Welcome back to an exciting start of our school year!
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
I am so excited to start the upcoming school year here at West Park Elementary! Your children are the most important resource in our community, and I am dedicated to making every day fun, rewarding, and educational for them.
As the new principal of WPE, I want to invite you to contact me if you ever have any concerns or celebrations! I have been with the school district for 20 years, and am thrilled to be a part of the important work here. If you’d like to meet with me, please contact Lynette Fresquez at 719-486-6890, so that we can get together.
This year we are going deeper into Expeditionary Learning by adding their literacy curriculum to already complement the work we do in math, science and social studies. Our staff is excited to create a strong community of curious learners and thoughtful crew members.
Principal –West Park Elementary School
More Important News
Front Door Safety
In order to help keep our learning environment safe during the day, we have added a camera/lock system to our front doors. As you enter the building, you will now see a doorbell/camera system on the left wall. Please press the doorbell so that Lynette can see you and let you in through the door with the “ENTER HERE” sign. The door will be unlocked only during student arrival (7:40am – 8:15am) and student dismissal (3:10-3:40). Thank you for your patience and support with this important safety upgrade to our building!
Student Drop-off and Pick-up
Thank you for using the lane off of 12th street, close to the school for drop off/pick up when you remain in your car (a moving lane). If you need to park your car to walk into the building, please do so on the 12th street side of the parking divider. It is important that the drop off lane keep moving for your safety and sanity! ANY transportation changes from your regular plan need to be communicated to the office by 2:30 each day so that we can safely get your student to their destination.
*Ms. Rebecca Kohn will be teaching kindergarten. She is committed to ensuring that all students have an enriching and engaging experience.
*Mrs. Sara Allen will be heading up a first grade classroom this year! We are so lucky to have Sara continue with our school.
*Ms. Marionette Perez-Jump is transferring from 5th grade to 1st grade. We are so excited to have her on our team, as she comes with over 30 years of education experience, and is devoted to the students of Leadville!
*Mrs. Brandi Lovely is coming to 2nd grade from Missouri. Teaching engaging, meaningful, and differentiated lessons in a warm and inviting classroom environment is important to her.
*Mrs. Karen Brungardt is joining us from 6th grade to work with the entire building on culture and behavior to ensure that students have the best environment for learning.
*Mrs. Melody Martinez is returning to WPE from LCIS. Melody is starting her 23rd year in the District and has special talents when it comes to working with literacy intervention. She also works with our after school program.
* Ms. Kathleen Fitzsimmons will be our Principal. Kathleen will be in her 20th year with the Lake County School District, having been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, human resources manager, and most recently, Assistant Principal at the high school. We are so excited about all of our new staff!