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Windham Updates - November 8, 2019

posted Nov 8, 2019, 10:56 AM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


November 8, 2019

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

First Snow Fall


The weather has turned colder and we have had our first snowfall. Please make sure both younger and older students have clothing that will keep them warm. We do go out on recess even when it is cold out, so please confirm that they have mittens, hats, warm coat and snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground! It is important that all students have a second pair of shoes to use when in school to save the wear and tear on the rugs.



Ceramics began this week with the students making bells. Ceramics will continue on the following Monday’s: November 11th & 18th and December 2, 9 & 16. Kord graciously offered to leave a bit earlier to start his afternoon bus run and will come and pick the students and staff up at WES and deliver us to the ceramics studio. Kord will continue to pick up the students at the end of the Ceramics day when he comes up the hill from Leland & Gray to begin the afternoon bus route. Second bus students, will be home earlier since Kord will drop them off on the way back to the school. Parents who usually pick their kids up... If nobody is at the school when you get there, just wait a moment and we will arrive. Thank you Kord!



A reminder that JISP sign-ups are due by November 29th for students, drivers, and chaperones. The link to sign up is or


West River Valley Youth Basketball League

Attention youth basketball enthusiasts! The West River Valley Youth Basketball league is getting ready to plan for this upcoming season! With the majority of the 6th graders now at the middle school, they are possibly shifting to a 2 / 3 program at the lower level and a 4 / 5 program for the upper grades. Any 6th graders are still invited to play with them as well.  They will need a head count, so please email Sara at to let her know your child’s interest or return the form being sent home today with your student.


Harvest Dinner

This Saturday is the Harvest Dinner at the Meeting House at 5:00. Ham, squash, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash, baked beans, salad, sweet breads, rolls and homemade pies, all for a low price of ten dollars. After dessert, Sally Newton will present her ukulele performers from school. Then she will be calling the moves for a lively square dance. All proceeds benefit Windham area residents through WCO. Come and join us for a fun evening. The ukulele players will perform around 6:15 so please be there with your child at 6:00 to get ready, if you don’t come for dinner.

Winter Coat Drive - Community Hope & Action is sponsoring a Winter Coat Drive and Give-Away on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 in Townshend. As part of the Third Saturday Harvest Pot-luck, winter coats will be collected and anyone is welcome to come and take one or more. All sizes are welcome. To donate gently worn coats, you can drop them off at either the Townshend Town Hall on November 16th at 5:00 or you can donate before the 16th to the front porch of Cynefim Farm,  1169 Grafton Road in Townshend. The farm is located opposite the Town barn and is one mile north of the Townshend Village. Anyone who wants a coat can also drop by the farm to take a coat or attend the dinner and pick one there. Call Liza at (802) 365-4080 for more information.

Upcoming November Dates

November 11 - Ceramics

November 14 - WES will attend the Elementary School Concert at Leland & Gray

November 18 - Londonderry Solid Waste Group will visit and teach us about recycling/trash & Ceramics

November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School