Friday, February 8, 2013

Highlight of the Week
The State of Gold Rush Parent Meeting
I really enjoyed sharing our many accomplishments with families Thursday evening.  For me, Thursday was an opportunity to celebrate all the work that we have already completed and share with you our upcoming learning and goals.  In the event that you were not able to attend the meeting, please click here to view the presentation. 

First and Second Graders Sing, Dance & Create!
We were so proud of our first and second graders who put on a wonderful performance Wednesday evening.  Our students sang and danced to songs from around the world.  They also drew pictures representing different cultural work as well.  We look forward to seeing our remaining performances on Wednesday February 20th and 27th.  Check out our students’ wonderful work below.

Battle of the Books Competitors Advance
We congratulate our Battle of the Books teams who advanced to the next round on Wednesday evening. We wish them the best of luck in the next round!

Mark Your Calendar
* No School - Friday, February 15th - Teacher Staff Development Day
* No School - Monday, February 18th- President's Day

* Math Parent Night – Thursday, February 21st from 7-8PM
The purpose of our math parent evening is to share the philosophy of our math program with parents and the impact it has on children.  We also hope to share with you how our program approaches math concepts so that you are better able to support your children at home.  We will give you tips on how to approach homework and when to expect concepts to be addressed. We hope you will join us on the 21st!

* 3rd Grade State Reading Assessment – February 12th & 13th
Please make sure that your child has plenty of sleep and a good breakfast so he/she can do his/her best on this assessment.

* Parent Teacher Conferences – February 28th and March 7th
Parent sign up will be available on your Parent Portal next Tuesday, February 12 at 12:00AM through Tuesday, February 26. For further instructions, click here. The password is Digger.

* Gold Rush Book Fair – Friday, February 22nd  – Thursday, February 28th  

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!

* Click here for information on a Titans Movie Night!
* Click here to donate pictures to Gold Rush's yearbook!