Thursday, May 28, 2015

Student Highlights
Students Create a School Garden
Mrs. Shepperd’s class applied their persuasive writing to several members of the school community, including myself, the PTO and the grounds committee, urging members to create a school garden.  After several months planning and budgeting for this project, the class completed the garden this week.  We thank Mrs. Shepperd and her students for their ideas and hard work.  Students from all grade levels will have the opportunity to participate in a garden club this fall.

Field Day
Students in first through fifth grade enjoyed field day this week!  This year students engaged in activities that required them to collaborate, communicate, think critically and be creative.  Students enjoyed helping others through an obstacle course, working together to move giant balls and building towers.  We thank our physical education teacher, Mrs. Warner, for organizing this amazing day for students!

Principal Expects a Baby Girl in November
I am excited to announce that my husband and I will be expecting a baby girl in November.  This will be our first child.  I look forward to the coming school year with your family.

Important Beginning of the Year Events
Assessment Days & Meet Your Teacher
In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, Gold Rush will continue to hold assessment days the second week of school.  All students in grades K-5 will start a full day of school on Monday, August 10, 2015.  Each child will come to school for one hour only on either August 20 or August 21 to complete reading assessments.  Having students complete assessments with their teacher the second week of school 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 20 or August 21.   Students will end their assessment day by having you accompany them to take their school picture.

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 asked to also sign up for a 25 minute time slot on Friday, August 7, starting at 10:00 AM to visit their classroom.  Please see the available times below.  You may bring your child’s school supplies at this time.   If you purchased an Edukit it will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

Meet Your Teacher Times for Friday, 7th.


Your child will receive his/her yearbook Wednesday, June 3rd.  Parents are able to come in and purchase one on Thursday, June 4th at 8:00 AM if they still need one.  We only have a limited amount of yearbooks remaining and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  The cost of yearbooks is $20.00 and parents are only able to pay by check.  We thank Mrs. Zeece for organizing our yearbook!

Used Book Sale
The PTO will be selling used books so stock up for summer! The prices of books will range from $0.50 - $3.00.

Upcoming Events
June 1 – First Grade Field Trip & PTO Book Sale @ 11:30-1:30
June 2 – K Field Day @ 9:15-11:00 AM & PTO Book Sale @ 4:00
June 3 – Second Grade Field Trip – Steckler & Murray Close 
June 4th
      Year Book Sale @ 8 AM
      K Graduation
     Fifth Grade Field Trip

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