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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 Update December 2-6, 2019

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    December 6, 2019

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


    Meadows Bee Farm

     

    This week at farm started off with the turkey’s got out and Sally’s class helped to catch them and get them back in their pen. They then had a chance to take the Abenaki corn that was planted in the greenhouse in the spring and remove the kernels off the cob. The kernels were then grounded into cornmeal by the students. This ground cornmeal will be used next week when they will have the chance to make corn cakes in the tepee!

     

     

    Cross-Country Skiing

    With the fresh blanket of snow, the students have been able to get outside and cross-country ski during recess time. Thank you to Sally for helping to make this happen!

     

    Mighty Acorns

     

    Today at Mighty Acorns, kindergarten and first graders learned about birds. As part of the morning, we used binoculars to find bird photos placed out in the field and then moved back inside to learn about all the special things birds feathers do to keep the birds warm and dry during the winter. We concluded the program with making special bird feeders the students will bring home and can hang outside for the birds to eat.

     

    Upcoming December Dates


    December 9

    • Rescheduled December School Board Meeting 9 AM 

    • Ceramics


    December 16

    • Ceramics

    • All- School Winter Concert at Windham Elementary School 6:30 PM


    December 17

    • Grades 5 & 6 will see NEYT’s production of “Matilda” in Brattleboro. 

    • 5th & 6th graders will be apart of the District Band & Chorus Concert at 7:00 PM in the Leland & Gray Dutton Gym - all are invited to attend!


    December 18

    • At 1:00 PM Kord will transport us to Valley Cares in Townshend to sing to the residents. It is a fun and heartwarming event that is enjoyed by both students and adults alike! All students will come home on the bus from Leland and Gray. Second bus kids will be a little early and the first bus kids (north end of town) will be a bit late. If you need your student to stay for after-school or you plan on picking up your student at Windham after school that day, please let me know.


    December 19

    • Following lunch we will go skating at Vermont Academy, leaving at 12:30 PM by car. We will skate from 1-2 PM. The little ones that cannot skate hold onto the milk crates and skate around the rink. It is a fun time, but cold. Make sure they dress well that day.  Snow pants and gloves are a must as kids fall on the ice a lot. All students need skates and a helmet. Helmets can be a bike helmet if your student does not have a ski/skate helmet. I will send an email about driving availability as well as send home form that will ask about skate/helmet availability. If you need your student to stay for after-school or you plan on picking up your student at Windham after school that day, please let me know.


    December 20

    • Holiday crafts will happen from 10 AM-12 PM this day. If you would like to do a craft with the students, please contact Cindy Kehoe at 874-7028. There are usually at least seven tables set up with different crafts, and the kids go from table to table making small gifts for the upcoming holidays. Even if you do not have a craft, you can come in and help at the tables. One year we had a mother come in and cook popcorn balls with the kids. That was a huge hit. Please be sure to let Cindy know the general idea of the craft you would like to do as well as what materials you are expecting the school to supply (ie Scissors, tape).

     

    • The Windham Elementary Gift Exchange will happen after lunch. The students will select names on December 6th with Sara and will bring the name home with them. The idea is to keep the name a secret until our gift exchange. If you student forgets who they have, Sara will keep a record of the name selection and can help. The gifts should be in the price range of $5 or less.


    December 23-January 1st - December Recess


    Upcoming January Dates


    January 2 - Happy New Year - School resumes


    January 3 - Mighty Acorns for the K-1st graders


    January 6 - School Board Meeting 4 PM


    January 8 - Winter Sports begins! For any students cross-country skiing at Wild Wings we have confirmed it will be $5 per trip.
    Posted Dec 6, 2019, 11:40 AM by Sara Wunderle
  • Windham Updates - November 22, 2019

    Windham Elementary School Newsletter

     

    November 22, 2019

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



    The first day of sticky wet snow on Tuesday, November 19th, allowed the students to build forts & snow people at Windham Elementary School!

     

     

    Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports Program

     

    As part of our Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports program (PBIS), the students earn beads for showing one of our four main principles in action throughout the day.  The four guiding ideas are being safe, respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. Once the students reach a milestone number of beads as a class, they are then rewarded with a special activity. The K-3rd grade students chose to swim today for their reward. The 5th & 6th grade students chose a pizza, pajama and movie experience which they enjoyed while the younger students were at the pool. 

     

     

     

     

     

    JISP

    A reminder that JISP sign-ups are due TODAY, November 29th for students, drivers, and chaperones. The link to sign up is www.stratton.com/JISP or www.stratton.com/JISPChaperone.

     

     

    Tinker Crate Fun!

     

     

     

     

    Breakfast Items

    Our supplies are low! When we return from Thanksgiving break can you please try and send an item or two from the list below to help stock us up for the month of December? Items needed include: Yogurt, Juice, english muffins, mini bagels, cream cheese, sausage, bananas, apples and oranges. 

     

    Substitutes Needed

    Windham Central Supervisory Union is looking for substitutes! If you are interested in applying as a sub or know of someone that could be a good sub, please contact Meg Wright at mwright@windhamcentral.org or by calling her directly at 802-365-9510 x101.

     

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Mr. PJ, Sally and myself wish you, your friends and families a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for every one of you and your wonderful students and we look forward to seeing you all again in December!

     

    Upcoming December Dates


    December 2 - Ceramics

    December 6 - Mighty Acorns


    December 9 - Ceramics


    December 16 - Ceramics & Winter Concert at Windham Elementary School 6:30 PM


    December 17 - Grades 5 & 6 will see NEYT’s production of “Matilda” in Brattleboro


    December 23-January 1st - December Recess


    Upcoming January Dates


    January 2 - Happy New Year - School resumes


    January 3 - Mighty Acorns


    Posted Nov 22, 2019, 11:02 AM by Sara Wunderle
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5940 Windham Hill Road     Windham, VT 05359    Phone: 802-874-4159   Fax:802-874-4929