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 16 students enrolled in K-6.  Mickey Parker-Jennings is the school principal and a full-time teacher and Sara Wunderle is the Elementary Education teacher for grades K-1.


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 - January 14, 2022

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    January 14, 2022

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

     

     

    JISP 

     

    Another successful JISP day was had by all this week! A picture of a few of our Stratton JISP kids below, courtesy of Sarah Eastman. Remember that this upcoming Wednesday is a NON-Stratton JISP day, so those that said your student will be going swimming instead Ms. Sara will add you to the reminder email that goes out about what to bring (ie. payment, swim gear, etc).

     

     

    KIWI Kits, VEEP. New Year’s Resolutions & Sheep Badges

    Mr. PJ’s KIWI kits this month were based around Rainbow Optics. The kids had a great time experimenting with kits. 

     

    Julian Leon returned from VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program) and worked with the upper grade students and a few younger students. The curriculum focused on wind fundamentals and how you can use wind to do work. This visit the students focused on exploring two different materials that could be used as a sail material. Students then test them, collect data and then discuss how they performed before making revisions on their sails. 

     

    The younger students finished their study on New Year’s Day and made their resolutions for the upcoming year. Resolutions included: learning how to skateboard (once they get one for their birthday), making waffles, learning how to cook or swim, turn a backflip and will feed my cat.

     

    Our return to Meadows Bee Farm this week allowed the students to review the work they did before and after winter break on their sheep badges with the farm staff. They then received their Level 1 Sheep Badge at the end of the farm morning.

     

    Kindness Campaign

    Thank you to Alexis Mialkowski and Bridget Corby for working with our students last Friday as part of the Kindness Campaign that the Parent Group at WES has spearheaded. The first project was the decorating of the kindness signs. This project was finished right before the holiday break and the signs will be hung around the Windham community soon. The second project was tie-dying our Team Kindness T-shirts. The tie-dying happened last Friday (many may have guessed by the dyed hands that came home last week) and then they were washed and handed back to the students on Thursday. We look forward to what the next Kindness Campaign team comes up with next!

    January 2022 Dates:

    January 17th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

    January 18th - School Board Meeting

    January 20th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

    January 24th - No School - Inservice Day for teachers

    January 25th - No School - Teacher Report Card Day

    January 27th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


    February 2022 Dates:

    February 3rd - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


    February 8th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


    February 10th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

    February 11th - 100th Day of School!


    February 14-18th - Circus Residency

    February 17th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

    February 21-28th - February Vacation

    Posted Jan 14, 2022, 4:20 AM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Updates - January 7, 2022

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    January 7, 2022

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

     

     

    Happy New Year!

     

     

     

     

    January - Winter Assessments

     

    The month of January starts our winter assessment period. Throughout the month, students will be assessed via assessment tools like: AimsWeb, PNOA, PAST, Words their Way and SBAC. Data will be collected and evaluated to determine if students are on track or if interventions are needed to finish out the rest of the school year to prepare for the spring testing. Report cards that will review the first half of the school year will be delivered at the end of the month.

     



    Slip Sliding Safety Service


    Out of 160 snowplow names. Ski and Ride Magazine, listed Windham Elementary School’s plow name (Slip Sliding Safety Service) as one of their 10 top choices!

     

     

    JISP

     

    The Stratton ski/snowboard students really enjoyed their time on the mountain Wednesday and are looking forward to next week! When asked what their favorite activity was about JISP this is what they said:

     

    “Going really fast down the mountain.” - Lydia

    “Getting my pass.” - Hazel

    “I learned different ways to slow down.” - Nevaeh

    “Snowboarding down the big hill.” - Tucker

    “Learning my S-turn on my snowboard!” - Jocelyn

    “I liked learning the leaf-falling move with my snowboard instructor Jeff.” - Jackson

    “I liked snowboarding down the mountain with Nevaeh.” - Quinn

     

    The Edgar May swimming students enjoyed their first swimming lesson and even had some extra free time to practice what they learned! Here are what the swimming JISP students said about their first day:

     

    “I liked diving down to get the ‘sinkies’ at the bottom of the pool!” - Jaxson

    “I liked using the smiley faces to help me float.”  - Norah

    “I liked everything about the pool!” - Oliver

     

    COVID-19 CHEAT SHEET
    (This will change as they edit things over the next few weeks)

    POSITIVE TEST RESULTS (PCR, LAMP or Antigen)

    -          If symptomatic individual is in isolation 5 days from symptoms beginning

    -         They need to complete the 5th day of isolation and come out of isolation on day 6
    if no fever in 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication

    *AND you have two negative antigen tests performed at least 24 hours apart no earlier than day 4 (VDH understands it is hard to get test right now, if they can’t find test and meet all other criteria, they are ok to end isolation per school liaison email 1/4)

    * AND you never had symptoms, or symptoms have improved, and you feel better
    * AND wear a mask around others for 10 days
    **THEY NEED TO MEET ALL ABOVE CRITERIA IN ORDER TO END ISOLATION**

     CLOSE CONTACT- WHAT TO DO

    Had booster or completed Moderna or Pfizer within the last 6 months or J&J in the last 2 months:

    IF YOU:

    THEN DO THE FOLLOWING:

    • Had your booster shot
      OR

    • Completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series within the last 6 months
      OR

    • completed your Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months 

    • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days. You do not need to quarantine.

    • A test on day 5 is recommended. If you test positive, follow the steps in What do do if you test positive for COVID-19.

    • If you develop symptoms at any time, get a test and stay home and away from others until you get your test results. 

     

    IIF NOT vaccinated or completed Pfizer or Moderna series more than 6 months ago and have not got a booster or received the last J&J more than 2 months ago and no booster follow the below guidance.

    IF YOU: 

    THEN DO THE FOLLOWING:

    • Are not vaccinated
      OR

    • Completed your Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series more than 6 months ago and have not had a booster shot
      OR

    Completed your Johnson & Johnson vaccine series more that 2 months ago and have not had a booster shot

     

     

    • Stay home and quarantine for 5 days.

    • You can leave your home on day 5 if:

      • you have no symptoms 

      • AND had one negative PCR or LAMP test OR two negative antigen tests performed at least 24 hours apart beginning no earlier than day 4 

      • AND you wear a mask around others through day 10.

      •  AND, when possible, it is recommended that you have one negative PCR or LAMP test on or after day 5 or two negative antigen tests performed at least 24 hours apart beginning no earlier than day 4

    • If you test positive, follow What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 guidance

    • If you develop symptoms at any time, get a test and isolate from others until you receive your test results.

    If choosing to not do any of the above their quarantine would be 10 days.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

    • Fever (100.4 °F or higher)

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Chills

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • Sore throat

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    If symptoms last longer than 24 hours or new symptoms develop it is recommended to have a Covid-19 test.

    January 2022 Dates:

    January 11th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM

    January 13th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM - TENTATIVE will update next week

    January 17th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

    January 18th - School Board Meeting

    January 20th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

    January 24th - No School - Inservice Day for teachers

    January 25th - No School - Teacher Report Card Day

    January 27th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


    Posted Jan 7, 2022, 5:02 AM by Sara Wunderle
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5940 Windham Hill Road     Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159