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Windermere Weekly Family Update 5-23-21

Windermere Weekly Parent Update 


You all are amazingTruly. The Windermere PTO, over the past 4 years since the bond/levy passed, have been saving to create a new outdoor learning space. PTO’s vision, hard work and focus allowed this dream to become a reality!!!  Look at the picture above to see what we will be able to enjoy this fall!!! We are in the process of ordering furniture so that the space can be utilized as soon as possible for all of our students. WOW!!!! What a gift that our Hawks will be able to enjoy for a lifetime. Each family, past and present, have contributed to our school through the PTO’s fundraising efforts, attending our Fall Family Night, KidFest and much more. What a gift you have given our school. I can’t wait for parents to see the fruits of your labor.  Again, our sincere thanks, and I will update you as we see more of it actually being built.  Thank you so much!

It’s hard to believe tomorrow starts the last week of school.  I know we are all already in the works planning for a fabulous year next year!  Our current fifth graders will be missed.  Once a Hawk, always a Hawk!!!  

Thank you so much for being so kind, supportive and part of the best community.  We can’t wait to see you tomorrow morning!


Thursday, May 27

  • Last Day of School

  • Early Release at 1 p.m.

  • Please join us for the CLAP OUT, to celebrate our fifth graders!  We will begin this at 12:45 p.m.  Parents may line the streets in front of the school.  We will send out more detailed information in the next few days.

Wednesday, August 18

  • Students first day of school in our NEW BUILDING!!!!!

21-22 Teacher Name/Class Placement:  We will be sending out emails on Friday, July 30 to let you know who your child(ren) will have as a teacher next year.  We are SO excited about our year together in our new building!  Your child will be watching a video in his/her classroom at the end of the year with their respective teacher(s) introducing themselves as a team.  This will give all students an opportunity to meet all grade level teachers at their entering grade level.  Since we do so much as grade level teams, we thought this would be a good replacement for step-up day.  

Withdrawing from Windermere:

If your family is moving out of Upper Arlington or moving to another school, please make sure you have been in contact with Ms. Maria ([email protected]) to fill out a district withdrawal form. We cannot remove your student without this on file. 

PTO Leadership: Thank you, thank you, thank you to our AMAZING PTO for ALL that you do to make Windemere GREAT!! We don’t know what we would do without you!!!  To our outgoing board members: THANK YOU! You have selflessly given your time and energy to us and we are so very grateful. Thank you to: Annette Wittine, Jenny Longstreth, Jen Mascho, Stephanie Tozibikian, Tristan Bell, Beau Henry, Brooke Braunstein, Jen Lauer, Debbine Angelos, Sarah Henderson, Kelly Brisker, & Ryan Mongomery.  In addition, to ALL of the amazing PTO volunteers, THANK YOU! 

Summer Bridge:  Please be sure to check the email that was sent on Friday the 21st regarding this year's Summer BRIDGE Program. There are a lot of great opportunities for students to work on achievement and well-being this June, and registration is now open. Any questions can be directed to: [email protected]

The Talent Show Team Proudly Presents:



Please click on the link above to access the 2020-2021 Talent Show! 

This year, we have 27 acts and the show is approximately 57 minutes long. 

The talent show is a fundraiser for UNICEF. Here is the link to donate: https://uawindermerepto.org/talent-show/ THANK YOU!

10th Annual Central Ohio Teacher of the Year Award presented by 104.9 the River Details:

  • Website to Nominate Teacher:  CLICK HERE   or click this link (https://pollunit.com/en/polls/teacheroftheyear2021)

  • How it works:  Nominate your favorite teacher for all the great things they have done this past year (submit phone & name on website).  Any Central Ohio Teacher from K-12th grade.  The top 5 teachers with the most votes win the award!!

  • Nomination Timeframe: Now - Thurs, May 27th

  • Voting Timeframe:  5/28 - 6/4

Teacher Awards (same for top 5 Teachers):

  • $100 Gift Card to Cameron Mitchel's Restaurant

  • $100 Gift Card to Lazer Kraze

  • $25 Gift Card to Bellezza Salon & Day Spa

  • $20 Powercard to Dave & Busters Polaris

  • Gift Baskets from Glenn Ave Soap Company and Mary Kay - Paula Fistick

Please share with family, friends, and fellow parents.  Help us honor our teachers this year – thanks and I appreciate your help!  


Please check out this INCREDIBLE collaboration by our students and staff! Together, we can accomplish anything! WINDERMERE’S GOT TALENT

The talent show team worked hard to produce this film and showcase 27 fabulous acts. These kids worked hard and deserve a lot of credit for their efforts. 

Grab your family and sit back and ENJOY THE SHOW! (Click link above)

The talent show supports UNICEF and funds meals for children who are malnourished. 

PTO will be donating $100 and will match 100% of all donations made for the first $500.  

Thank you to the families who’ve already donated. We are nearing our goal and with your help, we could easily raise over $1,000 to help kids in need. 


Visit https://uawindermerepto.org/talent-show/ to DONATE NOW throughEND OF MAY!


If you are traveling this summer or need some extra academic support for your children, check out the Upper Arlington Learning Express.  

They have many workbooks to help keep your students skills fresh over the summer! 

Order online by June 15th and they will donate 20% back to our PTO. 


Use code: SBWNDUA


Tees were distributed to classrooms on Friday. Check your kids’ backpacks. 

Oline Academy, if you didn’t get a chance to pick up, they will be at the Windermere front office, for pickup on Monday 5/24 as well. 

Please join us for a school spirit day on the last day of school 5/27. Wear your Windermere colors!



We wish you the best summer!

Annette Wittine and Jenny Longstreth

PTO Co-Presidents 2019-2021

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