This Week at Windsor 2.10.2021

Teachers make a difference at any distance...

Windsor Families,

It was a short but busy week here at Windsor! Parent-teacher conferences are tomorrow and Friday and will be held remotely. Zoom links were sent out via Schoolmessenger and are also listed below. Just a reminder that we DO have school on Monday the 15th, it is a remote Monday.

Yearbook Orders:

Today is the final deadline for yearbook orders; February 10th.

Link to order:

School code: 53678C

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day parties will be held virtually on Monday, February 15th.

Picture Day

Picture Days are 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.

Windsor Drive Drop and Go

Please continue to pull up as far as you possibly can to let your child out, this will ensure more cars can fit onto Windsor Drive. We have multiple staff outside on Windsor Drive as well as at every door entrance, once your child exits your car, please know they are being monitored by staff as they make their way into the building, there is no need to watch them walk into the building as this holds up the carline. Remember, you can park on a nearby side street and walk your child up to the door.

Stay well and stay warm,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Upcoming Events:

- 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

Parent-Teacher Conference Zoom Links

Mrs. Angelus

Mrs. Berg

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 2656 6549

Passcode: berg

Mrs. Blau

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 947 2077 2137

Passcode: wildcats

Mr. Brogni

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 3931 4943

Passcode: Brogni

Mrs. Clark

Meeting ID: 271 334 0004

Passcode: Clark

Mrs. Conway

Meeting ID: 972 5514 9932

Passcode: 230

Mrs. Dastice

Meeting ID: 852 1241 3616

Passcode: wildcats

Mrs. Flauter

Meeting ID: 704 231 9321

Passcode: Flauter

Mrs. Fravel

Meeting ID: 835 2192 6193

Passcode: fravel

Mrs. Galazka

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 921 764 7732

Miss Higgins

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 893 6519 4951

Passcode: Higgins

Mrs. Kaiser

Meeting ID: 895 1250 9556

Passcode: 486420

Mrs. Keough

Meeting ID: 817 5100 8212

Passcode: Keough

Mrs. Kownick

Meeting ID: 617 388 3769

Passcode: kownick

Ms. Krueger

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 9257 0257

Passcode: Krueger

Mrs. Leberecht

Meeting ID: 875 4513 5613

Passcode: Leberecht

Miss Lewis

Meeting ID: 883 8338 0525

Passcode: 859000

Miss Loch

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 5915 2755

Passcode: loch

Miss McEllen

Meeting ID: 925 5150 9329

Passcode: mcellen3

Mrs. Murphy

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 843 9763 9405

Passcode: 560829

Miss Palmer

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 893 0824 4639

Password: palmer

Mrs. Paxson

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 4693 4194

Password: Paxson

Mr. Peterson

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 823 9809 5354

Passcode: 355021

Ms. Pinski

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 502 286 7940

Passcode: Windsor

Miss Pustai

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 4295 5044

Passcode: conference

Mrs. Rabinowitz

Meeting ID: 876 1642 9709

Passcode: conference

Mrs. Schmidt

Meeting ID: 813 1616 9337

Password: 981414

Ms. Stodola

Meeting ID: 996 3822 7776

Passcode: 158111

Mrs. Swedo

ID: 658 704 2763

Passcode: 131131

Mrs. Ziemann

Meeting ID: 862 3400 5738

Passcode: 794670

CogAT: 3rd and 5th Grade Only

CogAT Testing:

CogAT testing started this week in grades 3rd and 5th. Here are the times going forward of tests that still need to be completed.

Remote Learners (3rd & 5th Graders)

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

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

In-Person Learners

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:

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.

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:

Upcoming Events:

- 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)


Parents, students, and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Windsor School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction

All 4th and 5th-grade students will be responding to this survey during the week of March 8th. 5Essentials Reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2021 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.

Additionally, we have chosen to provide the Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of Windsor parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at Windsor School and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

Please take few minutes to complete the survey linked below. The survey window will close on April 2, 2021.

Link for parents to take the survey:

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Kids Heart Challenge

Windsor Elementary Parents,

We are officially launching our virtual Kids Heart Challenge experience at Windsor! Sign up at 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:

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:

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.


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.


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!


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

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

Looking for a fun STEM activity to do over this long weekend? Check out these fun Valentine's Day themed activities on They've compiled some of their favorite STEM activities and given them a bit of Valentine's Day love! Happy Valentines Day to all of our Wildcat Family!

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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