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March 11, 2016

posted Mar 11, 2016, 10:22 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

March 11, 2016

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

The final winter sports day turned out to be the best ski day of the year!  The students at Stratton were blessed with warm temperatures, soft snow, and no lift lines at all.  It was one of the best ski days of the past several years.  The cross country students were unfortunately unable to go skiing and spent the day hiking around the area.  Hopefully, next winter will bring more snow and better season long skiing conditions. Sally’s class walked to Burbee Pond, looked for signs of spring and checked out two new beaver deceivers that were recently put up there.

At the farm this week we learned to tell sugar (hard) maple from red (soft) maple and collected sap for boiling. The children are working hard in school doing research about cows in order to earn their “cow badges.”  

Today we sent home with each student a copy of next year’s school year calendar. If you did not get it let us know and we will send another one.

This week we have put in a few summer camps for the families that like to plan ahead.

Explorer's Camp will run Tuesday 7/5 through Friday 7/29.  It will be in Jamaica again.  They may not have the RT 30 bus available this year.  The district is waiting to see if they will get a grant.  They will know more about the free transportation in April sometime.  Lunch will be free again also.

Valley Bible School South Windham, VT  is scheduled for June 27 through Friday, July 1. It is free and from 9:30 am to noon.   Ages four to twelve.

The Community Hope and Action group of Townshend will be putting on a free supper and concert on Saturday, March 19th from 6-9pm at the Townshend Town Hall. This month’s event will feature a square and contra dance led by local stars, Sally Newton, Michael Donahue, Alicia Moyer and Colin Blazej. This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event with childcare provided. The Community Hope and Action group created this series of monthly events to bring people together for food and fun. The vision of the group is to create “a community where people work together to experience and celebrate life to the fullest.”  Bring a potluck appetizer or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors, new and old! Volunteers will provide the main meal and beverages.

The L&G summer baseball camp features 5 days of baseball instruction by former L&G Varsity Baseball coach Tom Russell and Keene State Associate head baseball coach Marty Testo.  The camp will be held for boys and girls grades 1-6 and boys (only) grades 7-10. Cost: $110.00 per camper. Families sending more than one child is $85 per camper.  Basic Throwing, Fielding, Hitting, Base Running, Pitching, and Catching skills Emphasis on team Play. Bring: Baseball equipment, Sneakers, drink, and snack. Contact : Tom Russell 302 Newfane Hill Road, Newfane VT. 05345  H: (802) 365-7724 C: (802) 579-5731 or Marty Testo.