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Windham Updates - February 12, 2021

posted Feb 11, 2021, 10:54 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Feb 11, 2021, 10:55 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


February 12, 2021

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


Tubing Day


We had a beautiful winter afternoon at Mr. B’s house Monday afternoon tubing. Thanks to Mr. B, Ms. Sally and Magic Mountain for the tubes, hot cocoa and treats. It was an afternoon filled with lots of laughter and memories being made.



Appreciation Week

Each day this week, each student chose another student’s name to make an appreciation card for them. During the day, they find a moment to construct a special note and/or drawing to give to the student that they chose in the morning. These appreciations are then put in our school mailbox and then handed out by selected students by the end of the day. The appreciation cards are a way to show thanks and appreciation for a kind gesture, words or friendship that they have shared with one another during the school year so far.



Hero Project


Susan Haefner is an actor, director, choreographer, educator, and owner of Little Yellow House Studio, an educational and solo performance studio. She is a Broadway veteran (State Fair, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and 42nd Street Revival), and is now proud to call Vermont home. As a teaching artist, Susan works with schools and theaters across the state such as Maple Street School, Rutland High School, Castleton University, Northern Stage and Weston Playhouse. Windham Elementary School was awarded a Vermont Arts Council grant to bring Susan to our school this spring to do an 8-10 week theater residency with the students and was here on Monday to introduce the students to the Hero Project that they will be working with her on in April. 


Snow FUN!




COVID Protocol 


UPDATE- No changes in travel for Vermont residents. We are asked not to travel out of state or even within the state except for essential purposes. Bennington, Rutland, and Franklin Counties have a high number of positive COVID-19 cases. Bennington County is essentially as high as the surrounding New York counties. It was stressed to be extra vigilant if you travel to these counties, or not go there except for essential purposes, if possible. Pfizer will be producing 50 million more vaccine doses in the next 6 weeks-this is great news for all of us. There are still at least 2 pharmaceutical companies waiting for emergency use declarations for their vaccines, so we are moving closer to providing vaccines to more of the population.

Also Walgreens will be a point of distribution for COVID vaccine (4 Walgreens in Southern Vermont). Walgreens will be getting vaccines directly from the Federal government and the additional vaccines will not be included in the number of vaccines Vermont receives from the government.


* Work

* Personal safety

* Medical care

* Care of others (that includes ONLY the person providing the care-NOT other family members)

* Parental shared custody

* For food/beverage or medicine

* To attend school if commuting

* To perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate when necessary.


  • Wash your hands

  • Wear facial coverings

  • Maintain physical distancing

  • Stay home if you are unwell

Upcoming February Dates

February 17 - Remote Learning Day

February 22-26  - February Vacation

Upcoming March Dates

March 1 - NO SCHOOL

March 2 - NO SCHOOL

March 3 - Remote Learning Day

March 10 - Remote Learning Day

March 17 - Remote Learning Day

March 24 - Remote Learning Day

March 31 - Remote Learning Day