Coquille Valley Elementary

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
Amber Cannon 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
Arlee W Hall 6th 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
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

Crystal Bautista Head Custodian
Miguel Cabrera Custodian

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

Schedules and Important Dates (last updated on 11/13/20)

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Grades 2-3, Mondays through Thursdays (Full days)
Doors Open at 7:45 am, school starts at 8:15 am, School dismissed at 2:35 pm
Grades 2-3, Fridays (Half-days)
Doors Open at 7:45 am, school starts at 8:15 am, School dismissed at 11:00 am

Grades 4-6, Mondays through Thursdays (Half-days)
AM Session-​ Doors open at 7:45 am, school starts at 8:15 am, School dismissed at 11:00 am
PM Session-​ Doors open at 11:30 am, school starts at 11:45 am, School dismissed at 2:35 pm
Grades 4-6, Fridays (Half-days)
AM and PM sessions attend school half days on ​alternate Fridays. AM students ​always​ attend during the morning session.
PM students ​always​ attend during the afternoon session.

Calendar of Friday Sessions for Grades 4-6
11/20/20- AM Session
11/27/20- No School, Thanksgiving Break
12/4/20- No School, Grading Day, End of Fall Trimester
12/11/20- PM Session
12/18/20- AM Session
12/25/20- No School, Winter Break, Christmas
1/1/21- No School, Winter Break, New Year’s Day
1/8/21- PM Session
1/15/21- AM Session
1/22/21- PM Session
1/29/21- AM Session
2/5/21- PM Session
2/12/21- No School, Grading Day, Progress Reports
2/19/21- AM Session
2/26/21- PM Session
3/5/21- No School, Grading Day, End of Winter Trimester
3/12/21- AM Session
3/19-21- PM Session
3/26/21- No School, Spring Break
4/2/21- No School, Conferences
4/9/21- AM Session
4/16/21- PM Session
4/23/21- AM Session
4/30/21- PM Session
5/7/21- AM Session
5/14/21- No School, Grading Day, Progress Reports
5/21/21- PM Session
5/28/21- AM Session
6/4/21- PM Session
6/11/21- AM Session

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us at (541) 396-2914. Thank you.

Letter to Families 11/4/2020

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Dear CVE Families,

On Friday, October 30, Governor Brown announced a new set of state metrics for opening schools. For the Coquille School District, this change will allow us to open CVE to grades 4, 5, and 6. Families who would like to continue with distance learning may do so. The turnaround time is fairly quick as our two week data that says we can open could change on November 13. If we are not open for grades 4-6 by then, the new data could prevent that from taking place.

With limitations on our building space and our expanded safety requirements that require supervision, we are going to adjust our CVE system to ensure all students in grades 2-6 can access their education both through distance and on-site. CVE is busy working with the district office, transportation, and food service to determine a firm daily schedule and starting dates. Please note, there are changes to ALL GRADES that attend Coquille Valley Elementary.

2nd and 3rd Grades: Students will continue to attend full-time Monday-Thursday. Students will attend 1⁄2 day in the morning on Friday. This schedule will apply to all 2nd and 3rd grade students, both in person, and those participating through distance learning. If you would like to make a change regarding your student’s access to learning (switch from in-person to distance, or distance to in-person), please contact the CVE office.

4th, 5th, and 6th Grades: Students will attend 1⁄2 days Monday-Thursday and every other Friday. Students will be placed in a.m. or p.m. cohorts. If your student remains in distance learning, they will be placed in an a.m or p.m cohort to attend class through Google Meet. Students will continue to complete assignments from home when not at school physically or virtually. Each student will receive a Google Form from their teacher. The form will indicate whether you wish your student to attend in-person, or remain in the distance learning model. You can also submit your preferences for a.m. or p.m. cohorts. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of your family. Please return the survey as soon as possible. The information is used to create stable cohorts for students and staff.

Coquille Valley Elementary is starting its own school Google Classroom called the CVE Eagles’ Nest. Moving forward, this is another location where we will be posting important updates and information about all things CVE. You can join by entering Google Classroom, clicking the plus sign in the top right corner, and using the class code umjsr6l.

Everyone at Coquille Valley would like to thank our students, families, and community for their hard work so far this unusual school year. Remember, we are here to help. We will continue to answer questions and troubleshoot any problems you might encounter. Please keep checking the district website, your child’s Google Classroom/Site, and the CVE Google Classroom site for updated information.

 

Thanks again,

Geoff Wetherell, Principal
Maureen March, Vice Principal

Online registration is for Winter Lakes Schools only.  Registration for all other schools will be in paper form.

Second Grade

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. Three years ago my husband, two children and myself moved back home. I have a son in the 6th grade and a daughter in the 3rd grade. My family enjoys trips to the beach, playing cards, cooking and anything where we are to- gether. I love the color pink, horses, healthy treats, cleaning, organizing and spending time with the ones I love. Three years ago, I got my feet wet stitute teacher. I taught 5th grade my first year as a teacher at CVE. This is my second year teaching 2nd grade.

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 contact me with whatever fits your style best.

Thanks again,
Mrs. Marsha Frost
Email: 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 to create a safe, supportive learning environment for your student. I will be focusing on building positive relationships with all my students and families, as well as supporting students and families in their individual needs and concerns during this time. This is my 4th year teaching, and 3rd year here teaching 2nd grade at CVE. I am excited to be teaching 2nd grade again this year, and am looking forward working with your child this year, whether is it Distance Learning at home, In-Person learning at school, or a mix of both!

There will be a lot of changes this year. Together, we will learn and get used to our new school and class environment.

Contact Information:

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

Contact method: The best contact method is by email. Or feel free to call the school, and I will return your call. Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.

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. I will also be working on some rewards for Distance Learners.

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

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

Hello and Welcome to 2nd grade!

CVE is an exciting place to be. I can’t wait to have a successful year working hard together to learn, create, and have fun. This is my 19th year working for the district, and third teaching second grade. Mr. Dixon and I have raised three children here in Coquille,watching each benefit from our amazing school district and what it has to offer. Some of my favorite things to do are: spend time with my family, camp, paddle board, and hike!

Classroom Management
I use Class Dojo. It is a point system used to quickly earn a chance at the Treasure Box. We also use eagle wings as a reward. Students build up their wings they’ve earned and put them into a drawing during our “Eagle Assemblies” to win prizes. Using these tools helps us to remember to be safe, respectful, and responsible.

Ways to contact me:
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.
Google Site: https://sites.google.com/csd8.info/adixon/home

Google sites will also show you our lessons and resources we will use throughout the day.

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!

Communication:
This year we will be using ClassDojo as one of our main forms of communication. I will collect phone numbers or e-mail addresses the first week back. After I have gotten your email or number you will get an e-mail or text message with directions on how to connect to our class. My hope is that this will provide us with an easy and efficient way to communicate.

Another addition to communication that our class has this year is a class website. The class website will have links for distance learners to our Google Meets, links to the resources they will need for distance learning, and resources for parents.
Link: https://sites.google.com/csd8.info/nichols/home

Routines:
As you all know this year is not going to be the same as previous years, and one of those areas that is different is school supplies. This year your students backpack will house all of the students’ supplies. In order to prevent materials from being lost we are going to have the students leave their backpack at school Monday-Friday, and bring it home Friday after school.

In their backpacks they will have three folders: one will contain completed work and important paperwork for parents, the other two will have the students math and reading materials that they will need for the next week at school. It is important that these materials don’t get left at home, and please do not work on them from home! There will be no homework at this time outside of nightly reading.

You child will be learning from two different locations this year. One week they will be in the classroom with me, while I stream into the library. The following week they will be in the library learning from my live stream, with an EA.

Another area that this year is different is that the students will be eating each meal in the classroom. They can still bring lunch from home, and the lunch box will go to and from school each day. It is best practice to sanitize the box when it arrives home. I highly encourage you to send a water bottle with your student as the drinking fountains will be closed. If you cannot send one, a bottle will be provided.

Just a reminder, face coverings are required. If you feel your student would be more successful with a face shield those are an option also!

Distance Learners:
I will be streaming from the classroom each day and students working from home will be able to join the whole group instruction. There will be more information on this during the phone calls the first week.

Chromebooks are available to be picked up from the school. You can call the office to set up a time if you missed the Chromebook pickup at the beginning of the year.

This is a new year for parents, students, and teachers. Know that we are in this together and we will be extending our grace to each situation. We will try our best to provide a positive and safe environment for all.

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

Mrs. Nichols
anichols@coquille.k12.or.us anichols@csd8.info

Welcome to 3rd grade! (Click here to visit my Google site)

My name is Mrs. Cannon, and I am excited to work with you and your child this year! I am new to the school district this year, this being my third year of teaching. I am thrilled to be working with you and your child this year!

Communication:
This year we will be using ClassDojo as one of our main forms of communication. I will collect phone numbers or email addresses the first week back. After I have gotten your email or number you will get an email or text message with directions on how to connect to our class. My hope is that this will provide us with an easy and efficient way to communicate.

Another addition to communication that our class has this year is a class website. The class website will have links for distance learners to our Google Meets, links to the resources they will need for distance learning, and resources for parents. (Click here to visit my Google site)

Routines:
As you all know this year is not going to be the same as previous years, and one of those areas that is different is school supplies. This year your students backpack will house all of the students’ supplies. In order to prevent materials from being lost we are going to have the students leave their backpack at school Monday-Friday, and bring it home Friday after school.

In their backpacks they will have three folders: one will contain completed work and important paperwork for parents, the other two will have the students’ math and reading materials that they will need for the next week at school. It is important that these materials don’t get left at home, and please do not work on them from home! There will be no homework at this time outside of nightly reading.

Your child will be learning from two different locations this year. One week they will be in the classroom with me, while I stream into the library. The following week they will be in the library learning from my live stream, with an EA.
Another area that this year is different is that the students will be eating each meal in the classroom. They can still bring lunch from home, and the lunch box will go to and from school each day. It is best practice to sanitize the box when it arrives home. I highly encourage you to send a water bottle with your student as the drinking fountains will be closed. If you cannot send one, a bottle will be provided.

Just a reminder, face coverings are required. If you feel your student would be more successful with a face shield those are an option also!

Distance Learners:
I will be streaming from the classroom each day and students working from home will be able to join the whole group instruction. There will be more information on this during the phone calls the first week.

Chromebooks are available to be picked up from the school. You can call the office to set up a time if you missed the Chromebook pickup at the beginning of the year.

This is a new year for parents, students, and teachers. Know that we are in this together and we will be extending our grace to each situation. We will try our best to provide a positive and safe environment for all.

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

Mrs. Cannon (Click here to visit my Google site)
541-396-2914 ext. 3015 acannon@coquille.k12.or.us acannon@csd8.info

Welcome to 3rd Grade! (Click here to visit my Google Site)

My name is Mrs. Wantland. This will be my third year at CVE, and my third year teaching Third Grade! This in many ways will be a new year for parents, students, and teachers. Know that we are in this together, and I will be extending grace to each situation as we move through the year. I am excited to welcome each family into the classroom community, as we learn and grow together.

Communication:
This year we will be using ClassDojo as one of our main forms of communication. I will collect phone numbers or e-mail addresses the first week back. After I have gotten your email or number you will get an e-mail or text message with directions on how to connect to our class. I hope that this will provide us with an easy and efficient way to communicate. Dojo can be downloaded as an App on your phone, or accessed online.

Another addition to communication that our class has this year is a class website. The class website will have links for distance learners to our Google Meets, links to the resources they will need for distance learning, and resources for parents.

Routines:
As you all know this year is not going to be the same as in previous years, and one of those areas that are different is school supplies. This year your students’ backpack will house all of the students’ supplies. To prevent materials from being lost we are going to have the students leave their backpack at school Monday-Friday, and bring it home Friday after school.

In their backpacks they will have three folders: one will contain completed work and important paperwork for parents, the other two will have the students’ math and reading materials that they will need for the next week at school. It is important that these materials don’t get left at home, and please do not work on them from home! There will be no homework at this time outside of nightly reading.

Your child will be learning from two different locations this year. One week they will be in the classroom with me, while I stream into the library. The following week they will be in the library learning from my live stream, with an EA. During our phone call, I will inform you of which cohort your child is in.

Another area that is different this year is where the students will be eating. Each meal will take place in the classroom. They can still bring lunch from home, and the lunch box will go to and from school each day. It is best practice to sanitize the box when it arrives home. I highly encourage you to send a water bottle with your student as the drinking fountains will be closed. If you cannot send one, a bottle will be provided.

Just a reminder, face coverings are required. If you feel your student would be more successful with a face shield those are an option also!

Distance Learners:
I will be streaming from the classroom each day, and students working from home will be able to join the whole group instruction. There will be more information on this during the phone calls the first week.
Chromebooks are available to be picked up from school. You can call the office to set up a time if you missed the Chromebook pickup at the beginning of the year.

Mrs. Wantland (Click here to visit my Google Site)

Our topmost priority is to provide a positive and safe learning environment for all. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me!
ewantland@coquille.k12.or.us ewantland@csd8.info

Fourth Grade

Welcome to Mr. Dixon’s 4th Grade class: (Click here for my Google site)

I want to say what a thrill it is to have the opportunity to teach your child this year! This is my third 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 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.

I feel that open communication between teachers and parents is key. The best way to contact me is through Dojo, email (​aldixon@coquille.k12.or.us​), or by telephone (541-396-2914).

Thank you, I look forward to an amazing 2020-2021 school year!
Sincerely, Mr. Dixon (Click here for my Google site)

Hello! (Click here for my Google site)

My name is Alisha Wells and I am your child’s fourth grade teacher. I am very excited to have your child in my class! This will be my fourteenth year teaching in the Coquille School District. I taught second grade for twelve years and this is my second year teaching fourth grade.

Coquille Valley Elementary School is starting the year with Comprehensive Distance Learning. That means you will notice that this year is going to look different from previous years. Attached you will find a daily schedule as well as other important information.

All teachers in the Coquille School District will be using Google Classroom as our primary place for posting assignments for students to complete. The fourth grade teaching team will be holding three live (synchronous) sessions on Google Meet to give instruction to students. Make sure that your device for accessing these two tools is charged and ready to go each morning.

I will be reaching out to every family the week of September 14th and provide more details and answer any questions you might have. Please note that a call may come from a blocked number, so make sure your voicemail is set up and ready. Our first full class will begin Thursday, September 17th at 8:30 AM.

I use Class Dojo to stay in touch with families. It allows me to send out whole class messages quickly and stay in contact with guardians. If you do not already have the app on your phone and are interested in getting it, please ask me during our phone call on the week of the 14th.

If you have any questions I am available by phone at CVE. The number is 541-396-2914. You can also contact me through my school email, or send me a message on Class Dojo once you’re connected.

Thank you! Ms. Wells (Click here for my Google site)
awells@coquille.k12.or.us

Online Etiquette

At CVE we are safe, respectful, and responsible. These are our expectations in the school as well as during online learning. Listed below are the expectations of students when attending synchronous learning.

Safe:
Sit at a table while you work with a wall behind you if possible

Respectful:
Find a quiet place to work away from distractions such as pets, siblings, or a television
Finish all food or drink before synchronous class begins
When speaking, be kind and respectful to each other

Responsible:
Sign in a few minutes before a class session begins
Know your computer buttons (how to log-in to Google, mute, volume, and video)
Stay on topic during class discussion time

Google Login:
Username: firstname.lastname@csd8.info (Ex: jane.doe@csd8.info)
PW: cv 6 digit Student ID Number

All student passwords are changed from cveagles to the intermediate format in fourth grade. If you do not have your student’s ID Number contact me, or the office and we can help you with that.

Our Schedule
8:30-10:00 Core I Reading
8:30-9:00 Google Meet Reading
9:00-10:00 Finish Reading Independently 10:00-10:20 Recess/Break
10:20-11:50 Core II Writing, Science, Social Studies 10:20-10:50 Google Meet Writing
10:50-11:50 Finish Core II Independently 11:50-12:25 Core III Math Part 1 11:50-12:25 Google Meet Math 12:25-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Math Independently

*Teachers can be reached on Google Meet to answer any questions that you have about that day’s work. (Click here for my Google site)

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Welcome to fourth grade! I’m Mr. Peterson, your fourth grade teacher this year. This is my third teaching with CVE and I am excited to share this exciting year with you.

We are starting the year with Comprehensive Distance Learning. That means you will notice that this year is going to look different than previous years. Attached you will find a daily schedule as well as other important information. Please reach out to our provided email address below if you have other questions.

I will be using Google Classroom as our primary place for posting assignments for students to complete. I will also be holding three live (synchronous) sessions on Google Meet to give instruction to students. Make sure that your device for accessing these two tools is charged and ready to go each morning.

I will reach out to every family the week of September 14th and provide more details and answer any questions you might have. Please note that a call may come from a blocked number, so make sure your voicemail is set up and ready. Our first full class will begin Thursday September 17th at 8:30 AM.

I will be using ClassDojo to stay in touch with families, so if you do not already have it, please consider adding the app to your mobile device.

Please reach out to me with any questions you may have. Thank you!

Mr. Peterson
cpeterson@coquille.k12.or.us

Online Etiquette

At CVE we are safe, respectful, and responsible. These are our expectations in the school as well as during online learning. Listed below are the expectations of students when attending synchronous learning.

Safe:
● Sit at a table while you work with a wall behind you if possible

Respectful:
● Find a quiet place to work away from distractions such as pets, siblings, or a television
● Finish all food or drink before synchronous class begins
● When speaking, be kind and respectful to each other

Responsible:
● Sign in a few minutes before a class session begins
● Know your computer buttons (how to log-in to Google, mute, volume, and video)
● Stay on topic during class discussion time

Google Login:
Username: ​firstname.lastname@csd8.info​ (Ex: ​jane.doe@csd8.info​) PW: cveagles

Our Schedule
8:30-10:00 Core I Reading
8:30-9:00 Google Meet Reading
9:00-10:00 Finish Reading Independently
10:00-10:20 Recess/Break
10:20-11:50 Core II Writing, Science, Social Studies 10:20-10:50 Google Meet Writing
10:50-11:50 Finish Core II Independently
11:50-12:25 Core III Math Part 1
11:50-12:25 Google Meet Math
12:25-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Math Independently

*I can be reached on Google Meet to answer any questions that you have about that day’s work.

Fifth Grade

Dear 5th Grade Families, (Click here to visit my Google site)

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 (Click here to visit my Google site)

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

Welcome to 5th 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 fourth 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 it positively and directly influences your child’s learning. Our main form of communication this year will be done through Class Dojo and emails. For those of you that have not used Class Dojo before, it is an online classroom management tool that I will be using in the class. Through the app you will be able to communicate with me via messages. In order to connect with our class, go to our class website and click on the class dojo link. Please know that I want to help my students and families feel supported, so feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Distance Learning Information:
This year I made a classroom website where students and families can access their lessons, links to Google Meet, and assignments. To access these, you will need to click on that day’s button and it will open up to a Google Slide. In the Google Slide it will have the links to that day’s assignments and have directions listed. Before our first Google Meet on Thursday, September 17th, please have your student join my Google Classroom. There are assignments that will be linked in the Google Slides to assignments located in our Google Classroom. On the website, I have also made an introduction video, to watch the video your student will need to sign into their Google account and go to the website. In the video, I show the students the website and how they will access the link for their first Google Meet.

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, Joe Nichols
Contact Information: (541)-396-2914 joenichols@coquille.k12.or.us

Click here to visit Mr. Nichols Google website.

Dear Parents of the residents of Room 6, (Click here to visit my Google Site)

Welcome to 5th Grade at CVE! I am so thrilled to have your students in my classroom this year! 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 fourth year teaching in the Coquille School District, and my second 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. On our class website, you will find a link to ClassDojo. 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 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 (Click here to visit my Google Site)
Room 6
541-396-2914
tostle@coquille.k12.or.us

Welcome to 5th Grade! (Click here to visit my Google site)

I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade this year! I have created a class website to act as a central hub for all of our class related activities. Everyday you will need to open our class website. All of your classwork and communication will be done through this site. I recommend bookmarking it on your device so you can access it easily through the day.

Our daily schedule will be the same as if you were sitting here in class with me all day. We will still have our 3 cores and enrichment everyday together. Only now it will be done through 3 live streaming times. I will live stream using Google Meet at 9am, 11am, and 1pm everyday starting the second week of school. The first week I want you to get familiar with our website and the expectations that CVE and myself have set up for distant learning.

Think of this as you would any other school year. We will begin each day by taking attendance. You must be present each day, so make sure you record your daily attendance in the Google Form once each day. It will send your data to a spreadsheet that will allow me to track your participation in class. Technology is amazing!

The second task you need to complete is checking the daily schedule. I have linked each assignment to our daily schedule so all you have to do is click on the day on our website and then click on the links that are in each core. The first time you log on will need to put in your passwords but after that each link will take you directly to where you need to go.

In class, you could raise your hand throughout the day if you needed assistance, but with distance learning that could be a little more challenging. Not to worry, I have solved that issue, just click on the Google Chat icon on the homepage of the website and it will take you to our classroom chat. I have grouped the chat into 5 categories. I say in class, someone might have the same question as you, so please ask! Look through the question thread and you might find the answer you are looking for without having to wait for a response back from me. If the question hasn’t been posted by another student please post your question, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you notice another student has posted a question you feel confident answering, please feel free to help out your fellow classmates. Please use the classroom chat for class discussion only! Remember, this is class, and just like in class we need to stay on topic and focused!

I am looking forward to starting this incredible adventure with all of you amazing people! This will be slightly different from spring distance learning so it is important that you stay connected and active in all of our classes each day. Please contact me anytime you need help and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Have fun exploring our classroom website and I will see you all at our next Google Meet!

From,
Mrs. Johnson (Click here to visit my Google site)
CVE – 5th Grade Teacher
jjohnson@coquille.k12.or.us  (541) 396 – 2914

Sixth Grade

Dear Sixth Grade Families, [Student Handout]

Welcome to sixth grade! We are so excited to start this new school year adventure with each of you. This year, you will have four teachers: Ms. Byers for English, Mrs. Pugmire for Math, Ms. Scolari for Science, and Mr. Hall for Social Studies. Each student will also be assigned one of these teachers as a homeroom teacher. When students are back on campus, homeroom is where they will start their day with breakfast.

As we are starting the year with Comprehensive Distance Learning, this year will look different than in years past.

Attached you will find a daily schedule for students along with other important information.

Each class utilizes Google Classroom to push assignments and information out to students. It is imperative students log into their Google accounts and check their email often, as this is the primary way students and teachers will communicate. Classes will occur online in a live feed (synchronous) at assigned times based on your student’s homeroom teacher. Make sure your device is charged or plugged in and you are ready to learn at each scheduled time.

The week of September 14th, your child’s homeroom teacher will call you with details regarding logging into Google.

Please note that these calls may come from blocked numbers, so please make sure your voicemail is set up and ready. This information is so important that we will continue to reach out, until we have contacted every family, to ensure each student is ready for classes on Thursday, September 17th at 8:30AM.

This school year, the sixth grade team is using ClassDojo to communicate with families. If you already have the ClassDojo app on your phone, please make sure it is updated. If not, please consider adding it so we may easily communicate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Thank you!
Ms. Byers, Mr. Hall, Mrs. Pugmire, Ms. Scolari Email:
bbyers@coquille.k12.or.us ahall@coquille.k12.or.us kpugmire@coquille.k12.or.us jscolari@coquille.k12.or.us

[Student Handout]

Welcome to Sixth Grade Social Studies with Mr. Hall!

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach social studies with sixth grade students this year. As many of you may recall, I have taught third grade at CVE for the past four years. While I have taught four years at CVE, this year marks over two decades of teaching in public schools.

My teaching philosophy is quite simple. I believe that relationships are paramount to everything we do in education. Students don’t learn from people they don’t like. I work hard to ensure that students know I care about them, their families, and the issues important to them. Their successes are my successes. Education is a three-legged stool, with teachers, students, and families each holding up a side. If one of the three is lifting more than the others, the whole thing becomes wonky. I work tirelessly to ensure each student is moving forward, and I ask my students and their families to do the same.

In order to build trust between us, communication is so very important. You will find my contact information at the end of this letter, and I encourage you to contact me the moment an issue arises. It is easier to address things when they are handled in a timely manner. If you need to leave a message or email, I will usually get back to you by the end of next business day, at the latest. As you may imagine, juggling over 80 students and families can be a bit of a challenge, but please know that I am prepared for the task!

This year, we will explore ancient Western civilizations, financial literacy, and improve writing skills, while leaning heavily on technology. Please know that I will never ask students to do anything that we have explicitly taught in class. If a refresher is ever needed, I am more than happy to oblige,as I am here for all students.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you and your sixth-grader. Let’s make this year epic!

Arlee Hall
541-396-2914
ahall@coquille.k12.or.us

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

Hello Families!

My name is Bethany Watts, and I am so excited to be supporting your sweet students this year. I know we are going into the school year with many “unknowns” but I am sure that together we can make the most of it.

A little bit about myself: I have worked in Special Education since 2005. I spent many years as an educational assistant in several Oregon school districts before becoming a teacher in the Coquille School district in 2017. This is going to be my third year in Room 3 at Coquille Valley Elementary! At home, I have three kiddos of my own as well as 2 snakes, 6 lizards, and 3 dogs. I love reading, art, animals, and exercise!

As I am sure you know, our school year is going to start very different than previous years and will be highly dependent on technology. If you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to ask. I love technology and I love helping families succeed and learn new things. So I am here for you!

If you are not already connected to me on ClassDojo, here is the link. One you are connected, you will be able to message me for a quick response as well as seeing frequent updates from me about what is happening in class.
https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CQ55KCN

In my classroom, the majority of the learning is done in small groups. This will be the same through Comprehensive Distance Learning. There will be small group Google Meets for both reading and math core, as well as a whole group Google Meet in the afternoon. All of the work will be done online, with a few exceptions. This will be done using Google Classroom, as well as an extension called Kami. For the 2nd and 3rd grade students learning in my classroom, the routine will be very similar, as well.

This is a brand new experience for all of us, and there are sure to be some snags along the way. I know, though, that we are going to learn so much and come out of this better, in the end.

Now let’s get learning!

Bethany Watts 541-396-2914

Interventionists

Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 school year! My name is Mrs. Smith and I am the speech-language pathologist for the Coquille School District. I also have a speech therapy assistant, named Mrs. Cobb. Mrs. Cobb and I work together to provide communication services for the students at Coquille Valley Elementary. We help students learn to pronounce words more clearly, understand questions and directions better, tell great stories, and get along with their friends!

I have been a speech pathologist for 28 years and this is my fifth year working for the Coquille School District. This is Mrs. Cobb’s second year in our district, but she has also worked with students for about 25 years. We both love reading books, playing games, talking, and laughing!

We look forward to working with our students this year, whether that’s in person or on Google Meet! We want to help all of our students become the best communicators they can be.

Wendy Smith, MS, CCC-SLP Joanna Cobb, SLPA

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

I graduated from the University of Montana-Missoula and then 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 in her 2nd year of SWOCC’s nursing program; my middle daughter, Rhiannon, is transferring to U of O this fall as a junior and is beginning a pre-med program; and my son, Cort, is a Senior at CHS. I also have 3 fur-babies: our dog, Rogue; our cat, Tux; and our bunny, Thatcher! I enjoy baking, gardening, reading and spending time with family. I’m looking forward to a great 2020-2021 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.

Wifi Hotspots

Fairview Church 24/7
GP site M-F, 8a-4p, blue CSD van
Riverton 24/7 – white Toyota Camry, park across from State St.

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!

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