Welcome to Grant Watts Elementary School

Resources for Parents    

Curriculum Resources


Announcements


Parenting Boys Workshop


Go to the following link to register for this 
free set of workshops:

https://goo.gl/forms/IIZ140zkxsXljyJh2


 Volunteer Appreciation Tea


Earth Day & Grant Watts Campus Clean-Up

Greater Community Events

Health & Education Fair

Early Learning Fair



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 APRIL is: 
TRUSTWORTHINESS 

HOW TO BE
TRUSTWORTHY
 

 BE HONEST. . .
Don't lie, cheat, or steal.

 BE RELIABLE. . . 
Keep your promises and follow through on your commitments.

 HAVE THE COURAGE. . .
to do what is right, even when it seems difficult.

 BE A GOOD FRIEND. . .
and don't betray a trust.










Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Thursday, 4/20/17, 3:15-4pm, Library


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Earth Day & Grant Watts Campus Clean up

Saturday, 4/22/17, GWE


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Parenting Boys & Young Men Workshop Tuesday, 4/25/2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m., SHS Auditorium


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Pure Imagination Auction

Saturday, 4/29/17,4 pm, GWE





Kindergarten Round-Up, May 9th



You will want to attend this exciting event from beginning to end.  This is not a drop-in event.
 
 

Parents

Kindergarten Students

5:30-5:45

Icebreaker and Mingle

Icebreaker and Mingle

5:45-6:15

Presentation

P.E.

6:15-6:45

Small Group Tours

Small Group Tours

6:45-7:20

Presentation - GWPO, Kindercamp + 5 follow-up sessions, summer readiness activities, Popsicle Playdates, enrolling and time to fill out paperwork


  • Adult snacks

The Kindergarten Experience - mini kindergarten class


  • Goldfish and juice

7:20-7:30

Backpacks

Backpacks


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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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