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
 

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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.


Calendar of Events

  October
8  Walk to School Day!
9  Picture Day
10   No School  Statewide Inservice
13  2nd Grade Swimming Begins
23  3rd Grade Field Trip Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch
27  2nd Grade Field Trip Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch
29  1st Grade Field Trip Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch
30  Harvest Parties
31  Grading Day No School
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3  Volunteer Café 8am – 9am
4-6  Parent Conferences
10  No School conference trade day
11  No School Veterans’ Day
12  Picture Retake Day
13  PTA Meeting 6 pm in Library
14  PTA Spaghetti Dinner & Movie
27  No School Thanksgiving
28  No School


Principal’s Message

Hello Blossom Gulch Families,

This has been a very busy (and wet) week for everyone at Blossom!  Our second grade students spent a considerable time getting wet this week.  Many walked to the pool in the rain, went swimming in the rain, and then walked back to school in the rain.  However, given where we live knowing how to swim is a necessary skill and we appreciate the efforts of the swimming teachers at the Mingus Park Pool.  Thanks!

Our kindergarten students, teachers, parents and volunteers attended the stORytime literacy event at Southwestern.  We were so proud of our students–they did a great job listening to the presenters read stories.  Everyone who attended received a stORytime T-shirt, free book, interactive placemat and lots of other goodies.

Our costume parade and classroom Harvest Parties will be on October 30th.  Please remember that we ask students to bring their costumes to school so they can change into their Halloween costumes after lunch.  We will then have our annual Halloween Parade through the school so everyone can see all the wonderful children.  The students will then return to their classrooms for Harvest Parties.

We respectfully request that all costumes be both school and age appropriate.  We will not tolerate costumes which are violent, or include blood, and guts.  Please do not include scary masks or make-up.

For those who do not wish to participate in this activity, we will provide opt-out activities.  Costume donations will be gladly accepted in the office.

Best wishes,

Linda Vickrey
Principal


Coos Bay School District Facebook Account

 
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Excellence in Education Award Nominees Sought

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce believes that great education and a great economy go hand in hand. Thriving businesses support a healthy education and graduates who are work or college ready in turn support our local businesses and community. It is our goal to build bridges between business and education throughout the Bay Area. To that end, we are looking for nominations for three Educator Awards which are handed out annually:

Innovation in Teaching is for educators that are on the cutting edge and may form exciting community or business partnerships or utilize technology to improve learning.

Contributor to Education is for educators who contribute to the learning of students by their tireless efforts, time and dedication.

Unsung Hero is for educators recognized for their dedication to making sure students graduate. Regardless of their titles, they are all heroes to the students they help reach the goals of diploma or degree.

From these three honorees a Bay Area Educator of the Year is selected and will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet the last Saturday in January. The two runners up will be recognized at our monthly luncheons following the banquet.

This is a great way to recognize that individual educator that has made a difference in a student’s life. Anyone can make a nomination and nominations can be made any time during the year but the deadline for submission is November 30th. The form is accessible online atwww.oregonsbayarea.org . Contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 for more information


Pathways to Positive Parenting

Make Parenting A Pleasure
This class covers topics like:
● The Parenting Toolbox
● Child Development
● The Dance of Communication
● Stress Management
● Positive Discipline Strategies – that encourage cooperative behavior.

Children participate in their own program while parents attend the workshops. Nutritious snacks are provided. Pre-registration is required at 888-1588. Class size is limited.
Wednesday mornings
September 17 – November 19
Time: 10:00-11:30am
FAMILY CENTER, COOS BAY
Instructor: Giovanna Hite
Cost: This program is offered free of charge through a grant from the Oregon Parenting Education

Helping Your Child to Be Successful in Elementary School
WANTED: Parents seeking to strengthen their children’s foundation during elementary school! This class offers tools and ideas to help set your children up for success and keep the lines of communication open in your family.
A free family dinner is served at 5:30 followed by individual workshops for parents and children. Preregistration is required at 888-1588. Class size is limited.
Tuesday evenings
September 23 – November 25 at Blossom Gulch Elementary
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Includes Free Family Dinner!
Instructor: Giovanna Hite
Cost: This program is offered free of charge through a grant from the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

Call 541-888-1588 for information


Volunteer Cafe’s for Parents & Community Members

Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools.  This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.

If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!

Blossom Gulch  1st Monday of each month, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.

Madison Elementary  2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.

If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers

Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering.


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