Friday, January 13, 2017

Professional Learning Focuses on Math & Technology Enrichment
Teachers are excited to continue to learn about best math practices and technology integration during our professional learning day Friday.  Teachers will deepen their understanding of math concepts so they are able to enrich and extend the curriculum.  Larry Linnen, a professor from the University of Denver, will challenge teachers to push students' thinking through questioning.  Teachers will also have the opportunity to explore new apps and programs that enhance instruction.  We are looking forward to implementing these new ideas in the classroom!

GRE Students Are World Class Writers
Students in all grade levels are applying writing concepts to their own pieces.  Students are learning a variety of "craft moves," such as elaborating with details and supporting their reasoning, and using them to strengthen their narrative and informational writing.  Students are also using writing rubrics to improve their pieces.

Gold Rush Parent Communication Survey
We are looking for ways to improve our communication.  Click here to complete a parent survey regarding how you receive information best by Wednesday, January 18.  The school will use your feedback to improve the ways we share information.

STEAM Lab Success!
Students in all grade levels are now exploring math and science through our engineering lab.  This has been a wonderful way for students to collaborate and problem solve.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the STEAM lab by the end of the month.

Upcoming Events
* January 16: No School - Holiday
* January 19: SAC Meeting @ 4:30 - Gold Mine Room Click here for the agenda 
* February 1: Harlem Wizards @ Legend High School 
* February 3: Sock Hop

Electronic Thursday Folder

* Box Tops For Education

-Click here for information about a class competition!

* Legend High School Presents The Harlem Wizards VS Our Very Own Parker Team
 -Click here for flyer

* Sock Hop
-Click here for flyer

* Chick Fil A Dine-In Fundraiser
-Click here for flyer

* Gold Rush Elementary Chess Club
-Spring session forming. Click here for flyer.

National Western Stock Show Days! 
-Now through January 22For calendar and info on purchasing tickets, click here

* Denver Nuggets Community Night vs. L.A. Clippers.
-Saturday, January 21 @ 7 p.m. Order tickets here.

* Denver Nuggets Community Night vs. Calgary Roughnecks
-Saturday, March 3 @ 7 p.m. Ordering info will be available soon on our website. 

* Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Secret Garden. 
-April 21 – May 7, Click here and enter promo code DCSDFUND.  

* Elitch Gardens
- June 2Saturday, June 3 OR June 4 Ticket ordering info will be available soon on our website.

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Field Trip Information
If your class has an upcoming field trip, please click on our Field Trip Link to sign up!