Coquille Valley Elementary

Principal Geoff Wetherell:

Marsha R Frost 2nd Grade Teacher
Angela L Dixon 2nd Grade Teacher
Catherine Rose 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lagore 2nd Grade Teacher
Amanda Nichols 3rd Grade Teacher
Amber Cannon 3rd Grade Teacher
Elizabeth E Wantland 3rd Grade Teacher
Casey D Peterson 4th Grade Teacher
Albert D Dixon 4th Grade Teacher
Alisha R Wells 4th Grade Teacher
Jennifer S Johnson 5th Grade Teacher
Joseph JD Nichols 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
Greer Lally Special Education Teacher
Michelle D Trowbridge Special Education Teacher
Michele L Crook Title 1 Teacher

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

Brian Bergstedt Head Custodian
Miguel Cabrera Custodian

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

Second Grade

Hello.. Please allow me to tell you a little about myself and share with you how excited I am to have your child in my class. My name is Marsha Frost. I was born in Coquille. I lived most of my amazing childhood bouncing between Oregon and Alaska. Four years ago my husband, two children and myself moved back home. I have a son in the 7th grade and a daughter in the 4rd grade. My family enjoys trips to the beach, playing cards, cooking and anything where we are together. I love the color pink, horses, healthy treats, cleaning, organizing and spending time with the ones I love. Four years ago, I got my feet wet… as a substitute teacher. I taught 5th grade my first year as a teacher at CVE. This is my third 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

Miss Rose, 2nd Grade, CVE
Phone: 541-396-2914
Email: crose@coquille.k12.or.us

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to 2nd Grade! I am excited to be teaching your child this year, and am looking forward to a wonderful year of fun learning experiences.

We will start off the year reviewing classroom expectations for 2nd grade: being a good listener, taking turns, following directions, and working quietly during seatwork, as well as learning our academics including Reading and Math. We will practice our covid-related safety routines, including 3 feet apart, masks, and handwashing/sanitizing. If you have any concerns, please let me know, and I’ll see what I can do to address them.

Teaching Style/Learning Environment
I have a very engaging teaching style, and balance students having fun as they are learning, with students following directions and engaged in their learning tasks. I create a safe and welcoming class environment where students share their ideas with each other and grow as a class together. I enjoy teaching and support students at all reading levels in growing in their reading skills. I use a variety of strategies to support students who have different learning styles.

Behavior
In our class, we use a pin chart to keep track of students’ behavior. Students making good choices move their pin up. Students who make poor choices will move their pins down. Students with their pins on green or higher (ready to learn or higher) will have a class reward the following week. Other rewards include Eagle Wings, which are earned by being safe, respectful, and responsible. Eagle Wings are entered into a school-wide drawing for prizes at our Eagle Assemblies. I also use a lot of positive reinforcement, praise, and encouragement.

Communication
I mostly communicate with parents through newsletters, phone calls/emails, and occasionally notes home. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you, Miss Rose

Hello and Welcome to 2nd grade!

This is my fourth year teaching 2nd grade! I am so excited to work with you and your child.

I have worked for the district for 19 years. Mr. Dixon and I have raised three children in our amazing school district. Some of my favorite things to do are: spending time with my family, camping, paddle boarding, and hiking!

CVE is an exciting place to be. I can’t wait to have a wonderful year working hard together to learn, create, and have fun. Your child’s success is very important to me.

Classroom Management
We use stamp cards in our room, to help stay on task while following the classroom and school rules, at the end of the week students can redeem the stamps for prizes.

We also use eagle wings as a reward. Students build up their wings they’ve earned and put them into a drawing for our “Eagle Assemblies” to win prizes. Using these tools helps us to remember to be safe, respectful, and responsible.

Communication
It is key to communicate and I look forward to chatting with you regularly, this helps us become a team in making your child’s year be successful.

Email address: adixon@coquille.k12.or.us
Phone number: 541-396-2914
Class Dojo – messaging system (if you are not connected and would like to be, please let me know) This is a great way to communicate with me.

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

Sincerely, Mrs. Dixon

Hello, and welcome to second grade!  My  name is Mrs. laGore and I am so excited that we are going to be learning together this school year!  I am from California (about 2 hours away from Disneyland!) and recently moved here to Oregon with my family.  We love going to the beach, exploring our new state, and visiting Disneyland as often as we can.  When I am at home my favorite things to do are to watch old movies, draw, and read.  In our classroom we believe that everyone is welcome, and everyone deserves a safe space to learn.  We will create art, learn about cultures from around the world, write stories, read stories, play a lot, perform science experiments, laugh, dance, and even have fun doing math.  (It’s true!)  There are also  lots of interesting things in our class to help you learn, and hundreds of books on everything from pirates to princesses, dragons to dogs, and lots of books about really cool people from around the world who did amazing things!  I can’t wait to share their adventures with you, and learn all about you.  It is going to be a great year!

Third Grade

Welcometo3rd 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.

Routines:
Each day your student will bring home a Take Home Folder. This folder will have any important papers. Please make sure that this folder stays in their backpacks and doesn’t get misplaced at home.

I highly recommend students bringing their own water bottles to school this year. The drinking fountain is open for students to use for those that do not bring a water bottle.

Distance Learners:
If needed, distance learning will be conducted through Google Meet. There will be more information on this if this becomes necessary. As for now, all instruction will be in person in the classroom.

This year is sure to bring its own obstacles as we progress through the year, and I will be sure to communicate with all of you as we meet them.

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 have been with the school district now starting my second year and will be my fourth 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 to our Google Meet ( if required), links to the educational websites, 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 will have a seat sack where they will store their school supplies.

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 homework introduced after the second week of school but highly recommend at least 20 minutes nightly reading.

Another area that this year is different is that the students will be eating each meal in the cafeteria. 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. If you cannot send one, a bottle will be provided.

Just a reminder, face coverings are required. If your child has a medical issure than a l a face shield is an option l but there has to be a doctor’s note provided!

Chrome books: Chrome books will be sent home everyday with students along with a charger and are expected to be brought back everyday. Please make sure that your child’s chrome book is charged as we will need to use them in the classroom. This will allow us to continue to deliver uninterrupted instructional time if our circumstances change.

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!

My name is Mrs. Wantland. This will be my fourth year at CVE teaching Third Grade! 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 email or text message with directions on how to connect to our class. 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.

Additional ways to connect to our class this year are our class website and Google classroom. The class website and Google classroom will have links to our daily work, resources, and grades.

Routines:
Your child will be learning from our classroom, with access to P.E. and Library this year. Students will be in grade-level cohorts for recess and cafeteria times. I highly encourage you to send a water bottle with your student. If you cannot send one, a bottle can be provided upon request. Face coverings are required this year. Any changes to local and statewide requirements will be posted on the district website and announced by Principal Wetherell.

Distance Learners:
If needed, distance learning will be conducted through Google Meet. There will be more information on this if this becomes necessary. As for now, all instruction will be in person in the classroom.

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.

Mrs. Wantland
Class Website: https://sites.google.com/csd8.info/wantland/home
Email: ewantland@csd8.info

Fourth Grade

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

I want to say what a thrill it is to have the opportunity to teach your child this year! This is my fourth year teaching 4th grade at CVE. My wife and I have lived in Coquille for the last 21 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

Hello! My name is Alisha Wells. This is my seventh year teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary School. I taught second grade for twelve years and this will be my third year teaching fourth grade.

I’m looking forward to getting to know your child and getting this year started! It is important that we all work together as a team in order to help your child succeed. I would like to have every guardian connected to Class Dojo if possible. Class Dojo is the fastest way for me to get information out to all families. There is also an option to send the teacher a message on Class Dojo. I will check Class Dojo for messages before and after school. If you need to get ahold of me by phone, or during the day please call Coquille Valley Elementary at 541-396-2914.

Math Homework
Starting on Wednesday September 8th each student will start bringing home a math homework page that focuses on the math concept we worked on in class that day. There will be a homework side and a remembering side. The remembering side should have been completed in class the day that the page is brought home. I would like students to bring the paper back the following day completed. One of the scores on our report card is for returning homework responsibly. I will be keeping track of the pages your child returns for this score. I understand that life happens and your child may not be able to get their homework completed some nights to be turned in the next day. Homework that is occasionally turned in late will be given full credit when it is completed.

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Welcome to fourth grade! I’m Mr. Peterson, your fourth graders teacher this year. This is my four teaching with CVE and I am excited to share this exciting year with you. I grew up in the Salt Lake City area and received my teaching degree from the University of Alaska. My wife and I have two little boys, and a third one coming early 2022.

We are focused on developing a learning community in the classroom. One where everyone feels like they belong. My goal is to have a space where all students are comfortable and able to learn. I also want to make learning as accessible as possible. Students will all have access to a google classroom site as well as a classroom website where 90% of the class materials can be accessed both during school and outside of school hours.

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

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

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

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

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

Our Schedule
7:45-8:15 – Students arrive, go straight to classroom 8:00-8:20 – Breakfast in classroom
8:25-10:00 – Math
10:00-10:15 – Recess/Break
10:15-11:50 – Writing/Science/Social Studies 11:50-12:25 – Reading Part 1
12:25-1:00 – Lunch/ Recess
1:00-2:00 – Reading Part 2
2:00-2:40 – Enrichment
2:40-3:00 – Snack/Recess/Dismissal

Homework
Each week (besides this first week) a Homework and Reading log will come home. It will include information about the math we are covering during the week, as well as the week’s vocabulary words.

Reading: Students are asked to read 20 minutes
Math: Students will be completing homework and remembering math sheets each day. Students have a lot of time in class to complete this, but anything unfinished in class is homework that is due the following day.
Writing: Students should not have any writing homework, if there are special circumstances, I will reach out to you at home to let you know.

Book Club / Book Report
This year students are expected to read one 4th grade level book per month. These will be tracked on our class website as well as in our class room. Students may borrow books from the school library for our book club. All students are expected to read one book per month, however students are allowed and encouraged to read as many books as they wish.

Book club books will then be used for the three book reports through the year. Most of the work for book reports will be done in class.

Fifth Grade

Welcome to 5th grade at CVE! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Palmer and I have been a classroom teacher since 1986. Over the years, I have taught in many different schools, grade levels, and settings—but fifth grade is my favorite! Outside of teaching, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and gardening. Please use the following link to our classroom website to find out more about our class: https://sites.google.com/csd8.info/mrs-palmer/home

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 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.

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

Welcome to 5th grade at CVE! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Palmer and I have been a classroom teacher since 1986. Over the years, I have taught in many different schools, grade levels, and settings—but fifth grade is my favorite! Outside of teaching, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and gardening. Please use the following link to our classroom website to find out more about our class: https://sites.google.com/csd8.info/mrs-palmer/home

Sixth Grade

Hello!

My name is Mr. Hall and I have the privilege of teaching social studies to sixth-graders at Coquille Valley Elementary School. I absolutely love teaching and I feel lucky to have your child in our class!

There are three main areas of study outlined in the Oregon State Standards for sixth-grade social studies: 1. Ancient Western Civilizations, 2. Financial Literacy, and 3. Civics/ Government. Since there are three trimesters to our school year, I plan to teach one of these strands each trimester. This trimester, we will explore the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica, including the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Next trimester, the students will learn life skills like balancing a checkbook, how credit cards work, and explore the stock market. Finally, in our last trimester, the students will learn about different types of governments, while focusing most of our time on our own democracy.

I pride myself on strong communication with families. If anything comes up, or you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me. My phone number is (541)396-2914 ext. 002, and my email is: ahall@coquille.k12.or.us. I encourage everyone to sign up for ClassDojo, if you have not already done so. This is the primary way in which information is shared throughout the sixth grade at CVE. Most importantly, I encourage everyone to reach out to me first should you have any questions or concerns. The vast majority of the time, we can resolve things quickly.

If you would like to meet with me, tour our classroom, or look at any of the curriculum I will present to the children, please feel free to reach out to me and we can set up a time to meet. I am proud of our learning environment, and love showing it off!
Looking forward to an epic year!

Mr. Hall

Welcome to 6th Grade Math!

I am very pleased to be teaching 6th Grade Math this year! This will be my seventh year teaching at Coquille School District. I am really excited that I get to work with this group of sixth graders and looking forward to a great year!
Sixth grade math is a stimulating course that builds the foundations for the further study of algebra. This foundations course will cover the following topics: decimals, fractions, area, rational numbers, algebraic expressions, variables, ratios, rates, and statistics.

Attendance is an essential aspect of this course because each day builds on the previous days. Daily participation in group and individual work during class will be crucial for success. It will be easy to fall behind if the students don’t keep up with the material. If a student misses class, it will be their responsibility to catch up. If a student is absent, they should get the notes from a trusted classmate, check the board for missing assignments, and take any missed tests. 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

Welcome to sixth grade science!

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 in Coquille, 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.

This is my sixth year here at CVE and my fifth year teaching 6th grade science. In class we use the Next Generation Science Standards system of learning and evaluation. NGSS allows for students to build a cohesive understanding of science as time progresses. It focuses on three interacting dimensions that frame each standard. These dimensions include disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices.

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

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 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’m looking forward to a great 2021-2022 school year!

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 an RN at Bay Area Hospital; my middle daughter, Rhiannon, is a junior at the U of O this fall majoring in pre-med; and my son, Cort, is a freshman at Lane Community College. I recently moved in with my fiancé and we are getting married in Dec 2021. I enjoy baking, gardening, playing with my dog, Rogue, reading and spending time with family.

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.