Week at Windsor 9.22.19

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

Dear Windsor Families,

We hope the rainy weather is not dampening your weekend! Here is our Week at Windsor.

Wildcat Way

As we settle into the month of September, we continue to reinforce the Wildcat Way. One of the settings where we continue reinforce expectations is recess.

Be Kind

  • Take turns.

  • Everyone plays.

  • Play fairly.

  • Invite friends sitting on the Buddy Bench to play.

  • Use kind words.

Be Safe

  • Follow all adults’ directions the first time.

  • Stay within playground/school boundaries.

  • Use equipment properly and safely.

  • No overly physical play: fighting, kicking, hitting, pushing, capturing, etc.

Be Responsible

  • Put equipment away.

  • Line up when the bell rings.

  • Walk quietly into the building.

  • Be a good sport.

  • Try to solve the problem first by yourself.

  • Find an adult if there is a problem that you cannot solve.

  • Adults should listen to the student’s problem and try to help.

… because you are important!

Windsor PTA Reminders

We look forward to another great week with your children.

Warmest regards,

Piper Boston, Principal

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal

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.
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.

Cell Phones and Smart Watches

Per our District 25 Student Handbook, the following apply to electronic devices, which include watches.

The possession and use of smartphones, cell phones, and other electronic devices (including smartwatches) are subject to the following rules:

  • They must be kept out of sight and in an inconspicuous location, such as a backpack, purse, or locker.
  • They must be turned off during the regular school day, unless the supervising teacher grant permission for them to be used or if needed during an emergency.
  • They may not be used in any manner that will cause disruption to the educational environment or will otherwise violate student conduct rules.

Here are some Common Sense Media links to support families as you consider or introduce electronic devices to your children.

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

After School Pick Up/Supervision

We want to remind everyone that we have adult supervision during our dismissal/after school pick up time from 3:35 PM to 3:45 PM. All parents/guardians should plan to pick up their children during this window of time. If students are still outside at 3:45 PM, either supervisors will accompany them to the office or they are instructed to report to the school office to ensure safety. Our school office closes at 4:00 PM. While we understand there are unique circumstances, we will reach out if we see a consistent pattern of children being picked up after 3:45 PM because you are leaving them unsupervised.

Windsor's Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor Drive

Thank you to everyone for your support during drop-off and pick-up times. It is great to see so many Windsor families each day helping our students safely enter and exit the school.

Many of our previous reminders have been around drop-off. Here are some important pick-up reminders for Windsor Drive, in particular.

  • Students who live west of Windsor should be picked up in the circle drive off of Miner School.
  • Students who live east of Windsor should be picked up along Windsor Drive.
  • Adults must stay with their cars. Unattended vehicles are not allowed. You must stay with your vehicle or park in our school parking lot, if you plan to get out and accompany younger children to the playground, etc.
  • Please pull all the way to the front of the pickup area on Windsor Drive. Do not stop in the middle of the block.
  • Once your student is safely loaded, please signal, and carefully pull out of the pickup line.
  • Students must cross the street at a crosswalk.

This year, Windsor Drive returns to a 2-way street, even during drop-off/pick-up times. We previously had a "Northbound Only" sign, that no longer exists. We appreciate the work of our Arlington Heights Police Department, but understand that this sign was not enforceable. Village personnel did evaluate our drop-off/pick-up locations and procedures several times last year. They determined that the sign needed to come down during the summer.

We appreciate everyone's cooperation in following our daily procedures and helping others to do so as well.

Windsor PTA

District 25 Food Service

We will continue to feature this link as an easy reference for families.

Windsor School Calendar

Tuesday, September 24th-Windsor Picture Day

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.

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.