Week at Windsor 1.12.20

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

Dear Windsor Families,

Here is this weekend's message.


It was a wonderful, if not somewhat tiring, first week back at school as the children and adults alike returned to the swing of things. We missed everyone!


Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday 2/13 and Friday 2/14. Similar to the fall, conference times on Thursday will include morning, day, and evening appointments. The conference times on Friday only include morning appointments. Each conference time is scheduled for 20 minutes. We will email all teachers’ conference sign up links this Wednesday, January 15th at 10:00 AM. If you are unable to make an in person time on our two conference days, you may also sign up for a phone conference. More information will be included with the conference links.


We are looking ahead to the following dates, in which you will continue to receive updates, information, etc.


  • 1/20 Martin Luther King Jr. (No Student or Staff Attendance)
  • 1/22 Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2020-2021 School Year
  • 1/24 PTA Wildcat Dance
  • 1/28 Fifth Grade Band Performance @ South
  • 2/6 PTA Book/Science/Engineering Fair
  • 2/12 Valentine's Day Parties (PM)
  • 2/13-2/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Student Attendance)
  • 2/17 President's Day (No Student or Staff Attendance)
  • 3/6 Elementary Progress Reports Issued


We are looking forward to the days, weeks, and months ahead.


Sincerely,


Piper Boston, Principal @PrincipalBoston

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal @lindzana

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.

Absences and Signing Students In/Out

We want to remind families the importance of notifying us of absences as soon as possible. You can call (847) 398-4297 and follow the prompts. Or, new this year, you can use the online attendance link. Both are permanently featured in our weekly updates and on our website.


Additionally, it is important that children arrive to school on time as much as possible. If your child is being dropped off after 9:05 AM, we need a parent/or guardian to escort him or her into the office to sign in, similar to how an adult needs to sign out children anytime they are leaving before before 3:35 PM. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Winter Weather!

We are truly into our winter weather months. As a reminder, we still try to be outside as much as possible. The students do not go outside if it is raining, the wind chill is below zero, or we have deemed conditions unsafe for any reasons (ice, heavy snowfall, etc.). We appreciate you continually sending your children to school appropriately dressed to be outside during arrival and recess times.


Page 10 in our D25 Handbook also reviews Inclement Weather and Emergency School Closing information for your reference or review.

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Winter MAP Reports

For students in grades 2-5, NWEA MAP assessment reports will be going home this Friday, January 17th. Here is a previously sent letter for your reference.


If you prefer not to have your child's test results to go home with her/him via backpack on Friday, please contact Mrs. Kathie Avvisati at kavvisati@sd25.org by this Wednesday. You can pick them up from our school office after school on Friday or anytime the following week from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Thomas and South Middle Schools will send NWEA MAP reports home on January 24th.

Erin's Law Presentations

Erin's Law presentations will start the week of January 27th. Erin’s Law is an Illinois Public Act that requires us to provide child sexual abuse prevention education for children in pre­kindergarten through 8th grades. Similar to previous years, we will be teaching about Erin's Law in January and February to all K-5 classes. All Erin’s Law information can be found on the District’s website (link). The site also has the opt-out form for interested parents/guardians.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN!

If you have a child you plan to enroll in kindergarten next year, pre-registration has begun. You can click HERE to learn more. You may also pre-register 1st - 5th grade students who will be new to Windsor next year.


**Registration packets will be arriving by late next week to 2020-2021 Kindergarten or NEW families who pre-registered on the site.


Incoming Kindergarten families can drop off registration materials and receive assistance on Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM -OR- 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM.


Registration for current Windsor students will begin in the spring; you will receive an email in April/May.


If you know of someone with a kindergarten-aged child, please feel free to let him/her know to check out the District 25 website or give us a call.

Valentine's Day Parties

We will share more regarding Valentine's Day parties taking place at school on Wednesday 2/12. We will be planning with our Windsor PTA and various Room Reps. As a reminder, if your child is planning to pass out Valentine's Day cards to other students, they cannot have any candy or food attached or accompanying them.

Windsor PTA

Join us on Tuesday, Jan 14 at our next PTA meeting in the Commons starting at 7:00 PM.


MON (1.20) – Family Movie DOLITTLE – 10 AM at CMX in Downtown AH. Click to reserve your ticket. https://windsorpta.org/2020/01/08/family-movie-2020-2/ **This is a PTA-only sponsored event. No school staff or administration will be in attendance.


LOOKING AHEAD

  • TUES (1.14) – PTA Meeting (General Membership) – 7-8 pm, Commons.

  • FRI (1.17) Chess Club Session II – 3:35-4:35 pm in the LMC. New session begins Feb 7. Visit https://windsorpta.org/programs/windsor-chess-club/ **Please make sure to note days when there is no regularly scheduled Chess Club.

  • MON (1.20) MLK Jr. Day of No School - Family Movie (DOLITTLE, 2020) - Special viewing organized by our PTA at the downtown Arlington Heights CMX, $6, 10 am. Must RSVP and reserve your ticket https://tinyurl.com/yetftwwm. Contact Carolyn Warnement <carolyn.warnement@gmail.com>.

  • JAN 24 - Wildcat Dance - 6:30 - 8:15 pm in the gym. Sensory friendly time 6:30-7 pm. Click to RSVP, https://tinyurl.com/yhwjn2fy. We need volunteers! Email Kathy Dieringer <krousonelos@gmail.com>.
  • STARTING the WEEK of 1/21 - Junior Great Books - 8-week, JGB small discussion groups meet during their 30-min lunch recess. Contact Leah Ross <lraeross6@gmail.com>.
  • YEARBOOK ORDERING COMING in February (online only)
  • FEB 6 – Science Fair download info here, https://windsorpta.org/programs/science-fair/.
  • FEB 6 – Scholastic Book Fair
  • FEB 10 - Green Team Meeting, LMC, during lunch recess.
  • FEB 12 - Classroom Valentine Parties
  • FEB 13 & 14 - Spring Conferences (PTA provides Teacher Dinner)

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.

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.

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.