In Every Classroom
Parent & Community University, hosted by Windham Public Schools, is a unique experience where community families can learn and become empowered through workshops on different topics. It will be held on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30am-2:30pm.
Universidad de Padres y Comunidad, auspiciado por la Escuelas Publica de Windham, es una experiencia única adonde familias de la comunidad pueden aprender y empoderarse en diferentes temas. Se llevara a cabo el Sabado, 1ro de abril, de la 8:30am-2:30pm.
Thanks to all the staff and families who came to kick off the start of a new school year with us!
Register now for free, fun and informative classes that are provided to involve, inform and empower parents in the education of their children.
Time: 5 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: VFW 1415 W. Main St Willimantic CT 06226
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Natchaug School
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Windham Middle School
The Natchaug Before and After School Program had their second family event of the school year last Thursday, February 23rd. This family night is important to us, because there was a great cause behind it. Families within our program were brought together to enjoy their favorite board games. In addition to the fun and games, there was a drawing taking place that included toys for our students and special items for our parents. Students and their parents were allowed to participate in the drawing at the price of a non-perishable food item. Every food item that was donated was equivalent to one raffle ticket. The more cans people brought, the higher the chance you had at winning. Students also performed to the song “Todos Juntos” by Shakira, to teach others the importance of helping out our community. All the cans collected were then brought over by our staff to the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. We collected about $250 worth of goods! Helping out the community together is very important. Even the smallest of things can make a big difference. The song that the students sang said, “Everything is better when we do things all as one.” All as one, let us bring this community forward!
On March 2nd the family resource center celebrated Dr. Seuss birthday. They had a Family night to celebrate with families and students, and what a fun night it was. Students were able to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. There were many fun activities including green scrambled eggs to eat from the book green eggs and ham! Yum!
Students in second grade received a take home STEAM Challenge to build a model of a bridge. STEAM Projects combine science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Students were able to use any of the products they had at home to create them and could build their models on their own or with the help of family. We were very excited to have many students participate. The bridges were all very unique and creative. It was great to see kids engaged and excited to apply all that they have learned to complete the challenge and to hear them share them with classmates. We plan on doing other STEAM Challenges in the future and look forward to seeing more student work!