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Welcome to Windham Elementary School!

The Windham Elementary School offers an inclusive, educational environment serving students in grades K-6. There are two classroom teachers; Sally Newton K-3, and Mickey Parker-Jennings, 4-6. Currently, we have 13 students enrolled 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

  • October 20, 2017

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

    October 20, 2017

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

    Mr. PJ will be at GLAM meeting on Friday, October 27.

    Weatherwise it has been a terrific week and the kindergartners are still enjoying the sandbox. The first week they ran as fast as they could to get there.  Now they settle in calmly to play. If the five of them are not congregated there, they are at their fort on the stone wall.

    It is their first year here and the kindergartners are fascinated by the ceramic studio. Those little hands are all set to make a ceramic ghost, or a pinch pot and especially ready to try the sculpting tools accessible to them, the rolling pins, stamps, glazing brushes, all those new materials.

    A special thanks to Craig Bailes who substitutes at the school and has been helping us build a shelter in the woods behind the school.

    Mr. PJ’s class finally did their math chocolate chip baking class last Friday.   There were gluten free cookies, and questions about how do you cut this recipe in half, how do you double this recipe, how to measure out and keep track of where you are at in the recipe. It was a success, with the class sharing cookies with the kindergartners.  When the kindergartners heard they were getting hot cookies they moved faster than any time this year. And smiling!!!

    Oh, almost forgot about school pictures last Friday. Most of the kids were anxious about their pictures beforehand and chose not to do anything except stand and watch others get their pictures taken while they waited nervously for their turn. (Probably the only day of the year they work at staying clean).The kids who were not nervous breezed in with big smiles and it was quickly over.

    The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival and chili cookoff on Saturday, October 21st from 2-5 pm. The Festival will take place behind the West Townshend Store and Cafe. Come join us for cider pressing, scarecrow building and other activities for kids. Pizza, baked in the outdoor oven, and other delicious food will be for sale. There will be live music and a chili cook off with great prizes. Some of our Farmers Market vendors will be there and we'll sell tickets and do the drawing for a raffle with prizes such as day passes to ski at Stratton and a night at the Grafton Inn. Don't miss the fun! The Windham ukulele kids will be playing there.  Sally will contact you to find out if your child will be playing. Lisa will be making small apple crisps with the kids that will be baked in the outdoor oven. It was such a hit last year that the adults made them too.

    Trick or Treat and Halloween are just a couple of weeks away. Friday, October 27th is the Halloween party at the Windham Fire House, starting at 5:30. Judging is at six.  There are hot dog's to eat, cider to drink, a hay ride, musical chairs and a game of who can eat a donut off the string first.  See you there.

    Posted by Admin Windham
  • October 13, 2017

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    October 13, 2017

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

    Mr. PJ will be at GLAM meeting on Friday, October 27.

    This Saturday, the 14th is the Townshend Pumpkin Festival.

    Parents: On Monday, 16th we will be going by car to the ceramic studio. We will return via the school bus, because Kord is coming up the hill at the approximate time we are leaving to come back to school. (This does not affect any of the drop off times).

     Open House will be next Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30:  The event where you bring your child and they will show you their classroom, what they are doing for work this year and we may even get them to take home some of their extra shoes, clothes etc. We still have ceramics they made at the end of last year. This is not a conference time about your child. What you see and talk about that evening should help you decide what you would like to talk about at conferences the next day.

    Thursday, October 19 will be a half day for Parent conferences. That afternoon will be for parent conferences.

    Friday, October 20, is apple picking at Green Mountain Orchards. Anyone who would like to drive let us know.  It is a fun time. If you do want to go and are driving, we will need a copy of your automobile insurance and a copy of your license. We will be leaving around 11:30.

    The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 21st from 2-5 pm. The Festival will take place behind the West Townshend Store and Cafe. Come join us for cider pressing, scarecrow building and other activities for kids. Pizza, baked in the outdoor oven, and other delicious food will be for sale. There will be live music and a chili cook off with great prizes. Some of our Farmers Market vendors will be there and we'll sell tickets and do the drawing for a raffle with prizes such as day passes to ski at Stratton and a night at the Grafton Inn. Don't miss the fun! The Windham ukulele kids will be playing there.  Sally will contact you to find out if your child will be playing.

    The firemen were here for an hour and a half on Tuesday doing a presentation of the truck, showing a movie, there was a question and answer time, demonstrations of how they would enter the building, and last they went through various lifesaving procedures with the students. The students each had to stop, drop and roll. This is always with a follow up talk with their teachers in the classrooms.

    If you had noticed we had scheduled taking the kindergartners to Grafton Nature this Friday.  We had to cancel because we were having our pictures taken the same day at the same time.

    Posted Oct 13, 2017, 10:41 AM by Admin Windham
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