Gold Rush Elementary School
January 18, 2019
CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Gold Rush students recognized Martin Luther King Jr.'s significant contributions this week. Primary students read several different texts about Dr. King and determined what information was most important. They then created adobe spark videos that featured these facts. Fifth grade students, on the other hand, wrote original poems honoring Dr. King.

We ended the week by celebrating as a school community. Students sang songs from King's era, listened to an excerpt from his famous I 'Have A Dream' speech and heard Superintendent, Dr. Tucker, speak about the importance of honoring differences and being a hero. We appreciate the learning, reflection and appreciation that resulted from students' work.

His Words
by Noah Spencer

His words are good,
His words are great.
He worked hard,
To bring down hate.

He tried,
He failed.
He tried again,
But every time he thought,
When will this end?

He wrote I Have a Dream,
And we all have one too.
But the only person that can change it,
Is you.

That's what he thought,
Until he brought people together.
He tried and tried,
No matter the weather.

His name is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
He shares very good words,
All we have to remember,
Is that hate hurts.

Be humble,
Brave,
And Bold.
No matter what age.
Young and old.

Be nice,
not mean.
Being hateful is the worst.
Don't be shy.

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King's words,
"Hate cannot drive out hate,
Only love can do that"


GRE IS FRONT PAGE NEWS!
Gold Rush students' leadership made front page news! The Parker Chronicle captured Gold Rush students as they spread our food-share program with Cimarron Middle School last Friday. We are proud to report that the middle school has already donated 60 pounds of food to the Task Force!

A group of Interact students also presented to all principals in the Parker Region Thursday with the goal of getting GRE's food share program in all Parker schools. We are incredibly proud of students' efforts! Click here for the article in the Parker Chronicle. 
PROMOTING LEADERSHIP
Douglas County School Board member, Krista Holtzmann, spoke to student council about the benefits and challenges of leadership. She shared that her passion for serving children drove her to run for the school board. She explained the process for running for an elected position. She also highlighted several important leadership skills, such as listening to multiple stakeholders, being visible, and working collaboratively. We thank Mrs. Holtzmann for her insight and experience!
SPELLING BEE
We are proud of all of the fourth and fifth graders that participated in the Spelling Bee Monday! Students worked hard to learn many new and challenging words. We are also proud of students' willingness to take a risk! We congratulate Jack Smith for being GRE's top speller! Jack will represent Gold Rush at the District Spelling Bee.
UPCOMING EVENTS

* January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
* February 1 - Sock Hop
* February 11-14 - Kindness Week & Legend High School Wish Week
* February 14 - Valentine's Day Parties - See Classroom Communication


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