This Week at Windsor...

#WEAREWINDSOR

October 29th, 2021

Windsor Families,


Happy Halloween! We had a wonderful day at Windsor School despite the weather. The parties were super fun, thank you to the parent room representatives for all of your help planning and putting on great parties for our students.


Here is the link to view our parade: https://www.dropbox.com/s/86c87l87cbfk9rl/Halloween2021.MOV?dl=0


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.



Upcoming Events:

- Wednesday, November 3rd- Picture Retakes

- Friday, November 12th- End of the Trimester

- Friday, November 19th- Progress Reports emailed home


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


Halloween Information (this was also sent out as a separate email)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RM2JBC-p2qmWOpob7-WMMDQYqzzE20GOFAsMtCZYwAU/edit

Important PTA Information...

Current and Upcoming Events

Veterans Day: Veterans Day has traditionally been a very important event and celebrated by the Windsor community. While we cannot join together in person, we would like to honor our Veterans once again in a video. In addition, the students will be making thank you notes in their classrooms that will be sent out. If you have a Veteran family member, friend, neighbor, or anyone else in your life that your student/s would like to honor in this year's Veterans Day video, please click here to fill out the google doc by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th."

Picture Retakes - Wednesday, Nov. 3: If you ordered pictures and would like retakes, please have your child bring them back and return them at the retake. If you return the pictures, you will not have to buy them again.

Chairs Needed:

  • The Cultural Arts Committee Chair will work with the Principal, LMC Director and PTA President to organize a virtual author visit in the springtime. If you or anyone you know is interested in this role, please contact Carolyn Warnement at president@windsorpta.org.
  • The Science Fair Committee Chair will work to organize, promote and run the science fair, which is scheduled for Thursday, February 3 in the evening.

Halloween Class Parties: Thank you to all the volunteers for planning and running the Halloween classroom parties. We really appreciate your time and dedication. Happy Halloween!


Save the Date for the next PTA Meeting: Tuesday, November 9 at 7 PM in the LMC. Join us to learn more about the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) PTA Committee.

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!

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!

Noetic Math Contest

For anyone who might have tried to sign their child up for the 4th and 5th grade Noetic Math Contest and received a message that the form was closed, please try again. The form is open and ready to accept sign-ups from our 4th and 5th grade Wildcats! Contact Mrs. Stella with any questions (vstella@sd25.org). Thanks!


Please sign up at this link: http://bit.ly/noetic2021

Stella's Station

Happy Halloween! Just a quick reminder to all our Wildcats who are working on the Greg Tang Halloween Challenge that they need to turn in the completed packet to me by Tuesday, November 4. If your child did not bring home the challenge, you can access it at https://tangmath.com/halloween#gameboard. Once your child finishes the online gameboard, just send me an email with his/her name and teacher name so I can enter him/her into the Greg Tang contest and our Windsor contest! I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend!

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.

--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.


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

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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

October-World Mental Health Month

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