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Windermere Weekly Family Update 11-14-21

Windermere Weekly Parent Update


I hope you had the BEST weekend!  It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  We are looking forward to a full week of school this week, and then two days before our upcoming holiday break.  

See you tomorrow morning!


Important Dates:

  • November 9th - Board of Education Meeting

  • November 16th - Progress Reports Live

  • November 24th-26th - Thanksgiving Vacation

  • December 3 - UA Tree Lighting - 4th grade sings

  • December 17 - Winter Parties 2:00

  • December 20-31 - Winter Break

  • January 3 - No School Students

Lost & Found: Please encourage your students to check for lost items. We will donate leftover items during Thanksgiving break. Also, it is helpful if all sweatshirts/jackets/water bottles/coats/hats/gloves/etc. are labeled with your students name so we can easily return items.

Planned Absences: Please make sure you have a planned absence form on file in the office if your student will be out of town. District policy (below) does not excuse absences for vacation/travel/etc if a pre-planned absence form is not filled out in advance.

Pre-Planned absences - 

In order for a pre-planned absence to be excused there must be a form turned in by the parents before the event and it must be reviewed by an administrator. 

Excused absences must fall within the guidelines listed below. 

Excused Absence Reasons:

  1. illness of the child

  2. appointment with a health care provider

  3.  illness in the family necessitating the presence of the child

  4. quarantine of the home

  5. death of a relative

  6. medical or dental appointment

  7. observation or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday

  8. college visit - 3 excused

  9. absences due to the student’s homeless status 

  10. absence due to a student's placement in foster care or change in foster care placement of  any court 

  11. proceeds related to the student's foster care status

  12. emergency or other set of circumstances in which the judgment of the Superintendent of Schools constitutes good and sufficient cause for absence from school

  13. service as a precinct officer at a primary, special or general election in accordance with the program set forth in Policy 5725

COVID Vaccines: Please email [email protected]ls.org to notify our nurses of your students vaccine date. 

PTO Update

WALKING WEDNESDAY - Next week is the final Walking Wednesday of the fall! Make sure your student has their name on the back of their tag. We will be removing them from

backpacks that day to be entered into the raffle! Let’s pack the sidewalks with lots of walking Hawks one last time this year!

SQUARE 1 ART - Square 1 Art was sent home with your student last week. Instructions to order artwork are included with the packet. This is such a great opportunity for special gifts for family members.  DEADLINE TO ORDER IS TODAY (Friday, 10/12).

OUTREACH - If your family is experiencing financial hardship, the PTO outreach fund is available to assist. Just contact our school’s counselor, Katie O’Keefe, at [email protected]. ***All information will remain confidential*** Also, donations to this fund are ALWAYS welcome, especially this time of year if your family is looking to specifically help others in our Windermere community!

If you would like to join the PTO in assisting members of our Windermere community through outreach, please visit http://uawindermerepto.org to donate, or email [email protected].


Stephanie Tozbikian & Jen Mascho 

PTO Co-Presidents

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