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Windham Updates - May 7, 2021

posted May 6, 2021, 4:37 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated May 6, 2021, 4:38 PM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter

 

May 7, 2021

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

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing WES mother’s this weekend! 

 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

 

 

Mr. PJ, Ms. Sara, Ms. Sally, Mr. B, and Ms. Carla would like to thank our wonderful parents at WES for the amazing lunch on Wednesday. We had a wonderful hour spent with one another talking about all the many things that make Windham Elementary School so special as we enjoyed the amazing food! 

 

Herbal Medicine Badge

With our sewing badge #1 completed, Meadows Bee Farm dropped off our first project towards earning the Herbal Medicine Badge. Our first project was to make Honey Garlic Ferment. The students learned about the vegetable/herb - garlic. They learned that garlic is made up of cloves and how to remove the skins easily from each clove by smashing the cloves with a flat surface like a spatula. They then learned the difference between chopping and mincing the garlic and were taught or reminded how to properly use a knife before chopping their garlic for their medicinal honey garlic. The garlic and honey will ferment for two weeks and then then the students will bring their herbal medicine project #1 home for them and their families to enjoy!

 

 

National Poetry Month

April was National Poetry Month and Ms. Sally worked with some of our students last Friday to compose some wonderful poetry and illustrations. 

 

 

Emergency Broadband

 

As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org. The EBB program will provide eligible households with discounts of up to $50 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands. It also will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households. Please consider sharing the link to the FCC general information web page on the program.  https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

 

Newbrook Elementary School Summer Camp July 1st -30th

 

Registration is now open for Newbrook Elementary School’s summer camp program that will run from July 1st-30th. If you would rather have a paper registration, please reach out to Kiley Boyd, Director of After School and Summer Programs for WCSU:

 

Email - kboyd@windhamcentral.org 

Cell phone is 802-246-7522

 

The registration form is online and the information can be found on their website: 

 

https://sites.google.com/windhamcentral.org/afterschool-summer/summer-camp-2021

 

COVID Updates as of Friday, April 30

 

Good news from the Vermont Department of Health and Gov. Scott. Masks are no longer required outside UNLESS 6 feet distance can't be maintained, or in a crowded area.  This is all possible because greater than 60% of eligible Vermont adults have been vaccinated and there has been a reduced number of + COVID cases in Vermont. 

 

Please remember to:

 

1. Stay home if you are unwell

2. Wear a mask per guidelines

3. Maintain 6 feet distance

4. Uncrowded places

5. Diligent hand hygiene

6. Get vaccinated if you are eligible

 

Upcoming May/June Dates


May 18  - School Board Meeting 6 PM via ZOOM


May 20 - Circus Day with Troy Wunderle from Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures


May 28 - Superhero Project Presentation (details will be shared as we get closer)


May 31 - No School - Memorial Day


June 14 - Last Day of School (half-day) at Hapgood Pond





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