This Week at Windsor...

#WEAREWINDSOR

August, 25th 2022

Windsor Families,


Our first full week of school was great! It has been so wonderful getting to know your children, Mrs. Soprano and I have had the opportunity to go into most of the classrooms and read a few stories, this is one of our favorite things to do each year!


Next week, you may see the village out during arrival and dismissal, they will be conducting traffic studies. They may use a drone to take pictures or video of traffic patterns.


There has been an update made to the Absence/Tardy information below, please be sure to check it out.


Fun Fluency:

It's not too late to register for the District's elementary world language option, Fun Fluency, for the 2022-2023 school year. Fun Fluency will offer before or after-school instruction in Spanish and French for all elementary students who sign up. The fee for the year is $295 for one day a week instruction throughout 25 weeks. For more information and to register for Fun Fluency, visit their website (www.funfluency.com) and check out your school's flyer below: Windsor


Feel free to reach out to the District's World Language Coordinator, Andrea Luessow (aluessow@sd25.org), with any questions.


Arrival/dismissal-

-Please remind your child that if they ride their bike to school that they will need to walk their bikes when on school property.

- Students are not permitted to play on the playground prior to school.

- There is no supervision prior to 8:50am, please do not drop children off prior to 8:50am.

- There are no pets allowed on school property during school hours, we have students with allergies and/or fear of animals. For the safety of all students, please do not bring pets to arrival/dismissal.


We greatly appreciate your cooperation with all of the above important procedures.


Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,


Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Important upcoming events:

Thursday, September 1st- Curriculum Night Parent Only Event

  • 6:30-7:00- Intermediate (3-5), Angelus, Palmer, Higgins

    7:00-7:10- Transition

    7:10-7:40- Primary (AM/PM K - 2) Keough, Rabinowitz, Blau, Stodola


Tuesday, September 6th- PTA Meeting -- 7:00PM Windsor LMC

Running Club...

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Running club begins on September 12th with 5 practices total on Mondays, if you are interested in being a part of this club, please sign up:

https://forms.gle/Kd3KeeCue3ak1xvs5

Absences/Tardies:

If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the main line and listen for the prompts, 847-398-4297. You can also complete this online form: CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE. While you may also email the teacher, there are times that the teacher will not read email prior to school starting. Please always leave a message first. We cannot stress this enough. Please also make every effort for your child to arrive at school on time. Missing the beginning of the school day often has a negative impact on students for the rest of the day. Please contact the office if your child will be tardy or needs to leave early.

Breakfast Available at school starting Monday, August 22nd

Breakfast is offered at your school this year! The cost of breakfast is $1.75. If you qualify for

the free/reduced price meal program, you receive breakfast for free or a reduced price of $.30.

Students can enter the main doors starting at 8:45 am and grab breakfast from the breakfast

cart. Students will sit in the cafeteria to eat. Breakfast is open until 9 am. You can view the

breakfast menu by downloading the Choosi App below or by visiting the Menu page of our

district website (https://www.sd25.org/Page/1185)

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Drop and Go:

If you live west of Windsor Drive or have children in the Instructional programs, please use our front driveway to drop off and pick up your children. If you live east of Windsor Drive please use Windsor Drive to drop off and pick up your children. Our staff cannot assist your children in getting out of your vehicle so please have them ready to exit the car with backpacks and other belongings ready to go.


Additional information for both Drop Off and Pick up zones:

*Parents must follow the staff members direction and pull up to the front of the line.

*Do not pass cars in front of you.

*Parents must NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR.

*Parents who are dropping off their children for Instructional programs please pull up to the front of the line.

You will not be able to go into the “Miner Parking Lot” in the morning as we will block it off so our students can walk to the sidewalk safely.

Entering and Leaving School: Please read carefully

ARRIVAL:


  • Students who will be dropped off in our front parking lot will enter through Door #15.
  • Instructional Students will enter through the Main Entrance.
  • Students who get dropped off on Windsor Drive will enter through Door #5- by the bicycle racks or Door #11.
  • Students who walk to school or ride their bicycles will enter through Door #5. We will have staff supervision at these doors and in the hallways until the bell rings to enter the classrooms.
  • Just a reminder that PM Kindergarteners need to be supervised by an adult until they enter the building for school.


EXIT:


  • Morning Kindergarten students will exit the doors of their classrooms.
  • Afternoon Kindergarten will exit through the main entrance of Windsor Drive.
  • Fourth and Fifth-grade students who live east of Windsor will exit door #11 if they are walking or getting picked up on Windsor Drive. Fourth and fifth-grade students who live west of Windsor will exit door #15 if they are walking or being picked up by the circle drive.
  • Students in grades 1,2 and 3 who live east of Windsor will exit the bicycle rack door- Door #5 if they are walking or being picked up on Windsor Drive. Students in grades 1,2 and 3 who live west of Windsor will exit door #15 if they are walking or being picked up by the circle drive.


*Please discuss these procedures with your child so they know which door to enter or exit prior to the first day of school. Your child's teacher will not know if you live east or west of the school.


**We will not have staff supervising students on the playground anytime before school starts. Please do not drop off your child early to play on the playground. We would prefer if our students did not play on the playground before school. We will open doors for student entrance at 8:55.

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PTA & ABC/25 Foundation:

We hope that you will become a member of our very active PTA. We are extremely proud of the partnership that we have with the PTA and are so appreciative of all the work they do for Windsor School. The ABC/25 Foundation (http://abc25foundation.com/) is another way to become involved. The Foundation supports the schools within the district with both large and small grants each school year.

Letter from our Social Workers...

August 23, 2022


Hello Parents!


In case you haven’t gotten a chance to meet us, Windsor has two social workers who provide support to our students, families, and community. Lizzy Marks is our social worker for all students in kindergarten through second graders in general education, resource, and instructional classrooms. Natalie Swanson is our intermediate social worker for third through fifth graders in all settings and programs. Mrs. Swanson has been supporting students at Windsor since the spring of 2015, and Ms. Marks is new to Windsor this year. We welcome her and her strong background in Early Childhood education!


Although our primary focus is to provide services that support students’ social and emotional well-being, we are also available to consult with parents and families experiencing a wide range of needs. If you are seeking assistance for food, housing, or other basic necessities, here is a list of Community Resources. If you are looking for support related to mental health concerns, we are unable to provide referrals to for-profit, private organizations, however, feel free to look through the District 25 list of Not for Profit Counseling Services.


Of course, if you’d like to speak to someone about any specific concerns, you are encouraged to reach out to us at the number listed below. We will do our best to return messages within 24 hours.


We are already jumping in and getting connected with students, and are looking forward to a great year of learning and personal growth for all!


Sincerely,


Natalie Swanson, LCSW and Lizzy Marks, MSW

Windsor School Social Workers

847-398-4297

nswanson@sd25.org emarks@sd25.org


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WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY- August 26

Established by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, and to encourage the ongoing efforts for women’s equality in all areas of American life.