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499 W Central Blvd, Coquille, OR 97423

About Lincoln School of Early Learning!

Lincoln School of Early Learning is a Reading First School. Reading First programs provide each child with 90 minutes of uninterrupted reading each morning (kindergarten 45 minutes). For students that need more help, we will be giving a “double dose” of reading during the day. Your child may have another teacher for reading.

The program is very specific and states there will be No interruptions during a 90-minute period, scheduled each morning. For this reason we ask you to work with us to keep this time interruption free. This means, having children here on time and scheduling appointments around our reading time.

We are excited about our program and all the great success children will experience in reading. Our goal is to have all children reading by the end of third grade. We know with your help, together we can achieve this goal. Working together will make the difference.

Our goal is to have all children reading by the end of third grade.

First Grade

Dear Friends and Family of Room 24:

I would like to welcome you all to the First grade. We are going to have a very fun and exciting year. I can’t wait to get to know you and your students and share this year with all of you.

Students will be bringing home a “Homework” folder every evening. Your student’s folders have two main purposes: to keep homework in a specific place where parents and students can find it, and for communication between myself and parents. I will send home important notes about class assignments, trips, and other events in the folders. Please check these nightly, and feel free to use these as a line of communication with me. In addition to sending notes with your child, you can also reach me by e-mail.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Coos Bay and graduated from Marshfield High School. After graduation I moved to Portland and worked at First Interstate Bank. After working for several years at the bank I decided to go back to school to fulfill my dream of becoming a teacher. I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Pacific University with a Masters in Education. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade. During my free time I enjoy knitting, reading and watching football. I also love the ocean and beachcombing.

I am excited to be teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary and have the opportunity to work with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. All of us working together will ensure a successful year for our class.

Sincerely,
Ms. Novak
(541) 396- 2914
MNovak@coquille.k12.or.us

Welcome to 1st grade! My name is Mandy Dark, and I am excited to work with you and your child this year! Here is a little bit of information about myself. This is my second year of teaching first grade. I was born and raised in Silver Lake, Oregon. I graduated from Western Oregon University with my degree in Early Childhood Education and my ESOL (English for Speakers of Second Language) Endorsement.

A little information about what you will be receiving from your child. Each night your child will bring home a Take Home folder, and each day it should return to school. On the left they will have their homework and communication from me. This homework will include nightly math homework, spelling words (starting next week), reading booklets (more on that later), and occasional other things. The family communication will include a weekly letter, field trip forms, notes from the office, etc. On the right side they will have their corrected work from that day. This work can stay home with them and doesn’t need to be returned.

I am looking forward to not only getting to know your child, but you as well. If you have a desire to help in the classroom all parents are greatly appreciated. I have attached a form to this letter for you to fill out. If you would like to volunteer you can either write me a note on the bottom of the form, or send me an e-mail.
I am very excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working with you and your child! It’s going to be a great year!!

Mandy Dark

Second Grade

Welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Maureen March, and I am very excited to work with you and your students this year! I want to tell you a little about me, and what you might expect in my classroom.

I was born and raised in Monmouth/Independence, and then moved to Massachusetts to earn my teaching degree. I graduated from Boston University in 1999, and moved to Coquille when I was hired by the district to teach first grade (It must be in the DNA, because my grandmother taught at Coquille High School for twenty years). I have taught first grade, second grade, and a blend of both. This is my seventeenth year teaching in Coquille. I have seen many changes, and worked in many buildings. It pleases me to say that teaching second grade at CVE is the best assignment I have had. I count myself lucky to live and work in this community. I am married to Shawn, an RN at Coquille Valley Hospital, and we have two boys in 6th and 4th grades.

Second grade is amazing. There is much to learn, and I am eager to get to it. The proficiency grading method adopted by the district clearly shows you how your child progresses to meet each Common Core standard. The Saxon (math) and Journeys (reading) curricula we use align closely with these standards. If you have questions about the work you see coming home, do not hesitate to ask. I know there is a great deal of information out there about Common Core, and I am happy to share with you how those standards apply to you, your student, and me!

I will be sending home plenty of information in the coming days about spelling, math homework, field trips, and all of the other “housekeeping” details that keep things running smoothly in Room 19. If you have any questions, or you would like to volunteer to help in class, please send a note, call the school, or send me an email. I know we are going to have a great school year!

My Welcome Letter | My Assignment Notes

Dear Friends and Family of Room 21:

My name is Alisha Wells and I will have the privilege of being child’s Second Grade Teacher this year. I am excited about beginning this school year and look forward to getting to know your child. My goal for this year is to prepare each student for the challenges they will face in third grade while keeping an atmosphere that will instill in them a love of learning.

I want to tell you a little about myself since I will be spending a good amount of time with your child. I grew up in Coquille and graduated from high school here in 1995. I received my bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and my master’s degree from Southern Oregon University. I have two children who are in the Coquille School System. My oldest is a kindergartener and my youngest is just starting out this year in Pre-K.

You will be receiving additional notes this week about math homework, spelling tests, and dictation sentences. Once homework has been completed and turned in, I will not be sending it home. My goal is to reduce the amount of papers your child brings home so that it is easier to find papers that will tell you how your child is doing in class. Since turning in homework responsibly is on the report card, I will send home a sheet that tells you how many pieces of homework your child has returned every two weeks. If you would like to ask me if your child is returning their homework throughout the week, please don’t hesitate to call or send me a note.
I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a successful second grade year! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The best time to reach me is after school from 3:05 until 3:50. I am available before school as well.
Coquille Valley Elementary School’s Open House is on September 15th from 5:00-7:00. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Alisha Wells

My Welcome Letter | My Spelling List

Dear Friends and Family of Room 23:

I would like to welcome you all to the Second Grade. We are going to have a very fun and exciting year. I can’t wait to get to know you and your students and share this year with all of you.

Students will be bringing home a “School to Home” folder every evening. Your student’s folders have two main purposes: to keep homework in a specific place where parents and students can find it, and for communication between myself and parents. I will send home important notes about class assignments, trips, and other events in the folders. Please check these nightly, and feel free to use these as a line of communication with me. The easiest way for me to stay in touch is through e-mail. I will also be sending home classroom newsletters once a month to let you know what is going on in the classroom and keep you up to date.

Let me tell you a little about me. I am a native of Coquille. I attended Lincoln School through 4th grade, when my parents moved to Myrtle Point. I graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 2002. I love to read, do things outdoors with my family, dance, and teach Insanity. Many of you may have seen me around town, volunteering for Special Olympics or dancing at the Sawdust Theatre. I have two beautiful children, my son Brody and daughter Kendra. I am a graduate of Western Oregon University where I got my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education. I completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education through Southern Oregon University. This is my ninth year teaching and I am glad to be back for another great year! I love to learn about things by experiencing them, so you will be hearing about lots of fun activities from your students.

I am excited to be teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary and have the opportunity to work with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. All of us working together will ensure a successful year for our class.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jones
(541) 396- 2914
rjones@coquille.k12.or.us

Third Grade

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My Welcome Letter | My Assignment Notes

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My Welcome Letter | My Spelling List

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Fourth Grade

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the 4th grade! We are thrilled to have you in our classes! We look forward to having an exciting and knowledge filled year. This will be our first year working together as a team and are anticipating tremendous success. We would like to encourage all our families to join us at the Open House on September 15th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Throughout the school year we will be sending out bi-monthly classroom newsletters to provide you with specific classroom activities and information. Within these newsletters we will inform you on ALPHA schedules, field trips, assessments, and any other detailed information that you may need.

Parent/Guardian and grandparent volunteers are always welcome to come and help out in the classroom. Core I is our reading core every day from 8:25 to 10:05 am. During Core III we will be working on our math segment, which will be from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. If you enjoy coming in and helping out please contact us to let us know when you are available.

We feel that open communication between teachers and parents is key. The best way to contact each of us would be through email. Feel free to also contact us by telephone or in person before or after school.

We thank you for your time and look forward to an amazing 2015-2016 school year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Pugmire

 

Proficiency Report Card

4 Exceeds Standards:
The student consistently demonstrates mastery of the grade level standards. With relative ease, the student grasps, applies and extends processes and skills from the grade level; above grade level standards/expectations.

3 Meets Standards:
The student demonstrates understanding of the grade level standards and can apply concepts in a variety of contexts; meeting grade level standards/expectations.

2 Progressing:
The student is beginning to, and occasionally does, meet grade level standards. The student is beginning to grasp and apply key processes and skills at their grade level, but produces work that contains errors; is approaching achievement of grade level standards/expectations.

1 Needs Support:
The student is not meeting grade level standards and is working one or more years below grade level; limited achievement of the grade level standards/expectations.

*Not Applicable:
The standard has not been addressed at this time.

If you have any questions about Proficiency grading or the progress report, please contact Mr. Wetherell. If you have any questions about your specific student’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here to download this information about proficiency grading.

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Lesson 1 & 2

Lesson 3 & 4

Lesson 5 & 6

Lesson 7 & 8

Lesson 9 & 10

Fifth Grade

Greetings Families and Friends,

I am excited and privileged to spend the year getting to know you and your families. What an exciting opportunity this is for me! As the summer season comes to a close, know that I am eager to meet each of you.

Although I am not a new teacher, this is my first year working for the Coquille School District. I am pleased and honored to be teaching in the same district where I graduated from high school.

You will be receiving specific information relating to my classroom procedures and expectations during the first week of school. Please keep your eye out for that. If at any point you have questions, concerns, suggestions about anything, please PLEASE contact me so we can talk. I am here for you and your child.

I am looking forward to working with you to ensure a positive, successful year filled with academic and social growth.

Smiles,
Mrs. May

 

Proficiency Report Card

4 Exceeds Standards:
The student consistently demonstrates mastery of the grade level standards. With relative ease, the student grasps, applies and extends processes and skills from the grade level; above grade level standards/expectations.

3 Meets Standards:
The student demonstrates understanding of the grade level standards and can apply concepts in a variety of contexts; meeting grade level standards/expectations.

2 Progressing:
The student is beginning to, and occasionally does, meet grade level standards. The student is beginning to grasp and apply key processes and skills at their grade level, but produces work that contains errors; is approaching achievement of grade level standards/expectations.

1 Needs Support:
The student is not meeting grade level standards and is working one or more years below grade level; limited achievement of the grade level standards/expectations.

*Not Applicable:
The standard has not been addressed at this time.

If you have any questions about Proficiency grading or the progress report, please contact Mr. Wetherell. If you have any questions about your specific student’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here to download this information about proficiency grading.

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Lesson 1 & 2

Lesson 3 & 4

Lesson 5 & 6

Lesson 7 & 8

Lesson 9 & 10

Sixth Grade

Dear Families,

I am so excited to begin another wonderful year at Coquille Valley Elementary! This is my third year at CVE; my second year teaching sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies, with Mr. Martin teaching math and science in our block schedule.

We have some great opportunities for our students this year! I look forward to meeting you and getting to work with your child! Together we will make the year a success!

Sincerely,
Ms. Breanna Byers

Syllabus
Welcome Letter
Class Dojo
Science Proficencey Report Card
Math Proficiency Report Card

Access you Math book online here!

Proficiency Report Card

4 Exceeds Standards:
The student consistently demonstrates mastery of the grade level standards. With relative ease, the student grasps, applies and extends processes and skills from the grade level; above grade level standards/expectations.

3 Meets Standards:
The student demonstrates understanding of the grade level standards and can apply concepts in a variety of contexts; meeting grade level standards/expectations.

2 Progressing:
The student is beginning to, and occasionally does, meet grade level standards. The student is beginning to grasp and apply key processes and skills at their grade level, but produces work that contains errors; is approaching achievement of grade level standards/expectations.

1 Needs Support:
The student is not meeting grade level standards and is working one or more years below grade level; limited achievement of the grade level standards/expectations.

*Not Applicable:
The standard has not been addressed at this time.

If you have any questions about Proficiency grading or the progress report, please contact Mr. Wetherell. If you have any questions about your specific student’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher.

Click here to download this information about proficiency grading.

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Lesson 1 & 2

Lesson 3 & 4

Lesson 5 & 6

Lesson 7 & 8

Lesson 9 & 10

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Daily Schedule

7:50 am – Doors Open
7:50 am to 8:05 am– Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:05 am to 8:20 am– Breakfast Cont./Recess
8:20 am– Teachers take students to class
8:25 am– Announcements
8:25 am to 9:50 am– Core I
9:50 am to 10:00 am– Morning Recess
10:00 am to 10:30 am– ALPHA
10:35 am to 12:00 pm– Core II
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm– Lunch/Recess
12:35 pm to 2:05 pm– Core III
2:05 pm to 2:20 pm– Afternoon Recess
2:20 pm to 2:50 pm– Writing
2:45 pm – End of School Day
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Optional After-School Snack

7:50 am – Doors Open
8:00 am – Students Walk to Classrooms
8:00 am to 8:25 am – Breakfast in Classroom
8:25 am – Announcements
8:25 am to 10:05 am – Core I
10:05 am to 10:20 am – Morning Recess
10:20 am to 11:50 am – Core II
11:50 am to 12:20 pm – Core III
12:20 pm to 12:55 pm – Lunch/Recess
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Core III (cont.)
2:05 pm to 2:35 pm – Alpha
2:35 pm to 2:45 pm – Return to Class/Lockers
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm – 5th/6th Band MWF Only
2:45 pm – End of School Day
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Optional After-School Snack in the Cafeteria.

Class disruptions
No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of anyone else in the school. Winter Lakes High School has a very casual atmosphere where student cooperation is a paramount key to success.

Being Prepared for Class
Students are expected to have a positive attitude about learning.

Passes
Winter Lakes School is a closed campus. Passes are required if you are off campus during your class time. Students who attain their weekly academic goals are awarded an off campus pass for lunch which also extends the lunch time by 15 minutes.

Food and Drink
Food and drink in class is at the discretion of the teacher. It is a privilege, not a right.

Dress Code
Attire should not be a distraction to learning. Please be respectful of our learning environment. Students will be asked to turn shirts inside out or to change clothing if it is inappropriate. If anyone is offended by a student’s attire, it is deemed as not appropriate.

Skateboards
Please park your skateboards in the office for safekeeping. Do not ride your skateboard anywhere on the school campus.

Attendance
Daily attendance is an essential building block for success in school and in the work force, even in a virtual school setting. Students need to check in with their Learning Specialist by their designated arrival time or by the end of the school day if they are working from home. If a student is going to be late or absent, it is their responsibility to call or message the school office. Parents are expected to prearrange or excuse all absences that may occur. Students and families share the responsibility for attendance and punctuality.

Cell Phones
Cell Phones are allowed during class time at Winter Lakes School. Responsible use of a cell phone is a 21st Century skill. Appropriate use includes: Silenced ring tone, no excessive use, having conversations in a hallway or obtaining a pass from a learning specialist to go outside to have a conversation.

Special Education/Resource

Hi Everyone,

My name is Miss Trowbridge, and I am going to be your special education resource teacher this year! This will be my first year teaching at Coquille Valley Elementary School. I will also be teaching at Winter Lakes and Lincoln during the year. I look forward to exploring, learning, and having fun this year with all of you! I have a master’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. I also have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education along with an associate’s degree in early childhood development.

I love teaching students of all ages. I love to read and feel that reading is one of the most, if not the most, important subjects a student could learn in school. As a resource teacher, I plan on supporting my students in my classroom as much as I can, but also be a support for parents and other teachers as well. During the year if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at mtrowbridge@coquille.k12.or.us

I am excited to meet everyone and have a great year!

Sincerely,
Miss Michelle Trowbridge

Tips for Success

Enjoy your time as an EAGLE!

Keep a positive attitude!

Good manners are welcome and appreciated everywhere!

Stay to the right-hand side of the hallways whenever possible to avoid traffic problems!

Ask your teacher when you need help with class work!

Talk to your parent, teacher, or principal if you  have a personal or school related problem. Try to resolve it early!

Create a reputation of being an honest, hard worker!

Get to school on time and your mind in a mode for learning!

Do your homework promptly and use your class time well!

Continue to build a good reputation for yourself. Be sure to include the character traits of trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsibility, caring, fairness, and good citizenship!