West Elementary Parent News

Week of October 12th

West Elementary School

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

West School Family Photos

Fall Character Awards

Teachers as Learners

Upcoming Events!

October 2015

Friday, October 16th- Tornado Drill.

Monday, October 19th- End of First Quarter.

Monday, October 20th - Friday, October 24th- Character Counts Week.

Wednesday, October 21st- 2 hour early release for students. Dismiss at 1:30.

Thursday, October 22nd- Parent Teacher Conferences. Grade Cards go home.

Friday, October 23rd- Safety Kids Assembly, 9:00 a.m. TBA,

Monday, October 26th- Parent Teacher Conferences. Grade Cards go home.

Monday, October 26th- Friday, October 30th - Red Ribbon Week.

Thursday, October 29th - Fall Parties, 2:45-3:20 p.m.

Friday, October 30th - No School- Staff Compensation day.

November 2015

Monday, November 2nd- PTA, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4th-Instructional Leadership Team, 3:50 p.m.

Thursday, November 5th- 3rd- 5th Grade Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Friday, November 6th- K-2nd Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, November 9th- Friday, November 13th- American Education Week.

Wednesday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day Assembly, 9:00 a.m. Staff Meeting. Papa John’s Pizza Night.

Thursday, November 12th- Picture Re-Take Day.

Wednesday, November 18th- Two hour early release for students, Midterms go home.

Friday, November 20th- Fire Drill.

Tuesday, November 24th- Intruder Drill.

Wednesday, November 25th -Friday, November 27th- Thanksgiving Break.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up is ONLINE! Please SIGN-UP!

Parent Teacher Conferences

A very important occasion coming up will be our opportunity to visit together during Parent-Teacher conferences. Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22nd and Monday, October 26th from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Please note that school will not be in session on Friday, October 30th.

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming conferences. Below is a link that is specifically tied to your child’s teacher. You can go online and schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher using this link. If you cannot schedule online, please choose a date below and we will gladly schedule a time for you on the date that works best for you.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the link below to access the sign up for your child’s teacher.

2) Review the options listed and choose the time that works best for you to meet with your child’s teacher.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually or you can mark the date that works best for you below and return it to school. VolunteerSpot will also send you a reminder email close to the time of your conference!

Classroom links:

5th Grade

Mr. Meinhardt http://vols.pt/4KmV7M

Mr. Plumb http://vols.pt/zdHP1y

Mrs. Maloney http://vols.pt/Qbz5jC

Mrs. Mueller http://vols.pt/4vrmBe

4th Grade

Mrs. Brooks http://vols.pt/Qi8PKH

Mrs. Eichelberger http://vols.pt/satDRa

Mrs. Higgins http://vols.pt/szF1UY

3rd Grade

Mrs. Eiken http://vols.pt/myx5Zh

Miss Karr http://vols.pt/RciHTU

Miss Kremmel http://vols.pt/vPLznM

2nd Grade

Mrs. Horn http://vols.pt/jQ1opr

Mrs. Riegel http://vols.pt/ipCX4U

Mrs. Walker http://vols.pt/yuQYHM

1st Grade

Miss Borgmeyer http://vols.pt/hcvGRk

Mrs. Madondo http://vols.pt/Mpnm1u

Mrs. Smith http://vols.pt/qXY2ZB


Mrs. Ambrose http://vols.pt/AtU24p

Mrs. Scheperle http://vols.pt/gt9cmu

Mrs. Turpin http://vols.pt/hvaQ9D

If you prefer for your child’s teacher to schedule you manually, please email them or contact the office at 659-3195 and we will be glad to schedule you.

PTA School of Excellence Family Survey

West Elementary School PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders, and community at-large is important for the success of our students and school. That is why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence Program, which celebrates partnerships between PTA and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel West Elementary School and West Elementary PTA can achieve that together- and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at West Elementary.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families at two points in the school year- the beginning and the end. Your feedback in the beginning of the program will help to generate a customized Roadmap to Excellence, which will provide specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the attached survey. Mark the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete it by 10/29/15.

I've invited you to fill out the form PTA School of Excellence Family Survey. To fill it out, visit the link:

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