Week at Windsor 5.3.20

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

Dear Windsor Families,

It is difficult to believe we are into the month of May. We hope this email finds you and your family well.

Tomorrow, Monday, May 4th you will receive an email from Arlington Heights School District 25 regarding 2020-2021 school registration. More information is included below.

During the month of May, we will be changing our school office hours to Tuesday mornings. More information is below, if you have an immediate need to visit the school. This week, we will also send dates/directions for all families to pick up and take home children's school materials, including any medications, etc.

Monday marks the start of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. (You will see more information on our Windsor PTA page below.) We hope everyone can join us in virtually showing our love and appreciation for them all. They are an amazing team. We are fortunate indeed!

Be safe. Be well. Thank you for your continued partnership.

Piper Boston, Principal @PrincipalBoston

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal @lindzana

Windsor PTA News

Dear Parents,

Staff Appreciation Week is right around the corner! We are excited to show our gratitude to Windsor teachers and staff from May 4 to 8. We have created two fun and simple ways your students can do this from home next week:

  1. On Monday, May 4, we would like each student to personally thank their teacher in a format that works for them. Students can send an email or post a Flipgrid video describing what their teacher means to them. We encourage students to include both homeroom and specials teachers in their recognition!
  2. On Wednesday, May 6, the teachers will be sent a slideshow of photos of Windsor students. Please take a picture(s) of your student(s) holding a simple message for teachers. This does not need to be teacher specific. Please feel free to use the Windsor Strong template (attached), or write a simple message of thanks in a format of your choosing. If you have more than one child at Windsor, you can either take individual pictures and email them all or put the kids together in one photo—whatever is best for your family. Please email photos to WindsorTAWeek@gmail.com by Monday May 4, at 10 p.m. The pictures will be then complied into a slideshow to share with the entire Windsor staff on Wednesday.

Thank you for encouraging your student to show their appreciation next week!

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.


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!

Extraordinary Staff Recognition

We are proud of the Windsor team, as they are all committed and dedicated to their work here at school. If there is a staff member you feel deserves some extraordinary recognition for something he or she has done for our school to make a difference for others, please fill out this form to have this staff member more formally recognized for her or his extraordinary accomplishment.
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.


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.