Thursday, October 30, 2014

We had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween!  It was great to see many of you at our parade and classroom parties. 

Digger Dash Celebration
We were so proud of how fast our students ran and how much money they raised for our school during our annual school run – The Digger Dash!  We celebrated the fastest boy and girl of each grade level and our top fundraisers by letting these students slime the principal and assistant principal!  It was a sticky, but fun all school celebration!  We are looking forward to purchasing a climbing wall, art supplies and music instruments!

November Math Nights
We are hosting two math nights for families in the month of November.  Our K-2 evening is November 18 from 6:30-7:30 and our 3-5 evening is scheduled for November 20 from 6:30-7:30.  Both the primary and intermediate evenings are an opportunity for you to learn how the five central math standards are taught across the grade levels.  You will have the opportunity to play math games that address these essential math concepts with your child.

Thanksgiving Feast
Our Thanksgiving Feast is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with your child and school community.  Join us at our annual event on November 20.  You can register by clicking here to log on to RevTrak. Choose Elementary Schools, E- L, Gold Rush Elementary, Field Trips. Select Thanksgiving Feast to purchase additional tickets for family members.  The cost for adults and siblings is $4.00 per meal. Students MUST use their lunch accounts. Please bring your printed receipt as your meal ticket.

Note: Update to the lunch schedule, pizza will be served on Wednesday, November 19.

Upcoming Events
·      November 4 – School is in Session – Correction on previous district calendars
·      November 6 - School Advisory Meeting (SAC) @ 5:00-6:00
·      November 18 -  K-2 Parent Math Night @ 6:30-7:30
·      November 20 – Thanksgiving Feast
·      November 20 – 3-5 Parent Math Night @ 6:30-7:30

Wellness Topic – Traits of a Good Friend
In an effort to further students’ wellness, foster social and emotional growth and reiterate what it looks like to “Go For the Gold,” students across grades K-5 are identifying the attributes of a good friend.  Students are also finding examples of how they can demonstrate friendship to others.  Click here for additional information on this important life skill.

Parent University - Upcoming Sessions

Bullying Intervention
Thursday, October 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Rock Canyon High School Rm 3800 I Enroll Now

Is it bullying or an opportunity to identify and resolve conflict? Working with parents to explore the differences between in-person bullying and normal conflict, participants will be able to identify the risk factors involved in bullying behavior, address critical warning signs and intervene when necessary. This session will also explore how parents and guardians can connect with schools to foster safe and positive learning environments for their students.

Organization and Study Skills
Wednesday, November 5, 7pm I Legend High School I Enroll Now

Students with strong study and organization skills are able to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Parents will learn how to help their child organize to master essential study and organizational skills in order to function as independent learners.

School Finance
Tuesday, November 11, 7pm I Academy Charter School I Enroll Now
Thursday, November 13, 7pm I Skyview Academy I Enroll Now

School Finance and Funding are important topics and often talked about in parent circles. Many state and federal laws and protocols have a great effect on education. The Douglas County School District Chief Financial Office will talk about issues facing school finance, capital needs, the Douglas County School District budget and how DCSD is structured financially to meet the increasing needs of our students, teachers and staff.