Principal's letter

Dear Windom Families,


Happy August!  We are thrilled to begin a new and exciting school year and we can’t wait to see you and your children!


I would like to share  the new additions to our Windom staff. 


Ana Driessen will be our new Music, Language, and Culture teacher.  She comes from Columbia and previously worked at Anderson Open School.


Emily Valvoulis will be the new 1st grade teacher.  She comes from St Paul City School where she taught 2nd grade for the last 3 years.  Emily is taking Jason Schnobrich’s first grade position since he has moved to 5th grade. 


Sonia Quintero  will be  our new 3rd grade teacher.  She is  from Mexico and worked at Windom last year as a resident in 2nd grade.


Emily Gregory is our new band teacher.  She was at Nellie Stone Johnson last year.


Joanne Peltonen is retuning to Windom to fill the new part-time AE position.  She also works at the University of MN in the Spanish and Portuguese Department.


Also, I would like to invite you to our Meet and Greet  on Thursday, August 25 from 1 to 3pm.  Come meet your child’s teacher, bring the school supplies, and fill out any forms that are needed for the school year.  Your child’s classroom assignment will be posted on the school walls on August 8, so you can stop by sooner or simply find out at our Meet and Greet.


Some other important dates are:


August 11 – 4-6pm – H-5/ Kindergarten  play date sponsored by the Windom PTO.


August 23 – Kindergarten Orientation – English - 5 to 6pm and Spanish -6 to 7pm.


August 29 – First day of school for students in 1st- 5th grades.


August 31 – First day of school for Kindergarten – Kindergarten parents, join us for coffee and tissues after dropping your child off in their classroom.


Thank you for choosing Windom and we hope to see you often throughout the school year!


Warm Windom regards!


Jim Clark