Thursday, September 17, 2015

Student Highlights
Individual Goal Setting in Literacy
Teachers have been setting goals with individual students in the areas of literacy this week.  Teachers are using data from our Assessments Days, classroom observations and student feedback to celebrate individuals’ strengths and target areas that will foster growth.  During one on one conferences, students and teachers are discussing how they can monitor and work toward goals in these areas.  Teachers look forward to sharing this work with you during parent teacher conferences at the end of this month.

Student Council Hosts a Leadership Academy
Student Council representatives are participating in a leadership academy this Friday evening.  Students will discuss leadership styles and teamwork with Parkers’ Mayor, Mike Waid, and Legend High School students.  We thank Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Lautenbauch for their work with student council this year.

Digger Dash
We are looking forward to our all school fun run – the Digger Dash - on October 2nd.  Click here for additional information, including the fun run schedule, pledge forms, long distance donation forms and our tax donation form.  We are hoping to raise $30,000 for a new shade structure for our front playground.

Apple Awards Recognize Our Outstanding Teachers
We love to recognize outstanding staff members for their great work!  One way we do this is through the District Apple Awards.  You are able to nominate teachers and classified staff for this award through the DCEF website now until October 4th A finalist will be chosen to represent our school at the District gala in March.

SAC Highlights
Our School Advisory Council meets quarterly to discuss our school’s goals and progress.  We had our first meeting this week.  Click here for the presentation and click here for additional information regarding the role of SAC at Gold Rush.

Art Club
This year Ms. Dazzio is offering three after-school art enrichment sessions to first through fifth grades.  Each session runs 5 weeks. Registration dates for each session can be found here.  Sign up early as registration will close when capacity is reached. Registration for the Fall session begins Monday, September  21st.  

Parent Teacher Conferences
Fall conferences will be held on Tuesday, September 29th, and Thursday, October 1st, 2015.  Click here to schedule your conference using the online scheduler
.  The password is digger.  Click here for information on how to use the conference scheduler.