Corben Chaffee is a 4 year-old preschool student at Pine Grove who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. The family is in need of all of your help. We are asking that you participate in a District wide coin drive for the month of January. You can bring coins into the front office and help Corben with medical and transportation expenses.

Bess Maxwell School
1124 El Dorado Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0310
 Fax (707) 465-5024    
School Hours:
7:20 am - Breakfast
Breakfast served in the lunchroom 
Kindergarten - 5th Grades: 
CLASS HOURS 7:50 am - 2:07 pm
* Wednesday's are Early Out Days - 12:55 pm dismissal for students in K-5th Grade.
 * Wednesdays After School Program begins at 12:55 pm 

Attendance Matters!!
January 2014

Our School-Wide attendance rate was: 91%!!

Congratulations to:

Mrs. Mergup's class for achieving the highest attendance rate of 97% for grades (K-3) 
Mr. Vue's class for achieving the  highest attendance rate of  96% for grades (3-5) 

**If your child is tardy or absent, please send a note with your child or call the office to have it excused**


Important Dates:S

Feb 4th - Marine Mammal Presentation 

Feb 6th - Movie Night (MPR)

Feb 10 - PTSO Meeting

Feb 13 - No School

Feb 16 - No School

Feb 17 - Wonder Bus

Common  Core 

Parents and community members, to help raise awareness of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments we are listing resource sites for you below.

You can find this information and more also on the district website (click on Common Core Information under the Parent and Student tabs) as well as our Facebook.


3 Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards  

(Spanish version available) 

5 Facts: Making Common Sense of the 

Common Core

 Shifts for Parents and Students to Support the Common Core State Standards - simple things you can do to support students

 Parent Guide to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (Smarter Balanced Assessments)