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December 11, 2015

posted Dec 11, 2015, 7:34 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

December 11, 2015

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

Holiday concert Monday, December 14th at 6:30. There will be cookies and cider after. Please have your children here by 6:15.  Thank you.

Parents and family: take notice of the snow men, snow flakes and decorations in the All Purpose room when you arrive MondayLeft to their imagination and with the right tools, the kids made some talented decorations. The joke is that if the snow man under the basketball hoop was real and melted he would flood the room. Sally’s class is studying Vermont history and have decorated their tree with all handmade decorations. They had a wonderful time finding, cutting and dragging it into the school. Not they are totally into decorating.  

Thank you to Beth and the folks at Meadows End Farm for all the wonderful experiences they are providing for our students. Last week they made kimchi at the farm using the cabbages we grew in the school garden. This week we helped Leigh remove honey comb from the frames and squeeze it to separate it from the wax. Here are a couple of farm poems.

You should receive at home today the name your child picked for the gift exchange on Wednesday the 23rd. We suggest a five dollar limit. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Kehoe.

Attached to our newsletter is a copy of chorus practice at Leland and Gray on December 16.

We will be singing at Valley Cares on Friday, December 18. We will leave by bus at 1:00 and come back with the high school students.

On Monday, December 21 there will be a pasta dinner put on by Mr. PJ’s class and the students going to Keewaydin in May. The next day’s lunch will be leftovers from the night before.

Tuesday, the 22nd is our Craft Fair in the afternoon. This is being coordinated through Mrs. Kehoe.

Wednesday, December 23, is the morning we will be going ice skating at the Vermont Academy rink. We will need parents to drive and welcome everyone to skate with us. Please let us know if your child has skates that fit. You might want to check as feet grow quickly. Children also need helmets. We are including a form with the newsletter to return to school.

Before we leave to go skating at Vermont Academy we will have an all school meeting which will include the gift exchange. It is a half day and from skating they will go home for the beginning of Christmas recess.


JISP and Cross Country skiing does not start until the secondWednesday in January. Anyone who is not involved in winter sports will need to find their own ride home and will be considered absent for the afternoon. Thank you.

Lunch was Hannukah themed this week: Lisa whipped up beef brisket, potato latkes, kugel, applesauce and carrot sticks. (Sounds easy doesn’t it???)   Susan Persa made gingerbread men. Beth McDonald came in and got the tables set up with napkins, silverware. Team work from everyone makes it all work!!

Below are a couple of farm poems.

I milked the cow on Tuesday morning.

She was calm. She is quiet.

She has big feet. She loves to eat.

                           I love her.           Helena



Cluck, cluck, cluck

Chickens are clucking

Peck, peck, peck

Chickens are pecking

Eggs, egg,s eggs

                  Chickens are laying eggs!!!!        Carson