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March 28, 2014

posted Mar 28, 2014, 11:50 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

March 28, 2014

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

Potluck and Square Dance tonight at 6:00 PM. Bring a dish to share, and your dancing feet. We already have the quarters to make change for the cake walk. You can also bring cakes or cookies for the cake walk. All dances are taught. You don't have to know how to square dance.

Our power keeps going out this afternoon...don't forget we have a generator here at the school, so if it is off at your house, we will still have it here this evening.

Last week's trip to Grafton Nature Museum was the biggest group they have ever had there. Probably because it was about maple syrup. There were two families there all the way from Bennington. Each child had a chance to tap into the tree. This was after a good education inside about how to identify a maple tree. Two adults held a forty foot rope , and the kids clipped 40 papers on that had a picture of a gallon jug on them. This was to show them how many gallons of sap it takes to make one gallon of syrup. This is the first year we were not able to visit a sugar house, because no one near by was boiling.

The cake decorating on Thursday was a huge success. Decorating their cakes was like Art class. After directions, they all bring their own personality and talents to the table. So, no two cakes are alike. Some of the cakes have over an inch of icing on them, so there will be some wide eyed kids at bedtime tonight. Thank you Claudia and Lisa for the cakes. The cakes were perfect size. Our parent group is doing a great job. There were parents at each table helping the kids, cleaning up tables, putting chairs and tables away and dish washing. Thank you, thank you.

We have other volunteers doing a great job for the school. Sarah Peck is here almost every week, reading with kids, helping with special projects, especially if it has to do with art or science. Then we have out mystery readers. Susan Persa brings a lot to the group with her enthusiasm about all things local and historical. Antje took the time on Wednesday to read a book of each students choice to them after skiing. We have some nice helpers here. Beth McDonald and Jennifer Esposito have also been in to read.

Lisa Beshay sent us a short note about their trip to Atlanta

Last week, Alex enjoyed the privilege and honor of participating in the OAKE National Choir Conference in Atlanta, GA. It was an exciting, inspiring, and wonderful experience. He met kids from all over the country, while rehearsing with the youth choir. The kids worked very hard, day and night, preparing for the final evening's concert. On Saturday night, March 22nd, they performed six beautiful songs at Atlanta's Symphony Hall. They received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of their breathtaking performance. Yes, it was that good. I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Kate Ulman for introducing us to this possibility, and for working so hard with Alex before the conference. It was a life changing experience that neither he nor I will ever forget.