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March 24, 2017

posted Mar 24, 2017, 7:22 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

March 24, 2017

 

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

 

The Talent show at Townshend had 100% turn out of kids that had signed up.  No one got cold feet and backed out.  It was such an old fashioned Vermont kind of evening, with dinner downstairs, everyone talking at once, then slowly migrating upstairs for the entertainment at seven.

 

Our morning at the Latchis was a good time. We have some very talented instrumental children who appreciated seeing others play diverse styles of music.  At All School meeting this morning, Mrs. Kehoe took them through a question time of what instruments were played. The students are very knowledgeable and know a vast array of instruments.

 

Our two lunches this week were excellent per usual. Chicken taco bake and large salad on Tuesday. Macaroni and cheese with ham on Friday.

 

The last half of this week was quiet with three of our kids off to Philadelphia participating in the National OAKE Choir.  The same three  were part of the talent night at the Town Hall.

 

Starting April 10th, we will be working with local artist Christine Mix on a week long artist in residence project.  Christine, a Londonderry resident, will be here from 8-1 all week working with the students on the history of the town of Windham to be expressed in some artistic format.  The thought at this point is the possible creation of a book with some original artwork, poems or writings, and historical information about the town.  We will be using local resources from the library, town hall, and maybe even some interviews with residents.  We are also discussing a way for parents to view the results of this experience at a culminating event either during the school day or in the evening combined with a dinner of some sort.  If you have any input or suggestions about this, we would love to hear them.  

 

I have sent home or emailed a copy of a leaflet about Brattleboro Museum and Art Center.  This is two weeks away, but it is nice to plan ahead. Linda Whelihan, Museum educator was here last Monday working on a new project for the 9th.  It is a seven foot high cardboard guitar the kids are decorating that will be on part of the concert on the April 9. I really wish we had a picture we could have sent to you via email.

 

Mr. PJ’s class are building doll houses made out of large cardboard boxes. They need to decorate them and set up electricity in them. If you have paper towel rolls, toilet tissue rolls or material scraps to help them with decorating they would appreciate the donation.  Thank you.

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