This Week at Windsor...


February 25th, 2022

Windsor Families,

It was a great week this week at Windsor! On Tuesday, we celebrated, 2/2/22 at 2:22 with a 2 minute dance party! Today we saw a lot of fun stuffed animals in celebration of raising over $7,000 for the Kids Heart Challenge. So amazing!!! February 28th is the last day to donate to the Kids Heart Challenge.

If you haven't already, please see the information below about the 5Essentials. Please complete the parent survey by 3/11/22. Thank you for participating!

Please see the flyer below about ordering your child's yearbook.

See below for a schedule of upcoming assessments.

Summer U 2022 June 8-July 1, 2022 at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022 at 9am and end on April 29, 2022. Please visit for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email for assistance.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey | Now Open!

Parent Survey

It’s that time of year again and we want your input! Please participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey, as a part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey administration. The survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child as school reports will only present aggregated information of how parents responded as a whole.

In order for the survey report to be generated we need at least 20 percent of our parents to take the survey.

Please CLICK HERE to take the parent survey. It is open now through March 11.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or

Student Survey (Grades 4-8 ONLY)

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered at your child’s school in the near future. For a copy of the questions, click here.

If you do not want your child to participate, fill out the information at the bottom of this form (linked here) and ask your child to return this sheet to their teacher.


SHIELD Testing - Unenrollment

If you wish to unenroll your child from the SHIELD testing program, you may do that at any time by filling out this form (linked here).

Feel free to take a look at this document if you are looking for some guidance for talking to your children.

Drop and Go Reminders:


-Please do not block the intersection or the crosswalk of Miner and Windsor.

-Please do not get out of your car, your child needs to get out on their own.

-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you before stopping to let your child out, no matter what door they enter the school through.

-Please respect our crossing guard, she may stop traffic from entering Windsor Drive if the line is backed up to Miner.

Lunch info:

A week- 3/7/22 - 3/11/22

B week- 2/28- 3/4

Upcoming Events:

- Tuesday, March 1st- PTA Chipotle Fundraiser 4:00-8:00PM

- Friday, March 4th-- Report cards emailed home

- Friday, March 11th- Deadline to order Yearbooks

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

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Upcoming Assessment Schedules

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in March. In addition to the IAR, fifth-grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). Please see the assessment schedule below.

ISA - 5th Grade Only

March 1st, 2nd, & 3rd 1:15-2:15

IAR - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades

3rd Grade


March 7th, 8th, & 9th 1:15-2:15 PM


March 14th at 10:30-11:45 AM

March 15th at 1:15-2:30 PM

4th Grade


March 8th, 9th, & 10th at 9:15-10:15 Am


March 14th & 15th at 9:15-10:45 AM

5th Grade


March 8th, 9th, & 10th at 9:15-10:15 AM


March 14th & 15th at 1:15-2:45 PM

Stella's Station

This weekend, check out Babble Dabble Do's Simple Kitchen Science Experiments. What I like about these is that they use the supplies you already have in your pantry and do some really cool things. The best part? All the science and math that your kids will be using and not even know it! Check all these activities out at this link. Have a great weekend!

Important PTA Information...

NOTE: Keep up to date on all PTA information by following the Windsor PTA blog and receiving notifications of new posts by email. Go to and enter your email address on the right hand side of the screen where it says, “Get Updates Via Email.”

  • Yearbook Ordering Information: Yearbooks are now on Sale! Orders will be accepted ONLINE only! Ordering will be available until: Friday, March 11, 2022. Full-Color Yearbook: $14.00. This is the only opportunity to purchase a yearbook. Questions? Please contact Becky Polley at To order your yearbook visit: Enter code: 63598Q
  • Arlington Heights Council (AHC) Pack the Piggies Contest: Looking for a place to put the spare change hanging around your house? No better place than the AHC Pack the Piggies Contest! Bring in your spare change and pack the Piggy Bank between March 14-17. Windsor’s goal is to collect $1,000. Proceeds will support the AHC Scholarships. Click here for more information on scholarships available to D25 elementary and high school students. Elementary school scholarship applications are due March 1, 2022.
  • Seeking Nominations for the 2022/2023 Officers:

    Looking to become more involved at Windsor? Or know someone who would? Consider serving as an officer of the Windsor PTA! Please submit the full name of the nominee (responses are anonymous) via the attached google form. Nominations are due by March 1st. Any questions, please contact Gina Tourtelot at

Upcoming Events:

  • Parents Night Out! Eddie's, Friday, February 25th @ 7:30 pm
  • Restaurant Night @ Chipotle: Tuesday, March 1, 4-8 pm
  • 1st Grade Activity Night: Wednesday, March 30, 6-7 pm
  • PTA Meeting (Virtual): Tuesday, April 12, 7-8 pm (Voting on officers for 2022-2023 school year)
  • Kindergarten Activity Night: Tuesday, April 26, 6-7 pm

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Get Burbed Challenge

Mark your calendars for April 30, 2022 for the 10th ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We are looking forward to having our district students, families and staff together again for our 5K and 1 Mile events! The ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is the only district wide event and raises money to provide grants to teachers and staff through the ABC/25 Foundation. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at We hope to see all our Windsor Wildcats there!

Notes from the front office...

The office will not interrupt classroom instruction time to call students down for forgotten items. If your child forgets an item, please put his or her name and teacher on the item and place either on the blue cart in the front foyer or the grade level bins in the office. Remind your child that if they have forgotten something to please check their grade level bins in the office.

If your child will be tardy please leave a message on the Absence Hotline and indicate if they will need lunch.

If your child needs to leave school early please let the classroom teacher and the office know ahead of time when possible. This will assure your child is ready to leave when needed and will let your child know if dismissal plans have changed.

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

Do the holidays make you feel stressed and out of control? You aren’t alone! Stress may contribute to poor health behaviors linked to increased risk for heart disease and stroke, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Overeating
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Being overweight
  • Not taking medications as prescribed

Click here to learn five simple tips to “de-stress” over the holidays.

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