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Windham Updates - February 18, 2022

posted Feb 17, 2022, 2:46 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Feb 17, 2022, 2:47 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


February 18, 2022

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



February 21- March 1

100th Day Celebration
Rubberbands, pennies, beads/charms, mosaic design and buttons, were all represented at the 100th day celebration on February 11th. It was wonderful to see all the collections together and to see the kids sort and count by 5’s or 10’s to show that they did indeed bring in 100 items! In addition to seeing their collections, they took some time to do some projects using 100 items. They made 100 day hats and necklaces to share with their families.

Appreciation Days
During the week of Valentine’s Day, the students pick a name of another student each morning and by the end of the day an appreciation card is constructed to be given to the student they chose. 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. After the cards are made, they are put in the school mailbox and a younger and older student are selected to deliver the appreciation cards during the afternoon. It is a joy to watch the smiles and hugs that are given after the cards are delivered. It shows how such a simple thoughtful gesture can mean so much.

Kindness Campaign

The kindness committee visited us again last week and helped to add some bright colors and kindness to our multi-purpose room with our students' fabulous artwork. 

Windham Circus Week

Thanks to a Vermont Arts Council grant, Troy Wunderle, from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, was able to spend a full week with the Windham students. Each day, the students had access to all sorts of juggling, manipulative objects, and balance apparatus. In larger schools, students only get to see Troy on average twice a week for about 45 minutes each time. Windham students were able to have 2.5 hours in the morning and an hour in the afternoon each day!  It was a wonderful week that culminated in a circus showcase Thursday afternoon! Thank you Troy Wunderle and the Vermont Arts Council for a memorable experience for not only our students but our community as well. 

JISP Swimmers

Our mighty JISP swimmers have reached the halfway point in their lessons at Edgar May. Swim instructor Zoe Lirakis is loved by all students. It has been a pleasure to watch and celebrate with each student as milestones are reached. Zoe gifted each student with bracelets for the milestones they have reached halfway through the program. We are looking forward to seeing what the next few weeks bring our Windham swimmers!

Music in Our Schools @ Leland and Gray

This March 8th at 7:00 Leland and Gray in collaboration with our district elementary schools are hosting a concert in celebration of Music In Our Schools Month! Please join us in this celebration either in person or through our live stream (link available the morning of the concert) Come watch former and current students, neighbors and friends making high quality music together for the first time in over two years! Staff and faculty from all schools are also invited to perform with the band and chorus (it’s easy music, I promise!). Email Elyse Wadsworth at (Leland and Gray chorus director) if you have any questions or would like to participate.

March 2022 Dates:

March 2nd - Students return back from vacation 

March 3rd - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

March 8th - Parent Group Meeting at 7:00 PM at WES or via ZOOM

March 10th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

March 11th - K-1 visit to Grafton Nature Museum - Might Acorns - Marvelous Maple Syrup

March 15th - School Board Meeting

March 17th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM - Half Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

March 24th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM

March 25th - Montshire Museum Trip - Depart 8:45 AM

March 31st - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM