Thursday, August 29, 2013

Digger Dash Assembly
On Friday we kicked off the school’s largest fundraiser – the Digger Dash – with an all school assembly.  The Digger Dash is an all school fun run that raises money for needs that are identified by students and teachers.  Last year, students’ donations purchased $35,000 in books for classrooms!  This year we plan to spend donations on new laptops, laptop carts and ipads.  And the prize for the students that run the most laps per classroom…a chance to throw a pie at me!   Look for your child’s donation folder in his/her backpack this week.

New Security Measures
Several new security measures were put in place this summer to make Gold Rush an even safer learning environment for students.  One of those efforts was the School Marshall program.  A police officer is now present at Gold Rush daily as a result of the Marshal Program.  The police officer patrols the interior and exterior of our building.   We appreciate the additional community support and believe that together we are making Gold Rush even safer!

Our front doors will also remain locked this year.  The office opens at 8:30AM.  BASE students will enter in the back of the building through the cafeteria doors.

Parent Math Sessions – Mark Your Calendar!
We know that helping your child with math can be difficult, especially when he/she is learning strategies that you did not learn when you were in school.  We are hosting parent information sessions in September that will teach parents the strategies that your child will learn in class.   All math sessions will be held from 4:30-5:30pm.  Due to conflicts raised by parents we revised our meeting dates.  Sessions will be held on the following days:

September 11 = K & First Grade
September 12 = Third Grade
September 19 = Second Grade
September 24 = Fourth & Fifth Grade

Important Dates
·      September, 2 - No school – Labor Day
·      Sunday, September 8 – Wacky Bike Ride - Proceeds go to GRE’s PTO. Click here to volunteer.
·      September 10 – PTO Meeting at 6:30 @ Gold Mine Rm
·      September  13 - Picture Retakes- Picture packages will be distributed before retake day. 

Western Night
We thank our PTO for a wonderful Western Night last Friday.  We all enjoyed the food and festivities.   Check out pictures of Western Night below.

Safety Tip of the Week

“Please pull up to the very front of the car loop.”