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Windham Updates - December 3, 2021

posted Dec 2, 2021, 11:09 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Dec 2, 2021, 11:10 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


December 3, 2021

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

NEEDED: Swimming Trip Volunteers

As part of our Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports program (PBIS), the students have earned enough beads for showing one of the four main principles in action throughout a school day. The four guiding ideas are being safe, respectful, responsible and ready to learn. The students have reached a milestone in the number of beads they have received from the start of the school year and we have chosen to take a field trip to the Edgar May Health & Recreation Center in Springfield, VT for an hour of indoor swimming!


We will plan on leaving at 9 AM on Tuesday, December 21st, We will swim from 10-11 and then return back to school for lunch and afternoon PE classes.

If you are interested in volunteering to drive, please understand you need to have been cleared as a volunteer by the WCSU and Ms. Sara will need a copy of your driver's license and the page from your insurance company with the vehicle insured, duration of the policy and amount of each vehicle covered for. You need at least $300,000 worth of coverage.


Volunteers needed: Holiday Craft Day

On Wednesday, December 22nd, the students will make holiday crafts from 1-3 PM. If you would like to do a craft with the students, please contact Cindy Kehoe at 802-874-7028. There are usually at least seven tables set up with different crafts, and the kids go from table to table making small gifts for the upcoming holidays. Even if you do not have a craft, you can come in and help at the tables. Please be sure to let Cindy know the general idea of the craft you would like to do as well as what materials you are expecting the school to supply (ie Scissors, tape). All participating volunteer adults need to be masked during this event.

Gift Exchange
This year we are bringing back the Windham Elementary Gift Exchange. The students will be selecting names this Friday, December 3rd and bring the name home with them. The idea is to keep the name a secret until our gift exchange. If your student forgets who they have, Ms. Sara will keep a record of the name selection and can help. The gifts should be in the price range of $5 or less. We will plan on our gift exchange to happen on our half day of school (December 23rd) before break.

Holiday Dress-up Days
Mark your calendars for WES Holiday Dress-up Days the week of December 20th.
Participation is certainly not mandatory, but we hope that each student will want to participate. Below are the days and associated themed days:

Monday - December 20th - Holiday Cheer Day - wear your favorite piece(s) of Christmas clothing (socks, t-shirt, sweater, hair accessory etc.)


Tuesday - December 21st - Grinch Day - Wear all GREEN!


Wednesday - December 22nd - Candy Cane Day - wear red and white to look like this favorite winter treat.


Thursday - December 23rd - HALF DAY - Silent Night Day - wear your PJs to school!  This is the day we will do our Gift Exchange, watch a movie and have some hot chocolate and treats.

Snow is fun!

Meadows Bee Farm Gift
Thanks to the generosity of Meadows Bee Farm, each student came home with a T-shirt on Wednesday as a special gift for all their hard work at the farm for these last few months.

December Dates:

December 8th - COVID Vaccination Clinic hosted by Rescue Inc at L&G - see email sent on December 1st by Sara Wunderle

December 9th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

December 10th - Mighty Acorns Program with K-1 students

December 14th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM

December 16th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

December 20th - Dress up week begins with Holiday Cheer Day and Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (Mr PJ’s class) - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

December 21st - Dress up - Grinch Day and Edgar May Swimming Trip; School Board Meeting

December 22nd - Dress up - Candy Cane Day and Holiday Crafts from 1-3 PM

December 23rd - Dress up - Silent Night Day - Gift Exchange & Early Release @ 12:00 PM

December 24th - January 2nd - Holiday Break

January 2022 Dates:
January 6th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

January 11th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM

January 13th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

January 17th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 18th - School Board Meeting

January 20th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

January 24th - No School - Inservice Day for teachers

January 25th - No School - Teacher Report Card Day

January 27th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM