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Windham Updates - January 29, 2021

posted Jan 28, 2021, 10:52 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Jan 28, 2021, 10:53 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


January 29, 2021

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


Electricity Fun!


Here are some pictures of the upper grade students' science activity.  The students worked with wires, lights, copper tape, and a power source to create a circuit that could light up any of four different bulbs with shapes to cover them.  The students learned that the circuit must be complete in order for the electricity to flow freely and light up the bulbs.  




The snow piles have grown large enough the students have been using them to create sledding paths during recess.





Tubing Day

As part of our Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports program (PBIS), the students earn beads for showing one of our four main principles in action throughout the 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. 


Mr. B has invited the school to go tubing from 1-2:30 PM at Mr. B’s house on Monday, February 8th. Please make sure your child brings their tube to school on Monday, February 8th and that the tube is clearly labeled with their name so we can ensure that the tube gets returned to the correct household. If your child does not have a sledding tube yet, no worries, Mr. B has some being donated by Magic Mountain for them to use and have when the day of tubing is over. Each child should have appropriate sledding attire (mask, hats, mittens, snow pants, winter jacket) to enjoy the afternoon. Tubes can be brought to Mr. B’s over the weekend or can be brought with them to school on Monday at drop off.



Parents of Windham Elementary Facebook Group


You can search for Parents of Windham Elementary school age kids group or go to this link to join this private group just for parents of school age children that are currently enrolled or are looking to enroll into WES in the future -


As always if you have concerns or questions about the school and programs, always feel free to reach out to Mickey Parker-Jennings, teaching principal at Windham Elementary School. He is always available to talk with parents and or bring concerns or questions to the board meetings, if parents are unable to attend.


Email - 

Phone - (802) 874-4159



Valentine’s Day Treats

The students have been asking if they can bring in Valentine’s for their classmates this school year. Unfortunately as with other things that have been changed due to COVID-19, we will have to ask that students NOT bring Valentine cards or candy to give to other students from home. We will still participate in our appreciation week leading up to Valentine’s Day here at school. 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.


Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center

See attached flyer for more information, but students and families of Windham Elementary for the rest of the year can get half off for rentals and passes at Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center.



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. This guideline is likely to continue until herd immunity exists. 


* 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 1 - School Board meeting - see attached agenda

February 3 - Remote Learning Day

February 8 - TUBING day at Mr. B’s in the afternoon. Students should bring their tubes to school with them that morning. Bringing them on the bus or having them with them at drop off would be great. Make sure they are labeled with your child’s name on them so we know that they go home to the correct household.

February 10 - Remote Learning Day 

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