Winston Campus Elementary

December 12, 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:

  • December 23rd - January 7th School Closed, Winter Break
  • January 10 - School Resumes

Ms. Irwin's Class Travels the Polar Express

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Second grade is learning about holidays around the world!

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This week they visited England and make Christmas crackers!

Please Welcome... Nurse Menka!

We are so happy to have Ms. Menka San Pietro join our staff as our new school nurse!

You can contact her at or 847-963-7502.

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Submitting Your Child’s Completed Vaccination Card

If your child has received both doses of the vaccine, we ask that you please submit a copy of it to your school nurse. Fully vaccinated individuals are not identified as close contacts, and therefore, not excluded from school if there is a positive COVID case (as long as they remain asymptomatic). This documentation is very important during our contact tracing efforts. Families will continue to be notified if a student is identified as a close contact so they are aware to monitor for potential symptoms.

2022 ACCESS Testing

Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee


Understanding the ACCESS Test

Monday, December 20, 2021

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This presentation will be in English

with translation provided as requested.

All participants must rsvp in advance of the meeting.

To rsvp and request translation, please click

the link below, and complete the following form by 12/15:

Click here to register

A Webinar Zoom Link will be sent

in a follow up email on 12/17 to all attendees


Cold Weather is nearing. Please send students to school dressed for the weather. Students must have on winter boots and snow pants to play in the snow at recess time. With the chilly temperatures, please remember to send your child to school with the appropriate winter clothing (Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Winter Coat, Snow Pants, Snow Boots). Please contact the office if you need assistance providing the appropriate winter clothing for your child.

As the weather begins to become colder, we are writing to share District 15’s 2021-22 inclement weather plan with you. After much discussion, in the event we have significant inclement weather creating unsafe travel conditions or due to extreme cold, we will be utilizing an emergency weather day(s) which we have already built into the school calendar instead of shifting to virtual learning. Please visit the Emergency School Closure/Inclement Weather page of our website.

Should we need to call an emergency/inclement weather day due to hazardous weather conditions, we will notify families through email, text message, and phone calls via our Blackboard Communication system. The information will also be posted on our District and school websites, Facebook, Twitter, as well as the CCSD15 mobile app.

Please be aware that if District 15 is closed for in-person learning due to inclement weather, unfortunately, we will not be offering meal deliveries.

Communication and Notification
In order to ensure you receive timely notification of school closures and other school and District communication, we ask that you please ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information in Infinite Campus (email address, phone number, and cell phone number for text messages). To review the contact information we have within our system, please take a moment to log into Infinite Campus to check for accuracy. If you need assistance logging into your Infinite Campus, please reach out to your school.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we prepare for potential weather-related closures. Again, more information about our winter weather protocols is available to view on our Emergency School Closings webpage.

Moving 15 Forward Community Information Sessions

The next steps of Moving 15 Forward include sharing the proposal and seeking feedback from as many stakeholders as possible. Board President Scuzupaj and Superintendent Dr. Heinz, along with members of the District’s administrative team, will bring this plan to both the school community as well as the broader community at various information session meetings.

Presentations will provide a broad overview of our holistic plan with a particular focus on why District 15 believes this comprehensive plan will Move 15 Forward and provide all students with enhanced and equitable educational opportunities and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. Below is a proposed meeting schedule. Additional information including the meeting location at each school will be shared by each principal as their school’s meeting approaches.

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Transportation Update

As previously reported to the Board of Education, District 15 has been facing significant challenges to its Transportation program since the start of the current school year. The Transportation Department has worked diligently to expedite its pick up and drop off routines, while also hiring and training more drivers to help successfully transport over 10,000 students on 602 routes using 127 District 15 buses. Despite stepped up efforts including job fairs, the recruitment of new drivers, and a new attendance incentive for drivers, the District continues to experience a bus driver shortage as 2021 draws to a close.

After careful consideration, as well as, a lot of creativity and hard work to combat a nationwide shortage of drivers, the administration believes it is necessary to move the District to a 3-Tier Transportation System beginning as early as February 2022. The Board asked many questions regarding how the 3-Tier system would work and the impact it may have on our families. Dr. Kowalcyzk and Mr. Bramley will work to solidify which schools will make up each tier, solidify start and end times, and prepare new bus stop and route schedules. Information will be shared before winter break begins. Please watch for more information to be shared via Blackboard and school newsletters.

View the Transportation Update here.

Winston Campus Elementary School 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.

Save the Date: Dine & Share!

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No More Clipping, Scan Your Receipts!

Click here to download the APP!

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Amazon donates to Winston Campus Elementary PTA when you complete your Amazon shopping at!
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

Click here to view the latest D15 District Newsletter

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.