Thursday, April 25, 2013

Highlight of the Week
Teacher Runs Her Final Marathon Mile
The school cheered on fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Holtzer, as she ran her final marathon mile.  Mrs. Holtzer participated in the Boston marathon, but she was unable to complete the race due to the events that unfolded.  Please note that we did not share with students the reason why Mrs. Holtzer was unable to complete the marathon.  We simply stated that she was unable to finish and that we wanted to celebrate her as a larger school community.

Sock Hop
Students shared their favorite events from Friday’s sock hop throughout the week.   I too had a wonderful time!  The care that went into each detail made the night a truly special one.  I thank our PTO for making this honored tradition possible.  See pictures from the sock hop below.


Choir Concert
In preparation for their evening concert, our choir students performed for the whole school.  The students amazed us with their unbelievable talent!  The choir is looking forward to performing for their parents this evening at 7 PM.

Mark Your Calendar
·      No School – Friday, April 26

·      School Advisory Council Meeting – Thursday, May 9 @ 5:30-6:30  

·      Open enrollment is open from now until August 15, 2013.  Please note that if you moved outside of our school’s boundaries you must open enroll for next school year.

·      Kindergarten Round Up is May 16th from 6:30-7:30.  Round Up is an opportunity for our future Gold Rush students to explore their new surroundings and meet the kindergarten teachers.  If you know families with incoming kindergarten students who have not enrolled for next school year, please encourage them to contact the school office.

PTO News
PTO Presidential Elections
Gold Rush Administrators will be holding PTO presidential elections on Friday, May 3. If you are interested in running for this position please contact Jenny Brown.

PTO Board Positions
The PTO is also looking for volunteers for the other board positions including the vice president, secretary and treasurer. These positions will be voted on at the May 14th PTO meeting.  For a description of these roles visit the GRE website/ PTO.  You can express your interest by emailing