Linda Vickrey Linda Vickrey
 
Principal
(541) 267-1340
 
Address: 333 S. 10th
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-1340
Fax: (541) 267-7109
Grades: K – 3rd
School Hours: 7:50am – 2:32pm
Friday 7:50 – 11:30am
Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm
 

Parent Information

Oregon State, District and School Report Cards

Registration Information 2014-15

Student Calendar 2014-15

Student Calendar Spanish

Supply List K-7

Dress Code

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K Parent Handbook

K Parent Handbook Spanish

Student Handbook

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Toy Theater

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Parent Guide to the Common Core State Standards

Bridges in Mathematics

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Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community in case of school closure or other emergency.

Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.

Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374 for more information on how to subscribe.

Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.

Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at www.cbd9.net

Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Coos Bay School District


Welcome to Blossom Gulch Elementary!

Blossom Gulch ElementaryBlossom Gulch is a community school for approximately 400 kindergarten through 3rd grade students this year. Our motto is “Children First” and we are proud of our students’ academic achievement as well as the quality education we provide in a caring environment. We will continue to make the academic and social success of all students our primary focus.

We have a school wide Title I program that provides reading, writing and math instruction as well as counseling services and parent outreach activities. We have an active Booster Club/PTA whose fundraising provides enrichment activities, field trips and technology for all of our students. Look in our calendar of events for these activities!

Blossom Gulch has many excellent educational programs for students. These include:

  • Title I Reading and Math
  • Resource Room, Indian Education, Speech
  • SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
  • ESD Adaptive Lifeskills Program
  • ELL English Language Learner’s Program
  • ESD RPATS program
  • Parent Outreach Program
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College Cadets
  • Marshfield High School Student Cadets
  • Enrichment Assemblies
  • Active Parent Teacher Association
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Healthy Kids Learn Better Project
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Second Step Curriculum

Our school is located near Marshfield High School and is surrounded almost entirely by beautiful forest (see our Nature Trail Page).

Click here for a map and driving directions.


Principal’s Message

Hello Blossom Gulch Families,

I have to admit I’m glad the mild temperatures and sun have returned to the Oregon coast!  I’m continually amazed how tired I am of the rain after only a couple of days.

Our behavior focus this month is on Kindness.  I am also reminded how important it is to be mindful of our emotions and the effect they have on our relationships.  Our emotions have many variations:  joy, contentment, serenity, frustration, sadness, sorrow, guilt, etc.  If we break them down into their simplest elements, there are really only two important categories:  one sends positive messages and the others send negative messages. Being mindful of our emotions helps us realize that they are also affected by our thoughts, our self-talk, and many are prompted by our senses.  For example, hearing a compliment prompts a good feeling; seeing someone smile at you prompts a nice feeling.

Our actions speak volumes about who we are as people and a community.  We all need to teach our children the power of being kind and friendly.  There is great power in showing random acts of kindness to everyone.  I hope all of us this month will take a few minutes to remember to smile, pay someone a compliment and show kindness to everyone.

Take care and best wishes to everyone,

Linda Vickrey

Principal


Calendar of Events

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23  Peter and the Wolf   3rd grade
25  Body Walk   3rd grade
27  Family Date Night   Dinner and movie presented by the PTA
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2  Character Dress up Day
5-6  No School
11  Jazz Performance
17  Spring Pictures


Fine & Performing Arts Five-Year Goals

Coos Bay Schools is developing five-year goals for Fine and Performing Arts and needs your input. Please take a moment to fill out the brief survey at the link and help us create a plan that will meet the needs of our students and community. If you do not have access to a computer, you can fill out paper copies of the survey at the school office.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRV269R

If you are interested in being part of this group, please indicate your contact information on the survey.  You are encouraged to join the group for meetings in early April and early May to draft the report for the School Board presentation in June.


Bunker Hill Elementary Update

Coos Bay School District is pleased to be re-opening Bunker Hill Elementary School. There are going to be a lot of exciting activities coming up and we’ll use the school’s website to update new-to-the-school staff, parents and community. Check their website at www.bunker.cbd9.net for updates. If you have any questions, ask your school’s principal.

Bunker Hill Zone Area Mapclick here

The map shows the school attendance zones for the K-3rd grade students. Parents, find your street address on the map and it will show you the attendance zone for which school your child will be attending.

Intra-District Transfer Form (transfer between schools) – click here

The district understands there may be circumstances where you wish for your child to attend a school outside of your attendance zone. Click on the link for the Intra-district Transfer Form to request that. (If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get the form from the school office.) Please fill out the form and turn it in to the school office by April 1st.

The April 1st deadline is important. This will allow the district time to consider class sizes, purchases, etc. and make necessary adjustments before the school year starts. You will know the results of your request before school is out in June. If circumstances change after that, please update your school office or the district office.

Staffing

The Principal position has been posted and interviews are coming up shortly. There will be opportunities to meet the principal and staff in the coming months.

The following teachers have been selected to be a part of the Bunker Hill teaching team:

Kindergarten: Mary-Margaret Stockert & Laura Gieselman
1st Grade – Misty Howerton & Lisa Harnden
2nd Grade – Dayna Inskeep & Hope Huntley
3rd Grade – Terri Kinnaird and Ann Marineau .

Additional staff will be announced as they are selected.


School Attendance Zones

Each home belongs to a school attendance zone based on their address. Sometimes there are circumstances where parents wish their child to attend a school in a different zone.

For 2015-16 school year, Coos Bay School District is asking parents/guardians who wish their student to attend a school in a different zone to please fill out the Intra-District transfer form by April 1st.

Usually the deadline is in August, before school starts. This year, the district needs the information sooner. Having it will allow the district to plan for class sizes, curriculum, etc. before the school year begins.

Click here for the form or pick up a copy at the school office.

It’s important to turn in the form by April 1st. We appreciate your help in meeting this deadline.


Coos Bay School District Facebook Account

 
facebook Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.
“Like us on Facebook” at: www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict
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