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April 4, 2014

posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:23 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

April 4, 2014

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

As always our spring rule is, if older kids want to play off the pavement even so much as go onto the snow banks to get a ball, they need snow pants and boots. No exceptions. Primary class children are expected to wear snow pants at recess regardless of where they play until further notice.

Next Friday, we will be leaving around nine thirty for the Springfield Recreation Center for swimming. This is a reward for three thousands beads earned.

Our potluck, cake walk, square dance turned into a fine evening of fun. Good food was plentiful, everyone showed up with appetites, and Sally and Michael swung into some easy square dancing. There is no one better than Sally to explain and turn square dancing into great fun. In between dancing, we did some cake walking on the squares. This is a tense time for the kids. After making all those beautiful cakes on Thursday, they were pretty intense about winning THEIR CAKE. Thanks goes to Claudia and Lisa for all the cakes.

This morning, dressed appropriately for the farm yard, the school went off to watch shearing done at the Marinoff farm. The shearer never made it. She had sheep birthing at her own farm. Everything turned out fine with the kids checking out the milking section of the barn, feeding grain to the llama, gathering eggs and feeding hay to the sheep. Thankfully none of them fell into the mud. Then into the farm house to card wool and check out their green house. The carding was very interesting for some of the kids. Some of them got into line again for another turn.

There is a copy of “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!” on the back of the newsletter. Their 30 day calendar is a great reminder of fun things we can do as a family. Now that it is spring, the days are longer, it is warmer outside, the snow is melting. Visit a sugar house, take a walk, get out the kids bikes, invite someone for a potluck dinner. Celebrate Spring!

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