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November 1, 2013

posted Nov 1, 2013, 10:13 AM by Admin Windham   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 10:17 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

Nov. 1, 2013

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

Pictures, Monday, November 4th at 11:00Do not forget. Pre-K's will have school that day. So far we have not received many picture orders back. If you need another form, just call, we have plenty.

Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 is Open House for parents and students.

Thursday, November 7 is a half day. Thursday, November 7 is conferences and report cards will go home that day.

Saturday, November 9 is the Harvest Supper at the Windham Meeting House followed by square dancing with Sally Newton and the Newton family band. Dinner begins at 5:00.

Monday, November 11, Veterans Day. No School.

Paperwork for winter sports at Stratton is attached to this weeks newsletter, or coming home separately if you get your newsletter via email. This needs to be filled out and returned by next Friday.

It has been a frosty week. The kids definitely needed mittens and hats. Parents, if you have a way to mark their clothing and boots it will help us get them all set to go outdoors quicker this winter. Just sewing some colored string, buttons or other small items onto their winter wear should help dressing for outdoors.

Sally's class is studying trees. The entire school went to the Persa farm on Wednesday for a nature walk to identify trees native to our area. Sally set up a scavenger hunt to collect bark, cones, find cut trees to count the age rings, find the biggest tree. The widest tree turned out to be a maple tree on the Persa's front lawn at thirteen feet around. Thanks to Susan Persa for inviting us and ending the hike with hot chocolate and cookies.

Last year at the end of the school year Sally's class incubated chicken and duck eggs from the Persa farm. Only one duck, Little Peeps hatched out. When the chicks and duck were big enough to leave school they went to live at the farm. When we saw Little Peeps this week he is a very impressive duck, now named Big Peeps..