Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goal Setting Days Change To Assessment Days
August 21 & August 22 2014

In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, Gold Rush is going to change how our goal setting days are structured this fall.  All students in grades K-5 will start a full day of school on Monday, August 11, 2014.  Each child will come to school for one hour only on either August 21 or August 22 to complete reading and math assessments.  Having students complete assessments with their teacher at a later date allows students to adjust to classroom practices and procedures.  The assessments administered will allow educators to alter their instruction to meet your child’s individual needs and learning style.

Parents will be able to sign up for a day and time using the online Conference Scheduler starting mid July.   You will receive a link to the scheduler via email with your express check in information.  Because we value the information we are obtaining on these days it is imperative that all children complete the assessments on either August 21 or August 22.   Students will end their assessment day by having you accompany them to take their school picture.

August 2014

We continue to believe that it is essential that students meet their teacher and visit their classroom prior to the first day of school.  Families are welcome to visit their classroom on Friday, August 8.  Please see your child’s time below.  You may bring your child’s school supplies at this time.

Meet Your Teacher Times for Friday, August 8th

Last Name

Third Grade Market Day
Third grade students learned the principals of economics by creating their own product, marketing it, establishing a price and adjusting their strategy.

Choir Performance
Students in grades 3-5 performed for their peers and parents!  They sounded amazing! We thank Mrs. Petty for supporting our students this year!

Hats for Trees
Students raised money for new trees for Gold Rush.  They brought a $1.00 to wear a hat.

Upcoming Events
May 28th @ 8:15 AM - Math Olympiad Awards Celebration
May 29 – Field Day: Grades 1-5
June 3 - Field Day: Kindergarten
June 5- Last Day of School - Wear Hawaiian Shirts

* Supervision before school begins at 8:55.  Please do not drop your child off prior to then.
* Please remind your child to get in his/her line when he/she arrives at school.

PTO Pointers
PTO is still collecting clipped Box Tops and Labels for Education.  Please turn them in by Friday, May 23.  In the fall PTO will also collect Box Tops and Labels collected over the summer.