Welcome to Windham Elementary School!

5940 Windham Hill Road, Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159  

"WCSU will provide member districts with the leadership and resources to
ensure a strong educational system for all students."


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The Windham Elementary School offers an inclusive, educational environment serving students in grades K-6.  Currently, we have 8 students enrolled in K-6.  Mickey Parker-Jennings is the school principal and full-time teacher.


The school’s academic programs are closely aligned with Vermont’s Framework of Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. These programs are supported by numerous activities and learning opportunities. In addition, the multi-age groupings provide frequent occasions to learn from peers, both older and younger. The small student body allows for more personal attention and academic support for the students.


 As a school community, we strive to create an atmosphere which encourages acceptance, respect, and caring, while teaching students to become responsible citizens in today’s world.



Windham Updates

  • Windham Updates - September 25, 2020

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    September 25, 2020

    Habits of Mind: “Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to Learn”


    Geskus Picture Day


    School picture day is October 20th. This week, your students brought home the picture order forms. Please fill out and send back to school at your earliest convenience.


    Green Mountain Orchards


    What a beautiful day to spend walking around the apple orchard at Green Mountain Orchards on Thursday. We enjoyed the orchard really to ourselves, and the apples were low enough on the trees that everyone was able to pick their own ½ peck of apples. We look forward to hearing what wonderful treats families make with the apples your students brought home! A special thank you to Kord Scott for taking some time out of his morning to help transport us all to and from the orchard. We are so grateful!



    Monarch Butterflies


    We have been lucky enough to start to witness the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly right in our classroom! Last week our hungry monarch caterpillars were eating fresh milkweed leaves each day. On Friday, we noticed a few had climbed to the top of our netted enclosure and stayed there throughout the day. On Monday, to our delight we had one chrysalis and 5 other caterpillars hanging in the J-shapes prepping to start the process of making their chrysalis, or pupa stage! As of Thursday morning, we had 9 formed chrysalis,  and 2 more caterpillar’s still munching away on milkweed. We look forward to watching the chrysalises change in the next couple of weeks from their beautiful green with gold dots to fully translucent! At that time, we hope to witness at least one butterfly emerge while we are in school.





    Sally Newton brings the gift of music to WES students


    On Thursday afternoon, our beloved retired Windham elementary school teacher, Sally Newton, spent time with our students in the afternoon and brought the gift of music! Each student was introduced to the ukulele and we hope that we can begin lessons with the students and Sally a few times each month. Thank you Sally for bringing your wonderful gift of music to Windham!





    September Date Reminders:


    September 30th - Remote Learning Day


    Remember students are only in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’s for this month of September, so that a deep cleaning of the school can happen on Wednesdays. We will re-evaluate the schedule for the month of October.  Since it is just the start of the school year, and we are hoping that these remote Wednesday’s will only be temporary, we will not be touching base remotely with the students. Instead, they will be coming home with worksheets and/or books to work on during the day on Wednesday that will review material that has been taught in class. They should return the completed work on Thursday. If the work is not completed, they will be marked as being absent for that remote day.


    Upcoming October Dates


    October 5th - School board meeting via Zoom 


    October 6th - Fire Prevention Day with the Windham Volunteer Fire Department


    October 12th - No School - Columbus Day


    October 13th - 1/2 day - Parent-Teacher conferences


    October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


    Posted Sep 25, 2020, 4:56 AM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Updates - September 18, 2020

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    September 18, 2020

    Habits of Mind: “Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to Learn”


    We had a beautiful day at Putney Mountain last Friday for our annual all-school hike. As part of the hike, we took the time to start our nature notebooks for the year. Things that were noticed along the hike were holes in trees created from a Pileated Woodpecker, flowers growing along the path (Aster and Jewelweed), leaves changing colors and falling to the forest floor, a little frog, a tree downed by lightning, and sheep at the top of the mountain. After a wonderful lunch together, the Windham students chose to spend their remaining time playing hide and seek as a group before we started hiking back down the trail to the bus. Here are a few pictures that we were able to capture.



    Thank you to the Mialkowski family and Rob Packard for the donation and use of the tents shown below. These two tents have made a wonderful outdoor classroom for us to be able to use during these unpredictable times.




    We are tentatively planning on our apple picking trip to Green Mountain Orchards for the morning of Thursday, September 24th. Once all kids have arrived at school and screenings are done, we will re-board the bus and travel to Green Mountain Orchards. They are not providing wagon rides, or cider demonstrations, so this year it will be a shorter trip then normal. We will return to school to finish off the school day and use some of our picked apples to make applesauce for everyone to enjoy!



    September Date Reminders:


    September 23rd  - Remote Learning day


    September 24th (Thursday) - Green Mountain Orchards field trip - an email will be sent a few days before the trip to confirm what the students should be prepared to wear on this day.


    September 30th - Remote Learning Day


    Remember students are only in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’s for this month of September, so that a deep cleaning of the school can happen on Wednesdays. We will re-evaluate the schedule for the month of October.  Since it is just the start of the school year, and we are hoping that these remote Wednesday’s will only be temporary, we will not be touching base remotely with the students. Instead, they will be coming home with worksheets and/or books to work on during the day on Wednesday that will review material that has been taught in class. They should return the completed work on Thursday.



    Upcoming October Dates


    October 5th - School board meeting via Zoom 


    October 6th - Fire Prevention Day with the Windham Volunteer Fire Department


    October 12th - No School - Columbus Day


    October 13th - 1/2 day - Parent-Teacher conferences


    October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


    Posted Sep 18, 2020, 10:51 AM by Sara Wunderle
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5940 Windham Hill Road     Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159   Fax:802-874-4929