Thursday, March 17, 2016

Have a Wonderful Spring Break!

School will resume on April 4

The third and fourth grade Battle of the Books team won the District Championship on Wednesday! Our team competed against Castle Rock Renaissance and Cougar Run Schools for the title.  We are proud of our students for representing our school and for reading so many amazing books!

Jillian Pickering, a third grader at Gold Rush, won the Air Academy Credit Union art award. Her artwork is part of the Douglas County Art Exhibition that was recently displayed at The Lone Tree Art Center. Congratulations Jillian!

There are 3 field trips available to sign up for on RevTrak. First Grade is going to The Denver Botanic Gardens, Second Grade is going to see Stuart Little at the PACE Center, and Fourth Grade is going to Young Ameritown Belmar. If you haven't already signed up, please click here for the link to RevTrak.

State Testing Schedule 

Students in grades three and five will complete state assessments in April.  As you recall, students in grades 3 through 5 are assessed in reading and math using the PARCC assessment, which stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers.  Click here for additional information.  Fifth grade students take an additional science assessment call CMAS.  We ask that you schedule appointments outside of your child’s testing window.  We also recommend that your child gets a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast each day.

April 6 - 8
Grade 5 @ 2:00-3:45 PM
April 11 - 13
Grade 3 @ 9:20-10:45 AM
Grade 5 @ 2:00-3:45 PM
April 18 - 21
Grade 4 @ 10:00-11:45 AM
Grade 5 @ 2:00-3:45 PM

Upcoming Events
March 18- April 3- Spring Break
April 6, 7, 8- PARCC Testing- 5th Grade
April 11, 12, 13- PARCC Testing 3rd Grade & CMAS Testing 5th Grade
April 18, 19, 20, 21-  PARCC Testing 4th Grade & 5th Grade