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Welcome Back Letter from Principal Larson (posted 8-12-2015)
Please read the back-to-school letter from Principal Larson!

Important Note About First Day of School (posted 8-24-2015)
Please read this important note about having your child ride the bus the first day of school rather than picking them up.

Volunteers Needed at Gause for Before and After School (posted 8-26-2015)
Gause Boosters are looking for volunteers to help in the morning and afternoon to help students get to classes and to help parents and students find each other at the end of the school day. You can sign up to help out by using this link. Volunteers must have done the volunteer background check process through the Washougal School District office, located at 4855 Evergreen Way.

August / September Newsletter for Parents (posted 8-12-2015)
The first Gause Newsletter for the 2015-2016 school year is now ready. Please read this newsletter to find information about back-to-school information.

Gause Open House August 27, 5:00 to 6:00 PM (posted 8-12-2015)
Please make plans to attend our Back To School – Open House on August 27, from 5:00-6:00 PM. Students and families are invited to come to school, find their new classrooms, meet their new teacher, and place their new school supplies in their desk. well.

Kindergarten Visitation Day Schedule (posted 8-12-2015)
Gause Elementary School Kindergarten Visitation Day is August 25, 9:30-11:00 AM. Please download our flier to learn more about the activites we will have on this day, which will help your child learn about our school, and make the first day go smoothly.

New Free/Reduced Application for 2015-2016 (posted 8-12-2015)
Families who wish to continue receiving free or reduced price meals must submit a new application form each school year by the 30th day of school. For the 2015-2016 school year, that date is October 15th. Any students receiving reduced or free meals on a carry over from 2014-2015, who have not turned in a new form, will be charged full price starting on October 15. Families with questions about their application or who need assistance should contact Julie Kilgore at the District Office, or call her at 954-3009.

Meal prices for the 2015-2016 school year have gone up between $.05 and $.15 for both breakfast and lunch for regular priced meals. The ‘milk only’ price has also gone up by $.05. Increased meal prices will help cover the costs associated with complying with the new federal nutrition guidelines and also help reduce the amount that the district is subsidizing the food program.

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Important Dates for August and September (posted 8-12-2015)

  August 27 Back to School/Open House, 5:00-6:00 PM
  September 2 First Day of School - 3:30 PM Dismissal
  September 7 No School – Labor Day
  September 8 5th gr. Parent Night
  September 10 4th gr. Parent Night
  September 15 Picture Day, All grades
  September 15 1st gr. Parent Night, 6:00 PM
  September 17 3rd gr. Parent Night, 6:00 PM
  September 22 2nd gr. Parent Night, 6:00 PM
  September 24 Kindy Sport-A-Thon
  September 25 Grades 1-5 Sport-A-Thon

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.

Gause Boosters needs Volunteers!
The Gause Boosters have many great activities for our students planned for the 2015-2016, 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 2015-16 (posted 8-1-2015)
Please use this link to download the updated parent/student handbook for the 2014-2015 school year.



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