Office of the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians & Community,


It is with honor that I introduce myself, Thomas Buzzell, as the Principal of Bristol Elementary School (BES).  Our school is committed to providing a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment that promotes learning and achievement for all students. We recognize and celebrate the diverse learning styles, interests, talents, and cultures of our students and strive to offer a rich variety of meaningful learning experiences that will inspire innovative thinkers and confident learners. BES is home to approximately 270 students from preK to sixth grade.  We have a dedicated and experienced staff, an active PTO (Friends of BES) and caring and supportive school community.


My passion for education and supporting the successes of students has been shaped throughout my career. As a longtime educator and parent of 4 children I know that all learners are different.  We all have our own talents, interests and challenges. Our mission as a school is to uncover our student’s gifts and help them to use their abilities to make their community and world a better place.


Our goal is to ensure that all children are fully engaged in their school day.  At our school we celebrate our student's successes and encourage them to do their best work each and every day and to be responsible, kind members of their school community.


I feel that communication is one of the major factors in educational success. We hope that you find our website informative and helpful in sharing our instructional program.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher through emails, phone calls, and/or notes to receive answers to questions or ways to help your child be successful. We also have both fall and spring conferences, with which you can schedule an individual time

slot with teachers. In addition, I encourage you to follow our Bristol Elementary School Facebook page. I'll also send along Update and Reminder emails periodically throughout the school year to share with you school happenings.


At BES we recognize the importance of a school taking students where they are and guiding them on a path of growth and achievement. I believe in the staff here at Bristol Elementary School and in our District and know that by working together, we can ensure your child’s success on their academic journey.




Thomas E. Buzzell
Bristol Elementary School