Week at Windsor 10.6.19

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

Dear Windsor Families,

We hope this weekend's Week at Windsor finds you well!

Windsor Calendar 2019-2020

We have updated our website calendar (always featured in each Week at Windsor) with key events. Below is a preview for the next month or so along with some future 2020 dates.

  • Tuesday 10/8-PTA Executive Board and Committee Chairs Meeting (All Members Welcome) @ 7:00 PM
  • Monday 10/14-School Improvement Day (No Student Attendance)
  • Thursday 10/17-District 25 BOE Meeting @ 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday 10/22-Windsor PTA Kindergarten Activity Night @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 10/24 to Friday 10/25-Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Student Attendance)
  • Thursday 10/31-Windsor Halloween Parade @ 1:40 PM (Classroom Parties to Follow)
  • Wednesday 11/6-Picture Retakes
  • Thursday 11/7-Windsor PTA First Grade Activity Night @ 6:30 PM
  • Monday 11/11-Windsor Veteran's Day Breakfast and School Parade (Morning)
**Looking Ahead**
  • Thursday 2/6-Windsor Book, Science, and Engineering Fair @ 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday 2/12-Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
  • Thursday 2/13 to Friday 2/14-Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Student Attendance)
  • Thursday 4/16-TMS Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation @ 7:00 PM for Parents/Students
  • Thursday 4/30-Windsor K-5 Open House @ 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday 5/6-SMS Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation @ 6:30 PM for Parents/Students

We encourage you to keep referencing our school calendar, as this preview does not include all Windsor happenings!

School Access

We want to remind all parents/guardians that your only school access is through our front door/main entrance, unless specifically directed otherwise for unique school activities. You cannot accompany your children into the school through any of our other doors for any reason, even during arrival time. You must consistently enter through the main entrance and stop at the front office. We will ask your name and business in visiting the school. All staff will approach any adults (even parents) without visitor badges and have them immediately exit the building. We appreciate your support in following these important procedures and making our school safe for all.

Halloween Planning

With the arrival of October, we have started thinking about Halloween. We would like to invite all families to our school-wide Windsor Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31st beginning at approximately 1:40 PM.

  • Students can stay at school or go home during an extended lunch period this day from approximately 12:10-1:20 PM in order to dress for the afternoon.

  • We want Halloween to be fun for all of those celebrating and ask that costumes are school appropriate. Please select costumes that avoid pretend sharp objects, weapons, blood, gore, mature content, etc.

We will be emailing a separate letter home tomorrow, Monday, October 7, 2019 with more Halloween information and specifics.

October can be a busy month for everyone. Thank you for entrusting us with your children each and every day. They are in wonderful hands!

Warmest regards,

Piper Boston, Principal

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal

Parent-Teacher Conferences

We emailed this letter on Monday along with all teachers' conference sign up links.

  • Fall conferences are scheduled for Thursday 10/24 and Friday 10/25. The conference times on Thursday include morning, day, and evening 20-minute appointments. The conference times on Friday only include morning appointments.
  • If you are unable to make an in person time on our two conference days, you may sign up for a phone conference or email teachers to schedule a phone conference during their regular school days/hours of 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM.

We look forward to seeing many of you during our fall conferences!

Fall MAP Reports

For new students or students being progress monitored in grades 3-5, NWEA MAP assessment reports will be going home this Friday, October 11th. Here is a previously sent letter for your reference.

If you prefer not to have your child's test results to go home with her/him via backpack on Friday, please contact Mrs. Kathie Avvisati at kavvisati@sd25.org by this Wednesday. You can pick them up from our school office after school on Friday or anytime next week from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

From the Office...

Online Sign In

We are introducing a new online sign-in and sign-out form for parents/students. It will be in a similar location to our signature clipboard. The new online process will just help us track attendance more efficiently and hopefully ease the process for students/parents/visitors.

Windsor PTA

  • Tuesday 10/8 is a Windsor PTA Executive Board and Committee Chairs Meeting (All Members Welcome) @ 7:00 PM.
  • Information will soon go home regarding Kindergarten Activity Night @ 6:30 PM on Tuesday 10/22.
  • Windsor PTA Room Representatives and volunteer sign up/assignments have been underway. You will be contacted directly, if assigned to your child’s classroom Halloween party.
  • If you have joined the Windsor PTA, the Directory App is now live. If you are a member, you can access and use it. (If you are not a member, you can still sign up and join the Windsor PTA!)
  • Check out the Windsor PTA website link for more information and updates!
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.

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 Website

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

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 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.