Happy Sunday, Windermere Families! I hope you had the very best weekend. Last week, we had such a great week at Windermere with so many things to celebrate! On Wednesday and Thursday, all students were able to experience first hand our AWESOME fifth graders performing Joust! the musical. The fifth grade students were terrific and put on quite a show. As I shared with our students, when we talk with our seniors who are returning Hawks, this is one of their fondest memories they always share with us, that they know will last a lifetime from their experience at Windermere!
Tomorrow is Field Day! Make sure students wear appropriate attire and lots of sunscreen. It promises to be such a fun day. A special thank you to Mrs. Palmer and Mr. Moore who were at Windermere all day today getting things ready for our students, staff and volunteers to have the BEST day tomorrow.
With a little over a week of school left, I know the days will fly by quickly. I can’t thank you enough for your continued partnership. This has been such a rewarding year. I am so proud of our students, our staff and our school. I’m one lucky principal!
See you tomorrow morning,
Monday, May 21
Thursday, May 24
Fourth Grade Arcade
Ukulele Concert at 7 p.m. in MP Room
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day: No School for Staff or Students
Tuesday, May 29
Fifth Grade Celebration at 8:30 a.m. in MP Room
Wednesday, May 30
Students Last Day of School
Early Release at 1 p.m.
Monday, June 4
Progress Reports are available on Power School
Thank you, Mrs. Gillum:
A very special heartfelt THANK YOU to Mrs. Andra Gillum. Over the past two years, she has worked tirelessly for our PTO, students and building as PTO President. We truly appreciate YOU, your time, sense of humor and willingness to help whenever needed. We will miss you.
A note from our Nurses:
Hello wonderful Windermere parents -
This week, we will be hosting a fundraiser to bring awareness to Juvenile Diabetes. The front window of the school will have posters highlighting facts about Juvenile Diabetes. Students will share many of these facts during morning announcements daily. We will be selling blue Diabetes Awareness bracelets during the lunch periods Tuesday through Friday and for 15 minutes after school on those days for $1 each. Our goal is to raise $500 to fund research to cure Type 1 Diabetes, a deadly and debilitating disease that affects 1.25 million Americans, including over 200,000 youths, some of whom are part of our Upper Arlington community.
For these students, living with T1D is a constant balancing act. People with T1D must regularly monitor their blood-sugar levels, inject or continually infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully regulate insulin doses with eating and activity 24 hours a day. T1D is a serious and stressful disease to manage. JDRF funds research to deliver new treatments and therapies that make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier until we can prevent and one day cure the disease. The hope is to one day turn Type 1 into "Type None".
We hope you will support our efforts by buying a bracelet!
Many thanks -
Janice and Jaz
Lost and Found:
If your child has items that he or she has misplaced, you are welcome to stop in and check. Please remind your child to take a look to see if he/she has lost sweatshirts, lunchboxes, jackets, etc. All of the leftover items will be donated after May 30th.
Initial Draft Building and Site Plans:
Initial draft building and site plans for each of the six projects in the first phase of the community-developed master plan were presented for feedback from community members and staff members at the Community Building Design Team meeting on May 8 and 9, 2018.
These draft plans were informed by the work of the community and staff volunteers on the Building Steering Committees as well as the community feedback gathered at the previous Community Building Design Team meeting in February.
Through May 18, additional feedback from community members will be gathered on the draft building and site plans for each of the school buildings. Please view the draft building and site plans and take the online survey for the school building(s) of your choice on our district website: https://www.uaschools.org/
Library News: We had a great year in the Windermere Media Center! We circulated over 20,000 books this year! We love to read! Books open our hearts and minds to new ideas and help us grow as students in our learning community. We are already making plans for the fall how we will continue to learn and grow together in our Windermere community. If your child still has a book at home, please send it back by Monday, 5/21. Our clerk, Mrs. Hartmus, will start reaching out to families about replacement costs on Monday if books are unreturned or lost.
Field Day: We are so excited for field day and know our students are as well! Please encourage your child to dress appropriately for the day and wear something white or neon if possible! Your child may wear a bathing suit under his/her clothing. Two piece swimsuits are not permitted. Students will be outside (weather permitting) with water activities. Make sure you apply sunscreen before leaving the house!
Students who qualify to keep devices during summer:
Students who qualify to keep the school issued device over the summer will have an optional $25 protection plan fee added to PowerSchool. Payments will only be accepted via EZPay. Qualifying programming is coordinated through HS 11th Capstone, HS college or correspondence courses, Summer Academy, Special Education, and the curriculum department for math bridge and literacy experiences. The technology department does not approve or disapprove requests to keep devices. Students must be actively enrolled in a district sponsored academic program as listed above. Coordinators of those programs submitted student names already to the the technology department. The summer protection plan fee will need to be paid by June 4th to guarantee coverage. Those not paying the fee by June 4th will be fully responsible for all incidents of accidental damage through the August 13th. Traveling with the school device outside of the country during the summer is not permitted and will not be covered by the summer protection plan. June 4th is the first day of summer programming. This extension of the school year protection plan will cover 1 incident and does not cover accessories (charger).
Online School Directory - Our school directory transitioned to an online version earlier this year. If you haven’t already, please visit: https://www.myschoolanywhere.
This summer, we’ll add tabs for volunteer sign ups, class lists, advertising and possibly Windermere family discounts. (Look out for a future email if you are an owner of a company and generally purchase an ad in the paper directory.)
Don’t get left off the list! Register now before you forget!
Spirit Wear Blowout – Everything must go to make room for our 2018-19 collection. It’s the biggest sale of the year on Windermere and UA apparel. Visit www.uawindermerepto.org to order online and get free (school) delivery. Questions? Contact Rebecca Sutton at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andra Gillum, PTO President