This Week at Windsor...
September 10th, 2021
I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! It was a short but busy week at Windsor. Don't forget we have our first general PTA meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Commons, there will be a RULER presentation prior to the meeting at 6:30 presented by Windsor's RULER implementation team.
Please sign up to receive emails from the PTA! Go to https://windsorpta.org/. Approximately halfway down on the right hand side of the page, enter your email address to follow the Windsor PTA blog and receive email notifications of upcoming PTA events. Click “Updates via email”.
Picture Day- September 21st, 2021
Online Prepay ordering:
Online Order Code: 60656K
Project Pen Pal
Windsor alum, Stella Fitzpatrick, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn! It takes years of planning to complete, and it needs to be done by high school graduation. We are so excited to be partnering with Stella on Project Pen Pal! Please see the flyer below for the opportunity to be a part of Stella's amazing project!
Link to the Google Form to sign up:
Intermediate- September 20th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-G8mPwUGys5BlEotWjKGzP8JpOi6WxM0IViCq75R80xdo6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Due to Covid restrictions, we will only be able to take 24 primary and 24 intermediate students for this event. If we receive more than 24 for each group, we will need to hold a lottery.
Art Club 2021 & 2022. Due to Covid restraints, we will have two 4th and 5th grade sessions, fall and spring. Interested students have been placed by lottery into these sessions. Look for Art Club News in this Friday’s backpack mail for your child’s placement.
Donna Kohnen firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Tromp email@example.com
Are You Interested in Having your Child Learn to Play the Violin or Cello?
Music for Youth is a parent-paid program, partially subsidized by District 25, that provides string instruction at your school. To learn about our program, please attend our parent information session on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 pm at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School. You will hear a short musical presentation by some of our students, learn about our program, and meet our teachers. Registration materials will be available.
Arrival and Dismissal-
Drop and go on Windsor Drive and the front circle has been moving nicely.
Just a few reminders:
- Walkers, please only cross at the crosswalk.
-Please do not turn around in neighbor's driveways, go around the block to get into the car line (No U-Turns).
-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.
- Tuesday, September 14th- Ruler Parent Information Presentation- 6:30 pm (Prior to the PTA meeting) Windsor Commons
- Tuesday, September 14th- PTA Meeting- 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, September 14th- Running Club Begins- 3:35-4:45
- Tuesday, September 14th- 5th Grade Instrument Pick-up- SMS - 3:40-5:45
- Thursday, September 16th- No School- Non-Attendance Day
- Tuesday, September 21st- Picture Day
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
These are the grade levels that still have MAP testing.
Math: Monday, Sept 13th @ 11:10
Reading: Tuesday, Sept 14th @ 10:25
MAP Makeups will begin over the next week.
Important PTA Information...
Join the Windsor PTA Today! For more information on PTA and how to join, visit our website at https://windsorpta.org/membership/
Please visit https://windsorpta.org/pta-calendar/ to keep up to date on PTA and Windsor events.
Current and Upcoming Events
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/
Spirit Wear: Last chance to order your spirit wear! The online spirit wear sale has been extended through Friday, September 10 at midnight. Shop online at at http://windsorspiritwear.com
Fall Harvest Sale: Monday, Sep. 6 - Monday, Sep. 20. Candy apples, chocolate and apple cider spice donuts from Morke’s Chocolates in Palatine: Shop online from Monday, Sep. 6 – Sep. 20. at https://windsorpta.memberhub.com/store?category=Fall%20Harvest More details here: https://windsorpta.org/fundraisers/fall-harvest-sale/
Green Team (Grades 1-5, Wednesday lunch time meetings in the LMC): Green Team Registration open. More details here: https://windsorpta.org/programs/green-team/
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
Picture Day: Tuesday, September 21
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
--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
○ on the first level of the parking garage located on the east side of the main campus
○ 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
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Windsor School Nurse
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; everything should be working properly now!
We have been passing out a lot of masks to students, be sure to have your child wear a mask to school every day. It is also helpful to have an extra one in their backpack just in case.
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.