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December/January Newsletter for Parents (posted 11-25-2014)
The Gause Newsletter for December and January is now ready. Please read this newsletter to find information about things going on in our great school.

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.

Snow Makeup Days for November 13 and 14 (posted 11-14-2014)
Parents, guardians, and staff should note that Friday March 13, 2015, and Friday May 1, 2015, will now be regular attendance days per the school board adopted calendar. The next available makeup day is now after the end of the school year, June 16, with additional days added as we need them.

Building in snow makeup days helps our school comply with Washington State law, which requires that schools provide 180 calendar days of education for students.

Conference week is Oct 27-31, Early Release at 12:30 PM Each Day (posted 10-27-2014)
Gause Elementary will be released 3 hours early the week of October 27 through 31 for Parent Teacher Conferences. Parents and guardians, if you have not already done so, please call or e-mail the teacher to schedule a time to meet to discuss your child's learning and progress. Conferences provide a great opportunity to discover ways that parents, students and teachers can collaborate to help your child be as successful as possible.

Gause Boosters News for October 2014 (posted 10-15-2014)
Thank you to our Gause Sport-A-Thon business supporters! Courtney Wilkinson, Country Financial - Washougal; Lakeside Chalet Restaurant - Camas; and Earth2O for providing water for our students and volunteers. Read our newsletter to find out more about upcoming Booster events.

Free Dental Care for Students (posted 9-19-2014)
Medical Teams International will provide a couple days of free on-site dental care to Washougal students this fall. Through this mobile service, a dentist and dental assistants will provide needed dental care for students who otherwise can't afford it. Parent do not need to be present during the treatment, however medical and permission forms must be completed in advance.

If your child has unmet dental needs, please contact your school's secretary to find out more, and to sign up for treatment. You may also download additional information about this free dental care in English or Spanish. This link includes the required medical forms.

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

August/September Parent Newsletter (posted 8-14-2014)
Please take a minute to read our August/September parent newsletter. This newsletter contains lots of important start of the year information, dates for events, registration information, and information about student safety and the driveway.

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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