Carol Muscarella

Welcome back John H. West parents and students. I am very excited and honored to welcome you back to West for another year filled with learning, enrichment, and fun! We hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful summer break-filled with whatever you and your family needed to refresh, restore, and relax during those beautiful summer days.

We have been very busy getting the building ready for our students and we are very excited to welcome them back on Wednesday, September 6th. This year we have added audio and visual technology to our cafeteria as well as round cafeteria tables. At West we believe that our students' lunch break should be a pleasurable time and should resemble what they would see, feel and hear in a restaurant. With the addition of the technology and new tables, we are confident that our students will find their lunch break to be a social and pleasurable experience.

    John H. West Elementary School is committed to working together to provide a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment to ensure the academic success of ALL students. As we begin another school year, there are many things to make you aware of so that you will be able to support your child's education.

    Attendance: Regular attendance is essential for student learning and progress. Please coordinate your family vacations when school is not in session. Our school calendar is available on the District's Website and you will also be receiving a hard copy. Students lose out on critical instruction when they are absent or are not in school for the entire day. Therefore, late arrivals and early dismissals are highly discouraged. We request that medical and dental appointments be scheduled after school hours, if at all possible. If students are ill and unable to attend school, please notify our office the morning of the absence.

    P.T.A.: We have a very dedicated and enthusiastic Parent Teacher Association that goes above and beyond to support our educational programs and enhance student education. Mrs. Ann DeSantis and Mrs. Cathy Gulino are our PTA Presidents for the coming school year. We encourage all parents to become active members of the PTA. It is a wonderful organization and I know that our students and our teachers are forever grateful for what the PTA does for our school, so please try to get involved.

    Looking forward to a great 2018-19 school year,

    Carol Muscarella

    Principal

    Carol Muscarella
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