Week at Windsor 4.13.20

Looking back and ahead at Windsor news and happenings...

Dear Windsor Families,

We hope you enjoyed the weekend. We know that many of our families are celebrating Easter and Passover this month and send good wishes to all.

Our Windsor Kindness Campaign continues with today being write your teacher a positive note. We know everyone would love to hear from your children.

As a reminder, there is no "school" today, Monday, April 13th. Teachers will be working on new remote learning plans and at-home experiences following the information and changes shared with you last week by our Department of Student Learning. We will send remote learning plans for the week ahead (Tuesday-Friday) this evening by 6:00 PM.

Please continue to reach out with any questions, needs, feedback, etc.

Warmest regards,

Piper Boston, Principal @PrincipalBoston

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal @lindzana

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School Event Cancelations

Dr. Bein has instructed all schools to cancel events through May 22nd, even if we return May 1st following the Illinois Stay at Home order. For Windsor, such events have included or will include:
  • 20-21 Kindergarten Orientation,
  • Windsor CAP Show,
  • Second Grade Music Concert,
  • Windsor Open House,
  • Spring Band Concert,
  • PTA Fourth and Fifth Grade Activity Night, and
  • Windsor Chorus Concert.

We are still awaiting more information to decide if/which events we will try to reschedule. We will share more as decisions are made.

Keep Calm and Go Outside T-Shirts

D25 families are invited to support the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Fund by purchasing a Keep Calm and Go Outside T-shirt (Winning Design by Sofia Fraser-2nd grader at Dryden Elementary). Now more than ever we can all use the reminder to Keep Calm and Go Outside! Profits from t-shirt sales will go toward the 2021 D25 Scholarship Fund that benefits current D25 students as well as graduating high school seniors. T-shirts will be shipped to Scholarship Coordinator and distributed in May. May is Mental Healthy Awareness Month. Watch for future notifications on sharing how you Keep Calm and Go Outside!
BUY NOW: https://ah25keepcalm.itemorder.com/sale

Arlington Heights School District 25 Food Service Program

This is just a reminder that District 25 is offering COVID19 meal pick up and delivery services to ANY families in need of assistance during this time of crisis and school closings. More can be found at this link. https://www.sd25.org/COVIDFood


Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Where: South Middle School (400 S. Highland Avenue)

Thomas Middle School (1430 N. Belmont Avenue)

Who: Any family with a student 18 years or younger is eligible to come pick up meals.

District 25 COVID-19 Resources Page

This page features many different resources for parents to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis.


ABC/25 Get Burbed!

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unique impact and uncertainty it continues to pose to our community, we have made the decision, with the support of Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein, to cancel the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. This was a difficult decision to make but the safety and well-being of our race participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators is always a top priority.

The ABC/25 Foundation still needs your support in order to fully fund teacher grants in the upcoming school year. There are three ways you can still help. Every dollar earned goes directly back into our schools to bring students projects and programs that foster innovation and creativity.

  1. Register as a virtual runner and run/walk your own 5K or 1 Mile on April 25, 2020! Post a picture on Twitter and tag ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge to show your support! Register here!
  2. Statefarm Agent, Jennifer Burnidge, will make a $10 donation to the ABC/25 Foundation for every person who completes an insurance quote in the month of April. When calling in for a quote, be sure to mention Quotes for Good and the ABC/25 Foundation for the quote to qualify. Call today! (847) 253-5678
  3. Make a donation directly to the Foundation. All donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate.

We are already looking forward to the 2021 ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. Event updates and information are available at abc25challlenge.org and through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

In the meantime, we encourage all of our participants, volunteers, event staff, partners and vendors to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

COVI19 Communications

Here is a link to all previous COVID19 District communications from Dr. Bein. https://www.sd25.org/domain/45

Extraordinary Staff Recognition

We are proud of the Windsor team, as they are all committed and dedicated to their work here at school. During Valentine's Day week, the PTA helped to organize positive messages and notes for our different teachers. While unexpected, they always appreciate positive feedback from you and our students.

If there is a staff member you feel deserves some extraordinary recognition for something he or she has done for our school to make a difference for others, please fill out this form to have this staff member more formally recognized for her or his extraordinary accomplishment.

District E-Flyers

This link features different community information for all District 25 families. It is good to regularly check out this link for various events and activities.

Windsor Twitter Feed

We will never only use Twitter to communicate happenings but this is another wonderful way to follow reminders and various Windsor happenings. We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

District 25 Food Service

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor's Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

District 25 2019-2020 Calendar Dates

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor Website

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

District 25 Parent-Student Handbook

Our District 25 Parent-Student Handbook is always shared as part of each year's online registration process. Typically, we will highlight sections throughout the school year. Here is a link for families to reference anytime. https://www.sd25.org/cms/lib/IL01904427/Centricity/Domain/24/2019-2020%20-%20UPDATED%207-23%20936am.pdf

Wildcat Way and Mission

We value our Windsor community that is strengthened by diversity, inclusion, and a growth mindset.

  • We believe in a kind, safe and responsible community because our students are important.
  • We believe in designing lessons that promote inquiry, academic risk taking, and flexible thinking.
  • We believe in supporting cultural, emotional, social, and academic diversity.
  • We believe in working collaboratively as a school community for continuous improvement in a trusting environment.