This Week at Windsor...


September 24th, 2021

Windsor Families,

Great job to all of our students this afternoon as we practiced all three of our drills, lockdown, shelter-in-place, and evacuation. The students were quiet and moved safely to each location. Great job Wildcats!

Shield Testing:

Shield testing will begin next week for all of the schools in district 25. Windsor has been assigned Thursday morning for our testing time. We will be calling students by grade level down to the gym. The schedule is below, this is subject to change as we learn through experience. We will be sure to make you aware of any changes. Children cannot eat or drink for one hour prior to testing. We will be sure your child's snack time does not interfere with their testing. Parents with students in grade 3, we need your help, please be sure your child eats breakfast prior to 8:00 am if they are signed up for testing.

Shield testing schedule:

9:05-9:40-- 3rd grade

9:40-10:10-- 1st grade

10:10-10:35-- 2nd grade

10:35-11:10-- 5th grade

11:10-11:40-- Kindergarten

11:40-12:00-- 4th grade

Project Pen Pal

Please consider signing your 1, 2, or 3rd grader up for Project Pen Pal below, we still have spots open for this fun event! If your child attends CAP and would like to participate, please just send me an email and we will be sure to have your child go to CAP when Project Pen Pal ends.

Windsor alum, Stella Fitzpatrick, is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn! It takes years of planning to complete, and it needs to be done by high school graduation. We are so excited to be partnering with Stella on Project Pen Pal! Please see the flyer below for the opportunity to be a part of Stella's amazing project!

Link to the Google Form to sign up:

Primary- September 27th:

Due to Covid restrictions, we will only be able to take 24 primary and 24 intermediate students for this event. If we receive more than 24 for each group, we will need to hold a lottery.

Arrival and Dismissal-

Drop and go on Windsor Drive and the front circle has been moving nicely.

Just a few reminders:

- Walkers, please only cross at the crosswalk.

-Please do not turn around in neighbor's driveways, go around the block to get into the car line (No U-Turns).

-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you, please have your child get out of the car independently and quickly. Children should not get out of the car on the street side, this is very unsafe.

-There are no pets allowed on school property, please keep all pets at home or in your car.

Upcoming Events:

- Friday, October 1st- 5th Graders go to Camp Duncan

- Friday, October 1st- MAP scores go home in backpacks

- Wednesday, October 6th- National Walk to School Day

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend!

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

You can also find information on the Frequently Asked Question Document:

The district has also provided a very helpful Q&A surrounding Covid:

5th Grade Families...

Please use this link to order your child's 5th-grade t-shirt.

Important PTA Information...

Current and Upcoming Events

Chess Club (Grades K-5, Fridays, 3:35-4:35 pm, LMC, ): Starts Friday, Sep. 24. Learn more here.

Windsor Cares Costume Drive: Windsor Cares will be doing a Halloween Costume Drive. The costumes will be set out on the coat racks on October 7th from 4-6 pm. Drop off in the office by October 5th.

National Walk to School Day: Wednesday, October 6. Stay tuned for more information.

Reflections: Click here to learn more. Submissions due Thursday, November 4.

Amazon Smile: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. For information on how to shop Amazon Smile to benefit Windsor PTA, click here.

The PTA executive committee would like to thank all families who have participated in the many PTA events and fundraisers we have held thus far this year. Visit to see all upcoming PTA events.

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Nurses Notes:


Hello Parents!


--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.

Please contact me: or Kimmy Nylec regarding any COVID questions or if your child has symptoms.

Refer to: Covid information

Testing sites: Free of Charge:

● IDPH - Arlington Racetrack

○ Appointment Required (open M/W/F/Sat only, 8am - 4pm)

○ 309-308-4100

● 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

Have a great weekend and stay healthy!


Darlene CarpenterRN

Windsor School Nurse

Stella Station

Who among us doesn't like listening to an engaging podcast? There are so many great ones out there, it's hard to find the right one to listen to, especially with your family. If you are a podcast-loving family like mine, be sure to check out This website is full of educational podcasts for elementary-aged children that are all 12 minutes long. If you register to receive their emails, you will also receive activity guides that go along with the week's podcast. All of their podcasts can be found on the popular podcast apps as well so you can listen on the go! Some of our family favorites have included "What do Mac and Cheese and the Declaration of Independence have in common?" and "How can a giant, heavy airplane fly?". It's a fun podcast for everyone! I hope you enjoy it!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Stella

CAP- Help Wanted

The Arlington Heights Park District runs a before and after school student supervision program at all District 25 Elementary Schools and they are in need of and currently hiring CAP supervisors/activity leaders!

For more about the positions and to apply, click the link here:

If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (

For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.

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...

We plan to continue our work with the American Heart Association this school year! Every week you will find a heart-healthy fact in my newsletter.

Sugary drinks often have lots of calories. By some estimates, to burn off the calories from one 12-ounce can of soda, a 75-pound child would need to ride a bicycle at a fast 1 pace for about 30 minutes. It could take a 150-pound adult about 25 minutes of walking at a moderate pace to burn off the same amount of calories.

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