District Information

Principal's Corner

Welcome to WVES
October 21, 2016
Dates ahead
10/22: PTO Fall Festival 2:00-3:00pm at the school
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: 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

Change in Practice
The district has made the decision to do away with paper flyers in your child’s backpack. All flyers for events are on our website ( Look on the left side and click on “Flyers and Notices”.
I have noticed several people on their cell phones in the pickup/dropoff line. I don’t like to poke my nose into peoples’ business, but we had a teacher struck by a car a few years ago by someone on their cell phone. No call is so important, that it is worth putting others in danger. IF it is a call you just can’t miss, please pull into a parking space and then get back in line after others have passed and your call is finished. Thank you for your help with this.

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.
Kirk 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.