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October 4, 2013

posted Oct 8, 2013, 7:57 AM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

Oct 4, 2013

Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready to learn”

Don't forget tomorrow's tag sale and fun day here at school from 10:00 to 2:00. There are many items for the raffle such as: Maple syrup, store certificates, pizza certificates, board games and computer games. Mothers have been cooking away, so there will be hot soups, and many desserts to buy. Games galore and tag sale items to select from. See you here.

Apple picking at Green Mountain Orchards was a perfect afternoon , just like always. Many parents drove. First on the agenda was a picnic lunch at the table, than a hay ride through the orchard. After the hayride everyone received a small bag to take into the orchard and pick apples. Of course, many apples were eaten throughout the afternoon. When they were back at the store, they went into the back room to press cider. There is a new cider processor there this year which was very interesting for the kids. The apples were turned and washed on a line, then carried up a conveyor, falling into a small press. The liquid presses out the sides as cider. From there it goes in a small line to the pasteurizer. This is a great day as this is part of their Vermont heritage.

Although they did not win their soccer game against Wardsboro this week, the players have figured out team work, how to get in and push for the ball, figuring ahead where they need to be on the field. Good games, guys.

MAPS tests are completed. Now it is back to homework throughout the week. There is nothing like having our normal routine.

Each week while the newsletter is being written, I am usually listening to the librarian with her different age groups. The older students may do computer work looking up subjects about government, history, presidents, interesting news. The younger kids are read to by the librarian. Many of the stories have to do with current holidays, seasons of the year, children in foreign countries and the way they live. There is always discussion during class. Each week a student gets to check a book out, but only if they brought back last weeks book. So make sure your children return their library books every Thursday.

Next week is National Fire Safety week. The firemen will visit on Wednesday morning to teach the children about fire safety.

This coming Monday, October 7th , home game against at 4:30.