Gold Rush Elementary School
March 8, 2019
GRE IS AWARD WORTHY!
Gold Rush was honored at the District administrators' meeting Thursday for receiving the Governor's Award from the state of Colorado. The Governor's Award recognizes intermediate students' growth as measured by the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). CMAS is administered in the spring of each school year for students in grades 3-5 and measures students' literacy and math proficiency . We are proud of all students' and teachers' hard work!
THE ARTS REINFORCE CLASSROOM CONTENT
The arts are another avenue for students to learn about social studies and science content. Our fourth grade performances about Colorado are a great example of this. Students sang songs that relate to our state's history and symbols. These classroom performances aligned to students' current social studies content standards. Students appreciated the opportunity to learn about content in a different and creative manner. We thank Mrs. Petty for preparing students. See a portion of a performance above.

FIRST GRADERS TEACH OTHERS
All students K-5 learn the craft and structure of writing in the following three genres: informational, narrative and opinion. First graders are currently working on teaching others through their informational unit. In addition to writing pieces informing others of items in their own favorite collections, students are working on an aligned technology project. They created an Adobe Spark video that teaches incoming first graders about the computer apps that they used throughout the year. This project required them to apply their writing and technology skills. Please see a student project below.
DYNOMITE BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK

Please join us for the spring book fair next week. The book fair will be open from 8:00AM - 4:00PM Monday through Wednesday and Friday. It will be open on Thursday from 8:00AM - 7:00PM. We thank our librarian, Mrs. Golish, the PTO, and our parent volunteers for making the book fair possible.
THANK YOU PTO & PARENTS FOR CONFERENCE MEALS
LOST & FOUND
We will have our lost and found out until spring break.
Please claim any items next week.

UPCOMING EVENTS


* March 11 @ 4:00-7:30 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
* March 11-March 15 - Spring Book Fair
* March 18-22 No School - Spring Break
* April 8-10 & April 15-17 CMAS Testing for Students Grades 3-5


Gold Rush Elementary | 12021 S. Swift Fox Way Parker CO 80134
Main Line 303-387-7700 | Fax 303-387-7701 | https://gre.dcsdk12.org/