This Week at Windsor...


February 4th, 2022

Windsor Families,

Happy February! Thank you to everyone who attended the book fair and science fair last night! Congrats to all of our science fair participants, it was so fun to see all of the different projects!

Don't forget to sign-up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Sign-up links were sent via email on February 3rd. Parent-Teacher Conferences are on February 17th and 18th.

Reminder about the Celebrate Windsor Project:

Just a reminder to turn in your Celebrate Windsor project with your family's tradition. We look forward to learning more about the cultural backgrounds of our Windsor community! We hope you can stop by the gym hallway during Parent-Teacher Conferences and check out the many different cultures and traditions that are celebrated by Windsor staff and families! Today your child will be bringing home a copy of the Celebrate Windsor project, we hope you decide to participate.


Breakfast is NOW available for students daily. There is no charge for breakfast, as all school meals are fully funded by the USDA. If your student is interested in participating in the breakfast program, please have them enter through the main entrance and breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:00 in the commons. Due to supply chain issues, the menu may change daily and will include items such as cereal, fruit, and milk. We look forward to serving your students and giving them a healthy start to their school day!


February 1st was the last day to enroll in Shield, you can always unenroll at any time.

SHIELD Testing Volunteer Sign-up:
If you are interested in volunteering to help with Shield Testing, we are looking for volunteers to pick our students up from their classrooms and bring them down for testing. Please click on this link for the sign-up genius:

Unenroll my child from SHIELD testing

Drop and Go Reminders:


-Please do not block the intersection or the crosswalk of Miner and Windsor.

-Please do not get out of your car, your child needs to get out on their own.

-Please pull all of the way up to the car in front of you before stopping to let your child out, no matter what door they enter the school through.

-Please respect our crossing guard, she may stop traffic from entering Windsor Drive if the line is backed up to Miner.

Lunch info:

A week- 2/7-2/11

B week- 2/14-2/16

Upcoming Events:

- Tuesday, February 8th- 7:00-8:00 PM- PTA Meeting-- Windsor Commons

- Wednesday, February 9th- Club Pictures (rescheduled)

Have a wonderful wildcat weekend,

Mrs. Anastacio and Mrs. Soprano

Stella's Station

Is your family done with the snow, and are looking for a fun activity to do inside? Do you have Legos or other types of building supplies in your home? This weekend, have a family challenge - using only 20 legos, maga-tiles, blocks, etc, can you build something that you would find in the winter? You could make it timed, or have someone else choose the building materials that you would build with, even make it into a Minute to Win It! activity! I think we will be doing this on our dining room table this weekend, and I'm excited to see what everyone can build! Share your creations with us on Twitter if you do the same! Have a great weekend!

Important PTA Information...

The PTA would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made the Book Fair and Science and Engineering Fair such an outstanding success this week. So many people to thank…Volunteers, parents, students, school support staff, Mr. Gember, again volunteers because they were that amazing!

  • Seeking Nominations for the 2022/2023 Officer:

    Looking to become more involved at Windsor? Or know someone who would? Consider serving as an officer of the Windsor PTA! Please submit the full name of the nominee (responses are anonymous) via the attached google form. Nominations are due by March 1st. Any questions, please contact Gina Tourtelot at

  • Congratulations to the DEI Committee for being selected as one of 30 PTAs nationwide to receive the Center for Family Engagement's 2022 Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Grant for $500. To complete the grant, the committee will create a diversity profile, engage families Windsor PTA hasn't typically reached, and design a DEI action plan based on their learnings. A huge thank you to Phaona Rodriguez and Sarah Yoo for their time and commitment to this committee and to this grant. Click here for a list of nationwide recipients of this grant.

  • Chess Club: Friday Feb 11th 3:35-4:35 in the Library - Try out the 1st chess club meeting Free! Learn and Play the game of Kings and Queens! No chess experience needed. Beginners welcome! Click here for more information.

  • Virtual Author Visit: Award-winning local author Kate Hannigan will be visiting Windsor virtually on Friday, Feb. 11th! Ms. Hannigan has written both fiction and nonfiction, in picture book, graphic novel, and chapter book formats. Her brand-new nonfiction book, Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race Around the World will have just been released. Order any books on this page from The Book Stall, an indie bookstore, and receive a 10% discount. Each copy will be signed by the author! Deadline to order: Monday, February 14th.

  • Valentine’s Day Parties: Classroom parties will be held Monday, February 14! Thank you to the parent volunteers who will organize and lead the parties. If you are a volunteer and have not been in Windsor yet this year, please stop by the office prior to 2/14 to have your ID scanned and volunteer badge printed.

  • Parents Night Out!: We invite all parents to hang out and connect with their Windsor Community! Join us at Eddie's, Friday, February 25th @ 7:30 pm. RSVP here for a chance to win a door prize.

  • Yearbook: Thank you to our yearbook committee for all their work preparing Windsor’s 2021-2022 yearbook. Yearbook ordering information coming soon!

  • Arlington Heights Council (AHC) PTA Scholarship Committee Volunteers Needed: Each year the AHC PTA awards ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating D25 seniors. The committee needs 1-2 volunteers to read scholarship applications during late March. If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Warnement (


Directory Spot: As a reminder, PTA members received access to the Windsor School Directory this fall. If you need help accessing your DirectorySpot account, please contact Heather Lepold at

Calendar: The Windsor PTA calendar is available on our website. Please check back often as we will continue to keep it updated as more events are added this spring.

Kids Heart Challenge is almost here!!

Kid's Heart Challenge Information

We are collecting donations online only - VIRTUAL ENVELOPE THIS YEAR

In order to sign up follow these steps:

  1. JOIN OUR TEAM at (on your phone or computer), search for our school and click “Sign Up.”
  2. DOWNLOAD THE APP for iPhone or Android by searching for Kids Heart Challenge. You can unlock your Heart Heroes, bring them to life and fundraise from your mobile device.
  3. JUMP START YOUR DONATIONS by being the first to give.
  4. ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO COMPLETE FINN'S MISSION in Headquarters, where they will learn key lessons about heart health! In order to complete Finn's Mission they can click on the badges on their portal. If 30 students complete Finn's Mission, we will have bring a stuffed animal to school day!

The challenges are virtual this year. Below is the link to access the 20 challenges for your child. We have asked teachers to post this on your child's Seesaw so it is easier to access from home. You can also bookmark it on your child's computer so they can get to it each day.

If you have any questions please contact Kelli Blau at

Get Burbed Challenge

Mark your calendars for April 30, 2022 for the 10th ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We are looking forward to having our district students, families and staff together again for our 5K and 1 Mile events! The ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is the only district wide event and raises money to provide grants to teachers and staff through the ABC/25 Foundation. Please follow ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Facebook or Twitter for all race information or visit us at We hope to see all our Windsor Wildcats there!

Notes from the front office...

The office will not interrupt classroom instruction time to call students down for forgotten items. If your child forgets an item, please put his or her name and teacher on the item and place either on the blue cart in the front foyer or the grade level bins in the office. Remind your child that if they have forgotten something to please check their grade level bins in the office.

If your child will be tardy please leave a message on the Absence Hotline and indicate if they will need lunch.

If your child needs to leave school early please let the classroom teacher and the office know ahead of time when possible. This will assure your child is ready to leave when needed and will let your child know if dismissal plans have changed.

Nurses Notes:

Hello Parents!


--Please pack a change of clothes and extra masks in your child’s backpack--accidents happen!

--If your child shows symptoms of COVID: fever (100.4 or higher), headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches-- keep your all of your children home until the child with symptoms gets COVID tested and results are back.

--If your child is a CLOSE CONTACT of anyone with COVID, they must stay home and quarantine (with a person who is diagnosed with COVID for more than 15 min, in the classroom setting within 3 feet with mask or within 6 ft without a mask, outside of the classroom setting its within 6 feet masked or not). If that child develops symptoms while in quarantine, they must get tested with a PCR test.

Please contact me: or Kimmy Nylec regarding any COVID questions or if your child has symptoms.

Refer to: Covid information

Testing sites: Free of Charge:

● IDPH - Arlington Racetrack

○ Appointment Required (open M/W/F/Sat only, 8am - 4pm)

○ 309-308-4100

● IDPH - Harper College - U of I Shield Saliva Test

○ 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine

○ lobby of the performing arts center

○ Mondays 12-4 pm, Wed. 12-4,Thursdays 9:00-11:00am

○ need to fast for 1 hour prior to test and the person will be notified of test results in 24 hours

○ NO Appointment Required, Walk-in

● Walgreens-Antigen, PCR

○ 1000 E. Northwest Hwy, AH

○ 3 E Golf Rd., AH

○ 1711 W Campbell St., AH

○ Appointment Required

Any questions about your child and Shield should be directed to Stacey Mallek:

Have a great weekend and stay healthy!


Darlene CarpenterRN

Windsor School Nurse

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Lunch Information

Please note that students who choose to pack a meal from home are invited to take a bag with milk that will also contain a fruit, vegetable, and grain at no charge. If your child has food allergies or food intolerances, please work with them to identify what they can consume from this bag, should they decide to pick it up.

All of these bagged items will be wrapped. If a student chooses not to consume all items, those may be placed on a table in the eating area so as to not be wasted.

As a reminder, lunch is free this school year for all District 25 students.

Thank you,

District 25 Food Services

American Heart Association

Do the holidays make you feel stressed and out of control? You aren’t alone! Stress may contribute to poor health behaviors linked to increased risk for heart disease and stroke, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Overeating
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Being overweight
  • Not taking medications as prescribed

Click here to learn five simple tips to “de-stress” over the holidays.

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