Windham Updates

Windham Updates - May 27, 2022

posted by Sara Wunderle   [ updated ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 27, 2022

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

 

 


Dress-up Days for Spring Fling week!

 

When we return to school following the Memorial Day holiday we hope that each student will participate in our Spring Fling week! Below are the dress-up day’s we have scheduled!

 

Tuesday - May 31 - Red/White and Blue Day

 

Wednesday - June 1 - Mr. PJ’s Favorite Color Day (wear as much PURPLE as you can!)

 

Thursday - June 2 - Sports Jersey or Team Shirt

 

Friday - June 3 - Beach/Tourist Day

 

Hiring Complete!

With the exciting announcement of our new K-2 teacher, Natalie Beckstrom last week, we wanted to introduce our new Administrative Assistant for the 2022-23 school year this week! Please welcome Bridget Corby! We are so excited to have her in this role at WES! 

 

School Garden

Thanks to the amazing Friends of the Windham Schoolhouse volunteers our school gardens are coming along! On Thursday the students planted an additional small flower bed!

 

Mighty Acorns - Inspecta Insecta

On what turned out to be one of our first HOT spring days, the K-1 students learned all about insects as part of the Mighty Acorns program at the Grafton Nature Museum. The students learned about our 6 legged friends and then were able to use lots of fun tools and collect some to share with the group at the end. We look forward to our last Mighty Acorn on June 10th - Pond Habitat Exploration. All K-1 students should be prepared to wear their muck boots and bug spray this day!

 

June 4th - Playdate at the Playhouse

Please make sure that you return the RSVP playdate at the playhouse forms that were sent home last week (and again this week if we have not received them back) so that Weston can plan accordingly. Just check the IS or IS NOT area on the form and send it back to the school.

 

For any students who have ball games or other commitments on June 4, the best time to come to this event is between 12 - 1pm because that's when Theresa will be leading superhero fabulousness, songs and pep rally etc.

 

A reminder that the entire event is outside on the Green, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Parents/guardians are expected to remain with their child for the duration of the event, unless teachers have arranged guardians. 

 

Last Student Day - June 16th

Our last student day will be Thursday, June 16th and a half day. Weather depending, and finding a lifeguard we would like to  spend it at Hapgood Pond. We would plan on leaving the school at 9 AM and be at Hapgood Pond until 12:00 PM. We are hoping that all families can attend this end of year celebration. We would like to provide a potluck lunch for everyone attending. 

 

 

Food and Beverage Item suggestions include:

 

Cheese

Wraps

Mayo

Mustard

Watermelon

Lettuce

Lemonade

Dessert
Paper plates

Napkins

Paper Cups

Silverware

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Sara - swunderle@windhamcentral.org with the number of people in your family that are hoping to attend along with the item(s) you would like to contribute to the picnic.  If anyone has any leads on lifeguards that can do outdoor water (non-pool) areas that would be great!

June 2022 Dates:


June 2nd  - LAST Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM and Spring Concert 6:00 PM


June 4th - Family Playdate at the Weston Playhouse - 12-3 PM


June 10th - Mighty Acorns - Pond Habitat Exploration - K/1 class


June 16th - Last student day (half day) at Hapgood Pond


Windham Updates - May 20, 2022

posted May 20, 2022, 5:25 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 20, 2022, 5:26 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 20, 2022

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

 

 

Windham Elementary welcomes Natalie Beckstrom!

 

 

 

Compass School Visits

Ron Boslun along with two of his senior Compass School students, provided some storytelling adventures to our students on a rainy Thursday afternoon! The kids had a great time participating, singing and laughing along to their antics!

 

 

 

Food Service

The Windham Elementary School Board is seeking a volunteer to be the point person for future food service conversations. Please contact Board Chair, Beth McDonald at 219woodburn@gmail.com.


June 4th - Playdate at the Playhouse

Please make sure that you return the RSVP playdate at the playhouse forms that were sent home last week (and again this week if we have not received them back) so that Weston can plan accordingly. Just check the IS or IS NOT area on the form and send it back to the school.

 

For any students who have ball games or other commitments on June 4, the best time to come to this event is between 12 - 1pm because that's when Theresa will be leading superhero fabulousness, songs and pep rally etc.

 

A reminder that the entire event is outside on the Green, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Parents/guardians are expected to remain with their child for the duration of the event, unless teachers have arranged guardians. 

 

Last Student Day - June 16th

Our last student day will be Thursday, June 16th and a half day. Weather depending, and finding a lifeguard we would like to  spend it at Hapgood Pond. We would plan on leaving the school at 9 AM and be at Hapgood Pond until 12:00 PM. We are hoping that all families can attend this end of year celebration. We would like to provide a potluck lunch for everyone attending. 

 

 

Food and Beverage Item suggestions include:

 

Cheese

Wraps

Mayo

Mustard

Watermelon

Lettuce

Lemonade

Dessert
Paper plates

Napkins

Paper Cups

Silverware

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Sara - swunderle@windhamcentral.org with the number of people in your family that are hoping to attend along with the item(s) you would like to contribute to the picnic.  If anyone has any leads on lifeguards that can do outdoor water (non-pool) areas that would be great!


May 2022 Dates:


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day

June 2022 Dates:


June 2nd  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM and Spring Concert 6:00 PM


June 4th - Family Playdate at the Weston Playhouse - 12-3 PM


June 9th - LAST Meadows Bee Farm trip 8:00 AM


June 10th - Mighty Acorns - Pond Habitat Exploration - K/1 class


June 16th - Last student day (half day) at Hapgood Pond


Windham Updates - May 13, 2022

posted May 13, 2022, 5:11 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 13, 2022, 5:12 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 13, 2022

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

 

 

Kindness Campaign and Friends of the Windham Schoolhouse

Wednesday afternoon the kids worked with the Kindness Campaign Team and the Friends of the Windham Schoolhouse group to paint some kindness rocks as well as make some signs to post around Windham to promote keeping our community clean and trash free! The wood to make the signs was generously donated by Michael Calabrese and Michael Donahue. The labor and time to put the signs together was donated by Michael Donahue. Keep a look out around the neighborhood for these colorful reminders to keep our community free of litter!

 

 

Last Student Day - June 16th

Our last student day will be Thursday, June 16th and a half day. Weather depending, and finding a lifeguard we would like to  spend it at Hapgood Pond. We would plan on leaving the school at 9 AM and be at Hapgood Pond until 12:00 PM. We are hoping that all families can attend this end of year celebration. We would like to provide a potluck lunch for everyone attending. 

 

Food and Beverage Item suggestions include:

 

Turkey

Ham

Cheese

Wraps

Mayo

Mustard

Chips

Watermelon

Lettuce

Pickles

Apple Juice

Lemonade

Dessert

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Sara - swunderle@windhamcentral.org with the number of people in your family that are hoping to attend along with the item(s) you would like to contribute to the picnic.  If anyone has any leads on lifeguards that can do outdoor water (non-pool) areas that would be great!


May 2022 Dates:


May 17th - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 19th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day 


June 2022 Dates:


June 2nd  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM and Spring Concert 6:00 PM


June 4th - Family Playdate at the Weston Playhouse - 12-3 PM


June 9th - LAST Meadows Bee Farm trip 8:00 AM


June 10th - Mighty Acorns - Pond Habitat Exploration - K/1 class


June 16th - Last student day (half day) at Hapgood Pond


Windham Updates - May 6, 2022

posted May 5, 2022, 3:42 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 5, 2022, 3:43 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 6, 2022

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

 

 

Green-Up Day

Saturday May 7th is Green-Up Day here in Vermont. The Town Hall has bags out by the front door. Mark where you will be doing the green-up in Windham and leave full bags along the roadsides for pick-up.

 

Farm Thursday’s

Please make sure your students come to farm with appropriate footwear. Yesterday we had many students arrive with sneakers on. Farm is muddy and lots of animal manure that they walk through. Muck or rain boots are the best footwear on these days. If they need to pack an additional pair of sneakers to wear outside during the school day, then that is fine. But we had a few ruined pairs of shoes from yesterday’s farm trip. Thank you!

 

We did have some time with all the baby lambs and got to hold them and see them play out on the structure the farm crew built for them.

 

Last Student Day - June 16th

Our last student day will be Thursday, June 16th and a half day. Weather depending, and finding a lifeguard we would like to  spend it at Hapgood Pond. We would plan on leaving the school at 9 AM and be at Hapgood Pond until 12:00 PM. We are hoping that all families can attend this end of year celebration. We would like to provide a potluck lunch for everyone attending. 

 

Food and Beverage Item suggestions include:

 

Turkey

Ham

Cheese

Hummus

Wraps

Mayo

Mustard

Chips

Watermelon

Carrot sticks

Lettuce

Pickles

Apple Juice

Lemonade

Dessert

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Sara - swunderle@windhamcentral.org with the number of people in your family that are hoping to attend along with the item(s) you would like to contribute to the picnic.  If anyone has any leads on lifeguards that can do outdoor water (non-pool) areas that would be great!


May 2022 Dates:


May 12th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 13th - Mighty Acorns - Inspecta Insecta - K/1 class


May 17th - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 19th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day 


June 2022 Dates:


June 2nd  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM and Spring Concert 6:00 PM


June 4th - Family Playdate at the Weston Playhouse - 12-3 PM


June 9th - LAST Meadows Bee Farm trip 8:00 AM


June 10th - Mighty Acorns - Pond Habitat Exploration - K/1 class


June 16th - Last student day (half day) at Hapgood Pond


Windham Updates - April 29, 2022

posted Apr 28, 2022, 4:09 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 28, 2022, 4:10 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 29, 2022

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

 


Sneakers for Ukraine

Jocelyn’s Girl Scout troop is collecting sneakers for Ukraine. Please send in with your students any old sneakers you would like to help with their collection. The box will be picked up THIS Thursday, May 5th. Thank you!

 

 

Tools & Maintenance Badge

Your students earned another amazing badge from Meadows Bee Farm this week! They have learned how to identify, use and how to take care of certain tools that can help run a farm smoothly. Their culminating project was their boot jacks that they brought home this week! We are looking forward to seeing what the last six weeks at MBF has in store for all of us.

 

 

Hero Project

Theresa Kloos, an artist in residence from Weston Playhouse will be coming to WES for a school residency for 5 weeks of Friday’s in May and June. Students will invent and embody their favorite hero/heroine by portraying them in songs, scenes and/or dances. A safe and joyful environment will be provided for all students for them to develop their singing, dancing and acting skills while promoting listening, collaboration, communication and a great sense of fun. The focus will be on exploring the creative process rather than focusing on a finished product. There will be a playdate at the playhouse on Saturday, June 4th on the Weston Village Green, rain or shine, from 12-3 PM.

  • Voluntary participation for all students and families and teachers.

  • There will be a superhero fashion show, pep rally and parade during the event, plus games, activities, crafts and more. 

  • RAIN DATE: We will postpone if absolutely necessary, to a date TBD.

  • Costume for the day: same color t-shirts of choice (to help your school stand apart from others), power packs, flashlights and cardboard gadgets TBD

Thanks to generous family donors at Weston Playhouse this program is offered free of charge to our school. A photo release form is going home to sign and return before May 6th.


Spring Concert June 2nd

Please mark your calendars for June 2nd at 6:00 PM for a Spring Concert! The WES students have been working hard all year with Ms. Sally and Ms. Ullman in their weekly music classes. Everyone is excited to share their musical talents with family. 

 

Last Student Day - June 16th

Our last student day will be Thursday, June 16th and a half day. Weather depending, and finding a lifeguard we would like to  spend it at Hapgood Pond. We would plan on leaving the school at 9 AM and be at Hapgood Pond until 12:00 PM. We are hoping that all families can attend this end of year celebration. We would like to provide a potluck lunch for everyone attending. 

 

Food and Beverage Item suggestions include:

 

Turkey

Ham

Cheese

Hummus

Wraps

Mayo

Mustard

Chips

Watermelon

Carrot sticks

Lettuce

Pickles

Apple Juice

Lemonade

Dessert

 

Please RSVP to Ms. Sara - swunderle@windhamcentral.org with the number of people in your family that are hoping to attend along with the item(s) you would like to contribute to the picnic.  If anyone has any leads on lifeguards that can do outdoor water (non-pool) areas that would be great!


May 2022 Dates:


May 5th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 12th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 13th - Mighty Acorns - Inspecta Insecta - K/1 class


May 17th - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 19th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day 


June 2022 Dates:


June 2nd  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM and Spring Concert 6:00 PM


June 4th - Family Playdate at the Weston Playhouse - 12-3 PM


June 9th - LAST Meadows Bee Farm trip 8:00 AM


June 10th - Mighty Acorns - Pond Habitat Exploration - K/1 class


June 16th - Last student day (half day) at Hapgood Pond


Windham Updates - April 15, 2022

posted Apr 14, 2022, 2:55 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 14, 2022, 2:56 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 15, 2022

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

 


Spring Concert June 2nd

Please mark your calendars for June 2nd at 6:00 PM for a Spring Concert! The WES students have been working hard all year with Ms. Sally and Ms. Ullman in their weekly music classes. Everyone is excited to share their musical talents with family. 

 

Spring Weather

Having fun out on the playground in the beautiful spring weather that has finally arrived! The grounds are looking good, so students are welcome to wear sneakers out on the playground. We do ask though, that if they only have one pair of sneakers, that they have a pair of slippers at school to change into after playing outside. This helps to keep the wear and tear to our carpets to a minimum with dirt/mud. Mornings are still chilly, so please make sure they have a jacket to wear for morning recess. 

 



BMAC

On Monday, April 11th the upper grade students went to the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center for the third and final time this year.  The students viewed sculptures by Roberto Visiani that were made entirely out of cardboard.  Also, they viewed an exhibit with auditory recollections to accompany the art around the room.  Finally, they all made some art with the teaching artist related to the images they were viewing.  



Friends of the Windham Schoolhouse

Below are some events/activities that the Friends of Windham Schoolhouse have been involved with for WES.


  • Picnic Tables

Thank you to Ginny & David Crittenden for donating the picnic table from the Congregational Church as well as to Chris Wocell of Alpen Woodworks for two picnic tables that the Friends of the Windham Schoolhouse will be fundraising funds to cover the cost of them.



  • Easter Egg Hunt

On Wednesday at the end of the school day, the WES students were treated to a special surprise. Thanks to some amazing volunteers, the students were able to go on their own Easter Egg hunt before spring break! Thank you to Cate Kelley and Sarah Peck who made beautiful Easter baskets for the kids. The goodies were donated and put together by Gail Wyman, Jan Wyman, Stormie Gordon, Betsy Huffman, Sarah Peck, Cate Kelley, the Pelton family.




  • Raised Garden Beds

WES will once again have garden beds thanks to some special community members and their donations and time. Special thanks goes to: Amos Newton who donated the lumber,  Richard Pare with donated topsoil, Meadows Bee Farm and Carolyn & Alan Partridge are donating composted manure, and Ginny Critendon & Sally Newton are helping the kids start plants. John Beagan, Sarah Peck, Jeff Riley, Ron Kelley, Michael Pelton and Sally Newton are donating their time to  build the raised beds on Friday, April 15th after school.


Stratton Foundation - Kicks4VTKids

A huge thank you to the Stratton Foundation for their Kicks4Kids program. Thanks to some amazing donors, and their partnership with Shoes That Fit and Bombas, our students were able to receive a new pair of sneakers and socks to welcome the Spring season. We had a few students that grew a bit from the initial measurements, but by mid-May everyone should be enjoying their new sneakers!




April 2022 Dates:


April 18-22nd - April Vacation


April 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM



May 2022 Dates:


May 5th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 10th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


May 12th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 13th - Mighty Acorns - Inspecta Insecta - K/1 class


May 17th - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 19th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day 


Windham Updates - April 1, 2022

posted Mar 31, 2022, 3:34 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 31, 2022, 3:44 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 1, 2022

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

 

 

Bus Route

 

The bus route will return to NORMAL bus stops and pick-up/drop-off times as of Monday, April 4th. Thank you to all the families who accommodated the change in the bus route due to the road conditions.

 

 

Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc. - Campfire Social

 

The first event held by the Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc. was a wonderful success. Photos below were shared by participants of last weekend’s campfire social. Plans are being discussed for a possible Easter Egg hunt as the next event.

 

 

Montshire Museum

The WES students and chaperones that attended had a fabulous time at the Montshire Museum last Friday. Mickey and I are so grateful to each chaperone that was able to take time out of their busy schedules to make this trip happen. 






Meadows Bee Farm


Thanks to the amazing staff at Meadows Bee Farm for the time they spend with our students. Two weeks ago, they did a project as part of Team Kindness to make kindness mobiles. Each student made three parts to their mobile: their name, one thing they have done to be kind to others and something they like about themselves. The students also have been spending some time at the farm on Thursday’s to make boot jacks as part of their tools badge! 





April 2022 Dates:


April 7th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 11th - 2-4th graders visit Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


April 12th - School Board Meeting 6 PM & Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


April 14th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 18-22nd - April Vacation


April 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 2022 Dates:


May 5th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 10th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


May 12th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 13th - Mighty Acorns - Inspecta Insecta - K/1 class


May 17th - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 19th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 26th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


May 30th - No School - Memorial Day 


Windham Updates - March 25, 2022

posted Mar 24, 2022, 2:00 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 24, 2022, 2:01 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 25, 2022

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

 

 

 

Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc. - Campfire Social

Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at Windham Elementary School from 4-6 PM the Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc will be holding a Campfire Social. They will have roasted snacks, hot beverages, Gamelon, singing and lots of fun.  So come sit by the fire and enjoy the transition into Spring with our community. 

 

Please check out our website http://www.Friends-of-the-Windham-Schoolhouse.com

 

The website is able to take donations at this time and will continue to be updated as our organization grows.  We all look forward to doing more for all of the children in our community.  

 

Hope to see you THIS Saturday 3/26/2022 between 4pm-6pm

 

TDI Summer Camp 2022

 

Parents and teachers--do you have an advanced, gifted, or creative child, entering grades 4-9, who would love to have fun with intellectual peers this summer, while exploring a wide variety of topics?  Consider sending them to the Talent Development Institute (TDI Summer Camp) 2022!  A sample of our classes includes: Computer Game Design, Explorers of Gem Hollow, Case of the Green Ping Pong Ball, Simulating Chaos, Clowning Around, Gravity-Powered Catapults, Movie Making, TDI Puppet Show, Fake News and Propaganda, Model UN-der the Sea, Vaximake, and Discover BioPlastics, Rube Goldberg Machines, Writing and Laughing, and Improvise!  This summer, TDI Summer Camp will once again (after a couple of summers of virtual programming) take place on the beautiful campus of Northern Vermont University, Johnson, Vermont.  Students may come for one or two weeks, June 19-25 and/or June 26-July 2, 2022.  There are overnight and commuter options, and partial scholarships are available. For more information, go to https://tdivermont.org/ or contact info@tdivermont.org.

 

Lucy Bogue, Co-Director

TDI Summer Camp

Talent Development Institute

 

P.O. Box 568

Colchester, VT 05446

802-658-9941

lucy@tdivermont.org

www.tdivermont.org    

 

The Talent Development Institute is under the umbrella of the Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with the mission of affirming, educating, and supporting Vermont's gifted and talented youth and their families.  We welcome participants and staff of all colors, creeds, ethnicities, nationalities, orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Kindergarten Registration

Any child that will be the age of 5 by January 1st, 2023 is eligible to register for Kindergarten. Please have any families that you know of in the community to reach out to Sara so she can send the registration form to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. Ideally we would like to have all children registered by March 31st.


March 2022 Dates:


March 26th - Campfire Social at Windham Elementary School from 4-6 PM. Sponsored by the Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc.


March 31st - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 2022 Dates:


April 7th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 11th - 2-4th graders visit Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


April 12th - School Board Meeting 6 PM & Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


April 14th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 18-22nd - April Vacation


April 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


Windham Updates - March 18, 2022

posted Mar 18, 2022, 4:53 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 18, 2022, 5:09 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 18, 2022

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

 

 


The first day of Spring arrives Sunday and with that warmer temperatures will return gradually. Please continue to send your students in with snow gear (since we still have snow on the ground) and boots! Mud season will soon be upon us and if the playground remains wet we would like them to wear boots and change into their sneakers for school. Once the “mud season” passes, we can return to wearing sneakers to and from school and they can wear slippers during the class day. Hats and mittens are also important for the morning recess since temps are still chilly first thing in the morning.


Ms. Sara

A new opportunity has opened up for Ms. Sara for next school year and therefore will not be returning to Windham Elementary School for 2022-2023.  The news was shared at the board meeting Tuesday night and with the students Wednesday morning. Ms. Sara is sad to have to say goodbye, but is so thankful for the trust, love and support by all the staff, students, parents and community members during her time here at Windham. As many of you know, she came to us after leaving Circus Smirkus after 15 years. In the circus culture, you never say good-bye, but “see you down the road.” Ms. Sara looks forward to finishing the school year with the Windham students with lots of laughter, fun and continued learning to have them ready for their next teacher.

 

Montshire Museum Trip - Friday March 25th

Parent volunteers will be receiving information about our trip on Friday to Montshire Museum next week. Students should plan to wear their Team Kindness tie-dyed t-shirts on the trip as a way for the museum to identify us while we are walking around. We will depart the school at 8:45 AM to arrive in time for us to participate in a whole group science lesson about Rollaways. Using tubes and tunnels, students will explore force and motion to create large rollways. During the workshop, they will have many opportunities to problem solve, build and work with others to create interesting and exciting routes for their marble led by staff at the Montshire Museum. Students will then be grouped with each chaperone to be able to explore the museum and have lunch before we depart at 1:30 PM to be home in time for bus pick-up. The school will be covering the cost for this enrichment program.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


 

 

Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc. - Campfire Social

Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at Windham Elementary School from 4-6 PM the Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc will be holding a Campfire Social. They will have roasted snacks, hot beverages, Gamelon, singing and lots of fun.  So come sit by the fire and enjoy the transition into Spring with our community. 

 

Please check out our website http://www.Friends-of-the-Windham-Schoolhouse.com

 

The website is able to take donations at this time and will continue to be updated as our organization grows.  We all look forward to doing more for all of the children in our community.  

 

Hope to see you next Saturday 3/26/2022 between 4pm-6pm

 

 

Kindergarten Registration

Any child that will be the age of 5 by January 1st, 2023 is eligible to register for Kindergarten. Please have any families that you know of in the community to reach out to Sara so she can send the registration form to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. Ideally we would like to have all children registered by March 31st.


March 2022 Dates:


March 23rd - Last JISP day for the school year


March 24th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


March 25th - Montshire Museum Trip - Depart 8:45 AM


March 26th - Campfire Social at Windham Elementary School from 4-6 PM. Sponsored by the Friends of the Schoolhouse Inc.


March 31st - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 2022 Dates:


April 7th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 11th - 2-4th graders visit Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


April 12th - School Board Meeting 6 PM & Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


April 14th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 18-22nd - April Vacation


April 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


Windham Updates - March 11, 2022

posted Mar 10, 2022, 3:24 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 10, 2022, 3:25 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 11, 2022

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

 

 



The first day of Spring arrives Sunday and with that warmer temperatures will return gradually. Please continue to send your students in with snow gear (since we still have snow on the ground) and boots! Mud season will soon be upon us and if the playground remains wet we would like them to wear boots and change into their sneakers for school. Once the “mud season” passes, we can return to wearing sneakers to and from school and they can wear slippers during the class day. Hats and mittens are also important for the morning recess since temps are still chilly first thing in the morning.


Kindergarten Registration

Any child that will be the age of 5 by January 1st, 2023 are eligible to register for Kindergarten. Please have any families that you know of in the community to reach out to Sara so she can send the registration form to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. Ideally we would like to have all children registered by March 31st.


Montshire Museum Trip

Thank you to ALL the parent volunteers who have volunteered to drive to the Montshire Museum on Friday, March 25th. We are so excited to share this special trip with the students. We will depart the school at 8:45 AM to arrive in time for us to participate in a whole group science lesson led by staff at the Montshire Museum. Students will then be grouped with each chaperone to be able to explore the museum and have lunch before we depart at 1:30 PM to be home in time for bus pick-up. The school will be covering the cost for this enrichment program.


Hero Project Returns to WES
We are grateful to the Weston Theater Company and the Little Yellow House Studio to be able to have the Hero Project return to WES!In this school residency for ages 4-10, students invent and embody their favorite hero/heroine by portraying them in original scenes, songs, monologues, and/or dances. Teaching artists, Theresa Kloos and Susan Haefner will provide students with a safe and joyful inventive process, guiding students in developing their singing, dancing, and acting skills while promoting listening, collaboration, and communication–essential skills that can translate to students’ academic and personal success. The focus is on exploring the creative process rather than focusing solely on a finished product. Participating schools will be invited to participate in a culminating event for friends and family, Play Date at the Playhouse, on Weston’s Village Green in Weston, VT on Saturday, June 4, 12-3 pm. 


Stratton Foundation - ‘Shoes that Fit’

Spring is just around the corner, and the Stratton Foundation is delighted to once again be partnering with 'Shoes that Fit' to provide our WES children with the basic necessity of a pair of new sneakers and socks.

  

Thanks to the Stratton Foundation donors and a matching grant from the Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation, they are proud to extend this opportunity to 600 children across southern Vermont.  Now more than ever, they know that families are struggling to put food on the table and gas in the car, and this is their way of making sure that our communities' most vulnerable children are cared for.    


 

March 2022 Dates:


March 15th - School Board Meeting


March 16th - JISP


March 17th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM - Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences


March 23rd - Last JISP day for the school year


March 24th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


March 25th - Montshire Museum Trip - Depart 8:45 AM


March 31st - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 2022 Dates:


April 7th  - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 8th - K & 1st graders - Mighty Acorn trip to Grafton Nature Museum - All About Owls


April 11th - 2-4th graders visit Brattleboro Museum & Art Center


April 12th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM


April 14th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


April 18-22nd - April Vacation


April 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM


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