Principal's Corner

Welcome to WVES
March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

What a crazy March!  Warm days, frigid days, snow, sun rain….Wow!  This has definitely been a month for flexibility.  We work with the students regularly on how to be flexible in the life of ours that is subject to change.  We have definitely been practicing this spring!  Hopefully we have seen the end of snow days!

Dates ahead

3/18:  Kick off to Kindergarten @ Hyannis West for 2017-2018 school year

3/22:  Read-a-thon lunches with the Principal (4 top reading classes)

3/24:  Brewster Skippers assembly at WVES

4/3-4/13:  ELA MCAS – state testing

4/14:  NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

4/17-21:  April Break

4/24-5/3:  Boosterthon Fun Run and PTO fundraiser

5/4:  Kindergarten Patriotic Symbols Show

5/8-5/19:  Math MCAS – state testing

5/12:  Kindergarten Screening at WVES


5/26:  Memorial Day Program


   Believe it or not, we are at the time of year where our registration happens for next year’s Kindergarten students.  This begins tomorrow at our district Kickoff to Kindergarten at Hyannis West Elementary.  We begin the registration process on that day.  Actual registration takes place online through school website.  You can get information on that at the event tomorrow as well as on our website.  Once a parent registers online, the system will have you set up and appointment to bring in the necessary medical and residency information.  At that appointment, you will be given a time for Kindergarten screening on May 12.


   Congratulations WVES students and staff!  Once again, WVES has surpassed their reading goal.  This year, the students and staff read a combined total of over 157,000 minutes in one week’s time!  AND, this was with 20 fewer students in the school this year!  Wholly Cow!  As a result, I will again find myself in a crazy situation.  This year, the students and staff have earned the privilege of putting me in a dunk tank!  I have dodged this event for years, but they have finally gotten me in a dunk tank.  We will schedule this for mid to late April so that the students aren’t too cold outside when we set it all up.  Additionally, the top reading classes have earned a lunch party with me in the next couple weeks.  Finally, our top reader this year, Eli Smith, who read a total of 44hours, will be Principal for the day next Friday.  Congratulations everyone!  Parents, remember the most valuable thing you can do for your child is to read with and to your children.

Family Support

   In a community, we are all affected by unexpected events and find ourselves in need of support as individuals or as families.  Processing the things that life puts on our hearts can be difficult but there are resources in the community to help.  The information below is for two separate community agencies that we often partner with.  Please consider utilizing these services when you find yourself or your family in need.

The Cape Cod Family Resource Center 508-815-5100

Independence House 24 hour Hotline 1-800-439-6507

As always, we are here to support your children in school, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact myself or Mrs. Garitty.

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.