Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1:1 A Technology Device for Each Student
Gold Rush is excited to have a technology device for each student! Students in grades K-2 will have access to iPads and intermediate students will have either chrome books or laptops. While this device will not replace quality instruction from the classroom teacher, it will enhance the curriculum and promote student engagement.




We are excited to kick off this initiative next week with a spirit week! Throughout the week students will be learning how to use technology safely. Students will be learning how to be digital citizens and gain and share information appropriately. Each day students will have an option to dress up according to the theme of the day. Click here for the spirit week flyer.


Moving to 1:1 is also an opportunity to teach responsibility.  Your child will receive a copy of a District device contract early next week. Please review the student agreements with your child and return a signed copy to his/her teacher.  The agreements below ensure students’ safety and prevent devices from damage. We are excited to use technology more in the classroom this year!

Device Contract

Incident Report 

Assessment Day Schedule for August 18 & 19
We are excited to get to know your child’s instructional strengths and needs during his/her assessment hour on either August 18th or 19th.  Please review the checklist below for an overview of the hour.

__ Review your child’s assessment day & hour in CanyonCreek.  Password = digger

__ Arrive 15 minutes prior to your child’s assigned testing hour.

__ Please walk your child inside the building.

__ Check in kindergartners in the kindie hallway with a staff member.  The staff member will
      escort the child to his/her testing location.

__ Check in students in grades 1-5 outside of the gym.  A staff member will escort your child to
      his/her testing session at the beginning of the testing hour.

__ At the end of the testing hour, students in grades 1-5 will meet their parents in the gym.  
     They will be waiting at their grade level table.  Kindergarten students will meet their parents
      in the kindie hallway where they originally checked in.

__ Students will take their picture in the gym with their parents.  
      Click here for Life Touch flyer.

__ Teachers will share your child’s results with you during fall Parent Teacher Conferences. 
      Additional information regarding conferences will be posted in upcoming blogs.


** Students attending BASE will be escorted to their testing session and returned to BASE.  These students will take their picture at the beginning of the day.



Running Club
Running Club is back for our 6th year! Two sessions are offered and you can select one session that works best for you. Each session is limited to 60 participants. For more information and the registration link click here.  The link will be live this Friday at 8:30AM. Registration is first come first serve and will fill up quickly.

Delayed Dismissal Procedure


In the event of a delayed weather dismissal, you will be alerted via phone, email and text. If you are picking your child(ren) up, please come into the building at 3:30PM and sign out from his or her classroom.



Students attending BASE or after school activities that are the located in the building will go to their intended location.  Bus riders will be called to the gym and will be loaded onto buses when it is safe.
Walkers and bikers will be dismissed when the weather is clear.  If the weather does not clear by 3:45 PM, please come and sign your child(ren) out in the gym. Students must be picked up by parents and/or adults listed on your emergency contact info.

Follow Us on Twitter & Facebook!
There are many ways to get information about Gold Rush.  In addition to our website and blog you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  Our twitter handle is @greelementary and our facebook account is Gold Rush Elementary.

Upcoming Events
* August 22- 26 Digital Citizenship Week - Click here for daily spirit events.
* September 5 No School - Labor Day
* September 9 Western Night

Friendly Reminders
* Dogs are not allowed on school grounds.
* Please use the cross walk before and after school.
* Please do not pull around other cars in the car loop.
* If you took pictures of the first day of school, please send them to GREphotos@gmail.com



Electronic Thursday Folder August 18, 2016


GRE Student Council Meeting August 30, 2016
Digital Citizen Spirit Week- Click for calendar of events
Fundraising Night at Freddy's
PTO Spirit Wear Flyer
Golden Ticket Theatre Glee Club
-Click here for Glee Club Flyer- sign up by Friday, August 19th!
-Click here for Golden Ticket Theatre Website
Recorder Consort
GRE Choir