May 2020 Students of the Month - click here.
April 2020 Students of the Month - click here.
May 13, 2020
It is with great enthusiasm and optimism that I announce I am leaving my principalship at the Upper Elementary School, and starting July 1, I will begin my new position as Director of Pupil Personnel/Curriculum K-12 for the Westmoreland Central School District.
This decision was a very difficult one to make, as my team and I have worked hard and tirelessly the past two years to build the Upper Elementary School learning community and climate to where it stands today. The Westmoreland staff and community have been so supportive over the last two years, and I can’t wait to continue the hard work and strive for excellence in this new role. I will miss leading the Upper Elementary team, and I will certainly miss all of my students. However, I look forward to expanding my role and building new relationships with even more staff and students in all grades, Pre-K-12. As you may know, Westmoreland is my home district, and this new role provides an opportunity for me to make a deeper, positive change in my own community.
I will continue to work with my teams over the next few months to maintain and wrap up our 2019-2020 goals and establish a vision for the future of the Upper Elementary School. I will also continue to work closely with Superintendent Migliori, Mr. Healy and our administrative team to make sure this is a smooth transition.
Thank you to everyone for all the support as we continue to do what’s best for kids!
Stephen J. Polera
Upper Elementary School Principal
Click here to read the letter in PDF format.
April 2, 2020
Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll - click here.
April 1, 2020
Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding Online Learning - click here.
Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Precautions - click here.
February and March 2020 Students of the Month - click here.
Third Marking Period Honor Roll - click here.
January 2020 Students of the Month - click here.
Second Marking Period Honor Roll - click here.
Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding the Winter Reading Challenge - click here.
December 2019 Students of the Month - click here.
October and November 2019 Students of the Month - click here.
First Marking Period Honor Roll - click here.
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 November 18, 2019-December 18, 2019. The “Holiday Movie/Popcorn” incentive will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019, in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium.
Our first Grade 5 and Grade 6 Fun Night will be on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Our school Bookstore is 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.
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.
To view a PDF version of this message, click here.
Letter from Upper Elementary Principal Regarding the Fall Reading Challenge - click here.
September 2019 Students of the Month - click here.