April 2017 Director’s Letter

By | March 31, 2017
Windham Coop Director's Letter

Hopefully winter is over and now we can gear up for spring.  Keep sending in appropriate clothing for your child, since we go out any day that the weather is cooperating.  We have many fun things going on in April.  Hard to believe that the school year is almost over.

April School Wide Fun Week:

Monday, April 17 – Stars and Stripes Day

Tuesday, April 18 – Pajama Day

Wednesday, April 19 – Disney Day

Thursday, April 20 – Sports Day

Friday, April 21 – Hawaiian Day

Hawaiian Bingo:

Our Halloween Bingo was so popular, that we decided to have a spring

Bingo night.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 11 from 6-7:30 at the

Windham Middle School. $5.00 a person and $20.00 for a family. See Patti to sign up for this event.

 General Membership Meeting:

Our general membership meeting is on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30. Heather Hankus will be giving a parent workshop on Busy Bags – Unplugged.  This will give parents some great ideas to do with your child, that is not electronic based.   We also will be voting on the school’s operating budget for 2017-2018 as well as voting in new members of the executive board.  Babysitting will be provided.

Spring Fling:

Spring Fling, Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 12-3pm


Summer Camps:

Be on the lookout for the summer camp brochure in your child’s folder.  We will be having camps throughout June and Wacky Wednesday’s will be throughout the summer.  We also have a week camp in July and August also.

April Estimation:

Lucia Mannino won our March estimation.  She guessed 28 and there were 33 coins in the container.  Two other children guessed 28, so we picked her name out of a hat.  Have your child come into the office and estimate how many goldfish are in the container.  The winner will be announced on April 20.

 Mark Your Calendars:

Our spring maintenance day is Saturday, May 13.  We will have many indoor and outdoor projects, which we will need many parents to help with.

Maintenance opportunity:

If you cannot come in on May 13 for our maintenance day and you did not come to the fall one, we have a job that needs to be done before May.  All of the classrooms need their sink traps changed and if you could do 1 or 2, please see Patti in the office.


Spring Vacation: April 24-28

Pre-K Graduation – June 1  (details to follow)

Last day of school:

M/W/F Nursery and Pre-K – June 5

T/Th Nursery – June 1

PEEP – June 5

KEEP – June 19 and 20

Healthy Recipes for your Family:

Creamy Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal- You will need:

¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats, ¾ cup almond milk, ¼ cup water, 1 Tabl peanut butter, ½ teas ground cinnamon, 1 small ripe banana mashed, and 1/8 teas vanilla.  Combine oats, almond milk, and water into a saucepan.  Bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes.  Stir in peanut butter and cook additional 1-2 minutes.  Lower heat and add cinnamon and cook 1-2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and add banana and vanilla.

Ladybugs on a Log- You will need: ¼ cup dried cranberries, 6 stalks celery, cut into 3 inch pieces, and ½ cup raspberry flavored cream cheese.  Fill each celery stick with raspberry flavored cream cheese and top it with 3-4 cranberries to look like ladybugs.

Trail Mix- You will need: cheerios, pretzel sticks, raisins, goldfish crackers, chocolate chips, and zip bags.  Have your child wash their hands and then count into their bag, 10 cheerios, 9 pretzel sticks, 8 raisins, 7 goldfish, 6 chocolate chips.  Zip up the bag and shake.  Eat and enjoy.  Math and food is so much fun!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites – You will need:
1 cup dry quick oats,1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted,½ cup dried fruit (I used dried cherries and golden raisins)
½ cup crunchy organic peanut butter (or sunbutter)

¼ cup ground golden flaxseed,¼ cup chia seeds (white or black),

⅓ cup raw honey,1 tsp good quality vanilla extract, ½ tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer.
Blend until well incorporated. Roll into tbsp size balls and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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