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Cook's Night Out Thank you

Thanks to Hawthorne's Barbeque in West Chicago for hosting a Cook’s Night Out and for their generous donation towards our school initiatives! We appreciate our local businesses! Hawthorne's offers a fun atmosphere with games and sports you can play while enjoying their spacious patio! Check them out and be sure to post about your experience in facebook group Winfield Local.

Spring Book Fair Support

WEF is delighted to have been able to use our Essential Needs fund to enable 32 students on waiver to purchase books at the spring book fair. Thanks to the lovely suggestion of several parents and thanks to your financial support of WEF, these students were given the opportunity to make their own purchases. We believe that, not only are books essential, but so is the boost to a child’s well being and confidence from making this purchase on their own.

Partner Seminar - College: Getting There from Here

Thanks to Ben Grey, local Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for his tips and advice during his free seminar focused on planning ahead for college. President of the Greater Winfield Chamber of Commerce, we appreciate the support of Ben and our small businesses!

School directory/Playbill partners

Thanks to the businesses who purchased ads in our 2021-2022 school directory and drama playbill in order to help us serve our community this year! We encourage our community to support these local businesses.

Congrats Tiger Run logo design finalists

Tiger Run planning is underway and we would like to congratulate the student logo design finalists and 8th grader, Julianna Reid, for her winning design of the Tiger Run logo. The committee received over 20 logo design submissions and our artists should be proud of their work!

April 28 Blood drive

Please donate life-saving blood to our local patients. 3:30-7:00pm, Central School Gym. Sign-up Today at our website:

Educational Grants

WEF is proud to provide Educational Grants to teachers, which expand our school programming and classroom learning, with the goal of enhancing learning and encouraging innovation. Congratulations to this year's grants recipients:

  • First grade team Mrs. Hempe and Mrs. Napolitano (Osmo bundles that will increase students' fluency towards their learning targets)

  • Third and fourth grade teams Mrs. Willix, Mrs. Burt, and Mrs. Nasiopulos (printed dictionaries to help students with their vocabulary learning targets while developing necessary, hands on skills)

  • Mr. Wdowiarz's middle school classroom (materials to develop a bioactive enclosure for their classroom pet, which has been a subject of study and a valuable addition to the students' daily experience)

  • All students will benefit from Mr. Siemienkowicz's request for cabinet lighting in art and project display cabinets, to better highlight and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment for our students' work!

Congratulations to all grant recipients and thank you for the thoughtful planning and research that went into these requests.

Winfield Local Facebook group

Facebook group "Winfield Local" (formerly "Winfield To-Go) is dedicated to raising awareness of our local businesses, events, and activities and bringing business and community together. Connect with business owners and consumers in Winfield and surrounding towns at

Thanks to the support of our community, WEF and PTO were successfully able to provide funding to launch Winfield Studios, podcast and green screen spaces that have provided innovate and unique learning opportunities for our students. THANK YOU for making a difference!