Important Announcements

  • June 21, 2019

    Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Concluding 2018-19 School Year - click here.


    June 2019

    Dear Parents,

    Here is the Olympic Day schedule. You will notice one schedule for Monday, June 24th, and another for the rain date, Tuesday, June 25th. We will notify you through SchoolMessenger and on our website if Monday is rained out. The Tuesday schedule is condensed since dismissal for K-6 is at 12:00 that day.  Olympic rings

    When students are not competing in their events, there will be games and bounce houses in the gym at each school. Students have a schedule to follow with their classes.

    This year we will be serving pizza, salad and fruit. There is no need to order ahead of time. The price of lunch is $3.50 for adults. Students and families will eat lunch in their school buildings.

    If you plan to spend the day with your child, please sign out with his or her teacher. Parking will be blocked off to allow space for the Opening Ceremony and to allow the students from the Upper Elementary School to walk over to the field.

    Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the school if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to a great day! Think sun!!

    Best regards,

    Mrs. O’Connell and Mr. Polera
    Primary and Upper Elementary School Principals


    April Students of the Month - click here.


    May 14, 2019

    Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding End of School Year - click here.


    Watch Here - Upper Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day with SYLVANIA and Jessie Chris


    March Students of the Month - click here.


    April 2019

    The “Dog House” Bookstore at the Upper Elementary School is looking for your business!

    In April, the bookstore created a commercial featuring student volunteers to advertise several of its products.

    The bookstore is your one-stop shop for everything Westmoreland, including t-shirts, jerseys, sweatpants, shorts, hoodies, jackets, caps and mugs, along with snacks, drinks and even school supplies.

    New this year - - the bookstore is now affiliated with Max L. Cowen’s Student Stores, and purchases can be made online. Orders can either be shipped to your home, the Upper Elementary School or Max L. Cowen, located at 9438 River Road in Marcy.

    To shop online, click here.

    The “Dog House” Bookstore is operated by student volunteers and overseen by Mr. Boisen and Mr. LaFlamme.


    February Students of the Month - click here.


    March 4, 2019

    Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding NYS Grades 3-8 Tests - click here.


    February 28, 2019

    Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding Internet Safety - click here.


    January Students of the Month - click here.


    January 2019

    Dear Upper Elementary Families:

    It’s Box Tops submission time again!  Box Tops

    Turn in your Box Tops by Wednesday, February 27 so they can be included in our school’s April check. We will continue to collect Box Tops throughout the school year, however Box Tops turned in after February 27 will go toward next fall’s check.

    I would like to take a moment to congratulate our students for all the Box Tops turned into the office this year so far, which has resulted in our school receiving a check from Box Tops For Education™ for $496.60. A portion of these funds have already been used to purchase a number of games and other activities for students to use during school recess time. We are well on our way to reaching our goal for the year of $750.00!

    Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school - each one is worth 10¢ and adds up very quickly! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and bring them to our school office.

    Keep the Box Tops coming in! Remember, you can use the collection sheets at BTFE.com/collectionsheets to help keep track of all your clips, or stop into the school office to pick up a copy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thanks for your help!

    Sharon Pine
    Upper Elementary School Secretary
    Phone: 315-557-2618
    Email: spine@westmorelandschool.org

    *To view a PDF version of this letter, click here.


    December Students of the Month - click here.


    November Students of the Month - click here.


    Half Days/Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 8, 9 and 16 - click here for dismissal information.


    October Students of the Month - click here.


    November 2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Just a reminder – ALL students are still earning their way to a “Movie/Popcorn Holiday Celebration. Students will earn the first school-wide incentive by following our school-wide rules, “The Bulldog Four.”

    The Bulldog Four:

    I will be responsible.
    I will give my best effort.
    I will be respectful & kind.
    I will be safe.

    Teachers will be collecting data from October 1, 2018-December 14, 2018. The “Holiday Movie/Popcorn” incentive will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium.

    Our PTO sponsored Spirit Day will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. We will celebrate “Mismatch Day.”

    Our first Grade 5 and Grade 6 “Fun Night” will be on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Our school bookstore in now open! “The Doghouse” is currently open during lunch periods. Many items, including school supplies, Westmoreland and Bulldog swag apparel and t-shirts, are available.

    We are also adding some Monday Movement Activities for all students at the beginning/end of each Monday for “Go Noodle November!” Students will get up and move to some “brain break” activities each Monday in November. If you would like to learn more, please visit www.GoNoodle.com.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please call the school at (315) 557-2617. Check out our website for updates, and we're also on Twitter @WestmoUpperElem. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

    Stephen Polera
    Principal

    *To view a PDF version of this message, which includes photos, click here.


    September Students of the Month - click here.


    October 2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Starting Monday, October 1, 2018, students will be earning their way to a “Movie/Popcorn Holiday Celebration.” Students will earn the first school-wide incentive by following our school-wide rules, “The Bulldog Four.”

    The Bulldog Four:

    I will be responsible.
    I will give my best effort.
    I will be respectful & kind.
    I will be safe.

    Teachers will be collecting data from October 1, 2018-December 14, 2018. The “Holiday Movie/Popcorn” incentive will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium.

    Our PTO will be sponsoring family STEAM/Family Event nights throughout the school year. More information on this to come! Please join the PTO community. They give back so much to our kids!

    Our Student Council will also be hosting Student Fun Nights for various grade levels. Our first Fun Night will be in November for grades 5 and 6 – more information to follow.

    One last thing – our school bookstore, “The Doghouse,” will be open starting the week of October 8, 2018. Many items, including school supplies, Westmoreland and Bulldog swag apparel and t-shirts, will be available.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please call the school at (315) 557-2617. Check out our website for updates, and we're also on Twitter @WestmoUpperElem. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.

    Stephen Polera
    Principal