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May 1, 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 10:25 AM by Admin Windham   [ updated May 1, 2015, 10:31 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

May 1, 2015

“Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to Learn”


Don’t forget this Sunday is cleanup day at the school at two o’clock. We will be picking up, starting on getting the garden ready, getting trash packaged up, fixing the picnic table that was smashed this winter etc. See you here.


Tonight, May 1st will be Spring Poetry night at the West Townshend Store. Because it’s May Day it will be preceded by a May Pole Dance outside behind the store. Any children who would like to do the May Pole Dance should let Sally know. Children and adults are also encouraged to read their poems afterwards in the cafe. The May Pole will be at 6PM and poetry reading will begin at 6:30.

Walking and Running Club begins Wednesday, May 6, and will continue every Wednesday after school from 3:00 to 4:00pm. All students are welcome to participate. We’re also looking for parents or community members who can join us. On May 13, Sally has a meeting after school, so we’ll walk and run on Thursday the 14th instead.


Perry Ryan is starting spring soccer next Thursday. Practice is right after school at until 4:30. Everyone is welcome to play.


Mr. PJ’s class started practicing with Weston Playhouse this week on Tuesday and Thursday. This is a fun, enthusiastic and inspirational time for all of them, with the kids in charge of making sure it all comes together.  They are in charge of writing the dialogue and songs, making props and costumes, creating, practicing and fine tuning their performance.   This is their show with minimal and helpful direction from the lady from the Playhouse. Saturday, May 30 is the performance at the playhouse.


Starting next Wednesday, May 6th, Mr. PJ’s class will go to Starbase in Rutland for the whole day. Starbase is each Wednesday, ending on Wednesday, June 3rd. Parents will take turns helping with transportation. Thanks ahead of time to all the parents who help. Included with this week’s newsletter is a page showing their areas of learning.


Walk at Lunch Day turned out to be a perfect weather day. Everyone left at noon time, after instructions about the safest way to walk on the road.  After a picnic lunch they stayed for a while checking out the pond for spring wildlife. These trips are always followed up by a question and answer time about what was learned and what was the best part of the trip.