Welcome to Windham Elementary School!

5940 Windham Hill Road, Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159   Fax:802-874-4929

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


Click here to get the latest information on how we are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Wardsboro, Windham and West River MUED Food Distribution Changes
Starting Monday, April 6, 2020, we will be changing our food distribution. Leland & Gray will continue to remain a distribution site, with new hours of 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The NewBrook Elementary School and Jamaica Village School distribution sites will be closed, and instead, be included as stops on the school bus delivery route. The schedule is below. Buses will operate Monday through Friday. Note: times are estimates, larger stops may delay times as the route goes along.

To ensure we prepare and load enough meals on the school bus, it is important to
fill out this survey - https://sites.google.com/windhamcentral.org/wcsucovid19/home#h.ab2xm33rv7i4. The survey only needs to be completed once for your family. There is no need to sign up each time you want to pick up a meal. The purpose of this survey is to gauge the participation of each distribution location.
Remember to practice social distancing by remaining in your vehicle and maintaining at least 6' distance between yourself and others.

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 19 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

  • Windham Updates - March 13, 2020

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    March 13, 2020

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



    Please check your student’s backpack’s and folders for important COVID-19 letters updating the current status of school-related community gatherings and public events scheduled in the district's schools. As of 5:50 PM on 3/15/20, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision.   


    2020 Lego Contest in Chester, VT - Saturday, March 14 - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus. Will not be rescheduled.


    Last Day of School & COVID-19
    Windham Elementary School had 3 full snow days; therefore our last day of school is currently set for June 15th. 


    If the Vermont state/district chooses to close schools for a limited amount of time. That time period will be considered a school dismissal and not a school closure. A school dismissal is for when the school will stay open for staff members while the children stay home. By keeping the school open during a dismissal will allow teachers to develop and deliver lessons and materials remotely to maintain continuity of teaching and learning and allows other staff members to continue to provide services and help with additional response efforts. School dismissal days, since the students will still be getting educational instruction at home, will not need to be made up at the end of the year.


    Breakfast Items

    We are looking to supplement our breakfast pantry again. Items needed include:

    Maple Syrup, Juice, Eggs, English Muffins, Frozen Berries for smoothies, Mini-Sausages and Yogurt


    Stratton - Ski Through the Night - March 21-22

    https://www.stratton.com/things-to-do/events/24-hours-of-stratton


    2020 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
    Saturday, April 4 at Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT. All Vermont students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate. State champions for each grade K through 6, plus Middle School and High School champions will be determined. Swiss pairing used. (No elimination - all players play each round). Register online or by mail. Check-in 8:30-9:30 AM, First games 10:00 AM. Full details and registration information at: http://www.vtchess.info or contact Mike Stidsberg, mike@vtchess.info, 802-223-1948


    Talent Development Institute (TDI Summer Camp) 2020 - www.tdivermont.org


    What: Summer camp meets academic institute! Celebrating 23 years! For advanced, gifted and creative students, entering grades 4-9, who want to have fun with peers while exploring a wide variety of topics, including the following sampling: Computer Game Design, The World Outside, Fabric Arts, Writing and Laughing, Rube Goldberg Machines, Almost History, Gravity-Powered Catapults, Gathering Magic and Powerful Podcasts! 


    Where: Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT 


    When: June 21-27 and/or June 28-July 4, 2020  - Overnight and Commuter options available


    Upcoming March Dates


    March 17  - School board meeting 4 PM - parents are encouraged to attend and be involved. Sara will be in touch if this meeting ends of being canceled, but as of 3/13 it is still ON!


    March 19 - will be an Early Release day, Parent Teacher conferences will not be done in person, they should be done via email, telephone, Skype or Zoom and should be coordinated with your students teacher directly.


    March 18 - JISP (weather dependent)


    March 25 - Last JISP day (weather dependent)


    Upcoming April Dates


    April 3 - Mighty Acorns @ Grafton Nature Museum for K-1st graders


    April 6 - School Board meeting 4 PM


    April 20-24 - April Vacation
    Posted Mar 15, 2020, 2:45 PM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Updates - March 6, 2020

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    March 6, 2020

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



    Snow Sculptures

    With the spring temperatures last week, the snow was a perfect consistency for Sally’s class to enjoy an afternoon activity of building snow sculptures that consisted of zombies, horses, a unicorn and a dragon!



    Farm Adventures

    Spring is upon us, the greenhouse is blooming and the trees are tapped and sap is running!









    Ukulele Players

    The Windham School Strummers will be playing at Pizza Night at the West Townshend Country Store TONIGHT! They will start the musical set at 6 PM with a variety of songs and then will be followed by Ron BosLun who will play traditional and contemporary folk songs on guitar and the mandolin. Please make sure your student arrives between 5:30-5:45 PM to prepare for the performance at 6 PM.


    Breakfast Items

    We are looking to supplement our breakfast pantry again. Items needed include:

    Juice, Bananas, Eggs, Mini-Bagels and Yogurt

     

    Townshend Little League Association - Baseball/Softball Registration

    Forms for registration will be sent home today and are due back on March 13th. Any questions on registration or are interested in coaching please contact Megan Richardson at 802-365-7343 or email - mrichardson@townshendschool.org.


    Stratton - Ski Through the Night - March 21-22

    https://www.stratton.com/things-to-do/events/24-hours-of-stratton


    2020 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
    Saturday, April 4 at Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT. All Vermont students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate. State champions for each grade K through 6, plus Middle School and High School champions will be determined. Swiss pairing used. (No elimination - all players play each round). Register online or by mail. Check-in 8:30-9:30 AM, First games 10:00 AM. Full details and registration information at: http://www.vtchess.info or contact Mike Stidsberg, mike@vtchess.info, 802-223-1948


    Upcoming March Dates


    March 11 - JISP


    March 12 - 3rd-6th graders visit Latchis Theatre to see a production of “Peter & the Wolf”


    March 18 - JISP


    March 19 - Early Release (Parent-Teacher Conferences)


    March 25 - Last JISP day


    Posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:18 AM by Sara Wunderle
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5940 Windham Hill Road     Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159   Fax:802-874-4929