This Week at Windsor...

#WEAREWINDSOR

December 17th, 2021

Windsor Families,


Happy holidays to you if you are celebrating over the winter break! We hope you have a wonderful relaxing two weeks spent with those you love. We will see all our students back on January 4th.


We had such a fun spirit week! There was a lot of Windsor Wildcat spirit in the air! Today students listened to music during lunch for following the wildcat way for the month of December. We continue to be kind, safe, and responsible. Today is also one of my favorite days of the school year as I have the opportunity to read to each grade level. See the pictures below!


We will see everyone back in the new year on January 4th!


SHIELD TESTING:

As a reminder, throughout the school year, you can always enroll your child in or unenroll your child from the SHIELD testing process. Please click the links below and fill out the form if you would like to enroll or unenroll your child.


Enroll my child into SHEILD testing

Unenroll my child from SHIELD testing


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.


Lunch info:

B week- 1/4-1/7

A week- 1/10- 1/14


Upcoming Events:

- Tuesday, January 4th- First day back to school


Have a wonderful winter break,

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

Important PTA Information...

Current and Upcoming Events

Science and Engineering Fair: Thursday, February 3! The Windsor School Science and Engineering Fair is a fun, non-competitive opportunity to show off your creative scientific and engineering problem solving abilities. It is open to all Windsor students Kindergarten through 5th grade! Click here for more information and to register. Applications are due January 20th.


Book Fair: Save the date! The Scholastic Book Fair is returning in person this year on Thursday, February 3. Stay tuned for more information.


Junior Great Books: We are currently in need of 1 first grade teacher for 3 kids who will (likely) meet on Thursdays. No experience necessary and you do not need to have a student in the program to volunteer. Training will be offered and it is a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity! THANK YOU to all who have volunteered. All volunteers need to be background checked through the district office and for this year will also need to provide proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid tests. Click here for more information on Junior Great Books. Please contact Leah Ross at lraeross6@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity.


Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee is elected for the sole purpose of seeking qualified individuals to be the nominee for each office to be filled. Windsor PTA is looking for a total of 5 volunteers (+2 alternates) to serve on the Nominating Committee!

  • The Nominating Committee will help slate candidates for the PTA Executive Committee for the 2022-23 school year.
  • This is a short-term position and a perfect way to give back to your community as our PTA builds for the future!
  • The nominating committee will be elected at the January PTA meeting.
  • If you are interested and would like to know more about this position, please contact Carolyn Warnement at president@windsorpta.org. Thank you!


Upcoming PTA Meeting: Tuesday, January 11 @ 7 pm (Virtual)

Stella's Station

Last month, students in the fourth and fifth grades competed in the Noetic Math Challenge Contest. Today, I have the winners to share with you. In fourth grade, the grade level winner was Diya M. Students in fourth grade who earned an honorable mention were Angelina P, Bode D, Brady H, Claudio R, Diya M, Teddy K, Tyler R, and Ziva D. In fifth grade, the grade level winner was Will T. Students in fifth grade who earned a place on the honor roll were Alex M., Jimmy S, and Will T. Students in fifth grade who earned an honorable mention were Campbell F, Chloe G, Matthew R, and Nikola C. Great job everyone! Second and third-grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the contest this spring!


If you are looking for some fun math activities to do over break, check out https://tangmath.com/newyears. If your child completes the challenge over break, send me an email (vstella@sd25.org) and I will enter him or her into our Windsor drawing!


Have a wonderful Winter Break! ~Mrs. Stella

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.

--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

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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