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 7:50-11:50
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

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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

April
8-10  Parent Teacher Spring Conference
 18  No School Conference Trade Day
28  3rd Grade Oaks Testing Begins
May  
 5-9   Turn Off TV Week
9  Muffins with Mom
12   Kindergarten Swimming Lessons Begin


Title 1 Survey

We hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey below.  Your opinions on our school and your comments will be greatly appreciated.  

 Thank you,

 The Blossom Gulch Staff

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Curriculum Review

Coos Bay Public Schools is beginning the review process of Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education courses and invites interested parents, teachers, school administrators, community representatives and persons from the medical community to review the current curriculum content. You can review the policy at the following link: http://policy.osba.org/coosbay/I/IGAEB%20G1.PDF

The curriculum will be available for review April 14th – 28th at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave. during regular business hours. A committee will be created to review the curriculum content in accordance with new scientific information and effective education strategies. 

There are two ways you can be involved – stop by to review the curriculum and list your suggestions and/or volunteer to be on the committee that takes those suggestions and evaluates the content of the curriculum.

For more information, please contact Denese Hale at deneseh@coos-bay.k12.or.us or 541-267-1318.

   

Denese Hale

Coos Bay School District

Curriculum Secretary


Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools May 15th

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools kicks off with a Kindergarten Round-Up Night on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools. English flyer  Spanish flyer

Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to pre-register their student for the 2014-15 school year. Goodie bags will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.

This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.

If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:

http://cbd9.net/attendance-zones

Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after May 15th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.

For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Pre-Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire


Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed

Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ www.cbd9.net under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.


New Immunization Requirements

Oregon health authority

PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION                                                         

Oregon Immunization Program Posted: Jan 22, 2014    

Vaccine Exemptions: Information for Parents and Families

Vaccines are needed for students in schools, childcares, preschools, and Head Start programs in Oregon. By far, most parents vaccinate their children. But some parents claim exemptions to vaccines.

 The next School Exclusion Day is February 19, 2014. Parents who need to claim an exemption by this date should sign the religious exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status before turning this form in to the school.

 Beginning on March 1, 2014, parents must receive education about the benefits and risks of vaccines before signing an exemption. Parents can receive education in one of two ways:

 1. Talk to a healthcare provider.

 2. View an online vaccine education module. The link to the module will be posted on Oregon Immunization Program’s website on March 1, 2014.

 Please visit Oregon Immunization Program’s website for more information about school vaccine requirements at: http://1.usa.gov/OregonSchool, or talk to your healthcare provider.


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