February 24 Update
“Last school year, I had a 5th grade student in my After School Program who was struggling a bit with reading,” says Desiree Parciak, Sweeney School’s Before & After School Site Coordinator. “In an effort to make this student comfortable attending a reading group with younger students, we invited her to be the role model of the group – sort of like a teacher’s helper. This arrangement increased the student’s self-esteem drastically. She quickly exceled academically in Mrs. Malan’s tutoring group, as well as socio-emotionally and behaviorally. Soon, she was confidently reading books like Dr. Seuss ‘Bartholomew and the Oobleck’ to all After School students.”
The United Way directly funds Windham Public Schools’ Before & After School Programs, which allows our certified staff to provide more than 350 students in our district with tutoring and extra-curricular activities. “Thanks to the United Way, our programs also allow students to gain valuable hands-on experiences. After reading the oobleck book, students practiced their math and reading skills by carefully following directions and measuring materials to make their own gooey slime,” Ms. Parciak adds. “We all had tons of fun with this science lab, and everyone was very proud of their creations.”
Windham Public Schools started their 2021 campaign to GIVE LOVE BACK to the United Way and our school community in February, and we are pleased to announce that it has been extended to the month of March as well. Visit windhamps.org/apps/pages/UW to learn more and donate now.
February 4 Update
This February, it’s time for Windham Public School’s employees to GIVE LOVE BACK to the United Way and our school community!
WHY DONATE? This is the 5th year that the United Way has directly funded our Before and After School Programs (BASP), which allows our certified staff to provide more than 350 students in our district with tutoring and extra-curricular activities.
Throughout the community, the United Way also supports families with the 2-1-1 resource line, a free service that provides housing assistance, mental health supports, and tax prep help.
Visit our website at windhamps.org/apps/pages/UW
to learn more and donate now
. Reach out to your school’s Family Liaisons with any questions, and keep an eye out for fun school fundraising events.