District Information

Principal's Corner

Welcome to WVES
October 14, 2016
Dates ahead
10/18: Fall Picture Day
10/22: PTO Fall Festival 2:00-3:00pm at the school cafeteria
10/27: Barnstable Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting at WVES 5:45 pm in the cafeteria
10/28: October Birthday Celebration Lunch!
11/2-4: Operation Shoe Box
11/2-18: PTO Coat Drive (Women’s and children’s coats)
11/2: School Council @ 4pm
11/8: NO SCHOOL (teacher professional day and election day
11/9: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm
11/11: NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
11/17: Make Your Own Westie Night
11/23-25: Thanksgiving Break

A Few Corrections…
I have been made aware of a few corrections to our school calendar:
  • School Council Meetings: The current calendar shows the WVES School Council meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, however the Council has voted to meet at 4pm on the first Wednesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public
  • January: Our school calendar shows us returning from Winter Break on the 2nd of January. This is incorrect. We return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • February: YIKES! I put the wrong calendar for February in altogether. February begins on a Wednesday next year, and so it throws off all of the dates. A new February calendar will come home, but the dates for February vacation are Feb. 20 - Feb. 24
Birthday Lunch
We had a great time at our September celebration last month! The October celebration will be on October 28, during lunch. Boys and girls with birthdays in October may dress as their favorite book or movie character as part of their special day. Students may bring or buy lunch on this day, but will sit at the Principal’s Table for lunch.

A few reminders

  • Please remember to send your child with a snack each day.
  • If a child is ill, please call the school and dial 1 for the attendance voice mail. Leave the child’s name and why they are out. If you would like our nurse to call you, please also leave your name and a number.
  • PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE IN CAR LINE. Sorry for the caps but this is so important. Moving cars and moving kids require our full attention.
Mr. Gibbons

Our Mission


West Villages Elementary School

Promotes academic excellence and develops independent problem solvers who will be prepared to be our future leaders.  We strive to nurture and celebrate the diversity of our students, staff, and community by providing a positive and peaceful environment of safety, responsibility and respect for all.  We are a community of learners, teachers, and volunteers devoted to compassion, empathy, social awareness and an enthusiastic love of learning and the arts.