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Principal's Corner

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Things to know right away

  •  Friday, December 5th is Crazy Hat Day at BWB.  Students are invited to wear a favorite hat, a silly hat or any hat as we celebrate December’s BWB School Spirit Day.
  • Also on Friday Report Cards will be coming home.
  • Our PTA recently ran a candle fundraiser.  Those orders have come in.  A notice has been sent home asking parents to pick-up their orders in the morning as students come or just before dismissal in the afternoon.  Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Next Tuesday, December 9th and Thursday, December 11th are parent conference days.  All students will be dismissed at 12:00 Noon.  Lunch will not be served and there is no afterschool day care on either day.  If by chance you do not have a conference time scheduled please contact your child’s teacher.
  • The time at the PTA meeting next Wednesday, December 10th was listed incorrectly in the calendar sent home yesterday.  The actual time of the PTA meeting next week is 7:00 PM.

 And a note about the future

On a personal note, after thirty-five years in education, the last fifteen as Principal at Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary, I have decided to retire at the end of this school year.

I am one of those lucky people who enjoys his job and all the people I interact with on a daily basis. While each day may bring a new challenge there is also the opportunity to observe the growth and energy of my students (which is the reason I entered this profession in the first place). Yet, it is time for me to begin a new phase of my life. It is also a good time for a new leader to take the helm. BWB has only had three Principals in its fifty-eight years of existence. I believe that every organization can be invigorated when there is a leadership change; so too can BWB Elementary.

A search committee comprised of faculty, parents and other school system personnel will probably be put together in January. I will keep you apprised of details as they develop.

I thank all for your past and continued support as we proceed to a productive and positive rest of this school year.


Barnstable West Barnstable Elementary Mission Statement

The Mission of Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School is to promote academic excellence, integrity and respect for others; inspiring children to become lifelong learners and contributing citizens of the world.


Vision Statement

Through a common standards based curriculum, students at Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School will demonstrate grade level proficiency in all academic areas.  Measurement of student progress will utilize multiple methods of assessment that are valid and credible.
  • All members of the school community (students, staff and parents) will be respectful to one another and responsible for their actions.  All students will attend school each day ready to learn.
  • Our school community will create a learning environment that fosters academic, social and emotional growth and development for all students.
  • All students will be provided the foundation to become critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers and independent learners.
  • All students and teachers will utilize the most current technology as an essential component of the learning process.