Windham Updates

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


Windham Updates - September 11, 2020

posted Sep 11, 2020, 2:52 PM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

September 11, 2020

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


The 2020-2021 school year has officially begun! Thank you to all our families, board members, and the Windham community for allowing our Windham students to return to WES for the start of the school year. Although we have to deal with the countless temperature checks, facial masks, and hand sanitization to begin our school year, every student and staff member has adapted wonderfully and there are times we all forget we are even wearing our masks!


Bryson (K), Tucker (1st), and Joceyln (1st) created name cards for their coat hooks.


Reminder - PLEASE return the manilla envelope with all the paperwork completed that went home with your student on Tuesday this week and return to Sara as soon as possible.


Kindergarten & 1st graders will be coming home with yellow folders that say HOME FOLDERS on them. These folders have one side that says Keep at Home and the other side that says Return to School. The materials that are on the home side, you can keep at home. It would include any announcements or school work the students have done in school that they want to share with you. The materials on the return to the school side should come back to school the next school day in the HOME FOLDERS.


Now that the ground is getting damp from the dew in the mornings; the students are coming in off the playground with wet dirty shoes. Please send in a second pair of shoes to keep in our entryway so that students can change out of their wet shoes and wear clean dry ones in the building. This avoids mud being tracked throughout the school on wet mornings. The indoor shoes can be slippers or another pair of sneakers or slip-on shoes.


Mrs. Carla West is our Physical Education teacher and she will be coming to WES on Tuesday’s and Friday’s for the students to have a physical education class. If your student’s indoor shoes (the ones they keep here at school) are NOT sneakers, please make sure they wear or have sneakers packed for Tuesday and Friday’s. Their clothing should also be adequate for running and moving around.


We are interested in taking the students to Green Mountain Orchards in the next few weeks for our annual apple picking trip. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the normal activities that we schedule with them (wagon ride, cider making demonstration) have been canceled, so we would just be going to pick apples. Mr. PJ and I will look at the calendar and will update everyone once we have a date & plan in place to go.


September Date Reminders:


Full-school days start Monday, September 14th. 


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.


We have heard back about the HVAC technicians and they are able to come to Windham this Wednesday, the 16th when the students will not be in school.  Thank you for being on hold in case we needed the students to be home for an extra day next week, but now that is not needed.


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 - March 13, 2020

posted Mar 13, 2020, 11:42 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 2:45 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 13, 2020

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



Please check your student’s backpack’s and folders for important COVID-19 letters updating the current status of school-related community gatherings and public events scheduled in the district's schools. As of 5:50 PM on 3/15/20, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision.   


2020 Lego Contest in Chester, VT - Saturday, March 14 - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus. Will not be rescheduled.


Last Day of School & COVID-19
Windham Elementary School had 3 full snow days; therefore our last day of school is currently set for June 15th. 


If the Vermont state/district chooses to close schools for a limited amount of time. That time period will be considered a school dismissal and not a school closure. A school dismissal is for when the school will stay open for staff members while the children stay home. By keeping the school open during a dismissal will allow teachers to develop and deliver lessons and materials remotely to maintain continuity of teaching and learning and allows other staff members to continue to provide services and help with additional response efforts. School dismissal days, since the students will still be getting educational instruction at home, will not need to be made up at the end of the year.


Breakfast Items

We are looking to supplement our breakfast pantry again. Items needed include:

Maple Syrup, Juice, Eggs, English Muffins, Frozen Berries for smoothies, Mini-Sausages and Yogurt


Stratton - Ski Through the Night - March 21-22

https://www.stratton.com/things-to-do/events/24-hours-of-stratton


2020 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
Saturday, April 4 at Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT. All Vermont students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate. State champions for each grade K through 6, plus Middle School and High School champions will be determined. Swiss pairing used. (No elimination - all players play each round). Register online or by mail. Check-in 8:30-9:30 AM, First games 10:00 AM. Full details and registration information at: http://www.vtchess.info or contact Mike Stidsberg, mike@vtchess.info, 802-223-1948


Talent Development Institute (TDI Summer Camp) 2020 - www.tdivermont.org


What: Summer camp meets academic institute! Celebrating 23 years! For advanced, gifted and creative students, entering grades 4-9, who want to have fun with peers while exploring a wide variety of topics, including the following sampling: Computer Game Design, The World Outside, Fabric Arts, Writing and Laughing, Rube Goldberg Machines, Almost History, Gravity-Powered Catapults, Gathering Magic and Powerful Podcasts! 


Where: Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT 


When: June 21-27 and/or June 28-July 4, 2020  - Overnight and Commuter options available


Upcoming March Dates


March 17  - School board meeting 4 PM - parents are encouraged to attend and be involved. Sara will be in touch if this meeting ends of being canceled, but as of 3/13 it is still ON!


March 19 - will be an Early Release day, Parent Teacher conferences will not be done in person, they should be done via email, telephone, Skype or Zoom and should be coordinated with your students teacher directly.


March 18 - JISP (weather dependent)


March 25 - Last JISP day (weather dependent)


Upcoming April Dates


April 3 - Mighty Acorns @ Grafton Nature Museum for K-1st graders


April 6 - School Board meeting 4 PM


April 20-24 - April Vacation

Windham Updates - March 6, 2020

posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:17 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 10:18 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 6, 2020

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



Snow Sculptures

With the spring temperatures last week, the snow was a perfect consistency for Sally’s class to enjoy an afternoon activity of building snow sculptures that consisted of zombies, horses, a unicorn and a dragon!



Farm Adventures

Spring is upon us, the greenhouse is blooming and the trees are tapped and sap is running!









Ukulele Players

The Windham School Strummers will be playing at Pizza Night at the West Townshend Country Store TONIGHT! They will start the musical set at 6 PM with a variety of songs and then will be followed by Ron BosLun who will play traditional and contemporary folk songs on guitar and the mandolin. Please make sure your student arrives between 5:30-5:45 PM to prepare for the performance at 6 PM.


Breakfast Items

We are looking to supplement our breakfast pantry again. Items needed include:

Juice, Bananas, Eggs, Mini-Bagels and Yogurt

 

Townshend Little League Association - Baseball/Softball Registration

Forms for registration will be sent home today and are due back on March 13th. Any questions on registration or are interested in coaching please contact Megan Richardson at 802-365-7343 or email - mrichardson@townshendschool.org.


Stratton - Ski Through the Night - March 21-22

https://www.stratton.com/things-to-do/events/24-hours-of-stratton


2020 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
Saturday, April 4 at Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT. All Vermont students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate. State champions for each grade K through 6, plus Middle School and High School champions will be determined. Swiss pairing used. (No elimination - all players play each round). Register online or by mail. Check-in 8:30-9:30 AM, First games 10:00 AM. Full details and registration information at: http://www.vtchess.info or contact Mike Stidsberg, mike@vtchess.info, 802-223-1948


Upcoming March Dates


March 11 - JISP


March 12 - 3rd-6th graders visit Latchis Theatre to see a production of “Peter & the Wolf”


March 18 - JISP


March 19 - Early Release (Parent-Teacher Conferences)


March 25 - Last JISP day


Windham Updates - February 14, 2020

posted Feb 14, 2020, 7:11 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Feb 14, 2020, 7:13 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

February 14, 2020

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

100th Day Celebration 

Hair ties, pennies, pretzels, scrabble pieces, dog food, popcorn kernels, scarlet runner beans, legos, mini dice, valentine hearts and a collection of pins were all represented at the 100th day celebration on February 11th. It was wonderful to see all the collections together and to see the kids sort and count by 5’s or 10’s to show that they did indeed bring in 100 items! In addition to seeing their collections, they took some time to do some projects using 100 items. Some include a town of 100 blocks, unifix cube trains of 100 cubes, and a book that will have 100 drawings (10 to a page)!

 



Appreciation Days
During the week of Valentine’s Day, the students pick a name of another student each morning and by the end of the day an appreciation card is constructed to be given to the student they chose. The appreciation cards are a way to show thanks and appreciation for a kind gesture, words or friendship that they have shared with one another during the school year so far. After the cards are made, they are put in the school mailbox and a younger and older student are selected to deliver the appreciation cards during the afternoon. It is a joy to watch the smiles and hugs that are given after the cards are delivered. It shows how such a simple thoughtful gesture can mean so much.



Bus Route 

Reminder, that starting Monday, February 24th, the AFTERNOON bus route will change. Kord will proceed to take the students that live on the SOUTH end of Windham Hill first, return back to school, and then pick up the students that reside on the NORTH end of Windham Hill to finish his route for the day. With the winter weather upon us, Kord is doing a wonderful job to ensure that all our students are getting to and from school safe and sound. Please remember that pick-up and drop-off times will vary and often be delayed due to what road conditions are like (snow/slush and frost heaves). Thank you all for your patience and understanding.


Ukulele

Ukulele will be on Thursday, February 27th when we return to school after February vacation instead of Tuesday that week. It will return back to normal schedule in March.


Kentucky

Sara will be gone February 26-28th to Louisville, Kentucky with her oldest daughter, Emily. Emily is a freshman musical theater student at Rider University in NJ who auditioned and was accepted to attend the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) to audition for 50-60 theaters that will be attending the conference looking for summer stock work. Since this is Emily’s first big conference, she asked Sara to accompany her to help with callbacks etc. In Sara’s absence, Cindy Kehoe, has graciously offered to be at school to help Sally & Mr PJ in her absence.


WinTerm

On February 27, the Compass School will be conducting its annual Winter Term of Community Service (WinTerm), during which their students and faculty do a wide variety of community service oriented projects in lieu of regular classes. One of the teachers at the Compass School, Ron Bos-Lun (Lydia Dutton’s grandfather) is bringing a group of students who do storytelling to entertain us. They typically do a blend of read-aloud or recitation by one or two storytellers with acting by a group of four to eight students. They generally include at least one tale that involves significant audience participation, and their performances are extremely well-received. Performances typically consist of stories from five to twenty minutes in length, with most groups receiving 30-40 minutes of enrichment, including a brief talk back session with our storytellers. They will eat a bag lunch with our students at lunch before their performance.


Harlem Rockets

We will have a special visit by the Harlem Rockets at Windham Elementary around noon on Friday, February 28th before their performance on Saturday, February 29th at 6 PM at the Leland & Gray main gym. The Harlem Rockets are a comedy basketball show geared to all ages. Adults: $15 Students/Children: $10 for their Saturday performance.



Upcoming February Dates


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 25  - NO UKULELE today - rescheduled for Thursday 27th


February 26 - JISP


February 27 - Ukulele after school and Compass WinTerm performance

February 28 - Harlem Rockets visit Windham Elementary 



Upcoming March Dates


March 1 - Inservice Day - No School


March 2 - No School


March 4 - NO JISP


March 6 - Mighty Acorn trip for K-1st graders


March 11 - JISP


March 12 - 3rd-6th graders visit Latchis Theatre to see a production of “Peter & the Wolf”


March 18 - JISP


March 19 - Early Release


March 25 - Last JISP day


Windham Updates - February 7, 2020

posted Feb 7, 2020, 11:27 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Feb 7, 2020, 11:28 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

February 7, 2020

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


100th Day Celebration - February 11th
With the two snow days this week, the hundredth day will now fall on Tuesday, February 11th. We all look forward to seeing the wide-range of 100 item collections that the younger students bring in to share. 

 

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. The students have reached another milestone in the number of beads they have received as a class. Depending on weather and conditions we are hoping for a sledding/skating party at the Kehoe’s on Friday, Feb 14th. We will confirm the details next week.


Breakfast items

Thank you for those that have helped to keep our fridge stocked! Here is what we are looking at needing to keep our shelves stocked for the last week before Feb vacation. (juice, mini-bagels, frozen sausage links or bacon, & frozen berries for smoothies).


Wild Wings

With the assistance of Ben & Amos as chaperones, Sally and I were able to take a trip to Wild Wings on Wednesday with some of the students that could attend. The weather was perfect and the kids enjoyed the cross-country skiing and the snacks donated by Jill and Lisa. Thank you to everyone who made this trip a success!




February Vacation Activity


Harlem Rockets

We will have a special visit by the Harlem Rockets at Windham Elementary around noon on Friday, February 28th before their performance on Saturday, February 29th at 6 PM at the Leland & Gray main gym. The Harlem Rockets are a comedy basketball show geared to all ages. Adults: $15 Students/Children: $10 for their Saturday performance.


Upcoming February Dates


February 12 - JISP


February 14 - Hold the date - Sledding/Skating at Kehoe’s in the morning weather dependent


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 25  - NO UKELELE today - rescheduled for Thursday 27th


February 26 - JISP


February 27 - Ukelele after school and Compass Minstrels plan to eat lunch and perform

February 28 - Harlem Rockets visit Windham Elementary 


Upcoming March Dates


March 1 - Inservice Day - No School


March 2 - No School


March 4 - NO JISP


March 6 - Mighty Acorn trip for K-1st graders


March 11 - JISP


March 12 - 3rd-6th graders visit Latchis Theatre to see a production of “Peter & the Wolf”


March 18 - JISP


March 19 - Early Release


March 25 - Last JISP day


Windham Updates - January 31, 2020

posted Jan 31, 2020, 10:20 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 31, 2020, 10:22 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

January 31, 2020

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



Snowshoe Hike


Thank you to Mr. B for the wonderful snowshoe hike on Monday to the stone bridge and for the popcorn and the amazing hot chocolate he shared with all of us afterwards.



JISP - Feburary 5th

There will be no JISP program through the school on Wednesday, Feb 5th due to the Stratton Mountain Demo Day. Parents if you still want to independently take your children to the mountain on this day you are free to come and pick them up at 11:30 AM. TENTATIVELY, due to weather conditions and chaperone availability, we would like to take the remaining students to Wild Wings on this day. We would plan on leaving the school at noon and ski until 2:30 PM. Please see email sent Thursday, January 30th by Sara for more information.


100th Day Celebration - February 7th
The hundredth day in the younger classroom is always an interesting day to observe. We all look forward to seeing the wide-range of 100 item collections that the students bring in to share. Macaroni, buttons, match box cars, soldiers, or dolls have been favorites in the past. Sally will be in touch with the younger student families with more instruction on the exaxt 100-day project by Monday. They will also participate in math activities, placing items into groups, counting and admiring the types of hundreds they come up with. 


Breakfast items

Thank you for those that have helped to keep our fridge stocked! Here is what we are looking at needing to keep our shelves stocked (pancake mix, juice, mini-bagels, yogurt, & frozen sausage links or bacon, frozen berries for smoothies).


Toys
We have been having an influx of toys being brought to school. The younger students should only be bringing in “toy” items on their share days. That item only comes out at share time and then is asked to be put back in their backpacks to be brought home. Please assist us in making sure your students are not bringing in stuffed animals, legos, toys etc to school if it is not their share day.


Grafton Winter Carnival

8th Annual Winter Carnival this Saturday, Feb 1st from 9 AM - 4 PM for a day filled with outdoor fun and adventure. Go tubing, skiing or snowshoeing...enjoy a sleigh ride and demo new equipment. Demo equipment will be available from Rossignol Skis, Dion Snowshoes, Nevitrek Snowshoes, Trackers Skishoes, and more... The outside fire will be ablaze for everyone to enjoy and The Grafton Inn will be serving food and beverages from 11am-3pm. Admission includes a trail pass, ski/snowshoe rental equipment (as available) and tubing hill access too!


Adults: $25
Youth: $20

5 & under: free


Meadows Bee Farm Summer Camp Info:



Upcoming February Dates


February 1 - Grafton Winter Carnival from 9 AM - 4 PM


February 3 - School Board meeting at Windham Elementary 4 PM


February 5 - NO school sponsored JISP program due to Stratton Ski Demo Day. Tentative Wild Wings trip for those not going to Stratton on their own from 12-2:30 PM dependant on weather and chaperone ability.


February 7 - 100th day of school!

  • Mighty Acorn program for K-1st graders will focus on winter, snow and snowplay. Snow pants, mittens, hats and winter boots will be needed.

  • BMAC trip for 5th & 6th graders in the AM


February 12 - JISP


February 17-21 - February Vacation - No School


February 26 - JISP

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

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