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June 6, 2014

posted Jun 10, 2014, 10:32 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

June 6, 2014

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

This is our last newsletter for this year. It is all over next Wednesday.

Pay attention to the Field Day info below. Lunch will be provided and Field Day will probably be a water event unless it is too cold.

Word from our custodian: Our custodian said that since the school (kids) have been recycling and cut down on paper towels usage, the amount of waste has dropped dramatically. Good work everyone.

Our Spring concert and puppet show made a nice evening. Sally's room was packed for the puppet show. The kids had helped write and put a lot of work into making the show a success. There was a great mixture of songs in the concert, with hand motions by both lower and higher grades, fun songs, sad songs, wonderful music.

Even with the high temperature and humidity we had on Tuesday, everyone on the Walk a Thon did an amazing job. Our fifth grader ran the whole four mile distance along with MR. PJ., our graduating sixth grader rode his bicycle back and forth making sure everyone was okay, and we had more than one kindergartener walk the whole four miles. Incredible job. We have collected almost $300 dollars, enough to buy 2 goats and a flock of chickens for families in need. If your child has not brought in their contribution, please do so before next Wednesday. Thanks to all the parents and community members who helped make walking and running club, and the walk-a- thon so successful this year.

Taylor Farm trip was informative. We started our tour admiring the four sleigh horses, went on to the chicken coop, on the way trying to pat the mini donkey as he quickly vacated the area as soon as everyone tried to pat him. He headed to pasture and stayed there. The kids patted rabbits, watched and fed the newborn goats fresh grass after their parents get moved to an outdoor pen. The same with the three new baby chicks and mom. On to the cows, calves, pigs, then circling around to the milk barn and on to the milk room, eventually to the store where we washed up and sampled tasty Gouda cheese. Lunch was at the picnic table , ending the time there playing in the play area and swinging. Thank you to all the parents who make these trips such a success. You are very, very appreciated.

Awards morning on Thursday was well attended. Pointing out a child's improvements and strengths is always important. It gives the teachers a chance to tell each child what they appreciate about them, and the student gets a warm feeling about the successes they have had through the year.

Thursday the kids bussed down to Valley Cares to sing some fun songs to the senior citizens living there. It was a wonderful opportunity for our kids to share their songs and enthusiasm and bring some happiness to others.

Monday, June 9: Graduation at 6:30. Although we only have one graduate this year, we hope that the whole school community will turn out to sing and to wish Alex well as he moves on.

Tuesday, June 10: Field Day @ 1:00If it is warm this is a water event. Plan on sending a second set of clothing to change into. The students will only need a snack that day. The Parent Group will be providing hotdogs, rolls, chips, carrots, dip and lemonade. Yay for the Parent Group.

Wednesday, June 11: Picnic at Hapgood Pond from 9:30 to 1:00. Look for the paper we have sent home today about the food we would like parents to contribute to the picnic. Notice the change of plans-we will be leaving at 9:30. There is a fee at the gate. The school will pay for this.

From the Grafton Museum:Saturday, June 7 from ten to noon, there will be a short hands on program all about the shelters that wild animals build and use. You will gather materials and build your own forts and shelters. You will start at the The museum and then head out into the woods behind the museum. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Dress to hike in the woods and bring a water bottle.

Thank you parents for all your help and interest throughout the year.