Windham Updates

Windham Updates - November 20, 2020

posted Nov 20, 2020, 4:58 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 20, 2020, 4:59 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 20, 2020

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




Happy Thanksgiving

Mr. PJ, 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 on November 30th!

 



Plans to travel out of state?

UPDATE-    The State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont. 

Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy. Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip must complete either 14-day quarantine or 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test.

Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit and NO socializing with anyone outside your immediate family.

Residents of other states must adhere to the quarantine guidelines:

o    Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle must complete either 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.

o    Travelers arriving to Vermont who have not completed a pre-arrival quarantine must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in a Vermont lodging establishment or with friends and family (travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site).

o    Read more about quarantining at the Vermont Department of Health website.

 All out of state travelers utilizing lodging, camping and short-term rental properties in Vermont must sign and complete a Certificate of Compliance or affirm a compliance statement via a digital check box at the time of reservation and check-in to attest that they meet the quarantine requirement or are an essential/authorized worker.

 All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.

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


Below is the link for the VT Cross State Travel Map

Updates Every Tuesday

 

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel

 


Upcoming November Dates


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break



Upcoming December Dates


December 2 - Remote Learning Day


December 9 - Remote Learning Day


December 16 - Remote Learning Day


December 23 - Remote Learning Day


December 24-January 1st - Holiday Break

Windham Updates - November 13, 2020

posted Nov 13, 2020, 4:51 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 13, 2020, 4:51 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 13, 2020

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




Veteran’s Day

The K-1st graders learned about Veteran’s Day and what amazing things the men, women and even dogs of the armed forces do and have done to protect our country and us on a daily basis. Below are a few thank you drawings they made that we sent off to a local Veterans home this week in recognition of their service to our country.





Plans to travel out of state?

UPDATED: 11/10/2020 

UPDATE-    The State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont. 

Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy. Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip must complete either14-day quarantine or 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test.

Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.

Residents of other states must adhere to the quarantine guidelines:

o    Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle must complete either 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.

o    Travelers arriving to Vermont who have not completed a pre-arrival quarantine must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in a Vermont lodging establishment or with friends and family (travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site).

o    Read more about quarantining at the Vermont Department of Health website.

 All out of state travelers utilizing lodging, camping and short-term rental properties in Vermont must sign and complete a Certificate of Compliance or affirm a compliance statement via a digital check box at the time of reservation and check-in to attest that they meet the quarantine requirement or are an essential/authorized worker.

 All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.

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


Below is the link for the VT Cross State Travel Map

Updates Every Tuesday

 

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel



Upcoming November Dates


November 18 - Remote Learning Day


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break


Upcoming December Dates


December 2 - Remote Learning Day


December 9 - Remote Learning Day


December 16 - Remote Learning Day


December 23 - Remote Learning Day


December 24-January 1st - Holiday Break

Windham Updates - November 6, 2020

posted Nov 6, 2020, 4:47 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 4:48 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 6, 2020

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


First Snow Fall



The weather has turned colder and we have had our first snowfall. Please make sure both younger and older students have clothing that will keep them warm. We do go out on recess even when it is cold out, so please confirm that they have mittens, hats, warm coat and snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground! It is important that all students have a second pair of shoes to use when in school to save the wear and tear on the rugs.


Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s (VSAC) 802 Future YOU contest


Our K-6 students entered VSAC’s 802 Future YOU contest last month. They each drew a picture of a job that would like to explore when they get older. The jobs that they were curious about included, game/web designers, YouTuber, artist, fireman, and a farmer! Each week 2 random winners were selected to receive $50 in takeout from their favorite local restaurant and 9 random winners would win $200 to start a 529 college savings plan, sponsored by VSAC. 


Windham Elementary has two students to congratulate on being randomly selected! Bryson Combs won a $50 takeout gift certificate and Ivy Packard won one of the 9 $200 529 college savings plans!


Learn more about 529 saving, or open or contribute to an account at vsac.org/802FutureYou




Plans to travel out of state?

UPDATE-   According to the VT Cross State Travel Map updated today. All the counties surrounding Vermont are all officially yellow and red counties. If you travel to these counties for non-essential purposes, you will need to quarantine. Be extra vigilant before your weekend travels. The map once again has significantly changed from last week!!

 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

 

Below is the link for the VT Cross State Travel Map

Updates Every Tuesday  

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel


Windham Updates - October 30, 2020

posted Oct 30, 2020, 4:44 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 30, 2020, 4:45 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 30, 2020

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






Plans to travel out of state?

Please consult with Vermont Cross State Travel Map: 

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel

before traveling anywhere this weekend. The Cross-State Travel Map has been updated with significant changes that will affect your travel to surrounding areas. Please remember you can only travel to an orange or red county without having to quarantine for the following ESSENTIAL 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.

Leisure travel to shop, go to restaurants, visits are NOT considered essential and will require 14-day quarantine.

Please continue to be cautious, we want to keep Windham Elementary open and our families safe and healthy!

Wash your hands

Wear facial coverings

Maintain physical distancing

Stay home if you are unwell





Snow Days


Since the onset of the Covid virus, schools around the country have found that teaching remotely, although certainly not ideal, can continue to keep the education of our students moving along. Therefore, it has been determined by the WCSU district that snow days will be REMOTE learning days this year and not days off from school. 


Ms. Sara and Mr. PJ will reach out to families via emails in the morning on snow days with a check-in email that will provide information on what each of your students should work on during that day. In order for your student to be marked as present for attendance on the snow day, we will need to receive a response back to the email that is sent. No response back from the email, your student will be marked absent for the day.


Upcoming November Dates


November 1  - Daylight Savings Time ends - turn clocks back 1 hour 


November 4 - Remote Learning Day


November 11 - No School - Veterans Day


November 18 - Remote Learning Day


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break


Upcoming December Dates


December 2 - Remote Learning Day


December 9 - Remote Learning Day


December 16 - Remote Learning Day


December 23 - Remote Learning Day


December 24-January 1st - Holiday Break

Windham Updates - October 23, 2020

posted Oct 22, 2020, 5:22 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 22, 2020, 5:23 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 23, 2020

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


Ivy’s winning model clay and toothpick structure and freshly baked pumpkin seeds from our carving of pumpkins last week!


Outdoor Adventure


Ms. Sally and Mr. B will return to Windham Elementary School on THIS Monday, October 26th to continue their Outdoor Adventure class with the students. Looking at the weather, we will have some rain showers on Monday, please be sure your student comes to school with appropriate clothing (i.e. rain jackets and boots) for that afternoon. This past Monday, the students worked on their outdoor plots and also did some leaf identification. Do you know the difference between a red maple and a sugar maple leaf? Ask your students to identify the two leaves below!


Snow Days


Since the onset of the Covid virus, schools around the country have found that teaching remotely, although certainly not ideal, can continue to keep the education of our students moving along. Therefore, it has been determined by the WCSU district that snow days will be REMOTE learning days this year and not days off from school. 


Ms. Sara and Mr. PJ will reach out to families via emails in the morning on snow days with a check-in email that will provide information on what each of your students should work on during that day. In order for your student to be marked as present for attendance on the snow day, we will need to receive a response back to the email that is sent. No response back from the email, your student will be marked absent for the day.


Canvas Still Needed


As the students finish their outdoor classroom lean-to, we are in search of anyone that might have and would be interested in donating a canvas that we can add to the outside of the lean-to. The canvas that is being asked for is the type that teepees/tents use for weatherproofing.



Upcoming October Dates


October 26th - Outdoor Adventure with Ms. Sally and Mr. B


October 28th - Remote Learning Day



Upcoming November Dates


November 4 - Remote Learning Day


November 11 - No School - Veterans Day


November 18 - Remote Learning Day


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

Windham Updates - October 16, 2020

posted Oct 16, 2020, 4:38 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 4:39 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 16, 2020

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


Monarch Release! 


On Friday last week we had our first three monarch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis! Then the remaining 7 butterflies were waiting for us on Tuesday morning when we arrived at school. Due to the rainy weather on Tuesday, we were unable to release them, so Ms. Sara took them home to release them at her house on our remote learning day. With the warmer days few and far between, we wanted to make sure that they were released sooner than later to give them the best chances of starting their journey south. 


The students were able to identify the differences between a female butterfly and a male butterfly by noticing the thinner veins and black spots on the male vs no spots and thicker veins on the female. See photo sample below!



https://journeynorth.org/tm/monarch/id_male_female.html









Snow Days


Since the onset of the Covid virus, schools around the country have found that teaching remotely, although certainly not ideal, can continue to keep the education of our students moving along. Therefore, it has been determined by the WCSU district that snow days will be REMOTE learning days this year and not days off from school. 


Ms. Sara and Mr. PJ will reach out to families via emails in the morning on snow days with a check-in email that will provide information on what each of your students should work on during that day. In order for your student to be marked as present for attendance on the snow day, we will need to receive a response back to the email that is sent. No response back from the email, your student will be marked absent for the day.


Pumpkins


Thanks again to Cindy & Bob Kehoe and Marie Hill Farm for the pumpkins for our Windham Elementary School students! Here are a few photos of our pumpkin creations that the students carved on Thursday this week.




Canvas Still Needed


As the students finish their outdoor classroom lean-to, we are in search of anyone that might have and would be interested in donating a canvas that we can add to the outside of the lean-to. The canvas that is being asked for is the type that teepees/tents use for weather proofing.


Picture Day Reminder


This Tuesday, October 20th, is picture day at Windham Elementary. If you need another form sent home on Friday or Monday to fill out and send back with your student on Tuesday, please let Sara know ASAP! 



Warm Hands Warm Hearts


The Baptist Church in Chester is holding their annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts event this weekend. A local business donated a lot of new clothing to this event- fleece pajamas for all ages and sizes, as well as hats and other assorted warm clothing.


Upcoming October Dates


October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


October 21st - Remote Learning Day


October 22nd - Hearing and Vision checks by school nurse, Abbey Welch


October 28th - Remote Learning Day



Upcoming November Dates


November 4 - Remote Learning Day


November 11 - No School - Veterans Day


November 18 - Remote Learning Day


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

Windham Updates - October 9, 2020

posted Oct 9, 2020, 5:08 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 9, 2020

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




Having fun in the leaves during recess (Lydia, Tucker and Jocelyn)

 

Fire Prevention Day

 

We had our second fire drill of the year on Tuesday 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.





Picture Day - October 20th


Remember to send back your picture order forms for picture day on October 20th. If you need a new order form, please let me know.


Outdoor Adventure 



The students had their first outdoor adventure class with Craig Bailes and Sally Newton on Monday. Sally showed and taught the students how to identify the many leaves that come from the trees here in New England. Students learned how to identify the difference between a red maple leaf and a sugar maple leaf. Leaves were placed into a leaf press to dry and then can be pressed later between wax paper to keep. With the guidance of  Mr. B and Sally, the students then began clearing overgrown brush and dead branches from the entrance and trails leading to the outdoor lean-to. Safety lessons and instructions on how to use the tools that they would be using were given.  To end the day, students were paired up to mark out a forest plot using surveyors marking tape, stakes and yarn. These plots will be areas that students can observe during the school year and take notes on what changes happen (ie changes to forest floor, wildlife habitats, foot prints, etc).


Canvas needed: As the students finish their outdoor classroom lean-to, we are in search of anyone that might have and would be interested in donating a canvas that we can add to the outside of the lean-to. The canvas that is being asked for is the type that teepees/tents use for weather proofing.

Thank You’s


Thank you to Cindy & Bob Kehoe and Marie Hill Farm for the pumpkins for our Windham Elementary School students! We will plan a pumpkin carving day soon so that the students can carve their pumpkins and then bring them home as decorations for Halloween.


Also a special thank you to Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions Club for the donation of extra masks to have on hand here at the school to continue to keep our Windham school students and staff safe.


Harvest Festival

 

The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival on October 11, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, behind the West Townshend Country Store, at 6573 VT Rte 30. There will be vendors, fresh pressed cider, kid's activities, chicken pot pies made with fresh, local ingredients, and more. Live music will be provided by the Woodpeckers, playing old time jazz and the Buzzards, playing bluegrass and country music. The event is outdoors, set up for social distancing, with a limit of 150 people. Masks are required.

 

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer at the event, call 874-4800 or email info@westtownshend.org.

 

Newsletters


If you lose your weekly newsletters (hard copy or email version) - you can visit the Windham Elementary School page and find the most up to-date and past newsletters - http://www.windhamschool.org/


Parent Teacher Conferences


Conferences were originally scheduled for next Tuesday, October 13th. In order to continue to be on the safe side, we will be offering conferences to those parents who feel they would like to touch base with either Sara or Mr. PJ via email, telephone or zoom. If you would like a conference, please contact us to schedule a time and a platform that is convenient for you. Given that we have only been physically in school for less than 20 full days, there may not be much to conference about, but we are certainly available to share what has been happening thus far at Windham with your student(s) since September. We are also always available during the school year for a check-in at any moment that you find you might need to touch base.


Everyone Eats


There is a voucher program now open to the towns in our area called Everyone Eats . Restaurants are supported to make food and people who need food are given vouchers to get food.


Here's the link  https://everyoneeatsvt.com/


Upcoming October Dates


October 11th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.


October 12th - No School - Indigenous People's Day


October 13th - Early Release - School dismissed at 12:00 PM - letter sent home on Tuesday about Parent Teacher Conferences


October 14th - Remote Learning Day


October 15th - Pumpkin carving with the donated pumpkins by the Kehoe family


October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


October 21st - Remote Learning Day


October 28th - Remote Learning Day



Upcoming November Dates


November 4 - Remote Learning Day


November 11 - No School - Veterans Day


November 18 - Remote Learning Day


November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

Windham Updates - October 2, 2020

posted Oct 2, 2020, 5:07 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 5:08 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 2, 2020

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



Candy

Please remember that students should not be bringing candy to school to eat during snack or lunch.  Thank you for understanding.


Daily monitoring sheets

Please remember to try and send your student in with their daily monitoring sheets each morning. The questions on that form really should be reviewed each morning with each of your students to ensure that we keep Windham Elementary School safe and healthy for all. The students are making wonderful progress in their learning through the ability to have in person learning and we want to ensure that we can continue to keep the school open as we head into the fall/winter months! 


Weather

Although we have been blessed with some warmer days here at the end of September, fall weather is upon us. It is really important that each student comes prepared to school with a warm coat, gloves and a hat.  The weather can be damp and cool and please make sure they come prepared for playing and learning outside in that type of weather. Each student should also have an indoor pair of shoes here at school that they can change into after coming in from the wet playground. Thank you!




Outdoor Adventure

On Monday, Craig Bailes and Sally Newton will be spending time with the students outside behind the school. They will be working on our outdoor classroom in the woods and cleaning up the trails. Please make sure your students bring a second pair of shoes to wear in school, a pair of boots to wear out in the woods be great!




Dear West River Valley Families,


With the persistence of COVID restrictions, real economic constraints and the continuation of distant learning, some shifts have followed in the job of the district’s school social worker. Clearly, I am still available to help if you find yourself without solutions to any number of hardships--health, food, clothing, utilities to name a few. 


I’m sure that many of you have noticed how promising internet companies have been regarding help to rural areas, but I have found that for those of us who live outside of town boundaries, the cost of wiring climbs to many thousands of dollars for each mile away from existing wiring. It just hasn’t been the help we might have imagined. I will keep my ears open for solutions that seem more affordable, but for now, if you weren’t aware, there is a makeshift solution that might work for some of you. In all the towns in our district, there are several “internet hotspots” where people with poor or no internet can access wifi while sitting in their cars with their laptops, tablets or phones. It’s not a perfect solution but it might help until better things come our way. Here is the link for the map of these Vermont hotspots.


I am also finding that I have been able to be of some help to families who are struggling to access school at this time. If you have personal issues that get in the way of your ability to support your child in school or at home, please reach out. I can be an advocate for you and can help the school to understand why something isn’t working for you. We can usually find a way to make something work for your family and the school, and I can help you find help outside of the family or school if that is what is needed.


These are certainly difficult times. I am willing to look for solutions to hardships if you let me know about them. I won’t always succeed, but then again, I just might.


Please feel free to reach out at my work number (289-7344) or by email.


Sincerely,

Susan Gunther-Mohr



Upcoming October Dates


October 5th - School board meeting via Zoom 


October 6th - Fire Prevention Day with the Windham Volunteer Fire Department


October 7th - Remote Learning Day


October 12th - No School - Columbus Day


October 13th - Early Release - School dismissed at 12:00 PM - Parent Teacher Conferences in the afternoon - teachers will be in touch about how to sign up for a conference


October 14th - Remote Learning Day


October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


October 21st - Remote Learning Day


October 28th - Remote Learning Day


Remember students are only in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’s for this month of September, so that a deep cleaning of the school can happen on Wednesdays. We will re-evaluate the schedule for the month of October.  Since it is just the start of the school year, and we are hoping that these remote Wednesday’s will only be temporary, we will not be touching base remotely with the students. Instead, they will be coming home with worksheets and/or books to work on during the day on Wednesday that will review material that has been taught in class. They should return the completed work on Thursday. If the work is not completed, they will be marked as being absent for that remote day.


Windham Updates - September 25, 2020

posted Sep 25, 2020, 4:56 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 4:56 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

September 25, 2020

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


Geskus Picture Day


School picture day is October 20th. This week, your students brought home the picture order forms. Please fill out and send back to school at your earliest convenience.


Green Mountain Orchards


What a beautiful day to spend walking around the apple orchard at Green Mountain Orchards on Thursday. We enjoyed the orchard really to ourselves, and the apples were low enough on the trees that everyone was able to pick their own ½ peck of apples. We look forward to hearing what wonderful treats families make with the apples your students brought home! A special thank you to Kord Scott for taking some time out of his morning to help transport us all to and from the orchard. We are so grateful!



Monarch Butterflies


We have been lucky enough to start to witness the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly right in our classroom! Last week our hungry monarch caterpillars were eating fresh milkweed leaves each day. On Friday, we noticed a few had climbed to the top of our netted enclosure and stayed there throughout the day. On Monday, to our delight we had one chrysalis and 5 other caterpillars hanging in the J-shapes prepping to start the process of making their chrysalis, or pupa stage! As of Thursday morning, we had 9 formed chrysalis,  and 2 more caterpillar’s still munching away on milkweed. We look forward to watching the chrysalises change in the next couple of weeks from their beautiful green with gold dots to fully translucent! At that time, we hope to witness at least one butterfly emerge while we are in school.





Sally Newton brings the gift of music to WES students


On Thursday afternoon, our beloved retired Windham elementary school teacher, Sally Newton, spent time with our students in the afternoon and brought the gift of music! Each student was introduced to the ukulele and we hope that we can begin lessons with the students and Sally a few times each month. Thank you Sally for bringing your wonderful gift of music to Windham!





September Date Reminders:


September 30th - Remote Learning Day


Remember students are only in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’s for this month of September, so that a deep cleaning of the school can happen on Wednesdays. We will re-evaluate the schedule for the month of October.  Since it is just the start of the school year, and we are hoping that these remote Wednesday’s will only be temporary, we will not be touching base remotely with the students. Instead, they will be coming home with worksheets and/or books to work on during the day on Wednesday that will review material that has been taught in class. They should return the completed work on Thursday. If the work is not completed, they will be marked as being absent for that remote day.


Upcoming October Dates


October 5th - School board meeting via Zoom 


October 6th - Fire Prevention Day with the Windham Volunteer Fire Department


October 12th - No School - Columbus Day


October 13th - 1/2 day - Parent-Teacher conferences


October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


Windham Updates - September 18, 2020

posted Sep 18, 2020, 10:51 AM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

September 18, 2020

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


We had a beautiful day at Putney Mountain last Friday for our annual all-school hike. As part of the hike, we took the time to start our nature notebooks for the year. Things that were noticed along the hike were holes in trees created from a Pileated Woodpecker, flowers growing along the path (Aster and Jewelweed), leaves changing colors and falling to the forest floor, a little frog, a tree downed by lightning, and sheep at the top of the mountain. After a wonderful lunch together, the Windham students chose to spend their remaining time playing hide and seek as a group before we started hiking back down the trail to the bus. Here are a few pictures that we were able to capture.



Thank you to the Mialkowski family and Rob Packard for the donation and use of the tents shown below. These two tents have made a wonderful outdoor classroom for us to be able to use during these unpredictable times.




We are tentatively planning on our apple picking trip to Green Mountain Orchards for the morning of Thursday, September 24th. Once all kids have arrived at school and screenings are done, we will re-board the bus and travel to Green Mountain Orchards. They are not providing wagon rides, or cider demonstrations, so this year it will be a shorter trip then normal. We will return to school to finish off the school day and use some of our picked apples to make applesauce for everyone to enjoy!



September Date Reminders:


September 23rd  - Remote Learning day


September 24th (Thursday) - Green Mountain Orchards field trip - an email will be sent a few days before the trip to confirm what the students should be prepared to wear on this day.


September 30th - Remote Learning Day


Remember students are only in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’s for this month of September, so that a deep cleaning of the school can happen on Wednesdays. We will re-evaluate the schedule for the month of October.  Since it is just the start of the school year, and we are hoping that these remote Wednesday’s will only be temporary, we will not be touching base remotely with the students. Instead, they will be coming home with worksheets and/or books to work on during the day on Wednesday that will review material that has been taught in class. They should return the completed work on Thursday.



Upcoming October Dates


October 5th - School board meeting via Zoom 


October 6th - Fire Prevention Day with the Windham Volunteer Fire Department


October 12th - No School - Columbus Day


October 13th - 1/2 day - Parent-Teacher conferences


October 20th - School Picture Day at Windham with Geskus Pictures


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