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March 14, 2014

posted Mar 14, 2014, 8:22 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

March 14, 2014

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

Thursday, March 20, in the morning Sally and Mr. PJ's class are going to Brattleboro to the Latchis Theatre for the “2014 Windham Orchestra's Meet the Orchestra” concert. At the same time, Mrs. Kehoe class goes to the Grafton Nature Museum monthly program. This one is about sugaring.

School is over at noon that day,(Thursday, the 20th)It is early release for teacher conferences with parents. Your child's teacher will contact you to schedule a time to meet.

Next week, our own Alex Beshay will travel to Atlanta, GA, to participate in a national Honor Choir for youth in grades 6-8!  Alex prepared a recorded audition which was submitted to the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE), an international music educators' organization.  Alex has been learning the music over the past few months and will sing in Atlanta's Symphony Hall with approximately 150 other singers in a concert which is the culmination of the conference. For three days he will be involved in some intense practice getting ready for the Saturday night concert. Congratulations Alex.

Our physical education teacher Ms. West has been called away to Florida on a family emergency and Mrs. Kehoe has been filling in for her the last few Tuesdays. These are big shoes to fill for Mrs. Kehoe and she is doing a super job. There is a strict structure to physical education. It is the teachers job to effectively organize space, equipment and students, providing maximum physical activity time within the class period, allowing all the children to be active at the same time.Skills learned in physical education class transfer to skills used in a child’s play. Just teaching young children how to play tag correctly is important, then going on to jumping rope, playing kickball, hopscotch, and Four Square. Students are expected to follow our school motto of being safe, respectful, responsible and ready to learn when they are in the gym at PE time. They receive a bead for each rule they followed and most of them come away having followed all four of them.

Kate Wright, a Special Education teacher at Flood Brook school lives in Windham and is available to tutor children. Her home number is 802-379-2293 or you can call her at work-824-6811. Think, think, think, think: