Back to School at Windsor

August 2019

We are all looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year!

We will continue to add important information to this back-to-school welcome "packet", especially as we get closer to the first day of school. As we update it, we will resend the link and highlight any new information. You can refer back to the link anytime!


Sincerely,


Ms. Piper Boston, Principal

Mrs. Lindsay Anastacio, Assistant Principal

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August 21, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

Similar to last year, we are hosting a Windsor Meet & Greet Your Teacher on August 21st. Students and parents/guardians are welcome to visit this year's classrooms and teachers from 2:30 PM-3:20 PM.


This is an opportunity for children to visit their new classrooms and for everyone to meet one another prior to the first day of school. It is meant to be a quick visit, as teachers will need to continue preparing for the first day!


**Please do not plan to drop off any school supplies during this event. Teachers will support students during the opening days to organize their supplies.


This event will be followed by the Windsor PTA's Social at 3:30 PM. See more information below! Ms. Boston, Mrs. Anastacio, Mrs. Avvisati, and Mrs. Barber will also be there to meet and visit with families.

New Windsor Family Tours

Friday, Aug. 16th, 12-2pm

1315 East Miner Street

Arlington Heights, IL

New Windsor families who did not have an opportunity to visit Windsor in the spring are invited to tour our school this Friday, August 16th. Three tour groups will be held starting at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, or 2:00 PM.


Teachers and staff will still be getting the building ready for our opening days, so these will truly be quick tours of the school prior to the first day!


Our Windsor Meet and Greet is another opportunity for all families to see Windsor and visit their children's classrooms.


Families can click on this link to RSVP. https://forms.gle/ZHpkLUFTocyJog9p6

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Kindergarten Families

All Kindergarten families should know their AM/PM assignment. Please email Ms. Boston at pboston@sd25.org if you are still unsure. Some families who requested changes received confirmations last week. If you are still awaiting a change, all families will receive confirmation by this Tuesday, August 13th.
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We are updating the Windsor calendar featured on the website but here are some key dates to begin the school year.


  • Friday, August 16th-New Windsor Family Tours starting at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 21st-Teacher Meet and Greet 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM followed by the PTA Social at 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 22nd-First Student Attendance Day (Full Day 9:05 AM to 3:35 PM for Grades 1-5; Half Days 9:05 AM- 11:50 AM or 12:50 PM-3:35 PM for Kindergarten)
  • Tuesday, August 27th-Fifth Grade Field Trip to Camp Duncan
  • Monday, September 2nd-Labor Day NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, September 4th-Windsor Parent Curriculum Night
  • Tuesday, September 10th-First Windsor PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 24th-Windsor Picture Day
  • Tuesday, October 22nd-Windsor PTA Kindergarten Activity Night 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday-Friday, October 24-25th-Parent-Teacher Conferences-No Student Attendance
  • Thursday, October 31st-Halloween Classroom Parties and All School Afternoon Parade
  • Thursday, November 7th-Windsor PTA First Grade Fun Night 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 12th-Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties
District 25 Calendar 2019-2020 School Year

Here is a link to the District 25 Calendar with dates where students are not in attendance, parent-teacher conference days, holiday breaks, etc.

Health Information Links

Mrs. Darlene Carpenter, our school registered nurse, has been working intermittently during the month of August to review submitted health forms and send reminders to families as needed. (Here are previously shared links to school physical health requirements and other medication information and forms for your reference.) Many thanks to those families who have been submitting forms and/or communicating in response to her updates. Mrs. Carpenter has been with the Windsor family for many years now and we appreciate all she does. You can reach her at dcarpenter@sd25.org as needed.
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Updated 8.11.19

Mrs. Kathleen “Kathie” Avvisati (New Front Office Administrative Assistant)-

Mrs. Fran Rozanski retired after 30 years to end last year. Knowing hers were such “big” and beloved shoes to fill, we were thrilled to find and welcome Mrs. Avvisati this spring. Following a career in interior design, she has been working as a manager for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library the past several years. She is a District 25 parent and very excited to join the Windsor community. Mrs. Avvisati will be joining Mrs. Sharon Barber, who just completed her eighth year here. They are both eager to serve the Windsor students, teachers, and parents this coming school year.


Ms. Anna Bauer (New EL Teacher)-

Ms. Bauer may be familiar to some, as she student taught here at Windsor a couple of years ago. Ms. Bauer has experience teaching primary and intermediate grades. She is so happy to be returning to Windsor after teaching in Palatine this past year, as she feels like she is returning home. Ms. Bauer is replacing Mrs. Jasmine Myalil, who after many years, is leaving Windsor for a new opportunity in administration. We wish her well.


Mrs. Karen Galazka (New 1st Grade Teacher)-

Mrs. Joanne Scott decided to retire last year. Though she will be missed at Windsor, we know she will enjoy this next chapter of her life. We were pleased that Mrs. Galazka expressed a desire to move to Windsor after teaching at Ivy Hill Elementary School for the past 18 years. She loved her time at Ivy and has taught at both primary and intermediate grades. However, she is grateful for the opportunity to teach 1st grade this coming school year and to serve the Windsor community in this new capacity.


Mrs. Alexandra “Alex” Leberecht (New 5th Grade Teacher)-

Mr. Larry Joynt accepted a new leadership opportunity to end last year and we wish him well. We were happy to find Mrs. Lebrecht, who is coming to us from a neighboring district after teaching 4th grade for the past few years. She recently moved to Arlington Heights after falling in love with the community and is so pleased to be joining the Windsor team.


Mrs. Jennifer “Jenn” Licato (New PM Kindergarten Teacher)-

We added a fourth PM Kindergarten section late in June. We are so pleased to welcome Mrs. Licato, who is an experienced primary teacher and part-time literacy teacher at Olive Mary-Stitt Elementary School. She is also a District 25 parent and is thrilled at the opportunity to join Windsor in this new capacity.


All teachers will introduce themselves more through their classroom communications and on our Curriculum Night.


We are still hiring a new part-time math interventionist position along with some paraprofessional positions. We will send out an updated list of all our new staff closer to the first day of school.

Meet Ms. Boston-New Windsor Principal

I am thrilled to serve as the next Windsor Elementary School Principal.


During my teaching and administrative career, I have worked with both elementary and middle school students. My path in education began as a 4th and 5th grade elementary teacher. When I joined District 25, I moved to middle school and taught 6th and 7th grades for several years. I truly enjoy both age groups and feel that having a K-8 perspective has benefitted me immensely as an educator and administrator.


While teaching, I was asked to move into a district teacher leader role in curriculum and instruction. My time in district office was very rewarding; however, I missed the daily hustle and bustle and work of being in a school full-time with children, teachers, and parents. That is when I began my journey as a school administrator-Olive Mary-Stitt Elementary School Assistant Principal, South Middle School Associate Principal, Ivy Hill Elementary School Principal, and South Middle School Principal. Last year marked my 20th year in Arlington Heights School District 25. It has been a privilege to be part of a community where education is so highly valued and supported.


I am looking forward to embarking on a new journey with the Windsor community!

District 25 Food Service

This link features more information about our food service program, including links to the elementary school menu. First grade students can choose to eat food service for free the first two days of school to try it out!

Windsor PTA Website

We so appreciate all that our Windsor PTA does to support the school. There are many volunteer opportunities available. Check it out!

Windsor Website

We are continuing to update for the 2019-2020 school year but there is lots of information featured on our school website.

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.