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Windham Updates - October 8, 2021

posted Oct 7, 2021, 3:22 PM by Sara Wunderle   [ updated Oct 8, 2021, 4:56 AM ]

Windham Elementary School Newsletter


October 8, 2021

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

Fire Prevention Day

Tuesday, we had our second fire drill of the year. During the drill we had a special visit by the Windham Volunteer Fire Department for Fire Prevention week! The students were able to witness a mock-drill with the fire engines driving into the school driveway with the sirens and lights working. The fire fighters then went through the school with their equipment on so the students could see what would happen in the event of a fire at the school. We then learned about what the engines carried and why, took turns holding the water hose,  watched a fire safety video, and then each student received a fire safety goodie bag and helmet to bring home. Each student made a thank you card for the fire volunteers that came. A special thank you to Jan Wyman for helping to make this event a success each year.

We would love to carve pumpkins with the students! 

Anyone have any leads for donations of 18 pumpkins? Send any thoughts to Ms. Sara!

Meadows Bee Farm - Young Farmers Program

Thursday’s farm visit started with the daily morning chores as normal. The students were then invited to help plant garlic to prepare for the next summer’s harvest. The students learned about the garlic plant (root vegetable, bulb and cloves) and how to plant the cloves into the ground to allow the plant to grow in the spring. 100 cloves of garlic were planted!

JISP (Junior Instructional Snow Program) 

Jan. 5, 12, 26; Feb. 9, 16; Mar. 9, 16, 23 

The JISP information for this year has arrived from Stratton.  Given the current situation with no indoor facilities provided by Stratton, the program will be modified from previous years. 


Mr. PJ will continue to coordinate the program and be the go-between for JISP participants and the mountain, but students will need to have their own transportation to the mountain and an adult to chaperone them, as no school staff will be at the mountain.  


Students are expected to arrive at the mountain ready to ski or ride and not to enter the building, except for a bathroom break.  If families want to carpool or work together to split the driving and chaperone duties, that is up to them to work out. 


All the information needed to sign up can be found in the email Sara sent from Stratton on October 8th.  Please let Mr. PJ know if you have any questions, or if he can be of further assistance with this process.

Fire Department Halloween Party

The Windham Volunteer fire department will NOT be holding their annual Halloween party this year because it would be unsafe for the kids. They instead will be hosting a Trunk or Treat at the firehouse.


October 29th from 5-7 PM will be the event.


Any families who want to do their trunk for the event please call Jan Wyman at 875-3373 or Gail Wyman at 875-4749.

October Dates:

October 10th - Tadis Fall Craft Sale - 10:00 AM. Location is the Tadis Food Truck on 148 rte 100 in West Dover. Student Hazel May will be selling items to help raise funds to go towards activities for WES.

October 11th - No School - Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 12th - 1/2 day - Parent-Teacher conferences

October 14th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM 

October 19th - School Board Meeting 6-8 PM

October 21st - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM 

October 26th - Informational Meeting for Re-Vote - 6-9 PM

October 28th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM 

October 29th - Trunk or Treat at Windham Fire Department  from 5-7 PM

November Dates:

November 4th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM 

November 11th - No School - Veterans Day

November 12th - Mighty Acorns Program with K-1 students

November 16th - School Board Meeting

November 18th - Meadows Bee Farm 8:00 AM 

November 22-26th - Thanksgiving Break