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Principal Geoff Wetherell:

Geoff C Wetherell gwetherell@coquille.k12.or.us Principal
Maureen March mmarch@coquille.k12.or.us Dean of Students

Michelle I Philley mphilley@coquille.k12.or.us Secretary
Vanessa Shelton vshelton@coquille.k12.or.us Secretary
Mary D Craddock mcraddock@coquille.k12.or.us Library Tech

Airika K Cagley acagley@coquille.k12.or.us 4th Grade Teacher
Albert D Dixon adixon@coquille.k12.or.us 4th GradeTeacher
Alisha R Wells awells@coquille.k12.or.us 2nd Grade Teacher
Amanda Nichols adark@coquille.k12.or.us 3rd GradeTeacher
Angela L Dixon aldixon@coquille.k12.or.us 2nd GradeTeacher
Arlee W Hall ahall@coquille.k12.or.us 3rd GradeTeacher
Bethany Watts bwatts@coquille.k12.or.us Special EducationTeacher
Breanna J Byers bbyers@coquille.k12.or.us 6th GradeTeacher
Casey D Peterson cpeterson@coquille.k12.or.us 3rd GradeTeacher
Catherine Rose crose@coquille.k12.or.us 2nd GradeTeacher
Danielle T Mckinley dmckinley@coquille.k12.or.us Reading Interventionist
Elizabeth E Cook ecook@coquille.k12.or.us 3rd GradeTeacher
Gary L Connors-Nelson gconnors@coquille.k12.or.us PE Teacher
Jennifer S Johnson jjohnson@coquille.k12.or.us 4th GradeTeacher
Jeri A Ramsey jramsey@coquille.k12.or.us Special EducationTeacher
Joseph Jd Nichols joenichols@coquille.k12.or.us 5th GradeTeacher
Julia A Scolari Jscolari@Coquille.k12.or.us 5th GradeTeacher
Kimberly R Pugmire kpugmire@coquille.k12.or.us 6th GradeTeacher
Lisa R Palmer lpalmer@coquille.k12.or.us 5th GradeTeacher
Marsha R Frost mfrost@coquille.k12.or.us 5th GradeTeacher
Michele L Crook mcrook@coquille.k12.or.us Title 1 Teacher
Michelle D Trowbridge mtrowbridge@coquille.k12.or.us Special EducationTeacher
Wendy A Smith Wsmith@coquille.k12.or.us Speech Pathologist

Alyssa L Johnson ajohnson@coquille.k12.or.us EA
April L Steele asteele@coquille.k12.or.us EA-ALS
Dhelia N Tucker dtucker@coquille.k12.or.us EA-ALS
Emma Trujillo-Avina etrujillo@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Heidi Haga hhaga@coquille.k12.or.us EA-ALS
Kerry L Luna kluna@coquille.k12.or.us EA – SPED
Laurel A Dunn ldunn@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Mary M Jones mjones@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Michelle Bullington-Brec mbullington@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Pammy Albertson palbertson@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Patricia Elyse Tesdahl ptesdahl@coquille.k12.or.us EA-ALS
Sarah M Belcher sbelcher@coquille.k12.or.us EA-ALS
Tamara Clements tclements@coquille.k12.or.us EA
Tammy R Godfrey tgodfrey@coquille.k12.or.us EA

Eva E Sampson esampson@coquille.k12.or.us Head Cook
Kiersten Bouska kbouska@coquille.k12.or.us 2nd Cook
Melissa Huffman mhuffman@coquille.k12.or.us Cooks Helper

Melinda Barklow mbarklow@coquille.k12.or.us Custodian
William B Bergstedt bbergstedt@coquille.k12.or.us Head Custodian

Peggy Davidson Pdavidson@coquille.k12.or.us Nurse
Stacey Evonuik staceye@scesd.k12.or.us Councelor

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

Second Grade

Dear Friends and Family of Room 23:

My name is Alisha Wells and I will have the privilege of being your child’s Second Grade Teacher this year. I am excited about beginning this school year and look forward to getting to know your child.

Meet the Teacher: I want to tell you a little about myself since I will be spending a good amount of time with your child. I grew up in Coquille and graduated from high school here in 1995. I received my bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and my master’s degree from Southern Oregon University. I have two children who are in the Coquille School System. My oldest is a third grader this year and my youngest is a first grader.

Spelling: I will be using the spelling words from our weekly reading lessons this year. The words will focus on the phonics skill that we learned in reading the previous week. 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.

Classroom Dojo: Classroom Dojo is a behavior management system. I use it in the classroom so that students can earn points for being safe, respectful, and responsible. Students can earn different rewards with their points. I sent home an invitation code with each student so that their guardian can connect with our page. If you did not receive this, please let me know. This is an easy way for me to get information out to all families at once. It is also an easy way to ask me a question and get a quick response.
I’m looking forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a successful second grade year! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The best time to reach me is after school from 3:05 until 3:50. I am available before school as well.

Sincerely, Alisha Wells

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.

Classroom Expectations

School Wide Rules

  • Be Safe
  • 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

  • Listen when your Teacher is talking
  • Follow directions quickly
  • Respect others, yourself, and your school o Raise your hand to speak or stand
  • 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 with their pins on “Good job” or “Outstanding” several times a week will earn a class reward the following week. Other rewards include Eagle Eggs and Eagle Wings, which are earned by students being safe, respectful, or responsible. For every 10 Eagle Eggs, the child earns 1 Eagle Wing, which is entered in a school-wide drawing for prizes at our Eagle Assemblies.

Consequences include warning, pin down, and/or move their seat. Students who continue making poor choices will move their seat and work by themselves for a bit, until they are showing they are ready to move back to their regular seat and make good choices. Students who have pinned down to “Teacher choice” will owe 5 minutes of activity time (fun game, station activity, or project). Students who are on “Consequence” will owe activity time or sit out a fun game. Students who are on “Consequence” more than 1 time a week will have their parent contacted.

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!

Welcome to Mrs. Dixon’s Second grade class:

I am very excited for this new year and teaching second grade. Previously I taught Pre-K for 3 years at Lincoln School of Early learning. 13 years prior to that, I worked in the Coquille School District as an Educational Assistant. I have 3 adult children that 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 previous 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.

Contact information:

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)
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, having an open communication with students and families is very important to me!

Sincerely, Mrs. Dixon

Third Grade

Welcome to our third grade class!

In our room, we celebrate hard work and personal growth. Our classroom is a place where communication, collaboration, community, and creativity are nurtured. We pride ourselves on lifting each other up, as we strive toward a common goal of developing students who are critical thinkers, innovators, and role models.

Attached you will find my business card with my contact information. I encourage everyone to reach out to me when you have questions, comments, or concerns. Email is the fastest way for us to communicate; however, if that is not possible, please feel free to call and leave a voicemail. Because my main focus is always teaching, I will usually get back to you after the children have left for the day.

Please make plans to come by our classroom. I have more detailed information to share with you about life in third grade including field trips, classroom visitors, and classroom projects. I hope to see everyone there!

While this marks my third year at CVE, it will be my 19th year in the classroom. I absolutely love teaching at our wonderful school, and look forward to working with you and your child this year. As a teacher, I strive to provide a learning environment that is challenging without being intimidating.

Student success is built upon the student, family, and teacher working together and communicating often. I look forward to being on your team!

Working together, we can make this an AWESOME school year!

Mr. Arlee Hall
Third Grade Teacher Extraordinaire

In A Million Words or Less Welcome Letter [PDF]

Dear Families

I am thrilled to be your students teacher this year! I am excited for the chance to work closely with them an you.

We will be focusing a lot on developing a learning community together in the classroom. This means a lot of feedback from the students and from families. My goal is to have a classroom where all the students feel comfortable and able to learn.

I will be using classroom Dojo to monitor behavior in class as well as communicate with home. Please sign up for our classroom on Dojo to get weekly updates on how the students are doing and what fun things we are doing in the class. Open communication between home and school is key to our students academic success.

I am at school usually before 7:30 am and stay until around 4:00 pm daily. If you would like to meet will me please send me an e-mail or message me over Dojo. Alternatively you drop in for a quick meeting during the times mentioned above.

My e-mail is cpeterson@coquille.k12.or.us.

I look forward to working with each of you!

Welcome to Ms. Cook’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 “Friday Envelope” and are due the following Friday 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. “Friday Envelope” will also contain your child’s work completed during the week, and any behavior information from me. Friday envelopes need to be signed and returned with completed homework packets each Friday.

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 two positive behavior systems, Eagle wings and Dojo points. 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 eggs and wings which they will be able to submit for a school wide raffle and have a chance to earn awesome prizes! Students are also encouraged to give themselves points on our classroom Dojo board when they have acted Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Dojo points will be rewarded with weekly prizes. Attached is the Parent Dojo form to fill out and return to me so you may be added to our classroom. Once parents are added you will be able to see our daily points, send messages, and view photos of our classroom.

Discipline Procedures: The first step is proximity, moving close to a student often time the only step needed. Second- students will be given a warning, third -the student will be moved and a loss of a minute of recess time, fourth -if the behavior or action continues the student will lose 5 minutes of recess time, and finally – a phone call home. Classroom Dojo can also be used to take away points when students recognize they are making poor choices, in turn those points can always be earned back with safe, respectful, and responsible behavior.

Volunteers: I love to have parent helpers in our room. Even if you cannot come regularly, I invite you to come and participate in your child’s education whenever you get a chance. If you would like to join in the fun and learning, just give me a little notice (one to two days) so that I can prepare materials accordingly. 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.

Food: Every child has the opportunity to eat breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack at school for FREE. Student’s in our class have requested we will have the opportunity to have a quick snack in the morning as well. Therefore morning snack is brought from each student’s home, and is not provided by the school. Please communicate any questions or concerns about availability of food.

Availability: 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 7:15 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.

Thank you, I look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year.

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

Welcome to 3rd 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
anichols@coquille.k12.or.us

Fourth Grade

 Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Welcome to the 4th grade! We are thrilled to have you in our classes! We look forward to having an exciting and knowledge filled year. This will be our first year working together as a team and are anticipating tremendous success. 

Throughout the school year we will be sending out classroom newsletters to provide you with specific classroom activities and information. Within these newsletters we 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. We would appreciate help with small groups, copying, or any other extra projects we may have. If you enjoy coming in and helping out, please contact us to let us know when you are available. 

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

We thank you for your time and look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Cagley, Mr. Dixon, and Mrs. Johnson

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

 Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Welcome to the 4th grade! We are thrilled to have you in our classes! We look forward to having an exciting and knowledge filled year. This will be our first year working together as a team and are anticipating tremendous success. 

Throughout the school year we will be sending out classroom newsletters to provide you with specific classroom activities and information. Within these newsletters we 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. We would appreciate help with small groups, copying, or any other extra projects we may have. If you enjoy coming in and helping out, please contact us to let us know when you are available. 

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

We thank you for your time and look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Cagley, Mr. Dixon, and Mrs. Johnson

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

 Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Welcome to the 4th grade! We are thrilled to have you in our classes! We look forward to having an exciting and knowledge filled year. This will be our first year working together as a team and are anticipating tremendous success. 

Throughout the school year we will be sending out classroom newsletters to provide you with specific classroom activities and information. Within these newsletters we 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. We would appreciate help with small groups, copying, or any other extra projects we may have. If you enjoy coming in and helping out, please contact us to let us know when you are available. 

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

We thank you for your time and look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Cagley, Mr. Dixon, and Mrs. Johnson

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

 

Fifth Grade

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 will be my second year teaching 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

 Meet Mrs. Frost

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. Last year my husband, two children and myself moved back home. I have a son in the 4th grade and a daughter in the 1st grade. My family enjoys trips to the beach, playing cards, cooking and just hanging out together. I love the color pink, horses, healthy treats, cleaning, organizing and spending time with the ones I love. I spent last year getting my feet wet… as a substitute teacher. This year is my first year as a full-time teacher.

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 a better person. I am eager to get to know your child and you as we all grow and learn together this year.

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 5th 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 contact me with whatever fits your style best.

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

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, biking, reading, and gardening. I currently live in Coos Bay with my husband and two dogs.

I am a strong believer in parent teacher communication as I feel that it positively and directly influences your child’s learning. 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.

Contact Information:
(541) 396-2914
lpalmer@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.

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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! I have had a fantastic time teaching 4th grade for the past three years in the Coquille School District, and am looking forward to a new journey as a 6th grade teacher. I have also had experience teaching 7th and 8th grade math, so it is fun for me to return to the middle school mathematics.

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 my 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 Bachelors of Science degrees before returning home to the Coquille Valley. I am currently in the process of obtaining my next level of licensure through Southern Oregon University. Outside of school, I am highly active in the 4-H and Agricultural communities.

We will be using a behavioral management system ClassDojo in operation within our 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 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 look forward to this journey! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or one of the other members of the 6th grade teaching team.

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

Special Education/Resource

Hi Everyone,

My name is Miss Trowbridge, and I am going to be your special education resource teacher this year! This will be my first year teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary School. I will also be teaching at Winter Lakes and Lincoln during the year. 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,
Miss Michelle Trowbridge

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that it is nearing the end of September. My staff and I have had a rewarding time getting to
know your child. Thank you for sharing your child with us. I’m hoping we continue to make good memories for the rest of the school year. On Wednesday, September 26′”, we plan to take our first community outing. The school cafeteria will be making sack lunches for our classroom. Our plan is to visit Mingus Park in Coos Bay, have our lunch there, and then visit the Dollar Tree Store.

As the school year progresses, your child will have opportunities to earn work incentive money by doing jobs in our classroom. My goal is for our classroom to have at least one community outing per month. In October, we are hoping to visit the Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch. I will let you know the date and time when I hear back from the Mahaffy Pumpkin Patch.

I would like to send a notebook home with your child that is returned each day. It is a communication log where I will share with you how your child’s day was and any questions or concerns. You will have the opportunity to share any information, questions, or concerns, too. I want to encourage the 11lines of communication” between school and home. As always, you are welcome to visit the classroom and or call me on the telephone.

Along with working on our academic skills, we work on functional academics, social skills, communication, art, cooking, and playtime. I am a strong believer in offering playtime. Playtime offers social interaction with peers, opportunities for communication and problem solving, uses their imagination and encourages creativity. We introduce leisure activities, such as, reading books, coloring, drawing, puzzles, games, and movies. Fridays are movie day and we have been watching them during the last half of the school day. If your child has a favorite movie they would like to share, please let me know, I might have it. If not, you are welcome to send it to school with your child as long as it is rated G.

I would like to begin having “Show and Tell” on Wednesdays. If your child has something they would like to bring to school for “Show and Tell”, please send it on Wednesdays only. Please do not have your child bring something that will break easily or is a special family heirloom. Accidents do happen and I would like to avoid anything that will cause heartache to the child or family.
There is a Book Fair this week at our school. Please stop by and check it out. Books make great gifts for children and adults. Also, our school is celebrating Grandparents Day today, I hope your child’s grandparent(s) were able to visit.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter. I know I gave you a lot of information. Look for the notebook in your child’s backpack and feel free to write down questions, concerns, or comments.

I wish health and happiness to you and yours.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jeri Ramsey, Life Skills Teacher grades K-3
Coquille Valley Elementary School, Room 4, 541-396-2914, ext.# 30P4

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, is a sophomore at Southwestern Oregon Community College; my middle daughter, Rhiannon, is a freshman at Lane Community College; and my son, Cort, is a Sophomore 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 2018-2019 school year!

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

Saturday, November 10th – Pied Piper play at Sawduster’s at 3 PM & 7 PM
Monday, Nov. 12th – No School
Tuesday, Nov. 13th – Elk’s Food Drive begins
Monday, Nov. 19th – Turkey Trot 9 AM
Tuesday, Nov. 20th – End of 1st Trimester
Tuesday, Nov. 20th – Civil War Day (Wear Duck or Beaver gear)

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!