Thursday, October 2, 2014

Digger Dash
Our annual school fun run – The Digger Dash – was a tremendous success! Our students enjoyed running, demonstrating classroom and school pride and raising money for Gold Rush!  We thank our PTO and parent volunteers for making this event possible!

Gold Rush Video
We had a great time filming a video about Gold Rush that highlights what makes our school unique.  I was able to share how our school is committed to each child’s academic, social and emotional growth.  It was great to provide examples of how our curriculum promotes critical thinking and student ownership in all content areas.  Parents celebrated the strong partnership that exists between home and school.  Students spoke of their connections to their teachers and classmates, opportunities for leadership and engagement inside and out of the classroom.  I look forward to sharing our video with you once its complete.

School Advisory Council (SAC)
Our SAC committee used GRE literacy and technology practices to review the District’s three- year strategic plan.  We discussed the four primary goal areas (see below) and how our work aligns to the District goals.  For example, we talked about how our two primary school goals -implementing Lucy Calkins’ three writing genres and integrating reading strategies into other content areas - align to the District goal of World Class Education, which ensures higher-level instruction that prepares students for the future.  I look forward to sharing more about our efforts throughout the year.  Click here for the District's strategic plan.

Strategic Plan Goals
Safety -Maximize Physical, Psychological and Online Safety
Choice -Providing Each Child The Maximum Opportunity for Success
World Class Education - Sustainable Learning for 21st Century
Systems Performance- Defining & Measuring What Matters Most

Running Club
Our running club had the opportunity to run during the boys high school soccer game this week! They did a wonderful job representing our school!

October 10th- 17th – Fall Break
October 20th  -  Welcome Back! School Resumes

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