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Welcome to   Gess Elementary!

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For a nifty, free weather app, search for Weather Underground at your app store. Choose 405 E Lincoln or KWACHEWE4.
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Each Monday starts 1 hour late at 9:30 for Professional Learning Community Work.
Friday, May 29 - Last Day for AR Points
Monday, June 1 - Kindergarten Open House
                             and Song & Dance Tour
Tuesday, June 2 - Choir Concert 7-8 PM at Gess
Wednesday, June 3 - 6th Grade Field Trip
                                        and IMAX Field Trip for 100 AR Points
Thursday, June 4 - Awards Assembly
Tuesday, June 9 - Schoolwide AR Party
Thursday, June 11 - Field Day
Friday, June 12 - Last Day of School
Tuesday, June 16 - Most Improved Readers Fishing Trip to Waitts Lake
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      The Chewelah School District announced the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be available at no charge to to attending children 18 years old and younger. Meals will be served Monday - Friday from June 15 to July 17 (excluding July 3rd).
8:00-8:30 at Gess Elementary, 405 E Lincoln
12:00-12:30 at Gess Elementary and Jenkins High School, 702 E Lincoln
11:30-12:30 at the Chewelah City Park, 3rd and Lincoln
All meals are prepared at the Gess Elementary kitchen. For questions call 685-6800.

Congratulations to Julie Price!
Mrs. Price
We are excited that you have been hired as our new Gess Principal!

Schedule for Grades 3-6 State Mandated SBAC Testing
March 23-24 3rd Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
March 25 Third Grade Class Activity and Performance Task 1
March 26 Third Grade Performance Task 2
April 29 Third Grade Math CAT
April 30 Third Grade Math Performance Task
May 4 Fourth Grade ELA CAT
May 5 Fourth Grade ELA Performance Task 1
May 6 Four Grade ELA Performance Task 2
May 7 Fourth Grade Math CAT
May 8 Fourth Grade Math Performance Task
May 11 Fifth Grade ELA CAT
May 12 Fifth Grade ELA Performance Task 1
May 13 Fifth Grade ELA Performance Task 2
May 14 Fifth Grade Math CAT
May 15 Fifth Grade Math Performance Task
May 18 Sixth Grade ELA CAT
May 19 Sixth Grade ELA Performance Task 1
May 20 Sixth Grade ELA Performance Task 2
May 21 Sixth Grade Math CAT
May 22 Sixth Grade Math Performance Task
May 27 Fifth Grade Science MSP Online Testing

 Spring Garden
 A huge thanks to Dean Rusher for removing the stump behind the garden!
You are awesome!
As we begin the growing year, we are in need of a few basic items. As a volunteer garden, (since the grant ran out), we could use some donated items. They don't have to be new. I am also planning to hit yard sales to find things.
Here is a list of things I can think of:
Broom and dustpan (cleaning the potting shed) Thanks, Mr. Proszek!
A small leaf rake Yard Sale
Garden trowels
Garden cultivators (hand forks)
A shovel Yard Sale
Nippers or garden shears Thank you, Mr. Kersey
8 Metal fence posts for Raspberry support Thank you, Mr. Proszek!
Bailing twine Thank you, Bill Kersey!
Bulbs donated by Jessica Sety, Mary Sety, and Leanne Verbeck are blooming.
The raspberry canes and the apple tree are leafing out.
A pumpkin patch is in the works to support "Light up the Park".
Over the winter we moved the shed and connected it to the garden
with the help of Gib Earl and Jerry Pugh.
Steve Savitz and Mac Franklin also put skirting up and supported
the shed with proper blocking and concrete pads.
This spring, Tom Skok has donated parts for our water system
and has done some training on how to make it work well.
We are now planning the plantings in the rest of the
garden and looking ahead to some sort of summer maintenance
plan to keep it a nice place to visit and a jewel for the school!
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. 


Click on the link to the left for Breakfast and Lunch menus.

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!

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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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