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Windham Updates - October 18, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 6:38 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 18, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


October 18, 2019

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

Thank you to ALL the amazing parent/family & community volunteers that made this years Green Mountain Orchards trip such an amazing time for our students. Our gracious hosts at Green Mountain Orchards allowed each of our students to pick a bag of apples, press apples to make cider, have a cider donut with a cup of cider as a treat and then finish the day with a hay ride. 

Please remember to pack your students sneakers on Tues/Thurs for Physical Education in their backpacks. With Tues/Thurs also being farm day’s, students are arriving with their boots on, but sneakers are being forgotten at home. 

Our breakfast pantry is becoming sparse once again, the following items would be welcomed if you were out and about these next few days and could add to our pantry shelves!

Mini bagels

Brown Sugar





American Cheese


Half & Half 


The West River Community Project is holding its annual Harvest Festival behind the West Townshend Country Store on Sunday, October 20th. There will be cider pressing, kid’s activities, a potluck and a pig roast! The event goes from 12-4:00 PM. The Windham Ukulele Players have been invited to play at the event around 1:45 PM. 

Halloween party at Windham Fire House will be on October 25th at 5:00. Since judging is promptly at 6:00 it is important to be there early. Many times some great costumes do not get a prize because kids arrived late. There will be lots of yummy food that will include: Hot dogs, chili, cornbread and baked goodies. Prizes. Hayride (weather permitting), donut eating for a prize, musical chairs etc... goodie bags for everyone. So get your costumes ready.


Jorda Daigneault, school nurse, wanted to share the following Halloween Safety Tips to keep our students safe from Safe Kids Worldwide:

Walk Safely

  1. Cross the street at corners, in crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street

  2. Keep heads up, don’t run, no ear buds

  3. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street

  4. Use sidewalks.

  5. If there are no sidewalks, Face traffic and keep as far to the left as possible

  6. Watch for turning and backing vehicles

  7. Be VISIBLE!!

  8. Use flashlights, glow sticks, and reflective wear


Be Safe

  1. Don’t eat ANY candy or treats until parents check it over

  2. Don’t go to any houses you do not know the occupants

  3. Wear costumes that fit properly to avoid tripping and falling

  4. Don’t Trick or Treat alone. Safety in numbers.

  5. Have fun!!

Upcoming October Dates

October 20th - Harvest Festival presented by the West River Community Project will be held behind the West Townshend Country Store from 12-4 PM.

October 24th - Thank you’s to both Craig Bailes who will be subbing for Mr P.J. and Amy Carson who will be subbing for Carla West today.

October 25th - Evening Halloween Party at the Windham Fire Station. Judging for costumes begins at 6 PM.

October 28th - Julian Leon, Energy Educator from Vermont Energy Education Program will be here doing science projects

October 30th - Open House at Windham Elementary School 

Upcoming November Dates

November 4 - School Board Meeting at Windham Elementary School - 4 PM

November 8 - Picture Retake day

November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School