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April 6, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:55 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


April 6, 2018

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



The bus is back, which is a plus.  The weather is cold and dreary. That is not a plus. But one more week and it is spring vacation.  A big, big plus. Everyone headed out on a holiday have a great time.

On Saturday, April 21st, there is a free dinner at 5PM at the Townshend Town Hall.    Talent show from 6-8PM. Please let Sally know by Tuesday, 4/11, if your child wants to participate.  Sally can help them work on it this week.  Last year was a fine turn out and it was a fun time watching the Windham kids participate.

Sally’s class planted beans this week. This inside grow lab experience is an eye opener for the kids.  The beans are fun to split apart and look at the perfect little bean inside. Once planted the beans grow fast, tall and the kids create a journal of the different stages the plant goes through.

On Thursday, April 26, Sally will start Walking, Running club. It  will take place 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursdays. We will be walking mostly on dirt roads near the school. Children who would like to participate need to have a signed permission slip, shoes appropriate for walking or running and clothes suitable for the weather. On hot days shorts and a t-shirt work well and a water bottle is a good idea. We are looking for parents who can walk or run with us. We often have a large group and extra supervision is important when we are on the road.

On Monday, April 30, the fifth graders head to Camp Keewaydin for five days. Rain or shine they will love it. Sleeping in cabins with new friends, playing sports on the lawn, using the climbing wall, helping in the kitchen and dining area. Sitting around a big fire every night. One night having only a half hour to coordinate a skit to perform in front of all the other campers. Catching frogs (to be released) in the frog pond. Hiking on Mount Moosalama. The night the hobo arrives and tells his sad tale, they then have to cook a hobo burger on top of a coffee can. It is endless what they will be doing.