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Pre-MSP Letter for Gause Parents (posted 3-27-2014)
Please take a minute to read this letter about the Measure of Student Progress (MSP) test. We are excited about the upcoming MSP, which is our annual state test. Our teachers and students have been working hard all year, and are ready to successfully demonstrate that learning on their MSP. This letter explains the move to online testing, the schedule for each grade and subject, and ways parents can help their student be successful on the test.

Gause Students Collect Food Items for Weekend Backpack Program (posted 3-25-2014)
Julie Bristol, School Social Workers, and students who contributed foodWhen Julie Bristol, Gause Elementary School Social Worker, told students that her only birthday wish was for enough food donations to last the Weekend Backpack Program for the rest of the school year, she got her wish and then some! “The goal was to bring in 2,400 food and personal items,” Bristol said. “The students and families exceeded that goal and brought in more than 4,200!”

The Weekend Backpack Program sends food home with students who may not have enough food to eat through the weekend. “The goal of the Weekend Backpack Program is to make sure students do not go hungry and to help them come prepared to learn on Monday morning,” said Bristol. The program helps families Gause Elementary, Hathaway Elementary, Washougal and Excelsior High Schools. The program is in coordination with Children's Home Society, and also receives items from Stuff the Bus donations.

To make the giving more fun with Bristol’s birthday challenge, contests were held to see what classrooms could bring in the most food. But the project hit a chord with students. “Kids made comments that demonstrated that they truly understood the need that this food was meeting,” Bristol explained. “They know that the food may be for a classmate or a friend, and they want to help. Food donations continue to come in, even though the contest is over and there is nothing to win. Our students' have learned valuable lessons about compassion, empathy, and supporting the whole community.”

April Parent Newsletter (posted 3-26-2014)
Please take a minute to read our April parent news letter.

March/April Booster Newsletter (posted 3-5-2014)
The Gause Boosters are hard at work and have their newsletter ready. Please read about Family Bingo Night coming up on 3/6/2014, family fitness night, and fundraising activities they have planned!

Parent/Student Handbook 2013-14 (posted 8-13-2013)
Please use this link to download the updated parent/student handbook for the 2013-2014 school year.



Discipline Philosophy & Procedures - a Handbook for Parents (posted 8-9-2013)
Help us teach all of our students how to become a positive and productive citizen by becoming familiar with our easy to use Discipline Philosophy and Procedures - A Handbook for Parents. Its contents will provide you with important student expectations, which will help your child be more successful at school and in class.


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