Thursday, June 19, 2014

Parent Survey Update

Hello Everyone,

There was a glitch with the parent survey and it has been closed. You may have seen an email from Dr. Rhoads about this yesterday on the listserv. If you would like to provide feedback to me, please print the PDF that he sent or follow the link below. Then you can print it and mail it to me here at school or scan and email to me at

Have a great summer! Beth


Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Dear Families,
Below is information regarding a survey that all parents at WPS are being asked to participate in. Your feedback is appreciated. I have enjoyed working with your students this year. I hope you have a wonderful summer!
Beth Earle
At Windham Primary School, our staff is dedicated to supporting the learning of all students.  We recognize that the school is most effective for a child’s learning when there is a strong connection between school and home.  We are a learning organization that is always looking for ways to improve. We are creating another opportunity to provide feedback.  We value parent input.    This feedback serves the purposes of allowing families to give feedback to their child’s teacher on things that went well and things that could be improved upon from the parent perspective.  It also will hopefully strengthen the school to home connection for our future students. 

We are asking parents to take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.  The information you provide will go directly to your child’s teacher.  You have the option of adding your name or not. 

Your time in completing the survey is greatly appreciated by July 1st

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Scarborough Marsh Trip UPDATE ON WEATHER

Hi Families,

We will plan to go the marsh tomorrow unless it is threatening thunder and lightning. Please be sure you send your child with appropriate clothes/footwear for muddy, wet conditions. We will be outdoors for a total of 3 hours.

You might also want to pack dry clothes and shoes for them if they will be spending the rest of the day at school. They can leave dry clothes here and change when we return to school.

I plan to purchase a box of trash bags to make homemade ponchos for kids who don't come prepared. The kids think that would be fun to wear, but please send them in raincoats if they own them. The bag ponchos won't cover their arms very well.

The marsh has also been very buggy this week. If you would like your child to wear bug spray, please apply at home. The marsh is strict about not spraying bug spray near the wildlife.

I will be making a call in the morning on whether to go or not. Kids know there is a possibility of us not going. I will be sure to refund all of your money if we do not go. We will be having a picnic lunch in our room if we have to stay at school.

Cross your fingers and do an anti-rain dance tonight! :)


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Permission Slips, Volunteer Forms, Invitations, and Such!

Hello Everyone,

Tonight I'm sending along an invitation to the Ice Cream Social in all backpacks. Please consider coming to enjoy one last ice cream with the staff of WPS!

Also, you will see information about Field Day. I need you to let me know by Monday, June 9th whether your child will need a bagged lunch from our school lunch program. Read the form and return by Monday, please.

On Field Day we will be wearing coordinating colors. Please try to send your child in a MAROON t-shirt that day. If they don't have a maroon shirt, they can wear a color that's close to it OR just anything with Windham Eagles on it.

Last, chorus kids brought home slips yesterday regarding a field trip to Ledgewood Manor in Windham on Monday, June 9. If you haven't sent the slip back, do it asap. They cannot go with Mrs. Cash-Cobb if it hasn't been returned. If you don't have the slip you can contact her to arrange permission.

Next week our special days are
Monday--Sports Day (wear sporting apparel)
Tuesday--Tale of Despereaux Movie Day (if you have this on DVD, not blu-ray, and are willing to share for the day, please email me or send it in--also you may send popcorn for your child, but they won't be able to share
Wednesday--Step Up to Fourth Grade--kids will come home knowing their new teacher
Thursday--Mystery Reader Day
Friday--Field trip to Scarborough Marsh Day

It will be a busy last full week!