This Week at Windsor...

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October 28th, 2022

Windsor Families,


Today was the last day for Pack the Piggies! We met our goal and raised over $2,180!!!! Amazing! Windsor students earned the additional recess and the winning class will be announced Monday morning! A big thank you to all who contributed and helped us meet our goal!


PM Kindergarten Parents- if your child needs their picture retaken, please bring them to Windsor at 9:15 am on November 2nd to get their photo taken.


LAST CALL: Halloween reminder, please be sure to complete this form for each child that you have at Windsor:

https://forms.gle/QLQzw99YYcUBdRUo7


Our students continue to be kind, safe, and responsible! This month they have earned a PJ day which will be held on November 3rd!


ABC25:

Windsor is currently at 20.81% membership, needing only 20 more households to join to meet the 25% goal.

If your family is not yet a member of the ABC/25 Foundation, join today by visiting abc25.org/donate. 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.


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.


Congrats to Allison Keough and Colleen Higgins who, on behalf of Benefit Technology Resources, and the District 25 benefits program, were nominated and chosen to receive a $250 gift card award for going above and beyond for their dedication to our special education students and the development of the District 25 Special Olympics Program.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Important upcoming events:

Monday, October 31st- Halloween Parade and Parties (please see Halloween Newsletter for details)


Wednesday, November 2nd- Picture Retakes


Thursday, November 3rd- PJ Day


Thursday, November 3rd- 1st grade Activity Night


Monday, November 7th- PTA Meeting- LMC-- 7 PM


Tuesday, November 8th- No School- Election Day


Friday, November 11th- Veteran's Day Breakfast- 8 AM

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 and Special Olympics coaches!

Colleen Higgins

Hi! My name is Colleen Higgins and I am one of the kindergarten and 1st grade instructional teachers at Windsor. This is my sixth year teaching in District 25 and along with Mrs. Keough, I am also the Special Olympics Athletic Director for AHSD25. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Special Education (LBS1), an ESL endorsement from National Louis University, and a Master’s degree in Literacy Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

When I’m not at Windsor I love exploring my Chicago neighborhood! I’m always looking to try new restaurants and coffee shops. I also enjoy spending time with family (especially my niece), reading books, and traveling to new places!


I feel so lucky to be a Windsor Wildcat!

Allison Keough

I am Allison Keough (Key-oh)!! I have been teaching in the instructional special education program here at Windsor going on 5 years now, but also taught special education in Chicago for 11 years. Along with Ms. Higgins, I am also the Special Olympics Athletic Director for SD25. I have a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in both General Education and Special Education specializing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as a Masters from DePaul in Learning Disabilities K-21, a middle school endorsement in ELA and ESL K-8th. I have a husband named Tommy, two daughters, Leona (5) and Eva (3) and a dingus chocolate lab named Roscoe. I’m a big fan of Amazon, Oreo anything, organizing everything, Reese Cups and floating on our boat in the summers!

I love working at Windsor, coming here was a breath of fresh air and living in Arlington Heights is the perfect place for us to raise our little family!

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Stella's Station

Halloween Weekend is here! Just a few quick reminders! The Greg Tang Halloween Challenge is due by the end of the day today. If your child completed this at home, please email me this weekend to let me know (vstella@sd25.org). 4th and 5th grade parents, the deadline to register for this year’s Noetic Math Contest is Tuesday, November 1.To register your child, visit http://bit.ly/noetic2022. Please remember that we can only accept the first 30 students who register in each grade level. As of today, there are 4 slots left in 4th grade and 21 in 5th grade. Please contact me with any questions. Finally, here the link to a fun Halloween Connect 4 game you can play with your family this weekend! 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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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 abc25challenge.org/tshirt. 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 abc25.org/donate. 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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