This Week at Windsor 2.4.2021

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Windsor Families,


There are many pieces of very important information again in this week's newsletter; please be sure to check it out!


Yearbook Orders

The yearbook ordering site is back up and running and the final deadline for orders will be February 10th.

Link to order: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

School code: 53678C


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Be sure to sign-up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. The links are listed below.


Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day parties will be held virtually on Monday, February 15th. Teachers will be working with their room reps to plan activities, more information will come from your child's teacher.


Picture Day

Picture Day will be held on two days this year to allow enough time for cleaning and social distancing; February 17th and 18th. If you are a remote-only student, you have the option to take the picture yourself (please see PTA section below) or you can sign-up for a time slot to bring your child to Windsor to have their picture taken. Please be sure to scroll down for more information from the PTA regarding Picture Day and the link to sign-up your remote learner for their picture.


Stay well and stay warm,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano


Upcoming Events:

- Monday, February 8th- Sign-ups for Parent-Teacher Conferences will close at noon

- Thursday, February 11th- Parent-Teacher Conferences-- 8:20 am - 7:20 pm

- Friday, February 12th- Parent-Teacher Conferences-- 8:20 am - 11:20 am

- Monday, February 15th- Valentine's Day Parties

- Wednesday, February 17th- Picture Day (more info to come)

- Thursday, February 18th- Picture Day (more info to come)

- Friday, March 12th- Elementary Report Cards will be mail home

- Monday, March 22nd-Friday, March 26th- Spring Break

CogAT: 3rd and 5th Grade Only

CogAT Testing:

Starting next week students in grades 3rd and 5th will be participating in CogAT testing. Remote learners will be asynchronous while in-person students are taking their CogAT assessments. Teachers are aware that remote students will not be online while taking the assessment in the building.

The schedules for remote and in-person learners are as follows


Remote Learners (3rd & 5th Graders)

Monday, February 8th 9:15-10:15 AM

Monday, February 15th 9:15-10:15 AM

Monday, February 22nd 9:15-10:15 AM

* Please be on the lookout for an email from Mrs. Soprano regarding what students need to bring


In-Person Learners

February 9th

3rd Graders : 11:15-12:15

5th Graders: 1:15-2:15


February 10th

3rd Graders : 11:15-12:15

5th Graders: 1:15-2:15


February 16th

3rd Graders : 11:15-12:15

5th Graders: 1:15-2:15


If you have any further questions please reach out to your child’s teacher or Mrs. Soprano.

Windsor PTA

Yearbook Orders

The yearbook ordering site is back up and running and the final deadline for orders will be February 10th.

Link to order: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

School code: 53678C


Virtual Book Fair

This year our book fair will be held completely online from February 4-17. Use this link to explore the book options as you would in a typical year. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/windsor


Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day parties will be held virtually on Monday, February 15th. Teachers will be working with their room reps to plan activities. There will not be a valentine exchange this year due to the party being completely remote so please do not send valentines in with your child.


Picture Day

Picture Day will be held on two days this year to allow enough time for cleaning and social distancing; February 17th and 18th. Your child's teacher will let you know which day your child will be photographed.

If you are a remote-only student, you have the option to take the picture yourself (please see PTA section below) or you can sign-up for a time slot to bring your child to Windsor to have their picture taken. Here is the link to sign up for a remote learner photo session:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E48ACA72CA2FB6-picture


Upcoming Events:

- Thursday, February 4th - Virtual Book fair begins

- Monday, February 15th- Valentine's Day Parties

- Wednesday, February 17th- Virtual Book Fair ends

- Wednesday, February 17th- Picture Day (see attachment for more information)

- Thursday, February 18th- Picture Day (see attachment for more information)

Kids Heart Challenge

Windsor Elementary Parents,


We are officially launching our virtual Kids Heart Challenge experience at Windsor! Sign up at www.heart.org/khc to take a challenge to stay healthy today (and earn a FREE wristband!)

Click HERE for a message from our friend Emilie at the American Heart Association made especially for Windsor!


Click on the website link for all the details:

https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/ym_khc_get_started_guide.html

As inductees into the Heart Hero training program, students will be able to complete daily and weekly missions HERE from now through March 5. When students complete these missions, they will be a true Heart Hero, prepared and ready to battle Heart Disease in our community.

You can get a head start with your student by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app and register for our team; please follow this link: www.heart.org/khc


We are proud to help the American Heart Association as they are supporting our community in many ways during this pandemic. In a normal year, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but now people who have had a stroke or live with heart disease make up more than 40% of those hospitalized for COVID-19. The AHA has already funded $2.5 million in rapid-response grants to study COVID-19’s effects on heart disease patients and launched a COVID-19 Data Registry that is used by hundreds of hospitals nation-wide. This has made it possible to learn from COVID patients quickly and improve treatments more rapidly. The more that is discovered, the more research is needed. The AHA’s full COVID-19 response here.


We understand that not every family may be able to donate this year, but all students will enjoy (and learn from) the weekly missions and have the opportunity to share about heart disease in your family and community. If you are able to help raise funds, the American Heart Association will put those to work right here in our area!


Thank you!


Emilie Molidor

Senior Youth Market Director

American Heart Association

300 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 1200

Chicago| IL | 60606

M 815.823.4455

Notes from the Health Office...

Hello Parents!


Please make sure you pack an extra mask for your child in their backpack. If masks get wet or break, they will have an extra. Masks are not effective when they are wet. We do have extra disposable masks available in the office but they are not as comfortable for little faces.


Again, please be sure you let us know if anyone in your home develops any symptoms of COVID and keep all of your children home. Of course, also let us know if your children were a close contact of anyone with COVID and keep them in quarantine for 14 days.


CLOSE CONTACTS:

Now that we have larger groups of children within a classroom, we are not able to keep 6 ft distance between children. It is important for you to understand close contact.

A close contact is an individual who is within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes to a confirmed positive covid-19 case or probable covid-19 case.

A probable covid-19 case is when an individual is symptomatic AND was recently exposed to a positive covid-19 individual.

***Please note, when we send home a student with symptoms, and they have had NO known exposure, we do not send home close contacts until they are confirmed a positive covid-19 case. However, we will send home any siblings or other individuals who reside in the same home.


SPRING BREAK/TRAVEL:

I’ve received several questions regarding travel. The CDC/IDPH recommends quarantine for 14 days after traveling out of state and country. This applies even for people who have had COVID or COVID vaccination because they don’t have enough data to know if people with immunity to COVID may still be carriers if exposed (asymptomatic carriers). As a school district, we are asking that you please follow the guidelines and keep your children home for the 14 day quarantine period. Especially considering we can no longer maintain 6 feet or greater physical distance. CDC travel information

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for partnering with us!


Sincerely,


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse


dcarpenter@sd25.org

Get Burbed

Save the date! The 2021

ABC25 Get Burbed Challenge

will be on April 24th! We will be providing both an in-person race (details to come on staggered start times and other safety measures) or virtually! Either way, get ready to support Arlington Heights School District 25 and the

ABC25 Foundation

! Stay tuned for the registration link, sponsor info and some REALLY fun events leading up to the race! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Mrs. Stella's Station

Last weekend we had snow, this weekend looks to be super cold! If you are wondering how to still have fun inside this weekend, wonder no more! One of my favorite blogs, Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, has a great STEM idea for kids that uses supplies you probably already have at home! Check out her Marbles and Play Dough STEM challenge by clicking HERE. As always, we'd love to see what your family creates! Feel free to email pictures directly to me (vstella@sd25.org), or if you have a twitter account, please include @windsorwildcats and @mrsstella in your tweet! Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

Parent-Teacher Conference Links

Mrs. Schmidt https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-schmidt5

Mrs. Swedo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-swedo1

Miss Krueger https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-krueger5

Mrs. Kaiser https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-kaiser5

Mrs. Galazka https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-galazka4

Mrs Paxson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-paxson1

Mrs. Fravel https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-fravel2

Miss Pustai https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-pustai5

Miss Loch https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-loch5

Mrs. Kownick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-kownick5

Miss McEllen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-mcellen5

Mrs. Clark https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-clark5

Miss Lewis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-lewis5

Ms. Conway https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-conway5

Mrs. Berg https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094aacae23aaf49-berg5

Mr. Brogni https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-brogni5

Mrs. Murphy https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-murphy5

Mr. Peterson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-peterson5

Ms. Pinski https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-pinski5

Mrs. Flauter https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-flauter5

Mrs. Leberecht https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-leberecht3

Mrs. Dastice https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-dastice5

Miss Palmer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-palmer5

Ms. Stodola https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-stodola5

Ms. Angelus https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-angelus5

Miss Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-higgins5

Mrs. Keough https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-keough5

Mrs. Rabinowitz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-rabinowitz5

Mrs. Blau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-blau1


Attention Families

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois Students. If you feel you may qualify but have not already completed a Household Eligibility Application to determine eligibility for free or reduced meal status, please submit one immediately. Applications can be downloaded from the district website or pick up an application from your child's school.


Please read the attached letter for more information.

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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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