April Director’s Letter 2018

By | April 2, 2018

Hopefully winter is over and now we can gear up for spring. A big thanks from all the staff to all families for being so understanding with the excessive number of snow days this year.As always, please 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 16 – Super Hero

Tuesday, April 17 – Pajama Day

Wednesday, April 18 – Disney Day

Thursday, April 19 – Sports Day

Friday, April 20 – Beach Day

Hawaiian Bingo:

Join us for a Hawaiian Luau as the WCK tradition continues with this great family friendly Bingo event.

                    Windham Middle School

                    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

                    6:00 – 7:30 pm

                    $5 per person/$20 max per family*

*Price includes pizza, snacks, desserts, juice, water and lots of prizes. All children win!

Space is limited so save the date and make sure you aren’t left out of the fun! To sign up, please see Patti in the office, so we can get a head count.

General Membership Meeting:

Our general membership meeting is on Monday, April 9 at 6:30.  Judiann Burzlaff will be our guest speaker on readiness for kindergarten.  She is a KIP teacher at Golden Brook. We will also be voting on the school’s operating budget for 2018-2019 as well as voting in new members of the executive board.  Babysitting will be provided.

Spring Fling, Saturday, May 5th, 12-3pm

As part of the schools mission, we promote service to the community, positive family relationships and an overall healthy lifestyle. On Saturday, May 5th, from 12-3pm we will be hosting our annual Spring Fling, a community fair focused on wellness. The event will include a Kids Fun Run, field day activities, entertainment provided by members of the community, a Raffle and Silent Auction and food. The Spring Fling is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is open to the community.  More information will be sent home with your children, so be on the lookout.

Spring Fling, Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 12-3pm

Summer Camps:

Be on the lookout for the summer camp brochure coming home in your child’s folder.  WCK’s staff will be hosting summer camps throughout June, July, and August at the school.  Camps are offered at a variety of times of day and duration of days. Whether it be a one day “Wacky Wednesday or a multi day themed camp, there are a number of fun ways to enjoy WCK throughout the summer months!


Spring Vacation: April 23-27

Pre-K Graduation – Thursday, May 31 (details to follow)

Maintenance Day – TBD

Last day of school:

M/W/F Nursery and Pre-K – June 4

T/Th Nursery – May 31

PEEP – June 4

KEEP – June 20

Save Your Pull Tabs:

We are collecting “pull-tabs” or “pop-tops” from aluminum cans to help the Shriner’s Hospital.  They will brought to a collection center and the money will be sent to the Shriner’s Hospital to help offset costs.  Thank You!

Healthy Recipes for your Family:

Creamy Peanut (or substitute) 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 substitute)

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

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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