PBIS Ticket Winners 3/24/17

Patriot Pen Essay Contest Winners

The Patriots Pen essay contest, conducted nationwide, is a VFW sponsored youth essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy. This year the topic was ā€œThe America I Believe In.ā€ Two sixth graders from Windermere were first place winners! Congratulations to Angelina Miller and Madhumitha Alagappan! Mr. Bruce Warkenton from the local VFW presented the certificates to the two students.

Academic Fair for grades 4-6 new date - Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Parent (and student-led) conferences are this week - Wednesday, 3/22 through Friday, 3/24. We will be following a shortened day schedule. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Hope to see you at our conferences!

March 2017 Newsletter


Iā€™m sure you see by the projects coming home and the excitement from our children, that our Makerspace is a great room to learn and collaborate. Thank you for your generous donations to the Windermere Makerspace! We are currently restocked on the following items, and ask that you kindly refrain from sending these items into school until further notice:

  • cardboard
  • plastic bottles
  • gallon jugs
  • cereal boxes
  • toilet paper & paper towel rolls
  • egg cartons

We are still in need of the following items and we continue to welcome these donations:

  • building blocks (any kind)
  • Legos
  • tape (any kind)
  • toothpicks
  • cotton swabs
  • rubber bands
  • index cards
  • newspaper
  • clay
  • pom poms
  • Play Doh

In the future, we will ask specific grade levels to send in donations at certain times during the year in an effort to keep inventory levels steady and find adequate storage space for overflow supplies. We truly appreciate your support of the Makerspace! Our parents and students have been awesome! If you have any questions about donations please contact Jenna Dhandapani at

Drop Off Reminder

Please be careful when dropping off your child in the parent drop off lane and be sure not to drop him/her off at the corner near the 5/6 wing. It can be dangerous and cause undue traffic tie-ups. When dropping off in the parent drop off lane; pull all the way up to the median sidewalk rather than stopping right at the crosswalk. This will assuage the backup that occurs in this lane out to Abbott Road. Thank you for understanding and your patience with this process.

Transportation policy information for Windermere School

Friday, February 17th

Busy day at recess! Students were loving the snow play, working together at the Ellington Youth Services Friday Recess Zone Fun, and creating animations and coding in the library.

100th Day of School!

Windermere is special because...

Happy 50th Anniversary