Golden Gazette

Jana Anderson, Principal

Gold Academy - May 2, 2017

Emily LeMay, Instructional Coach

Brenda Reiff, Instructional Coach

Karen Hartnett, Student Services Coach

Teacher Appreciation Week

During the week of May 1 – May 5, we are celebrating teachers with a Super Hero themed week! Carnations will be sold here at school on Wednesday, May 3rd for $2.00.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be coming home with your child on Wednesday, May 3rd.

Spring NWEA Testing

All students in grades 1-6 will be taking the NWEA test between May 8th and May 19th. This is an important year-end assessment to check for student growth in Reading and Math. Please encourage your child to do their best work on these tests.

PTO Meeting

There will be a PTO meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, at 6:00 p.m., in the Community Room. Please enter through door 14. Your participation truly benefits us all. Hope to see you there.

Go for the Gold Benefit Walk

Our first annual Go for the Gold Benefit Walk will take place in between Field Day sessions. The cost is $1 to participate for students or parents. It will be held from 11:00 - 11:30 am on the school grounds. Proceeds from this event will go to create a scholarship fund for a future graduating Gold Academy student.

Field Day May 16th

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Awards Day!

Please be sure to mark your calendar for the Awards Day Program for your student(s).

  • May 22nd 8:30 a.m., 1st and 2nd Grade
  • May 23rd 8:30 a.m., 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
  • May 24th 1:00 p.m., 6th Grade

Last Student Day

The student’s last day will be Thursday, May 25, 2017. Students will be bringing home their report card along with other important information home for you to see.

School Registration 2017-2018

Wednesday, July 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Thursday, July 13, 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 9:00 am-12:00 noon

Please mark your calendar for one of these sessions to get your student(s) registered for next school year.

Relay for Life

During the month of April, we held a Relay for Life campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society. We would like to THANK all the students and families that sent in money for this great cause!


The theme was "Don't Monkey Around, Put Your Neck On The Line, Support Relay For Life, Have A Roaring Good Time". Students could pay $1.00 to have their name on a monkey, giraffe, or lion to be displayed in the commons area.


The Gold Academy raised a total of $1128.66!


  • Congratulations to Miss Woodard's and Mrs. Starnes' classes for raising the most money. They each brought in $88, and have earned a pizza party!
  • We had 20 classrooms with 100% participation and they will receive a pop and popcorn party!
  • Every student will receive a Flavor Ice popsicle since the Gold Academy raised the most money between the two schools.


THANK YOU again for your support to the American Cancer Society!

Culver's Scoopie Points

Please help our Physical Education class acquire PE equipment by saving Scoopie Points from the Culver’s kid’s meals. There is a container in the front office to collect the points. For every 10 points, we can earn equipment.

Medications at School

Please remember that ALL medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian by the end of the school day on Thursday, May 25th. The nurses will be in the clinic until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26th. After 12:30 p.m., any medications that have not been picked up will be destroyed and disposed of properly. Please feel free to contact Nurse Debbie or Nurse Carie if you have any questions or concerns.

Handicap Parking

There is a concern that vehicles without proper signage are parking in the handicap spots during our morning and afternoon drop off and pick up times. Please note that our Decatur Police Department will be issuing tickets to those who do not have a handicap sign that is visible.

211 Assistance

Find the resources you need with one call! Metro United Way's 2-1-1 help referral service directs people looking for resources to help them face life challenges, often for the first time, to the appropriate service provider. A trusted and caring call specialist will listen to the full scope of your issue and connect you immediately to the right source. This easy to remember phone number saves time and frustration by eliminating the need to navigate a maze of agencies and help lines.

Community Dinners

MSD of Decatur Township, along with Second Helpings, are providing free community dinners every Monday at Valley Mills Elementary from 5:30-6:30, every Tuesday at Stephen Decatur from 5:30 – 6:30, and every Thursday at the Blue/Gold Academy from 5:30-6:30. These dinners are absolutely FREE, and open to anyone! Please enter the DELC through door #14 by the cafeteria. The last dinner for this school year will be on Thursday, May 18th at Blue/Gold Academy.
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Summer Reading Program

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Looking for a summer camp opportunity?

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AYS Summer Camp

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Kroger Rewards and Marsh Fresh Ideas

Please click on the links below to register your Kroger and Marsh rewards cards. Once registered, a portion of your total purchase each time you use your card will be donated to Gold Academy. If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Liaison, Bev O'Toole at botoole@msddecatur.k12.in.us

Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to save your Box Tops and send them in with your student! The class with the most box tops will receive a special treat!

Decatur Proud License Plates

Support Decatur Township by purchasing a metal “Decatur Proud” license plate for the front of your vehicle. The cost is $10 (cash only) and the profits from the plates sold help the students in our building.

From the Board of Education

"It is the Board's commitment to provide a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. Any individual who believes a student has been or is the victim of discrimination, bullying, or harassment should report the situation to the building principal or designee or complete the School District's Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying report form, which is available online at www.msddecatur.k12.in.us."

Calendar of Events

Friday, May 5 - Popcorn Friday

Monday, May 8 - Spring NWEA begins

Tuesday, May 9 - 6:00 p.m., PTO Meeting

Friday, May 12 - Popcorn Friday

Tuesday, May 16 - Field Day

Tuesday, May 16 - 11:00 a.m., Go for the Gold Benefit Walk

Wednesday, May 17 - Rain Date for Field Day

Friday, May 19 - Spring NWEA ends

Friday, May 19 - Popcorn Friday

Monday, May 22nd - 8:30 a.m., 1st and 2nd grade awards

Tuesday, May 23rd - 8:30 a.m., 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade awards

Wednesday, May 24 - 1:00 p.m., 6th grade awards

May 25 - Last Student Day

July 12 - Registration 9:00 - 12:00 and 4:00 - 8:00

July 13 - Registration 4:00 - 8:00

July 15 - Registration 9:00 - 12:00