Friday, November 16, 2012

Highlights of the Week
Thanksgiving Feast
We all really enjoyed hosting our families on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Feast.  The students were excited to share a special meal with their loved ones and classmates.  It was also great to hear how your family is going to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  I thank our wonderful kitchen staff, instructional assistants and parent volunteers for making this annual event possible.  Gold Rush wishes your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

PTO Book Fair
The fall PTO book fair was a tremendous success!  The students enjoyed purchasing new stories and favorite titles.  Students also loved celebrating Clifford’s birthday and getting a doughnut.  Thank you to our Dad’s Club and Walton Doughnuts for their generous donation of over 300 doughnuts! I also thank our many parent volunteers for making the book fair possible.  A special thanks must also be sent to Michelle Goz, Courtney Townley, Alice Ciaccio for organizing the event! 

2013 Apple Awards

Didn't have a chance to nominate an excellent teacher or staff member? There is still time! The Douglas County Educational Foundation has extended the nomination window and will now accept 2013 Apple Awards nominations for teachers and staff members until Midnight, November 30, 2012. 

For seven years, the Apple Awards have provided an opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellent and innovative teachers and staff members in Douglas County School District. Help us continue the tradition by nominating your choice today! Click here to nominate now!

* School will not be in session on Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November
   23 due to Thanksgiving.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and
   friends!  Safe travels to those of you who are celebrating out of town.

* The next parent coffee will be held on Thursday, December 6th, at 9:30-10:30AM in  
   the Gold Mine Room.

Student Directories
Families that ordered directories received them in Thursday folders this week.  If you did not receive one and think you ordered one, please contact the office after you checked your parent portal and Revtrak accounts.  If you didn’t order a directory and want one, it is not too late!  Directories can still be purchased for $3.00 in the office.