Bangor West February 26th, 2021

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Testing Season Around the Corner

West Families,

As we make our way into March, it means the testing season is around the corner. As of now, we are still required to take our Michigan state assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (MSTEP).

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the test to get a baseline of where students are at in their learning during the pandemic.

More information will come over the coming weeks but we will be ready to test our 5th graders as soon as we return from spring break at the end of the month.


Craig Pfenninger

Bangor West Principal

NO SCHOOL March 15th!

Due to over 110 of our employees receiving their second dose of the COVID vaccination on Saturday, March 13th, as well as the scarcity of substitute teachers available, school is canceled on Monday, March 15th.

Kindergarten Registration Open March 1st

If you know of someone who needs to enroll in Young 5's or Kindergarten, our online registration starts Monday, March 1st! The sooner you enroll, the better the chances of having the elementary school you'd prefer in Bangor. Younger siblings will follow their older siblings to the building they currently are in. Please see the image below for more details or contact our office.
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Parking Concerns

Please remember to use the east side lot ONLY for parent drop-off and pick up. Our busses are already navigating in a tight area and cars continue to utilize that space and move in and out of our buses putting our students and bus drivers in danger.

In the drop-off lane, make sure your kids are ready to exit the vehicle quickly on the passenger side only and wait in line instead of passing on the left of vehicles in case someone does get out on the driver side.

If you arrive early for your child, do not take up parking spaces until your child is dismissed. It's appreciated if you drive around the block and come back into the lot to avoid the congestion. Our pick-up lot is typically empty by 3:15 and students will wait outside with an adult until then.

Masks should also be worn outside while picking up your child at the end of the day.

As a reminder, the dismissal times are below.

3:00 - Kindergarten

3:02 - 1st grade

3:04 - 2nd grade

3:06 - 3rd grade

3:08 - 4th grade

3:10 - 5th grade

If you have any questions please let us know and we will be happy to give you guidance.

Late Arrival

If you know your child is arriving late, please call the office prior to 9:00 to make their lunch choice, otherwise, they will be receiving a choice two. You also have the option to bring your own lunch daily.

Personal Physical Education Kits for Home

Looking for your child to stay active at home? Check out the link below for fun ways to stay fit at home. Contact Mr. Darbee at for more details.


Student of the week!

Student of the Week – Integrity (Week of 2-1)

Miss McDonald – Layla Block

Mrs. Hayward – Athena Levasseur

Mrs. Kieliszewski – Ryker Hardin

Mr. Mrozinski – Katelyn Cunningham

Mrs. Arnold – Kylie Krause

Miss Herr – McKylah Martinez

Mrs. LaBelle – Rowan Atha

Mrs. Schomaker – Chase Young

Mrs. Lemuel – Landon Debo

Ms. Nelson – Maliyah Johnson

Ms. Kanicki – Bryson Vernocke

Mrs. Lewis – Chloe Pyles

Student of the Week – Love (Week of 2-8)

Miss McDonald – Camden Shocknesse

Mrs. Hayward – Karleigh Lacasse

Mrs. Kieliszewski – Georgia Haight

Mr. Mrozinski – Mia Wachowski

Mrs. Arnold – Zachary Jacobson

Miss Herr – Anthony Anklam

Mrs. LaBelle – Brady Howard

Mrs. Schomaker – Adrien Lang

Mrs. Lemuel – Rhilynn Hunt

Ms. Nelson – Dareus Wellesley

Ms. Kanicki – Grace Delaney

Mrs. Lewis – Daniel Longoria

Brain Breaks

Each week we will have a magician perform a Brain Break utilizing videos of our students and staff. It is a great way to stay connected and promote positivity through our building while also learning a little magic they can practice at home. Click on this link to check out the site where all of our videos will be hosted.

School Hours

Our office hours are now back to 7:30 to 4:00.

School hours are 8:15-3:10 with the earliest drop off at 8:00

Upcoming dates

March 12 – End of 2nd Trimester

March 15 - NO SCHOOL

March 18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 29 -- Spring Break

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