From Dani Coleman: Shout out to Emma Kingrey who has gone above and beyond! She has completed her 10 accelerated reader books, she completed her Ready Gen assignments successfully, and completed her tests.She often looks to see if there are more assignments. She has practiced her optional work as well. Way to go Emma! #WeAreWest!
PWES will have a drop off and pick up time, next week, April 7th, from 5-7 pm at the front of the elementary. Student work, all grades, may be picked up, and completed student work may be dropped off at this time. Boxes will be labeled. Thank you all for working with us to meet the needs of our students! #WeAreWest!
Governor DeWine announced yesterday the extension of the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1. We will continue distance learning during this time. All extracurricular activities (including Prom) are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will continue to deliver meals each Monday at designated locations and have tech services from 4:00 – 6:30 each Tuesday in front of the high school. #WeAreWest!
Students that may still need technology or need to exchange a chrome book due to repair needs may do so on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Mr. Deacon, our technology coordinator, will have “curb side” service for students and parents to drive up and exchange the chrome book without leaving their vehicle. The station will be set up in front of the high school. #WeAreWest!
We still have a few kids who have NOT checked in! Please take a moment this morning to do so. Parents of students at PWES, Please have your child make contact with their teacher today! Use Google Classroom for grades 2-4 and teacher email for grades PK, K and 1. It is so important to keep these connections open! Email me with any questions: email@example.com, or call my office at 740-858-3870 Thank you! #WeAreWest!
Chrome Book pick up or exchange Tuesday, March 31 from 4-6:30 pm at the High School.
Parents of students at PWES, Please have your child make contact with their teacher today! Use Google Classroom for grades 2-4 and teacher email for grades PK, K and 1. It is so important to keep these connections open! Email me with any questions: linda.shaw@west senators.org Thank you! #WeAreWest!
West Families! Update: There is a change to the meal delivery schedule. As of March 23rd, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Students will be given two meals to ensure they have food for each day. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Old Town Methodist Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1103) with any questions.
We will have the building open from 9-2 again tomorrow, March 18th. Come on in to get your child’s assignments! #WeAreWest!
Reading to children is SO important! We will share a recorded book of the day from one of our staff members. Please check in daily to our Facebook page to see who the surprise reader is! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️ #MyOhioClassroom #WeAreWest!
We will open the school doors for parents again tomorrow, March 17th, from 10-2. Please feel free to stop by and pick up your child’s assignments. Thank you to all of the parents that came in today! #WeAreWest!
WASHINGTON-NILE MEAL DELIVERIES In order to provide nutrition for our students, beginning Tuesday - March 17, 2020, Washington Nile Local School District will be providing meals to any youth in our district that is under the age of eighteen (18). Due to state and federal guidelines, children must be present to receive the meal. You may “pick-up” meals at several locations throughout our district. Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: • Lett Terrace Community Center • Washington Township Fire Department • Turkey Creek Church • Nile Township Fire Department • Buena Vista Fire Department You may call between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm (740-858-1116) with any questions.
Portsmouth West Elementary will NOT be in session tomorrow, Monday, March 16th. We will update with home learning information as soon as we are able. Hug your kids for us! #WeAreWest!
Good afternoon Senators! School will be in session Monday, March 16. The district will be closed from March 17th for three weeks as per the Governor's recommendation. We will update with information as we receive it. We have posted many online learning links which we hope will help. We do have a plan for home lessons and food delivery; we will share additional information soon. #WeAreWest!
West Portsmouth American Little League Tryouts. Registration extended until Thursday, March 12, 12 Noon. Go to https://www.wplittleleague.com/ to register online and for more information.
PWES READ-A-THON: MARCH 2 - MARCH 13. Our annual Read-a-thon begins March 2nd in celebration of Dr. Seuss week and Read Across America national campaign. Visit your young reader's RAT page and encourage them to be a READER! Reading 10 minutes a day makes a world of difference!
PWES will be closed for the remainder of the week (February 5-7) due to illness. Please take this time to wash student coats, backpacks, gloves and hats, etc. We hope that all of our students and community members get well soon! #WeAreWest!
The last in -person sign ups will be this Saturday, February 1st from 10-12 . The sign ups will be held at both the Complex and the Elementary Cafeteria. The cost is $48.00. Also, any 6th grade boy who will be turning 13 is eligible to play little league this season in an intermediate league.
Little league /t-ball softball and baseball signups: January 11th and January 25th will be in- person signups. The signups will be help at the Complex from 10:00-12:00. Registrants will need birth certificate and proof of residency. The cost is $48.00 per player.
The third and fourth grade Christmas program will be Monday, December 16th at 6 p.m. The P T C Basket raffle tickets are due the morning of December 16th. The drawings will be held during the program that evening. We hope to see you there. Good luck in the drawing and Merry Christmas from the PWES staff
The first and second grade Christmas Program will be Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 6:00 in the PWES gym. Students may report to the cafeteria at 5:45. We cannot wait to see you there! 🎄🎄
Merry Christmas Week Dec 16th-20th! Monday > Frosty Fun, wear fav snowman gear. Tuesday > Grinch Day, wear green for Grinch. Wed > Elf Day, dress in your best Elf gear. Thur > Reindeer Day > wear your rockin' reindeer gear. Fri > Santa Day > wear your favorite Santa Hat!
The Kindergarten Christmas Program will be tomorrow, December 5th, at 6:00 in the PWES gym. Kindergarten students should report to the cafeteria at 5:45. We can’t wait to see you all there! 🎄
Next week we will be having our book fair Mon-Fri and on Wednesday we will have Goodies with Grands (or other special person in your child's life). The book fair will we open early on Wednesday (8:15-9:00) for kids and grandparents and open after school (3:20-4:00) for any adults who may want to shop with their kids.
On Friday, November 1st, students may wear a hat for a $1 donation to the Veterans' Food Drive, organized by Mrs. Morgan's and Mrs. Raines' fourth grade classrooms. Thank you! #WeAreWest!
The Operation Thank You Food Drive for Veterans will end Nov. 1st. PLEASE encourage your child to participate in this important community service. A letter was sent home detailing the items requested from each grade level (cans of soup, vegetables, crackers, cookies, snack cakes, peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit, canned meat, dry pasta, nuts and jars of spaghetti sauce). If you need another copy, please let us know. Thank you!
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The Kindergarten SPARK meeting will be held this evening in the PWES cafeteria from 5:30-7:00 pm. All Kindergarten students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend. We will be serving pizza and there will be fun activities for the students. #WeAreWest!
The PTC Fundraiser items may be picked up tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd, after school until 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. Thank you!
The PTC Fundraiser items may be picked up tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd, after school until 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. Thank you!
The Washington-Nile Local School District will operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, October 24. This delay includes all three buildings. The purpose of the delay is to extend teacher team meetings. Thank you.
Scholastic Book Fair This Week! The first Scholastic Book Fair will be held at the elementary the week of September 9th thru the 13th.
Dear Parents and Students, Portsmouth West Elementary School maintains the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) program to further support our Character Education program. We will continue to highlight and celebrate positive behavior through our reward systems. P.B.I.S. also supplies students with skills to handle potentially negative situations and think about the best course of action. Having a school-wide behavioral approach incorporates everyone. Students are able to see that we all support them and equally contribute to our school’s success and safety. The students and staff have constant reminders of the P.B.I.S. expectations placed at high visibility areas throughout the school. These expectations form a grid covering behavior associated for specific areas which include: classrooms, hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, recess, and all other areas. Portsmouth West Elementary has adopted the acronym W.E.S.T. (Work Ethic, Engagement, Safety, Teamwork). When you exhibit a positive desired behavior, we will reward you with a raffle ticket, which we call a “Senator Buck”. Students earning Senator Bucks will be entered into a weekly drawing for rewards. Students will have the opportunity to show off their outstanding behavior and citizenship in all extra-curricular activities. We expect our students to exhibit Senator Pride in all situations, at school and in all community settings. During the month of September, we will kick off our PBIS program with a five-week booster activity. For each of these five weeks, we will review our behavioral expectations daily. Each week will focus on a different theme (letter of our W.E.S.T. acronym). We are going to ask our students to show school spirit and wear orange and black on Fridays to show their Senator spirit. Thank you for your continued support! Sincerely, Portsmouth West Elementary Staff Go Senators!!!
Hat Day! Tuesday, August 27th in support of Emily Sissel, Miss West Riverdays representative. Students may where a hat for $1. Bring a $1 and where a hat on Tuesday! #MissWestHatDay
Goof Afternoon! For safety reasons, we have made a few changes regarding student pickups. K-2nd grade pickups will be dismissed at 3:20 to the Art Room door (#9). 3rd and 4th grade pickups will be dismissed at 3:20 to the Music Room door, (#10). No students will be dismissed from the front office between 3:00-3:20. Students dismissed before 3:00 pm will be considered as an early dismissal and marked absent from the time signed out. Thank you so much for helping to keep our students safe! #WeAreWest!
Dear Parents/Guardians: Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Portsmouth West Elementary! I am excited to be your principal, and I am looking forward to working with you and your students. It is going to be a great year! In order to address student safety concerns, parent pick-ups will be at the same doors (Music Room and Art Room), at 3:20. Parents will be required to park and walk to the doors to pick up their child. The fire lane will not be accessible. Please do not park on the grass. Let’s work together to keep all of our children safe. Just a few reminders for the upcoming year: Students will be counted as tardy after 8:55 a.m. Students leaving school (unexcused) before 3:00 p.m will be counted as an early dismissal. Students receiving 2 tardies and/or early dismissals in a nine week grading period will be assigned an after-school detention. These will be served from 3:45 to 4:45 on Wednesday or Thursday. #WeAreWest!
PWES does NOT have a latch-key program this year as my earlier post may have suggested. We will open the front doors at 7:30 for students to be dropped off as necessary due to parent work schedules. Unfortunately, we are unable to supervise a large number of students this early because the teaching staff does not report until 8:15. I hope this clears up the confusion. #WeAreWest!
The doors at PWES will not be open until 7:30 every morning for students to enter. At that time, supervision will be provided for your children, as well as homework help, time to work on assignments, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions.#WeAreWest!
PWES Open House will be held on Thursday, August 15th, from 6-7 p.m. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year!
Our West 11/12 year old Little League baseball team will meet Northwest at 6 p.m. today for the Scioto County District Championship game. The game will be held at the Portsmouth Little League fields
Our 11 and 12 year old Lady Senators softball team will be competing for the state championship against Tallmadge this Wed., July 10th, at 6 p.m. The game will be at the Wheelersburg Little League Fields on Dogwood Ridge. Please come and show your support for these amazing young ladies! #WeAreWest!
2018-19 PWE Yearbook! It's not to late to order! $20 w/out name or $25 w/name! Email email@example.com-Please include student name, grade & parent name with your intent to purchase. Fee will be collected when books are distributed at beginning of 2019-20 school yr.
Order your 2018-2019 Elementary Yearbook Today! Orders taken through May 24th. $20 or $25 with name imprint.
1st and 2nd Grade Spring Program this evening at 6 pm. Students should be at the elementary no later than 5:45 pm.
Enrollment forms for the 2019-20 school year are NOW AVAILABLE! You can download them by going to the menu and clicking Documents > Enrollment
Our PWES Third Graders completed the fifth game of AR (Accelerated Reader) March Madness on March 27, 2019. The reader with the most AR points over a time period of two days, with a passing average of 80% or above on reading tests, will be the winner of the final game and will earn the title of Third Grade Reading Champion. The winners of this fifth game all received a championship medal. #WeAreWest
Remember: End of year testing begins Monday, April 8th for our 3rd and 4th grade students. Make sure your students get plenty of sleep and eat a great breakfast to help them do their best!
Our PWES Third Graders completed the third game of AR (Accelerated Reader) March Madness on March 19, 2019. Game two winners competed with each other and the readers with the most AR points over a time period of two days, with a passing average of 80% or above on reading tests, are moving on to the fourth game. The winners of this third game all received an All-Star Reader Medal. Way to go, West!
Our PWES Third Graders completed the second game of AR (Accelerated Reader) March Madness on March 8, 2019. The winners of the first game faced off and the readers with the most AR points over a time period of two days, with a passing average of 80% or above on reading tests, will move on to the third game. The winners of this second game all received a prize from our PWES AR Store. #WeAreWest
Our PWES Third Graders completed the first game of AR (Accelerated Reader) March Madness on March 6, 2019. The students were paired and the reader with the most AR points over a time period of two days, with a passing average of 80% or above on reading tests, moved on to the next level. The winners of this first game all received a Book It! Pizza Hut coupon for a free personal pan pizza. Way to go, Senators!
Our PWES Spring Carnival is two days away! Lace up your shoes And join us to play. The date is March 7th, The time is at 6. We promise you'll have fun, We're playing no tricks!