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Windham Updates - March 13, 2020

posted Mar 13, 2020, 11:42 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 2:45 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


March 13, 2020

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

Please check your student’s backpack’s and folders for important COVID-19 letters updating the current status of school-related community gatherings and public events scheduled in the district's schools. As of 5:50 PM on 3/15/20, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision.   

2020 Lego Contest in Chester, VT - Saturday, March 14 - CANCELLED due to Coronavirus. Will not be rescheduled.

Last Day of School & COVID-19
Windham Elementary School had 3 full snow days; therefore our last day of school is currently set for June 15th. 

If the Vermont state/district chooses to close schools for a limited amount of time. That time period will be considered a school dismissal and not a school closure. A school dismissal is for when the school will stay open for staff members while the children stay home. By keeping the school open during a dismissal will allow teachers to develop and deliver lessons and materials remotely to maintain continuity of teaching and learning and allows other staff members to continue to provide services and help with additional response efforts. School dismissal days, since the students will still be getting educational instruction at home, will not need to be made up at the end of the year.

Breakfast Items

We are looking to supplement our breakfast pantry again. Items needed include:

Maple Syrup, Juice, Eggs, English Muffins, Frozen Berries for smoothies, Mini-Sausages and Yogurt

Stratton - Ski Through the Night - March 21-22

2020 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
Saturday, April 4 at Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT. All Vermont students Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate. State champions for each grade K through 6, plus Middle School and High School champions will be determined. Swiss pairing used. (No elimination - all players play each round). Register online or by mail. Check-in 8:30-9:30 AM, First games 10:00 AM. Full details and registration information at: or contact Mike Stidsberg,, 802-223-1948

Talent Development Institute (TDI Summer Camp) 2020 -

What: Summer camp meets academic institute! Celebrating 23 years! For advanced, gifted and creative students, entering grades 4-9, who want to have fun with peers while exploring a wide variety of topics, including the following sampling: Computer Game Design, The World Outside, Fabric Arts, Writing and Laughing, Rube Goldberg Machines, Almost History, Gravity-Powered Catapults, Gathering Magic and Powerful Podcasts! 

Where: Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT 

When: June 21-27 and/or June 28-July 4, 2020  - Overnight and Commuter options available

Upcoming March Dates

March 17  - School board meeting 4 PM - parents are encouraged to attend and be involved. Sara will be in touch if this meeting ends of being canceled, but as of 3/13 it is still ON!

March 19 - will be an Early Release day, Parent Teacher conferences will not be done in person, they should be done via email, telephone, Skype or Zoom and should be coordinated with your students teacher directly.

March 18 - JISP (weather dependent)

March 25 - Last JISP day (weather dependent)

Upcoming April Dates

April 3 - Mighty Acorns @ Grafton Nature Museum for K-1st graders

April 6 - School Board meeting 4 PM

April 20-24 - April Vacation