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    DATE: 8/10/15


                WELCOME BACK TO WEST HEMPFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! Here we are facing another school year. The summer went quickly……really quick! I sincerely hope it was a restful and relaxing time for all of you. We’re happy to have our 550 students returning to school and we express a special welcome to all of the new students joining our West Hempfield Family.

                We want your child to be happy and successful at WHE and believe that YOU play a major role. That role is to continually show interest and support for your child. The child who knows that his or her family is interested in and supports the school program will almost always have fewer concerns in school and will enjoy greater success. Please call our office to find out how you can be a WEST HEMPFIELD PARENT VOLUNTEER.(724-850-2780)

                We believe in fair and consistent discipline that encourages students to be responsible for their actions and choices. At school, we try to create a safe environment where courtesy and kindness prevail and where there is respect for differences in other people, customs, and cultures.

                We will continue to expand our comprehensive PROJECT PEACE IN A BULLY-FREE SCHOOL INITIATIVE. Mrs. Maloney (our school counselor) has met with our team representatives to develop another exciting theme for this school year………”SPORTS”

     We have also completed our orientation program for our fifth grade PEER MEDIATORS. Our PEER MEDIATION TEAM is excited and ready to assist our students concerning the area of conflict resolution.

                In addition, please share with your child’s teacher any information regarding his or her special needs that will help us better serve your family. We believe that communication among parents, students and teachers is critical in assuring student success.

                To conclude, I’ll leave you with an inspirational quote:


                             “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around!!!”


              Let’s have a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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