Weekly Warrior

for the week of March 28, 2022

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

A Note From The Principal

Dear Winston Students and Families,

I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

If you ever heard me talk about my philosophy on education, you know that the number one thing I believe in is creating a joyous school culture, and where students love to come to school.

Over the last two years, our staff has worked really hard to achieve this, but we know how difficult it was because of the pandemic. The week prior to Spring Break was by far the best week we've had this year. We started the week with hosting the Orchestra concert and followed it by hosting the Band concert. Having so many families back in the building to showcase the hard work and talents of our students filled me with joy. From there, we were able to host March Madness to send our students off on Spring Break. After two consecutive years of having to cancel the celebration, we put on a much smaller event, yet still were able to build the joyous culture we so hard thrive to provide for our students. I want to thank our Climate and Culture student leaders and staff members for putting all of this together!

As we return from Spring Break, it means that spring sports season begins. We are excited to see the numbers of students who will attend the girls soccer tryouts and track practices this week. As a reminder, ALL students must have a current physical on file in the health office to attend track practice AND girls soccer tryouts. For more information about athletics at Winston Campus please visit the D15 website: https://www.ccsd15.net/domain/2594

The District 15 BPAC (Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee) will be presenting a workshop on April 6th called "How to Help Children Understand Diversity and Empathy to Prevent Bullying at School." The link to the flyer is HERE for all interested in attending.

We are joining an event called "Put Plastic in its Place" during the month of April, to do our part as part of our Earth Day celebration. We will have large boxes in our vestibule to collect plastic bags. An organization called "Clean Up - Give Back" will collect our bags each week. See the flyer below for the items that will be accepted.

As always, we appreciate your support!

Have a great week!

Martin Da Costa

Proud Principal

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Important Dates Coming Up

Shield Testing - Monday, March 28, 2022 (12:15 - 2:15)

District Closed [No School] - Friday, April 15, 2022

Winston Campus Jr. High Open House - Thursday, May 5, 2022 [6:00PM - 7:00PM]

Teacher Institute Days [No School] - Thursday, May 5, 2022 and Friday, May 6, 2022

Memorial Day [No School] - Monday, May 30, 2022

Graduation and Half Day for 8th Graders- Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Last Day and Half Day for 7th Graders - Friday, June 3, 2022

Winston Store Fundraiser

Our WCJH Parents have created a tshirt store with Winston Gear to help fundraise for the end of the year activities. The Class of 2022 design was designed by a Winston 8th Grader! Please help support our Warriors by clicking on the link below and shop their store!

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Moving District 15 Forward

We are delighted to announce that the Moving 15 Forward initiative is going on the road this spring!

Board of Education President Lisa Scuzupaj and Dr. Laurie Heinz will share the specifics of the proposal and seek feedback from stakeholders across our communities. We also will be meeting with other organizations and groups within the communities we serve.

At the presentation, you can expect to receive an overview of the Moving 15 Forward plan with a particular focus on why this comprehensive plan is focused on repairing and restoring our facilities, updating learning spaces, improving student transitions, as well as providing full-day kindergarten, enhanced educational opportunities, and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. In addition, each presentation will include detailed information specific to the host school(s) that evening. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.

We urge you to attend the session dedicated to your school(s) if possible, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.

We hope that you are able to join us in person. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Moving 15 Forward website to view the proposed plan details, videos, and a Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have further questions at any time, we invite you to let us know via this form or email Moving15Forward@ccsd15.net. We will do our best to provide answers to your questions.

We are so pleased to be taking Moving 15 Forward on the road this spring. We value your feedback and look forward to sharing more with you about this exciting initiative.

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Parent Night

District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information on the following topics for parents, guardians, families and community members. Mark your calendars and join us for these free, virtual workshops!

Motivation to Finish Strong

April 12, 2022

7-8 pm


Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated

so please fill out this form!

We are also taking questions from our audience that will be answered during the workshops so please pre-register. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Keli Swierczek at swierczk@ccsd15.net.

Spanish translation services will be offered during workshops.

District 15 Job Fair


April 4, 2022


Palatine Library

700 N. North court

Palatine, IL 60067


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

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at lopezc@ccsd15.net or Lori Thum at thuml@ccsd15.net with any questions

Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


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 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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