Week at Windsor 5.20.20

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

Dear Windsor Families,

We apologize for the delay in our weekly message. We were wanting to solidify a few plans and details to alleviate a number of separate communications.

We tried to include as much as possible in this week's update. However, with the end of the school year approaching and as we are still navigating this unique remote learning landscape, we are sure there will continue to be more information to follow!

Thank you to all who were able to support Windsor's BeYOUnique Week. We are so proud of our YOUnique school community. We enjoyed taking time to highlight and celebrate, albeit remotely, last week. We've included a few Twitter highlights below.

We had our last Windsor PTA meeting last week. Many thanks to this year's PTA Executive Board. We appreciate your time and service to our PTA and school very much.

PRESIDENT: Heather Lepold


SECRETARY: Elyse Coval

TREASURER: Sarah Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT of Ways & Means: Casey Deja

VICE PRESIDENT of Programs: Lauren Stump


Per usual, we sent this week's Remote Learning Plans for grades K-5 on Sunday evening. As a reminder, there is no school or remote learning this Friday, because teachers will be engaged in school improvement planning. Additionally, Monday is Memorial Day, so it is a holiday for everyone.

Wishing us all more sunshine to end this week. We hope you and your children have a safe and fun long holiday weekend.

Piper Boston, Principal @PrincipalBoston

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal @lindzana

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Windsor's Reverse Parade

We want to see everyone before we close this school year! Last week, we asked you to save the date of Friday 5/29 at 2:00 PM. We will be hosting a Reverse Parade for our families. Staff will be positioned around our school campus and we will have a driving route for families to "parade" through and around in order to see everyone. To help the parade flow and for safety reasons, we will ask families to come at different times alphabetically by last name as follows.

  • A-E → 2:00-2:15

  • F-K → 2:15-2:30

  • L-Se → 2:30-2:45

  • Sf-Z → 2:45-3:00

We will be sending specific procedures and driving directions as part of next week's communications.

Student Materials Pick Up Days

Last week, teachers bagged up all students' materials. We are still adding odds and ends, including Yearbooks to go home.

We have been advertising our Student Materials Pick Up Days of June 1-3. Below are the days and recommended times for families to arrive in order to ensure safety and traffic flow.

Last Name Begins With and Date/Time of Pick Up/Drop-Off

  • A-C Monday, June 1 8:30-11:30
  • D-F Monday, June 1 12:30-3:00
  • G-K Tuesday, June 2 8:30-11:30 *
  • L-Q Tuesday, June 2 12:30-3:00
  • R-S Wednesday, June 3 8:30-11:30
  • T-Z Wednesday, June 3 12:30-3:00 *

*Recommended alternative windows for those families with a conflict on their assigned time. For our planning purposes, we truly appreciate families following their assigned times as best as possible.

These days will also be an opportunity for families to drop off/pick up the following:

  • Technology Return
  • LMC Books Return
  • Classroom Supplies Return
  • Medication Pick Up

We will be sending specific procedures as part of next week's communications.

Returning Windsor Library Media Center (LMC) Books

Our Student Materials Pick Up Days noted above are an opportunity to return any Windsor library books back to school.

Parents will soon receive an email if your child has any checked out items along with titles, etc. to help you know and prepare them for return. We thank you in advance for returning everything!

At the most recent PTA meeting, Mrs. Gail Komarek, our Windsor LMC Specialist, announced her plans to retire. This decision was a difficult one. She has been a true asset to Windsor and the District 25 community as a whole. We will be celebrating and recognizing all of this year's retirees in the upcoming days.

20-21 School Supplies Ordering

This year Windsor families have 2 vendors to choose from if ordering school supplies through the Windsor PTA. Here is a link with more information. https://windsorpta.org/2020/05/12/2020-school-supplies/

Note: A percentage of sales benefits the Windsor PTA! When ordering, please review and make sure you are ordering the correct grade for your child and save your email confirmation for receipt. Also, kits do not include headphones. Please plan to reuse or purchase headphones separately if requested by your student’s grade level.

Questions: Please contact Windsor PTA School Supply Committee, Courtney Childs (cechilds@gmail.com or 312-502-6553) or Kristine Gruzewski (kmorin72@yahoo.com or 773-704-7579).

You are also welcome to purchase supplies on your own. Here is a link to Windsor's 20-21 School Supplies.

Windsor PTA News

Welcome to the new Executive Board.

Join me in welcoming our newest officers to the Windsor PTA Executive Committee… officers for 2020-2021 voted in and duly installed on May 12th:

  • President – KATY WENDT
  • President-Elect – CAROLYN WARNEMENT
  • Secretary, serving a 2nd term – ELYSE COVAL
  • 1st VP of Means & Ways, serving a 2nd term – CASEY DEJA
  • 2nd VP of Student Programming – GINA TOURTELOT
  • Treasurer – MELISSA ANDERSON

Thank you to our nominating committee and your commitment to our PTA.

Thank you for being a member, for fundraising, organizing, volunteering, donating, encouraging, sharing, attending, inspiring… the list goes on. We couldn’t do all we do without the many hands that have helped along the way! As we count down the end of our academic school year, we send best wishes for a WONDERFUL SUMMER!!

And a special thank you to all “graduating” 5th grade parents! Heather Leopold, Windsor PTA President

Tuesday Office Hours

If you have a need to visit the school to drop off registration information, access print materials, or another specific need, please complete this form to arrange a time on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

You can email Ms. Boston pboston@sd25.org to let her know if you will be coming to the school.

2020-2021 School Registration

Student Online Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year opens May 4th!

All returning District 25 students and all new students who have pre-registered with their school, will receive an email by the end of the day on May 4th, 2020 with student specific instructions for completing online registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

To pre-register a NEW student (K thru 8th grade), please click on the applicable link below for information about the pre-registration process and form.

For information on Early Childhood (3 & 4 year olds), please contact Karen Pilli at Greenbrier School - (847) 398-4211

To Pre-Register a KINDERGARTEN STUDENT for the 2020-2021 school year, CLICK HERE

To Pre-Register a NEW STUDENT (Grades 1 - 8) FOR 2020-2021, CLICK HERE

Field Trip Return Monies

Both 2nd and 3rd grade parents/guardians have monies that will be returned in either cash or original check form from their canceled field trips. We will soon reach out with plans. However, feel free to contact Ms. Boston pboston@sd25.org before then, if needed.

Stay Tuned...

During the upcoming days we will share the following with families:

  • Alternative Virtual 20-21 Kindergarten Orientation for Incoming Families,
  • Alternative Virtual 5th Grade Celebration Activities and Events,
  • And, more all school activities to keep us connected!

Remote Learning Pages

We share the week's remote learning plans for all grade levels Sunday evenings. You will also always find this link on our main website under Families and Windsor Remote Learning.

Teachers will also continue to send a link to each day's plan in the morning to best meet the differing preferences and needs of parents/guardians supporting remote learning.

We will post all previous remote learning plans on our website to close this school year for interested families to reference this summer.

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

PLEASE CALL OR COME BY AS NEEDED. Additions are being made each week.


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.

COVI19 Communications

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

District 25 COVID-19 Resources Page

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


As the Illinois stay at home and school closing order came through on Friday, we just want to highlight the above page once more for families. It contains a number of different local and state resources.

Additionally, the Illinois Department of Human Services launched a free emotional support text line for Illinoisans experiencing stress related to COVID-19: Call4Calm. This isn’t a crisis hotline, but a source of support. If you want to speak to a counselor, text TALK to 552020, or HABLAR for Spanish speakers.

You can also access a wider array of supports using the same number on your mobile phone. Text 552020 with keywords such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to receive information to help you navigate getting assistance.

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.