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Design Symposium for New Schools
The Washougal School District is inviting parents to a Community Design Symposium to solicit input into the early design phase of the new elementary school, new Jemtegaard Middle School and new Excelsior High School buildings.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at JMS, 35300 SE Evergreen Hwy., Washougal.  LSW Architects was been selected to design the new schools and will lead the meeting. 

A light dinner will be provided by the District to facilitate an early start to the activities that are planned.  Childcare will be available and provided by a licensed adult.  If you are planning to attend, please RSVP with Cassi Marshall or Kori Kelly at 360-954-3005 or at cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org

Lost and Found Overflowing (posted 3-24-2015)
Parents, please take note that items left in the Gause Lost and Found will be collected and donated to charity once a month beginning April 6. At the end of each month, we will bag and store for two weeks our students’ lost and found items and after two weeks, donate all lost and found items to a local charity. Please label your child’s clothing and ask your child to be sure not to leave any of their personal belongings on the playground. We also ask that you check the lost and found on a regular basis. Thank you for your cooperation.

May Newsletter for Parents (posted 4-30-2015)
The Gause Newsletter for May is now ready. Please read this newsletter to find information about things going on in our great school. This month's newsletter talks about class placement for the fall, Kindergarten Registration, Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad events. You'll also find information about many important end of year events, and some information about the WSF Student STRIDE for Education fun run.

Gause Boosters News for May and June 2015 (posted 5-1-2015)
Find out about the Race for the Box Top competition, Weekend Backpack Program, staff appreciation week, and a new way you can support the Gause Boosters while shopping on Amazon.com. Read our newsletter to find out more about upcoming Booster events.

Muffins and Moms Event Great Success (posted 5-4-2015)
Each spring Gause Elementary students enjoy some extra special reading time with their mothers or other special adults at the “Muffins and Moms” event that was held on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Muffins with Mom event

“This is our fourth annual event and it just keeps getting more popular,” said Gause first grade teacher and event organizer, Marvina Bugajski. “Students and their moms or special relative have a muffin, juice and read a good book together. At the end of the event there is a raffle for students to win books of their very own.”
Muffins with Mom

According to Bugajski, the event began small in the school library but is now so large it reaches standing room only in the school cafeteria. “We had about 100 adults with their children for a total of around 325 attendees,” she reported. Third grade teacher, Rebecca Woodings, was also instrumental in organizing the popular family event.

“Donuts with Dads” plays host to fathers and will be held the morning of June 12.

2014-2015 School Improvement Plan (posted 11-19-2014)
Each year the Gause School staff gathers data about student achievement, analyzes it for areas of concerns, and builds a set of goals and strategies to help increase student learning. This year's School Improvement Plan, presented to and approved by the Washougal School Board on Nov 18, 2014, is available here.

Important - Changes to After School Pickup for Students (posted 9-15-2014)
In order to ensure a safe way for parents to pick up students after school that maintains student safety, we are changing the way that Kindergarten students are picked up in the afternoons. We are also asking parents of grades 1 - 5 students to review and follow the rules for picking up older students. Please read these letters: Kindergarten pick up letter | Grade 1-5 pick up letter

Gause Boosters needs Volunteers!
The Gause Boosters have many great activities for our students planned for the 2014-2015, and we look forward to these enrichment activities, which make our school a fun and exciting place for students! But to put all of these activities on, the Boosters need help! Parents, grandparents, or other guardians are asked to download this form, and let the Boosters know what activities you might be interested in helping with. Forms need to be turned in at least 2 weeks before you can volunteer, as all volunteers are run through the District background check process. Thanks for helping us provide these great activities for our students!

Parent/Student Handbook 2014-15 (posted 8-14-2014)
Please use this link to download the updated parent/student handbook for the 2014-2015 school year.


Discipline Philosophy & Procedures - a Handbook for Parents (posted 8-9-2014)
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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