for the week of December 19, 2022
Teacher Holiday Gifts + Appreciation
WCJH PTA is collecting items to help thank our WCJH staff members with some treats and gifts as we head into winter break! Items can be delivered to the school office during regular hours. Treats will be out in the staff lounge on Wednesday, December 21 for all to enjoy and gifts will be given to the staff members.
We know that one of the differences between Junior High and Elementary School at the holidays is the number of classroom teachers that each student has in addition to the amazing specialty staff members who work with our kids every day. In addition to treats, please consider donating a small gift or a gift card and we will make sure every member of the staff feels the appreciation from the WCJH community this holiday season.
Please click here to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945adab2da4ff2-wcjh1
From the PTA:
The Winston Spirit Store is OPEN.
Attached is the flyer and here is the link to the Spirit Wear site: https://wcjhwarriors2022.itemorder.com/
The site is live. The order deadline is 12/18 and the apparel will be delivered to Winston right after Winter Break.
January Behavior Expectations Refresh
While we are eagerly looking forward to some relaxing time off during winter break, District 15 teachers are hard at work planning for learning in January. When we return from break, every school in the district will be reviewing school-wide expectations and engaging in station rotations, where students visit locations throughout the school and discuss appropriate behavior and expectations, such as the hallway, bathroom, and lunchroom. Classroom teachers will also review behavior expectations and classroom routines to ensure students are reminded of what is needed and expected at school.
You can support this work at home as well!
As you prepare to return to school from break, have a conversation with your child about school behavior expectations. Talk about what it looks and sounds like to be respectful, responsible, and safe at school, on the bus, on the playground, in the lunchroom, and in the hallway. Small reminders, support, and encouragement about behavior can have a big impact on how students return to learning in January
Palatine Library Winter Reading Challenge Read for the Stars
We have another great way to keep students reading and engaged through winter break! Encourage your students to participate and help us reach our goal. When we all read 8,000 books, the Northwest Special Recreation Association gets a grand donation of $1,500 from our sponsors.
Kids that finish get a star shaped stress ball for completing the program! While supplies last. Prizes funded by the Friends of Palatine Library.
Finishers are entered in a drawing for a chance to win an amazing prize basket filled with gift cards generously donated by participating businesses.
Birth - Grade 2 : 15 Books
Grades 3 - 6: 5 Books
Grades 7 - 12: 2 Books
Adults: 2 Books
Full program details here.Watch this short video and share with your students.
Extra-Curricular Activities Updates
- VOLLEYBALL Girls Volleyball is a cut sport. This means that everyone does not make the team. We will have tryouts for the team after winter break. All students that want to tryout must register and have a physical turned in to the nurse by December 19th. We will have a meeting and a practice clinic on December 19th and 20th.
- Girls Volleyball Informational Meeting and Clinic - Only Girls
- Monday 12/19 - 7th/8th grade Informational Meeting and Clinic
- Tuesday 12/20 - 7th/8th grade Informational Meeting and Clinic
Here to Serve You!
We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 6:35AM - 3:05PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!
Martin Da Costa - Principal
(847) 963-7405 ꞏ email@example.com
Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal
(847) 963-7404 ꞏ firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunah Shin - Assistant Principal
(847) 963-7423 ꞏ email@example.com