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ATTENTION!!!

We have CHANGED the SCHOOL HOURS for the 2017-2018 School Year:
Monday:  9:15am - 3:00pm; doors open @ 8:50am
 Tuesday - Friday:  8:15am - 3:00pm; doors open @ 7:50am






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Grant Watts Gray Wolves - GW2  I would like to celebrate the fact that our students and auction attendees have spoken.  They participated in an election to determine whether our school mascot would be the:

  • Grant Watts Gazelle

  • Grant Watts Gray Wolves, OR

  • Grant Watts Geckos.


We are now the Grant Watts Gray Wolves.  Mrs. Wood’s class keenly pointed out that, that makes us GW2.  How cool!  






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Principal's Blog

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are pleased to have you as partners and want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience academic, social, and emotional growth. With your help, this will be an excellent school year. This blog entry includes important back to school information that helps in achieving a good start to the year. As the year progresses, and as you become either more informed or more puzzled, we encourage you to call the school and talk with those who might be of help. If your questions deal with in-class events, please ask to speak with the teacher. If it deals with the overall program, curriculum, or activities, please feel free to contact me directly. One of our goals is to see that parents and guardians of students, like the students themselves, feel at home at Grant Watts. To accomplish this, we will communicate weekly through “The Howler” email and monthly through our newsletter called the Totem Times, which will provide information about school events and activities. We welcome and encourage your participation. It is my pleasure to be the principal of a school with terrific students, involved families, and a dedicated staff. The 2017-2018 year will prove to be an exciting one. Below are items of interest:


STAFF CHANGES AT GRANT WATTS: We will be welcoming new staff members this year that bring a diverse range of talent and skills. I look forward to having you meet:

New Staff to Grant Watts:

Natasya Holt, Kindergarten Teacher

Kim Wentz, Kindergarten Teacher

Megan Moga, Reading Specialist

Rhonda Cameron, ELL Specialist

Christina Hubbard, Music Teacher

Trista Zieres and Cassie Pousson, Educational Assistant, Title Program & Supervision

Joelle White and Keri Hall, Educational Assistant, Special Education Program


The staff has worked hard to prepare for the students’ and will continue their high standards for student learning, and behavior throughout the school year.


Grade level teams:

Kindergarten: Natasya Holt, Sherri Leeper, Keely Nudo,    Kim Wentz

First Grade: Sherril Cordell, Stacey Hristov, Rachael Rodrigue, Hattie Schrotzberger

Second Grade: Laura Drucks, Teresa Parsons, Pat Tomlin, Rick Weber

Third Grade: Stacie Backus, Megan Malone Jennifer Neilson, Marci Wood

Specialists:

Special Education: Maria Hafez and Valerie Scott

Speech: Celene Cross

Title 1: Megan Moga

Music: Christina Hubbard

PE: Amy Cole

English Language Development (ELL): Rhonda Cameron

Behavior Specialist:  Marie Johnson

Social Worker: Catrina Knoerzer


                                                     



If you look to the upper far left, you will find side menus that contain additional information about our school.






                   

   At Grant Watts Elementary ...

we are responsible for our students’ intellectual and social development. Our goal is to help our students grow into confident and principled people as we seek to provide a safe learning environment that encourages students of all background to be creative thinkers who are excited about learning and about becoming productive citizens.

Towards this goal, we have in place a school­wide system of behavior support that emphasizes teaching behavioral expectations. Students will be specifically taught what behavior is acceptable/unacceptable in order to be successful in the school setting.

Over the last several years we have given token awards to students whom staff members observe following our school­wide rules. These rules are Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Kind. We teach and expand on these rules for all areas of the school during our first week back and again after Winter and Spring break. Additionally, we have a monthly theme and students receive counseling lessons around the theme over the course of the month.  

Tokens are a form of “caught you being good” rewarding. Tokens have been well­ received by staff and students alike.  Students are able to submit their tokens and collectively work to earn a school­wide incentive such as popsicles, crazy hair day, etc. In addition to the school­wide incentive our PBIS team has partnered with our parent organization, GWPO, and we have a TOKEN STORE open every Thursday during lunch recess this school year. Students may purchase small items or experiences using their tokens. We also honor one student from each room each month at an assembly at which students receive a prize. 

In addition to recognition of appropriate behavior at school, we also have in place a discipline program. We feel it is important to explain to parents the entire program. The Behavior Expectation Matrix can be found in Resources for Parents.

If you have any questions regarding our TOKEN awards or our discipline program, please don’t hesitate to call or stop into the office.

 

         

A PBIS Message to Our Students and Parents

The "PRIDE poster" below reflects our Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS) expectations for students at Grant Watts.  We believe the correct way to inspire students to behave well is to focus on good behavior.  We expect our students to be safe, respectful, responsible, and kind across all of our school settings.  Encourage your children to discuss our school expectations with you.  It will have a great impact on their behavior, and behavior has a great impact on their academic achievement!  We strive for excellence! 



Late Start Monday for All Students

Opening Day for Kindergarten   

Monday, September 11

Monday Late Start 9:15 am-3:00 pm

Doors Open @ 8:50 am; 

Classrooms Open @ 9:10 am;

Tardy Bell @ 9:15 am


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Kinder Boohoo-Yahoo Parent Breakfast

Monday, September 11

Music Room, 9:00-9:45 am

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Meet the Teacher Night for gr. 1-3

Thursday, September 14

Multiple Rooms, 6:00-8:30 pm



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Contact Us

Grant Watts Elementary School 
52000 SE 3rd Place
Scappoose, OR 97056 
Phone: (971) 200-8002
Fax: (503) 543-6373
  
Jen Stearns, Principal 
 
School Hours:
Monday:  9:15am - 3:00pm; doors open @ 8:50am
 Tuesday - Friday:  8:50 - 3:00; doors open @ 7:50am

 
Office Hours:
7:15-4:00

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