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October 6, 2017

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:05 PM by Admin Windham

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

October 6, 2017

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

Mr. PJ will be at a Leadership Team Meeting on Wednesday, October 11.

Mr. PJ will   be at GLAM meeting on Friday, October 27.

Monday, October 9, will be No School celebrating Columbus Day.

Tuesday, October 10, the Windham Volunteer Fire Company will be here at 8:45.

Friday, October 13, will be Kindergartners at Grafton Nature Museum

Open House will be Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30

Thursday, October 19 will be a half day for Parent conferences. That afternoon will be for parent conferences.

Friday, October 20, apple picking at Green Mountain Orchards.

School pictures will be taken by Geskus Studio Friday, October 13th. They will arrive at 10:45 and take pictures around 11:30.

On Tuesday morning the firemen will be here.. They come in full gear, making them look much bigger than they actually are.   They also wear their helmets and face masks. If any of the students were ever actually in a fire, this would be a scary sight if they had never seen a fireman in full gear. The firemen keep them on until we are in the building. Then there is a question and answer time, and a video that shows several times: stop, drop and roll if you are in a fire.

Scott Carson, James dad, made a perfect sand box for the kids.  It is pretty deep, has two side boards to sit on and he even filled it with sand.   Unless we remind the kids they keep missing when they shovel and it ends up outside the box. It is a huge attraction for the small and big kids.  Thank you, Scott.

Still both soccer teams are having a good season. Now that the weather has cooled down it is much easier for them to play at their games. They were exhausted after those high heat days we had last week.

West Townshend Store is still furnishing us with some mighty fine lunches. Last week it was shepherd’s pie, and this week it was macaroni and cheese. Chris makes enough so that the second day the kids are lining up for heated leftovers.

A change at our school is the Federal government saying we cannot give a child five years or younger chocolate milk (no flavored milk at all). Starting this week there will be no more chocolate milk served.  We have been serving it for two years without being reimbursed by the state, but we cannot do that anymore, or we will be fined. Not sure what has changed here, but we have a lot of kids drinking white milk this year. It is great.

Thanks to the Leland and Gray music department we were able to borrow 6 nice ukuleles to use here at school. Kids are welcome to bring in their own on Tuesdays for lessons but they no longer need to. Lessons are going well.

On Saturday, October 21st the West River Community Project (that runs the West Townshend Cafe and provides our lunches) will hold its annual Harvest Festival. There will be food,  a chili cook off,  cider pressing, a raffle, activities for kids, and music. The Windham ukulele kids have been invited to play, probably around 3:00pm. The festival goes from 2-5 pm. Please let Sally know if your child wants to perform  at the festival.