Linda Vickrey Linda Vickrey
(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

Registration Information 2014-15

Student Calendar 2014-15

Student Calendar Spanish

Supply List K-7

Dress Code



K Parent Handbook

K Parent Handbook Spanish

Student Handbook

Student Handbook Spanish



Computer Lab


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Enchanted Learning

Toy Theater

SITE Council

Parent Guide to the Common Core State Standards

Bridges in Mathematics

Math Websites

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

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
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

Coos Bay School District Facebook Account

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Smile Safe Kids Day

SmileSafe Kids® Photo ID Cards Bring Home Missing Children

This fall, parents will find a special gift enclosed with their child’s school portraits, a gift that could save a life. SmileSafe Kids photo ID cards will be sent home free of charge with the compliments of Lifetouch School Photography to the families of every student, even those who do not make a portrait purchase.

The SmileSafe Kids program was created 10 years ago through a joint effort between the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Lifetouch School Photography, to provide a current portrait to law enforcement if a child goes missing. Since its inception, approximately 300 million SmileSafe Kids photo ID cards have been provided nationwide, aiding the safe return of children in 23 states.

Each card carries a current portrait of the child along with the phone number for the National Center and unique access codes for portrait retrieval. When the Center receives a call, it contacts the Lifetouch Rapid Response team that in turn forwards a current photograph to law enforcement, 24/7.

October 22 has been proclaimed SmileSafe Kids Day in states throughout the nation to celebrate the successes of the program and to bring greater awareness of this valuable resource. Lifetouch is a school photography partner that is committed to the safety of all children.

To learn more about the SmileSafe Kids photo ID cards, visit

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 . 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
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

Parent and Volunteer Cafe’s

Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once each month in the teacher’s lounge. Coffee and a light snack will be provided. This is also a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Parent and Volunteer Café Schedule

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

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

Coos Bay School’s Building Configuration Options Survey #3

Coos Bay School’s Building Configuration Options Survey #3

The Coos Bay School District has long shared with the community the rapidly aging condition of their facilities as well their ideas for providing 21st Century learning environments for your children and grandchildren.

The Board asks that you take part in this third survey in our continuing work of Phase 1 to create a long-range (3-5 years) facility plan. We need input on two building configuration options that were recommended by the Coos Bay Schools Facilities Outreach Committee and are based on community input from previous surveys. We are looking for further clarification on whether our current configuration has community support, or if not, which of the two options the community would support. Click here for more detailed information.

Here is the link to the survey – . The survey will be open until October 24th and contains seven questions. We appreciate you taking a few moments to answer the questions.

Survey results will be reviewed at the November 17th School Board Meeting. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be held at Milner Crest Education Center located at 1255 Hemlock Ave. (north of Mingus Park off N. 10th St.). We want you to be involved in this important discussion. We cannot do this without our parents, staff and community.  We will not do this without our parents, staff and community.  You can make the difference.

If you do not have computer access, please contact Peggy Ahlgrim at 541-267-1310 to have a paper copy mailed to you or to schedule access to a computer.

For more information, contact:      Ariann Lyons at or (541) 217-9372     Rocky Place at or (541) 297-9040

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