Friday, April 29, 2016

GOLD RUSH HAS TALENT!
Students demonstrated their many gifts during the talent show.  We were impressed with students as they danced, sang and played musical instruments.  We are equally proud of students’ ability to perform with such confidence in front of their peers.  We thank Mrs. Petty for making the talent show possible!




MUSIC REINFORCES CLASSROOM CONTENT

Third and fourth graders reinforced what they were learning in the classroom through music.  Third graders performed a “Rock Concert” when they sang songs about what they were learning in their science unit around rocks.  Fourth graders also demonstrated their learning of Colorado history as they sang, danced and played recorders using music that highlights Colorado.  Students enjoyed the opportunity to share their learning with their parents in this creative way.  Again we thank Mrs. Petty for making this possible!



SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED
Gold Rush is looking for representatives to serve on the School Advisory Council  (S.A.C.) next school year.  The S.A.C. meets once a month to discuss important school topics including school goals, the budget, safety and community feedback.  Please see the S.A.C.’s mission statement and responsibilities below.   For additional information please feel free to contact our S.A.C. chair, Bruce Martin, at bmartin738@gmail.comIf you are interested in serving on this committee please email Jenny Brown by Friday, May 20.

GRE School Accountability Committee 
Mission Statement
The mission of the School Accountability Committee (S.A.C.) at Gold Rush Elementary School is to provide support to students and the school.  Parents, community members, students, staff and administrators collaborate in a safe and positive environment.  The S.A.C. ensures the community has a voice in the school and that students and staff are supported.  We strive to maintain a positive environment where ideas are exchanged and communicated in the best interest of the school community.

The S.A.C. is charged with the following:   
Making recommendations to the Principal regarding school spending.
Making recommendations to the Principal regarding opportunities for growth as noted by the school’s Unified Improvement Plan.
Assisting the school in increasing parent involvement at the school and feeder level.
Providing input and recommendations to the District Accountability Committee.

BRADBURY TRAIL PROJECT
The town of Parker is planning on completing Bradbury Trail. The project is set to begin on May 9th. Please note that the dirt social path south of Hitching Post Circle will be closed starting May 9th. The project should be completed by the time school recommences in the fall.

STUDENTS MATCH FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Student council organized a twin day to support the Dumb Friends League.  Students enjoyed dressing up in creative clothing while supporting a great organization.


EDUKIT SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
Gold Rush Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2016/2017 year. EduKits are custom made for our school and therefore are not transferable to another school. Click here for ordering information.

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 2nd- 6th- Spring Book Fair
May 7th- DCSD Healthy Schools Mother's Day 5K- click here for flyer
May 15th- Rockies Appreciation Day for DC Schools- click here for flyer

THURSDAY FOLDER INFORMATION 

EduKit School Supply Order Form
Pop Warner Youth Football
Camp Read Alot 
Spring Book Fair- May 2nd- 6th
All For Books
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd- 6th
Mothers Day 5K May 7th


Denver Outlaws Lacrosse (vs. Ohio Machine)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Tickets: $16.50 includes taxes and fees

Link to purchase tickets: http://www.denveroutlaws.com/dcef



Colorado Rockies Community Day (vs. NY Mets)

Sunday, May 15 @ 2:10 pm

Coors Field
2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Tickets: $16 upper level, $23 lower level




Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park Community Days 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4, 5
Tickets only $26.99; purchase by 5/31 and receive another FREE ticket valid 8/15/16-10/16/16

Link to purchase tickets: http://www.elitchgardens.com/dcsd/