Principal's Corner

Welcome to WVES
December 2, 2016

Ummm… wasn’t it just Halloween? Where does the time go? We are moving right along and working hard every day. Please see the notes below. 
Dates ahead
12/5: Picture Retakes
12/5-12/9: Book Fair
12/6 & 12/8: Parent Conferences
HALF DAY for students
12/7: PTO Story Night
12/12: K/1 winter program
12/14: School Council
12/21: 2/3 winter programs
12/23-1/2: Winter Break – school resumes on 1/3

Parent/Teacher conferences are next week. Please be on time with your appointment. We have a lot of parents to speak with and everyone deserves to have their time respected. Also, please remember that unless the teacher has asked for the child to be present, it is not an event for students.
Breakfast on a Cart
Our Breakfast on a Cart program started this week. The students have been super excited and it has helped to get everyone to class. We still have a few details to iron out, but overall it has gone well. The cart has hot sandwiches and fresh fruit for growing students as well as yogurt and baked goods.
Something you need to know… if a student comes up to buy or charge breakfast, we serve them. We do not turn students away. This means that if you do not want your child to have breakfast at school, you need make sure they understand that when they come in. Students are charged for breakfast so if your child comes to buy breakfast and it is charged, you will get a bill in mail in the next couple of weeks. We would like to avoid mistaken charges as much as we can.
Winter Vacation
I am so sorry for my miscommunication with dates. Just so we are all clear, Winter Vacation is Dec. 23- Jan. 2. This means that our last day of class is Dec. 22 and we come back to school on Jan. 3. Hope that helps!
Winter Programs
We are thrilled to have 2 winter programs this year. We are excited to see all the work that the kids have done. Each program begins at 6pm.
Please consider sending in earbuds or headphones for your child to use at school. We would like to keep from sharing this equipment if possible. If you would like to donate extra pairs for needy students, it is appreciated.

A few reminders
  • Please do not use your cell phone during parent pick up and drop off.
  • 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.
  • All flyers for events are on our website ( Look on the left side and click on “Flyers and Notices”.

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.