Bangor West September 2nd 2021

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Parents in Action meeting

Hello West Families! It's so wonderful to see everyone again and watch the joy and excitement as the students arrive each morning.

We will have our first parent meeting on September 13th at 4:00 in our library. At that time, we will make plans for our Homecoming Parade as well as brainstorm some possible options for other activities throughout the year. We would love it if you can join us. Thanks!


Craig Pfenninger

Bangor West Principal

Popcorn Friday's

It's back! Our famous Popcorn Fridays! Every Friday we will be popping popcorn for students to purchase. It is $.50 a box and students can bring in their money on Fridays with no forms or anything else needed.

If you are interested in popping popcorn, please turn in the yellow form given out at open house. You will also find it below (additional sheets available in the lobby) and submit a volunteer application to the office. The volunteer applications can be found online HERE. Thanks!

Morning Drop Off

Just a reminder that next week all parents will dismiss their child through the drop-off lane instead of parents walking them from the parking lot. This will allow traffic to continually move instead of stopping the flow routinely to allow for parents to cross. We have safety patrollers and other staff members able to help if students if needed. Please give hugs and kisses prior and have students ready to go out the door when they pull up in our drop-off zone.

Also, if traffic backs up, please allow our buses to get in and out of our parking lot so they can reach their next destination on time.

End of day early release

Students need to be in attendence until the end of the school day. If a student needs to leave early for a medical appointment or another situation, please call the office prior to 2:25. If students leave before 2:35, the students will be recorded as absent for the afternoon having missed over 30 minutes of instruction.

Label items/clothing

Parents, please remember to label all items especially jackets and coats as they are the items kids leave behind most often.

Student Handbook

If you would like to review the Student Handbook, the link is below. If you are new to Bangor Schools, you must sign the Student Handbook digitally on page 3.

Water Bottles

Please have your child bring a water bottle to use daily. Our drinking fountains are not available this year.

Homecoming Parade

John Glenn's Homecoming is on September 24th with the parade starting at 6pm. If you are interested in helping organize a float/parade please let me know or join our parent meeting on September 13th, at 4:00 in our library. More information will be sent out to our families after our meeting.

Picture Day September 20th

Our picture day will be on September 20th. More information will come home in the coming days.

Picture retakes are November 12th.

School Hours

Our school hours this year are from 8:15 to 3:05. There will be a bell that rings at 8:00 to notify students to exit their vehicles. No students should be outside of vehicles in the parking lot area prior to 8:00.

Missing Technology

If you are still missing technology from last year, you will receive an invoice for the cost of the lost or broken item.

Upcoming dates

September 3rd - No school

September 6th - No school

September 13th - Parents In Action meeting - 4:00

September 20th - Picture day

October 8 - NO SCHOOL

November 11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 12 - Picture Retake

Other Contacts

Bangor West Elementary – 684-3373 Fax 686-8214

Mr. Craig Pfenninger, Principal – ext. 6202

Mrs. Linda Minnis, Secretary – ext. 6201

Mr. Charlie Putnam, Student Service Coordinator – ext. 6235

Mrs. Melissa Srebinski, Behavior Intervention Coordinator – ext. 6231

Transportation – 684-6150

Edison Administration Building – 684-8121