Windham Updates

Windham Updates - May 14, 2021

posted May 14, 2021, 7:36 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 14, 2021, 7:37 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 14, 2021

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

 

 

Mother’s Day Gifts

We hope our mother’s/grandmother’s enjoyed their cards, poems and flowers on Mother’s Day! Our students sure had a wonderful time creating their gifts and getting excited as the Zinnia seeds began to grow and develop. Thank you to Crystal Corriveau for the amazing donations of seeds, growing soil, starter pots and the flower pots!

 

 

 

Spring Fling June 1st - 4th

We are planning a Spring Fling dress up week for the students the first week of June. With Monday being the Memorial Day holiday, Mr. PJ and Ms. Sara thought it would be fun for the kids to have a fun week coming to school dressed up in a different theme each day.  Participation is certainly not mandatory, but we hope that each student will want to participate. Below are the days and associated themed-days:

 

 

Tuesday - June 1 - Crazy Hair Day

 

Wednesday - June 2 - Pajama Day

 

Thursday - June 3 - Inside Out and Backwards Day (clothing to be worn inside and/or backwards)

 

Friday - June 4 - Color Day (pick one color and try to wear all clothing in that color)

 

Hero Project Performance Scheduled!

 

 

Susan Haefner and the Windham Elementary Superheroes have been creating and acting their way towards their final performance of their Hero Project this month! Susan is now here Monday and Friday’s to prepare our Windham Superheroes for their performance debut. Please mark your calendars for May 28th at 11:00 AM. We are planning on having the performance inside, so if you are planning to attend, masks will be required. If you can please let Sara know if you plan to attend and how many in your family will be attending we can set chairs accordingly in the multi-purpose room. We plan on filming the performance for those that are unable to attend in person and will share the link once the video can be uploaded.

 

Hapgood Pond

June 14th is our final day of school. As a reminder it will be a half day and it will be spent at Hapgood Pond. We will 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@windhamschool.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. 

 

 

Herbal Medicine Badge Project #2

 

 

The second project - Calendula Infused Oil -  has been completed! The students took dried calendula flowers and placed them in small mason jars.  Olive oil was added to the flowers and now the jars will sit for two weeks as the flowers will infuse into the oil. In two weeks your students will be bringing home calendula infused oil to use as a salve on dry or eczema skin, lip balm, scrapes, sunburns or minor burns, pesky bug bites and rashes! The students learned that the calendula flower is an herb that can be easily grown at home and can grow quickly! It is a very versatile flower that can be used for body care, but also in the garden can keep bugs away and the petals can be a natural food-safe dye in foods to help color sauces. I personally am now going to add this amazing botanical to my garden now that I know all the amazing benefits you can get from it!

 

 

Tinker Crates - Pulley Power

 

These pictures are from the most recent Kiwi science crate the upper grade class worked on last week.  The students learned about simple machines, pulleys in particular, to build a crane that can actually be used to lift objects.  There was some history as well about the use of cranes in ancient cultures across the world.  The crane they built can now be modified into a two or three pulley configuration to show how increasing the load while decreasing the force can gain a greater mechanical advantage.  The students really enjoy these hands-on science projects that culminate in something tangible they can experiment with.  

 

 

Upcoming May/June Dates


May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM via ZOOM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Hero Project Presentation @ 11 AM - masks need to be worn


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 1st-4th - Spring Fling Dress-up Day’s


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond





Windham Updates - May 7, 2021

posted May 6, 2021, 4:37 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 6, 2021, 4:38 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 7, 2021

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

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing WES mother’s this weekend! 

 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

 

 

Mr. PJ, Ms. Sara, Ms. Sally, Mr. B, and Ms. Carla would like to thank our wonderful parents at WES for the amazing lunch on Wednesday. We had a wonderful hour spent with one another talking about all the many things that make Windham Elementary School so special as we enjoyed the amazing food! 

 

Herbal Medicine Badge

With our sewing badge #1 completed, Meadows Bee Farm dropped off our first project towards earning the Herbal Medicine Badge. Our first project was to make Honey Garlic Ferment. The students learned about the vegetable/herb - garlic. They learned that garlic is made up of cloves and how to remove the skins easily from each clove by smashing the cloves with a flat surface like a spatula. They then learned the difference between chopping and mincing the garlic and were taught or reminded how to properly use a knife before chopping their garlic for their medicinal honey garlic. The garlic and honey will ferment for two weeks and then then the students will bring their herbal medicine project #1 home for them and their families to enjoy!

 

 

National Poetry Month

April was National Poetry Month and Ms. Sally worked with some of our students last Friday to compose some wonderful poetry and illustrations. 

 

 

Emergency Broadband

 

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org. The EBB program will provide eligible households with discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands. It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households. Please consider sharing the link to the FCC general information web page on the program.  https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

 

Newbrook Elementary School Summer Camp July 1st -30th

 

Registration is now open for Newbrook Elementary School’s summer camp program that will run from July 1st-30th. If you would rather have a paper registration, please reach out to Kiley Boyd, Director of After School and Summer Programs for WCSU:

 

Email - kboyd@windhamcentral.org 

Cell phone is 802-246-7522

 

The registration form is online and the information can be found on their website: 

 

https://sites.google.com/windhamcentral.org/afterschool-summer/summer-camp-2021

 

COVID Updates as of Friday, April 30

 

Good news from the Vermont Department of Health and Gov. Scott. Masks are no longer required outside UNLESS 6 feet distance can't be maintained, or in a crowded area.  This is all possible because greater than 60% of eligible Vermont adults have been vaccinated and there has been a reduced number of + COVID cases in Vermont. 

 

Please remember to:

 

1. Stay home if you are unwell

2. Wear a mask per guidelines

3. Maintain 6 feet distance

4. Uncrowded places

5. Diligent hand hygiene

6. Get vaccinated if you are eligible

 

Upcoming May/June Dates


May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM via ZOOM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond





Windham Updates - April 30, 2021

posted Apr 29, 2021, 12:17 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 12:17 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 30, 2021

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

 

Earth Day & Green-Up Day

Reminder that May 1st is Green-Up Day here in Vermont. The Town Hall has bags out now, or you can pick them up at 9 AM on Saturday. Leave full bags along the roadsides for pick-up. This week, we focused on Earth Day and the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycling. Our friend the Lorax made an appearance to remind the students about why taking care of our planet is important. “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - The Lorax

 

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!


Sewing Badge Ceremony

On April 27th, each student received their Level #1 Sewing Badge. Each student had to fill out their sheets by circling all the skills and projects they had completed as part of the badge. They then presented their sheet and were then handed their badges. The students are now excited to start their next badge that will focus on herbal medicine. A huge thank you to Meadows Bee Farm for thinking of us and allowing our students to fill their winter months with this wonderful badge!


 

 

Outdoor Learning, Dandelions and Acorn Seeds

Outdoor learning resumed after April vacation with Ms. Sally and Mr. B once the weather cooperated. The shelter and surrounding area were cleaned, signs of Spring were witnessed and recorded in their nature notebooks and they built a fire pit and were able to cook sausages and apples to enjoy. Making dandelion crowns ended a very enjoyable day. Some of our acorn seeds that we planted 20 days ago are starting to show their sprouts!

 

 




New Playground!

Drumroll please! Mickey Parker-Jennings would like to announce that the Windham Elementary School will be receiving a new playground for the 2021-2022 school year! With the assistance of REAP grant funds, he has been able to work with BCI Burke Company to come up with the below playground design. Groundwork will begin the day after school gets out on June 15th to prepare the site. Anyone that has access to any large equipment such as an excavator, bulldozer, backhoe, or dump truck and can help with this process of removing the old equipment and preparing the grounds for installation, please contact Mickey at his email address - mparkerjennings@windhamcentral.org or by calling the school directly at 802-874-4159.  

 

 

 


Upcoming May/June Dates


May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM via ZOOM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond


June 15- Playground Removal Begins! 



Windham Updates - April 16, 2021

posted Apr 15, 2021, 7:30 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 15, 2021, 7:30 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 16, 2021

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

 

 

Spring Break - April 19-23

Enjoy your week with your students and we look forward to welcoming them back on Monday, April 26th to finish off the last 7 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year!

 

New Bus Schedule

The new bus schedule will start after April break. Leland and Gray students will be all going to school M, T, Th and Friday’s. There will no longer be separate cohorts. They will continue with remote Wednesday's, whereas Windham Elementary will be in person for all five days. The bus schedule can be found at the link below or is coming home with your student:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Y7bnkYG9dEU-1kqV_Qdsomoghb-dr6_/view?usp=sharing

School Board Meeting

Please note that the May school board meeting will be held on a new DAY and TIME. It will be Tuesday, May 18th at 6 PM. Sara will forward the details on how to attend the meeting along with the agenda as it gets closer.

 

Covid Protocol 

UPDATE - As of April 9, 2021

Travel Guidance has changed with the introduction of the Vermont Forward Plan. “No quarantine is required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.”

We recommend waiting to attend school until a negative test result is returned.


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming May/June Date

May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond



Windham Updates - April 9, 2021

posted Apr 8, 2021, 3:50 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 9, 2021, 6:09 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 9, 2021

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

 

Foraging Bag

The third and final sewing project, the foraging bag, was completed on Thursday! It has been wonderful to watch them become more confident in their sewing skills. They all have learned to thread a needle using a needle threader, pin fabric, learn the difference between the right and the wrong side of the fabric, and how to use the running and whip stitches when completing their projects. Thank you Meadows Bee Farm for thinking of us and allowing our students to fill their winter with these wonderful projects! Each student will receive their sewing badge #1 from Meadows Bee Farm before the end of the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Eggs & Oak Trees

The K-1 students and Ms. Sara had a fun time making Easter Eggs out of balloons, embroidery string, and white glue. Although they weren’t quite dry enough to send home before the Easter weekend, it was fun to come back to the classroom Monday morning to see how they turned out! 

 

Thank you to Ms. Sally for the donation of potting soil, cups, and sprouting acorns. With the start of the Spring season, we will be studying seed life cycles and this was a great way to begin! Lots more activities planned - stay tuned!

 


 

 

 

School Board Meeting

Please note that the May school board meeting will be held on a new DAY and TIME. It will be Tuesday, May 18th at 6 PM. Sara will forward the details on how to attend the meeting along with the agenda as it gets closer.

 

Spring Weather

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. 

 

Talent Development Institute

This is our second year offering our virtual Talent Development Institute. We are a summer camp/academic program for advanced and gifted students entering grades 4-9.   Held online M-F for two weeks: June 21-25 and June 28-July 2, 2021.   Morning and/or afternoon options are available for one or both weeks; the cost is $230 per morning or afternoon session. 

 

Online Zoom classes—including Minecraft Blockitecture, Visual Stories, Build Your Own Dream Business,  Digital Detectives, Settle in Space, Untold American History, Linguistic Archeology, and Design and Draw—nurture students' creativity and their love of learning. 

Campers have a virtual blast learning alongside other smart kids.

  

We strive to help our brightest kids virtually "find their people," and provide them with fun engagement, learning, and laughter.  Go to http://www.tdivermont.org/registration for more information. 

 

June 8th is the deadline for registration. 

Scholarships are available.

We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary of TDI on the Northern Vermont University campus in 2022!

 

The Talent Development Institute (http://www.tdivermont.org) 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.

 

Covid Protocol 

UPDATE - As of April 9th


Travel Guidance has changed with the introduction of the Vermont Forward Plan


“No quarantine is required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.”


We recommend waiting to attend school until a negative test result is returned.


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming April Dates


April 14 - LAST Remote Learning Day


April 16 - Last day of school before April vacation. Weather permitting we will visit Meadows Bee Farm again in the morning and then spend a day of outdoor activities mixed with songs and games!


April 19-23 - April Vacation



Upcoming May/June Date


May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond



Windham Updates - April 2, 2021

posted Apr 1, 2021, 11:27 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 11:28 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

April 2, 2021

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

 

Meadows Bee Farm

Tuesday morning we visited Meadows Bee Farm to visit the 13 new baby lambs! The students were also able to feed the sheep grain, collect eggs from the chickens, feed cheese curds to the chickens & turkeys and help drop hay down from the hayloft. They even got to see one of the male peacocks showing off their plume of feathers. Before we left, each student was able to choose a peacock feather to bring home.

 

 

 

Last Day of School and Remote Days

Starting the week we return from April vacation, there will be no remote Wednesday’s! We will return to a full five day school week till the end of the school year. 

 

The last day of school will be Monday, June 14th and is a half-day to celebrate the end of a successful school year amidst a pandemic! Please mark your calendars, we will invite all students and families to join us on this special day at Hapgood Pond. Potluck lunch menu will be shared for everyone to sign up for items. Students will start their final day at Windham Elementary and then we will leave for Hapgood Pond at 9:30 AM. The event will last until 12:00 PM that day. Students can spend the rest of the afternoon at Hapgood with their families, or those that do not have families in attendance, school staff will bring them home. Anyone that has leads to a certified lifeguard that I can hire for this day, please let Sara Wunderle know.

 

 

Edgar May Health & Rec Center

Monday afternoon we visited the Edgar May Health & Recreation center for an hour of free swim. The students were so excited to actually take an actual field trip that was outside of Windham! We even had a few students reach some of their goals while we were there. One learned to hold their breath underwater and kept increasing their time until we had to leave and another passed their deep water swimming test! We are looking into the possibility of working with Edgar May next school year and offering swimming lessons/free swim during the winter sports season for any students who would like to have that as an opportunity. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

School Board Meeting - Monday, April 4

 

AGENDA

WINDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, Apr. 5, 2021, 4 PM via Zoom

 

Call to Order

 

Review and Revision of Agenda

 

Minutes and Correspondence

         Approval of Mar. 1, 2021 minutes

 

Bills and Pay Orders – Beth McDonald

 

Public Comment Opportunity

 

Principal’s Report – Mickey Parker-Jennings

 

Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Bill Anton

 

Old Business

         Meeting day and time

 

New Business

            The return to five days a week of school after the April break – Mickey Parker-Jennings

         Discussion of Board Norms and possible training at the next meeting – Carolyn Partridge

         Residency – Russ Cumming

 

Other Business

           

Adjournment

 

Next meeting:  TBD

 

 

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Covid Protocol 

UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents unless you are fully vaccinated, then you

may travel without quarantining (In just a month that will be most of us!!). We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. On April 19th ANYONE may register for the vaccination. This is such good news. Just remember these are the dates to REGISTER, to actually receive the vaccination may be 2 weeks after the registration. Also, it depends on supply. Don’t forget you can register at the local Walgreens, too. The state will be opening more clinic sites throughout the state to meet the demand for the vaccination appointments. Other excellent news is that Gov. Scott believes we will be back to “normal” by July 4th!!


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming April Dates

April 4 - School Board Meeting (agenda above)


April 7 - Remote Learning Day


April 14 - LAST Remote Learning Day


April 19-23 - April Vacation


Upcoming May/June Dates

May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond



Windham Updates - March 26, 2021

posted Mar 26, 2021, 5:11 AM by Sara Wunderle

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 26, 2021

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

 

Meadows Bee Farm

Young Farmers Program for the month of May is - Spring on the Farm! See attached flyer for more information.

 

 

RiseVT - Windham County

April is the month of the Young Child in Windham County when we celebrate young children and their caregivers with free family-friendly activities throughout Windham County, Vermont! It’s a time to turn our attention to the many people, places, and programs that support the healthy development of our next generation by laying the foundation for their success.

 

Community Hope and Action will be dropping off free Spring time activity bags for the month of April at Windham Elementary School and students will be bringing them home on April 16th. See attached flyer for more information on the free family-friendly activities through Windham County, Vermont in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar May Health & Rec Center

Reminder to please return the waiver forms to school. Your student will not be able to attend the trip, if we do not have the forms back. We will be bringing the students to Edgar May Health & Rec Center in Springfield, VT on Monday, March 29th. We will plan on leaving Windham Elementary at 12:00 PM, to allow travel and change time into swimsuits before swimming from 1-2 PM. We will then return to school in time for dismissal. The following protocols will be followed per their policy while we are there:

  • Masks are required at all times, other than in the water.

  • Our locker rooms are limited to 4 people at  a time.

  • We do screen temperatures on arrival.


Kindergarten Registration

Any child that will be the age of 5 by January 1st, 2022 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 2021-2022 school year. Ideally we would like to have all children registered by March 31st.

 

Snowshoeing Adventure

On Monday, thanks to Mr. B and Sally, we were able to squeeze in a snowshoeing adventure on a trail Mr. B had made on his property.  We hiked to the stone bridge and enjoyed the last bits of the winter landscape as signs of Spring were making their appearance.

 

 

 

Covid Protocol 

UPDATE- UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents unless you are fully vaccinated, then you

may travel without quarantining (In just a month that will be most of us!!). We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. On March 25th people 60 yo and older may register for the vaccination, March 29th anyone 50 yo and older may register. On April 19th ANYONE may register for the vaccination. This is such good news. Just remember these are the dates to REGISTER, to actually receive the vaccination may be 2 weeks after the registration. Also, it depends on supply. Don’t forget you can register at the local Walgreens, too. The state will be opening more clinic sites throughout the state to meet the demand for the vaccination appointments. Other excellent news is that Gov. Scott

believes we will be back to “normal” by July 4th!!


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell




Upcoming March Dates


March 29 - Edgar May Health & Recreation Center Swimming afternoon


March 31 - Remote Learning Day


Upcoming April Dates


April 7 - Remote Learning Day


April 14 - Remote Learning Day


April 19-23 - April Vacation


April 28 - This may NOT be a remote learning day, we could be returning to a full 5-day school week starting the Monday after April vacation



Windham Updates - March 19, 2021

posted Mar 18, 2021, 8:44 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 18, 2021, 8:44 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 19, 2021

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

 

 

The first day of Spring arrives Saturday 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.

 

Kehoe Sledding

A huge thank you to the Kehoe’s for prepping the sledding hill for our arrival on Monday. Even though the temperatures weren’t the beautiful spring weather we had last week, we still enjoyed ourselves. Thanks to Mr. B for joining us and for bringing along the extra tubes. The sledding was fast and fun! We ended the afternoon with some homemade chocolate chip cookies and apple juice.

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts - Leprechaun Hats & Shamrocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar May Health & Rec Center

Reminder to please return the waiver forms to school. Your student will not be able to attend the trip, if we do not have the forms back. We will be bringing the students to Edgar May Health & Rec Center in Springfield, VT on Monday, March 29th. We will plan on leaving Windham Elementary at 12:00 PM, to allow travel and change time into swimsuits before swimming from 1-2 PM. We will then return to school in time for dismissal. The following protocols will be followed per their policy while we are there:

  • Masks are required at all times, other than in the water.

  • Our locker rooms are limited to 4 people at  a time.

  • We do screen temperatures on arrival.


Kindergarten Registration

Any child that will be the age of 5 by January 1st, 2022 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 2021-2022 school year. Ideally we would like to have all children registered by March 31st.

 

Covid Protocol 

UPDATE- Some families are starting to plan trips during April vacation. Remember, if you travel out of state this vacation you must quarantine for 14 days, or, test negative with PCR culture 7 days after returning home. 


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming March Dates


March 24 - Remote Learning Day


March 29 - Edgar May Health & Recreation Center Swimming afternoon


March 31 - Remote Learning Day


Upcoming April Dates


April 7 - Remote Learning Day


April 14 - Remote Learning Day


April 19-23 - April Vacation


April 28 - This may NOT be a remote learning day, we could be returning to a full 5-day school week starting the Monday after April vacation


Windham Updates - March 12, 2021

posted Mar 11, 2021, 10:12 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 11, 2021, 10:13 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 12, 2021

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

 

Book Buddies, Rocket Ships & Snow Time Fun


 

Hero Project

Susan Haefner returned on Monday to continue her work with the students on their Hero Project. They learned about stage positions (upstage, downstage, stage right & stage left) and began to work on the backdrop pieces to their production. Susan will begin to see the students twice a week in April & May with the culminating show on May 28th. Details about the final show will be shared with all families once we get closer.

 

Kehoe Sledding

We have been invited to sled at the Kehoe property on March 15th in the afternoon. We will leave after lunch and plan an hour and a half of sledding and cross-country skiing. We will be back in time for dismissal at 3 PM. If your student would like to bring their tubes to school to use at the Kehoe’s that is fine, but they have plenty of sleds for us to use for our small group.

 

Edgar May Health & Rec Center

We will be bringing the students to Edgar May Health & Rec Center in Springfield, VT on Monday, March 29th. We will plan on leaving Windham Elementary at 12:00 PM, to allow travel and change time into swimsuits before swimming from 1-2 PM. We will then return to school in time for dismissal. Waiver forms are being sent home and need to be signed and returned back to the school if you plan on your student joining us. The following protocols will be followed per their policy while we are there:

  • Masks are required at all times, other than in the water.

  • Our locker rooms are limited to 4 people at  a time.

  • We do screen temperatures on arrival.



Covid Protocol 

UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents. We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. One of the concerns the health experts have is that the variant COVID virus will be abundant in March, thus continuing vigilant mitigation efforts to prevent contracting and spreading the virus is essential. Remember, if you travel out of state this vacation you must quarantine for 14 days, or, test negative with PCR culture 7 days after returning home.


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming March Dates


March 15 - Kehoe Sledding Afternoon


March 17 - Remote Learning Day


March 18 - Early Release Day - pick up at 12:00 PM


March 24 - Remote Learning Day


March 29 - Edgar May Health & Recreation Center Swimming afternoon


March 31 - Remote Learning Day


Upcoming April Dates


April 7 - Remote Learning Day


April 14 - Remote Learning Day


April 19-23 - April Vacation


April 28 - This may NOT be a remote learning day, we could be returning to a full 5-day school week starting the Monday after April vacation



Windham Updates - February 19, 2021

posted Feb 18, 2021, 10:09 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Feb 18, 2021, 10:10 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

February 19, 2021

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

 

 

 

WINTER BREAK 

Reminder that there is no school Monday, February 22-March 2nd due to winter break. See note below about remote day Wednesday, March 3rd.

 

March 3

We will be giving the WES students an extra day on their Feb/March break and we will NOT be sending school work home with them to have to complete on remote day March 3rd.  For those students who would like to do some sort of work over break, finding a great book(s) to read would be a wonderful way to keep learning and keeping those reading skills sharp! Enjoy the extra day “off” and we look forward to seeing everyone back at WES on Thursday, March 4th! 


100th Day 

On the 100th day of school, February 18th, WES students were welcomed to school by “Miss Alice”. If you have not heard the story about Miss Alice, ask your students, it was a memorable surprise for their 100th day.



Sewing Badge Project #2 

Learning how to make a buttonhole and sew on a button were the new skill sets learned on our second sewing project with Meadows Bee Farm. A couple of our new students that joined us in January also found time to finish the first sewing project too! We are looking forward to seeing what our third and final project will be!




COVID Protocol 

 

UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents. We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. One of the concerns the health experts have is that the variant COVID virus will be abundant in March, thus continuing vigilant mitigation efforts to prevent contracting and spreading the virus is essential. Remember, if you travel out of state this vacation you must quarantine for 14 days, or, test negative with PCR culture 7 days after returning home. I hope you have a restful, peaceful, and healthy break. Take care of yourself. 


ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PURPOSES ONLY:

* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS:

  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell


Upcoming February Dates


February 22-26  - February Vacation


Upcoming March Dates


March 1 - NO SCHOOL


March 2 - NO SCHOOL


March 3 - NO SCHOOL 


March 10 - Remote Learning Day


March 17 - Remote Learning Day


March 24 - Remote Learning Day


March 31 - Remote Learning Day

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