This Week at Windsor...


November 11th, 2022

Windsor Families,

Happy Veterans Day, thank you to all Veterans for your service! Our Veterans Day breakfast was a huge success, it was so wonderful to be back in person for this fantastic event! Thank you to all of the volunteers who put it together.

Check out the video from today's breakfast:

Next week is spirit week at Windsor, be sure to check out the week's schedule below.

With report card time right around the corner, please know that we review attendance. You may receive a truancy letter regarding your child's attendance. We know that illnesses, appointments, and vacations happen throughout the year; however, days quickly add up without realizing the impact they have on your child's education. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

There are families in our community that can use a little extra help during the holiday season. Please contact me if your family is one that would benefit from this assistance. This is meant to be “a hand up, not a hand out”. The staff is collecting gift cards to various local stores. These gift cards will be distributed amongst the families that reply. Please contact my confidential voicemail or email by November 30th if you are interested or if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Important upcoming events:

November 14th-18th- Spirit Week

November 18th- Report Cards emailed home

November 21st- 25th - No School

November 28th- School Resumes

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Staff Spotlight:

Every week, we will share information about several staff members at Windsor. This week, get to know two of Windsor's instructional teachers!

Jennifer Palmer

Hello! My name is Jennifer Palmer and I am one of the kindergarten instructional teachers at Windsor. This is my tenth year at Windsor and my thirteenth year teaching. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (LBS1) from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a certificate in Autism from Ball State University. I am currently working towards sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my new niece, Abby!) and friends. On the weekends you can find me working part time at a restaurant in Lakeview across from Wrigley Field (even though I am a Sox fan!), volunteering at the Misericordia home or walking on the 606 trail in my Chicago neighborhood.

Arley Rabinowitz

My name is Arley Rabinowitz and I am one of the 4th grade instructional teachers at Windsor. I have been an instructional teacher at Windsor for 10 years and I learn something new every day! I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!), Master’s Degree in Special Education (LBS1) from Northeastern Illinois, and an endorsement in physical education from Chicago State University. Outside of school, I love being with my family and friends, working out, and eating at restaurants. I have two daughters named Brooke (5) and Tatum (3), a husband named Dave and a Bernedoodle named Hoosier. I feel so lucky to work at Windsor…Go Wildcats!

Stella's Station

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served our country. In honor of this important day, I have a Veteran’s Day STEM card activity to share with everyone. These activities are similar to the ones that students complete at school, but with a Veteran’s Day twist. You can find the activities by clicking on this link.

Veteran’s Day STEM

I hope you have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Stella


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.

ABC25 Get Burbed

Let your imagination run (pun intended) wild! All D25 students have the opportunity to submit a design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge official race shirt and posters! These shirts will be worn by over 500 participants at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on April 15, 2023. The design winner also gets to help select the color of the shirt! Official rules and regulations and t-shirt design forms can be found at Submissions are due back to your school office by December 2, 2022.

If your family is not yet a member of the ABC/25 Foundation, join today by visiting All students of participating families will be entered in a drawing to win a ride to school from the Arlington Heights Police Department! All memberships dues go directly towards grants awarded to the teachers and classrooms of District 25.

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November is the month to remember the contributions of Native Americans and Alaska Natives and to honor the unique heritage of our continent’s first inhabitants.

Veterans Day

Federal holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the World War I Armistice between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers.

We honor all military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.