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April 7, 2017

posted Apr 7, 2017, 10:58 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


April 7, 2017


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

Sign up for Baseball is at the Wardsboro School library on Monday April 10. 

This Sunday April 9, 3 o’clock, at the Latchis Theater is the John Jorgenson concert exhibiting pieces of art our students worked on here with the Brattleboro Museum and Art director. Family members can pay $10 each for general admission.

Sally’s class had an exciting morning at the Farm on Tuesday. There were four new lambs and the kids spent their time in the barn watching, patting and holding them.

After School Walking and Running club will start up after vacation, most likely on Tuesdays, from 3-4PM. We are looking for parents/community members who would like to join us. We’ll send permission slips and more info next week.

Soup night (free) on Wednesday, April 12 at the West Townshend Country Store. This may be the only one that has had decent weather in the last five months.

April vacation week of 17th through the 21st

Walk at Lunch is on Wednesday, April 26. Then on the first Tuesday of May, Walking and Running Club will begin after school.

All next week Christine Mixx will be here involved in constructing and writing a book on the history of Windham. One thing we will be do is visit the town of Stratton to tour an old school house.  We will also have a panel comprised of five townspeople giving history of the town as they know it. Our week will be spent researching, learning, writing and drawing the book. After vacation when the book has been assembled, it will be taken to a printer. Sometime in the beginning of May we are planning a potluck dinner with a chance for everyone to see the books.

They will also visit the grave site of Charles Gilbert Gould (May 5, 1845 - December 5, 1916) in the cemetery next to the Town Hall. Charles Gould was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Gould was born in Windham County, Vermont on May 5, 1845. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Captain with Company H, 5th Vermont Infantry, at Petersburg, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 30, 1890.[2] He died at the age of 71, on December 5, 1916 and was buried at the Windham Center Cemetery in Windham, Vermont.