Hawk Talk

HAWK TALK: WKES Parent Fact Sheet

Welcome to West Kingston Elementary School! This information sheet was developed by WKES parents, faculty and staff for new WKES parents. Special events and activities are subject to change from year to year.

PTO is an organization made up of parents, guardians, teachers and employees at WKES. The mission is to enrich the educational experience of the students. Everyone is automatically a member if you have a child at WKES. The PTO meets at the school once a month.

PTO Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WKESPTO/
Instagram: wkespto
Twitter: WestKingston_PTO


Red Tailed Hawk

SCHOOL COLORS - Blue and White

The school newsletter is shared via email every Sunday. The newsletter provides information about upcoming events and activities. 


Back To School Picnic - August. Family picnic at school to meet new classmates and teachers.

Open House - September. View your child's classroom and meet teacher(s).

Hawk-a-thon - children run/walk laps to raise money for the school.

Trunk or Treat - October. PTO sponsored event. Families invited to school in the evening to dress up for Halloween and get treats.

Book Fair - Fall and Spring. PTO sponsored event. Scholastic books offered.

Family movie night - bring a sleeping bag and enjoy a movie at the school

Ice Cream Social/Book Fair/Art show - Spring. Student art is displayed 

Teacher Appreciation Week - food, flowers and gifts are brought in for our great teachers

Dance - Spring. 

​Family Fun Day- ​URI pool

After School Activities- offered every 6-8 weeks

4th Grade Graduation Ceremony/Field trip


Popcorn Friday- fresh popcorn popped one Friday a month


STOP & SHOP Card – Please send in your Stop and Shop card numbers with your last name. This does not affect gas points or anything else; it just gets us more money for the school. Please ask friends and relatives for theirs as well. It does not matter if they live in RI or not. Every number and every shopping trip counts. We are significantly below where we were last year at this point so anything would help. This money goes toward all the wonderful things we can do for our kids and teachers because of it, so please ask around!

​Boxtops for Education -​ collect boxtops and send them in any time

Money earned by the PTO help to pay for field trips, school assemblies, student planners, extra materials for teachers and staff, scholarship money and many of the activities that occur throughout the year