Friday, July 27, 2012

Beginning of the Year Preparations Have Begun!

Knowing that the students arrive in a little over a week has created a sense of excitement among the Gold Rush staff.  While teachers do not officially report back to school until August 1st, many have already been in the building preparing for the coming year.  We are all eager to ensure that the building and our classrooms are ready to go for the children’s arrival.  

We are excited to officially welcome aboard our new teachers on Monday, July 30,th at the District new teacher meeting.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for our new staff (myself included) to learn more about our District.  We will continue to learn about one another and Gold Rush’s traditions as a full staff later next week.  I look forward to sharing with you the highlights of our time together in my next post.

We are also looking forward to Back to School / Goal Setting Conferences as they are a wonderful opportunity for your family to meet your child’s new teacher and share your hopes and dreams for the coming year.  Please make sure to schedule your child’s Back to School / Goal Setting Conferences on either August 6th or the 7th through your parent portal.

Assistant Principal Julie Roach Transitioning to Rock Ridge Elementary

It is with mixed emotion that I share with you that Gold Rush’s Assistant Principal, Julie Roach, accepted an Assistant Principal position at Rock Ridge Elementary School.  While Gold Rush is sad to lose such a talented, creative and caring member of our school community, we are happy for the personal and professional opportunity that has been presented to Mrs. Roach.  Please join me in thanking Mrs. Roach for all that she has done to support our school and congratulating her on her new venture.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application Online

Parents can now apply for free and reduced meals online. The MCS Software module, "Apply for Lunch," enables parents to complete a free and reduced lunch application.  Click here to apply for school lunches.  Computers are available to parents at the DCSD Nutrition Services Central Office.

School Lunch Prices
The Board of Education increased the price of school lunch on July 1. The price of lunch is the following:

Elementary Lunch $2.75
Elementary Seconds (entrée) $1.50
Elementary Nutrition Break $1.00
Secondary Lunch $3.00
Secondary Seconds (entrée) $2.00
Secondary Breakfast $2.00
Adult Lunch w/o milk $3.25
Adult Lunch w/milk $3.65
Adult Seconds (entrée) $2.00
Milk, 8 oz. carton $.50

Reminder: Express Check In

Please complete your online check in by Wednesday, August 1st, if you did not do so already. Click here for the link.

Volunteer Opportunities:

School Advisory Committee

As the new school year approaches, please consider an opportunity to serve on our School Advisory Council (SAC). If you are interested in being involved at GRE and providing input on how the school is meeting our school improvement goals for the year, please submit a paragraph about yourself to by August 3rd. Please include a brief description about yourself and why you would like to serve. We will have a station at Back To School/Goal Setting Conferences where the community will vote for your appointment.  This is a wonderful way to make a difference!