This Week at Windsor 12.18.2020

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Windsor Families,


We want to wish you all a happy, safe, and healthy winter break. We would also like to thank you for all of your support and patience as we have adapted and navigated our way through the last several weeks. Our newsletter is coming a little late as the day got away from us. Mrs. Soprano and I had so much fun reading winter-themed books to almost every grade level, we had special guest appearances from Mrs. Barber and Mrs. Carpenter in the afternoon read-aloud sessions with Kindergarten and 5th grade. This a long-time tradition at Windsor and we were thrilled we were able to continue it this year even if it was held over Zoom.

I hope you all enjoy this time off, I know that I am hoping for some snow so that I can get out and maybe make a snowman with my three girls!


Important information:

  • Please be sure to read the email from Dr. Bein to make your selection for Step 4 of the transition model.
  • Food Distribution Over Break | Time Change

    During the two weeks of winter break our Food Distribution Team will be distributing on Wednesdays (December 23 and December 30) from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm (noon). If you are not able to pick up meals during that time, please contact the Department of Food Services and arrangements will be made.

    In order for these arrangements to be made, you must call or email the Department of Food Services and leave the following information:

    Family Name | Address | Number of bags needed | Phone number

    Email: chinesnewell@sd25.org

    Phone: 847-758-4904


Please continue to check the Windsor Hybrid FAQ.


Have a wonderful and restful winter break!


Stay well,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano


Upcoming Events:

- January 4th School Resumes

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Notes from the Health Office...

Hi Parents!

WE MADE IT! We are finally at the holiday break! Thank you all so much for partnering with us and all of your communications regarding your sick children, we appreciate it! PLEASE email me if you or anyone in your family is ill. I will be checking my email periodically.

Below are some helpful tools and information for holidays.


HOLIDAY GATHERINGS: Recommendations from CDC

HOLIDAY TRAVEL: Guidance from IDPH

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you and stay well!

Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

dcarpenter@sd25.org


District 25 Self screener:

https://www.canva.com/design/DAEIoZaRcYQ/view?utm_content=DAEIoZaRcYQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=embeds&utm_source=link#19

Current IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance:

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf

Windsor PTA

From AHC PTA:

These times are tough on everyone, and parents have unique struggles and responsibilities. Please join the AHC PTA for an evening with Kristen Marzolf, LCSW, SEP, Founder of the Family Resilience Group as she discusses:


"Parent Emotions: Setting the Tone in Our Families"

Kristen will discuss how and when to share our emotions with our children, how our emotions affect our children, and how to manage big reactions as a parent.


December 29, 7-8 pm, via Zoom

RSVP and more info here: https://forms.gle/NpgEttSokXoakQZq6


2020-2021 PTA meeting dates:

January 13

February 24

April 14

May 12

Mrs. Stella's Station

Are you looking for something for your child to do over Winter Break to keep their math mind working? Have them take part in the Greg Tang New Year's Challenge. There is a challenge for every grade level, and they all can be found at - https://padlet.com/vstella/GregTangchallenges. Students can complete the challenge online on the Greg Tang website - the link is on the padlet above - or by printing out the activities, which are also on the padlet. Once your child is finished with the challenge, make sure s/he fills out the google form at the top of the Padlet to let me know the work is complete. Students who finish by January 5, 2021 will be entered into both a contest on the Greg Tang website, and also a local contest for just Windsor students. We can't wait to see how many students complete the challenge!! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and have a wonderful Winter Break!

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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