Summer Update

A Note from the Principal

Hello EXE families,

I am incredibly excited to join EXE as Principal! Throughout the interview process, I fell in love with the community. The teachers, families, administrative team, and School Board showed me what makes our school a special place!

For those of you I haven’t met yet, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’ve loved learning since I was five in Mrs. Hoffman’s Kindergarten classroom! My passion and purpose have focused on education for nearly 30 years. I have served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. Student growth and achievement have been central to my roles over the years and will continue to be in my new role at Exton Elementary. I look forward to partnering with our teachers, staff, and families to create a positive learning environment for our students that educates and inspires them to achieve their personal best.

On a personal note, I live in the Kennett Square area with my husband. We have three daughters, Rebecca, Julia, and Isabella, who are thriving in their careers and educational paths from speech pathology, health care, and aviation. Our youngest daughter will be headed off to college this year, reminding me that time flies.

I would love to start meeting some of our families ahead of our new school year. I’ll host two “Popsicles with the Principal” events on August 1and 10 from 3:00-4:00 PM. All are welcome to join me on one of those dates to enjoy popsicles and some playtime on our playground!

I am honored to serve the Exton Elementary community. I look forward to getting to know everyone and supporting our students as they grow, learn, and achieve their personal best.

With EXE pride,

Kristin Bulgarelli


Mark your calendars for a Meet and Greet with Mrs. Bulgarelli. She will host on two dates:

August 1 from 3-4 and August 10 from 3-4.

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One of our most important tasks is the formation of classes for the upcoming school year. The placement of 400+ students, for the following school year, is a very complex process with many factors impacting the decision-making. Each year a team comprised of your child’s teacher, reading specialists, special area teachers, guidance counselor, gifted teacher, ELL teacher, learning support teachers, and I work collaboratively to create the classes for the following school year.

The team takes many factors into consideration when placing students. In addition to School Board policy for class size, we have to create a balanced classrooms taking into account the academic needs, social and emotional needs, gender and race. Students' current teachers share with the team students' strengths, needs and progress.

Due to all of these critical factors, we ask that no specific requests for next year’s teacher be made. Please be assured that we have every child’s best interest at heart throughout the placement process. You will be notified of your child’s assignment, in August, after all class lists are approved and final.


Kindergarten- Immunizations must be compliant with state law by 9/5/23. Dental and physical exams are due by 10/30/23.

Current 2nd Graders- Your child is required to have a dental exam in his/her 3rd grade school year (2023-2024). This is not a new requirement, but WCASD now has a provisional period of 60 days from the start of school. This means your child’s dental exam report is due on or before 10/30/23. This deadline is a long time off, but the nurse can accept upcoming or recent dental reports any time and update your child’s health record now. Exams must have been after 7/1/22.

Current 5th Graders
- Your child is required to have a physical exam in his/her 6th grade school year (2022-2023). This is not a new requirement, but WCASD now has a provisional period of 60 days from the start of school. This means your child’s physical exam report is due on or before 10/30/23. This deadline is a long time off, but I can accept upcoming or recent physical reports any time and update your child’s health record now, before I forward it. Exams must have been after 7/1/22. If you get reports after the end of the year, they should be forwarded to the middle school nurse, Shannan Criscuolo, Fugett Middle School, 500 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380,


President - Jamie O'Malley

Vice President - Kristina Higgins

Vice President Elect - Nina Yost

Treasurer - Karen Kniple

Secretary - Katie Fahey

Secretary Elect - Colleen Scavona

PTOC - Erica Johnson

We are still looking for a Treasurer Elect to work with Karen.

We are looking forward to the great things the Board will do for Exton next school year.


Our PTO works hard to provide the school with activities and fund raisers to support Exton. The Board cannot do all of the planning, nor should they. To that end, there are open committee positions that need chairs and volunteers. Please consider volunteering for a committee or two, this coming school year.

Committees: Assemblies, Bingo Night, Eagle's Nest (New Families Ambassador Program), Eagle's Pride Walk-A-Thon, Movie Nights, Spirit Wear, Spring Fair, Teacher Meals, Trunk-or-Treat, Memory Book, Garden/Beautification to name a few. If you have questions, email


Do you STILL need to register your child for school? Please do so sooner than later.

Parents MUST complete registration online first.

Parents can upload documents by scanning them or taking a picture of document and uploading to the registration portal. If parents are unable to do that, parents should email the documents to Terry Spranger ( She can upload the documents in the system if parents are unable to upload them directly online. After completion of information and uploads on the district web site, please email or call Mrs. Spranger to complete your registration. Students must be five years of age on or before September 1st to enter Kindergarten.


August 1 - Popsicles with the Principal on the Playground 3-4 pm

August 10 - Popsicles with the Principal on the Playground 3-4 pm

August 23 - Kindergarten and 1st Grade Open House

August 28 - First Day of School for Students

August 29 - 2nd and 3rd Grade Open House

August 30 - 4th and 5th Grade Open House

September 1 - No School for Students

September 4 - No School for Students: Labor Day

September 11 - PTO Family Picnic

September 25 - No School for Students: Yom Kippur