Friday, December 11, 2015

Successful Hour of Code at Gold Rush!



Every student at Gold Rush participated in computer programming activities this week during their Hour of Code. Below are student descriptions about their coding experiences.

"MineCraft coding is kind of hard but I like it because MineCraft is my favorite game and it's fun to see you code and put the blocks in instead of just playing." - Reese 2nd grade

"I can learn that when I put blocks where the bee needs to go, you can get the bee where it needs to be. I think that it's fun because you can move the bee different places by using the blocks." -Anna 2nd grade


"I used to think coding was really hard, but now I think it gets your brain ready for learning."  - Andrew 1st grade


"I used to think coding was only appropriate for parents, but now I know it’s appropriate for every age!" -Kellen 1st grade. 


If your child would like to do more coding activities or you would like to explore the activities they can be found at http://gredigitalfleet.blogspot.com/p/hour-of-code.html or https://code.org/.

PARCC TEST RESULTS

Your student's PARCC test results will be mailed to you next week.

ELEMENTARY PROGRESS REPORTS (EPR's)

On December 19th, we will be providing parents access to our new and improved Elementary Progress Report (EPR). Please log in here to be sure you are ready to view your child's progress report when the window opens.

Your child’s progress report will still have all of the same great information you’re accustomed to, including progress they are making on reading, writing and math skills. Plus, parents will now be able to see how students are doing on the District’s World Class Outcomes, 4Cs and 21st Century Skills.

EPR Customized For Our School

Each school has the ability to customize their Elementary Progress Report to include school-specific values. Here at Gold Rush Elementary,  we’ve kept teacher’s comments, feedback on behavior and social skills using language consistent with our Go For The Gold expectations.

World Class Outcomes & the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

Don’t know what World Class Outcomes your student is studying or want to know more about our Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum? Check out the GVC page on the District website. There you can find the Outcomes broken out by grade level.

Learn More
Want to know more about the new EPR? Check out the following video and information on the District website: Elementary Progress Report Website



LEGEND HIGH SCHOOL FEEDER NEWS 

  • LEGEND FEEDER SAC MEETING- Legend High School and all feeder schools are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, December 16 from 5:00- 6:00PM to discuss future calendar changes. Click here for more information.
  • LHS BASKETBALL CAMP- For information about LHS's basketball Camp, click here

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2016/2017 DEADLINE TO ENROLL

If you have a student who you would like to enroll in kindergarten at Gold Rush next year, the registration deadline is Wednesday, December 16. You can find the forms online by clicking here. You can also pick up a packet in the main office. We look forward to having your child with us!

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 15- Parent Coffee to learn about the new EPR 9:30- 10:30AM
December 16- LHS Feeder SAC Meeting regarding future calendar 5:00PM (see info above)
December 17- Winter Classroom Parties- contact your student's teacher for more info
December 18- January 1- Winter Break December 19- EPR's are available for viewing

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR GRE FAMILY-

WELCOME ADELINE BROWN!