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March 3, 2018

posted Mar 1, 2018, 11:00 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


March 3, 2018

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


No school this coming Monday for an in-service day.  Then Tuesday off for Town Meeting Day. Skiing per usual on Wednesday.

Tentatively the plan for next Friday, the 9th is reward day for students.   They have earned over three thousand beads.  Really good job. We will leave for the Springfield Recreation Center via cars at nine for swimming. Back to the school for a pizza lunch.  The kids would like it to be a pajama afternoon. There will be a regular music afternoon.

We will be going to the Art Studio each Monday during March for ceramics. We drive them down, stay and help the kids, then they all ride back to the school on the bus.   From the school Kord does the usual bus route.

The Friday before vacation our music teacher was not here so we planned a different afternoon.  Sally set up book buddies after lunch, a pairing of an older student with a younger for reading time. After there was a board/card game time in the all-purpose room. Last, in place of music, Sally organized groups of kids for a mini talent show.  It was an eye opener with them having fifteen minutes to put together a skit. Three of the K’s played drums, three of the girls sang a song, two of the boys also sang etc.  Jack was the emcee announcing each group before they came up to perform.  It is truly amazing the amount of songs that these kids know the complete words to.

On Monday, February 26th we had a visit from state police trooper Ryan Miller and his canine Rocky. Officer Miller is the new state police point of contact for Windham School, replacing Colin Shepley from last year. He met with Mr. PJ for a while to discuss building security, lockdown and evacuation procedures, and to get contact information in case of an emergency. He then met all the students in the all-purpose room to introduce his partner, the Shephard named Rocky. He showed us how well trained he is and some commands he can obey. Then, we all went outside to watch Rocky locate a glove one of the students was wearing. It was a great experience for the students and staff…..and Rocky loved all the attention.

On Saturday, March 17th there will be a free dinner and contra/square dance at the Townshend Town Hall. The dinner is at 5PM and the dance goes from 6 to 8. Sally and Friend will be playing for the dance. The event is organized by the Community Hope and Action Group in Townshend.


Have a good weekend-see the kids on Wednesday.