Gold Rush Elementary School
November 16, 2018
THANKSGIVING FEAST & CELEBRATIONS OF LEARNING
It was great to see many families at our Celebrations of Learning and Thanksgiving Feast! Students enjoyed sharing their learning and a meal with their families and friends. Students shared a variety of artifacts, including their writing, technology projects and reading goals. We thank our parent volunteers for helping with the feast and our book fair. We served over 1,000 meals this year! We wish your family a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
CELEBRATING VETERANS
In honor of Veterans' Day, students in grades K-5 celebrated those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. Students engaged in a variety of activities to recognize these important citizens. Some parents who served in the military came in and spoke. Other students sent their extra Halloween candy and cards to those currently serving abroad. We thank all of those who have served on our behalf.
GRE DONATES OVER 6000 ITEMS to PARKER TASK FORCE

We thank all of our families who donated to the Parker Task Force through our annual Food Drive. Our school community donated over 6,666 items to those in need! We thank our PTO President, Angel Zayaz, and our parent volunteers for making our food drive a success. Students in our service learning club, called Interact, worked with members of the Parker Task Force this week. Students are looking forward to sharing our work with the students at Cimarron Middle School when we return from winter break.
2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION & OPEN ENROLLMENT
It's hard to believe, but we are already starting to plan for next school year. In order to assist us, please complete the enrollment confirmation survey for your child(ren) by Friday, November 30th. 
Please  click here  for the survey. This will help ensure your child's classroom placement for next year.

First Round Open Enrollment will open on November 1st.   Click here  to apply for open enrollment.  Schools will extend offers based on available space by December 7th. Parents can see offers in the  EngagED Parent Portal  after December 10th and they have until December 17th at 4:00 PM to log back in and accept. In the event you did not receive an offer during First Round, you will remain on a wait list for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opens on January 22nd at 8:00 AM.  Tours and Presentation will be offered on November 13th at 9:00 AM, November 29th at 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM, and December 14th at 9:00 AM.

In addition, we will host a Kindergarten Registration open house on Wednesday, December 12, from 5:00-7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for the parents of incoming kindergartners to complete registration paperwork, learn more about our programming and tour the school. This event is for parents only. We look forward to welcoming students in the spring with their own special evening.  
TRANSPORTATION REMINDERS
Every student who rides a DCSD bus must be able to present their Z-Pass card and scan on and off the bus. Parents have the option to sign up for free notifications of when their student scans, the location and the time. You can find more information at  zpassplus.com .
Bus drivers are currently handing out Z-passes to all students who ordered during Express Check-In. If you have not ordered one yet, please click here .

UPCOMING EVENTS

* November 19-23 - Fall Break
* November 26 - Welcome Back From Fall Break
* November 29 - Open Enrollment Presentations @ 9:00 & 5:30
* December 12 - Kindergarten Round Up @ 5:00-7:00
* December 21-January 6 - No School - Winter Break

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