This Week at Windsor...


November 19th, 2021

Windsor Families,

I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our wonderful wildcats! Enjoy your week off with your family, we look forward to seeing everyone back on November 29th.

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:

- Friday, November 19th- Progress Reports emailed home today

- November 22nd-26th- No school

- Monday, November 29th- School Resumes

Happy Thanksgiving,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

You can also find information on the Frequently Asked Question Document:

The district has also provided a very helpful Q&A surrounding Covid:

Important PTA Information...

Current and Upcoming Events

Junior Great Books: Junior Great Books (JGB) is an extracurricular, reading enrichment program open to 1st-5th grade students at Windsor. Children meet in informal groups with parent leaders to read and discuss selected short stories. The Junior Great Books program will run from the week of January 17 (begins on Tuesday, Jan. 18) through the week of March 14, leading right into Spring Break for a total of 8 sessions. Sessions will be on Tuesdays through Fridays. Permission slips are due BY TODAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 19.

Giving Globe: The Windsor staff will be collecting gift cards to give to Windsor families in need again this season. If you would like to contribute, the Giving Snowglobe will be up in the Windsor Office vestibule starting November 29th. They will be accepting $20 gift cards from Marianos, Jewel, Target, Walmart and Aldi. Drop your gift card in the card box in the vestibule by December 10 and place a snowflake sticker on the globe. Let’s fill the globe with snowflakes!

Chess Club: The second session of Chess Club will start Friday, Dec 3rd 3:35-4:35 in the LMC. Try out the 1st meeting for free. No experience needed. Beginners are welcome. Click here for more information and to register.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee: The Windsor DEI Committee is looking for new members that are interested in furthering the committee’s mission to celebrate diversity, promote equity and practice inclusion of all people. A virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8th at 8pm to welcome new members and to discuss ways to reach our goals for this year and for the '22-'23 school year. Please email Melissa Buchberger at if you are interested in joining.

Stella's Station

Thanksgiving is the first thing that comes to mind for most of us when we think of November. It's a great holiday to reconnect with family and friends and to be reminded of the things we have to be thankful for from this year. If you are already planning your Thanksgiving break and thinking of fun things for your family to do together, take a peek at some Thanksgiving STEM activities. Although most of the activities on this site are for preschoolers, I really like the ideas the blog author included, because they will be fun for kids of all ages! I think we might try making bread in a bag at the Stella house this year! Have a great weekend!

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 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 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 We hope to see everyone 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!


--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: or Kimmy Nylec 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

Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek:

Have a great weekend and stay healthy!


Darlene CarpenterRN

Windsor School Nurse

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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

November- No Soda November

Let's say NO to soda this NO-vember and together choose WATER! Water is always going to be our best choice for our bodies over sugary drinks like soda, juice, and sports drinks! Did you know that one 12oz bottle of soda has the same amount of sugar in it as eighteen cookies? EIGHTEEN! Now we KNOW that consuming 18 cookies wouldn't be our best choice, but sometimes we forget about what we are drinking! If you're new to choosing water, check out these delicious infused water ideas!

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