This Week at Windsor...
October 1st, 2021
We had a busy week here at Windsor. It has been so great to walk around the building and hear all of the wonderful learning taking place. On Monday, we had some of our primary students that participated in Project Pen Pal. We have our running club, art club, guitar club, and chess club up and running and yesterday many of our students participated in Shield testing. We are still looking for parent volunteers to help with shield testing. If you are interested, please send me or Nikki Wiedner an email.
In order to reduce the number of close contacts during lunch, we are looking for volunteers to supervise students who finish eating early. Please email me or Nikki Wiedner if you are interested in volunteering from 12:10-1:10.
Also, parents, I need your help with this, we have had some students ask to bring some small toys or cards out to recess and I did approve this at first. However, at this point, we need to ask that students not bring in items for recess as they cause problems out on the playground. Students want to trade items with each other which creates problems between students. Last school year, we were in such a grey area with the way our recess was structured so we encouraged items to be brought in from home. This school year with recess back to normal, we ask that you do not allow your child to bring items from home. Thank you so much for your partnership.
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who have already been in the building, just a reminder that when you are in the building, the confidentiality of our students is a priority. We have many students with different needs in our building and we appreciate you protecting their privacy.
Wednesday is National Walk to School day. I hope to see lots of walkers!
Mark your calendars! Parent-teacher conferences are on October 21st and 22nd. Sign-ups will be emailed home on October 6th. Please be on the lookout!
This is simply a notification that we will be having our first fire drill with our students on Monday, October 4th around 10:00 in the morning. All of our drills will be continued to be announced to students prior to the drill.
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.
- Monday, October 4th- Fire drill with the fire department
- Wednesday, October 6th- National Walk to School Day
- Wednesday, October 6th- 6:00-7:00--BPAC Meeting
- Thursday, October 7th- 3:45-6:00 pm, Fall Harvest and Spirit Wear pick up (Location: Windsor Front Circle)
- Thursday, October 7th- 3:45-6:00-- Halloween costume drive (Location: Windsor Main Entrance)
- Monday, October 11th- No School for students (School Improvement Day)
- Tuesday, October 12th- 7:00 PM-- PTA Meeting-- (Virtual)
- Wednesday, October 13th- Switch Day-- Monday Schedule
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...
National Walk to School Day: Wednesday, October 6. Stay tuned for more information.
Fall Harvest and Spirit Wear Pick-up: Thursday, October 7th from 3:45-6:00. Pick-up will be in the front circle drive of Windsor School at the entrance to the Miner School parking lot.
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 https://windsorpta.org/pta-calendar/ to see all upcoming PTA events.
--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: email@example.com.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy!
Windsor School Nurse
It's officially October!! That means we can start celebrating everything to do with Halloween! The Stella home is filled with pumpkins right now, waiting patiently to be carved or painted to celebrate the season! If you are looking for something else to do with a pumpkin, why not make it into a Frankenpumpkin? Give your children a variety of supplies that they can glue or pin / nail into a pumpkin to make it a "spooky" decoration. You can find more details about this activity and some other fun Halloween STEM activities on the blog BabbleDabbleDo. I hope these help you create some Halloween fun in your home!
Have a great weekend,
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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ahpd?keywords=cap
If you have any questions about the job, you can email the AH Park District's CAP and Day Camp Supervisor, Katie Waszak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For information on the CAP Program, CLICK HERE or read below.
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
October-World Mental Health Month
Mealtime doesn't have to be draining. When families dine together, both the kids and the adults are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. Family meals can also help defuse conflicts with kids, ease their stress and depression, improve their grades and boost parents' mental well-being, too. Click here to learn how mealtime can benefit both your mental and physical health.