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Principal's Message


Principal's Message


 Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  We are SO super excited to begin another school year in our new facilities!  We are happy to welcome back all of our "Westy Stars" and we look forward to an AMAZING school year together!


Important Parent Info.:
*The ES building does not open until 8:30 a.m.  Students should not plan to arrive earlier than that, as there is no supervision provided.
*The Tardy Bell for students is 8:45 a.m.  Students should be dropped off PRIOR to 8:45 a.m. or they will be marked "tardy" and parents will need to sign their child(ren) in at the office counter.  Please see the Student Handbook for consequences to being tardy to school.
*Walker students should cross at the Cross Walks ONLY.
*Pick Up/Drop Off Parents:  Please DO NOT pull your cars onto the grassy area (on the curb) on Luzerne Street.  This area has become muddy and downtrodden.  We want all areas in our community to look welcoming; please help us to allow the grass to grow back in those areas by keeping your cars along the curb (and not up on it).
*Our local police officers and firemen are an important part of our community.  We will be welcoming their visits into our school building during "non-emergency" times, so that our children can become familiar and comfortable with our first responders.
*Our teachers have been trained using the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) emergency operations plan.  Teachers will be using the companion book, "I'm Not Scared...I'm Prepared" by Julia Cook along with the accompanying Activity and Idea book.  
*Students are not permitted to walk, ride bikes, or skateboard on the stone wall behind the scoreboard on the track.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our littlest Hilltoppers!  We look forward to this year being the best one yet!
Nicole Kuzmiak
ES Principal
Two of our Little Hilltoppers wore shirts today that are sending positive messages reflective of our school PBIS program.  Taylor's shirt (Stand Up for Each Other) and Gabe's shirt (Kind is the New Cool) are representative of two of the concepts that our PBIS program is geared toward teaching.  Ava made a prize box for a peer who was having trouble staying focused on the bus.  She took it upon herself to try to help him to earn positive reinforcements for appropriate bus behavior.  We are SO PROUD of these Westy Stars who are promoting positivity at our school!