Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fifth grade reporters answer the question -
What makes Gold Rush special?

Digger Dash Computers Arrive!
We were excited when 26 computers and 2 charging carts arrived this week!  This technology was purchased using the funds raised at the Digger Dash.  We thank all of the families that donated to this great cause.  We especially thank our PTO for making the Digger Dash possible!  We are looking forward to using these computers as soon as we return from spring break!

Last Day to Order Yearbooks
Today is the last day to order your yearbook.  Click here to place your order.  

Mark Your Calendar
March 17th -20th – Book Fair
March 18th – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 21st - April 4th – No School: Spring Break
April 6th - School Resumes

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Highlight of the Week
5th Grade Students Prepare for Young Ameritown
Fifth grade students are preparing to lead a community called Young Ameritown next Friday. Young Ameritown is an opportunity for our students to apply the concepts of democracy, collaboration and leadership.  Some of our fifth graders spoke to their peers about their candidacy for select leadership roles, such as town major and judge.  I was proud of our students’ desire to support their peers and ability to articulate their strengths and leadership style.  I know all of our fifth graders are excited to go to Young Ameritown next week.

State TCAP Testing
Our third through fifth grade students worked hard on the state assessment this week.  As you recall, the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) will measure students achievement and growth in the area of reading, writing and math.  Students will complete the test next week (see the schedule below).  Please make sure your child has a good breakfast and a good night sleep.  We ask that you see the schedule below and schedule outside appointments around these times. 

March 4, 5,  6, 11 & 12-  4th & 5th Grade Reading, Writing & Math

Watch Dog Dad
We thank Ted Martin for serving as our Watch Dog Granddad this week!  If you are interested in participating in this volunteer program for dads, please see our website or contact the front office.  One hour makes a difference! 

Mark Your Calendar
March 11th – PTO Mtg.
March 13th – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 13th –School Advisory Council Mtg. @ 5:30- 6:30
March 13th -20th – Book Fair
March 18th – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 21st – No School
March 24-April 4th – No School - Spring Break

      Click here to sign up for your parent teacher conference on either March 13th or March 18th.  The password is digger and the online window closes March 12th. We look forward to talking about your child’s progress at this time!

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