful. We are Responsible. We are Safe!

At Winston Campus Elementary, we teach our students how to be respectful, responsible and safe throughout the school year. We also teach our students strategies and help them learn to solve their own problems. Our PBIS handbook is available on our school website and is also linked into weekly newsletters sent home electronically. Included in our handbook is information about all of our PBIS systems. We ask every WCE parent to review the handbook with your child.

We have the highest expectations for all of our students and staff and we live by our core beliefs, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Over the summer, Winston Campus Elementary received the highest recognition with the Midwest PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Network of schools. We have been recognized for our work toward fully implementing a framework that leads to improved student outcomes. The framework helps to increase consistency of instruction, enhances staff skills, proactively provides supports for learners, and builds stronger relationships with students across all levels of the school.

We will continue supporting students' Social Emotional Learning Needs and Peer Relationships with implementation of our Expect Respect Program and Second Step curriculum. This will teach students our stop sign and proactive measures to respond to disrespectful behaviors.

As we return to in-person learning, there are some very important health and safety protocols that students entering the buildings will need to remember. As parents/guardians, your full participation and adherence to all guidelines will help ensure everyone stays healthy!

Health and Safety

Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order that states that all students, teachers, and staff at pre-kindergarten - 12th grade schools and daycares will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, effective immediately. Therefore, all students and staff in District 15 will be required to wear masks/face coverings when they are in any of our schools and on our buses. While we know families have various views on masks in school, we thank you for understanding that all schools must comply with this Executive Order.

On July 13, the Illinois State Board of Education stated, "If school administrators decide to remove any of the prevention strategies based on local conditions, you should remove them one at a time and monitor closely for any increases in COVID-19 cases." As we continue to make final plans for the successful opening of the 2021-22 school year and in our ongoing effort to provide the safest teaching and learning environment possible, we will also continue to provide layered safety mitigation methods.

A new safety measure we intend to add this year is optional SHIELD testing. As we shared on July 21, SHIELD will allow us to identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic staff and students who opt into this weekly non-invasive screening opportunity. If you have not already done so, please complete the opt-in/opt-out survey in Infinite Campus.

COVID symptom self-certification is required for all people entering the building each day. Student’s will need to bring their self-certification card daily. Lanyards will be distributed to students at the beginning of the school year and cards will need to be presented at the door upon entry to school. If a student does not have their lanyard, families may provide a written note stating that students are symptom free from COVID symptoms. Families may request an additional lanyard in the main office if theirs is lost for a fee of $1.

We will continue to enforce social distancing and encourage all students to maintain a 3-6 foot distance from others. The good news is, students WILL be allowed to share materials and playground equipment. Because of this, in order to support health and safety, we will be promoting and encouraging frequent and often hand-washing/sanitizing habits.

Snacks will not be permitted to be eaten in the classrooms and we encourage all students to bring a water bottle to school.

Picture Day

Picture Day for Winston Campus Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021! Ordering online is easy, visit and use Order Code! Our Picture Day event's Order Code is 60625VF.
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Come Join Our Incredible Team at Winston Campus Elementary School!

We are looking for Program Assistants and Lunch/Recess Supervisors!

We have great positions available for parents or those looking to get back into the workforce!

*We offer great benefits, great hours, vacation days, pension participation, and a friendly working environment. The minimum requirement is a high school diploma.

Please Contact Marilynn Smith at or 847-963-7500 for more information.

Winston Campus Elementary School PTA!

Back to School Picnic!

The Winston Campus Elementary School PTA would like to thank all the students, parents, staff, and community members that came out to celebrate the 2021-2022 School Year!

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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 each and every day 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 support your child's school. Your PTA provides such programs as the Recreation Nights, the Science Fair, the Back to School Picnic, a Birthday Book for each child, the school calendar, and the monthly newsletter. Plus only PTA members will receive the school directory listing. Download and fill out the membership form, and get involved!

Join our PTA!

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WCE PTA Membership

Families may join the PTA by turning in their BLUE membership form to the WCE office or online through MemberHub. Click here to be directed to the WCE PTA Membership Hub.

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Winston Campus Social and Emotional Learning Website

This site was created to reach out to all of my students, teachers, and families and provide a platform of awareness and support.

D15 District Newsletter

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D15 E-Flyers

District 15 is "green" in its approach to distributing community flyers. Rather than sending flyers home with each student via backpack mail, flyers are posted on the D15 E-Flyers page for parents to view or print 24/7.