Windham Updates

Windham Updates - January 24, 2020

posted Jan 24, 2020, 10:55 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 24, 2020, 10:55 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

January 24, 2020

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


Report Cards

Tuesday, Sally and Mr PJ worked on your students report cards and they are going home with your child today.


Hot Lunch Days

Reminder that your students still need snack on Hot Lunch days. 


Snowshoe Hike

Reminder we will be going on a snowshoe hike on Mr. Bailes property on Monday, January 27th to the Stone Bridge from 1-2:30 PM. Please remember to have your student bring their snowshoes (if they have them) to school on Monday.


Breakfast items

Thank you for those that have helped to keep our fridge stocked! Here is what we are looking at needing for this coming full week of school (english muffins, yogurt, bananas, & sausage).


Upcoming January Dates


January 27  - Snowshoe Trek on Craig Bailes property 


January 29 - JISP


Upcoming February Dates


February 3 - School Board meeting at Windham Elementary 4 PM


February 5 - NO JISP program


February 7 - Mighty Acorn program for K-1st graders & BMAC trip for 5th & 6th graders


February 12 - JISP


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 26 - JISP

Windham Updates - January 17, 2020

posted Jan 17, 2020, 11:17 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 17, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

January 17, 2020

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


JISP Reminders:

With no school on Monday, January 20th & Tuesday, January 21st, a reminder that the day we return to school will be a JISP day. 


This week, Wild Wings was closed for cross country skiing, so Sally and Sara took the kids on a hike around Windham and then made soft pretzels and had warm pretzels and hot tea to eat after the hike.





Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr 

On Monday, January 20, the West River Community Project, in conjunction with the Jamaica Community Arts Council will celebrate Dr. King’s birthday featuring readings from his essays and speeches, plus songs and poems that are inspired by his legacy and commitment to peace, justice and anti-racism. This year they will be featuring a recent documentary about the career of Senator John Lewis. Celebration will happen at the Jamaica Town Hall, 3735 VT Route 30, Jamaica, VT.


3:00 PM - “John Lewis: Get In The Way” documentary (rec. for children 6th grade and up)

4:00 PM - Songs, discussion and community reading

5:00 PMish - Potluck supper


Snowshoe Invitation

Reminder that Mr. Bailes has invited our school to have a snowshoe hike on his property on Monday, January 27th to the Stone Bridge from 1-2:30 PM. Please fill out this survey so that we know who needs snowshoes and can plan accordingly.


February Vacation Activity

Below flyer is also posted on the bulletin board in the mudroom at the school.



24 Hours of Stratton

The annual fundraising event of the season to benefit the Stratton Foundation. 



2020 Lego Contest




Upcoming January Dates


January 20 - No School - Celebration of Life and Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event at Jamaica Town Hall


January 21 - No School - Report Card day for teachers


January 22 - JISP


January 29 - JISP


Upcoming February Dates


February 3 - School Board meeting at Windham Elementary 4 PM


February 5 - NO JISP program


February 7 - Mighty Acorn program for K-1st graders


February 12 - JISP


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 26 - JISP


Windham Updates - January 10, 2020

posted Jan 10, 2020, 10:46 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 10, 2020, 10:46 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

January 10, 2020

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

 


The first JISP day was a success! Thank you to all the parent volunteers for making this opportunity available to our students. The cross-country skiers had some nice fresh snow at Wild Wings to ski on and Stratton was blessed with some new powder during the day from snow squalls that occurred throughout the afternoon. 



Snowshoe Invitation

Mr. Bailes has invited our school to have a snowshoe hike on his property on Monday, January 27th to the Stone Bridge. He has 25 pairs of snowshoes that our students will be able to use on the hike that day. We are tentatively planning on a hike from 1-2:30 PM if any parents want to join us. Please let Sara know if you or your student need snowshoes so we can make sure we have enough for everyone.


Breakfast Items

There was a great suggestion to keep a running list of items we need for breakfast for parents to check in on before they head to the grocery store every week. You can find the list by clicking here.  I will also include a reminder in the newsletters every week of where to find the list. This week we are in need of:


American Cheese

Mini Bagels

Cream cheese

Yogurt

Bananas

Vanilla Extract for French Toast
Small half & half for Oatmeal

Juice

Frozen strawberries or blueberries for smoothies


JISP Reminders:

Please send your student with a lunch that does NOT have to be heated on JISP day’s.

Stratton skiers/chaperones: Drivers should be at Windham Elementary at 11:30 AM to help transport to the mountain. Wear plenty of layers to stay warm and bring your equipment with you. No JISP on February 5th, 19th and March 4th through the school. Parents, you can still take your kids to the mountain yourselves on these days, we as a school though will not be going because of Stratton Mountain Demo Days and Feb vacation.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Performance Opportunity


On Monday, January 20, the West River Community Project, in conjunction with the Jamaica Community Arts Organization, will be holding a celebration of the life and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it will be held at the Jamaica Townhall, beginning at 4 pm and be followed by a potluck supper. Windham students have done a wonderful job participating in this event since we started holding it about 4 years ago, singing, playing ukes and reading poems. Sally would like to have our students participate again this year. We will be working on songs and may have time to write some poems, at school. Please let Sally know if your child wants to be part of this event.


February Vacation Activity

Below flyer is also posted on the bulletin board in the mudroom at the school.


Upcoming January Dates


January 11 - Windham Town School District Special Meeting - 10 AM at Windham Elementary School - Shall the voters of the Windham Town School District vote on the Windham Elementary School Budget by Australian ballot?


January 15 - JISP


January 20 - No School - Celebration of Life and Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event


January 21 - No School - Report Card day for teachers


January 22 - JISP


January 29 - JISP


Upcoming February Dates


February 3 - School Board meeting at Windham Elementary 4 PM


February 5 - NO JISP program


February 7 - Mighty Acorn program for K-1st graders


February 12 - JISP


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 26 - JISP

Windham Updates - January 3, 2020

posted Jan 3, 2020, 11:07 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 3, 2020, 11:08 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

January 3, 2020

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


Happy New Year! 


Meadows Bee Farm & Ukulele

Farm and Ukulele lessons will resume normal schedule next week.


JISP Reminders

Starting this Wednesday, January 8th, please send your student with a lunch that does NOT have to be heated on JISP day’s.


Stratton skiers/chaperones: Drivers should be at Windham Elementary at 11:30 AM to help transport to the mountain. Wear plenty of layers to stay warm and bring your equipment with you.


No JISP on February 5th, 19th and March 4th through the school. Parents, you can still take your kids to the mountain yourselves on these days, we as a school though will not be going because of Stratton Mountain Demo Days and Feb vacation.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Performance Opportunity


On Monday, January 20, the West River Community Project, in conjunction with the Jamaica Community Arts Organization, will be holding a celebration of the life and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it will be held at the Jamaica Town hall, beginning at 4 pm and be followed by a potluck supper. Windham students have done a wonderful job participating in this event since we started holding it about 4 years ago, singing, playing ukes and reading poems. Sally would like to have our students participate again this year. We will be working on songs, and may have time to write some poems, at school. Please let Sally know if your child wants to be part of this event.


Harlem Rockets

On Saturday, February 29th at 6 PM the Harlem Rockets will be performing at the Leland & Gray main gym. The Harlem Rockets are a comedy basketball show geared to all ages. Adults: $15 Students/Children: $10 


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Snow Days

These free events give Vermonters the opportunity to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, in an effort to encourage physical activity during the cold winter months. Rentals are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the location, Snow Days activities may include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing/sledding. We also provide healthy snacks and a free fleece hat for the first 50 attendees.

2020 Snow Days

Saturday, Jan. 4

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center

783 Townshend Rd., Grafton

Saturday, Feb. 8

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mountain Top Inn & Resort

195 Mountain Top Rd., Chittenden

Saturday, Feb. 15

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lyndon Outing Club

1580 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville

Sunday, Feb. 23

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bolton Valley Nordic Center

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton Valley

New for 2020!

Saturday, Feb. 29
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Prospect Mountain Ski Area

204 Prospect Access Rd., Woodford, VT


Mighty Acorn January 3rd program

Today the Kindergarten and 1st graders learned about winter animals and their tracks. We were all able to snowshoe the grounds of the Grafton Nature Museum in search of animal tracks. We found fox, mice, dog and bird tracks!



Upcoming January Dates


January 6 - School Board Meeting 9 AM at Windham Elementary School


January 7 - RESCHEDULED - 5th & 6th graders will be apart of the District Band & Chorus Concert at 7:00 PM in the Leland & Gray Dutton Gym 


January 8 - Winter Sports begins! For any students cross-country skiing at Wild Wings we have confirmed it will be $5 per trip.


January 11 - Windham Town School District Special Meeting - 10 AM at Windham Elementary School - Shall the voters of the Windham Town School District vote on the Windham Elementary School Budget by Australian ballot?


January 20 - No School - Celebration of Life and Ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event


January 21 - No School 


Windham Updates - December 20, 2019

posted Dec 20, 2019, 6:27 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Dec 20, 2019, 6:28 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

December 20, 2019

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


What a wonderful week to finish up December by celebrating this magical time of the year. The winter concert Monday evening and the visit to Valley Cares to sing to the residents, was a wonderful way to celebrate the season via music. Ice skating at Vermont Academy was enjoyed by students and adults alike, we look forward to another ice skating adventure in the New Year!

Happy Holiday’s and a Happy New Year!


Click here for a video from the students at Windham Elementary singing to the residents at Valley Cares on Wednesday.





Ice Skating at Vermont Academy





Snow Tubing at Magic Mountain - Hold Sunday, December 29th for this opportunity. Details are still in the works and I will send an email out once all specifics are in place.


Upcoming January Dates


January 2 - Happy New Year - School resumes


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


January 6 - School Board Meeting 9 AM at Windham Elementary School


January 7 - RESCHEDULED - 5th & 6th graders will be apart of the District Band & Chorus Concert at 7:00 PM in the Leland & Gray Dutton Gym 


January 8 - Winter Sports begins! For any students cross-country skiing at Wild Wings we have confirmed it will be $5 per trip.


January 11 - Windham Town School District Special Meeting - 10 AM at Windham Elementary School - Shall the voters of the Windham Town School District vote on the Windham Elementary School Budget by Australian ballot?

Windham Updates - December 13, 2019

posted Dec 13, 2019, 10:54 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 10:55 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

December 13, 2019

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


Even with the warm temps and rain on Monday and Tuesday this week the early bus students were able to take advantage of the sticky snow and made a snowman during early morning recess.

 

 

 

Ice Skates

We are still searching for hockey skates adult size 9/9.5 or 8/8.5 for two students that still need skates for our trip to Vermont Academy on Thursday. If you have any skates that we can borrow for that day, we would be grateful!

 

Extra Layers

We have had a few students wear their jackets during school hours. Please consider having your student bring in a sweatshirt or sweater to leave here at school for the days when they find that the school temperature is not warm enough for a t-shirt or the item of clothing they decided to wear that day. Each student has a cubby or a hook that they can use to place this extra item of clothing. 

 

Breakfast items

We are nearing our final week of school before Winter Break and are in need of a few items to make sure we get through the final week of breakfast and the start of the new year in January.

 

Juice, Cream Cheese, Mini Bagels, Yogurt, Ketchup, Maple Syrup

 

 

 

Windham Elementary School Concert

Our full school holiday concert is Monday, December 16th at 6:30 PM. Please plan on having your students here at Windham Elementary School by 6:15 PM. 

 

Leland and Gray Joint Chorus Concert

Reminder that the 5th & 6th Windham Elementary school students have their joint chorus concert on Tuesday, December 17th. There will be a rehearsal in the L&G gym on Tuesday, December 17th from 3:30-4:30 PM. It is the ONLY joint rehearsal, so please attend.

 

If your student would like a ride back to the West Townshend store, Kate Ullman can drive up to four students there when the rehearsal is over at 4:30.  She would probably be there around 4:45. Please contact her at kullman@windhamcentral.org if you would like to set up this transportation option. 

 

Winter Weather Tips from School Nurse - Jorda Daigneault

 

Here we are at the beginning of winter weather! The fresh snowfall is so beautiful and fun to play in, however, being prepared to stay safe during these cold, brutal months will help us all endure and survive the winter. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published tips to help us stay safe during winter.

 

What to wear

Dress infants and children warmly for outdoor activities. Layers work well and will help keep children dry and warm. Warm socks, boots, gloves, mittens, warm coat, snow pants, and a hat.

The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions. 

Blankets, quilts, pillows, bumpers, sheepskins, and other loose bedding should be kept out of the infant’s sleeping environment because these items have been associated with suffocation deaths. 

 

Frostbite

Frostbite happens when the skin and outer tissues become frozen. This occurs most often in fingers, toes, noses, ears, and exposed skin. The area will become pale, gray, blistered and will hurt, or become numb.

If Frostbite occurs bring the child indoors and place the frostbitten parts in warm water (100 degrees F).

Do NOT rub the area-this will further damage delicate tissues

After a few minutes, dry and cover the child with clothing or blankets-give them something warm to drink.

If numbness or discoloration continues, call your PCP.

 

Hypothermia

Hypothermia develops when a child’s temperature falls below normal due to exposure to colder temperatures. 

Shivering may set in, the child may become lethargic and clumsy. Speech may be impacted and be slurred

If you suspect hypothermia take the child indoors, remove any wet clothing, wrapped in blankets and warm clothing, and call 911.

 

There is great information on the CDC.gov website search Preparing for a Winter Storm, and https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/AAP-Winter-Safety-Tips.aspx. 


Upcoming December Dates


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 9 AM at Windham Elementary School


January 8 - Winter Sports begins! For any students cross-country skiing at Wild Wings we have confirmed it will be $5 per trip.


January 11 - Windham Town School District Special Meeting - 10 AM at Windham Elementary School - Shall the voters of the Windham Town School District vote on the Windham Elementary School Budget by Australian ballot?

Windham Update December 2-6, 2019

posted Dec 6, 2019, 11:40 AM by Sara Wunderle

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.

Windham Updates - November 22, 2019

posted Nov 22, 2019, 11:01 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 11:02 AM ]

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


Windham Updates - November 15, 2019

posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:58 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 9:00 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 15, 2019

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


Harvest Supper


What a wonderful event this was last Saturday night. The food, music and dancing filled the Windham Meeting House/Congregational Church with warmth and laughter. It was such a joy to hear the Windham Elementary School students play and sing the songs they have been learning in ukulele class with Sally. I was so thankful to have my family there to listen and witness the wonderful community I am so grateful to work with. 



School photos

They are here! They will be sent home with your students today! If you are interested in having your student have a retake of their photos, please send your photos back to school with your student next week and I will call Geskus about returning for a retake session.

 

Breakfast items

Donations of english muffins, bagels and juice would be wonderful to get us through this last week of school before the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Edgar May Health & Rec Center

Drivers needed! Sally’s K-3rd graders have earned enough beads to earn a trip of their choice! They have voted to swim at Edgar May Health & Rec Center in Springfield, VT on Friday, November 22nd. We will plan on leaving Windham Elementary at 9:00 AM, to allow travel and change time into swimsuits before swimming from 10-11 AM. We will then return to school in time for lunch. We are looking for a couple parent volunteers to help drive to and from Springfield that morning. Please contact Sara - swunderle@windhamschool.org or call her at 874-4159.

 

 

JISP

Bargain ski rentals through Norse House Ski Shop, 31 VT Route 30, Bondville, VT, 802-297-1755

 

It’s that time of year again and we welcome you to join us for all of your JISP needs- rentals of skis, snowboards and boots. We encourage you to come in before the Thanksgiving holiday so we can get your child(ren) outfitted for the season. The season runs from 11/15/19- 4/15/20.

Our season lease prices this year are: junior package skis, boots and poles $89.00; adult packages $199.00; $99-$149 for junior snowboards and boots.

In response to the growing inquiry about helmets, we have teamed up with Smith to offer helmets to JISP participants at the reduced range of $60- $80. The benefit of these helmets is the size adjustability that will provide several years of use for your child.

Blackout dates for fittings, are Saturdays and Thanksgiving week and weekend (11/28 -11/30).

We thank you in advance for understanding and continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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

 

 

Marine Corps League


The Brattleboro Det. 798 and Auxiliary 798 will begin to make appointments for their 2019 Toys for Kids program from Nov. 4, 2019 through Nov. 22, 2019. Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Applicants will need a Social Security card or a Medicaid card when making the appointment and picking up gifts. This is the only way of verification for their records. They can not accept any other means for verification. The phone number is 802-451-6422. The program is for families with a general need for assistance during the holiday season and is available to children from newborn to 12 years old. Last year the Marine Corps League helped out over 400 children in our community.

 

 



Winter Coat Drive - Community Hope & Action is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive and Give-Away on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 in Townshend. As part of the Third Saturday Harvest Pot-luck, winter coats will be collected and anyone is welcome to come and take one or more. All sizes are welcome. To donate gently worn coats, you can drop them off at either the Townshend Town Hall on November 16th at 5:00 or you can donate before the 16th to the front porch of Cynefim Farm,  1169 Grafton Road in Townshend. The farm is located opposite the Town barn and is one mile north of the Townshend Village. Anyone who wants a coat can also drop by the farm to take a coat or attend the dinner and pick one there. Call Liza at (802) 365-4080 for more information.


Upcoming November Dates


November 18 - Londonderry Solid Waste Group will visit and teach us about recycling/trash & Ceramics


November 22 - In the AM, K-3rd graders will be swimming at Edgar May Health & Rec Center in Springfield, MA - drivers needed! 


November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School


Upcoming December/January 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


January 2 - School resumes


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Windham Updates - November 8, 2019

posted Nov 8, 2019, 10:56 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 8, 2019

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.

 

Ceramics

Ceramics began this week with the students making bells. Ceramics will continue on the following Monday’s: November 11th & 18th and December 2, 9 & 16. Kord graciously offered to leave a bit earlier to start his afternoon bus run and will come and pick the students and staff up at WES and deliver us to the ceramics studio. Kord will continue to pick up the students at the end of the Ceramics day when he comes up the hill from Leland & Gray to begin the afternoon bus route. Second bus students, will be home earlier since Kord will drop them off on the way back to the school. Parents who usually pick their kids up... If nobody is at the school when you get there, just wait a moment and we will arrive. Thank you Kord!

 



JISP

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

 

West River Valley Youth Basketball League

Attention youth basketball enthusiasts! The West River Valley Youth Basketball league is getting ready to plan for this upcoming season! With the majority of the 6th graders now at the middle school, they are possibly shifting to a 2 / 3 program at the lower level and a 4 / 5 program for the upper grades. Any 6th graders are still invited to play with them as well.  They will need a head count, so please email Sara at swunderle@windhamschool.org to let her know your child’s interest or return the form being sent home today with your student.

 

Harvest Dinner

This Saturday is the Harvest Dinner at the Meeting House at 5:00. Ham, squash, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash, baked beans, salad, sweet breads, rolls and homemade pies, all for a low price of ten dollars. After dessert, Sally Newton will present her ukulele performers from school. Then she will be calling the moves for a lively square dance. All proceeds benefit Windham area residents through WCO. Come and join us for a fun evening. The ukulele players will perform around 6:15 so please be there with your child at 6:00 to get ready, if you don’t come for dinner.



Winter Coat Drive - Community Hope & Action is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive and Give-Away on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 in Townshend. As part of the Third Saturday Harvest Pot-luck, winter coats will be collected and anyone is welcome to come and take one or more. All sizes are welcome. To donate gently worn coats, you can drop them off at either the Townshend Town Hall on November 16th at 5:00 or you can donate before the 16th to the front porch of Cynefim Farm,  1169 Grafton Road in Townshend. The farm is located opposite the Town barn and is one mile north of the Townshend Village. Anyone who wants a coat can also drop by the farm to take a coat or attend the dinner and pick one there. Call Liza at (802) 365-4080 for more information.


Upcoming November Dates


November 11 - Ceramics

November 14 - WES will attend the Elementary School Concert at Leland & Gray


November 18 - Londonderry Solid Waste Group will visit and teach us about recycling/trash & Ceramics


November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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