This Week at Windsor 4.2.2021

Teachers make a difference at any distance...

Windsor Families,

Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, we hope you have a nice long weekend. Enjoy the warm weather! Also, a reminder about arrival and dismissal, animals are not allowed on school district property. Please do not bring your pet to arrival or dismissal, this pertains to those who walk. It is fine to have a pet in the car with you, please do not bring the pet out of the car.

April 6th - Elections

Windsor will be a voting site for the April 6th Elections. Voting will take place in the gym. The students will have PE in their classrooms on this day, we will also have indoor recess for all.

MAP Testing

MAP testing begins next week, please see the schedule below.

2nd - 5th Grade Remote Students:

Monday, April 5th @ 9:15 (Math)

Monday, April 12th @ 1:15 (Reading)

In-Person Students:

2nd Grade:

Thursday, April 8th @ 10:45 (Math)

Friday, April 9th @ 10:45 (Reading)

3rd Grade:

Wednesday, April 7th @ 1:15 PM (Math)

Thursday, April 8th @ 1:15 PM (Reading)

4th & 5th Grade:

Wednesday, April 7th @ 9:15 (Math)

Friday, April 9th @ 1:15 (Reading)

American Heart Association

Be sure to check out the video below from Emilie Molder from the American Heart Association! A BIG thank you to all who participated!!!

Stay well,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Upcoming Events:

- Friday, April 2nd- No School

- Tuesday, April 6th- Election Day

- Wednesday, April 7th- Bedtime Math (Grades K-2)-6:30-7:30 PM

- Wednesday, April 14th- PTA Meeting, 7PM

Thank you, Windsor families!

Windsor PTA

Green Team: This year the green team will be offering take-home activities instead of the usual meetings. Sign up at

Notes from the Health Office...

Hi Parents!

Exciting news: if your child has symptoms of COVID they can be tested in our COVID 19 testing clinic free of charge at Thomas Middle School from 3-4:30 every school day! You must make an appointment for your child (only for students in district #25 that have symptoms).

Here is the link:

Please remember to keep your child home from school and any siblings that have any COVID symptoms and contact me (your school nurse).

Thank you again for partnering with us to continue to keep Windsor School a safe place for everyone!


Darlene Carpenter, RN

Windsor School Nurse

Mrs. Stella's Station

Don't eat all the Peeps this week! Set some of them aside for some cool STEM fun with your family. Science Buddies has compiled directions for five simple activities you can do with your family this spring with all the extra Peeps - of the Peeps that will soon be on sale! You can find the activities HERE. Have a wonderful long weekend!


Parents, students, and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the ninth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Windsor School. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

· Effective Leaders

· Collaborative Teachers

· Involved Families

· Supportive Environments

· Ambitious Instruction

Additionally, we have chosen to provide the Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of Windsor parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at Windsor School and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

Please take few minutes to complete the survey linked below. The survey window will close on April 2, 2021.

Link for parents to take the survey:

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Get Burbed

Get ready for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 2021!

Our event this year will consist of an In-Person 1 Mile Run along with a Virtual 1 Mile and 5K! While our goal was to have students, families, teachers, staff and community all back for a full in-person event this year, we are unable to do so according to IDPH guidelines for this type of event. Safety is our top priority, we are excited that we are able transition our 1 Mile event back to in person.

Please visit this link,, for full details and guidelines and to REGISTER for both the in-person 1 Mile and virtual events.

We also have a really fun contest planned for all participants with PRIZES!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the current updates!

Summer U 2021

June 16-July 14, 2021 at Thomas Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration begins on March 1, 2021 at 9am and ends on April 30, 2021. Please visit for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email for assistance.
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Attention Families

The State of Illinois is approved to provide new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits to all eligible Illinois Students. If you feel you may qualify but have not already completed a Household Eligibility Application to determine eligibility for free or reduced meal status, please submit one immediately. Applications can be downloaded from the district website or pick up an application from your child's school.

Please read the attached letter for more information.

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Important Tech Tip:

Please remind your students that they should power down their Chromebooks at least once a day and maybe at lunchtime as well. That will help the "glitchiness" many are experiencing.

iPads should also be rebooted occasionally to prevent connectivity issues. Instructions are below.

To turn off your Chromebook completely, try one of these options:

  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Power .
  • At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  • Press and hold the Power key for 3 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out

To Power Down Your iPad:

  • Press and hold the On/Off/Sleep button at the upper-right corner of the iPad. Slide the bar to Power off.

How to Clean/Sanitize Chromebooks and iPads

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