Principal's Corner

Welcome to WVES
March 24, 2017

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone is staying warm.  We certainly are in the busy month!  Lots of events and learning keep us moving.  Take a look at the dates ahead.

Dates ahead

4/3-4/13:  ELA MCAS – state testing

4/5:        School Council @ 4:00

4/11:      Kindergarten Field trip

4/12:      PTO @ 6:30

4/13:      HALF-DAY of School for students

                Car dismissal 11:45

                Busses leave at 12:00

                NO pm Day Care

4/14:      NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

4/17-21:  April Break

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

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, this was NOT another mistake on my calendar.  Due to the missed half-day on the 10th, the district has chosen April 13 as the make-up day for our half-day of school.  Students arrive at regular time, but will leave at noon.  Car riders begin dismissal at 11:45 and bus riders leave at 12:00.  There is no afternoon day care.


We continue to register new K students for next year.  We have had a little trouble opening the appointments for the process, but we are adding as many as we can as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience with this process.

Spring Pictures

Your spring picture packages should have come home by now.  You are not obligated to keep them, but you may send in the payment if you decide to do so. 

If you choose not to purchase the pictures, you may return the packet to school.  Our school will earn incentives for having everything returned (either money or packages).  Please send one or the other back to school by Tuesday morning.


We had a wonderful Read-a-thon this year and our winning classes have had their victory parties and Principal Eli Smith from Mrs. McDonough’s class serves as Principal today.  Here is his Principal Note:

“Today I got to be principal for the day.  I got to wear a principal’s badge and carry a walkie-talkie. First I did morning announcements. Next I helped with lunch and recess. At the end of the day I helped with bus duty.  Being Principal for the Day was AWESOME!” 

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. Garrity.

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.