Principal's Newsletter

Kyle Burnell Theresa Curran

Principal Assistant Principal

(207) 646-5953 (207) 646-5953

August 11, 2022

Dear WES Families:

I hope you and your children have all had an enjoyable summer full of rest, relaxation and fun! My own family has been making the most of the amazing weather, spending countless hours outside doing all sorts of activities. Elementary aged kids are full of excitement, wonder, and creativity, and I hope you have been able to experience that with your children over the summer.

As we transition through the end of summer vacation I want to welcome everyone to the start of the 2022-2023 school year. While I hope everyone enjoys every last minute of summer vacation, I am personally very excited to have students back in WES! We have an amazing school community and I can’t wait to have our hallways and classrooms full of kids once again!

First day of School

  • Grades 1-4: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

  • Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

School Day Start and End Times

  • We will operate on an 8:25am - 2:45pm schedule this year.

  • We will have early release Wednesdays starting on September 7, 2022

    • ERW Schedule: 8:25am - 1:45pm

New Staff Members at WES

  • Andy Gray - PE Teacher

  • Annie Brady - Music Teacher

  • Tatiana Vanaria - Guidance Counselor

  • Sophie Ward - Grade 3 Teacher

  • Brenda LaFrance - Gifted and Talented Teacher

  • Lindsey Jenkins - Educational Technician

  • Kate Vaillancourt - Educational Technician

  • Alex Johnson - Ruscansky - Custodian

  • Tina Chandler - ½ Tiime Secretary

WES Open House

  • September 22 from 4:30 - 6pm

COVID Protocols

  • All students, with the help of their families, must self monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will remain available throughout our entire building.

  • Students and staff will continue to sanitize or wash their hands when entering or leaving a classroom.

  • Students and staff will continue to wash or sanitize their hands prior to and after eating.

  • Any student wishing to wear a mask may certainly do so.

    • The school has a supply of masks should a student want one.

  • Water fountains have been replaced by water bottle filling stations throughout the building.

I am excited for the beginning of the new school year and look forward to seeing all the kids when they return in a few weeks! On behalf of the entire staff, welcome back! If you have any questions regarding the start of the 2022-2023 school year, please call our office at 646-5953.


Kyle Burnell