Friday, May 3, 2013

Highlights of the Week
Talent Show
Our students showcased their many talents today during the whole school talent show.  Our children were amazing!  We were all so impressed with their ability to sing, dance and cup stack.  We were also proud of them for taking a risk and performing in front of their teachers and peers.  The show clearly demonstrated that Gold Rush has talent!

School Culture Survey Results
This week the school leadership team reviewed our school’s results from the state culture survey.  The T.E.L.L. survey, or Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey, is administered to all certified staff every two years and it measures the following areas:  time, facilities and resources, community support, student conduct, teacher leadership, school leadership, professional development and instructional practices. We were excited about our school’s many celebrations!  Here is what teachers believe are some of our many accomplishments:

At Gold Rush….
·      Students have access to sufficient amounts of instructional technology!
·      The community is supportive of our schools!
·      Students understand the expectations for student conduct!
·      We take steps to problem solve!
·      Teachers are held to high professional expectations for delivering instruction!
·      We use data to improve instruction!
·      We offer professional development that allows teachers to implement instructional strategies that
    meet the needs of diverse student groups.
·      We offer professional development that enhances teachers’ ability to improve student learning and
    deepen their own knowledge!

Mark Your Calendar
·      May 9th - School Advisory Council Meeting  @ 5:30-6:30
·      May  10th & 11th – Golden Ticket Theatre Presents Aladdin, Jr. @ 6:30PM Fri & Sat, 1:00PM Sat. 
·      May 14th – PTO Meeting @ 6:30
·      May 16th – Kindergarten Orientation @ 6:30

Safety Tips
Drop Off & Pick Up
·      Please remember to pull all the way forward to the first staff member
·      Please remain in your car and allow staff to assist your child
·      Please ensure that your child is ready to exit your car when you pull forward

Contact the PTO in you are interested in serving on any of the open board seats next year.  The following positions are available: vice president, treasurer and secretary.