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

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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

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 8:30 AM
2nd Grade Christmas Program
1:00 PM
19 Last day of school before winter break begins
5  First day back after winter break

Principal’s Message

Hello Blossom Gulch Families,

Happy December to everyone!
The holiday season is definitely here … and so is our annual “Deck the Halls, Line the Walls” celebration.  During December we have two goals:

How many minutes can our students read
How many canned goods can we collect

We “Deck the Halls” with paper chains and a different color for each classroom.  Every student who reads for  20 minutes gets to add a colored chain to add to the one outside their classroom.  Reading of any kind counts:   reading to self, having someone read to the child, any time the student takes time to share a story.  Get grandparents, aunts, uncles, younger or older siblings, friends, and colleagues to help and participate.

“Line the Walls” is our annual food drive. All canned goods are placed in a line outside the classroom.  These canned goods are donated to the First United Methodist Church.  These wonderful people provide our school with 120 snack packs each week, and in turn we give back to them our canned goods for the Food Pantry.  Your help and support will be greatly appreciated.

Our halls are already beginning to look quite festive!

Best wishes,

Linda Vickrey

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

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

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

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