This Week at Windsor...
January 7th, 2022
It was great to have the students and staff back this week! This week we stayed in for morning recess and lunch recess due to below zero temperatures. Please be sure to send your child with the proper cold-weather gear as we will go out if the temperature is zero or above. We know our students need mask breaks and to get out and move around so if we can get outside we do!
Please see the drop-and-go reminders below. This is very important as many more families are driving to school with the colder weather. Please be sure to pull your car all of the way up, do not stop near the door your child enters. Also, please do not block the crosswalk at Miner and Windsor. Your child should not exit your car when you are blocking the crosswalk. This is dangerous for your child and those who do walk to school. We thank you for following these simple procedures to keep everyone safe upon their arrival at school.
Breakfast is NOW available for students daily. There is no charge for breakfast, as all school meals are fully funded by the USDA. If your student is interested in participating in the breakfast program, please have them enter through the main entrance and breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:00 in the commons. Due to supply chain issues, the menu may change daily and will include items such as cereal, fruit, and milk. We look forward to serving your students and giving them a healthy start to their school day!
As a reminder, throughout the school year, you can always enroll your child in or unenroll your child from the SHIELD testing process. Please click the links below and fill out the form if you would like to enroll or unenroll your child.
Drop and Go Reminders:
As the weather gets cooler, more parents choose to drive their children to and from school. It is imperative that you follow the procedures for our Windsor Drive drop and go. Please share this information with the person that drives your child to school.
Arrival- please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you, this may mean you pass the door that your child enters school. We have staff outside monitoring our students and will ensure that your child makes it into the building.
Dismissal- There is NO parking on Windsor Drive. Please do NOT get out of your car, you will need to move your car up in the line as the line moves. If you feel you need to get out of your car to wait for your child, please park on a side street and walk up to Windsor Drive. We will have the Arlington Heights Police Department spot-checking our dismissal on Windsor Drive, please do not exit your car.
A week- 1/10- 1/14
B week- 1/17-1/21
- Monday, January 17th-- No School
- Tuesday, January 18th- 7:00-8:00 PM--5th grade Special Education Parent Night @ Dunton
- Thursday, February 3rd- 6:30-8:00 PM-- Science Fair and Book Fair
Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,
Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano
You can also find information on the Frequently Asked Question Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BVf_IroTXm7nkvw4pNS4zGPkW2JHjNHmucxJGZ0fC28/edit?usp=sharing
The district has also provided a very helpful Q&A surrounding Covid: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1db0GYc8ejH2xKRVBZzCNwtYg9bsFVWV1251ATd3CKOo/edit#bookmark=id.2duyerdzr9v8
Important PTA Information...
Current and Upcoming Events
Upcoming PTA Meeting: Tuesday, January 11 @ 7 pm (Virtual)
Science and Engineering Fair: Thursday, February 3! The Windsor School Science and Engineering Fair is a fun, non-competitive opportunity to show off your creative scientific and engineering problem solving abilities. It is open to all Windsor students Kindergarten through 5th grade! Click here for more information and to register. Applications are due January 20th.
Book Fair: Save the date! The Scholastic Book Fair is returning in person this year on Thursday, February 3.
Junior Great Books: We are currently in need of 1 first grade teacher for 3 kids who will (likely) meet on Thursdays. No experience necessary and you do not need to have a student in the program to volunteer. Training will be offered and it is a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity! THANK YOU to all who have volunteered. All volunteers need to be background checked through the district office and for this year will also need to provide proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid tests. Click here for more information on Junior Great Books. Please contact Leah Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity.
Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee is elected for the sole purpose of seeking qualified individuals to be the nominee for each office to be filled. Windsor PTA is looking for a total of 5 volunteers (+2 alternates) to serve on the Nominating Committee!
- The Nominating Committee will help slate candidates for the PTA Executive Committee for the 2022-23 school year.
- This is a short-term position and a perfect way to give back to your community as our PTA builds for the future!
- The nominating committee will be elected at the January 11 PTA meeting.
- If you are interested and would like to know more about this position, please contact Carolyn Warnement at email@example.com. Thank you!
Kids Heart Challenge is almost here!!
SAVE THE DATE!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
We are so excited to partner with the American Heart Association to continue the tradition of Kids Heart Challenge at Windsor to help our students develop habits to keep their whole hearts healthy for their whole lives and to save lives from our nation’s number one killer, heart disease.
Want to get a jump start on keeping that heart of yours healthy?
Sign up HERE!
If your student raises $150 before our kick off on January 31, they will take home Captain KHC!
Can't wait to celebrate happy, healthy hearts! Kids Heart Challenge will run January 31- February 25. Thank you so much for your support, Windsor families!
Get Burbed Challenge
Whose design will be featured on the 2022 ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters? We need your help to decide! Thank you to the 123 district students who submitted a design! The race committee enjoyed reviewing them all and narrowed it down to four finalists! These shirts will be worn by over 500 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 30, 2022. Please click here to view the finalists and vote for your favorite. Voting ends on January 16th. Follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at abc25challenge.org. We hope to see everyone there!
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 abcchallenge.org. We hope to see all our Windsor Wildcats there!
Notes from the front 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.
--Please pack a change of clothes and extra masks in your child’s backpack--accidents happen!
--If your child shows symptoms of COVID: fever (100.4 or higher), headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches-- keep your all of your children home until the child with symptoms gets COVID tested and results are back.
--If your child is a CLOSE CONTACT of anyone with COVID, they must stay home and quarantine (with a person who is diagnosed with COVID for more than 15 min, in the classroom setting within 3 feet with mask or within 6 ft without a mask, outside of the classroom setting its within 6 feet masked or not). If that child develops symptoms while in quarantine, they must get tested with a PCR test.
Refer to: Covid information
Testing sites: Free of Charge:
● IDPH - Arlington Racetrack
○ Appointment Required (open M/W/F/Sat only, 8am - 4pm)
● IDPH - Harper College - U of I Shield Saliva Test
○ 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine
○ lobby of the performing arts center
○ Mondays 12-4 pm, Wed. 12-4,Thursdays 9:00-11:00am
○ need to fast for 1 hour prior to test and the person will be notified of test results in 24 hours
○ NO Appointment Required, Walk-in
● Walgreens-Antigen, PCR
○ 1000 E. Northwest Hwy, AH
○ 3 E Golf Rd., AH
○ 1711 W Campbell St., AH
○ Appointment Required
Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Windsor School Nurse
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.
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:
- 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.