Week at Windsor 5.11.20

Looking back and ahead at Windsor news and happenings...

Dear Windsor Families,

We hope this message finds you well and that all of our mothers enjoyed a special Mother's Day!


Thank you for the wonderful week of celebrating our Windsor teachers and staff. You made them feel so valued and loved! We appreciate your time and efforts so much. We truly feel fortunate to be part of such a caring and supportive school community.


Today kicks off Windsor's BeYOUnique Week! We are so proud of our school and this is a time for everyone to embrace his or her uniqueness.


The Windsor PTA's last meeting of the year is this Tuesday 5/12 at 7:00 PM.


More end of year information is below.


Wishing all a great week ahead!


Piper Boston, Principal @PrincipalBoston

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal @lindzana

Save-the-Date

  • Windsor will be hosting a Reverse Parade Friday, May 29th at 2:00 PM. More information to follow, but we hope this will be a fun and safe way for students and teachers to say good-bye to one another!
  • Student Materials Pick Up Days will be June 1, 2, and 3. We will provide morning and afternoon times. More information to follow.

Windsor PTA News

In an effort to streamline meetings, we will hold **only one more PTA meeting** for the school year. We will combine our typical April Election meeting with our May meeting and will meet on Tues, May 12th @ 7 PM* (time is subject to change) for one last meeting this school year. *Please note the start time may change to better fit our members' schedules.


Therefore our May meeting will be both a General Membership and Board (Committee Chairs) meeting. Membership will Elect PTA Officers for the 2020-2021 school year (click to view ’20-’21 slate) and our Board will wrap up year-end activities and vote in our Audit Committee. It is important to hold this last meeting as Audit Committee work begins after June 30 and officer terms begin July 1.


It is important that General Members as well as Committee Chairs attend, so please join us on Tuesday, May 12th for our Election and last PTA meeting of the year!


This year has ended in an unusual way, but the strength and dedication of our Windsor community remains strong. The Executive Committee (officers) thank you for your continued support and dedication to PTA as our non-profit organization continues the PTA mission of focusing on every child. Thank you to all for joining together to support one another and the PTA mission at Windsor.


We invite you to reach out to any current officer or directly to Heather with any questions or concerns at president@windosrpta.org.


Stay well everyone!


Sincerely, Heather Lepold (’19-’20 President) on behalf of the ’19-’20 Executive Committee

Remote meeting details to be posted closer to the meeting date.

Tuesday Office Hours and Technology Requests

If you have a need to visit the school to drop off registration information, access print materials, or another specific need, please complete this form to arrange a time on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


You can email Mr. Chris Fahnoe at cfahnoe@sd25.org and Ms. Boston pboston@sd25.org for technology assistance or to request a device for home usage.

Remote Learning Pages

We share the week's remote learning plans for all grade levels Sunday evenings. You will also always find this link on our main website under Families and Windsor Remote Learning.


Teachers will also continue to send a link to each day's plan in the morning to best meet the differing preferences and needs of parents/guardians supporting remote learning.

2020-2021 School Registration

Student Online Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year opens May 4th!


All returning District 25 students and all new students who have pre-registered with their school, will receive an email by the end of the day on May 4th, 2020 with student specific instructions for completing online registration for the 2020-2021 school year.


To pre-register a NEW student (K thru 8th grade), please click on the applicable link below for information about the pre-registration process and form.

For information on Early Childhood (3 & 4 year olds), please contact Karen Pilli at Greenbrier School - (847) 398-4211


To Pre-Register a KINDERGARTEN STUDENT for the 2020-2021 school year, CLICK HERE

To Pre-Register a NEW STUDENT (Grades 1 - 8) FOR 2020-2021, CLICK HERE

WTTW Announces New Educational Series

WTTW Announces New Educational Series: Stay Home. Hit Play.


In an effort to provide you with positive, non-legal coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news, we are delighted to share with you a new series launching on WTTW titled Stay Home. Hit Play.


WTTW is partnering with Mayor Lori Lightfoot (link) to provide programming that will open the doors to the city’s museums and cultural institutions to students and families staying at home across the city, offering “virtual field trips” behind the scenes. In the first episode, Mayor Lightfoot heads to the Shedd Aquarium to visit the penguins, feed the sharks, and say hello to “Nickel,” the rescued sea turtle.


WTTW will air the series twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays, with the first episode on Friday, May 1 at 5:30 pm on WTTW (11.1) and on Monday, May 4 at 12:30 pm on WTTW Prime (11.2). WTTW will also stream all episodes on wttw.com/watch.


Franczek P.C. has the privilege of representing the City of Chicago and WTTW. It is our hope that this series provides a little joy in this otherwise uncertain and difficult time.

Field Trip Return Monies

Both 2nd and 3rd grade parents/guardians have monies that will be returned in either cash or original check form from their canceled field trips. We will soon reach out with plans. However, feel free to contact Ms. Boston pboston@sd25.org before then, if needed.

Arlington Heights School District 25 Food Service Program

This is just a reminder that District 25 is offering COVID19 meal pick up and delivery services to ANY families in need of assistance during this time of crisis and school closings. More can be found at this link. https://www.sd25.org/COVIDFood


PLEASE CALL OR COME BY AS NEEDED. Additions are being made each week.


MEAL DISTRIBUTION DETAILS

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Where: South Middle School (400 S. Highland Avenue)

Thomas Middle School (1430 N. Belmont Avenue)

Who: Any family with a student 18 years or younger is eligible to come pick up meals.

Stay Tuned...

During the upcoming days/weeks we will be working on the following to share with families:

  • Alternative Virtual 20-21 Kindergarten Orientation for Incoming Families,
  • Student Materials Pick Up Plans,
  • Windsor 5th to 6th Grade Transition Activities (w/South and Thomas Middle School Staff/Administration),
  • Alternative Virtual 5th Grade Celebration Activities and Events,
  • And, more all school activities to keep us connected!
District E-Flyers

This link features different community information for all District 25 families. It is good to regularly check out this link for various events and activities.

Windsor Twitter Feed

We will never only use Twitter to communicate happenings but this is another wonderful way to follow reminders and various Windsor happenings. We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

District 25 Food Service

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor's Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

District 25 2019-2020 Calendar Dates

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor Website

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

COVI19 Communications

Here is a link to all previous COVID19 District communications from Dr. Bein and Dr. Fitzpatrick. https://www.sd25.org/domain/45

District 25 COVID-19 Resources Page

This page features many different resources for parents to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.sd25.org/Page/1478


As the Illinois stay at home and school closing order came through on Friday, we just want to highlight the above page once more for families. It contains a number of different local and state resources.


Additionally, the Illinois Department of Human Services launched a free emotional support text line for Illinoisans experiencing stress related to COVID-19: Call4Calm. This isn’t a crisis hotline, but a source of support. If you want to speak to a counselor, text TALK to 552020, or HABLAR for Spanish speakers.


You can also access a wider array of supports using the same number on your mobile phone. Text 552020 with keywords such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to receive information to help you navigate getting assistance.

District 25 Parent-Student Handbook

Our District 25 Parent-Student Handbook is always shared as part of each year's online registration process. Typically, we will highlight sections throughout the school year. Here is a link for families to reference anytime. https://www.sd25.org/cms/lib/IL01904427/Centricity/Domain/24/2019-2020%20-%20UPDATED%207-23%20936am.pdf

Wildcat Way and Mission

We value our Windsor community that is strengthened by diversity, inclusion, and a growth mindset.


  • We believe in a kind, safe and responsible community because our students are important.
  • We believe in designing lessons that promote inquiry, academic risk taking, and flexible thinking.
  • We believe in supporting cultural, emotional, social, and academic diversity.
  • We believe in working collaboratively as a school community for continuous improvement in a trusting environment.