Westmont Hilltop Elementary School
Educating, empowering, inspiring, and nurturing the whole child!
675 Goucher Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 255-8707
Fax: (814) 255-8793
2015-2016 Lunch Times
The start of school for the Elementary School
will be on Sept. 8, 2015 at WHES! YAY! :0)
*Kindergarten Orientation will be this Friday (Sept. 4th) from 12:30-2:00pm. Families will report to the cafeteria to begin.
Additional information from the Principal
*Make-up Kdg. DIAL Screening (for those not screened earlier) will NOT be rescheduled.
*Sept. 10th (Thursday) is the Gr. 2 Back to School Night (6:00-7:00pm) and the Gr. 4 Back to School Night (7:00-8:00pm). Families should report to the Café to begin the evening.
*Sept. 17th (Thursday) is the Gr. 1 Back to School Night (6:00-7:00pm) and the Gr. 3 Back to School Night (7:00-8:00pm). Families should report to the cafeteria to begin the evening.
**A reminder, students are not to attend the Gr. 1-4 Back to School Nights. This evening has historically been designed for parents/guardians. There are no activities planned for students and the space will be very crowded/hot with the adults who are present. Kindergarten children ARE to attend Kdg. Orientation with their families._______________________________Message from the Principal
Hello Westy Friends!
Just a little note to welcome all of you to the 2015/16 school year! I am so super-excited for all of us to begin this new school year together (finally!). I hope that you had a fun and relaxing summer and that you enjoyed the time that you were able to spend with your friends and family (even that extra few days of summer that were a little unexpected). It was so quiet here at the elementary school this summer; I really missed the pitter patter of all of your little feet in the hallways. I am so happy that the start of the school year is finally here; I've been anxiously waiting for you!
We have so many new and exciting learning adventures planned for all of you. You will get the chance to meet Miss Odelia Yu, who is visiting us from China. She will be teaching you a little about her culture and her language (I can't wait to hear all of you counting and singing in Mandarin Chinese!). We also have A LOT of new books on our shelves for you to enjoy...lots and lots of new books! There are titles from every genre and I am sure that you will find books that interest you that you just can't wait to read! Whenever you read a new book, I hope that you share it with me. I'm always interested in learning about books that kids have enjoyed. Remember, I have 4 kiddos at home and when you share books that you love with me, I go home and share those same books with my family. My husband, John, and I read books to our kids each night. Well, Quinn is 9 years old, so she likes to read on her own; however, our boys are always excited about picking out a story to read before bedtime. Our son, Kash, is 5 years old and is going to kindergarten this year. Hopefully, he will learn to read soon so that he can start reading to his little brothers (Kobin is 4 years old and Carter is 2 years old). Right now, the boys' favorite books are non-fiction books about Narwhals, Tarsiers and Sea Pigs! If you have never heard of those crazy creatures before, you should ask your teacher or our librarian to help you to find some books about those crazy creatures so that you can learn!
I hope that each and every one of you are also super-excited to start the school year. I look forward to watching you learn and grow this school year. It's going to be a great one, I promise!
Can't wait to see you on the first day of school; I really missed all of you!