Golden Gazette

Jana Anderson, Principal

Gold Academy - April 24, 2020

Emily LeMay, Assistant Principal

Karen Klein, Lead Teacher

Karen Hartnett, Communities in Schools Site Coordinator

From the desk of Mrs. Anderson

Dear Gold Academy Families:


I hope this edition of the Golden Gazette finds all of you healthy! We certainly do miss seeing

our students each day. We are proud of all of their hard work. It takes a team to overcome

these challenging times. With the dedication of the staff, students, and parents, we are seeing

great things happening through eLearning!


As a reminder, we will keep everyone updated on the procedures and timeframe of picking up

students’ personal belongings, spring pictures, and yearbooks. Another reminder is the last day of food distribution will be Monday, May 18th. I want to give a huge shout-out to our Child

Nutrition Department for all of their work to ensure that our students are provided with lunch and breakfast items!


Thank you again for your diligence in assisting your children with eLearning! As Walter Payton

stated, “We are stronger together than we are alone.” This sense of team will have a positive

impact on our students as we continue to create opportunities for them to become “Tomorrow Ready!”


Stay safe and healthy!

Food Distribution at Blue and Gold Academy

Thank you to the heroes of Decatur Township! Our food service ladies have worked tirelessly providing meals to our Decatur families! Meals are provided every Monday from 11:00 - 12:00, students must be present in the car to receive the given amount of food. Pictured below are some of our volunteers helping with distribution, along with Talon who paid a visit helping Officer Tutsie direct traffic!

Teacher Appreciation - May 4-8

Our teacher appreciation week looks a little different this year, but we definitely do not want to overlook this important week in education. Our teachers have been working so hard during this unprecedented time. If you would like to send pictures of your students with cards thanking them, please send them addressed to school at:

Gold Academy

5650 Mann Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46221

School Caravan

Mark your calendars and plan to come out and see your principal, assistant principal, teachers, and staff members as we drive by at a social distance to wave to you!!! This is currently set to happen on Thursday, May 7th. We will be leaving the school at 3:30. Details and the route will be coming soon! Can't wait to see you!

Zoom classroom meetings

Pictured below, Zoom classroom meetings with Mrs. Gaither's 1st grade, Mrs. Tiffany"s 6th grade, Mrs. Miner's 6th grade, Miss Burr"s 3rd grade, and Mrs. Klassen's 1st grade. Also a fun Zoom scavenger hunt with Mr. Imel's 5th grade class!
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Problem/Solution Video

A video from a 6th grade student in Miss Sharp's art class.

Social Emotional Learning

During this stressful time due to COVID-19, it is important to keep open communication with children. You can help by discussing emotions openly and and helping your child to name his/her feelings as your problem-solve together. Here are some strategies for calming down for different age groups that students have learned at school through the Second Step social-emotional curriculum.

(see attachments)

Also, the Mindyeti Videos linked here can help children to relax and focus when necessary.

Kindergarten Registration

It is time to begin the registration process for the 2020-2021 school year at Liberty!

Our previously scheduled Spring Registration Day (April 22nd) has been postponed, but you may complete Phase I of registration from home. Complete the online portion of the registration process.


Phase II will be scheduled once buildings reopen, which includes additional paperwork and collection of documents (birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency and parent's picture ID). Your child will be registered once both Phase I and Phase II are completed.


In order to register for Kindergarten your child must turn five (5) years old by August 1. If your child will not be five by August 1, you may request an early entrance assessment by emailing acummings@decaturproud.org. You may not complete registration without approval.


At this time, we are only registering returning students for preschool. Parents of returning preschoolers may complete Phase I registration, as well.


If your child has not been enrolled in our preschool prior to the upcoming school year please email smeier@decaturproud.org to request enrollment for your child. You will not be able to complete registration without prior approval for preschool.

Physical Education My Plate activity from Miss Slagle's PE class!

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DTEF Fundraiser

The Decatur Township Educational Foundation is excited to introduce an easy spring fundraising campaign! We’ve partnered with Haulstr, a local company that delivers mulch straight to your home!

Mrs. Palencer's Indirect Measurement Lesson

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1st grade art project

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April and May eLearning Schedules 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! Click the box above for details!

Kroger Rewards

Parents did you know that by registering your Kroger Card you can help the Gold Academy? With each purchase you make, you will be contributing toward a rebate for the Gold Academy to purchase supplies for the school. Click the box above for details!

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