Principal's Message

Hello Paper Mill Friends:

As always, Paper Mill Elementary School continues to buzz with learning and growth.  Our team of teachers and support staff is among the most dedicated and talented groups of people I have worked with during my career.  Students at PMES are truly fortunate to have these educators working with them each day.  In turn, those of us who work at PMES love our students, and look forward to seeing them grow and flourish each year!

This year, while WPS looks forward to redistricting and migration of grade five students to the new middle school model in the 2018-19 school year, we also continue our push here at PMES to integrate technology into every classroom to prepare our students to be productive citizens in our community and in the world.  It will be a year of change, but we hope these transitions will be as smooth as possible with careful and thoughtful planning.

Lastly, but most importantly, please take the time to send the message to your child(ren) that their education is of utmost importance.  You can do this in a number of ways.  In front of your child, please express a positive attitude toward the academic, social and behavioral expectations we as a school community promote.  Secondly, get involved!  We all have busy lives, but it is the extra-curricular activities that make school memories.  Please attend our PTO meetings and offer to volunteer to the extent you are able. Third, if you need help with anything- from understanding your child's academic curriculum to support during a difficult time for your family- please reach out to us.  We have resources to assist, and knowing there is a concern helps us to understand your child better.  We're here to help.

Here's to an amazing second half of the school year at PMES!  Go Panthers!!!

~Ms. Kennedy

Cynthia Kennedy

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