HEADLINES:


URGENT NEED VOR VOLUNTEERS! We do not have any volunteers for the TOKEN STORE this month. The TOKEN STORE is open on Thursdays. We need two volunteers for each timeframe. Timeframes are:

A.M. opportunities are from 9:15-10:35.  
P.M. opportunities are from 12:45-2



Please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather.  Send them in warm coats, hats, mittens, and scarves.  In extreme temperatures or windchill, we make every effort to provide an indoor recess option.  Thank you for your partnership!



BUS TRACKER APP


Bus Tracker for Durham Bus Service allows parents to login and get a snapshot of where their child's bus it.  Data is updated each time the bus gets to a student stop.  

You can get more information, sign-up and create your secure login, to use the application on your smart phone or web browser, in several ways. Specifically you can go to:

 www.durhamschoolservices.com/durhambustracker

 https://m.durhambustracker.com/secure/login

 For technical support, please contact support@durhambustracker.com


Welcome to Grant Watts Elementary School

Resources for Parents    


Curriculum Resources



Announcements

Advisory Related to Inclement Weather

Just a reminder that as the snow starts to fall in Scappoose, the children need to be dressed appropriately to come to school. Coats, hats, mittens/gloves and boots are encouraged, especially on those cold and blustery days. Physical education classes do have many outdoor winter activities that would require weather appropriate apparel. Some classrooms will still be utilizing outside for recess, activities and projects.  

Also remember to tune into your local television and radio stations, subscribe to FlashAlert, and/or watch for postings on the Scappoose School District website (http://www.scappoose.k12.or.us) for up-to-the minute school closings and delays. When school is delayed, parents should not drop their children off prior to the delayed time for arrival which is:

  • 1-hour delay 8:55 a.m. doors open; 9:10 a.m. classrooms open; 9:20 a.m. TARDY Bell
  • 2-hour delay 9:55 a.m. doors open; 10:10 a.m. classrooms open; 10:20 a.m.TARDY Bell
Please keep in mind that when the schools are closed due to inclement weather, all facilities are closed.  This includes school functions and community group sponsored  events.  Please contact the district office if you have questions or concerns.




Principal's Blog

At Grant Watts Elementary School, 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. In fact staff gave out a record number of token awards during September and October. 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 has partnered with our parent organization, GWPO, and we will have a TOKEN STORE open every Thursday during a.m. and p.m. 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.

 

Warmly,

Jen Stearns

Grant Watts Principal




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






                    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.  If you click on the PBIS link you can read our Grant Watts Behavior Matrix.  This illustrates the expectations for safe, respectful, responsible, and kind behavior across all of our school settings.  Encourage your children to discuss these pages 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! 

Students at Grant Watts are learning to be successful by building good character traits. 
Our focus for the month of FEBRUARY is: INTEGRITY 







President’s Day - No School 

Monday, 2/20/17


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Site Council  Tuesday, 2/21/17, 3:15-4 p.m., 

Computer Room

 

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Pajama Day Friday, 2/24/17


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“Fabo Friday” Assembly, Integrity Theme Friday, 2/24/17, 2:15-2:50 p.m., Gym


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School Board Work Session  Monday, 2/27/17, 6:30-9:00 p.m., SHS Library


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Jump Rope 4 Heart Celebration

Tuesday, 2/28/17, 6-7:45 p.m., Gym



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G.W.P.O. Meeting  Wednesday, 3/1/17, 7-9:30 p.m., Library



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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:  9:20am - 3:00pm; doors open @ 8:55am
 Tuesday - Friday:  8:20 - 3:00; doors open @ 7:55am

 
Office Hours:
7:15-4:00

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