GOLDEN HILLS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Golden Hills Mission
Message from the Principal
Dear Golden Hills Families,
At Golden Hills we really want a strong partnership with families. Family engagement refers to what families do at home and in the community to support their children’s learning. There is a lot of research that shows that when families are involved and engaged students do better. We want this partnership with you.
Join Golden Hills Parent Teacher Group! Only 4-6 meetings a year to plan fun activities for our students and staff! New PTG members will be acknowledged in our monthly newsletter!
First Meeting will be on September 8th from 3-4!
Join our Golden Hills School Site Council. SSC is made up of parents, principal, teachers and other school personnel. The primary responsibility is to identify common goals and assist the leadership team in establishing a plan to achieve the goals. We will address any questions you may have about Golden Hills. First Meeting will be on September 8th from 3-4!
Attendance matters for our students. Our goal is to have 95% or above of our students at school. We are currently at 94.85%. Please let us know if we can support your students' attendance in any way! We do not want any student to miss out on our fun activities planned based around attendance.
New this year, starting this week, we are lucky to have 2 art consultants visit each class every week for an hour for the next ten weeks! We are so excited to be able to provide this opportunity for our students. We will have an Art Showcase on November 17th to display the art!
Please feel free to reach out to me anytime you have a question or concern,
Golden HIlls Principal
PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions & Support
Did you know that Golden HIlls has received the following PBIS awards?
2021: Platinum Award
2019: SIlver Award
What is a PBIS award? Golden Hills received the awards for creating a school environment where all students succeed. We have a foundation of being proactive to provide support to prevent behaviors that disrupt the classroom/ playground. Using data to design and provide interventions for students who need the extra support to prevent problem behaviors.
T Shirt/ Spirit Wear Sales
At Golden Hills Fridays are show your school spirit days!
Golden Hills Spirit Wear:
2 weeks of free shipping begins on 9/2 and ends on 9/19. The items will be mailed directly to your house!
Grandparents are invited to join their Golden Hills students on Friday, September 9th from 8:00-8:30 for breakfast in the Golden Hills cafeteria! Come visit your students' classroom and join your students for breakfast!
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time in the Golden Hills office. Please bring exact change or a check.
Adult breakfast price is $3.60
Student eat free
PBIS: Team Ticket Winners
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
Lego Party for the class with the highest percentage for attendance for the month of August and September on September 30th!
Trimester 1: LASER show called Lasermania! Students who attend 90% or more school days from August to November 10th (absent less than 6 days) will be invited!
Our Average daily attendance so far is 94.85%
Golden Hills Principal/Superintendent Awards
September 1st at 1:30: Students Anti- Bullying Assembly
September 2nd: Principal/ Superintendent Awards at Helen Wilcox 9 am
September 5th: No School, Labor Day
September 8th: Picture Day
September 8th : School Site Council/ Parent Teacher Group Meeting 3 pm
September 9th: Grandparents Day come join your student for breakfast at 8:00-8:30 am AND Carrot Lady Kick Off at Lunch Recess
September 12th: Reading For Education Fundraiser begins
September: Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser
September 1st -23rd: Popcornopolis Fundraiser
Sept 16th: Progress Reports Go Home
September 29th: Golden HIlls Picture Make-Up Day
October 12th: Math Family Night/ Art Showcase 5-6
November: 17th Lasershow ( attendance)
November 17th : Art Showcase & Family Picnic
January 10-13: Fifth Grade Shady Creek Camp
Popcornopolis Fundraiser: Golden HIlls students will be selling popcorn from September 1-September 23rd. The fundraiser raises money for fun field trips, assemblies and extra activities at school. Orders will be placed on September 30th and popcorn will drive about 4-6 weeks later.
Reading For Education is a year-long fundraiser. The school earns money when families and friends shop online at Reading For Education.com. Information will be sent home on September 9th.
Math Festival: On October 12th Golden Hills will be having a math festival for students during the school day. . We will need 12 family members to volunteer to supervise and support the festival throughout the day. In order to volunteer you must complete a volunteer form, get fingerprinted and be TB tested. This is for our students' safety. Parents DO NOT need to be experts at math to volunteer to help students at the Math Festival. They can learn everything they need right at their table! Parents need not be fluent English speakers to help at a table.
Parents will not be acting as teachers that day; they will be giving simple assistance to students, often helping one or two students at a time read and understand the directions or get started on a Math Festival task.
Please contact the office if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
Save the Date: October 12th from 5- 6pm!
On the evening of October 12th there will be a Math Festival for families to attend!
Reading for Education: Will begin on September 12th.
What is Motivating Monday? Motivating Monday is the last Monday of the month. At our whole school meeting at 8:35 in the EAGLES Nest we will be recognizing students for various reasons.They will be part of a VIP Party on September 2nd to celebrate their success in following the TEAM expectations. ,
Our Positive EAGLE Award is for following TEAM expectations: families will receive an email that their student is receiving the award and they are invited to attend. The award winners are called up and given a certificate for following our TEAM expectations. They will wear a VIP pass for the following Friday. They will get donuts, wear the VIP pass to be front in line and get to choose which lunch period and table they sit at.
Music Awards: Mr. Grigorik will acknowledge students who are following TEAM expectations in Music class.
Attendance: Ironman awards will be handed out to classes with the best overall attendance. Individual awards will be handed out for great attendance. This week all students with above 90% attendance will receive an otter pop.
Congratulations to our Positive EAGLE Award WInners: