2 boys reading
2 Students building with straws and tape
girl painting
two kids reading by the wall
teacher and student
Mission Statement: West  is committed to providing an education of excellence that meets each student’s interests, abilities, and needs within a common curricular framework. We believe all students can learn to communicate effectively, to think critically and creatively, and to solve problems cooperatively. Students will apply academic and social skills to become responsible lifelong learners and to appreciate uniqueness in self and others.

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West Office Hours

The West office is open from 8:10am-4:15pm, Monday-Friday, during the school calendar year. Anything outside of those hours are by appointment only.

West Drop Off/Pick-up Expectations and Locations

Please be courteous and patient of these very important safety rules and reminders when dropping off and picking up your child at West.
Our #1 goal is to keep children safe. We do that by using the crosswalk and designated parking areas. Please do not park along the curb or get out of your vehicle when it is drop off/pick up time. If you need to park, you must use the parking lot which is located east of the building.

Do not park along the yellow curb during the morning or afternoon drop off/pick up (approx. 8:00 am-8:45am and 3:15pm-4:00 pm) this is a safety hazard for our students. Please drop off/pick up and continue exiting through the front loop.

  • Drop off times are 8:00am to 8:36am and pick up time is 3:36pm
  • Pick up/Drop off locations are:
    • 1) The front of the school building located on 24th Street
    • 2) The West entrance, which is located in the Christ Memorial parking lot by the large playground.
  • No one (besides staff and students) can enter the playgrounds until school is dismissed. This includes the bus area and both playgrounds. This is a district policy and a safety issue.
  • Please DO NOT pick-up/drop off in the bus driveway located on the South side of the building. It is very dangerous for students and bus drivers

 The word Power in a firecracker star                              

             PrideOwn your actionsWise choicesEngagedRespect

August 29 Newsletter

**NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 OR MONDAY, SEPT 2** IN CELEBRATION OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

WEST POWER EXPECTATIONS

Pride, Own Your Actions, Wise Choices, Engaged, Respect

PICTURE DAY

School pictures are Tuesday September 3rd. Please be sure to send the completed picture packet with your child the day of pictures.

JOIN THE PTO

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. It consists of parents and school staff working together to support all students. The objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, and opportunities to come together that will maximize the education of every child at the school. For more information on becoming a member please email the representative.

hand2hand

West participates in a backpack food program called “hand2hand”. This program helps provide a child with food for the weekends, and is intended for families who currently may be experiencing a financial burden. The first delivery to their lockers will be Friday. September 6. Please pick up the form in the school office to participate, as soon as possible.

ATTENDANCE

24hr. Attendance: (616) 494-2422

Your child will be marked “Tardy” if they arrive after 8:30am, and will result in a phone call to the parent/guardian.
Your child will be marked “Absent” if they leave school early prior to dismissal, unless excused. If your child is going to be late or absent due to an appointment, illness, etc – please call the office at 494-2350 or 494-2422. Excused absences mean the following: Student illness/injury/residential treatment (with a doctor’s note or verification by parent); Medical appointment (with doctor’s note); Lice (3 days) Religious holidays; Funeral/death in the family; Mandated court appearances (documented-only if children are required per subpoena); Placement by Juvenile Court in detention; Educational opportunities approved by school officials; Travel (5days with school official approval). Please do not bring your child to school if they are sick. Your child must be fever free (100 degrees +) for 24 without fever reducing medicine before returning to school. Attendance policy can be found in the handbook on the website.

West Drop Off/Pick-up Expectations and Locations

Please be courteous and patient of these very important safety rules and reminders when dropping off and picking up your child at West. Our #1 goal is to keep children safe. We do that by using the crosswalk and designated parking areas. Please do not park along the curb or get out of your vehicle when it is drop off/pick up time. If you need to park, you must use the parking lot which is located east of the building.

Do not park along the yellow curb during the morning or afternoon drop off/pick up (approx. 8:00 am-8:45am and 3:15pm-4:00 pm) this is a safety hazard for our students. Please drop off/pick up and continue exiting through the front loop.

  • Drop off times are 8:00am to 8:36am and pick up time is 3:36pm
  • Pick up/Drop off locations are:
    • The front of the school building located on 24th Street
    • The West entrance, which is located in the Christ Memorial parking lot by the large playground.
  • No one (besides staff and students) can enter the playgrounds until school is dismissed. This includes the bus area and both playgrounds. This is a district policy and a safety issue
  • Please DO NOT pick-up/drop off in the bus driveway located on the South side of the building. It is very dangerous for students and bus drivers

TOTAL TREK QUEST

TTQ is a fun program designed exclusively for boys from 3rd to 5th grades. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching with training for a 5k. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel part of a team. Please contact the program to sign up or become a volunteer coach. You can also register online.

HOLLAND HOSPITAL NURSES 5K

Thursday, Oct 3 | Holland West Elementary School | 500 W. 24th St./ 5k Run/Walk starts at 6 PM/ Check in at 5 pm with FREE food and entertainment! Register by September 13 to guarantee a shirt Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students; families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2019 School Nurse 5K Run/Walk at Holland West Elementary School. The School Nurse 5K Run/Walk is a fun, family-style event to benefit the hospital’s School Nursing Program. This non-competitive event is a perfect way for students and families to enjoy an evening of activity together. You can sign up on-line.

REMINDER TO RETURN ALL COMPLETED FIRST DAY PAPERWORK

September 5 Newsletter

A Note from the Library

As a student at West K-5, your child has been awarded the privilege of borrowing books from West’s Library. 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 the book 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
West K-5 Library

HOLLAND HOSPITAL NURSES 5K

The race is starting and ending at WEST!

  • Thursday, Oct 3
  • Holland West Elementary School
  • 500 W. 24th St.
  • 5k Run/Walk starts at 6 PM
  • Check in at 5 pm with FREE food and entertainment!
  • Register by September 13 to guarantee a shirt.

Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students; families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2019 School Nurse 5K Run/Walk at Holland West Elementary School. The School Nurse 5K Run/Walk is a fun, family- style event to benefit the hospital’s School Nursing Program. This non- competitive event is a perfect way for students and families to enjoy an evening of activity together. Sign up for the run online.

Parents needed - HPS Technology Assessment

On September 12 at 8:40 we are in need of Parent Volunteers for a short interview regarding Technology and learning. This integration assessment will provide an audit of the technology impact on teaching and learning. If you are available for a short interview at WEST we would greatly appreciate it. Please email the secretary to sign up.

West Drop Off/Pick-up Expectations and Locations

Please be courteous and patient of these very important safety rules and reminders when dropping off and picking up your child at West. Our #1 goal is to keep children safe. We do that by using the crosswalk and designated parking areas. Please do not park along the curb or get out of your vehicle when it is drop off/pick up time. If you need to park, you must use the parking lot which is located east of the building.

Do not park along the yellow curb during the morning or afternoon drop off/pick up (approx. 8:00 am-8:45am and 3:15pm-4:00 pm) this is a safety hazard for our students. Please drop off/pick up and continue exiting through the front loop.

  • Drop off times are 8:00am to 8:36am and pick up time is 3:36pm
  • Pick up/Drop off locations are:
    • 1) The front of the school building located on 24th Street
    • 2) The West entrance, which is located in the Christ Memorial parking lot by the large playground.
  • No one (besides staff and students) can enter the playgrounds until school is dismissed. This includes the bus area and both playgrounds. This is a district policy and a safety issue.safety issue
  • Please DO NOT pick-up/drop off in the bus driveway located on the South side of the building. It is very dangerous for students and bus drivers

TOTAL TREK QUEST

TTQ is a fun program designed exclusively for boys from 3rd to 5th grades. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching with training for a 5k. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel part of a team. With the start of school comes the start of the fall TTQ season!! Remember to register your TTQ boy NOW so the whole family can go to the FREE TTQ kickoff! The fall season starts the week of September 9 and ends with our final 5k the morning of Saturday, November 9. If you have questions about registration or scholarships, contact Brandon .

Ottawa and Allegan families sign up here

*We need coaches to have a GREAT fall season, please contact Vicki for more information on becoming a TTQ coach!*

hand2hand

West participates in a backpack food program called “hand2hand”. This program helps provide a child with food for the weekends, and is intended for families who currently may be experiencing a financial burden. The first delivery to their lockers will be Friday. September 6. Please pick up the form in the school office to participate, as soon as possible.

JOIN THE PTO

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. It consists of parents and school staff working together to support all students. The objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, and opportunities to come together that will maximize the education of every child at the school. For more information on becoming a member please email Kelli.

September 12 Newsletter

HOLLAND HOSPITAL NURSES 5K

The race is starting and ending at WEST!

  • Thursday, Oct 3
  • Holland West Elementary School
  • 500 W. 24th St.
  • 5k Run/Walk starts at 6 PM
  • Check in at 5 pm with FREE food and entertainment!
  • Register by September 13 to guarantee a shirt.

Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students; families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2019 School Nurse 5K Run/Walk at Holland West Elementary School. The School Nurse 5K Run/Walk is a fun, family- style event to benefit the hospital’s School Nursing Program. This non- competitive event is a perfect way for students and families to enjoy an evening of activity together. Sign up for the run online.

TOTAL TREK QUEST

TTQ is a fun program designed exclusively for boys from 3rd to 5th grades. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching with training for a 5k. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel part of a team. 

*We need coaches to have a GREAT fall season, please contact Vicki for more information on becoming a TTQ coach!*

A Note from the Library

As a student at West K-5, your child has been awarded the privilege of borrowing books from West’s Library. 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 the book 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
West K-5 Library

West Drop Off/Pick-up Expectations and Locations

Please be courteous and patient of these very important safety rules and reminders when dropping off and picking up your child at West. Our #1 goal is to keep children safe. We do that by using the crosswalk and designated parking areas. Please do not park along the curb or get out of your vehicle when it is drop off/pick up time. If you need to park, you must use the parking lot which is located east of the building.

Do not park along the yellow curb during the morning or afternoon drop off/pick up (approx. 8:00 am-8:45am and 3:15pm-4:00 pm) this is a safety hazard for our students. Please drop off/pick up and continue exiting through the front loop.

  • Drop off times are 8:00am to 8:36am and pick up time is 3:36pm
  • Pick up/Drop off locations are:
    • 1) The front of the school building located on 24th Street
    • 2) The West entrance, which is located in the Christ Memorial parking lot by the large playground.
  • No one (besides staff and students) can enter the playgrounds until school is dismissed. This includes the bus area and both playgrounds. This is a district policy and a safety issue.safety issue
  • Please DO NOT pick-up/drop off in the bus driveway located on the South side of the building. It is very dangerous for students and bus drivers

Sign up to Help with Popcorn Fridays

There are a few spots left - Please use this link to help out with Popcorn Fridays. Our first popcorn Friday is September 27.

hand2hand

West participates in a backpack food program called “hand2hand”. This program helps provide a child with food for the weekends, and is intended for families who currently may be experiencing a financial burden. The first delivery to their lockers will be Friday. September 6. Please pick up the form in the school office to participate, as soon as possible.

JOIN THE PTO

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. It consists of parents and school staff working together to support all students. The objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, and opportunities to come together that will maximize the education of every child at the school. For more information on becoming a member please email Kelli.

West Calendar

September 20
!/2 Day
8:30 AM
!/2 Day
Date: Sep 20
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
Calendar: West Calendar
September 27
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday
Date: Sep 27
Calendar: West Calendar

Popcorn Friday.  Cost is 25 cents per bag

Office Staff

West

500 W. 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2350
Fax: 616-393-7544
Kathleen Ramirez
Principal
616-494-2351
Patricia Ferguson
Associate Dean of Students
616-494-2412
Delia (Annie) French
Secretary
616-494-2360
Melissa Tatlock
Secretary
616-494-2352

School Times
8:30 - 3:36

Half Day
8:30 - 11:35