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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

Windham Updates - November 1, 2019

posted Nov 3, 2019, 6:58 PM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

November 1, 2019

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


 

Open House & Pasta Dinner

Our community and WES families are amazing! Thank you to Pete’s Stand in Walpole, NH who donated a pumpkin to each student to carve and decorate the school for the Open House and Pasta Dinner Wednesday night! Special thanks to each family member who donated time or food to our pasta dinner Wednesday night. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we were able to raise $637.40 towards the 5th and 6th-grade trips. 

 

Halloween Masks

 

 

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.

 

Ceramics

We will be doing our first session at the ceramics studio tomorrow, as part of our art program. We will be driving the kids down, but they will ride back to school on the bus as it comes up the hill from Leland and Gray. If your child needs a regular car seat instead of a booster seat, could you please send it to school in the morning. 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. The bus schedule will be the same as usual.


Windham Harvest Supper





News from the Office of the District Nurse


It is the time of year we set the clocks back one hour on Saturday night, November 2-the best part (if you don’t work nights) is we get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday!  This is also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. While many smoke detectors are now hardwired into our homes they still have back up batteries to help us during power outages. 


Flu season is upon us once again. Remember to get your influenza vaccine to help prevent getting the horrible virus that can keep you in bed for a week or more. It takes 2 weeks for our bodies to build immunity to the vaccine, so the sooner you get it the better.  Symptoms include abrupt onset headache, body aches, fever, cough, sore throat and fatigue. You may feel like you hit a brick wall. Sometimes influenza can lead to pneumonia. Influenza is spread through respiratory droplets, thus great handwashing, cover sneezes and coughs with tissue or coughing/sneezing into your elbow, staying home and resting when you have symptoms will help prevent the spread of the illness. Students with flu symptoms must stay home to reduce the spread of this highly contagious illness.  Also, wiping down surfaces with bleach products will help keep the viruses in check. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there were over 80,000 deaths from the flu last year in the US. That is an incredible number. The younger and the older you are increases your risk of complications, also chronic diseases such as asthma, emphysema, or other lung diseases also increase your risk for getting complications from the flu. 


Some options for you to get the vaccine:


Grace Cottage Family Health has the influenza vaccine. Call 365-4331 to let them know you are coming in for the vaccine. You don’t need an appointment. The staff would just like to know how many patients are coming in to assure they have the needed number of vaccines. 


ClearChoiceMD on Putney Road in Brattleboro has the flu vaccine at 39 dollars-most insurances will cover the cost. And no appointment is necessary.


The Vermont Department of Health has a monthly immunization clinic- call 251 2101


Call your PCP to get the vaccine 

Stay healthy,

Jorda




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.


School Board Meeting Agenda for Monday, November 4th, 4 PM meeting

Call to Order

Minutes and Correspondence

Bills and Pay Orders

Members of the Public

Principal’s Report

Superintendent’s Report

Old Business

            Conversation about the future of Windham School 

New Business

            Budget scenario discussion

            Petition requesting an Australian Ballot for the WES budget at Town Meeting

            Request from Crystal Corriveau (if she is present)

            Bus route issues

Other Business    

Adjournment

Next meeting:  Dec. 2, 2019, 4 PM

Upcoming November Dates

November 4 - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School - 4 PM


November 7 - 3rd-6th graders have been invited to see Leland & Gray’s dress rehearsal of the play Into the Woods. Students will leave at 12:15 PM and return back to school on the bus when it leaves Leland & Gray.


November 8 - Picture Retake day


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


November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Windham Updates - October 25, 2019

posted Oct 25, 2019, 8:08 AM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 25, 2019

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

The Halloween party at Windham Fire House is today, Friday October 25th, starting at 5:00. Since judging is promptly at 6:00 it is important to be there early. Many times some great costumes do not get a prize because kids arrived late. There will be lots of yummy food that will include: Hot dogs, chili, cornbread and baked goodies. Prizes. Hayride (weather permitting), donut eating for a prize, musical chairs etc... goodie bags for everyone. So get your costumes ready.

 

REMINDER - Tuesday & Friday’s are our hot lunch days. Snacks should still be sent in on those days for students to eat in the morning. Lunch does not get delivered till noon and many students still find they need that snack before lunch time.

 

Pasta Supper & Open House will be October 30th. The pasta supper will be a fundraiser for this year’s fifth grader’s trip to Camp Keewaydin and the sixth grader’s end of year trip to Six Flags. The supper is an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, with tossed salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts starting at 5:00 PM.  The pasta meal will be five dollars per person and desserts will be by donation. Friends and relatives are more than welcome to come and enjoy this excellent meal with your family. Following supper, your children will be your tour guides as they show you their classroom, their personal work and activities that they do regularly here at school.

 

Bakers needed! Donations of baked goods needed for Pasta Supper. Please let Sara know if you are available to bring a dessert to have available by donation to have after the pasta supper.

 

Grafton Trails/Mighty Acorns trip Friday, November 1st. We are tentatively scheduling a trip to Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center for grades 2-6 to hike; while the K-1st graders will go to their Mighty Acorn program at the Grafton Nature Museum. We will return back to the school to eat hot lunch and then have music classes with Mrs. Ulman to finish off the day. The Mighty Acorn program will happen rain or shine, the hike will be weather dependent and we will keep everyone informed as next week unfolds. Kord will be transporting us to and from Grafton using the school bus for this trip.

 

Halloween Costumes - Please do not send your student with their costumes to school on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st. Although we would love to see your students in their Halloween costumes, we ask that it be via picture form rather than the actual costume. We look forward to celebrating Halloween with activities here at the school during the day with the students.

 

Breakfast Donations - Thank you for the wonderful donations once again for our breakfast meals. The following items would still be great to obtain if possible: Maple Syrup, Juice, Baked items, Bananas and Eggs



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 October Dates


October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects.


October 30th - Supper & Open House at Windham Elementary School. Supper will begin at 5 PM, with Open House to follow around 6:30 PM. EVERYONE is welcome to attend - family, friends & community members


October 31st - Halloween - no costumes at school please - students will trick or treat at Town Offices at 2:30 PM


Upcoming November Dates


November 1 - Tentative Grafton, VT trip - Mighty Acorn for K-1 and Grafton Trails for 2-6

November 4 - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School - 4 PM


November 7 - 3rd-6th graders have been invited to see Leland & Gray’s dress rehearsal of the play Into the Woods. Will leave at 12:15 PM and return back to school on the bus when it leaves Leland & Gray


November 8 - Picture Retake day


November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Windham Updates - October 18, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 6:38 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 18, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 18, 2019

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





Thank you to ALL the amazing parent/family & community volunteers that made this years Green Mountain Orchards trip such an amazing time for our students. Our gracious hosts at Green Mountain Orchards allowed each of our students to pick a bag of apples, press apples to make cider, have a cider donut with a cup of cider as a treat and then finish the day with a hay ride. 


Please remember to pack your students sneakers on Tues/Thurs for Physical Education in their backpacks. With Tues/Thurs also being farm day’s, students are arriving with their boots on, but sneakers are being forgotten at home. 


Our breakfast pantry is becoming sparse once again, the following items would be welcomed if you were out and about these next few days and could add to our pantry shelves!


Mini bagels

Brown Sugar

Yogurt

Butter

Syrup

Jam

American Cheese

Juice

Half & Half 

 

The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival behind the West Townshend Country Store on Sunday, October 20th. There will be cider pressing, kid’s activities, a potluck and a pig roast! The event goes from 12-4:00 PM. The Windham Ukulele Players have been invited to play at the event around 1:45 PM. 


Halloween party at Windham Fire House will be on October 25th at 5:00. Since judging is promptly at 6:00 it is important to be there early. Many times some great costumes do not get a prize because kids arrived late. There will be lots of yummy food that will include: Hot dogs, chili, cornbread and baked goodies. Prizes. Hayride (weather permitting), donut eating for a prize, musical chairs etc... goodie bags for everyone. So get your costumes ready.

 

Jorda Daigneault, school nurse, wanted to share the following Halloween Safety Tips to keep our students safe from Safe Kids Worldwide:

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, in crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street

  2. Keep heads up, don’t run, no ear buds

  3. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street

  4. Use sidewalks.

  5. If there are no sidewalks, Face traffic and keep as far to the left as possible

  6. Watch for turning and backing vehicles

  7. Be VISIBLE!!

  8. Use flashlights, glow sticks, and reflective wear

 

Be Safe

  1. Don’t eat ANY candy or treats until parents check it over

  2. Don’t go to any houses you do not know the occupants

  3. Wear costumes that fit properly to avoid tripping and falling

  4. Don’t Trick or Treat alone. Safety in numbers.

  5. Have fun!!







Upcoming October Dates


October 20th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.


October 24th - Thank you’s to both Craig Bailes who will be subbing for Mr P.J. and Amy Carson who will be subbing for Carla West today.


October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM.


October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects


October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School 


Upcoming November Dates


November 4 - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School - 4 PM


November 8 - Picture Retake day


November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Windham Update - October 11, 2019

posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:41 AM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 11, 2019

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




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



On Monday, Sally’s friend Mary Fraser, spent some time with the students in the afternoon teaching them how to weave fish! We hope she finds a time to return to us later in the school year to teach us another basket weaving activity. On Wednesday, Betsy Thomason returned and made another book with the students in Sally’s class.


Green Mountain Orchards - Thank you to the following volunteers who will be assisting us getting the Windham students to Green Mountain Orchards next Wednesday: Jan & Ralph Wyman, Rory Rosselot, Antje Ruppert, Stormie Gordon, Jill Devine, Lisa Beshay, Susan Persa and Amy Carson. All staff and volunteers please arrive at Windham Elementary at 11:00 AM; we will plan to leave Windham Elementary at 11:15 AM so that we can have lunch at the orchard at noon. We will then participate in the activities that the orchard will have planned for us. All students will be either driven home or will return back to school for after-school care. Please let Sara know if your student will need after-school care after the Orchard trip, so that we can make sure they are dropped off at Windham Elementary and not at your home.


Ukulele practice will be THURSDAY, October 17th, next week after school and NOT Tuesday, October 15th because of parent conferences on Tuesday. It will be important for any children who are performing at the Harvest Festival (see below) on Sunday, October 20th to attend this rehearsal.


The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival behind the West Townshend Country Store on Sunday, October 20th. There will be cider pressing, kid’s activities, a potluck and a pig roast! The event goes from 12-4:00 PM. The Windham Ukulele Players have been invited to play at the event around 1:45 PM. Children who have just started this year, may not be ready to perform quite yet, but Sally is hoping any returning musicians can join the Windham Ukulele Players. Please let Sally know ASAP if your child can participate - snewton@windhamschool.org.


If you lose your weekly newsletters - you can now visit the Windham Elementary School page and find the most up to-date and past newsletters - http://www.windhamschool.org/.


REMINDER - The United Way of Windham County is gearing up for the Kids in Coats Fund (KIC) for the 2019 season to help Windham County families access winter outerwear for their children.  The application that went home with your students two weeks ago is what I will need your family to fill out and return to me by NEXT FRIDAY, October 18th so that I can submit all applications online to the United Way by their deadline. Kids in Coats is for children that live in Windham County age 0 through grade 6. A lottery system will be used among eligible families, as needed, based on the available resources. Applications must be COMPLETE and signed in order to be eligible for consideration.


Upcoming October Dates


October 14th - No School - Columbus Day


October 15th - Early Release - NO AFTER SCHOOL OR UKULELE PRACTICE this day. School dismissed at 12:00 PM - There will be two bus runs on Tuesday, as usual. The first bus run will leave at 12:00 PM  to North Windham and then return to school to begin the South run approx. 12:30 PM. If you plan on picking up your student, please plan on being here at noon.


October 16th - All school Green Mountain Orchard field trip. Volunteers please plan on arriving at Windham Elementary at 11 AM to begin loading cars with students for a 11:15 AM departure.


October 17th - Ukulele practice will be on this day, Thursday, because of Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday. It will be important for any children who are performing at the Harvest Festival on the 20th to attend this rehearsal.


October 20th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.


October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM.


October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects


October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School 


Windham Updates - October 4, 2019

posted Oct 9, 2019, 11:54 AM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

October 4, 2019

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


Today was the first Mighty Acorn trip for the Kindergarten and First Graders. Gail Wyman and Sara took the 6 students and we spent the morning exploring and talking about the fall season. The students collected materials as we hiked to the special area behind the Grafton Nature Museum where they then used those materials and made their own artistic creations or fairy houses for us all to look at. Our next trip will be November 1st!


Thank you to those that helped to stock our breakfast items again and for Jill Devine for stocking up our apple supply again. With the arrival of colder weather we would love to add Oatmeal to our menu for the students. Anyone out and about this weekend and grabs a large container of oats we will begin to add it into our morning rotation.


Please check your students back-packs for two notices that went home. One is from Jorda Daigneault, the school nurse, which talks about when you should keep your child home from school and the other is more information about the winter sports program and the transportation plans for each student to get to their selected activity.


Betsy Thomason visited Sally’s class on Wednesday afternoon and discussed what it means to be an author of a book and introduced everyone to the accordion book. Each student then spent time making their own accordion book on a subject of their choice. Betsy will be back next week and will discuss with Sally’s class another type of book that they will then be able to create. 


Picture day is WEDNESDAY! Reminder you can either pay for your pictures on-line or send in to school the picture form envelope with payment that I will be sure to hand to Geskus when they take your student’s pictures on Wednesday.


Fall weather is upon us and it is really important that each student comes prepared to school and the farm with a warm coat, gloves and a hat. Thursday and Friday weather was damp and in the 40’s and many of the students did not come prepared for playing 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!


Green Mountain Orchards. Sara will need to RSVP our final numbers to the Orchard by Friday, October 11th, so that the Orchard can plan for our arrival on the 16th. Currently she has the following family members signed up to volunteer: Jan & Ralph Wyman, Rory Rosselot and Amy Carson. We are short a couple of drivers, so if you were planning on coming with us and have not let Sara know, please contact her via email or call the school at 874-4159 to let her know you will be coming and how many students you can take in your car.


Ticks, knowing that they come a bit more active this time of year, we have asked the students to not be playing in the maze behind the playground. Please be aware that even though the weather is getting colder, ticks continue to remain active and to make it a routine to check your family for ticks if you find yourselves in the woods or gardens this time of year.



Upcoming October Dates


October 7th - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School at 4 PM - agenda below


October 9th - Picture Day at Windham Elementary School - Geskus Picture info went home 9/20/19 with your children. Windham Volunteer Fire Department here in the AM doing a demonstration for Fire Prevention Week. Craig Bailes will be subbing for Mr. PJ for the day.


October 14th - No School - Columbus Day


October 15th - 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 16th - All school Green Mountain Orchard field trip - RSVP to Sara if attending


October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM


October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School


Current Newsletter

posted Oct 24, 2018, 8:24 AM by Admin Windham   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 11:53 AM by Sara Wunderle ]

Your current Windham Elementary School Newsletter (generally updated weekly) can be found here. Thank you, and have a wonderful school year!

June 8, 2018

posted Jun 7, 2018, 10:57 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

June 8, 2018

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

 

 

Mr. PJ has been advised by the superintendent to remind you all that picture taking at the end of the year picnic should only be done with permission from the people you are taking pictures of.  Some students, as well as some adults, may not want to or be allowed to be photographed.  If you do get permission to take a picture, please ask if the subjects are okay with that picture being shared, if you plan to post it to some sort of social media.  Thank you for considering others if you plan to take any pictures at our year end picnic.  This is always a wonderful event for the staff, students and families to end the school year with.  

Our Spring Concert and Art celebration will be Monday, June 11 at 6:30.  We will have a lot of art work the children have created here at school. If children have art work they took home or did at home, including the cloth bags they made, they are welcome to bring it in on Monday to display.

The school Field Day will be on Wednesday June 13 after lunch.  It is usually a big water game time. Change of clothes for after would be nice.

Please help your child collect some sponsors/pledges for Heifer International. The Walk-A-Thon is next Thursday the 14th from 9:30 to 11:30. There will be water stations for the kids to get drinks along the way. Can anyone send in popsicles or watermelon for the kids when they are done with their walk??

 Friday, June 15, Mrs. Kehoe and Mr. PJ will be taking his class to the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in the AM. They will meet us on the Townshend Green to have a picnic lunch from the Townshend Country Store. After lunch we will be going to sing at Valley Cares. South end kids will be home early with the high school kids, but we will remind you again as the time gets closer.

On Monday, June 18, there will be an awards ceremony for our students during all school meeting in the morning. Then we will spend time picking up and cleaning rooms.

Tuesday, June 19 is the last day of school. As always we will be going to Hapgood Pond. Leaving at 9:15.  School is over at noon time for anyone who cares to leave. I will be sending out a list of foods needed for the picnic.

June 1, 2018

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:12 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

June 1, 2018

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

 

 

From now through year end the newsletter will be a calendar of upcoming events:

Thursday, June 7, we leave at 11:30 to go to the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro. We will be driving in cars and will drop students off on the way home. Pack your child a picnic lunch and plenty of juice, or water especially if it is hot. Important: We will be staying there until 3:00.  So children will not arrive home until around 3:45.

The kindergartners will go to the Grafton Nature Museum Friday, June 8, in the morning. This month’s program is water and all the benefits we derive from water.   Make sure your kids wear their water boots and perhaps bring along a change of clothes.

Our Spring Concert and Art celebration will be Monday, June 11 at 6:30.

The school Field Day will be on Wednesday June 13 after lunch.  It is usually a big water game time. Change of clothes for after would be nice.

Thursday, June 14 is our Walkathon. It will be 9:30 to 11:30. There will be water stations for the kids to get drinks along the way.

 Friday, June 15, Mrs. Kehoe and Mr. PJ will be taking his class to the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in the AM. Then, on the same day after lunch we will be going to Valley Cares by bus. South end kids will be home early with the high school kids, but we will remind you again as the time gets closer.

Monday, June 18, is cleanup day in the rooms and an Awards ceremony late morning.

Tuesday, June 19 is the last day of school. As always we will be going to Hapgood Pond. Leaving at 9:30.  School is over at noon time for anyone who cares to leave. I will be sending out a list of foods needed for the picnic.

May 25, 2018

posted May 25, 2018, 6:52 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 25, 2018

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

 

 

Our spring concert and Art celebration will be Monday, June 11 at 6:30.

The first Farmers’ Market in West Townshend is tonight May25th. The ukulele players have been invited to play at around 6:15. Their performance will be followed by a May Pole Dance. All are welcome to participate. If your child will be playing ukulele, please let Sally know. Thanks.

We exchanged the old flags at the cemetery for new ones this week. Before the kids leave for the cemetery they are instructed on why they are doing this.

Wednesday was a fun day with next year’s kindergartners here for the day. They were all glad to be here and the other kids in Sally’s class showed them the ropes of how things are done. Playground time went well with the kids trying the merry go round, sandbox, swings and the slide. Perfect breezy day with hardly any bugs

We will be going swimming at the Springfield Recreation Center Friday, June 1. We will leave here at nine and return here by noon. Is anyone available to drive????

On Thursday June 7, the entire school will go to the Retreat Farm. We will leave at 11:30, eating lunch right after we arrive. Apparently it is now larger and better than ever with new hiking trails. We are looking for a few drivers.

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