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."


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

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.


Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.


Title IX Coordinator:  

Jen McKusick

Investigator:

Mickey Parker-Jennings

Decision Maker:

Robert Thibault


Individuals can be reached via email by first letter of first name and last name @windhamcentral.org.  Ex:  Jane Smith, jsmith@windhamcentral.org



Windham Updates

  • Windham Updates - April 9, 2021

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    April 9, 2021

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

     

    Foraging Bag

    The third and final sewing project, the foraging bag, was completed on Thursday! It has been wonderful to watch them become more confident in their sewing skills. They all have learned to thread a needle using a needle threader, pin fabric, learn the difference between the right and the wrong side of the fabric, and how to use the running and whip stitches when completing their projects. Thank you Meadows Bee Farm for thinking of us and allowing our students to fill their winter with these wonderful projects! Each student will receive their sewing badge #1 from Meadows Bee Farm before the end of the school year.

     

     

     

     

     

    Easter Eggs & Oak Trees

    The K-1 students and Ms. Sara had a fun time making Easter Eggs out of balloons, embroidery string, and white glue. Although they weren’t quite dry enough to send home before the Easter weekend, it was fun to come back to the classroom Monday morning to see how they turned out! 

     

    Thank you to Ms. Sally for the donation of potting soil, cups, and sprouting acorns. With the start of the Spring season, we will be studying seed life cycles and this was a great way to begin! Lots more activities planned - stay tuned!

     


     

     

     

    School Board Meeting

    Please note that the May school board meeting will be held on a new DAY and TIME. It will be Tuesday, May 18th at 6 PM. Sara will forward the details on how to attend the meeting along with the agenda as it gets closer.

     

    Spring Weather

    The grounds are looking good, so students are welcome to wear sneakers out on the playground. We do ask though, that if they only have one pair of sneakers, that they have a pair of slippers at school to change into after playing outside. This helps to keep the wear and tear to our carpets to a minimum with dirt/mud. Mornings are still chilly, so please make sure they have a jacket to wear for morning recess. 

     

    Talent Development Institute

    This is our second year offering our virtual Talent Development Institute. We are a summer camp/academic program for advanced and gifted students entering grades 4-9.   Held online M-F for two weeks: June 21-25 and June 28-July 2, 2021.   Morning and/or afternoon options are available for one or both weeks; the cost is $230 per morning or afternoon session. 

     

    Online Zoom classes—including Minecraft Blockitecture, Visual Stories, Build Your Own Dream Business,  Digital Detectives, Settle in Space, Untold American History, Linguistic Archeology, and Design and Draw—nurture students' creativity and their love of learning. 

    Campers have a virtual blast learning alongside other smart kids.

      

    We strive to help our brightest kids virtually "find their people," and provide them with fun engagement, learning, and laughter.  Go to http://www.tdivermont.org/registration for more information. 

     

    June 8th is the deadline for registration. 

    Scholarships are available.

    We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary of TDI on the Northern Vermont University campus in 2022!

     

    The Talent Development Institute (http://www.tdivermont.org) is under the umbrella of the Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with the mission of affirming, educating, and supporting Vermont's gifted and talented youth and their families.  We welcome participants and staff of all colors, creeds, ethnicities, nationalities, orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

     

    Covid Protocol 

    UPDATE - As of April 9th


    Travel Guidance has changed with the introduction of the Vermont Forward Plan


    “No quarantine is required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.”


    We recommend waiting to attend school until a negative test result is returned.


    ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

    * Work

    * Personal safety

    * Medical care

    * Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

    * Parental shared custody

    * For food/beverage or medicine

    * To attend school if commuting

    * To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


    PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

    • Wash your hands

    • Wear facial coverings

    • Maintain physical distancing

    • Stay home if you are unwell


    Upcoming April Dates


    April 14 - LAST Remote Learning Day


    April 16 - Last day of school before April vacation. Weather permitting we will visit Meadows Bee Farm again in the morning and then spend a day of outdoor activities mixed with songs and games!


    April 19-23 - April Vacation



    Upcoming May/June Date


    May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM


    May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


    May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


    May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


    June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond



    Posted Apr 9, 2021, 6:09 AM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Updates - April 2, 2021

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    April 2, 2021

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

     

    Meadows Bee Farm

    Tuesday morning we visited Meadows Bee Farm to visit the 13 new baby lambs! The students were also able to feed the sheep grain, collect eggs from the chickens, feed cheese curds to the chickens & turkeys and help drop hay down from the hayloft. They even got to see one of the male peacocks showing off their plume of feathers. Before we left, each student was able to choose a peacock feather to bring home.

     

     

     

    Last Day of School and Remote Days

    Starting the week we return from April vacation, there will be no remote Wednesday’s! We will return to a full five day school week till the end of the school year. 

     

    The last day of school will be Monday, June 14th and is a half-day to celebrate the end of a successful school year amidst a pandemic! Please mark your calendars, we will invite all students and families to join us on this special day at Hapgood Pond. Potluck lunch menu will be shared for everyone to sign up for items. Students will start their final day at Windham Elementary and then we will leave for Hapgood Pond at 9:30 AM. The event will last until 12:00 PM that day. Students can spend the rest of the afternoon at Hapgood with their families, or those that do not have families in attendance, school staff will bring them home. Anyone that has leads to a certified lifeguard that I can hire for this day, please let Sara Wunderle know.

     

     

    Edgar May Health & Rec Center

    Monday afternoon we visited the Edgar May Health & Recreation center for an hour of free swim. The students were so excited to actually take an actual field trip that was outside of Windham! We even had a few students reach some of their goals while we were there. One learned to hold their breath underwater and kept increasing their time until we had to leave and another passed their deep water swimming test! We are looking into the possibility of working with Edgar May next school year and offering swimming lessons/free swim during the winter sports season for any students who would like to have that as an opportunity. Stay tuned!

     

     

     

    School Board Meeting - Monday, April 4

     

    AGENDA

    WINDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

    Monday, Apr. 5, 2021, 4 PM via Zoom

     

    Call to Order

     

    Review and Revision of Agenda

     

    Minutes and Correspondence

             Approval of Mar. 1, 2021 minutes

     

    Bills and Pay Orders – Beth McDonald

     

    Public Comment Opportunity

     

    Principal’s Report – Mickey Parker-Jennings

     

    Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Bill Anton

     

    Old Business

             Meeting day and time

     

    New Business

                The return to five days a week of school after the April break – Mickey Parker-Jennings

             Discussion of Board Norms and possible training at the next meeting – Carolyn Partridge

             Residency – Russ Cumming

     

    Other Business

               

    Adjournment

     

    Next meeting:  TBD

     

     

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    Covid Protocol 

    UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents unless you are fully vaccinated, then you

    may travel without quarantining (In just a month that will be most of us!!). We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. On April 19th ANYONE may register for the vaccination. This is such good news. Just remember these are the dates to REGISTER, to actually receive the vaccination may be 2 weeks after the registration. Also, it depends on supply. Don’t forget you can register at the local Walgreens, too. The state will be opening more clinic sites throughout the state to meet the demand for the vaccination appointments. Other excellent news is that Gov. Scott believes we will be back to “normal” by July 4th!!


    ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

    * Work

    * Personal safety

    * Medical care

    * Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

    * Parental shared custody

    * For food/beverage or medicine

    * To attend school if commuting

    * To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


    PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

    • Wash your hands

    • Wear facial coverings

    • Maintain physical distancing

    • Stay home if you are unwell


    Upcoming April Dates

    April 4 - School Board Meeting (agenda above)


    April 7 - Remote Learning Day


    April 14 - LAST Remote Learning Day


    April 19-23 - April Vacation


    Upcoming May/June Dates

    May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


    May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


    May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


    June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond



    Posted Apr 1, 2021, 11:28 AM by Sara Wunderle
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5940 Windham Hill Road     Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159   Fax:802-874-4929