This Week at Windsor...


September 3rd, 2021

Windsor Families,

Thank you to all who were able to attend Curriculum Night this week! It was so great to see so many families in attendance! I hope you all enjoy your long weekend, we will see you on Wednesday next week.

The district is in great need of crossing guards, if you or someone you know is interested in being a crossing guard, please have them go to our employment section on the district website to apply. Or you can have them reach out to me at, and I will help them get started.

Windsor alum, Stella Fitzpatrick, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn! It takes years of planning to complete, and it needs to be done by high school graduation. We are so excited to be partnering with Stella on Project Pen Pal! Please see the flyer below for the opportunity to be a part of Stella's amazing project! More information to come!

Arrival and Dismissal-

Drop and go on Windsor Drive and the front circle has been moving nicely.

Just a few reminders:

- Walkers, please only cross at the crosswalk.

-Please do not turn around in neighbor's driveways, go around the block to get into the car line.

-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you, please have your child get out of the car independently and quickly. Children should not get out of the car on the street side, this is very unsafe.

-There are no pets allowed on school property, please keep all pets at home or in your car.

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

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

Upcoming Events:

- Monday, September 6th- No School- Labor Day

- Tuesday, September 7th- No School- Non-Attendance Day

- Thursday, September 9th- 5th Grade Band Demos

- Friday, September 10th- Chess

- Tuesday, September 14th- Ruler Parent Information Presentation- 6:30 pm (Prior to the PTA meeting)

- Tuesday, September 14th- PTA Meeting- 7:00 pm

- Tuesday, September 14th- Running Club Begins- 3:35-4:45

- Tuesday, September 14th- 5th Grade Instrument Pick-up- SMS - 3:40-5:45

- Thursday, September 16th- No School- Non-Attendance Day

- Tuesday, September 21st- Picture Day (more information to come soon)

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend!

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

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MAP Information

This year all students in grades K-5 will be taking the MAP assessment in reading and math. Below is the MAP schedule for the fall window.

K (AM)

Reading: Thursday, Sept. 9th @ 9:15

Math: Friday, Sept 10th @ 10:30

K (PM)

Reading: Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 1:15

Math: Friday, Sept 10th @ 1:15

1st Grade

Math: Monday, Sept 13th @ 11:10

Reading: Tuesday, Sept 14th @ 10:25

2nd Grade

Math: Tuesday, August 31st @ 10:30

Reading: Thursday, Sept 2nd @ 10:30

3rd Grade

Math: August 31st @ 1:15

Reading: Sept 1st @ 1:15

4th Grade

Math: August 31st @ 9:15

Reading: Sept. 2nd @ 10:30

5th Grade

Math: August 31st @ 9:15

Reading: Sept 2nd @ 1:15

Important PTA Information...

Join the Windsor PTA Today! For more information on PTA and how to join, visit our website at

Please visit to keep up to date on PTA and Windsor events.

Upcoming Events

Spirit Wear: Last chance to order your spirit wear! The online spirit wear sale ends Friday, September 3 at midnight. Shop online at

Fall Harvest Sale: Monday, Sep. 6 - Monday, Sep. 20. Candy apples, chocolate and other fall favorites from Morke’s.

Restaurant Fundraiser @ Wynburg Cafe: Thursday, Sep. 9 through Saturday, Sep 11. Enjoy a break from cooking and support a local restaurant. 10% of the proceeds will directly benefit Windsor PTA. Mention Windsor when placing your order. More details here:

Running Club: Interested in joining the running club? Click here for more information:

PTA General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 14 @ 7:00 PM, Windsor Commons - Please join us to learn more about PTA, discuss upcoming events and vote on the annual budget.

- Vote on Proposed 2021-22 Budget
- Vote on 2020-21 Audit Report
- Announce PTA meeting dates for 2021-22

Picture Day: Tuesday, September 21

Stay Tuned for more information about the following clubs and events:

Chess Club (Grades K-5, Fridays, 3:35-4:35 pm, LMC, ): Starts Friday, Sep. 24
Green Team (Grades 1-5, lunch time meetings in the LMC): The Windsor School Green Team is an eco-friendly PTA-sponsored club for 1 thru 5th grade students interested in the environment, recycling, the school garden and more.
Room Representatives: Stay tuned for more information about volunteer opportunities in your child’s classroom

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help unpack literacy materials the morning of Thursday, September 9. If you have an hour or two to spare and would be interested in lending a hand, please contact Allison Vercimak at

Nurses Notes:


Hello Parents!

Welcome to the new school year! Below you will find bullets of important things to pay attention to:

--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

○ on the first level of the parking garage located on the east side of the main campus

○ Mondays 1:00-2:30pm, Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

○ 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

Have a great LONG weekend and stay healthy!


Darlene CarpenterRN

Windsor School Nurse

Stella Station

Hello, and welcome back to Stella's Station. Every week, I'll share some type of STEM or Engineering activity that you can do at home with your family. This week's focus is Fall Fun! I love all the sights, sounds, and smells that fall brings - it's probably my favorite season! There are some great activities that you can do to celebrate fall with a STEM twist. The Homeschool Resource Blog has collected 10 fun fall activities that you could start this weekend and do all fall long! You can check it out HERE. If you do any of these activities, I've love to hear how it went! Or if you post them on Twitter, be sure to tag @windsorwildcats to show us all how things turned out. Have a great long weekend!

Notes from the front office...

To avoid any interruption of class instruction please leave any forgotten student items on the blue cart in the foyer, place a post-it on the item with the student name and teacher. An email to your child's teacher would also be appreciated. Also, remind your child to check in the office in their grade level BLUE bin for any forgotten items.

Regarding our QR CODE for Student Sign In and Out; everything should be working properly now!

We have been passing out a lot of masks to students, be sure to have your child wear a mask to school every day. It is also helpful to have an extra one in their backpack just in case.

SHIELD Information


District 25 is planning to begin the SHIELD testing program in our schools for the students who have opted-in on September 8, 2021. In order to opt-in for your child to participate in SHIELD testing, fill out this form and turn it into our front office..

The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is able to detect COVID-19 and its variants in symptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals. For more information in the form of a Q&A on the COVID-19 SHIELD test in our schools, click here.

CAP- Help Wanted

The Arlington Heights Park District runs a before and after school student supervision program at all District 25 Elementary Schools and they are in need of and currently hiring CAP supervisors/activity leaders!

For more about the positions and to apply, click the link here:

If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (

For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.

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...

We plan to continue our work with the American Heart Association this school year! Every week you will find a heart-healthy fact in my newsletter.

Sugary drinks often have lots of calories. By some estimates, to burn off the calories from one 12-ounce can of soda, a 75-pound child would need to ride a bicycle at a fast 1 pace for about 30 minutes. It could take a 150-pound adult about 25 minutes of walking at a moderate pace to burn off the same amount of calories.

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