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Windermere Weekly Parent Update 5/4/18
Posted 05/07/2018 11:18AM

Windermere Weekly Parent Update


Happy FRI YAY!!!!   It’s a GREAT day, as the excitement is in the air for tonight’s KidFEST.  We can’t wait to see you in a few short hours. A very special thank you to the amazing Windermere PTO team who has put so much time and energy into this AWESOME PTO FUNdraiser.  Our chairs, Ryan Montgomery and Brooke Braunstein, have gone above and beyond! Thank you!

Yesterday, our visit with Mac Barnett was AMAZING!!!  A special thank you to PTO for helping to fund this visit and to Mrs. Hemmelgarn for organizing our events that led up to his visit.  Be sure to ask your child about Mac’s visit. He was an engaging speaker and our students and staff enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

As we head into Staff Appreciation Week at Windermere, I would be remiss if I didn’t say THANK YOU to our amazing staff.  I feel so fortunate to learn and work daily with the VERY BEST of the BEST.

I can’t wait to see you tonight!  Have a great weekend, and May the FOURTH be with you!


Here are updates for the week:

Sunday, May 6

  • Nurse’s Day!  We love Nurse Janice and Nurse Jaz!

Monday, May 7

  • Bus Driver Appreciation Day

  • The start to staff appreciation week:  Thank you PTO for being so kind to us!

Tuesday, May 8

  • No School for Staff or Students

  • Community Master Plan Design Phase Team Meeting at UAHS from 7-9 p.m. (please join us to learn more about our facilities)

Wednesday, May 9

  • Community Master Plan Design Phase Team Meeting at Mountview Christian Church from 9-11 a.m. (please join us to learn more about our facilities)

  • Windermere Kindergarten Screening for Incoming K students/families

Thursday, May 10

  • Windermere Kindergarten Screening for Incoming K students/families

Upcoming Dates:

May 17: Windermere Fifth Grade Musical at 7 p.m. in MP Room

May 21: Windermere Field Day

May 24: Windermere Ukulele Concert at 7 p.m.

May 28: No school faculty, staff and students - Memorial Day

May 29: Windermere Fifth Grade Celebration at 8:30 a.m. in MP room

May 30: Early Dismissal K-12 - last day of school students/Students last day

Our gift from Livingston Elementary:  When you enter our building, please take time to look at the newly installed BEAUTIFUL stone path gifted to Windermere from Livingston.  The students at Livingston took their time to create works of art and today, students from Livingston and Windermere installed this pathway with the help of Rotary, led by Dr. Alan Yarletts and Mrs. Stori Rex. It is beautiful and such a meaningful way for us to always remember our partnership bridging our two school communities.  (We ask kindly, that students refrain from walking on this pathway, as we want to keep it beautiful.) Very soon, we have another surprise to share with our communities about our work together this year!

News from Mrs. Palmer:  Spring is finally here!  So please remember to send your student to PE class with the appropriate gym/tennis shoes/sneakers on their designated PE day.  We will be heading outside to play and run around and flip flops, crocs, sandals, etc. make it difficult for your child to play safely.  Thank you!!!

Field Day 2018:  Field Day is Monday, May 21st rain or shine.

Parent Survey/Progress Reports:

Dear parents and guardians,

Several updates were made to the elementary progress reports this school year, including moving from paper copies to an online delivery model.  Please take a few moments to fill out the survey below and share your thoughts on these changes.

Parent/guardian progress report feedback survey

Thank you!


PTO Update



Book Fair –   It’s not too late to shop!  Book Fair will be open tonight during KidFest from 5:15-7:45.  A huge thanks to Teresa Harper, Kathy Swart and Shannon Hemmelgarn for putting on this great event!



Staff Appreciation Week –  Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11.  Our PTO chairs Jenny Dingle and Megan Rule have planned a week filled with treats to spoil them.  Thanks to local bakery, A Cake For Leroy, for donating the delicious cupcakes, parent Stacie Skinner for donating the delicious waffles and toppings for our waffle bar, and to all the families who sent gift cards for our teacher raffle baskets.   Finally, we’d like to invite all students to bring in homemade cards for teachers and staff!


KidFest -   KidFest is tonight from 5-8 PM!  Tickets will also be sold at the door.  Don’t forget to check out the silent auction and the grade level raffle baskets!  A huge thank you to Ryan Montgomery and Brooke Braunstein for planning our biggest event of the year!



Happy Spring,

Andra Gillum, PTO President




Julie Miller Nolan, Principal 
Windermere Elementary School
Upper Arlington Schools


    • WedJun27 Board of Education Regular Meeting 6:00 PM
    • MonJul09 Community Building Design Team Meeting #4 CHANGED: This event has been changed. 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • MonJul09 Community Building Design Team Meeting #4 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • TueAug14 First day for students
    • TueAug14 Kindergarten Orientation

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