Winston Campus Elementary

September 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:

  • September 13 - PTA General Membership Meeting - 5:00 PM via Zoom
  • September 14 - Fall Picture Day
  • September 20 - SPARK Meeting 7:00 PM
  • October 11 - No school, Columbus Day
  • October 12 - No School, Student Non-Attendance Day
  • October 13 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

Picture Day

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Picture Day for Winston Campus Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021!

Ordering online is easy, visit

Our Picture Day event's Order Code is 60625VF.

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Students create a scenery of trees in Art Class!

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Ms. Irwin's Class Reads to Self

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Ms. Baldus joins in on some Recess fuN!

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'Book Tasting' in Mrs. Hunt's Class

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Mrs. Hunt's Class held an exciting 'Book Tasting' event. This purpose of the event was to excite and inform our peers about amazing books they should read.

Students prepared book 'menu's' for books they had read over the summer. The menu included key literary aspects such as a book summary as the 'main course'. They were then able to 'taste' each others book menus to create a list of books they want to read this year.

Ms. Smith Visits Classrooms

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PBIS at Winston Campus Elementary establishes clear expectations of behaviors needed for our students to be successful. The Winston Campus Elementary PBIS matrix for expected behaviors focuses on the areas of respect for self/others, respect for the school environment, and respect for learning. These behavioral expectations are explicitly taught, modeled, and reinforced across all settings by all school personnel. These efforts create a school environment that supports effective academic and social/emotional instruction for all students.

Ms. Smith has been visiting each classroom to review the three core values at Winston Campus Elementary School, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Classrooms have also discussed that at Winston Campus, we Expect Respect. We teach students that if someone treats you or someone else in a way that feels disrespectful, we use our stop sign and tell the person to STOP. We also teach students that if someone tells you to stop, it is our expectations that you STOP and WALK away.

During these classroom visits, students participate in a read aloud of the story, 'The Day You Begin' by Jacqueline Woodson with Ms. Smith. I encourage you to talk with your child about their classroom visit!

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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Caught Being Respectful, Responsible, or Safe!

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Mr. Sommerville acknowledges students by giving them an Eagle Wing during lunch for being respectful, responsible and safe!

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At Winston Campus Elementary School, students can earn a Shooting Star for going ABOVE and BEYOND being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!

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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.

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.

WCE PTA General Membership Meeting

Monday, Sep. 13th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Please join our Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 2192 1009
Passcode: WCEPTA
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+13126266799,,81521921009# US (Chicago)

The WCE PTA is also looking for volunteers throughout the school year. Any help would be greatly appreciated! We are currently seeking help with:

Photography - taking photos at WCE events for our yearbook

Multicultural Event - Get creative with this one (maybe virtual?)

New Family Outreach - Helping new families to our WCE family get connected and feel welcomed!

Picture Days - Help Ms. Smith get kiddos ready for their school pictures the day of

Science Fair - Maybe another virtual event?

Six Flags Reading Program - Getting our kids free passes for doing what they already do, by reading!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation/Goody Friday - Help out by spoiling our teachers

Ways & Means - Help our VP with fundraising

Nomination Committee - Help with finding new officers for the next school year

Winston Campus Elementary Dine and Share!

Chipotle: Wednesday, September 15th 4:00-8:00

If you order ahead for pick-up - Your online ordering code is: YKHM9HF

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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.