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

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27  No School Thanksgiving
28  No School
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3  Hearing Screening
11  1st grade Christmas Program 1:15 PM
17  Kindergarten Christmas Program
        12:30 PM Grotzke, Ainsworth, Stewart
          1:30 PM George, Gieselman, Stone
18  3rd Grade Christmas Program 8:00 AM
2nd Grade Christmas Program
1:00 PM
23  Winter Break Begins
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5  First Day Back after Winter Break


An Invitation from the Coos Bay School Board

On behalf of Coos Bay Schools Board of Directors and the Facilities Outreach Committee, you are invited to attend the December 1st Special Board meeting at 5:30 PM held at the Coos Bay Library in the meeting room. During this meeting, the Board will be deciding between two grade configuration options to which the district may be transitioning.

Option A is Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade and 7th through 12th grade

Option B is Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade

These options are the result of input collected by the Facilities Outreach Committee through surveys and community meetings over the last two years. There will be an opportunity for public input.

We look forward to seeing you on December 1st at 5:30 PM at the Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson in Coos Bay.

For more information, contact Ariann Lyons at jasonandariann@hotmail.com .


Principal’s Message

Hello Blossom Gulch Families,

Wow!  It’s hard to believe it’s already the holiday season.

As I reflect on the many things I am thankful for, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you:  I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – you give us a daily reminder as to why we are here.  I am thankful for the support of parents in creating an outstanding learning environment within our community.  I am thankful for the teachers and support staff who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart.  I am also thankful for the work of our volunteers and PTA members who tirelessly contribute their time and talents, enriching our schools.

This time of year is extra-special because it gives us a chance to be kind and considerate of others.  It is a time to show kindness to those we hold most dear and lend a helping hand to others.  It is a time to smile and bond with our loved ones.

I hope each of you are able to smile this holiday season and spend time with those who hold a special place in your heart.

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 Tuesday 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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