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Principal Geoff Wetherell:

Marsha R Frost 2nd Grade Teacher
Angela L Dixon 2nd Grade Teacher
Catherine Rose 2nd Grade Teacher
Amanda Nichols 3rd Grade Teacher
Arlee W Hall 3rd Grade Teacher
Elizabeth E Wantland 3rd Grade Teacher
Jennifer S Johnson 4th Grade Teacher
Casey D Peterson 4th Grade Teacher
Albert D Dixon 4th Grade Teacher
Alisha R Wells 4th Grade Teacher
Joseph JD Nichols 5th Grade Teacher
Taylor Ostle 5th Grade Teacher
Lisa R Palmer 5th Grade Teacher
Kimberly R Pugmire 6th Grade Teacher
Breanna J Byers 6th Grade Teacher
Julia A Scolari 6th Grade Teacher
Gary L Connors-Nelson PE Teacher
Danielle T Mckinley Reading Interventionist
Jeri A Ramsey Special Education Teacher
Michelle D Trowbridge Special Education Teacher
Bethany Watts Special Education Teacher
Wendy A Smith Speech Pathologist
Michele L Crook Title 1 Teacher

Eva E Sampson Head Cook
Julie Nichols 2nd Cook
Kiersten Bouska Cooks Helper

Ryak Martin Head Custodian
Miguel Cabrera Custodian

Peggy Davidson Nurse
Jamie LeDoux Counselor
Melissa Lass Student Support Specialist

1115 N Baxter St., Coquille, OR 97423
P. (541) 396-2914
F. (541) 396-4543

Second Grade

Hello.. Please allow me to tell you a little about myself and share with you how excited I am to have your child in my class. My name is Marsha Frost. I was born in Coquille. I lived most of my amazing childhood bouncing between Oregon and Alaska. Two years ago my husband, two children and myself moved back home. I have a son in the 5th grade and a daughter in the 2nd grade. My family enjoys trips to the beach, playing cards, cooking and anything where we are together. I love the color pink, horses, healthy treats, cleaning, organizing and spending time with the ones I love. Two years ago, I got my feet wet… as a substitute teacher. Last year I taught 5th grade at CVE. This year I am super excited to be teaching 2nd.

Our classroom culture will be an environment in which all are included and feel safe to share and be themselves. I have high expectations for my students in both academics and character. All are expected to do their best and work towards being a better person. I am eager to get to know your child and you as we all grow and learn together.

Thanks for allowing me to teach your child. I love teaching. I love children. This is going to be an awesome year for Mrs. Frost’s 2nd grade. I hope to be in communication with each family on a regular basis. I recently added our class to ‘ClassDojo’. it is a great means of communication. Please feel free to contact me with whatever fits your style best.

Thanks again,
Mrs. Marsha Frost
mfrost@coquille.k12.or.us
School: 541-396-2914
Cell: 541-260-1511

Hello and welcome to SECOND GRADE!

My name is Miss Rose and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year. It is my hope that this school year will be filled with tons of learning and new adventures! This is my 2nd year teaching, and first year here at CVE. I have recently taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade. I am excited to be teaching 2nd grade this year, and am looking forward to a fun and exciting year! I cannot wait to partner with you in your child’s continued success in school and in learning!

Contact Information:
Phone: 541-396-2914
Email: crose@coquille.k12.or.us

Contact method: If you need to contact me in the middle of the day, you can email me or leave a message at the office. I will return your call after school. Notes to and from home are another option. Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.

Extra work/more challenging work: If you would like extra work for your child to work on, or more challenging work, please contact me.

Transportation: If your child’s regular afterschool routine changes, please contact the office or write a note. If you are calling the school, please call at the earliest time possible.

Spelling Words

In 2nd Grade, we will have a list of weekly spelling words for students to practice at home. Here are some ideas for working on spelling words with your child.

  • Rainbow Words: Write each letter in a different color.
  • Dot it out: Write each letter using dots.
  • Bubble Letters: Write each letter in bubble letters.
  • Time me: Set a timer for 5 minutes, and see how many times you can write your spelling words before the timer rings.
  • In a sentence: Make up a silly sentence for each of the words.

Or, make up your own spelling activity to practice the spelling words.

Nuts & Bolts

Water Bottles: The PTK has provided each student with their own water bottle. Please label their water
bottle. We encourage students to take them home at least once a week to be cleaned. Breakfast, Lunch, Snack: Free to all students!

Bathroom Breaks: Students are encouraged to go to the bathroom before school and on their recess breaks. Students are allowed to go to the bathroom during class time, but are encouraged to wait until it is independent work time.

Electronics: All electronics are encouraged to stay at home. CVE is not responsible for lost or stolen electronics.

Hello and welcome to SECOND GRADE!

My name is Miss Rose and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year. It is my hope that this school year will be filled with tons of learning and new adventures! This is my 3rd year teaching, and second year here teaching 2nd grade at CVE. I am excited to be teaching 2nd grade again this year, and am looking forward to a fun and exciting year! I cannot wait to partner with you in your child’s continued success in school and in learning!

Contact Information:
Phone: 541-396-2914
Email: crose@coquille.k12.or.us
Contact method: If you need to contact me in the middle of the day, you can email me or leave a message at the office. I will return your call after school. Notes to and from home are another option. Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.

Extra work/more challenging work: If you would like extra work for your child to work on, or more challenging work, please contact me.

Transportation: If your child’s regular afterschool routine changes, please contact the office or write a note. If you are calling the school, please call at the earliest time possible.

Spelling Words
In 2nd Grade, we will have a list of weekly spelling words for students to practice at home. The list will go home every Friday (or Thursday if Friday is no school). The spelling test will be the following Friday. Here are some ideas for working on spelling words with your child.
o Rainbow Words: Write each letter in a different color.
o Dot it out: Write each letter using dots.
o Bubble Letters: Write each letter in bubble letters.
o Time me: Set a timer for 5 minutes, and see how many times you can write your spelling words
before the timer rings.
o In a sentence: Make up a silly sentence for each of the words.

Or, make up your own spelling activity to practice the spelling words.

Nuts & Bolts

Breakfast, Lunch, Snack: Free to all students!

Bathroom Breaks: Students are encouraged to go to the bathroom before school and on their recess breaks. Students are allowed to go to the bathroom during class time, but are encouraged to wait until it is independent work time.

Electronics: All electronics are encouraged to stay at home. CVE is not responsible for lost or stolen electronics.

Classroom Expectations

School Wide Rules
o Be Safe
o Be Respectful o Be Responsible

Coquille Valley Elementary school is a Positive Behavior Intervention School (PBIS). We believe in respecting students, keeping students safe, and helping students learn responsibility throughout their school career.

Classroom Rules
o Listen when your Teacher is talking
o Follow directions quickly
o Respect others, yourself, and your school o Raise your hand to speak or stand
o Be safe, be kind, be honest

Classroom Rewards & Consequences
We use a pin chart in our classroom. Students making good choices will get to move their pin up the chart. When students make poor choices, they will move their pins down. Students can pin up by making safe, responsible, and respectful choices. Students with their pins on Ready to Learn (green) or higher will have a class reward each week. Other rewards include Eagle Wings, which are earned by students being safe, respectful, or responsible. Eagle Wings are entered in a school-wide drawing for prizes at our Eagle Assemblies.

Learning Community/Environment
It is a priority that ALL students are actively engaged and participate in learning new skills and concepts. I respect the unique personalities and learning styles of all of my students, and will strive to build a learning community that supports all students in their learning. We will foster an environment of respect and encouragement as we work together. Together, we will make this a wonderful year!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Miss Rose

Welcome to 2nd grade:

I am very excited to be teaching 2nd grade. I have worked in the Coquille School District for 18 years. Mr. Dixon and I have 3 adult children who all graduated from Coquille High School. CVE is a fun and exciting place to be! I look forward to working with your child and helping them have a successful year!

Classroom Management:

We have implemented the “Pin” procedure in our classroom. Students have the opportunity to earn extra eagle wings based on how high they can move their pin up throughout the day. Everyone starts on “Great Day” every day. Positive behavior keeps those pins going up, off- task behaviors bring them down. The Class Dojo point system is also used to quickly gain points to get a chance at the treasure box. Using these tools helps us to remember to be safe, respectful and responsible.:

Spelling:

The spelling list will be sent home each week, as well as posted on Class Dojo. It will contain words used from the weekly reading to focus on the phonics skills learned. There will be a pretest on Wednesday and a final test on Friday. If there is no school on Friday, the pretest will be on Tuesday and the final test will be on Thursday.

Email address: adixon@coquille.k12.or.us

Phone number: 541-396-2914

Class Dojo – messaging system (if you are not connected and would like to be, please let me know) This is a great way to communicate with me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I believe open communication with students and families is a crucial element in a positive learning environment.

Sincerely, Mrs. Dixon

Third Grade

Welcome to 3rd grade! My name is Mrs. Nichols, and I am excited to work with you and your child this year!

Take home folder:
A little information about what you will be receiving from your child. Each night your child will bring home a Take Home folder, and each day it should return to school. This folder will be organized with one side homework or other important papers, and the other side completed work. Homework will not start this week, and there will be more information about it next week.

Classroom management:
This year we will be using ClassDojo as one of our main forms of classroom management. ClassDojo is a web based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors easily and efficiently. The program is based on points, and students can be given positive points for things like being on task, being respectful, participating, or working hard. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are off task, talking out, or unprepared. At the end of each week every student will be given the opportunity to earn prizes based on the amount of points they have received. The points will be reset at the end of each month.

One of the greatest features of ClassDojo is that it allows me to communicate with you throughout the school year. All you need to do is add either your e-mail address or cell phone number on the sheet attached. After you have returned the sheet you will receive either an e- mail or text message with directions on how to connect to our class. My hope is that this will help you better understand the progress of your student’s behavior on a week-to-week basis.

I am very excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working with you and your child! It’s going to be a great year!!

Online tools:
This year we will be using different online tools, such as Think Central and Xtra Math. Below is a link to a website that has videos on how to use these resources from home.
https://adark10.wixsite.com/mrsnichols3rdgrade

Mrs. Nichols
(541) 396- 2914

Hello! My name is Mr. Hall and I am so excited to be a part of the amazing third grade team at Coquille Valley Elementary School (CVE). More importantly, I am thrilled to be your child’s third grade teacher this year! It will be an awesome year filled with new friends, new skills, and new adventures. Third grade is a wonderful time for students, and teaching third grade is one of my greatest joys!

A little about me, I was born and raised in the small agricultural town of Delano, California where I attended elementary, junior, and senior high school. I moved to Bakersfield, California and graduated from Cal State University of Bakersfield, where I met my phenomenal wife, Jennifer. We raised our daughter and son, who are now adults and living out of our home. Jenn and I moved to Myrtle Point three years ago to help my mother care for my father, and we absolutely love it here!

I pride myself on building strong relationships with my students and their families. Below you will find all my contact information. If anything comes up, please reach out to me. I will do my best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

CVE is an amazing school! We have dedicated staff members who care and work hard for our students and their families. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have not seen a school with a stronger heartbeat than CVE.

Open House is slated for next Thursday, September 12th from 5PM-7PM. I hope to see everyone there!

CVE is for EVERYONE!

Mr. Arlee Hall
Third Grade Teacher Extraordinaire CVE Room 15
541-396-2914 ahall@coquille.k12.or.us

Welcome to Mrs. Wantland’s Third Grade Classroom

What a wonderful year we have ahead of us. I am looking forward to teaching your 3rd grade child. Below are a few details about our classroom expectations and routines that I would like to share with you. Please call, e-mail, or send a note with your child if you have any questions. Thank you!

Homework: Homework packets are given out each Friday in our Take Home folder and are due the following Thursday morning. Homework will be practice of skills or concepts covered during class. Your child generally will not have more than one page of homework per night, along with a nightly reading goal. Homework packets are to be signed by a parent or guardian. Take Home folders will also contain any important paperwork, announcements, or unfinished school work. Take Home folders need to be returned back to school each day.

Materials: Classroom materials will be used communally this year. Materials are stored in group bins which can be accessed by everyone. Community use of materials helps to build equity in the classroom, practice sharing materials, and fosters a greater desire to respect our materials as they will be used by everyone. I ask that special materials from home, are kept at home, to be used for homework activities.

Positive Behavior Systems: In our room, we will be using three positive behavior systems, Eagle wings, Smart Shots, and Bingo. These are used to encourage student’s inner motivation to follow our classroom expectations of staying, Safe, Respectful, and Responsible to ourselves, the people we share this school with, and the materials we use at school. As I catch students doing something positive they will be reward with Eagle Wings which they will be able to submit for a school wide raffle and have a chance to earn awesome prizes! Students are rewarded with Smart Shots when they have acted Safe, Respectful, and Responsible, and earn Bingo points when the class is acting responsibly during whole group instruction.

Volunteers: I love to have parent helpers in our room. I invite you to come and participate in your child’s education whenever you get a chance. If you have a special area of interest, you would like to help with please let me know and we will schedule a time for that to happen.

Communication: If you would like to speak with me, please feel welcome to call, stop by or send an e-mail. If you would like to drop in I am typically in my room by 7:30 a.m. For a longer conversation I ask parents to schedule a time so I can give you my upmost attention and time. Open communication is your child’s best opportunity for a successful school year, so please feel comfortable contacting me for any reason. Classroom Dojo will be the primary use of my communication as I will send personalized letters photos and updates of what is happening in the classroom.

Thank you, I look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Cook
ecook@coquille.k12.or.us
Room: 16

Fourth Grade

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Welcome to the 4th grade! I am thrilled to have your child in my class this year! I look forward to having an exciting and knowledge filled year. This will be my sixth year teaching 4th grade at Coquille Valley Elementary and I am anticipating another year of tremendous success.

Throughout the school year I will be sending out classroom news to provide you with specific classroom activities and information. Within your child’s weekly homework packet, I will inform you on Enrichment schedules, field trips, assessments, and any other detailed information that you may need.

Parent/Guardian and grandparent volunteers are always welcome to come and help out in the classroom. I would appreciate help with small groups, copying, or any other extra projects I may have. If you enjoy coming in and helping out, please contact me to let me know when you are available. We will be taking three field trips this year so if you are able to come and volunteer please stop by the office and make sure your background check is up-to-date.

I feel that open communication between teachers and parents is key. The best way to contact me would be through email. Feel free to also contact me by telephone or in person before or after school.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to an amazing 2019-2020 school year!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Johnson

4th Grade Weekly Work [PDF] | 4th Grade Welcome/Information [PDF]

Welcome to Mr. Dixon’s 4th Grade class:

I want to say what a thrill it is to have the opportunity to teach your child this year! This is my second year teaching 4th grade at CVE. My wife and I have lived in Coquille for the last 20 years while raising our 3 children here. We have seen and experienced firsthand how wonderful our school district is. I look forward to providing a safe and positive learning environment for your child.

In our classroom, and throughout CVE, we emphasize three pillars of positive behavior: Be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful. To help manage behaviors in class, I use the Class Dojo Points system. Students, or the class as a whole, are rewarded for exhibiting those pillars throughout the day. The Dojo is also allows me to communicate with parents. Please join Dojo if you can, it is my primary means of passing along information and direct messaging to parents.

Volunteers are always welcome to come and help out in the classroom. If you enjoy coming in and helping out, please let me know when you are available.

I feel that open communication between teachers and parents is key. The best way to contact me is to email (aldixon@coquille.k12.or.us). Feel free to also contact me by telephone or in person before or after school.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to an amazing 2019-2020 school year!

Sincerely,
Mr. Dixon

Hello!

My name is Mrs. Wells. This is my fifth-year teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary School! Before teaching at CVE, I was at Lincoln Elementary School for six years. I taught second grade for twelve years and this will be my first-year teaching fourth grade. I grew up in Coquille and love teaching in the same schools that I went to as a child. I have two children in the school district as well. One is in fourth grade this year and the other is in second grade.

I’m looking forward to getting to know your child and getting this year started! It is important that we all work together as a team in order to help your child succeed. If you ever have any questions, please give me a call at 541-396-2914. You can leave a message and I will return your phone call as soon as possible.

Please join our Classroom Dojo Page as well. If you are having trouble signing up, please contact me. I sent home invitations to our Classroom Dojo Page at the beginning of the year. I can send you the paper invitation again, or there are other options of getting you signed up as well. I will make whole class announcements there and send out class reminders.

Homework
There will be a homework packet that will come home on the last school day of each week. This packet is due on the last school day of the following week. I will place this packet in your child’s cubby of papers to take home each week. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure that they take this packet and get it home on time. If they need reminders to take it home, I will definitely help with that. I understand that things happen and will have an extra packet available for students, if they need a new one. In an effort to save paper, I would really like them to try and not make this a common occurrence.

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be your child’s teacher. I am certain that by working together we can give them an amazing fourth grade year!

Sincerely, Mrs. Wells

Think Central Instructions [PDF]

Dear Families

I am thrilled to be moving up to the 4th grade with this amazing group of students! I am excited to work with them and you this year.

We are focused on developing a learning community in the classroom. One where everyone feels like they belong. My goal is to have a space where all students are comfortable and able to learn.

I will be using Classroom Dojo to monitor behavior in the class as well as communicate with home. Please sign up for Dojo if you have not already so you can receive updates and message me. Open communication between the classroom and home is key to ensuring academic success.

I am at school around 7:30 am and I stay until 4:00 pm daily. If you would like to meet with me, please send and email or message through Dojo. Alternatively I would be happy if you decide to drop in for a quick meeting during the above mentioned times.

My email is cpeterson@coquille.k12.or.us

I look forward to getting to know you and your amazing fourth graders better this year.

Mr. Peterson

 

Fifth Grade

Dear Room 9 Families,

Welcome to 5th grade at CVE! I am excited to begin a new school year and hope that you and your family had a wonderful summer vacation.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Palmer and I have been a classroom teacher since 1986! My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Education degree from University of La Verne. Over the years, I have taught in many different schools, grade levels, and settings. Outside of teaching, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and gardening.

I am a strong believer in parent teacher communication as I feel that it positively and directly influences your child’s learning. Newsletters, phone calls, and Class Dojo are just a few of the ways I will keep you informed this year. Please know that I want to help my students and families feel supported, so feel free to contact me with questions or concerns throughout the year as well.

I am thrilled to be starting on this year’s journey with your children! I look forward to watching them learn and grow this year in 5th grade!

Sincerely, Lisa Palmer

Contact Information:
(541) 396-2914
lpalmer@coquille.k12.or.us

Welcome to 5th grade at CVE!

I am excited to begin a new school year and hope that you and your family had a wonderful summer vacation! I am excited for our year in 5th grade!

This year you and I will be working together to help our students as learners. I am a strong believer in parent teacher communication as I feel that is positively and directly influences your child’s learning. Our main form of communication this year will be done through Class Dojo. For those of you that have not use Class Dojo before, it is an online classroom management tool that I will be using in the class. The student will receive points for positive behavior and will lose points for negative behavior. You can see these points from home through either an app on your phone, tablet, or log-in in on a desktop. Not only will you be able to see your student’s behavior points but you will also be able to communicate with me via messages through the app. In order to connect with our class, I will need either your cell phone number, or email. Once I have this, I will be able to send you a link that will walk you through connecting to our class. Please know that I want to help my students and families fell supported, so feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year. Our “official” 5th grade homework will start next week, so be on the lookout.

I am excited to be starting this year’s journey with your child! I am looking forward to watching them learn, grow, and have a fantastic time in 5th grade!

Sincerely, Mr. Nichols

Dear Parents of the residents of Room 6,

Welcome to 5th Grade at CVE! I am so thrilled to have your students in my classroom this year, a few of them for the second time! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer break, but that you are as excited as I am that it is finally September.

My name is Taylor Ostle. This will be my third year teaching in the Coquille School District, but my first year teaching 5th grade. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree for Oregon State University in 2015, and finished my master’s degree from Western Governor’s University in 2018. When I am not in my classroom, I enjoy coaching and watching sports, traveling, and reading.

I think that it is very important to have open communication between parents and teachers. Along with this letter, I have sent ClassDojo invites home with your student. If you have not used ClassDojo before, it is a great tool to contact me at your convenience. I will be available to respond between the hours of 7:30 am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. I am also available over email, over the phone, or in person at CVE during business hours. I would love for you to attend our Open House on September 12th from 5pm-7pm, as well!

Next week, I will begin to send home homework. Please be on the lookout! There will be homework every week. This week, the homework is assigned to you! Please fill out the worksheet on the back of this letter and have your child turn it in for you by Friday!

I am excited to see how our students grow throughout this year. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Taylor Ostle
Room 6
541-396-2914
tostle@coquille.k12.or.us

 

Proficiency Report Card

4 Exceeds Standards:
The student consistently demonstrates mastery of the grade level standards. With relative ease, the student grasps, applies and extends processes and skills from the grade level; above grade level standards/expectations.

3 Meets Standards:
The student demonstrates understanding of the grade level standards and can apply concepts in a variety of contexts; meeting grade level standards/expectations.

2 Progressing:
The student is beginning to, and occasionally does, meet grade level standards. The student is beginning to grasp and apply key processes and skills at their grade level, but produces work that contains errors; is approaching achievement of grade level standards/expectations.

1 Needs Support:
The student is not meeting grade level standards and is working one or more years below grade level; limited achievement of the grade level standards/expectations.

*Not Applicable:
The standard has not been addressed at this time.

If you have any questions about Proficiency grading or the progress report, please contact Mr. Wetherell. If you have any questions about your specific student’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here to download this information about proficiency grading.

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Sixth Grade

Welcome to 6th Grade Math! MATH SYLLABUS [PDF]

I am very pleased to be teaching 6th Grade Math this year! This will be my fifth year teaching at Coquille School District, and my second year as a 6th grade math teacher. I am really excited that I get to work with this group of sixth graders and looking forward to a fun year!

Sixth grade math is a stimulating course that builds the foundations for the further study of algebra. This foundations course will cover the following topics: decimals, fractions, area, rational numbers, algebraic expressions, variables, ratios, rates, and statistics.

Attendance is an essential aspect of this course because each day builds on the previous days. Daily participation in group and individual work during class will be crucial for success. It will be easy to fall behind if the students don’t keep up with the material. If a student misses class, it will be their responsibility to catch up. If a student is absent, they should get the notes from a trusted classmate, check the board for missing assignments, and take missed tests and quizzes. They can also see me for individual help before school or after school! Listed below is the online access to all of the 6th grade math books.

Website: Corefocusonmath.com
Click on green button in upper right corner (login to online courses)
Student username: Coquille
Password: math123

It is my hope that we can team up together to best support your child. Feel free to contact me at any time by Class Dojo, phone, or email!

Sincerely, Mrs. Pugmire
kpugmire@coquille.k12.or.us
(541)396-2914

MATH SYLLABUS [PDF]

Welcome to sixth grade science and social studies!

I am excited to get to spend this year getting to know students and their families!
Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised right here, graduating from Coquille High School. From there I attended Oregon State University to obtain my Bachelor of Science degrees before returning home to the Coquille Valley. While back in Coquille, I completed my degree in Elementary Education at Southern Oregon University. Outside of school, I am highly active in the 4-H community and many other community service opportunities.

We will be using the behavioral management system ClassDojo in operation within my room. This is an online system that allows you as a parent to receive current information on your child and their behaviors in class. It is also one of the fastest methods of communication between myself and your home if you need to contact me. If you have not had the chance to sign up, feel free to send me an email and we will get you connected to your student.

I am excited to be back here at Coquille Valley Elementary teaching and I look forward to this journey! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or one of the other 6th grade teachers as well.

Ms. Scolari
Contact Information:
(541) 396-2914 Jscolari@coquille.k12.or.us

Special Education/Resource

Hi Everyone,
My name is Miss Trowbridge. I am your special education resource teacher here at Coquille Valley Elementary School. I look forward to exploring, learning, and having fun this year with all of you! I have a master’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. I also have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education along with an associate’s degree in early childhood development.

I love teaching students of all ages. I love to read and feel that reading is one of the most, if not the most, important subjects a student could learn in school. As a resource teacher, I plan on supporting my students in my classroom as much as I can, but also be a support for parents and other teachers as well. During the year if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at mtrowbridge@coquille.k12.or.us

I am excited to meet everyone and have a great year!

Sincerely,
Michelle Trowbridge

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year!

I am so excited for this new year. It will be full of learning and great activities within our community through neighborhood walks as well as monthly community outings.

We will continue to focus on functional academics, but our classroom staff is also working hard to make sure that students have more opportunities to grow as a part of the school community.

Please feel free to call or stop by for a visit if you have any concerns or want to know more about what your child is learning.

Thank You for everything you do.

Mrs. Watts
Adaptive Life Skills/ Middle Learning Center Teacher

Room 3 School Supply List

As a parent, I know that families have a lot of school supplies to purchase. But if you are able to even purchase a few of these items for your student to use, specifically in our classroom, it would be very much appreciated.

● 3-hole pencil pouch to fit in binder
● Fine point dry erase markers
● Boxes of tissues
● Small box of colored pencils
● Pencil eraser tops

Interventionists

Hello to all CVE Eagles and families! I’m Ms. McKinley and I teach Reading & Math Intervention for 4th, 5th and 6th grades. I work with children who need to improve their phonics, fluency and comprehension in reading, and with students who need extra assistance in math.

I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana-Missoula. I taught 7th-12th grade PE/Health from 1997-1999 in Victor, MT. When I moved back to Oregon, I earned my Elementary Endorsement, Reading Endorsement and Master’s degree from Southern Oregon University. I have taught Reading & Math Intervention since 2005. I’ve worked with K-6 students at Lincoln, CVS and now at CVE. I really enjoy helping children succeed!!!

I have 3 children: My oldest daughter, Cayanne, will start in the nursing program this year at Southwestern Oregon Community College; my middle daughter, Rhiannon, will be a sophomore at Lane Community College; and my son, Cort, is a Junior at CHS. This year we are hosting an exchange student from Germany. Leona is 15 and enrolled as a senior at CHS. We live with our dog, Rogue, our cat, Tux, and Thatcher the bunny too! I love watching my kids play sports and I enjoy baking, gardening, reading and spending time with family. I’m looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!

I am so excited to start another year at CVE. I have taught in the district for 12 years now, spending most of that time teaching reading and math intervention in grades 1-3 at both Lincoln and CVE. I just love teaching beginning reading and enjoy watching children learn to “Love” to read. It is so rewarding.

I love my job but when I’m not at school, I enjoy going for walks, baking yummy treats, spending time with my family and reading a good book. I look forward to another wonderful year at CVE.

Principal’s Message

At Coquille Valley Elementary, we strive to provide kids and parents with a safe learning environment where students are appropriately challenged and supported. Our most important task is to create a school where everyone feels comfortable when they walk in the door and can be themselves. Students need to be courageous in their learning- be willing to share an answer, to lead a group presentation, to persevere when things get difficult. This can only be accomplished at a high level in a supportive school environment.

Coquille Valley Elementary has a lot to offer. Our small class sizes give us additional opportunities to provide individual attention to our students. We have adopted updated curriculum so our teachers have the high quality tools they need. We have continually improved and updated our facilities since we opened as CVE four years ago. We have improved the learning spaces throughout the school, built a brand new playground, updated the cafeteria, and completely remodeled the library to name a few. We have also emphasized the acquisition of technology and are now very close to a 1:1 student to Chromebook ratio. We have a comprehensive intervention system for students who need it.

CVE at its core is about providing academics, social skills, and memories. Students need to expand their skill base in math, reading, writing, science, social studies, etc. They need to have opportunities to meet, interact, and collaborate with a wide variety of people and personalities. We work throughout the year to encourage students to be safe, respectful, and responsible. School also needs to be fun. Exciting field trips, recesses, assemblies, Dr. Seuss Night, after-school movie parties, chess club, the CVE carnival, leadership club, the annual talent show, and more should provide positive school memories for everyone.

We want to have a partnership with you. Communication between school and home is crucial. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or the front office. Many times, problems can be solved quickly as long as we all work together.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with the youth of Coquille, and we take the responsibility extremely seriously. Welcome to Coquille Valley Elementary! We are proud to be Eagles!

Geoff Wetherell
Principal
(541) 396-2914

CVE at its core is about providing academics, social skills, and memories.

Announcements

Tuesday, Nov. 12th
Food Drive begins

Monday, Nov. 25th
Turkey Trot
9 AM @ Lincoln School

Tuesday, Nov. 26th
End of 1st Trimester

Tuesday, Nov. 26th
Civil War Spirit Day
Ducks VS Beavers

Wednesday, Nov. 27th
No School
Teacher Work Day

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28th & 29th
No School
Thanksgiving

Thursday, Dec. 19th
Winter Concert
No Plus Program

Daily Schedule

7:50 am – Doors Open – Breakfast optional/Cafeteria
8:15 am – Teachers escort students to class
8:20 am – Announcements
8:25 am to 9:45 am – Core I
9:45 am to 10:00 am – Recess
10:00 am to 11:25 am – Core II
11:25 am to 11:55 am – Enrichment
12:00 pm to 12:35 pm– Lunch/Recess
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm – Writing
1:15 pm to 2:10 pm  – Core III
2:10 pm to 2:25 pm – Recess
2:30 pm – Core III, cont.
2:50 pm – Optional Snack in Class
3:00 pm – Load Buses

7:50 am – Doors Open
7:50 am – 8:15 am – Students Arrive / Wait in Lobby
8:00 am – Students in Classrooms
8:00 am – 8:25 am – Optional Breakfast
8:20 am – Announcements
8:25 am to 10:00 am – Core I
10:05 am to 10:20 am – Recess
10:20 am to 11:50 am – Core II
11:50 am to 12:25 pm – Core III
12:25 pm to 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Core III (cont.)
2:00 pm to 2:40 pm – Enrichment
2:40 pm to 3:00 pm – Recess/Optional Snack in Cafeteria
3:00 pm – Load Buses

Class disruptions
No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of anyone else in the school. Winter Lakes High School has a very casual atmosphere where student cooperation is a paramount key to success.

Being Prepared for Class
Students are expected to have a positive attitude about learning.

Passes
Winter Lakes School is a closed campus. Passes are required if you are off campus during your class time. Students who attain their weekly academic goals are awarded an off campus pass for lunch which also extends the lunch time by 15 minutes.

Food and Drink
Food and drink in class is at the discretion of the teacher. It is a privilege, not a right.

Dress Code
Attire should not be a distraction to learning. Please be respectful of our learning environment. Students will be asked to turn shirts inside out or to change clothing if it is inappropriate. If anyone is offended by a student’s attire, it is deemed as not appropriate.

Skateboards
Please park your skateboards in the office for safekeeping. Do not ride your skateboard anywhere on the school campus.

Attendance
Daily attendance is an essential building block for success in school and in the work force, even in a virtual school setting. Students need to check in with their Learning Specialist by their designated arrival time or by the end of the school day if they are working from home. If a student is going to be late or absent, it is their responsibility to call or message the school office. Parents are expected to prearrange or excuse all absences that may occur. Students and families share the responsibility for attendance and punctuality.

Cell Phones
Cell Phones are allowed during class time at Winter Lakes School. Responsible use of a cell phone is a 21st Century skill. Appropriate use includes: Silenced ring tone, no excessive use, having conversations in a hallway or obtaining a pass from a learning specialist to go outside to have a conversation.

Tips for Success

Enjoy your time as an EAGLE!

Keep a positive attitude!

Good manners are welcome and appreciated everywhere!

Stay to the right-hand side of the hallways whenever possible to avoid traffic problems!

Ask your teacher when you need help with class work!

Talk to your parent, teacher, or principal if you  have a personal or school related problem. Try to resolve it early!

Create a reputation of being an honest, hard worker!

Get to school on time and your mind in a mode for learning!

Do your homework promptly and use your class time well!

Continue to build a good reputation for yourself. Be sure to include the character traits of trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsibility, caring, fairness, and good citizenship!