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February 17, 2017

posted Feb 17, 2017, 10:51 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


February 17, 2017


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



Act 46 Informational Meeting at Windham Elementary at 6:00pm on Monday, February 20, 2017The future of our school depends on Act 46. People should come, listen, and ask good questions. 


Vacation next week. Enjoy.  


Poetry and Pizza night tonight at the West Townshend Store and Café. Come for pizza, starting at 5:00pm and poetry at 6:30. The children have written some wonderful poems this week. We would love to have them recite one or two at our poetry Open Mic.


Beth McDonald asked us to put the note below into this week’s newsletter. It is from the kids’ weekly Tuesday trip to Meadows Bee Farm.


She writes: Today, Lucca and Carson tended to a chicken who is very old. She is slowing down and Lucca noticed she was having a hard time breathing and she was very still. Carson suggested giving her water and apple cider vinegar. We got her some food and water with acv, which is a common cure used by farmers. I was so moved by their compassion. They tucked her into a nice, soft bed of hay and made sure she ate and drank. Lucca suggested they say goodbye as the kids won't be here next week due to vacation. This, to me, is farm school. These are fantastic young farmers who help us out each week, feeding, watering and watching. They spend so much time with the sheep, cows, turkeys and chickens. Cobalt, our Peacock, is starting to strut his stuff and show off his beautiful feathers and it seems to me he really wants to show off for his young farmer friends. Kylie got him some dog food, which he loves. Hay bales were dropped down, nesting boxes were lined with bedding, snow was shoveled, and sheep were herded. These kids are so amazing and we love seeing them every Tuesday. You should be so proud of these little farmers. Beth


This Saturday February 18th from 6-9pm, Community Hope & Action of Townshend will host a FREE community supper and dance. This month’s event will have a Mardi Gras theme – beads and masks will be available that night! The band, Bayou X, will be playing Zydeco and Cajun music, so get ready to boogie! The dinner, cooked by the Community Hope & Action team, will be from 6-7pm at the Townshend Town Hall; music and dancing will follow upstairs from 7-9pm. Please contact Community Hope & Action Please contact  802-365-4700 with any questions. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. This event is substance free and is open to people of all ages, from all towns. Thanks to West River Valley Thrives for funding this month’s band! Oh, and there have been renovations at the Café this week. Come and see and check out the changes. There is more room to sit now.