Windsor's Weekly Scribe
Week of March 15th, 2021
A Message From Your Majesty
Dear Windsor Families,
We have all been practicing social distancing, washing our hands and learning to support each other. We speak for the whole faculty when we say that we are truly excited to be back at school in the blended learning model. We love being with your kids and cherish the day-to-day interactions we have with them.
Obviously this significant endeavor would not be possible if it were not for our creative, inspiring, and dedicated teachers. We are proud and thankful for how they’re managing through this change by developing thoughtful lessons and activities for your children and by keeping your children connected on their asynchronous days.
Please note that most children benefit from predictability and routine. To the extent that you can support them on their asynchronous days, students are expected to log in and complete iREADY assignments and teacher created assignments in order to be counted as “present” for the day. It is important to note that just coming to school on in-person days is not enough to meet the attendance requirement so please work closely with your child’s teacher to develop a mutually agreed upon plan for your student’s success.
Thank you for all that you do!
VICE PRINCIPAL TATE
Teaching for Equity Requires Collaboration
Happy March! I want to thank all of our staff, caregivers, and partners for your support and patience this school year. We can celebrate many successes and have certainly leaned on each other through the challenges. As a school family, we have established solid routines and are enjoying the warmer weather and being together. I am truly grateful for the partnerships between home, school, and community: and we can take pride in knowing that our kids are the beneficiaries of our efforts.
In closing, I would like to be mindful that we are still adapting to the hybrid school model, but want to emphasize the need for continued support in the area of attendance for brick (in-person learning) and click (virtual learning) days. Our City Year partners have launched an attendance incentive with many chances for students to earn prizes for showing up in person and on line.
OUR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT 2/15-2/19/2021
LUNCH ROOM PBIS CHAMPIONS
Corps Member Spotlight!
Partner teacher: Mr. Evans (3rd grade)
Favorite childhood book: Harry Potter
Best part about working at Windsor: Every day brings a new challenge.
One thing I want to learn from this experience: How to utilize team collaboration to help individuals
Fun fact/hidden talent: I enjoy writing songs every once in awhileWorking in the pandemic for me has been an opportunity to realize the value of connection with people you work with.
Do you want to highlight an educator who has impacted you or your students' life? Click Here
HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Mahaila Jackson the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the development and spread of gospel blues in black churches throughout the U.S. Ms. Jackson was one of the first gospel singers to use the Hammond organ and the piano as accompaniment, and one of the first to introduce gospel music into more familiar contexts. She sang for programs in support of the Civil Rights movement. She also used her music to create change. Mahalia Jackson’s status as a leader of the African American community is proved through her help to change not only music but also the status of African Americans through her uplifting songs and activism throughout her life. Ms. Jackson had the honor of singing at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral. The “Queen of Gospel” was a confidante of Dr. King.
When I was growing up, there was nothing like going to church to hear the choir sing. My favorite thing to do was to sit on the front pew with my grandmother and watch the pianist play the piano. As the years went by, I learned how to play the piano by taking lessons. But I had a gift to play the piano by ear. I could hear a song and play it. As I got older, I played for the church choir. Years later, I can still play the piano but I do not play as much like I used to.
A MESSAGE FROM PRE-K
ENROLLMENT TIME IS HERE
School & Community Resources
If your credit score is less than 640 and/or any of the following apply to you, we recommend registering for our free Money Management workshop. If your credit score is greater than 640, we recommend registering for Home Buyer Education.
- Don't know your credit score
- Need a savings plan
- No funds saved for a down payment
- Less than two years of steady income
- Had a bankruptcy within the last two years
You will learn:
- How to create a monthly budget
- Savings and investment options
- How to get out of debt
- How to improve your credit score
- Student loan debt management
The Money Management workshop is a total of eight hours (two four-hour sessions). You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
- March 6 & 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. via Zoom. You will need to install Zoom on your mobile device or computer. It is free to use.
Please register for the workshop in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the