At Windsor, students, staff, parents, and alumni build a strong community through our events, traditions, and life-long relationships.

The community’s friends and families share their knowledge, skills, hobbies, multi-cultural traditions with our students.

Community Events

  • New Family Orientation
  • The Windsor Games (for incoming families to get to know the teachers and other families through old-fashioned games)
  • Community Playdates (weekly school-wide play dates at the park after school)
  • Back-to-school Night (introductions/presentations by all classroom teachers)
  • New Family Check-in (meeting with child’s teacher after a couple weeks at Windsor)
  • Fall Festival (songs, costume parade, and food)
  • School Selection Night (alumni panel discussion on selecting an elementary school)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (conference with child’s teacher held twice during the school year)
  • Winter Musical Program (children’s sing-along)
  • Caroling in the Neighborhood
  • Community Service Family Project (baking holiday bread for low-income seniors, Second Harvest food drive)
  • Classroom Meetings (every semester teachers present an update on the class and share parenting tips and tricks)
  • Kindergarten Readiness Workshop (tips on how to prep child for life after Windsor)
  • Parents’ Night Out (parents get adult-time while children enjoy themselves with their friends and teachers)
  • Spring Family Picnic (Holi festival)
  • Family Music Class in the Garden (families attend a music class)
  • Classroom Transition meetings (teachers guide families in knowing what to expect as children graduate together to the elder classroom)
  • Summer Sing-along
  • Year-end Potluck Picnic
  • Graduation Ceremony

In addition to above, parent volunteers work with teachers to organize wonderful presentations and cultural celebrations for children almost each week year-round.

School Traditions

These beloved school traditions celebrate each child as a unique individual, nurturing children’s self-esteem and self-expression.

  • Birthday Celebration of Life (a Montessori-inspired celebration of each year the child has been alive; child’s family encouraged to attend)
  • Teacher Valentine (cherished keepsake with personal note to the child from each teacher mentioning what they love about the child)
  • Yearbook (an annual memory book chronicling the child’s first school experiences through curated photos and text)
  • Dictation books (take-home books in which the child tells a story and the adult writes down the child’s words, relaying the message to children that their words and ideas are important enough to write down)
  • Graduation ceremony (each little graduate shares a few words before “crossing the bridge” — a ritual to symbolize the child leaving Windsor)
  • Student of the Week (each week a student is picked to share more about themselves using a poster made at home)
  • Weekend News (on Mondays, children go around the time circle sharing what they did over the weekend)
  • Share Day (on Thursdays, children share an item from home or a song, story, or skill with the class)