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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


Kindergarten Enrollment packets are still available at the District Office. The District Office is open throughout July and August. Please be sure to pick-up your packet, complete it, gather necessary documents, and return it to the District Office as soon as possible. Our class lists are growing, and we are excited to welcome kindergarten families to our school community!


2017-18 School-year Student Registration            

We invite all families to participate in registration this August for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Registration is required, and it allows our staff to have accurate information in Synergy for parent communication. This is a drop-in event and will take 5-10 minutes. Classrooms are closed. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:


Aug 16,  8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Aug 17,  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.





Welcome to Grant Watts Elementary School

Resources for Parents    

Curriculum Resources



Announcements


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!  






Greater Community Events




Principal's Blog

Just like we notice things about ourselves by looking in a mirror, we can learn things about ourselves by looking inside.  We just need to stop, be still, and think about our feelings and our dreams ... what we wish we hadn't done and what we wish we could do better.

This summer vacation, take some special time to ...

lie on the grass under the trees,

listen to the murmur of water,

or watch the clouds float across the sky.

Just make some special time in a park or in your backyard.  Be still and imagine.  Pay attention to what's on the inside, and then think about the kind of person you are and the kind of person you want to become.

                                                          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.






                   

   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! 










Registration REQUIRED K-3

August 16,  8:00 am-8:00 pm

August 17,  8:00 am-4:00 pm


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Class Lists Posted

Friday, August 25th, 5:00 pm


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New Student Orientation gr. 1-3

Wednesday, August 30

Library, 2:45-3:30 pm


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School Supply Drop-Off & Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 30

Classrooms, 3:30-5:30 pm

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Opening Day for Grades 1-3

Tuesday, September 5

School Day 8:15 am - 3:00 pm 

Doors open @ 7:50 am; 

Classrooms Open @ 8:10 am;

Tardy bell @ 8:15 am


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Kindergarten Orientation

Tues.-Fri., September 5-8

1 hr. appointments, 8:00-4:00 pm


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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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