Windermere Weekly Parent Update 9/15/17
Posted 09/15/2017 04:54PM

Windermere Weekly Parent Update 9.15.17


Updates from Mrs. Nolan:


Yesterday, we practiced an evacuation with all of our students and staff.  As I shared with our students when we arrived at UALC, I was beyond PROUD of how they practiced the Windermere Way throughout our drill.  EVERY student was respectful, responsible and ready to learn!  We had over 500 students and adults walking to Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in a straight line, quietly, and listening intently to every direction of the adults.  Please take time to talk to your child about this drill and commend him/her about taking this so seriously.  As I shared with you in a previous update, we practice drills regularly in Upper Arlington so that we all know what to do in the event of a real emergency.  


I hope you enjoy your weekend. Next Friday marks the official arrival of fall.  It's hard to believe we are already 4.5 weeks into our school year.  It's been a fantastic start.  Thank you for sending your children to us ready to learn!


With pride in my heart for our students who work hard to exhibit the Windermere Way throughout their entire day,




Monday, 9.18.17

  • Constitution Day (please encourage your child to wear red, white and blue)  


Wednesday, 9.20.17

  • Walking Wednesday


Thursday, 9.21.17

  • Fall Pictures


Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, 9.27.17

  • Early Release at 1 p.m.  

Friday, 9.29.17

  • Windermere PTO Fall Family Fun Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, 10.16.17

  • No School for Students:  Teacher Workday in AM/Parent Teacher Conferences from 12-7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, 10.19.17

  • Parent Teacher Conferences from 4-7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, 10.26.17

  • Early Dismissal for Students at 11:05 a.m. 

Friday, 10.27.17

  • Halloween Parties and Parade 

Monday, 11.6.17

  • End of First Trimester

 Tuesday, 11.7.17

  • Voting Day:  Inservice Day for Staff 


From Ms. Maria: Many parents filled out Info Snap after the power school roll over took place. That means if you have a new phone number or email, it did not populate. You will need to contact Ms. Maria to make sure we have the most current/up to date information.


Attention room parents, room reps, room coordinators and party planners: This year's room parent orientation will be held on Monday, September 18.  The morning session begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at Mountview Church, 2140 Fishinger Road.  The evening session begins at 6 p.m.and will be held in the UAHS cafeteria.  Thank you for taking the time to attend this important training.  


PARENT BOOK TALK Our school counselor, Katie O'Keefe, and our Syntero clinician, Larysa Gilbert, will be facilitating a book talk for Windermere Parents. Based on a survey sent out by Katie in August, the majority of parents said they would like to read How to Talk so Kids Will Listen...And Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber. This will be an opportunity to meet other parents, learn ways to create relationships with your children (tots to teens) and establish an open dialog in a relaxed setting. The book talk will take place on October 17 at 7 pm. Location TBD. If you are interested in attending, please sign up so we can get an idea of how many parents to expect. We are looking forward to discussing this book with those of you interested in participating!



Windermere Parent PTO Update:


Fall ASE Classes -  Registration ends today at 9:00 PM!  Get off the couch (or stay on the couch) and register now at: 



Ukulele Orchestra – Our famous Ukulele Orchestra returns this year in slightly different form.  The amazing Mr. Hudson will oversee the program to be taught by OSU student Taylor Bryan.  All former ukers are guaranteed a spot.  New 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Hawks are welcome to apply for the selection lottery.  Full details and the application are available on our web-site


Fall Family Night -   This year's Fall Family Night is  Friday, September 29th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  Check your child’s backpack for flyers or visit our web-site at: fo r full details!  Volunteer sign-ups are also online.  Please contact our wonderful Fall Family planners Monica Moyer ( or Lauren Greene ( with any questions.


Purchase wristbands for your student, which includes all activities and a combo meal, online Monday, 9/18 through Wednesday, 9/27, for $10 each.  Adults and children 4 and under enter for free, with food sold separately.   Wristbands will also be sold during lunch and after school September 25-28, and at the event ($12each).  Any family needing financial assistance may contact school counselor, Katie O'Keefe




Chipotle Night –  Windermere loves us some barbeque!  We raised nearly $250 during our City BBQ night.  Next up is Chipotle - Mark your calendars for October 10th.  A big thanks to Courtney Clark for arranging our Restaurant Nights.  Getting paid for eating is sort of like a dream come true! 



Facilities Information – We had a great turnout for our PTO meeting.  Superintendent Paul Imhoff and Treasurer Andy Geistfeld presented some wonderful information about the facilities process. Info and links are available on our web-site at  


Thank you,

Andra Gillum (

PTO President