This Week at Windsor...
November 12th, 2021
What a day for strange weather. We had rain, snow, and sun. As a reminder, please be sure to send your children with weather-appropriate gear as we try to get outside as much as possible.
Just a reminder, morning supervision does not begin until 8:50, students are not allowed to be on the playground before school. Please have your children report to the door they enter the school through no earlier than 8:50.
Drop and Go Reminders:
As the weather gets cooler, more parents choose to drive their children to and from school. It is imperative that you follow the procedures for our Windsor Drive drop and go. Please share this information with the person that drives your child to school.
Arrival- please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you, this may mean you pass the door that your child enters school. We have staff outside monitoring our students and will ensure that your child makes it into the building.
Dismissal- There is NO parking on Windsor Drive. Please do NOT get out of your car, you will need to move your car up in the line as the line moves. If you feel you need to get out of your car to wait for your child, please park on a side street and walk up to Windsor Drive. We will have the Arlington Heights Police Department spot-checking our dismissal on Windsor Drive, please do not exit your car.
- Tuesday, November 16th- 3:35-4:45-- Noetic Math Contest for Grades 4-5
- Friday, November 19th- Progress Reports emailed home
- Friday, November 19th- Last day of school prior to Thanksgiving week
- Monday, November 29th- School Resumes
Have a wonderful wildcat weekend!
Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano
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
Important PTA Information...
Current and Upcoming Events
Junior Great Books: Junior Great Books (JGB) is an extracurricular, reading enrichment program open to 1st-5th grade students at Windsor. Children meet in informal groups with parent leaders to read and discuss selected short stories. The Junior Great Books program will run from the week of January 17 (begins on Tuesday, Jan. 18) through the week of March 14, leading right into Spring Break for a total of 8 sessions. Sessions will be on Tuesdays through Fridays. Permission slips are due BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 17.
LMC Sign-Up Genius: All sign-ups for Trimester 2 need to be entered into the Signup Genius by today, Friday, November 12.
Giving Globe: The Windsor staff will be collecting gift cards to give to Windsor families in need again this season. If you would like to contribute, the Giving Snowglobe will be up in the Windsor Office vestibule starting November 29th. They will be accepting $20 gift cards from Marianos, Jewel, Target, Walmart and Aldi. Drop your gift card in the card box in the vestibule by December 10 and place a snowflake sticker on the globe. Let’s fill the globe with snowflakes!
Chess Club: The second session of Chess Club will start Friday, Dec 3rd 3:35-4:35 in the LMC. Try out the 1st meeting for free. No experience needed. Beginners are welcome. Click here for more information and to register.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee: The Windsor DEI Committee is looking for new members that are interested in furthering the committee’s mission to celebrate diversity, promote equity and practice inclusion of all people. A virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8th at 8pm to welcome new members and to discuss ways to reach our goals for this year and for the '22-'23 school year. Please email Melissa Buchberger at email@example.com if you are interested in joining.
The PTA would like to extend a huge thank you to Jenny Black-Foltin, Julia Johnson, Mrs. Ziemann and the 4th Grade Chorus, the families who contributed pictures and all the students who wrote letters, for working so hard to honor our Veterans. The Veterans Day video was a really special tribute to our well-deserved Windsor Wildcat Veterans. Thank you!
Get Burbed Challenge
Get Burbed T-shirt Design
It's time to let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to submit a design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by close to 1000 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at abc25challenge.org/tshirt. Submissions are due back to your school office by December 3, 2021. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abc25challenge.org. We hope to see everyone there!
Notes from the front office...
If your child will be tardy please leave a message on the Absence Hotline and indicate if they will need lunch.
If your child needs to leave school early please let the classroom teacher and the office know ahead of time when possible. This will assure your child is ready to leave when needed and will let your child know if dismissal plans have changed.
--Please pack a change of clothes and extra masks in your child’s backpack--accidents happen!
--If your child shows symptoms of COVID: fever (100.4 or higher), headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches-- keep your all of your children home until the child with symptoms gets COVID tested and results are back.
--If your child is a CLOSE CONTACT of anyone with COVID, they must stay home and quarantine (with a person who is diagnosed with COVID for more than 15 min, in the classroom setting within 3 feet with mask or within 6 ft without a mask, outside of the classroom setting its within 6 feet masked or not). If that child develops symptoms while in quarantine, they must get tested with a PCR test.
Refer to: Covid information
Testing sites: Free of Charge:
● IDPH - Arlington Racetrack
○ Appointment Required (open M/W/F/Sat only, 8am - 4pm)
● IDPH - Harper College - U of I Shield Saliva Test
○ 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine
○ lobby of the performing arts center
○ Mondays 12-4 pm, Wed. 12-4,Thursdays 9:00-11:00am
○ need to fast for 1 hour prior to test and the person will be notified of test results in 24 hours
○ NO Appointment Required, Walk-in
● Walgreens-Antigen, PCR
○ 1000 E. Northwest Hwy, AH
○ 3 E Golf Rd., AH
○ 1711 W Campbell St., AH
○ Appointment Required
Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Windsor School Nurse
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
November- No Soda November
Let's say NO to soda this NO-vember and together choose WATER! Water is always going to be our best choice for our bodies over sugary drinks like soda, juice, and sports drinks! Did you know that one 12oz bottle of soda has the same amount of sugar in it as eighteen cookies? EIGHTEEN! Now we KNOW that consuming 18 cookies wouldn't be our best choice, but sometimes we forget about what we are drinking! If you're new to choosing water, check out these delicious infused water ideas!