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March 25, 2016

posted Mar 25, 2016, 10:40 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

March 25, 2016

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

Madison has misplaced her bib ski pants. They are size medium. The brand name is Faded Glory.  Chances are they got mixed up here at school and someone else wore them skiing and does not even know it. Thank you for checking.

This week was our last Art at the Ceramics studio Monday.  It has been such a nice experience with the students totally immersed in their work each week. No one does the same color combination, the same design, size, it is all what the individual has in their mind to create. Very interesting.

Upcoming art projects:  Some finished pieces may stay at school for a spring art show. Others will come home in a week or so, after they are fired.

Art for the rest of the year: In the next two weeks we will have an artist working with the students at school on Wednesday afternoons.   After that Sally’s class will start to work on puppets for their farm show later this spring. Tentatively Mr. PJ’s class will work on some wood projects, perhaps more clay and in May begin to work on costumes and background for their annual Weston Playhouse matinee the last week of school.

This week at the farm Sally’s class read their books and received their cow badges.

Lunch was hot and very good. Cheese quesadillas, hot soup, veggies sticks and mandarin oranges.  There seems to be enough left over to feed the kids heated up food again the next day.

Soccer is starting: Tentative schedule is Wednesday, April 6. From three to four-thirty. Kids who want to can stay after to play basketball. Perry is the coach.


 Public Meeting: Act 46, Leland and Gray School District, and Our Five Union Towns

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7-9 pm

in the L&G Library

Facilitator: Stephen Dale, Act 46 Consultant

This gathering brings together representatives of the six School Boards of Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, Windham and Leland and Gray and interested community members to discuss Act 46 pathways into future governance. This conversation and any decision to move forward have a direct bearing on options for our communities and Windham Central.

From Bill Gates (worth $79.2 BILLION)


Life is not fair – get used to it.

The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping they called it Opportunity.

If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.