Golden Gazette

Jana Anderson, Principal

Gold Academy - November 15, 2018

Emily LeMay, Assistant Principal

Karen Klein, Lead Teacher

Karen Hartnett, Community in Schools Site Coordinator

From the desk of Mrs. Anderson

This week we are highlighting our 4-H club! This year the 4-H club is focusing on STEAM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Recently, the students have been working on Slime Science. They have learned that slime is a Non-Newtonian liquid which is neither a liquid nor a solid. The next club meeting will include comparing and contrasting different types of slime! The students are having fun while also learning the values of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.


Our teachers are working hard during their Professional Learning Community meetings each week to analyze student academic data. They look at strengths as well as areas in which we can grow. The teachers take this information and develop strategies to help our students continue to grow academically! As a district we focus on student learning, customer service and safety! We are preparing our students to become “Tomorrow Ready.”


Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. Within our busy world, it is important to slow down a little and take time to reflect on what we are thankful for each day. I am thankful for our students, parents, staff, community, and my family and friends! I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


Mrs. Anderson

Cotton Candy Friday

To celebrate our last student day prior to Thanksgiving break, we will be selling cotton candy for $1.00 per bag on Friday, November 22nd. Proceeds will go toward student and staff needs in the building.

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Thank you to all who participated in our candy bar fundraiser! The prize party will be held during all lunch periods on Monday, December 2nd!

Lockbox Challenge

The 6th grade students worked with Purdue Scientists to solve a lockbox challenge. In addition, the Purdue Scientists did demos for the students.See pictures below.

Thank you!

The Lion's Club donated dictionaries to all of the third grade students! See pictures from Miss Hopkin's class below.
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Interested in Volunteering - see below

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Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to save your box tops and send them in with your child! Our school earns money for each box top turned into the school!

Kroger Rewards

Parents did you know that by registering your Kroger Card you can help the Gold Academy? You can sign-up at www.kroger.com/communityrewards. With each purchase you make using your card you will be contributing toward a rebate for the Gold Academy to purchase supplies for the school. Please consider taking a few minutes to contribute to our school.
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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 15 - Popcorn Friday

Friday, November 22 - Cotton Candy Friday!

Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, December 2 - School reconvenes

Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13 - Santa Shop

Thursday, December 12th - 5th grade concert

Saturday, December 14th - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Breakfast with Santa at Blue and Gold Academy. 1st grade, 2nd grade, and the choir will be performing

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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.decaturproud.org