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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 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 - October 18, 2019

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    October 18, 2019

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





    Thank you to ALL the amazing parent/family & community volunteers that made this years Green Mountain Orchards trip such an amazing time for our students. Our gracious hosts at Green Mountain Orchards allowed each of our students to pick a bag of apples, press apples to make cider, have a cider donut with a cup of cider as a treat and then finish the day with a hay ride. 


    Please remember to pack your students sneakers on Tues/Thurs for Physical Education in their backpacks. With Tues/Thurs also being farm day’s, students are arriving with their boots on, but sneakers are being forgotten at home. 


    Our breakfast pantry is becoming sparse once again, the following items would be welcomed if you were out and about these next few days and could add to our pantry shelves!


    Mini bagels

    Brown Sugar

    Yogurt

    Butter

    Syrup

    Jam

    American Cheese

    Juice

    Half & Half 

     

    The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival behind the West Townshend Country Store on Sunday, October 20th. There will be cider pressing, kid’s activities, a potluck and a pig roast! The event goes from 12-4:00 PM. The Windham Ukulele Players have been invited to play at the event around 1:45 PM. 


    Halloween party at Windham Fire House will be on October 25th at 5:00. Since judging is promptly at 6:00 it is important to be there early. Many times some great costumes do not get a prize because kids arrived late. There will be lots of yummy food that will include: Hot dogs, chili, cornbread and baked goodies. Prizes. Hayride (weather permitting), donut eating for a prize, musical chairs etc... goodie bags for everyone. So get your costumes ready.

     

    Jorda Daigneault, school nurse, wanted to share the following Halloween Safety Tips to keep our students safe from Safe Kids Worldwide:

    Walk Safely

    1. Cross the street at corners, in crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street

    2. Keep heads up, don’t run, no ear buds

    3. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street

    4. Use sidewalks.

    5. If there are no sidewalks, Face traffic and keep as far to the left as possible

    6. Watch for turning and backing vehicles

    7. Be VISIBLE!!

    8. Use flashlights, glow sticks, and reflective wear

     

    Be Safe

    1. Don’t eat ANY candy or treats until parents check it over

    2. Don’t go to any houses you do not know the occupants

    3. Wear costumes that fit properly to avoid tripping and falling

    4. Don’t Trick or Treat alone. Safety in numbers.

    5. Have fun!!







    Upcoming October Dates


    October 20th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.


    October 24th - Thank you’s to both Craig Bailes who will be subbing for Mr P.J. and Amy Carson who will be subbing for Carla West today.


    October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM.


    October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects


    October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School 


    Upcoming November Dates


    November 4 - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School - 4 PM


    November 8 - Picture Retake day


    November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School
    Posted Oct 18, 2019, 6:40 AM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Update - October 11, 2019

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    October 11, 2019

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




    We had our second fire drill of the year on Wednesday that ended with a special visit by the Windham Volunteer Fire Department for Fire Prevention week! The students were able to witness a mock-drill with the fire engines driving into the school driveway with the sirens and lights working. The fire fighters then went through the school with their equipment on so the students could see what would happen in the event of a fire at the school. We then learned about what the engines carried and why, watched a fire safety video, had a chance to ask questions and then each student received a fire safety goodie bag to bring home.



    On Monday, Sally’s friend Mary Fraser, spent some time with the students in the afternoon teaching them how to weave fish! We hope she finds a time to return to us later in the school year to teach us another basket weaving activity. On Wednesday, Betsy Thomason returned and made another book with the students in Sally’s class.


    Green Mountain Orchards - Thank you to the following volunteers who will be assisting us getting the Windham students to Green Mountain Orchards next Wednesday: Jan & Ralph Wyman, Rory Rosselot, Antje Ruppert, Stormie Gordon, Jill Devine, Lisa Beshay, Susan Persa and Amy Carson. All staff and volunteers please arrive at Windham Elementary at 11:00 AM; we will plan to leave Windham Elementary at 11:15 AM so that we can have lunch at the orchard at noon. We will then participate in the activities that the orchard will have planned for us. All students will be either driven home or will return back to school for after-school care. Please let Sara know if your student will need after-school care after the Orchard trip, so that we can make sure they are dropped off at Windham Elementary and not at your home.


    Ukulele practice will be THURSDAY, October 17th, next week after school and NOT Tuesday, October 15th because of parent conferences on Tuesday. It will be important for any children who are performing at the Harvest Festival (see below) on Sunday, October 20th to attend this rehearsal.


    The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival behind the West Townshend Country Store on Sunday, October 20th. There will be cider pressing, kid’s activities, a potluck and a pig roast! The event goes from 12-4:00 PM. The Windham Ukulele Players have been invited to play at the event around 1:45 PM. Children who have just started this year, may not be ready to perform quite yet, but Sally is hoping any returning musicians can join the Windham Ukulele Players. Please let Sally know ASAP if your child can participate - snewton@windhamschool.org.


    If you lose your weekly newsletters - you can now visit the Windham Elementary School page and find the most up to-date and past newsletters - http://www.windhamschool.org/.


    REMINDER - The United Way of Windham County is gearing up for the Kids in Coats Fund (KIC) for the 2019 season to help Windham County families access winter outerwear for their children.  The application that went home with your students two weeks ago is what I will need your family to fill out and return to me by NEXT FRIDAY, October 18th so that I can submit all applications online to the United Way by their deadline. Kids in Coats is for children that live in Windham County age 0 through grade 6. A lottery system will be used among eligible families, as needed, based on the available resources. Applications must be COMPLETE and signed in order to be eligible for consideration.


    Upcoming October Dates


    October 14th - No School - Columbus Day


    October 15th - Early Release - NO AFTER SCHOOL OR UKULELE PRACTICE this day. School dismissed at 12:00 PM - There will be two bus runs on Tuesday, as usual. The first bus run will leave at 12:00 PM  to North Windham and then return to school to begin the South run approx. 12:30 PM. If you plan on picking up your student, please plan on being here at noon.


    October 16th - All school Green Mountain Orchard field trip. Volunteers please plan on arriving at Windham Elementary at 11 AM to begin loading cars with students for a 11:15 AM departure.


    October 17th - Ukulele practice will be on this day, Thursday, because of Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday. It will be important for any children who are performing at the Harvest Festival on the 20th to attend this rehearsal.


    October 20th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.


    October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM.


    October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects


    October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School 


    Posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:41 AM by Sara Wunderle
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