Friday, February 7, 2014

Highlights of the Week
First & Second Graders Pay Tribute to America
Gold Rush first and second grade students sang, danced and decorated the school with patriotic flair.  The first of three performances reminded me of how talented our students are!  Their performance and artwork was exceptional!  We look forward to our remaining two shows (see schedule below).

Gold Rush Supports the Homeless
In exchange for wearing pajamas, Gold Rush students donated change and canned goods to support the homeless.  I couldn’t be prouder of students’ willingness to support such a worthy cause!  I know that our students felt good about giving back and wearing comfy clothing during such a cold week.

Third Grade Students Take State Reading Test
Third grade students will take the first part of the state reading test, referred to as TCAP, on February 11th and 12th.   This assessment is a great opportunity for our students to apply their understanding of reading strategies and critical thinking.  Please help prepare your child for this testing session by ensuring that your son/daughter has enough sleep and a good breakfast.  Students in grades 3-5 will continue this assessment on the following days:

3rd Grade Writing & Math:  March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12
4th & 5th Grade Reading, Writing & Math: March 4, 5,  6, 11 & 12

Safety Tips
·      Please dress your child in winter clothing when temperatures are low.
·      Please remain in your car when dropping off or picking up your child.

Mark Your Calendar
February 11th – PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM
February 13th – First & Second Grade Performance - Murray, McMillan & Martino
February 14th – No School / Teacher Professional Development Day
February 20th – First & Second Grade Performance – Woolums, Wilson, Lewis &
February 21st – Sock Hop!
March 12th – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 18th – Parent Teacher Conferences

If you haven’t ordered your yearbook, it is available to purchase online until March 15. Click here to order today. Yearbook pictures can be sent to or put onto a CD and left in the PTO mailbox.

Please join us at Community Night with the Denver Cutthroats- minor league affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche-on Monday, February 17 at 4:00PM.  The Cutthroats will donate $3 of each ticket purchased directly to Gold Rush! Click here to order tickets and then select your school to proceed.