Friday, February 26, 2016

STUDENTS APPLY OPINION WRITING

Fifth grade students applied their persuasive writing strategies when holding primary elections for Young AmeriTown.  Young AmeriTown is a culminating social studies activity where students demonstrate their knowledge of financial literacy and civic responsibility.  Students applied their knowledge of strong word choice, convincing arguments and supporting evidence as they made speeches convincing their classmates why they should represent their class as the primary candidate for judge and mayor.



CHANGE IN SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

After obtaining feedback from staff, parents and the Town of Parker, it was decided that Gold Rush will change its school hours to 8:30AM-3:30PM next school year.  The School Advisory Committee reviewed survey data indicating 72 percent of families and 92 percent of faculty and staff were in support of the change.  They also considered a traffic study completed by the Town of Parker noting that the change in school hours would increase traffic flow at the start of the school day, but decrease traffic at the end of the day.  After considering all of the information the School Advisory Council recommended the change and the District gave final approval this week.

CHAMBERS ROAD WIDENING PROJECT

A construction project that will widen Chambers Road from two lanes to four is scheduled to begin in mid March and end in November of 2017.  Construction will start at the intersection of Chambers and Hess and it is projected to reach our school zone by May.  Students will continue to have access to the cross walk and light until the pedestrian bridge is installed in the fall.  Those involved in the construction project met with the school this week to discuss student safety throughout the project. Ongoing updates will be provided to families throughout the project.

THANK YOU PTO!

We enjoyed meeting with parents and sharing students' accomplishments during parent teacher conferences.  We thank the parents and the PTO for the delicious meals! 

DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK

We've extended the deadline to order the GRE 2015/2016 full color yearbook to March 15, 2016. Each yearbook costs $20. Click here to log on to your parent portal to see if you previously ordered at registration. We cannot issue refunds for multiple orders. Log on to RevTrak to purchase.

Last day to send in your pictures for the yearbook to grephotos@gmail.com is Monday, February 29th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 27- DCEF Community Event w/Colorado Mammoth- Link to tickets
March 3
- 1st & 2nd Grade Performances: Rossi & Graham 6:15, McMillan & Moore 7:15PM
March 14, 15, 16- PARCC testing for grades 3 (9:20- 11:00AM) & 4 (1:45- 3:15PM)
March 18- April 3- Spring Break