Gold Rush Elementary School
November 22, 2019
A CARING COMMUNITY
Gold Rush is committed to “challenging critical thinkers to take risks, honor differences and care for others." The last three weeks is a testimony of just how caring our school community is. In less than a month, Gold Rush made significant contributions to the Parker Task Force, Denver Rescue Mission and communities all over the world that do not have access to basic medical supplies. Gold Rush donated over 5,600 food items to the Parker Task Force. We collected $1400 and numerous first aid supplies for Kits for Kids. Gold Rush also collected turkeys and made a $1300 donation to the Denver Rescue Mission. We thank our Student Council, Young Rotarians, staff and Gold Rush families for their generous and meaningful contributions.

We appreciated seeing many of you at Celebrations of Learning and our Thanksgiving Feast. It was fun to recognize the upcoming holiday as a school community. We wish your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are all truly grateful that you are a part of our Gold Rush family.
GRE AWARDED
2019 JOHN IRWIN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
It was just announced that Gold Rush was awarded the 2019 John Irwin School of Excellence Award by the State of Colorado. Gold Rush exceeded academic expectations in Math, English Language Arts and Science as measured by the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Assessment in 2019. Gold Rush will be formally honored at the Board of Education Meeting on December 3. We are extremely proud to receive this distinction, and we thank our students and staff for their dedication.
PAJAMAS WITH A PURPOSE
Gold Rush students didn't just wear pajamas to be comfortable the day before Thanksgiving. Students who participated brought change in to support the Denver Rescue Mission. Students raised over $1300, which is 68 turkeys!
TREMENDOUS BOOK FAIR
Our fall book fair was a tremendous hit! We thank our librarian, Mrs. Golish, the PTO and parent volunteers for making this happen!
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 25-29: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 5: Incoming K Round Up @ 5:00-6:00
December 19: No School - Winter Break
December 21: Elementary Progress Reports Release Through Parent Portal
Gold Rush Elementary | 12021 S. Swift Fox Way Parker CO 80134
Main Line 303-387-7700 | Fax 303-387-7701 | https://gre.dcsdk12.org/