This Week at Windsor...

#WEAREWINDSOR

October 14th, 2022

Windsor Families,


Just a reminder that there is no school Wednesday-Friday of next week. If you have not yet signed up for a parent-teacher conference, please do as soon as possible via the links below, the conference links will close at noon on Monday, October 17th.


Reminder to parent volunteers, please only go to the location in which you are volunteering. Many families have more than one child at Windsor, you cannot visit your other child or that child's teacher during the school day. Teachers are not able to meet with parents unannounced and it can be very distracting for students if parents stop by a classroom unannounced.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Important upcoming events:

Wednesday, October 19th- No School


Thursday, October 20th- Parent-Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL


Friday, October 21st- Parent-Teacher Conference- NO SCHOOL


Wednesday, November 2nd- Picture Retakes

Parent-Teacher Conference Links

Schmidt https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-schmidt9

Samartino https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-samartino4

Paxson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-paxson4

Kaiser https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-kaiser8

Krueger https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-krueger8

Galazka https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-galazka7

Como https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-como2

Loch https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-loch8

Dastice https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-dastice8

Swedo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-swedo5

McEllen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-mcellen8

Sobanski https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-sobanski1

Clark https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-clark8

Conway https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-conway8

Berg https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-berg8

Murphy https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-murphy8

Brogni https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-brogni8

Peterson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-peterson8

Pinski https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-pinski8

Leberecht https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-leberecht6

Flauter https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-flauter8

Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-higgins8

Palmer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-palmer8

Angelus https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-angelus9

Keough https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-keough8

Rabinowitz https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-rabinowitz8

Stodola https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-stodola8

Blau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE23AAF49-blau4

Pack the Piggies Fun-raiser!!!

Are you ready to Pack the Piggies? The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k worth of scholarships each year. Over the last 50 years, the AHC-PTA has given over $500,000.00 in scholarship money away! The scholarships are divided into $9k for graduating D214 seniors, and $1k given to D25 elementary students for the AHPD. In our inaugural “Pack the Piggies” fun-raiser last school year, we raised over $9k in scholarship money! We are about to embark on our second annual contest!

The contest begins October 24 thru the 28th. Each school will have a goal of raising $1k, with the district goal being $9k. If the district goal is attained, each school will win its predetermined prize chosen by the principal. Please help your students reach their goal by having them bring in coins, cash, or checks(made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack their school’s piggy! Let’s have some fun for a great cause!

District Survey

On Tuesday, Dr. Bein emailed you asking for your feedback and thoughts on the following prompt: Please share your thoughts, feelings or questions about your sense of belonging, value, and inclusion in the District 25 community.

There is still time to give your feedback, and to review and rate other responses!

Please take a few minutes to complete or revisit this short survey (linked here). If you already completed the survey, please spend a few more minutes reading and rating other responses from around the community. This survey is completely anonymous.

*Please note, any targeted comments or comments that name individuals will be removed.*

Special Olympics

The Arlington Heights All-Stars Spiritwear store is now open!


To buy a shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the online store linked below. There are multiple customization options for the back of the blue shirt! Shirts must be ordered by October 23rd. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


LINK: https://waistup.com/district_25_all_stars/shop/home

Staff Spotlight:

Every week, we will share information about several staff members at Windsor. This week, get to know Windsor's special education resource teachers!

Abby Groh

My name is Abby Groh and I am a Special Education resource teacher both at Olive- Mary Stitt Elementary and Windsor Elementary school. This is my 4th year teaching in Special Education, I taught previously in District 158 for 2 years as a resource teacher and last year I taught in Park Ridge as an Instructional Special Education Teacher. I have my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Eastern Illinois University.

Outside of school you can find me spending time with my 3 year old corgi named Dexter, working out at the gym, or at a brunch place with my sister.


Katie Karrasch

My name is Katie Karrasch and I am a resource teacher at Windsor. I have been an educator for 7 years, 5 of which have been at Windsor. Prior to Windsor, I taught for 2 years in Dixon, IL. I have my Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Special Education (Learning Behavior Specialist I) and an endorsement in early childhood. I also have my Master’s Degree in Behavioral Intervention Specialist and Curriculum Adaptation from Northeastern Illinois University (Learning Behavior Specialist II).


When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family (I just became an aunt in June), and going to Target or Starbucks. My hobbies include hiking, baking, and crafting. I am also excited to share that I will be getting married in the beginning of December and I will officially be Mrs. Warner.


I love being apart of the Windsor community!

Anna Klaw

My name is Anna Klaw and I am a resource teacher at Windsor. I have been an educator for almost 1 year, as I started at Windsor last January. I graduated from Bradley University last December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (Learning Behavior Specialist I) and an endorsement in Multilingual Learners. I plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in Behavior Intervention.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, being outside, reading, and exploring different restaurants in Chicago where I currently live!

I love teaching at Windsor and am so grateful to be a Windsor Wildcat!

Kelly Sedey

My name is Kelly Sedey and I am a resource teacher and the special education team leader at Windsor. I have been an educator for 13 years, 9 of which have been in District 25. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and my Master’s Degree in Special Education and English as a Second Language from Roosevelt University. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

I have taught students in every grade at Windsor and love it! I attended D25 schools as a child and now live in Arlington Heights with my family. I am honored to be a Windsor Wildcat!

Outside of school you’ll find me at a park, zoo or local restaurant with my husband and two girls: Haley (3) and Lily (8 months).

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

A month to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions they have made to American culture.

Celebrated Sept. 15- Oct 15

www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov
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Stella's Station

I’m excited to share that we have scheduled the 4th and 5th grade Noetic Math Contest for this fall. Mark your calendars for Monday, November 14. The contest will take place after school in the LMC. New this year, students will be participating in the contest online. Because of this change, we can only allow the first 30 students to register in both 4th and 5th grade to participate. Please refer to the flyer below for more information. To register your 4th or 5th child for this contest, visit http://bit.ly/noetic2022. Please contact me with any questions (vstella@sd25.org). Thanks and have a great weekend ~Mrs. Stella
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Absences/Tardies:

If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the main line and listen for the prompts, 847-398-4297. You can also complete this online form: CLICK HERE TO REPORT AN ABSENCE ONLINE. While you may also email the teacher, there are times that the teacher will not read email prior to school starting. Please always leave a message first. We cannot stress this enough. Please also make every effort for your child to arrive at school on time. Missing the beginning of the school day often has a negative impact on students for the rest of the day. Please contact the office if your child will be tardy or needs to leave early.
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