Windermere School
Principal: Mrs. Julie Nolan
Address: 4101 Windermere Rd.
Phone:(614)487-5060 ext.100

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Upcoming Events

Apr 1

Walking Wednesday

Apr 1

Town Hall Meeting at 1:45 p.m. in MP room

Apr 2

End of Third Quarter

Apr 2

Early Dismissal @1:15 p.m.

Apr 3

No School - Good Friday

Apr 6

No School - Teacher Grading Day

Apr 8

Walking Wednesday

Apr 9

Spring Picture Day

Apr 13-22

District Writing Diagnostic Testing

Apr 14

Progress Reports sent home

Apr 15

Walking Wednesday

Apr 17-18

Kindergarten Screening

Apr 20-24

Spring Book Fair

Apr 21-22

English Language Arts State EOY

Apr 22

Walking Wednesday

Apr 22

Ohio Reading Achievement Assessment

Apr 24

Kid Fest

Apr 28-29

Math State EOY

Apr 29

Walking Wednesday

 
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Current PTO Projects

Spring Bookfair   April 20th - 24th

 

The Fair will be open to students and parents during the lunch period (11:05-11:50) and after school (2:50-4:00), Monday through Friday.

Chairperson:   Jen Plahuta

 

Kid Fest - Friday, April 24th 5PM - 8PM

 

Kid Fest is one of the largest fundraising events sponsored by Windermere PTO. It will be held on April 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This year there will be more of a carnival feel with more than 20 games that will be available along with Inflatables, Rock Climbing Wall, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Cake Walk & Decorating Contest and, of course, the Grade Level Theme Basket Raffle. The returning favorites: Get Silly Stringed by your teacher in our 'Behind the Door Game, 'Are You Smarter Than A Teacher?', and Windermere School Detention (collect enough tickets to get your teacher dismissed).  3 new food trucks this year - Skyward Grille, Pitabilities , Mojo Tago, and Kona Ice (31 flavors including some sugar free and dye free) will be rolling into Kid Fest.(Cash Only)

All proceeds from this years event will go toward the playground remodel.

Winners of raffle baskets will be announced at 7:45 PM on the 3rd - 5th grade playground.

Grade Level Themes:
• Kindergarten - "Arts & Crafts": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-kindergarten1/9247238
• First Grade - "Summer Fun": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-1stgrade1/9247238
• Second Grade - "Science Experiments": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-science1/9247238
• Third Grade - "Family Fun": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-3rdgrade1/9247238
• Fourth Grade - "Gift Cards Galore": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-4thgrade2/9247238
• Fifth Grade - "Movie Night": http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4FA9AF2DA31-5thgrade1/9247238

Grade Level Basket Chairperson:   Brooks Whitcomb at 204-5585 or brookswhitcomb@gmail.com

Cake Walk
We will need lots of baked goods for the Cake Walk. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies - whatever you like to bake or buy - bring it! We are happy to have home baked or store bought treats. Drop off your goodies to the stage in the Multi Purpose Room beginning Thursday, April 23rd from 8am-6pm or the morning of Friday, April 24th. Please use disposable trays with clear plastic wrap covers.

Chairperson for Cake items:  Amira Del Tosto

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Set-up (1:30-4:30 p.m.)   Shift A (4:45-6:30 p.m.)   Shift B (6:30-8:00 p.m.)   Clean-up (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

We need 150 volunteers to make this happen. Please consider volunteering for a shift and invite your friends and older children to volunteer as well. Service Hours awarded for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers.

Please select the area and time slot in which you would like to volunteer.

Sign up today! - http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F49ABAD28AA8-windermere/2438094

Volunteer Committee:  Heather Petzinger

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
April 6 - April 17: Online Discounted Pre-sale Ticket form via payment through Intuit only.    Kid Fest Pre-sale tickets will be sent home April 21st in your child's backpack.
Tuesday, April 14: Grade level raffle donations due.
April 20 - April 23: Discounted Pre-sale Ticket /Raffle Basket Display (during lunch 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. & after school 2:50-4:00 p.m.).
Tuesday, April 21: Extended Pre-sale Ticket hours (3-6 p.m.).
Thursday, April 23: Last day to purchase discounted tickets.

Note: Cash or Credit for tickets at school sale and night of the event.

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Chairperson:  Heather Petzinger

 

Walking Wednesday - April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6,13, 20


Change Your Way. Walk UA!

Why walk?
• Physical activity
• Teach safe walking skills to children
• Awareness of how walkable our community is and where improvements can be made
• Concern for the environment
• Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools
• Sharing time with community parents and children

 

How do I participate in Walking Wednesdays?

You can meet at one of the four designated locations (on the back of this flyer) at the specified time, or join a group en route, or walk to school with your family. Or hop on your bike or scooter!

Bus rider? No problem! Have a parent take you to one of the four route starting points.

Our parent captains will escort you and your classmates safely to Windermere.

Receive a punch on your passport for each Wednesday you walk to school. (Passports will be distributed to each class on or before 4/1.)

Routes:

  1. Captains: Everett Bradley (cell:361-6737) and Shelia Balcerzak (cell:735-5542)
    Departs from the intersection of Hythe Rd. & Romnay Rd. at 7:35 a.m., joining with the Bradley's at the northwest corner of Chevington and Glenmere Roads at 7:40 a.m.

  2. Captain: Dawn Davis (cell: 614-746-2430)
    Departs from the southwest corner of Woodbridge and McCoy Roads at 7:45 a.m.

  3. Captains: Kelley Ching (cell: 410-245-9498) & Dave Ching (cell: 510-418-1055)
    Departs from the corner of Cheltenham Road and Woodhall Road at 7:50 a.m.

  4. Captains: Maria Bruck (cell:558-3720)
    Departs from the Northwest corner of Kioka Avenue and Fishinger Road at 7:45 a.m.

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Questions?: Please contact Kelley Ching at thechingqueen@gmail.com or 410-245-9498.

 

Wish Run Information

 

Following a school-wide vote March 16 - 17, Student Council will announce the charity chosen to receive the proceeds from this year's Wish Run. The nominated organizations are the American Red Cross, Canine Companions for Independence, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics. Entry forms for the Wish Run poster contest will be available in the school office and from your child's teacher on March 18 and 19. Registration forms for Running Club and the Wish Run will be available in the school office the week we return from Spring Break. (Running Club will be held from 3:00 to 3:45 on the five Wednesdays preceding the Wish Run--April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6.)

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Wish Run Brochure/Form pdf icon

Contact Person:  Mrs. Pam Dobies

 

After Hours Art Sale

 

Did you miss the chance to buy your kid's classroom art at this year's After Hours Benefit and Auction? Here's your chance to redeem yourself...

Copies of all the original After Hours artwork are available for purchase as a canvas print, or on a wide assortment of items! Go to SHOP.KIDSKREATIONS.US/WM4 to find key chains, tiles, mouse pads, t-shirts and more. Buy an item featuring your child's artwork, or choose something from a different class if you secretly think theirs was better. You'll love the selection...

  • Buy something for yourself, and win back that parent of the year honor! How about a mug for the office?
  • Order a unique Mother's Day Gift for mom! How about a pillow case for her bed! (yes,really)
  • Buy something for your child as a great Windermere keepsake! How about a lunch tote?
  • Purchase a special gift for your child's teacher! What Windermere teacher wouldn't love to have a shower curtain featuring his or her student's artwork?! (not kidding)

Whatever you do - just hurry! These one-of-a kind items are only available for a limited time. After that, they are gone forever! Plus, Windermere PTO gets 35% of all sales!

 

Visit SHOP.KIDSKREATIONS.US/WM4 to view the Windermere art. Enter one of the following codes to find your classroom.

  • Ingraham - WM40017S15V
  • Testerman - WM40011S15V
  • Wiseman - WM40002S15V
  • Walther - WM40005S15V
  • Swan - WM40015S15V
  • Barrow -WM40000S15V
  • Dobies - WM40004S15H
  • Voldrich - WM40016S15V
  • Kerstetter - WM40008S15H
  • Hudson -WM40007S15VT
  • Leahy - WM40009S15V
  • Lobao -WM40010S15H
  • Meyer - WM40014S15H
  • McGuire -WM40013S15V
  • McCormick - WM40012S15V
  • Beam - WM40001S15V
  • Adkins - WM40003S15V
  • Fox - WM40006S15H

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Golowin at jgolowin@yahoo.com.

 

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Meeting Minutes

                              February 4, 2014

Purpose of Meeting:

General Adminstrative Tasks:  General Session

  • Guest Speaker - Officer Heather Galli, from the Upper Arlington Police Department, will talk about how to keep kids safe on the Internet
  • New plans for our playground

Next meeting: February 17 @ 7 p.m. in the Staff Lounge - View Full Minutes minutes Oct 2011

 

PTO Meeting Dates:
September 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the MP room
February 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Staff Lounge

 

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After Hours 2015

After Hours 2015 was a great success! Thanks to all who attended this fun event, and helped to support our PTO. Here's a recap of what went down:

  1. Our live auction host, Everett "Seacrest" Bradley, whipped bidders into a frenzy, and helped us raise $1645 for the new playground! A huge thanks to our auction winners for their generous donations. Seacrest-Bradley is currently in negotiations to co-host the 2016 New Year's Rockin' Eve. No confirmation as of yet.

  2. True to form, the Windermere moms (and a few dads) did rock the house with their hip dance moves. Moms from nearby Greensview were reportedly peeping through the windows with envy.

  3. Janice Walsh was the winner of our 50/50 raffle. Despite the fact that she has a son starting college next year, Janice graciously donated all of her winnings back to the school! Thank you Janice & Peter!

  4. Thank you to all of these talented moms who helped create the wonderful student artwork! Your art raised $1600 in our silent auction!


  5. Miss Ingraham - Kristina & Keith Hartzell
    Mrs. Testerman - Brittany Burkey
    Miss Wiseman - Ryan Mountgomery
    Mrs. Walther - Kelley Ching
    Mrs. Swan - Rebecca Sutton
    Mrs. Barrow - Christine Wood
    Mr. Voldrich - Mary DeLeone
    Mrs. Dobies - Michelle Melragon
    Mr. Hudson - Jen Geistfeld
    Mrs. Leahy - Crisi Acker
    Mr. Kerstetter - Cori Snyder
    Mrs. Lobao - Roberta Coppola & Marcia Swords
    Mrs. Meyer - Michelle Melragon
    Mrs. McGuire - Ann Carmichael
    Mrs. Fox - Jen Boothby
    Mrs. McCormick - Layla Manganaro
    Mrs. Beem - Melissa Ford
    Mrs. Adkins - Monica Moyer

  6. 5. Despite some aggressive phone-in bids from the Wexner Center, all artwork was purchased by Windermere families. Congratulations and thank you to our winners:

    Miss Ingraham - Jen Gesitfeld
    Mrs. Testerman - Jennifer Henry
    Miss Wiseman - Mr. Morlock
    Mrs. Walther - Tanya DeCapua
    Mrs. Swan - Jenny Golowin
    Mrs. Barrow - Cara Cloyd
    Mr. Voldrich - Jenny Golowin
    Mrs. Dobies - Cara Cloyd
    Mr. Hudson - Jen Boothby
    Mrs. Leahy - Kirsten Bradley
    Mr. Kerstetter - Cori Snyder
    Mrs. Lobao - Tanya DeCapua
    Mrs. Meyer - Tim McCabe
    Mrs. McGuire - Amy Reitz
    Mrs. Fox - Clint Rex
    Mrs. McCormick - Waligura
    Mrs. Beem - Markworth
    Mrs. Adkins - Julie Nolan

  7. Didn't win the auction? No problem. Stay tuned for information about a custom website where you can order copies of the auction artwork

Thanks again for a great night!

Sincerely,
Andra Gillum and the After Hours committee: Jenny Golowin (co-chair) , Michelle Hughes (co-chair), Jane Matyac, Dawn Davis, AngelaThomas and Jen Geistfeld

 
 

 

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