This Week at Windsor 3.5.2021

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Windsor Families,


Happy March! Spring is one of my favorite seasons, I love when the weather starts to get warm and the sun is shining! Also, it is so great to see so many families walking to and from school, it certainly helps with our Drop and Go!


If you didn't have a chance last week, please be sure to check out information from our nurse, the PTA, and Summer U. There is also information and registration for our annual math contest for grades 2-5 and a new exciting math night coming up for our K-2 students.


If your child is remote and you would them to switch to in-person learning, please complete this Windsor Step 4 Switch Form by March 10th at 7 pm. This information can also be found at https://www.sd25.org/Step4Switch.


Please be sure to send your child to school with boots, the fields are pretty muddy and some areas still have snow. It will help reduce the amount of wet and uncomfortable feet in the afternoons.


Spring Break Travel

As spring break approaches, we ask that you notify your child’s teacher if you will be quarantining after travel or extending your vacation beyond March 28th. Students who are quarantining will be allowed to attend class remotely due to the recommendation from the IDPH.


Stay well,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano


Upcoming Events:

- Friday, March 12th- Elementary Report Cards will be mail home

- March 15th-19th- Spirit Week--see schedule below

- Monday, March 22nd-Friday, March 26th- Spring Break

- March 31st- Picture Retakes

Summer U 2021

June 16-July 14, 2021 at Thomas Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration begins on March 1, 2021 at 9am and end on April 30, 2021. Please visit www.sd25.org/summeru for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email summeru@sd25.org for assistance.

Windsor PTA

Picture Day: Retakes will be March 31.


Green Team: This year the green team will be offering take-home activities instead of the usual meetings. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/WindsorGreenTeam.



5th Grade parents- Please download and view the flyer below regarding photo collection.

Notes from the Health Office...

Hi Parents!


Spring is around the corner and spring break provides opportunities for travel! Here are the guidelines we are following--they are ever changing so please re-visit this site before you travel.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html#cds-tabs-1447250451-6


In short:

1. Anyone traveling from a state on the Orange list (link above) is directed to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in suburban Cook County (this could be after you return) or quarantine for a 10-day period.

2. Children under the age of 18 are exempt from quarantine if they traveled with others who have received a negative COVID-19 test no longer than 72 hours prior to your return (or after your return). Children who travel alone are recommended to follow the guidance in #1 above.


Thank you again for partnering with us to continue to keep Windsor School a safe place for everyone!


Sincerely,


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

dcarpenter@sd25.org

Mrs. Stella's Station

Heading into the weekend, I wanted to share some ideas for STEAM fun that involve something that everyone has around the house... paper! Some of the activities on the page require you to print out a template first, while others just require paper and sometimes tape. You can find ideas for 10 paper toys you can make with your children by clicking HERE. Have fun!
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Attention: Kindergarten-2nd Grade Families

Get ready to experience math in a whole new way! Join the Bedtime Math Leaders as they walk your family through hands-on, get-up-and-move activities for kids, like Rock ‘n’ Roll Hops and Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry. Join us Wednesday, April 7th from 6:30-7:30 PM for a family-friendly event designed for our Kindergarten through Second Grade students (siblings welcome!).

Supplies will be provided to your family- all you'll need to provide is scissors, tape, and pencils! Reach out to Amy Arce (aarce@sd25.org) with any questions.

Click the orange banner at the bottom to sign up. Registration Closes Friday, March 5th at Midnight. We hope to see you there!
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5Essentials

Parents, students, and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Windsor School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.


On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:


· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction


All 4th and 5th-grade students will be responding to this survey during the week of March 8th. 5Essentials Reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2021 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.


Additionally, we have chosen to provide the Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of Windsor parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at Windsor School and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

Please take few minutes to complete the survey linked below. The survey window will close on April 2, 2021.


Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or impact-surveys@uchicago.edu.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Get Burbed

Save the date! The 2021

ABC25 Get Burbed Challenge

will be on April 24th! We will be providing both an in-person race (details to come on staggered start times and other safety measures) or virtually! Either way, get ready to support Arlington Heights School District 25 and the

ABC25 Foundation

! Stay tuned for the registration link, sponsor info and some REALLY fun events leading up to the race! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Attention Families

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois Students. If you feel you may qualify but have not already completed a Household Eligibility Application to determine eligibility for free or reduced meal status, please submit one immediately. Applications can be downloaded from the district website or pick up an application from your child's school.


Please read the attached letter for more information.

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Important Tech Tip:

Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.


iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.


To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:

  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out

To Power Down Your iPad:


  • Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.


How to Clean/Sanitize Chromebooks and iPads

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