Bangor West Welcome Back
Imagine * Inspire * Innovate
Hello West Families!
I am so honored to be back for my sixth year as principal of Bangor West. Many of you may know me, but I wanted to share a little information about myself for those that don't.
I was born and raised in Bay City along with my three siblings. I have been involved in elementary education since I was a co-op student in high school. Since then, I taught for 10 years at the elementary level in Flushing Michigan, was a principal at USA schools for a year, and then had the opportunity to join the #bobcatnation at Bangor West for the last five years. It's hard to believe but that totals to 22 years in elementary education.
My wife of 15 years also works in education as a nurse in Bay City and we have three children ages 10 and under that attend Essexville Hampton Schools. We value any time we have together as a family. When I'm not working, I enjoy coaching my kids year-round and I love sports and the outdoors.
I can't wait to get to meet all of our new families and learn about their life experiences as well. I will see everyone soon!
Bangor West Principal
Reconnect / Reengage
Our Open House this year is on Tuesday the 24th with kindergarten, first, and second grade open from 3:30-5:00, and our third, fourth, and fifth graders will be open from 5:00-6:30. Transportation will be available for everyone from 3:30-5:00 if you are unsure of busing or have questions about our transportation department. Families with multiple students at older and younger grades can come anytime, but to meet each teacher, it'd be best to come around 4:30-5:30 to catch the teachers while they are available. Families will collect paperwork that will be filled out while visiting West and then turned back in before leaving the open house.
Parking Lot Switch
Also, do not park on the bus side. This would force students to walk between buses and creates congestion and delays for the bus drivers when cars are pulling out in front of them.
Masks are mandated on buses and with a high number of school of choice students, there will be a high volume of traffic in the parent parking lot. Please be patient and understanding for the safety of our students. Thank you!
Hiring at Bangor West!
August 24th - Open house (Grades K-2 3:30-5:00) (Grades 3-5 5:00-6:30)
August 30th - 1st day of school
September 3rd - No school
September 6th - No school
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