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Yokota West Elementary School Prncipal's Corner

Welcome all to Yokota West ES

Dear Parents and Students,

Hello and welcome!  Yokota West Elementary School is a "Great Place to Learn" and grow.  We are excited about this school year at Yokota West Elementary School, and hope that you will take full advantage of all the learning opportunities and activities available.

Yokota West is staffed with dedicated, highly trained and motivated educators and support staff.  They love kids, love to teach and regularly devote time well beyond what is commonly termed the official duty day to ensure a quality education for your child.  You often find teachers still at work late into the afternoon and sometimes into the evening; many often work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Our teachers are dedicated to ensure the success of each student.  They look forward to partnering with you in the education of your children.

You are and will always be your child's first teacher and play a vital part in their ongoing education.  You are encouraged to participate in the education of your child, whether it is coming to school to volunteer, conferencing with teachers whenever there is a concern, helping your child with his/her homework, or reading to students. There are many, many ways that you can actively and productively participate in your child's education.  You are encouraged to become familiar with all of our school's programs and the academic curriculum.  We hold the School-Home-Community Partnership in high regard and encourage as well as invite you to partner with us!  Volunteer opportunities are continually available through the PTO, the School Advisory Committee, and each classroom teacher.

Please know that I have an open door policy and welcome you all to visit at any time.  As long as I am available, I am happy to meet with you.  I am a firm believer in transparency and open communication so please expect frequent emails and communication.  Please visit our Facebook page to help provide timely communication with you all.

Yokota West has a reputation as an excellent school with a high standard of quality.  Let's work together to make this the best school experience for your child.


Ms. Christina Young


Yokota West Elementary School


Japan East