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November 22, 2013

posted Dec 3, 2013, 7:23 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

Nov. 22, 2013

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

Lisa Beshay sent along a note about the upcoming Pasta Dinner and Art Gala:

Parents, mark your calendars for Thursday, December 12. This is the date that we will be doing the pasta supper fundraiser for Mr. PJ's class, as well as the Art Gala fundraiser for the entire school. This will be a very exciting, unique opportunity for your children to create, display and sell artwork that they are proud of. This can be anything created at home, school, etc. If the children would like to sell a piece of art, they are encouraged to do so...but if they would just like to display something without having it sold, that is perfectly fine too! Each child is encouraged to participate and to enter as much artwork as they would like. The evening will kick off with the pasta supper, followed by the art gala. Also, there will be a wreath auction with uniquely decorated wreaths, decorated by the children or anyone in the community that would like to participate. Beth and Bridget have graciously offered to do a nature walk with Sally's class at the beginning of next week to gather balsam for handmade wreaths. After they make the wreaths, they will be available to decorate for the wreath auction, and will be auctioned off after the pasta supper. Also, we will be taking orders for holiday pies that evening...to be picked up the week before Christmas.  As usual, if you have any desire to help contribute to the pasta supper, please contact Mr. PJ to see what they need. Also, if you would like to make a dessert or donate any raffle items, we can use all the help we can get. Thank you so much for your support. Please feel free to call Lisa Beshay with any questions. 258-8585.

Short week for school time this week. Tuesday was native American day. The very first thing this morning after each bus arrival, the kids went out back to the tipi with Mr. PJ, getting the fire going in the tipi. Immediately after that the whole school went to the woods to cut saplings for bows and arrows. Back inside the children went to different centers to make either a Native American vest from a paper bag, to another to make a bow and arrow, another to pound corn on a rock into smaller corn for the bird feeder. They did paper and birch bark weaving, which could be either for a hot pot to sit on or as a place mat. Also, some of them worked in the class room on a Native American village, making birch bark wigwams, ripping and piling small pieces of birch bark for a bonfire in their make believe village. The end of the Native American time was cooking moose meat and corn cakes over the fire in the tipi during noon recess time. Our menu for lunch was moose meat, corn cakes, carrot/squash soup and baked beans. If a vote was taken we are sure the bows and arrows would win the award for best event of the day.

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