Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to WVES

    November 16, 2018

    On the calendar            

    November 19  Grade 3 to Plimoth Plantation

    November 21,22,23- No School- 

                  Thanksgiving  Break

    November 26-30  Winter Coat Drive

    November 30  Report Cards go home

    December 3-7   Book Fair

    December 5  Story Night

    December 4 & 6  Half Days for Parent

                               Teacher Conferences 

    December 24-January 1 No School -Holiday Break

    January 2  School Resumes

     

    Afternoon Pickup

    1. End of day disruptions: We have had a large number

     of parents picking up before the day ends.  This is creating

    a lot of disruption to classroom instruction and to the safety procedures we use to get everyone home safely.  PLEASE keep your child here until the end of the day and maintain a consistent pickup/bus plan.

    1. Day Care: We are having a number of people pick students up from day care prior to the buses leaving.  Starting immediately, Day Care staff will not dismiss students until

     after buses have left.  This is to maintain safe dismissal and legal traffic patterns around buses.

    1. Buses: If you are exiting the parking lot at the end of the day, please do not pass buses.  Even if their signs are not out, they are here to pick up students and I do not want to run the risk of hurting a child.

     

    Conferences

    On December 4th and 6th we will hold our first trimester parent conferences.  Information will be coming home from your teacher with your time slot prior to Thanksgiving.  We have many families to schedule, so please be respectful of the time.  It is recommended that you come without your children for conferences as we do not have child care.  We have endeavored to group siblings at different grade levels around the same time period where possible.  If you have conflict with the time you are given, please speak with your child's teacher.

    Field Trip and Computers

    Thank you to everyone that has done their annual update!  We have 41 students left.  That is a big improvement!  Below is a list by grade level:

     

    Kindergarten: 19

    1st Grade:  10

    2nd Grade: 12

    3rd Grade:  0

     

    At this point, each student who is not updated will be excluded from field trips and will no longer be able to use technology in the building including ipads, computers, kindles and chrome books.  The reason is that our technology use agreement is part of the annual update and I cannot send students on field trips that we do not have up to date safety information. This makes me sad for students, but I must abide by school district practice and advocate for student safety. If you need help with your annual update, please call or come by and we will get you started.  We have a laptop in the front office for any that need access to the internet.

     

    The deadline for Square One Art Orders has been extended to 11/19/18

    Thanks for your participation!

    Products will still be delivered for Christmas!

     

    THREE EASY WAYS TO ORDER:

    1. Online www.square1art.com
    2. Phone 888.332.3294
    3. Custom Catalog with your student’s very own artwork and name printed on the front.

    Speaking with Mr. Gibbons

    I want to be there for all who need to speak with me.  Due to all the duties of a building Principal, I am not usually available to just drop in and see.  If you need to meet with me, please make sure to speak with Mrs. Nichol at the front desk to get an appointment on my calendar so I can give you the attention you need.

     

    Reading News

    We've had some wonderful volunteers coming in to work with students lately! Whether it’s to work on high frequency words or listen to a student read, we have been having fun with it all! Thank you to everyone’s commitment of time and energy.

     

    Cold Weather

    As temps drop, the students will need to be dressed for outdoor recess and learning activities.  We go outside unless the temperature is under 25 degrees.  Please make sure that your child is dressed warmly so that we do not promote illness.

     

    Illness

    Parents do their best to keep kids healthy during flu season, but sometimes even the most vigilant preventative measures can't ward off the flu.  When your child gets sick with the flu, keeping them home from school can help them recover faster.  It also helps prevent the virus from spreading to other children in the school, which is critical to keeping everyone as healthy as possible.

    PTO NEWS

     

    **Annual Coat Drive**

    November 26-30

    WVES will be collecting new/gently used winter coats/ski pants for women and children at Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter in Hyannis.

     

    **Tropical Smoothie Café Fundraiser**

    November 29  3:00-8:00pm

    Located on Bearse’s Way in Hyannis,

     Tropical Smoothie Café will donate 20% of proceeds to the WVE PTO during this time.

     

    **Book Fair**

    December 3-7

    The Book Fair will be open on December 4 & 6 (conference days) and on Story Night, December 5. This year you can also order online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/westvillageselemsch

    Look for more information coming home after the Thanksgiving break.

     

    Contact us at: 

      Facebook:  West Villages PTO

    Remind:  @wvep

    Email: wvepto@gmail.com


    Stay Warm!

                                                                                                                      Mr. Gibbons   

Our Mission

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    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.


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