Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Parties & Parade
Fall is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner. Children are asking about how we will celebrate Halloween festivities at Gold Rush. Listed below is the information you may need to guide your child in appropriate costume selections! I have also included specifics about parties and directions for those not wishing to have their children participate.

Halloween parties are “breakfast parties” scheduled for the first 45 minutes of the school day from 9:15- 10:00AM. It is recommended that party treats be balanced and nutritious with limited “sweets.” For those not wishing to participate in class Halloween parties, parents have the option of opting out, and it is an excused absence. Students will be back to learning by 10:30AM and those students opting out will arrive at that time.

Specific guidelines for Halloween costuming include:
1. Students may come dressed in a costume, but must be able to change into school clothes for the remainder of the day after the party has ended.
2. Costumes may not be demeaning or offensive to self or others
3. The following will not be allowed:
• Face make-up
• Depiction of blood or guts
• Racist or promiscuous dress
• Weapons or facsimile of weapons (swords, guns, scythes)
• Accessories or props such as balls, bats, ropes, etc.

If a costume is deemed inappropriate, the child may be asked to change into school clothes.

When parties are complete at 10:00, we will parade around the school for 15 minutes.  Students will then return to class, change out of costumes and return to learning by 10:30AM.

Watch Dog Dads
Watch Dog Dads is an opportunity for dads to volunteers at Gold Rush.  Our dads will follow a volunteer schedule, which includes monitoring the building grounds and supporting in the classroom and on the playground. Learn more about Watch Dog Dads on Tuesday, November 5th, at 9:30AM. 

Mark Your Calendar
* November 4- 8 – PTO Book Fair
* November 7 & 12 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences Are Coming

We are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress during fall parent teacher conferences, which will be held on the evenings of Thursday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 12. Conferences are a wonderful time to share your child’s accomplishments and goals for the year. Online Conference Scheduling is available through Tuesday, November 5. Click here for the link. The password is “digger”.