Winston Campus Elementary

November 7th, 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:

  • November 10 - Board of Education Meeting
  • November 22-23 - Parent Teacher Conferences Student Nonattendance Day
  • November 24 - Student Nonattendance Day
  • November 25-26 No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Virtual Field Trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo!

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Bill Green, the Inclusion Manager at Lincoln Park Zoo, joined us from the new lion exhibit where our 3-D prints mimicking lion behaviors will be used! Students got to virtually meet some zoo animals and explore their behaviors with Bill Green!

The Palatine Library Visits Ms. Reyes's Class!

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Students practice letter names and letters sounds to build phonological awareness using Estrellita

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Literacy at its finest at WCE

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Every year, schools are required to complete two unannounced lockdown drills, 3 fire or evacuation drills, a bus evacuation drill, a shelter in place drill. We will periodically practice different types of drills in order to make sure everyone understands what they are supposed to do in the event of an emergency.

On Friday, November 5th, Winston Campus Elementary Students participated their 3rd fire drill that was observed by the Palatine Police Department. Students and staff did a GREAT job remaining quiet and calm evacuation the building. This was their best Fire Drill this school year! We continue to drill and practice for every emergency situation.

Safety is our number 1 concerns, the more we practice the more safe we become!

Last Call for Veteran's Day Pictures!

As we look to build student capacity with our Veteran's, help them make connections with our families and community, and give back to our local Veteran's, we are asking you to e-mail Ms. Smith, Principal at Winston Campus Elementary, a picture of a family member or a close friend (preferable in uniform) that is a Veteran. Please include the Veteran's name, branch of military, relationship to student, and student name. We will be using these photos to create a slide show honoring our the military families in our school.

All photo's will be accepted through Friday, November 5th. All photos submitted since the 2019 school year are on file and will be used. They do not need to be resubmitted. Please feel free to give me a call or e-mail me with any questions you may have.

**Any submissions received after Sunday, November 7 will not appear in the slideshow**

Kindest Regards,

Marilynn Smith

Are you a Student Artist?

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Privacy and Student Data Protection

Privacy and student data protection is a key priority for the District. Our three main technology departments (instructional technology, technology, and data services) work to make sure our systems and vendors comply with the requirements of the Student Online Personal Protection Act or SOPPA, which regulates how student information is protected by school districts and education technology vendors they use. Our student privacy web page outlines our privacy related actions and protective measures.

We also employ a number of measures like on-site filtering, student device monitoring, and security tools which protect our network from outside threats. Students participate in digital citizenship curriculum, and staff can employ tools to support students in making good digital choices. Lastly, our district participates in several state and national consortiums, collaborating with other districts to keep informed on best practices and new resources that may support our data privacy policies.

Join the CCSD15 Team!

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District 15 will be holding Job Fairs on the following dates: Come apply onsite!

Monday, December 13, 2021
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, March 7, 2022
Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL 60067
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
We are looking for the following positions:

Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!
Full time Program Assistants
Office and Library Clericals
And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions.

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!

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Join our PTA!

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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Order today! Order Deadline - November 11th

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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.