This Week at Windsor...
October 29th, 2021
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.
- 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)
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Please sign up at this link: http://bit.ly/noetic2021
Notes from the front 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.
--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
○ 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
Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek: email@example.com.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Windsor School Nurse
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
October-World Mental Health Month
Mealtime doesn't have to be draining. When families dine together, both the kids and the adults are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. Family meals can also help defuse conflicts with kids, ease their stress and depression, improve their grades and boost parents' mental well-being, too. Click here to learn how mealtime can benefit both your mental and physical health.