Bangor West March 12, 2021

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Parent Teacher Conferences

West Families,

Our parent-teacher conferences are this coming Thursday, March 18th. Please make sure you contact your child's teacher to arrange an appointment if you haven't already. Your input and communication are very valuable and we would love to be able to collaborate with you. If that day does not work for you, feel free to reach out to the teacher and make arrangements for a time that works for both of you.

If you have questions about anything your child is learning, this is the perfect opportunity to touch base with the teacher and ensure your child's needs are being met. With all of the changes during this current school year, your input and support are more valuable than ever. Thank you for taking the time to support your child's education!


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.

Yearbooks 20-21

If you already purchased a yearbook online, you will be reimbursed for the amount you paid. We will be using our leftover fundraising money from last year to purchase yearbooks for every student. More details to come on how you will be refunded if you have already paid.

Kindergarten Registration Open

If you know of someone who needs to enroll in Young 5's or Kindergarten, our online registration started 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. This includes times when you are dropping your child off late or picking them up early from school. The west parking lot is for staff and busses ONLY. 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 – Humility (Week of 2-15)

Miss McDonald – Ethan Dorian

Mrs. Hayward – Bryce Gamez

Mrs. Kieliszewski – Jamie Johnson

Mr. Mrozinski – Oliver Hadd

Mrs. Arnold – Malik Lawrence

Miss Herr – Kali Daugherty

Mrs. LaBelle – Madilyn Stone

Mrs. Schomaker – Colten Hardin

Mrs. Lemuel – Jimari Johnson

Ms. Nelson – Drew Kinley

Ms. Kanicki – Connor Bonnette

Mrs. Lewis – Brandon McMurphy

Student of the Week – OPM Cheering Others (Week of 2-22)

Miss McDonald – Dexter Neu

Mrs. Hayward – Nathan Jacobson

Mrs. Kieliszewski – Grayson Gerard

Mr. Mrozinski – Baylie Hunt

Mrs. Arnold – Layla Kloska

Miss Herr – Daryon Wood

Mrs. LaBelle – Carson Vanhaaren

Mrs. Schomaker – Jonah Brunette

Mrs. Lemuel – Elle Mackenzie

Ms. Nelson – Lucas Mieske

Ms. Kanicki – Amaya Johnson

Mrs. Lewis – Allyson Castillo

Student of the Week – Enthusiasm (Week of 3-1)

Miss McDonald – Myron Brooks

Mrs. Hayward – Desani Curry

Mrs. Kieliszewski – Nola Kasemeyer

Mr. Mrozinski – Coby Matthews

Mrs. Arnold – Chris Dupler

Miss Herr – Chase Churcott

Mrs. LaBelle – Abby Messbarger

Mrs. Schomaker – Ava Hart

Mrs. Lemuel – Brooklynn Bullock

Ms. Nelson – Taylor Stewart

Ms. Kanicki – Jack Fournier

Mrs. Lewis – Tatum Carbeno

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 18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 29 -- Spring Break

April 13 - MSTEP testing begins

May 21 - MSTEP testing ends

May 31 - No School/Holiday

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