Students in grades three through five worked really hard
completing the state assessment, known as the Transitional Colorado Assessment
Program (T.C.A.P.), this week! We were
proud of the stamina and effort that students’ demonstrated during each testing
session. We look forward to sharing
students’ results with you when we get them back from the state early next
Students Run Young AmeriTown
Our fifth grade students applied their learning of
democracy, civic responsibility and leadership as they independently operated
their own town called Young Ameritown on Friday. Students were excited to fulfill their
individual job responsibility and work collaboratively as a community.
Students Show Pride
for the Feeder
Students dressed in blue and white on Friday to support Legend
High School who is playing in the final four this weekend. Check out pictures of our students showing
pride for our feeder. Go Titans!
are looking forward to seeing an assembly put on by Imagination Makers on
Monday afternoon. Our students will be
viewing “The Journal of Abby Munson.” which chronicles
the trials and tribulations of ten-year-old Abby Munson who thinks she isn’t good
at anything. Your child will see Abby’s transformation as she learns what makes
her unique. Through journal writing, Abby discovers that she is a talented writer
and she realizes the importance of “being herself.” We thank the Douglas
County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) for their partial funding
of this opportunity! With humor and insight,
“The Journal of Abby Munson” will inspire your child to realize their own
Mark Your Calendar
·No School – Friday, March 22
·Spring Break – March 25- April 5
·School Resumes – Monday, April 8
to purchase a yearbook for the 2012-2013 school year for $18.50. Make sure to choose additional elementary items when ordering.
As part of their social studies unit on civics and democracy, fifth
graders at Gold Rush simulate running a town called Young Ameritown. Students are responsible for operating a
variety of businesses and working together as a collaborative community. After the primary elections on Thursday, the remaining candidates delivered their speeches on why they should be elected as mayor or judge. Students gave
persuasive speeches that described their leadership styles and hopes for their town. We are waiting on the voters to cast their
ballot to see who was elected, but we are proud of all the children who spoke.
Check out the pictures of students’ campaigning below.
Candidates for Mayor
Candidates for Town Judge
Students Work Hard On
Students in grades three through five worked really hard on
the state assessment, known as the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (T.C.A.P.),
this week. We were proud of the stamina
and effort that students’ demonstrated during each testing session. Additional tests will be administered to students
in the intermediate grades next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (March 12-14). If
you have a child that will be taking the state test please ensure that he/she
gets plenty of rest the night before and eats a nutritious breakfast. We are certain that our students will do well
on their remaining assessments.
It was wonderful to see many of you
during parent teacher conferences this week!
We enjoyed the opportunity to share your child’s social, emotional and
academic growth with you. We also thank
our PTO and parent volunteers for taking care of the teachers during
conferences by providing them with an amazing dinner!
·Ensure that your child starts the day on time by
being at school at or before 9:05. The
students’ day begins right at 9:10 so being in the classroom at 9:10 allows
them to settle in and complete morning routines.
·Refrain from sending flower or balloon
arrangements to school. Arrangements
will not be delivered to classrooms as they disrupt student learning.
·Pick up all items in the lost and found as
remaining clothing will be donated during spring break.