This Week at Windsor...

#WEAREWINDSOR

February 16th, 2022

Windsor Families,


Just a reminder there is no school for students tomorrow and Friday as we have parent-teacher conferences. Please be sure to stop by the commons as we will have computers set up for you to complete the 5Essentials Survey, directions will be provided. Also, don't forget to check out the hallway by the gym and see the Celebrate Windsor display on the wall. Of course, looking at the weather could always impact us tomorrow, we do plan to hold parent-teacher conferences in person unless other arrangements have been made with your child's teacher. We will continue to monitor the weather and will communicate any changes as necessary.


We do have school on Monday, February 21st.


I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day! Our wildcats sure did, thank you to all of the parent volunteers who made the Valentine parties a success! I saw so many creative activities and the students were all having a wonderful time.


Summer U 2022 June 8-July 1, 2022 at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022 at 9am and end on April 29, 2022. 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.


Illinois 5Essentials Survey | Now Open!

Student Survey (Grades 4-8 ONLY)

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered at your child’s school in the near future. For a copy of the questions, click here.

If you do not want your child to participate, fill out the information at the bottom of this form (linked here) and ask your child to return this sheet to their teacher.

Parent Survey

It’s that time of year again and we want your input! Please participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey, as a part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey administration. The survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child as school reports will only present aggregated information of how parents responded as a whole.

In order for the survey report to be generated we need at least 20 percent of our parents to take the survey.

Please CLICK HERE to take the parent survey. It is open now through March 11.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.


Reminder about the Celebrate Windsor Project:

Just a reminder to turn in your Celebrate Windsor project with your family's tradition. We look forward to learning more about the cultural backgrounds of our Windsor community! We hope you can stop by the gym hallway during Parent-Teacher Conferences and check out the many different cultures and traditions that are celebrated by Windsor staff and families!


Breakfast:

Breakfast is NOW available for students daily. There is no charge for breakfast, as all school meals are fully funded by the USDA. If your student is interested in participating in the breakfast program, please have them enter through the main entrance and breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:00 in the commons. Due to supply chain issues, the menu may change daily and will include items such as cereal, fruit, and milk. We look forward to serving your students and giving them a healthy start to their school day!


SHIELD TESTING:

SHIELD Testing - Enrollment Extended Through 2/11/2022

SHIELD testing will continue for those that are signed up. If you wish to sign your child up for testing, please fill out the opt-in form (linked here). Due to the Temporary Restraining Order, we are extending the enrollment period through Friday, February 11, 2022.

SHIELD Testing - Unenrollment

If you wish to unenroll your child from the SHIELD testing program, you may do that at any time by filling out this form (linked here).


Drop and Go Reminders:

*IMPORTANT:

-Please do not block the intersection or the crosswalk of Miner and Windsor.

-Please do not get out of your car, your child needs to get out on their own.

-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you before stopping to let your child out, no matter what door they enter the school through.

-Please respect our crossing guard, she may stop traffic from entering Windsor Drive if the line is backed up to Miner.


Lunch info:

A week- 2/21-2/25

B week- 2/28- 3/4


Upcoming Events:

- Thursday, February 17th, and Friday February 18th--Parent-Teacher Conferences

- Tuesday, February 22nd-- PTA Meeting @ Windsor in LMC


Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Stella's Station

After last week's Superbowl Halftime show, I feel like everyone is talking about all of their "glory days". Something I loved doing when I was a kid was making shrinky dinks - going to Toys R Us to pick out a kit was always a good time! Fast forward to 2022, and that company might be gone, but you can still make Shrinky Dinks with your family! All you need is #6 plastic from the recycling bin and some sharpie markers. You can check out the directions on the Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls Website. This could be a perfect activity to do during a winter storm! Have a great 4 day weekend!

Important PTA Information...

Upcoming Meetings:

PTA Meeting: Tuesday, Feb 22 @ 7 PM (LMC)

DEI Committee: Wednesday, Feb 23 @ 8 PM (Virtual)


Seeking Nominations for the 2022/2023 Officers

Looking to become more involved at Windsor? Or know someone who would? Consider serving as an officer of the Windsor PTA! Please submit the full name of the nominee (responses are anonymous) via the attached google form. Nominations are due by March 1st. Any questions, please contact Gina Tourtelot at rmtourtelot@gmail.com. https://forms.gle/DDRFNBFhmaDRuBpm9


Parents Night Out!: We invite all parents to hang out and connect with their Windsor Community! Join us at Eddie's, Friday, February 25th @ 7:30 pm. RSVP here for a chance to win a door prize.


Yearbook:
Thank you to our yearbook committee for all their work preparing Windsor’s 2021-2022 yearbook. Yearbook ordering information coming soon!

Arlington Heights Council PTA Scholarships! In addition to the high school scholarships that are given to graduating seniors, the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Program also hosts an elementary-level scholarship program. This year, all District 25 students in grades K-8 are invited to participate in the 2022 "Spark the Park" AHC Scholarship Contest. Students will need to think about how to add a little "spark" to the parks in our community. 10 winners will be chosen and receive a $100 gift card to the Arlington Heights Park District. https://ahcpta.org/scholarship/


Illinois 5Essentials Survey | Now Open!

Parent Survey

It’s that time of year again and we want your input! Please participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey, as a part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey administration. The survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child as school reports will only present aggregated information of how parents responded as a whole.

In order for the survey report to be generated we need at least 20 percent of our parents to take the survey.

Please CLICK HERE to take the parent survey. It is open now through March 11.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Kids Heart Challenge is here!


Happy Valentines Day, Windsor families!

Can you believe we are HALFWAY through our Kids Heart Challenge program?! Our students are having SO much fun learning the different ways to have happy and healthy hearts and helping to save lives! Has your student jumped on board with our heart hero explorers?! Take the challenge to keep your heart healthy HERE and earn your free reminder wristband right away!

Thank you so much for your support so far on helping us raise donations for the American Heart Association this year! So far we have raised $6,111- AMAZING!!

We also have a goal for 30 families to complete Finn’s Mission to create a community of life savers at Windsor. So far we have had 6 families complete Finn’s Mission! Complete Finn’s Mission as a family to learn hands only CPR and how to spot the signs of a stroke. Once we reach our goal of 30, we will celebrate by having a Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal to School Day!! To get started, click HERE!

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS ONLINE ONLY- CLICK HERE FOR THE VIRTUAL ENVELOPE THIS YEAR

Thank you so much for your support, Windsor families!!

Get Burbed Challenge

Mark your calendars for April 30, 2022 for the 10th ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We are looking forward to having our district students, families and staff together again for our 5K and 1 Mile events! The ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is the only district wide event and raises money to provide grants to teachers and staff through the ABC/25 Foundation. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abcchallenge.org. We hope to see all our Windsor Wildcats there!

Notes from the front office...

The office will not interrupt classroom instruction time to call students down for forgotten items. If your child forgets an item, please put his or her name and teacher on the item and place either on the blue cart in the front foyer or the grade level bins in the office. Remind your child that if they have forgotten something to please check their grade level bins in the 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.

Nurses Notes:

Hello Parents!


Reminders:


--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.


Please contact me: dcarpenter@sd25.org or Kimmy Nylec knylec@sd25.org regarding any COVID questions or if your child has symptoms.

Refer to: Covid information

Testing sites: Free of Charge:

● IDPH - Arlington Racetrack

○ Appointment Required (open M/W/F/Sat only, 8am - 4pm)

○ 309-308-4100

● 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

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing


Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek: smallek@sd25.org.


Have a great weekend and stay healthy!


Sincerely,


Darlene CarpenterRN

Windsor School Nurse

dcarpenter@sd25.org

Lunch Information


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.


Thank you,


District 25 Food Services

American Heart Association

Do the holidays make you feel stressed and out of control? You aren’t alone! Stress may contribute to poor health behaviors linked to increased risk for heart disease and stroke, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Overeating
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Being overweight
  • Not taking medications as prescribed

Click here to learn five simple tips to “de-stress” over the holidays.

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