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Welcome to   Gess Elementary!
(See information at the bottom of the page about our Weather Station!)
For a nifty, free weather app, search for Weather Underground at your app store.
Choose 405 E Lincoln or KWACHEWE4 for our station at the school.
 Achievement    Gator      Washington Ach. Award
* Dates to Watch *
Each Monday starts 1 hour late at 9:30 for Professional Learning Community Work.
Friday, January 30 - Early Release at 12:00 for Grading
Thursday, February 5 - Reflections Fair 6:00-7:30 PM
Theme: "The world would be a better place if..."
Friday, February 13 – No School/Winter Break (a four day weekend with Presidents’ Day)
Monday, February 16 – No School for Presidents’ Day
Friday, March 6 - Snow Day (No school if we don't have a day called for weather before then.)
Friday, April 3 - Early Release for Grading at 12:00
April 6-10 - Spring Break

Check out the new Parent Information Link to the left!

Palette    The Gess Reflections Fair
will be on Thursday, February 5th from 6:00-7:30
   The Theme this year is:
"The world would be a better place if..."
Here is the explanation of the Reflections Fair
from the Washington PTSA:
 A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:
  • Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  • Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
  • Photography -- prints up to 11 x 14 inches in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts -- drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  • Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  • Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition.
The Gess Garden is put to bed for the winter!
A big shout out to Gib Earl for helping us move the shed
to be part of the garden! Mr. Pugh and Mr. Linehan, too!
You are awesome!
Thanks to Sheryl Templeton for writing the grant that created the garden
and all the volunteers that helped create it!
Thanks also to Jessica and Mary Sety, as well as Leanne Verbeck for
donating bulbs that will bloom in the spring.
Also, to Margo Sety for painting our shed sign, and Mary Kersey for the weathervane on the shed.
Thanks especially to the students who joined the garden club to weed the garden
and plant bulbs during their recesses!
If you are a gardener interested in helping out in the spring or summer,
let us know! Send an email to or give
Jeff a call at 685-6800 ext. 4110. 

A Note from the School Nurse

Dear Parents, 

   Winter is setting in and it is time to make sure that your children are dressed appropriately. Children need to have a break from their classrooms and are expected to go out to recess if the temperature is above 10 degrees. During this winter weather, please remember to have your child wear warm coats, hats, gloves, and NO shorts. If this is a hardship for you, please call me at 685-6800, ext 4015.  We have coats, mittens, hats and boots available. Thank you.


Kathy Wellman RN

 Gess Elementary is a repeat
Washington State Achievement Award Winner!
Washington Ach. Award
For the second year in a row, Gess Elementary has been recognized as
a High Progress school with special recognition in the area of our Math growth.
This award is given to the top 10% of the Title 1 elementary schools in the state.
This is a result of staff, students, and parents working together!


Click on the link to the left for an example.


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your child's progress on AR?
Here is a Parent Portal
straight to your child's test results, goals,
and books read for AR.
Just click on the link below and log in with
your child's School AR username and password they use at school!
Here are explanations of the Certificate Levels
AR Chart Grade Levels and Colors
Also, here is a handy website to find out if your book has an
Accelerated Reader test, and how many points it is worth!

  Gess Weather Station
 Weather Station
Our weather station is a  Davis Vantage Vue 6250 that gives us accurate weather data to use with the students
and as a service to the community!
If you click on the weather banner, it will take you to a website that provides more detail and historic data from the station.

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