WS:Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Blue Mountain Elementary West!  Upon entering the doors at BMEW, you will immediately feel our sense of pride and strong belief that all children can achieve great things.  Our staff is dedicated to making sure each child feels safe and welcome each and every day.

In order to ensure the safety of our students, please make sure you bring photo identification when you come to visit.  We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTO, or attending and supporting school events.  Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

Our school community strives to instill in each child the excitement that comes with learning, where the bar is set high and academics are aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards.   The goal of our staff is to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each child.  BMEW teachers work incredibly hard to offer varied instruction and opportunities for our students.  We have a new math series this year entitled Math in Focus.  It is a challenging and thorough program that encourages students to learn math with deeper understanding.

Along with academic excellence, BMEW is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students.  The Eagle Way is our character program that consists of three key characteristics that will be stressed throughout the year and throughout the district.  The characteristics are honesty, respect, and responsibility.  As the principal, I will be taking an active role in reinforcing this code of conduct.  Part of my daily responsibility is to handle discipline in the school, and therefore, it is my intention to use the characteristics of “The Eagle Way” as the focal point for these discussions.

Communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the children of BMEW.  Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community.   We treasure the opportunity to work in partnership with you to see that your child has a positive experience at BMEW. 

Thank you for visiting our webpage!  We are committed to providing a nurturing environment with a curriculum that demands academic excellence, encourages positive self-esteem, and promotes responsible citizenship.  Please feel free to contact me for any reason.  Thank you in advance for your support and partnership in your child’s education.  I hope to see you soon.


Kristin N. Frederick