Thursday, February 14, 2013

Highlights of the Week:
Valentines Day
Students enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day with their classmates and teachers!  They shared how much they appreciated one another with cards and well wishes.  The day was definitely a sweet one!

We LOVE Gold Rush!
Click on the video link below to see why students, staff, administrators and parents know that Gold Rush is a wonderful school!

Stephanie Harvey Works with Staff
Gold Rush staff members are looking forward to learning with national reading expert, Stephanie Harvey, on Friday during our professional development day!  Mrs. Harvey will be sharing strategies that support readers at all levels and the best ways to assess reading strategies across grades K-5.  I look forward to sharing what we learned with you next week!

Mark Your Calendar!
·      No School – Friday, February 15 – Staff Development Day
·      No School – Monday, February 18  – Presidents’ Day
·      K-5 Math Parent Night – Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00-8:00PM
·      Parent Teacher Conferences – February 28 & March 7
·      PTO Book Fair – February 25-March 3 @ Gold Rush Library                                                                 * Click here to learn more about a change challenge held during the fair.

Cara Jeffers as our newest member of our office staff!  Cara is our new health room and office assistant.  We are fortunate to have Cara join our Gold Rush family this year!

Yearbook Sales/Picture Donnations
* Click here to purchase a yearbook for the 2012-2013 school year for $18.50.  Make sure to choose
   additional elementary items when ordering.
* Click here to donate pictures to Gold Rush's yearbook!

We thank the Parker Police Department for helping us ensure that our drop off and pick up procedures are efficient and safe for all students.  Please note that the Police Department will begin ticketing families next week who do not demonstrate safe driving.  Please make sure that you are waiting patiently, driving slowly and refraining from passing other vehicles on the wrong side of the road.  Parents are also able to drop off students on the north side of the sidewalk once you are stopped in the car loop as we have staff there to support children as they exit the car.  As always we appreciate your cooperation in keeping our school a safe one!