This Week at Windsor 4.16.2021

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Windsor Families,

We had a busy week here at Windsor. We had Spring MAP testing for second through fifth graders. Thank you to the remote families for bringing in your children to test at Windsor. We had a group of second and third graders participate in our annual Noetic Math Contest. Finally, today we had bus evacuation drills in which our students learned about bus safety. We followed COVID protocols, by having one class at a time on a bus, windows down, and the students washed their hands when they returned from the practice. All students did a great job!

Drop and Go reminder, if you plan to park and get out of your car to collect your children after school, please park on one of the surrounding side streets and walk up. We have parents that are unable to leave as they are blocked in by parked cars. Windsor Drive needs to keep moving to ensure all students get picked up in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.

Be sure to scroll through today's newsletter for the new lunch menu, information from our Department of Facilities Management, and new assessment information.

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Upcoming Events:

- Monday, April 19th- School Improvement Planning Day- No school for students

- Wednesday, April 21st- Noetic Math Contest for Grades 4-5

- Saturday, April 24th- ABC25 Get Burbed Challenge

- Monday, April 26th- Students In-Person Learning

- Monday, April 26th- Capannari's 2nd Coolest School Contest, Order Up Day!

Assessment Update:

3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assessment the weeks of May 5th and May 10th. 5th Graders will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) the week of May 17th. Details for remote student participation were communicated to those families in an email from Mrs. Soprano earlier today.

The schedule for the IAR and ISA assessments are as follows:

3rd Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 10:15 AM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 10:15 AM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 11:15 AM

Math 1: May 10th @ 1:15 PM

Math 2: May 11th @ 1:15 PM

Math 3: May 12th @ 1:15 PM

4th Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 9:15 AM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 10:30 AM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 11:30 AM

Math 1: May 10th @ 9:30 AM

Math 2: May 11th @ 9:30 AM

Math 3: May 12th @ 9:30 AM

5th Grade:

ELA 1: May 5th @ 1:15 PM

ELA 2: May 6th @ 1:15 PM

ELA 3: May 7th @ 1:15 PM

Math 1: May 10th @ 9:30 AM

Math 2: May 11th @ 9:30 AM

Math 3: May 12th @ 9:30 AM

ISA 1: May 17th @ 1:15 PM

ISA 2: May 18th @ 1:15 PM

ISA 3: May 19th @ 1:15 PM

Windsor PTA

Monday, April 26th:
Capannari's 2nd Coolest School Contest, Order Up Day!

Next PTA Meeting: May 12th-- 7pm

Notes from the Health Office...

Hi Parents!

We are seeing an uptick in illness and seasonal allergies. These health issues often have the same symptoms of COVID. If your child has symptoms of COVID they can be tested in our COVID 19 testing clinic free of charge at Thomas Middle School from 3-4:30 every school day! You must make an appointment for your child (only for students in district #25 that have symptoms).

Here is the link:

Please remember to keep your child home from school and any siblings that have any COVID symptoms and contact me (your school nurse).

Thank you again for partnering with us to continue to keep Windsor School a safe place for everyone!


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

Mrs. Stella's Station

Earth Day is April 22. Looking to put a fun STEM spin on celebrating Mother Earth? Check out this activity on Babble, Dabble Do, where children (and adults) can balance the Earth on one fingertip. You can find it HERE. This is a great project to complete with your children, because there are so many things you can talk about before, during and after. Not only are you using some recycled materials in this project, but the physics, engineering and math involved in creating the toy are great ideas to discuss as well. If you make one of these cool toys, please share it with us on Twitter, or by emailing a picture to me. Have a great weekend!

Summer U 2021

June 16-July 14, 2021 at Thomas Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration begins on March 1, 2021 at 9am and ends on April 30, 2021. Please visit for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email for assistance.
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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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