Dear Bristol Elementary School Parents, Guardians and Students,


It is with pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Bristol Elementary School Interim Principal for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to lead your excellent school. This coming school year begins my thirty second year in education and I share with you that I am as optimistic about ‘19 - ‘20 as I have been at any point in my time in education.   My most recent administrative experience was in an elementary school where for 13 years I served as Associate Principal, Co-Principal and Principal in a preK - 6 school.


All of us at Bristol Elementary School are eager to begin what promises to be a rewarding and productive school year.  I say that having worked during this past year as an instructional partner, as the school Library Media Specialist, with the educators at BES.  I feel fortunate to have seen first hand all the strong instructional practices throughout our school. We’ll build on that instructional expertise as our teachers deliver instruction that is effective, engaging and flexible.  We just finished KinderCamp, our 3 day introduction to Kindergarten, it was great to see our students grow in comfort and confidence as they met classmates and teachers!


As your Principal, it is important to me that you feel welcome here.  Please call or email to discuss concerns that you might have during the school year.  With open lines of communication, we’ll have our best opportunity to solve any challenges that may arise.


I look forward to working with you and your students so that we can work as a team to help each student at Bristol Elementary School have a successful school year!


  • First Day for all BES students - Wednesday August 28th.

  • BES Open House - Thursday October 3rd, 6:30 - 7:30.


Tom Buzzell

Interim Principal

Bristol Elementary School


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