Week at Windsor 10.20.19

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

Dear Windsor Families,

This was a beautiful fall weekend. We hope you and your family were able to enjoy it! Here is our Week at Windsor.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Students only have three days of school this week. There is no student attendance on Thursday 10.24.19 and Friday 10.25.19. We are looking forward to seeing many of you here at Windsor, though, for parent-teacher conferences. Here are some reminders.

  • If you are unable to make an in person time on our two conference days, you may sign up for a phone conference or email teachers to schedule a phone conference during their regular school days/hours of 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • We really rely on parents to be on time (even early) these days so teachers can maintain their schedules. Likewise, teachers will also serve as time keepers, as they have many block-to-block conference slots and they want to help all parents make their different conference and other appointments.


Lost and Found

We have a blue cabinet labeled in our main commons area which serves as Windsor's Lost and Found. We will set out tables with all lost and found items during the two conference days for families to visit for anything that has gone missing during these first two months of school.


Halloween Planning

We emailed this letter to all families. Tomorrow, Monday 10/21, we will email a Halloween lunch dismissal form to help us know if your child will be going home for lunch on Halloween along with other key details around participating in the school parade, parties, etc.


Warmest regards,


Piper Boston, Principal

Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal

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.

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal

During these opening days/months of school, I have prioritized getting to know staff, students, and the in's and out's of Windsor Elementary School. I haven't even begun to know everyone or everything...YET! Still, I have enjoyed the journey and continue to feel so fortunate to work each day with this fantastic team of educators and your amazing children.


At Curriculum Night, I shared a desire to set up a series of Principal Coffees and Conversation dates/times with parents/guardians. These first meetings are meant to help interested parents get to know me better and to help me get to know/hear from all of you. Below are three offerings for the month of November. Please only RSVP for one, as they will all be similar in format, and I would like to keep sizes conducive to conversation.


  • Tuesday 11.5.19 Coffee #1 at 2:45 PM
  • Thursday 11.14.19 Coffee #2 at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday 11.19.19 Coffee #3 at 9:15 AM

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal #1 (Choose one of the November dates if interested.)

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2:45pm

Windsor Commons

These first meetings are meant to help interested parents get to know me better and to help me get to know/hear from all of you. This is one of three offerings for the month of November. Please only RSVP here for one, as they will all be similar in format and I would like to keep sizes conducive to conversation.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal #2 (Choose one of the November dates to attend if interested.)

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 6:30pm

Windsor LMC

These first meetings are meant to help interested parents get to know me better and to help me get to know/hear from all of you. This is one of three offerings for the month of November. Please only RSVP here for one, as they will all be similar in format and I would like to keep sizes conducive to conversation.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal #3 (Choose one of the November dates to attend if interested.)

Monday, Nov. 18th, 9:15am

Windsor Commons

These first meetings are meant to help interested parents get to know me better and to help me get to know/hear from all of you. This is one of three offerings for the month of November. Please only RSVP here for one, as they will all be similar in format and I would like to keep sizes conducive to conversation.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Windsor PTA

Halloween at Windsor

We would like to invite families to our school-wide Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31st beginning at approximately 1:40 PM. (Morning Kindergarten will have their parade in the morning with their families.)

  • Students can stay at school or go home during an extended lunch period this day from approximately 12:10-1:20 PM in order to dress for the afternoon.

  • We want Halloween to be fun for all of those celebrating and ask that costumes are school appropriate. Please select costumes that avoid pretend sharp objects, weapons, blood, gore, mature content, etc.


We emailed this letter to all families.

Fifth Grade Robert Crown Parent Night 2019

The upcoming Fifth Grade Robert Crown Parent Night will take place on November 12, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Dunton Administration Building (1200 S. Dunton Ave.) and will inform you on the health and drug prevention education programs (Puberty I- Understanding Changes, Life Begins, and the Science Behind Drugs) your child will experience this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Melanie Zenisek, Science & Social Studies Coordinator at MZenisek@sd25.org.
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.

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.

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.