This Week at Windsor...
August 27th, 2021
We had a fantastic first full week back at Windsor this week, it has been a great start to the new school year! The Windsor staff has truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know your children and we are excited about all of the learning that will take place over the next ten months. Thank you for all of the work you’ve done at home to prepare your child for school. They came prepared and ready to learn, which is a result of your efforts at home!
As we look forward to next week, please mark your calendars for our Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 1st. Please see the schedule for Curriculum Night below, all teacher presentations will occur in your child's classroom with the exception of AM and PM Kindergarten, this presentation will occur in the Commons. Please be sure to wear a mask when inside Windsor School.
I would like to welcome Miss Lauren Tromp to our Windsor staff. Miss Tromp is Windsor's new art teacher. She is very excited to be here and to be working with your children.
MAP testing begins next week for all students, please check out the schedule below.
Arrival and Dismissal-
Drop and go on Windsor Drive and the front circle has been moving nicely.
Just a few reminders:
-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you, please have your child get out of the car independently and quickly. Children should not get out of the car on the street side, this is very unsafe.
-There are no pets allowed on school property, please keep all pets at home or in your car.
- Remember there is no supervision prior to 8:50 am.
- PM Kindergarten parents, thank you for your patience and flexibility as we learn this new routine.
You can also find information on the Frequently Asked Question Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BVf_IroTXm7nkvw4pNS4zGPkW2JHjNHmucxJGZ0fC28/edit?usp=sharing
The district has also provided a very helpful Q&A surrounding Covid: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1db0GYc8ejH2xKRVBZzCNwtYg9bsFVWV1251ATd3CKOo/edit#bookmark=id.2duyerdzr9v8
- Wednesday, September 1st - Curriculum Night
- Tuesday, September 14th- Ruler Parent Information Presentation- 6:30 pm (Prior to the PTA meeting)
- Tuesday, September 14th- PTA Meeting- 7:00 pm
Have a wonderful wildcat weekend!
Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano
Curriculum Night Schedule
AM/PM Kindergarten- Commons
Grades 1 and 2
Instructional Teachers- Keough, Rabinowitz, Blau, Stodola
Transition time (There will not be a principal presentation, we will send out a video to all families prior to curriculum night beginning)
Grades 3, 4, 5
Instructional Teachers- Angelus, Palmer, Higgins
This year all students in grades K-5 will be taking the MAP assessment in reading and math. Below is the MAP schedule for the fall window.
Reading: Thursday, Sept. 9th @ 9:15
Math: Friday, Sept 10th @ 10:30
Reading: Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 1:15
Math: Friday, Sept 10th @ 1:15
Math: Monday, Sept 13th @ 11:10
Reading: Tuesday, Sept 14th @ 10:25
Math: Tuesday, August 31st @ 10:30
Reading: Thursday, Sept 2nd @ 10:30
Math: August 31st @ 1:15
Reading: Sept 1st @ 1:15
Math: August 31st @ 9:15
Reading: Sept. 2nd @ 10:30
Math: August 31st @ 9:15
Reading: Sept 2nd @ 1:15
Important PTA Information...
Running Club (Grades 3-5, Tuesdays, 3:35-4:45 pm, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, Field next to Windsor.). Come join the Windsor Running Club!
- Two parent volunteers are needed at each practice.
- Athletic shoes are required to participate in running club.
- If you are interested, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/Juh8e5t1BZXbUhnf8
- Running club is limited to 30 students.
- Any questions, please contact Kathy Dieringer @ email@example.com
Spirit Wear: Start your year off with some Windsor Wildcat apparel! The online spirit wear sale will be held August 30-September 8. Starting on Monday, Aug. 30, shop Windsor spiritwear at http://windsorspiritwear.com
Restaurant Fundraiser @ Wynburg Cafe: Thursday, Sep. 9 through Saturday, Sep 11. Enjoy a break from cooking and support a local restaurant. 10% of the proceeds will directly benefit Windsor PTA. Mention Windsor when placing your order. More details here: https://windsorpta.org/restaurant-nights/
PTA General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 14 @ 7:00 PM, Windsor Commons - Please join us to learn more about PTA, discuss upcoming events and vote on the annual budget.
- Vote on Proposed 2021-22 Budget
- Vote on 2020-21 Audit Report
- Announce PTA meeting dates for 2021-22
Stay Tuned for more information about the following clubs and events:
Chess Club (Grades K-5, Fridays, 3:35-4:35 pm, LMC, ): Starts Friday, Sep. 24
Green Team (Grades 1-5, lunch time meetings in the LMC): The Windsor School Green Team is an eco-friendly PTA-sponsored club for 1 thru 5th grade students interested in the environment, recycling, the school garden and more.
Fall Harvest: Candy apples, chocolate and other fall favorites from Morke’s
Room Representatives: Stay tuned for more information about volunteer opportunities in your child’s classroom
Notes from the front office...
To avoid any interruption of class instruction please leave any forgotten student items on the blue cart in the foyer, place a post-it on the item with the student name and teacher. An email to your child's teacher would also be appreciated. Also, remind your child to check in the office in their grade level BLUE bin for any forgotten items.
Regarding our QR CODE for Student Sign In and Out. We have had a few issues with that this week. Tech has advised that you download a QR READER APP onto your phone. There are many out there and they are FREE.
We have been passing out a lot of masks to students, be sure to have your child wear a mask to school everyday. It is also helpful to have an extra one in their backpack just in case.
SHIELD TESTING | OPT-IN
District 25 is planning to begin the SHIELD testing program in our schools for the students who have opted-in on September 8, 2021. In order to opt-in for your child to participate in SHIELD testing, fill out this form and turn it into our front office..
The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is able to detect COVID-19 and its variants in symptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals. For more information in the form of a Q&A on the COVID-19 SHIELD test in our schools, click here.
CAP- Help Wanted
The Arlington Heights Park District runs a before and after school student supervision program at all District 25 Elementary Schools and they are in need of and currently hiring CAP supervisors/activity leaders!
For more about the positions and to apply, click the link here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ahpd?keywords=cap
If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.
Please note that students who choose to pack a meal from home are invited to take a bag with milk that will also contain a fruit, vegetable, and grain at no charge. If your child has food allergies or food intolerances, please work with them to identify what they can consume from this bag, should they decide to pick it up.
All of these bagged items will be wrapped. If a student chooses not to consume all items, those may be placed on a table in the eating area so as to not be wasted.
As a reminder, lunch is free this school year for all District 25 students.
District 25 Food Services
American Heart Association...
Sugary drinks often have lots of calories. By some estimates, to burn off the calories from one 12-ounce can of soda, a 75-pound child would need to ride a bicycle at a fast 1 pace for about 30 minutes. It could take a 150-pound adult about 25 minutes of walking at a moderate pace to burn off the same amount of calories.