Winston Campus Elementary

September 5, 2021

Reminder: No School - Monday, September 6th

Important Information:


School Hours


Monday–Thursday

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.


Friday:

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, smithm3@ccsd15.net

Assistant Principal: Mr. Michael Coleman, 847-963-7504, colemanm@ccsd15.net

Student Services Coordinator: Ms. Abigail Hansell, 847-963-7472, hansella@ccsd15.net

Elementary Secretary: Ms. Judy Martinez, 847-963-7580, martinej@ccsd15.net

School Nurse: Sandy Conrath, 847-963-7502, conraths@ccsd15.net

PTA President: Mrs. Victoria West, wcepresidentpta@gmail.com


  • 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:


  • Monday, September 6 - No School (Labor Day)
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Board of Education Meeting
  • PTA General Membership Meeting - 5:00 PM via Zoom
  • September 14 - Fall Picture Day
  • September 20 - SPARK Meeting 7:00 PM

Bus Buddies!

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Ms. Sasanelli's 6th grade students are leaders at Winston Campus Elementary School! Every day, they are bus buddies to our Kindergarten students and help them get to the correct bus during dismissal time! They take their job very seriously and have become great friends with our Kindergarteners!

Drumming in Music!

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Ms. Santiago's Class Takes Another Look During Math Class

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Recess Fun!

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NWEA MAP Testing!

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Students in grades 2 to 8 take an academic test called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). The MAP test measures each student’s achievement and growth in reading and math. Students in grades 2 to 8 take the MAP once in the fall and again in the spring. Please visit the District 15 websiteif you would like more information about the MAP test.


Students at Winston Campus Elementary School worked really hard on the MAP assessment! Most students have finished their assessment; however, in the next week, we will be completing make up assessments for any students that have been absent. MAP test results from the fall and spring testing periods will be available to parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. These results are typically posted in October and again in June.

Annual Notice of School Safety Drills

District 15 is strongly committed to school safety. Each year, school are required by by Illinois School Code to conduct the following drills:

  • Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the fire department.

  • One bus evacuation drill.

  • One severe weather/shelter-in-place drill.

  • Two law enforcement (lockdown) drills. One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down. The schools also conduct an annual drill review meeting with principals and representatives from police and fire departments to continuously improve each school’s readiness to respond to an emergency and/or crisis situation.

House Bill 2400 (The School Safety Drill Act) states:

  • All lockdown drills will be announced to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.

  • Schools will provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any lockdown drill that involves the participation of students.

  • Schools will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill.

  • Schools will provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.

Building administrators will notify families of upcoming drills at least one week in advance of the drill. If you prefer your child does NOT participate in the yearly required lockdown drills, please complete this form. Please submit one form for each of your children you are opting out.


El Distrito 15 está fuertemente comprometido con la seguridad escolar. Cada año, las escuelas están obligadas por el Código Escolar de Illinois a realizar los siguientes simulacros:

  • Tres simulacros de evacuación. Uno de los tres simulacros de evacuación debe ser supervisado por el departamento de bomberos.

  • Un simulacro de evacuación del autobús.

  • Un simulacro de clima severo/refugio en el lugar.

  • Dos simulacros de aplicación de la ley (encierro). Uno de estos dos simulacros de cumplimiento de la ley debe ser un cierre iniciado por el personal. Las escuelas también llevan a cabo una reunión anual de revisión de simulacros con los directores y representantes de los departamentos de policía y de bomberos para mejorar continuamente la preparación de cada escuela para responder a una emergencia y/o situación de crisis.

El proyecto de ley 2400 (Ley de simulacros de seguridad escolar) establece:

  • Todos los simulacros de cierre serán anunciados a todo el personal de la escuela y a los estudiantes antes del comienzo del simulacro.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán suficiente información y notificación a los padres y tutores antes de cualquier simulacro de cierre que implique la participación de los estudiantes.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán a los padres y tutores la oportunidad de eximir a sus hijos, por cualquier motivo, de participar en el simulacro de cierre a pie.

  • Las escuelas proporcionarán educación e instrucción de seguridad alternativa relacionada con una amenaza activa o un evento de tirador activo a los estudiantes que no participen en un simulacro de cierre a pie para proporcionarles información esencial, capacitación e instrucción a través de métodos de capacitación de seguridad menos sensoriales.

Los administradores del edificio notificarán a las familias de los próximos simulacros por lo menos una semana antes del mismo. Si usted prefiere que su hijo/a NO participe en los simulacros de cierre requeridos anualmente, por favor complete este formulario. Por favor, envíe un formulario para cada uno de sus hijos que está optando por no participar.

2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook!

The 2021-22 Parent/Student Handbook is now available online! You can view it here.


  • The annual handbook is a summary of Board of Education policies governing District 15. The complete School District 15 Board of Education Policy Manual is available for public review at the District office and on the District 15 BoardDocs website. State and federal laws require school districts to notify parents and students about certain rights, responsibilities, and procedures; you will find that information in this handbook. This handbook may be amended during the year.


The handbook offers information pertinent to the District as a whole. Some programs and procedures may differ from school to school, based on the size and location of the building, the grades served, the facilities available, and the programs conducted at the school. Your school administrators will inform you of these additional procedures. The handbook is intended to be a handy resource, but is not meant to take the place of personal communication between home and school. Please feel free to call your child’s school if you have any questions on programs or procedures, or consult your school’s website.



¡El Manual para padres / estudiantes 2021-22 ya está disponible en línea! Puedes verlo aquí.


  • El manual anual es un resumen de las políticas de la Junta de Educación que rigen el Distrito 15. El manual completo de las políticas de la Junta de Educación del Distrito 15 está disponible para ser revisado por el público en la oficina del Distrito y en el sitio web de BoardDocs del Distrito 15. Las leyes estatales y federales requieren que los distritos escolares notifiquen a los padres y a los estudiantes sobre ciertos derechos, responsabilidades y procedimientos; usted encontrará esa información en este manual. Este manual puede ser enmendado durante el año.


El manual ofrece información pertinente para el Distrito en su conjunto. Algunos programas y procedimientos pueden diferir de una escuela a otra, según el tamaño y la ubicación del edificio, los grados atendidos, las instalaciones disponibles y los programas que se llevan a cabo en la escuela. Los administradores de su escuela le informarán sobre estos procedimientos adicionales. El manual está destinado a ser un recurso útil, pero no reemplaza la comunicación personal entre el hogar y la escuela. No dude en llamar a la escuela de su hijo/a si tiene alguna pregunta sobre programas o procedimientos, o consulte el sitio web de su escuela.

Instructional Music!

5th Grade & 6th Grade Instrumental Music is ready to start! This year we are pleased to offer instrumental music to all 5th and 6th grade students! Click here for more information and to sign up!
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WCE Behavior Matrix

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.


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.


Please review our schools behavior matrix with your child!

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Picture Day

Picture Day for Winston Campus Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021! Ordering online is easy, visit inter-state.com/order 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 smithm3@ccsd15.net or 847-963-7500 for more information.


District 15 will be holding a Career Fair on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 12:00-3:00pm at the Palatine Library, 700 N. North Ct. in Palatine.


Come apply onsite! 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

- Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

- And more!

Winston Campus Elementary School PTA!

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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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 smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3297935!
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.