Thursday, October 19

3:30-6:30 at the Gateway Center, 661 E 24th St. Holland (between US 31 and Waverly

Free Dinner! served at 4pm and 5pm
Free services
  • Free Flu Shots
  • Miles of Smiles
  • Positive Options
  • Medicaid enrollment
  • Secretary of State
     

October 13 Newsletter

Box Tops

Box Tops are a wonderful way to fund field trips and classroom cash for teachers.  Last year West raised  just over $1200!   Our first turn-in date is October 26.  All Box Tops have expiration dates, and many are expiring November 1.  Box Tops can be sent in throughout the year, so take a moment and check the dates and see if any of your box tops are expiring soon.  The class with the most Box Tops turned in for our pick up in October will get a prize! If you are interested in cutting and counting Box Tops, please email Amy Maatman @ amaatman@hollandpublicschools.org.  Your help is much appreciated!

The Gideons’ Bible Distribution

Nate Brink from the Gideons’ informed Holland Public Schools they will have volunteers hand out Bibles to our 5th grade students on October 13, 20 & 27.   Mr. Brink has been told to inform his volunteers that they MUST stay on the public sidewalks, and are not allowed to go to other areas. While Holland Public Schools will not be promoting the distribution of Bibles to students, neither will we prohibit the Gideons’ from distributing them on public sidewalks adjacent to our buildings.

Be the Change

This year's theme for Student Council is 'Be the Change.'  We are kicking off a Be the Change...Change Drive.  It started October 11and will end on October 25.  We will be adopting a school in either Florida or Texas impacted by the hurricanes (Mrs. Ramirez is finding us one. :)) Please encourage your students to take part in being the change and helping others!

Read-A-Thon and Read-In

All Read-A-Thon donations are due tomorrow, Friday, October 13. Thanks for supporting the Holland West PTO Read-A-Thon so we can continue to MAKE WEST BEST! We are excited for the all school Read-In tomorrow afternoon! Students are allowed to bring a one (1) blanket, towel or pillow to cozy on during our Read- In. It needs to be small enough to be stored in their locker, please.  

Math Night

West is hosting Math Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14th from 6:15-7:30pm. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend now! GVSU students will be coming to assist our students play and have fun with math skills! If your student loves math, hates math, or is indifferent, these games are designed to reinforce essential math skills. If you're a math professor, math hater, or just ambivalent (don't care either way) about math, this should be a fun time with your student. Staff is looking forward to seeing you attend!

West Family Fall Fest

The West PTO invites you to the West Family Fall Fest Monday, October 16 from 6pm-7pm in the cafeteria. There will be games, music, treats and costumes! Please no gore, blood, weapons or clowns. This is a West FAMILY event for all our students and families.  All students must be accompanied by an adult. During the second half of the event West teachers and staff will be handing out treats while students trick or treat the classroom wing.We hope you'll join us for this new FREE West family event.   

Free Oil Change

Christian Brothers Automotive will host their 2nd annual Free Oil Change for Single Mothers on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8:00AM-2:00PM.  You can sign up someone up by appointment or schedule yourself. This is a statement from CBA-  Our mission is to provide free oil changes to single mothers in need and we have expanded to single fathers, widows and other folks in need of a helping hand. We feel privileged to spend this day serving and ministering to families within our community, and we hope to serve over 100 families. Jimmie Johns will be providing subs and we have other volunteers as well. We know that for some, the ability to do regular maintenance on a vehicle is difficult or even impossible. We also know everyone deserves a peace of mind and comfort that comes with knowing that families are safe in their vehicle. This event is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of some deserving people in our community-people who could use a blessing- and our hope is to provide that. You may know people in need and we encourage you to share this link and information with them or sign the person up yourself.

What’s Happening at West

The middle school Calling All Colors group was at Hope College on Monday. The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity group did a great job with an equity and equality presentation CAC attended. Our CAC students are looking forward to coming up with a strategy to see how they can make a change in our school.

West is proud to announce our Wall Stars: Carson Arens, Dylan Brown, Stella Butch, T’nye Campos, Israel Castro, Natalia Garcia, Mariah Geerts, Ryan Geerts, Tamia Hall, Ashton Holloway, Chloe Hulst, Gage Jones, Lucas Marlor, Elsa Pasatta, Graydon Prince, Harper Prutch, Brayden Snyder, Josephine Suarez,  Gretchen Timmer, Ke’Miyah Tolliver, Ruby VanHuis, Anahi Vazquez, Malachi Young.  Not pictured: Isaac Bassett

October 5 Newsletter

PTO Car Wash Update

We are so thankful to the West families, friends, and HPS staff members that purchased car washes and car wash booklets from Quality Car Wash. It was a simple way to support West PTO, which in turn supports the students and staff at West K-7. We earned just over $1100 from car wash sales, plus almost $200 in donations in our bucket at the 2 hour event last Saturday. This is a great way to start off our fall fundraising efforts, and perhaps now you have car wash booklets lined up for when the snow flies and the salt attacks your car. Thank you! 

Be the Change

 This year's theme for Student Council is 'Be the Change.'  We are kicking off a Be the Change...Change Drive.  It will run October 11-18.  We will be adopting a school in either Florida or Texas impacted by the hurricanes (Mrs. Ramirez is finding us one. :)) Please encourage your students to take part in being the change and helping others!

Homecoming

Come and support the HHS football team this Friday, October 6 for the HPS Homecoming game.  Game time is 7pm at the Ray & Sue Smith Stadium located at 313 Fairbanks Avenue.  A Homecoming parade will also start at 6pm at the DeVos Fieldhouse located at 222 Fairbanks Ave.  The parade will walk down from the Fieldhouse to the Stadium.  The gates to the stadium will open after the parade.

Holland West Lanyards                                          

Beginning in two weeks, 6/7 grade students will be required to have their student ID’s on lanyards.  There will be Holland West lanyards and holders available to purchase for $2 in the office.  Middle School students may also use their own lanyard of choice brought from home.  K-5 students are also able to buy the Holland West lanyards, but it is not required.  All students are given a free ID at the beginning of the school year and after that, it is $3 for a replacement ID.         

Picture Retakes                                                                                                                    

The day for picture retakes is Friday, October 6.

Box Tops

Box Tops are a wonderful way to fund field trips and classroom cash for teachers.  Our first turn-in date is fast approaching!  All Box Tops have expiration dates, and many are expiring November 1.  Box Tops can be sent in throughout the year, so take a moment and check the dates and see if any of your box tops are expiring soon!  The class with the most Box Tops turned in for our pick up in October will get a prize! 

If you are interested in cutting and counting Box Tops, please email

Amy Maatman at amaatman@hollandpublicschools.org.  Your help is much appreciated!

Read-A-Thon and Read-In

We kicked off our Fall into Reading: Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. Please have your children ask family and neighbors to sponsor them for our ALL school read-in on Friday, October 13. The Read-In is a great school wide event where the entire school body comes into the halls to spread out and read. Our goal is to raise $8000 for Holland West PTO. All money is due NEXT FRIDAY, October 13.  We have some great prizes for our students who participate! The top two donation earners will have a pizza party with friends during lunch. Any student that raises more than $50 will get their name in a drawing for a family 4-pack of 1 hour jump passes to Sky Zone. Finally, the PTO values participation at any level, and the classes that have the most participation will earn donuts for their class! 

Math Night

West is hosting Math Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14th from 6:15-7:30pm. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend now! GVSU students will be coming to assist our students play and have fun with math skills! If your student loves math, hates math, or is indifferent, these games are designed to reinforce essential math skills. If you're a math professor, math hater, or just ambivalent (don't care either way) about math, this should be a fun time with your student. Staff is looking forward to seeing you attend!

Popcorn!

It has come to our attention that we have not shared the details in regards to the popcorn Friday nutritional facts and ingredients.  This is the packaging for our popcorn.    Thank you to these moms for making our first popcorn day a success!

     

September 28 Newsletter

Important Reminders

  • Please do not park along the yellow curb in the pickup line driveway from 3:00pm-3:15pm
  • Lost and Found will be donated to Salvation Army this Friday.  Make sure to check with your student to see if they are missing any items. 
  • Please send your K-3 student(s) with an extra set of clothing everyday in their backpack(s)   

Holland West Lanyards                                          

Beginning in two weeks, 6/7 grade students will be required to have their student ID’s on lanyards.  There will be Holland West lanyards and holders available to purchase for $2 in the office.  Middle School students may also use their own lanyard of choice brought from home.  K-5 students are also able to buy the Holland West lanyards, but it is not required.  All students are given a free ID at the beginning of the school year and after that, it is $3 for a replacement ID.                                                                                                                             

CMC after School Program

The after school mentor program hosted by Christ Memorial Church begins Tuesday, October 17.  The program is for 2nd-6th grade students and has limited space available.  Applications are available in the West office and need to be filled out and turned in with the $8 fee to the office by October 1.  All applications are welcome! Each family will be notified if their student has been accepted via email and/or phone and will be required to attend a parent meeting.  Please contact Johanna Mason via email JohannaM@christmemorial.org or phone 616-796-3382 with any further questions.

School Nurse 5K Run/Walk

Holland Hospital invites you and your student(s) to join their 5th annual School Nurse 5K Run/Walk on October 5.  This is a fun, non-competitive, family-oriented event!  Check-In opens at 5pm at Holland High School located at 600 Van Raalte Ave.  The Run/Walk start time is 6pm.  There will be FREE food and entertainment in the Performing Arts Center lobby.  Students can enter for FREE by completing the Fitness Tracker envelope and registration form and mailing in the postage paid envelope included.  The route is not closed off, so children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteer chaperones can be arranged to accompany your child if needed.  Information packets, registration forms, and the Fitness Tracker envelopes are available in the West office.  Email our school nurse, Jen Yoder, at jyoder@hollandpublicschools.org  with any questions.

MS Choir Accompanist Needed

  • Who: MS Choir Accompanist needed (2 positions available)
  • What: 6th Grade Concordia and 7th Grade Cantus Choirs
  • Where: East K-7 (8:15am-9am) AND/OR West (2:15pm-3:00pm)
  • When: AT LEAST 2 days a week from 8:15am-9:00am AND/OR 2:15pm-3:00pm
  • Why: An accompanist is needed to further assist our students in having a well-rounded musical experience.

This position is open to anyone with a basic level of piano and accompanying skills. The accompanist would be needed AT LEAST 2 days a week, but could come up to 5 days a week if possible, and will be compensated by the hour.

Please email Ms. Jamie Steinman for more information or any questions regarding this position at jsteinma@hollandpublicschools.org

Spirit Week

Show your Dutch Pride the week of October 2-6!

  • Monday- Comfy Day- Wear something comfy!
  • Tuesday-  Crazy Day-  Express yourself!  Wear tie-dye, crazy hair colors, etc
  • Wednesday-  Sports Team Day-  Wear your favorite team’s apparel
  • Thursday-  Class Color Day-  K-3 Blue; 4-5 Black;  6-7 Green
  • Friday-  Red & White Day-  Show your Dutch Pride and wear red & white

Fall Into Reading                       

 This fall we are having our "Fall Into Reading: Read-A-Thon." It begins Monday, October 2 and runs through Friday, October 13. We are asking students to solicit donations to support them during our ALL school Read-In event on Friday, October 13 from 1pm-2pm. The entire school will go into the hall, cozy up with a blanket or pillow, and a favorite book or two. If you are interested in coming in to read with some our littlest readers in kindergarten and first grade during this event, like all parent volunteers, you need to have a cleared volunteer form on file. More details on the Read-A-Thon are coming.   

Congratulations!

Mrs. Shearer was awarded a Patterson Partnership Grant through Scholastic News.  She was one of the winners out of over 82,000 applicants.  Her classroom has been awarded $500 toward their classroom library and 500 bonus Scholastic points.  Mrs. Shearer’s Dears were very exicted to have their new books arrive this week!

West Wall Stars

West is proud to announce our Wall Stars:  McKenna Arens , Luke Arendshorst, Amor Crocker, Alexis Fairbrother, Victoria Gonzales, Jaxon Guerra, Ashton Holloway, Max Kappel, Matilyn Maatman, Kim Morris, Stella Morrison, Danny Perez, Anthony Poest,  Bre Pratley, Ava Ramirez, Lilly Ryder, Grace Sanders, Emily Smith, Jacquelyn Thomas-Teran, Jason Trilla, Emma Weiss.  Not pictured: Hailey Young                                                

September 21 Newsletter

Free and Reduced Lunch

At the beginning of every school year, the application for free and reduced lunch needs to be filled out even if the student/family qualified during the previous school year.   Applications are available in the West office, and should be filled out and returned to the student’s teacher or the office. 

PTO Car Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23 there will be a PTO car wash fundraiser at Quality Carwash 809 Washington Ave from 10am-12pm.  The West PTO will receive 40% of all proceeds from the fundraiser and car wash books sold on that day.  There will be Holland Dutch Attire for sale there as well.  Also, next week cards will be going home that you can bring to Quality for the 2 weeks leading up to the fundraiser.  If you hand the card their employees when paying the West PPC will receive 35% of that sale.  Two great ways to support our West PTO and get a car wash at the same time!

Congratulations Nurse Yoder

West is giving Nurse Yoder a big high five and congrats on passing the School Nurse National Certification Exam!  There are only 20 nationally certified school nurses in our entire state! 

School Nurse 5K Run/Walk

Holland Hospital invites you and your student(s) to join their 5th annual School Nurse 5K Run/Walk on October 5.  This is a fun, non-competitive, family-oriented event!  Check-In opens at 5pm at Holland High School located at 600 Van Raalte Ave.  The Run/Walk start time is 6pm.  There will be FREE food and entertainment in Performing Arts Center lobby.  Students can enter for FREE by completing the Fitness Tracker envelope and registration form and mailing in the postage paid envelope included.  The route is not closed off, so children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteer chaperones can be arranged to accompany your child if needed. The last day to sign up to guarantee a shirt is September 22!   Information packets, registration forms and the Fitness Tracker envelopes are available in the West office.  Email our school nurse, Jen Yoder, at jyoder@hollandpublicschools.org  with any questions.

Music Notes

Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade band members will be participating in the Varsity home football game on Friday, September 29. Band students are to report to the Hope College stadium located at 313 Fairbanks Ave at 5:45pm with their instruments and “Power H” or red and/or white shirt on!

5th grade band and orchestra is starting next week! Students who are choosing band and orchestra must have their instrument and method book obtained and at class on Thursday, Sept. 28.  Instruments that are rented at the parent meetings or at the store by Saturday, Sept. 23 will be delivered to the school for the first day of class.

CMC after School Program

The after school program hosted by Christ Memorial Church begins Tuesday, October 17.  The program is for 2-6th grade students and has limited space available.  Applications are available in the West office and need to be filled out and turned in with the $8 fee to the office by October 1.  All applications are welcome! Each family will be notified if their student has been accepted via email and/or phone and will be required to attend a parent meeting.  Please contact Johanna Mason via email JohannaM@christmemorial.org or phone 616-796-3382 with any further questions.

MS Choir Accompanist Needed

  • Who: MS Choir Accompanist needed (2 positions available)
  • What: 6th Grade Concordia and 7th Grade Cantus Choirs
  • Where: East K-7 (8:15am-9am) AND/OR West (2:15-3:00pm)
  • When: AT LEAST 2 days a week from 8:15am-9:00am AND/OR 2:15-3:00pm
  • Why: An accompanist is needed to further assist our students in having a well-rounded musical experience.

This position is open to anyone with a basic level of piano and accompanying skills. The accompanist would be needed AT LEAST 2 days a week, but could come up to 5 days a week if possible, and will be compensated by the hour.

Please email Ms. Jamie Steinman for more information or any questions regarding this position at jsteinma@hollandpublicschools.org

Thank you!   

Our West students and staff would like to thank Superior Sports for helping us purchase new playground basketballs, soccer balls, gaga balls, and footballs.  Our students were so excited to see brand new equipement!

Thank you to the family’s who have given donations to the West PBIS committee!

If  you have donations to give please have your child bring them to the office.  Our Friday ALL STAR and WALL STAR celebrations will start next week.

A BIG Thank You also goes to FIT Body Boot Camp for their BIG donation of

school supplies!! 

If you would like to receive the weekly West Newsletter via email please contact Jen Timmer at jtimmer@hollandpublicschools.org to get signed up.

 

September 14 Newsletter

School Nurse 5K Run/Walk

Holland Hospital invites you and your student(s) to join their 5th annual School Nurse 5K Run/Walk on October 5.  This is a fun, non-competitive, family-oriented event!  Check-In opens at 5pm at Holland High School located at 600 Van Raalte Ave.  The Run/Walk start time is 6pm.  There will be FREE food and entertainment in Performing Arts Center lobby.  Students can enter for FREE by completing the Fitness Tracker envelope and registration form and mailing in the postage paid envelope included.  The route is not closed off, so children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteer chaperones can be arranged to accompany your child if needed. The last day to sign up to guarantee a shirt is September 22!   Information packets, registration forms and the Fitness Tracker envelopes are available in the West office.  Email our school nurse, Jen Yoder, at jyoder@hollandpublicschools.org  with any questions.

Lost and Found

There are quite a few items on our lost and found rack located in the hallway by the office.  Remember to label all of your child(s) clothing items, lunch boxes, and water bottles they bring to school.   Please be sure to have your student check the rack and parents can also look after school hours.  On the last Friday of every month any remaining items are donated to the Salvation Army.

West Newsletter

If you would like to receive the weekly West Newsletter via email please contact Jen Timmer at jtimmer@hollandpublicschools.org to get signed up.

MS Choir Accompanist Needed

  • Who: MS Choir Accompanist needed (2 positions available)
  • What: 6th Grade Concordia and 7th Grade Cantus Choirs
  • Where: East K-7 (8:15am-9am) AND/OR West (2:15-3:00pm)
  • When: AT LEAST 2 days a week from 8:15am-9:00am AND/OR 2:15-3:00pm
  • Why: An accompanist is needed to further assist our students in having a well-rounded musical experience.

This position is open to anyone with a basic level of piano and accompanying skills. The accompanist would be needed AT LEAST 2 days a week, but could come up to 5 days a week if possible, and will be compensated by the hour.

Please email Ms. Jamie Steinman for more information or any questions regarding this position at jsteinma@hollandpublicschools.org

Box Tops               

Box Tops make a big difference!  Box Tops funds are added to our PTO account, which is used to offer field trips, activities like Carnival and Field Day, incentives and rewards for students/classrooms, and provide some school assemblies as well.   Ask grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles to help collect them for you. Each classroom has a container for students to turn them in or they may be brought to the Holland West. Thank you for your help in making WEST the BEST!

Middle School Band Night

Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade band members will be participating in the Varsity home football game on Friday, September 29. Band students are to report to the Hope College stadium located at 313 Fairbanks Ave at 5:45pm with their instruments.  Please have your band student wear a “Power H” shirt with jeans and tennis shoes.  A red and/or white shirt is acceptable as well.  At 9pm students will be released to their parents/guardians, at which point they may either leave or sit and watch the rest of the game.

PTO Car Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23 there will be a PTO car wash fundraiser at Quality Carwash 809 Washington Ave from 10am-12pm.  The West PTO will receive 40% of all proceeds from the fundraiser and car wash books sold on that day.  There will be Holland Dutch Attire for sale there as well.  Also, next week cards will be going home that you can bring to Quality for the 2 weeks leading up to the fundraiser.  If you hand the card their employees when paying the West PPC will receive 35% of that sale.  Two great ways to support our West PTO and get a car wash at the same time!

CMC after School Program

The after school program hosted by Christ Memorial Church begins Tuesday, October 17.  The program is for 2-6th grade students and has limited space available.  Applications are available in the West office and need to be filled out and turned in with the $8 fee to the office by October 1.  All applications are welcome! Each family will be notified if their student has been accepted via email and/or phone and will be required to attend a parent meeting.  Please contact Johanna Mason via email JohannaM@christmemorial.org or phone 616-796-3382 with any further questions.

Sexting and Online Responsibility

Stephanie Tuttle is a local attorney who has presented information to several local school districts about the laws regarding sexting and online responsibility.  She spoke to the HHS 8-11 graders in May (our current 9-12 graders), and will be speaking to our current 8th grade students during the school day on Wednesday, September 20.  Mrs. Tuttle is also scheduled to give a presentation on the evening of September 20 to HPS parents.  This event is open to parents of students throughout the district (K-12).  It will begin at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center located in Holland High and will last about 45-60 minutes.

 

 

  

September 7 Newsletter

Pick-up Line Expectations

In order for a safe and efficient pick-up line, all drivers must follow these expectations:

  • No Parking along the curb.
  • You must remain in your vehicle and continue with the flow of traffic.
  • You may only pick up your child in the designated pick up spot, otherwise you can park in the parking lot and walk up to get your child.
  • All students and adults must use the crosswalk with the crossing guard, otherwise it interrupts the flow of traffic and is a safety risk
  •  If your child is not outside yet, please circle back through the pick-up line.
  •  Please be patient and respectful to staff.  Our pick-up line is important for the safety of students, so please be respectful to the staff who are helping.

FUN FACT- The average time of the pick-up line from the dismissal of school (3:04) until the last student is picked up is only 10 minutes. That’s pretty fast for a school of over 400!

PTO Car Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 23 there will be a PTO car wash fundraiser at Quality Carwash 809 Washington Ave from 10am-12pm.  The West PTO will receive 40% of all proceeds from the fundraiser and car wash books sold on that day.  There will be Holland Dutch Attire for sale there as well.  Also, next week cards will be going home that you can bring to Quality for the 2 weeks leading up to the fundraiser.  If you hand the card their employees when paying the West PPC will receive 35% of that sale.  Two great ways to support our West PTO and get a car wash at the same time!

School Nurse 5K Run/Walk

Holland Hospital invites you and your student(s) to join their 5th annual School Nurse 5K Run/Walk.  This is a fun, non-competitive family-oriented event!  Check-In opens at 5pm at Holland High School located at 600 Van Raalte Ave.  The Run/Walk start time is 6pm.  There will be FREE food and entertainment in Performing Arts Center lobby.  Students can enter for FREE by completing the Fitness Tracker envelope and registration form and mailing in the postage paid envelope included.  The route is not closed off, so children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteer chaperones can be arranged to to accompany your child if needed.  Look for the information packets coming home soon!

Moms in Prayer

Our school has a Prayer group called Moms in Prayer.  What is MIP?  It is a group that meets weekly to pray over our children, for West students and staff and for HPS.  They meet every Friday morning right after drop off from 8:15-9:15 at Christ Memorial Church in their prayer room.  It is best to enter through the front entrance closest to West (entrance D).  You don't need to bring anything, just your prayer requests!  For more information, look up our FB page: Moms in Prayer at West.  Or you can email Kristin VanDyke at kristinkooyer@yahoo.com 

MIP hopes you can join them!                                                                                           

Reminders!

Parents: 

  • Please send in the first day packet information that was sent home in the first day packet folders.
  • Remember to label all of your child(s) clothing items, lunch boxes, and water bottles they bring to school.   There is a lost and found rack in the hallway by the office.
  • There is $10 a month internet service provided if there is one SNAP participant in your household.  Flyers are available in the office.
  • The Miles of Smiles dental service is available for children 0-20 years old with Medicaid insurance/Healthy Kids Dental or uninsured who: live or attend school in Ottawa County; do not have a dentist; have not had a dental checkup in the last 6 months; are on free/reduced lunch. Forms are located in the office.  If your child has a dentist, please do not complete the form.
  • Please have your child bring back their library book on their scheduled day and remind them to read daily and be kind to their books.

West K-7 Facebook Page

Make sure to check our West K-7 connections facebook page for many helpful reminders and fun activities that West students are participating in!

https://www.facebook.com/hpswest/

CMC after School Program

We received word from Christ Memorial Church (CMC) that their after school program has been postponed until October. 

Please contact Johanna Mason via email JohannaM@christmemorial.org or phone 616-796-3382 with any further questions.

A Big West Welcome!

We are excited to have two Hope College student teachers this semester in our building!  Miss Mummert is teaching with Mrs. Smith and Mr. Clegg is teaching with Mr. Ryzenga.  Welcome!

Picture Day Reminder

Tuesday, September 5 is our scheduled picture day.  Please make sure to send your students with their order form and money on Tuesday if you would like to order photos from Geskus Photography.

Pick-up Line Expectations

In order for a safe and efficient pick-up line, all drivers must follow these expectations:

  • No Parking along the curb. You must remain in your vehicle and continue with the flow of traffic
  • You may only pick up your child in the designated pick up spot, otherwise you can park in the parking lot and walk up to get your child
  • All students and adults must use the crosswalk with the crossing guard, otherwise it interrupts the flow of traffic and is a safety risk
  •  If your child is not outside yet, please circle back through the pick-up line

 Please be patient and respectful to staff.  Our pick-up line is important for the safety of students so please be respectful to the staff who are helping

FUN FACT-
The average time of the pick-up line from the dismissal of school (3:04) until the last student is picked up is only 10 minutes. That’s pretty fast for a school of over 400!

News from our Librarian

Dear Parents, your child has been awarded the privilege of borrowing books from the library at West. It is a wonderful opportunity for your family to share the love of reading and learning together.

Along with the privilege of using the library, comes the responsibility of taking care of the books. A replacement cost is charged for books that are lost or damaged.

You can help your child by:

  • Reminding them to return their books to school each week on their Library day
  • Providing a clean and dry backpack to carry their books to and from school in
  • Provide a safe place to keep their library book clean and safe from spills, pets and young children

Thank you for your continuing support in the education of your child.

Mrs. Stark

Records are being broken in P.E.!   

Physical education is off and running :-)

Please help your students remember to bring their proper shoes on the days they have PE.  Our 6th graders have class every day (7th graders 2nd semester) and elementary kiddos get it once a week.

We have already had some 6th grade records broken!

Emmet Book - 81 push-ups (old record 80)

Madalyn Daniels - 68 push-ups (old record 53)

Way to go !!!!!!!

West K-7 Facebook Page

Make sure to check our West K-7 connections facebook page for many helpful reminders and fun activities that West students are participating in!

https://www.facebook.com/hpswest/

CMC after School Program

We received word from Christ Memorial Church (CMC) that their after school program has been postponed until October. 

Please contact Johanna Mason via email JohannaM@christmemorial.org or phone 616-796-3382 with any further questions.

Office Staff

West

500 W. 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2350
Kathleen Ramirez
Principal
616-494-2351
Stephanie Rhoda
Site Supervisor
616-494-2420
Liliana Figueroa
Secretary
616-494-2352
Melissa Tatlock
Secretary
616-494-2360
Jen Timmer
Office Assistant
616-494-2424

School Times
(TK) K – 5th Grade
8:02 am – 3:04 pm
6th – 7th Grade
8:00 am – 3:04 pm

Half Day
K – 5th
8:02 am – 11:05 am
6th – 7th
8:00 am – 11:00 am