It was wonderful to see many of you at Back to School night! You are able to view the principal's presentation below.
You can click on the image above or click here to view the principal's Back to School presentation.
We are excited to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. We will provide protect eye wear so that students are able to view this rare event safely. If you purchased glasses that you want your child to wear, the glasses must have the following ISO number clearly visible (ISO 12312-2 International Standard). We are looking forward to this incredible event!
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all 3rd and 5th grade students on . This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. The result of these tests will serve two functions. First and foremost, the scores will be used to inform instructional practices in the classroom. The scores will also be used as ONE component to determine gifted programming.
Testing will take place in the morning, and we ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the testing window.
Elective testing for students can be done at grades 1, 2 and 4. If your child demonstrates the need for advanced programming, you can request he/she be tested on those same dates. This is the only time during the year that this testing is offered. Please contact Kristi Barta, our Gifted and Talented Facilitator, by (303-387-7711 or kjbar
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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP SPIRIT WEEK:
We are fortunate that each student at Gold Rush has his/her own device. In grades K-2 students have their own ipad and in students in grades 3-5 have lap tops and chrome books. Teachers are committed to using their devices to enhance direct instruction. Part of having a device is learning how to be digital citizens. Students in all grade levels will learn how to use their tool safely and responsibly. Students and teachers will dress in spirit wear that aligns to the daily theme.
GRE SUPPORTS THE TASK FORCE:
This week we donated vegetables from the school garden to the Parker Task Force. Next week students will begin saving unopened, prepackaged food that would have otherwise gone in the trash. This otherwise wasted food will be donated to the Task Force on a weekly basis.
* August 21-25: Digital Citizenship Week
* September 4: No School Labor Day
* September 15: Western Night
* September 22: No School - Teacher Training
* September 28: Parent Teacher Conferences
* September 29: Digger Dash
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