Attention PWES parents and Guardians: After 9/16 students will not be able to attend school without the appropriate immunizations. We will make contact with you individually again today as another reminder. Thank you for your help! #WeAreWest!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org-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!