the EAGLE Eye
a weekly Gold Ridge Elementary newsletter
Introducing GRE's New Health Assistant--Gabrielle Avallone
My name is Gabrielle Avallone, and I am the new Health Assistant here at Gold Ridge Elementary! For those that have not met me, I have a love for movement and exercise. I swam starting when I was 9 years old, up until swimming at Sierra College where I earned my All-American certificate for the 1650-yd Freestyle event and the 800-yd Freestyle Relay. If I seem familiar, I am the Head Coach of Folsom Sea Otters (FSO) Swim Team over at the Folsom Aquatic Center. However, FSO isn’t the only team I work with… I will be going into my 5th year as Head Coach for Cordova High School Swim team. As you can tell, I am on the pool deck a lot! I have a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and I plan to return to school to get a teaching credential to teach PE soon. I am a dog mom of 3: Coco, Gremlin, and Rue. I love to take them out and about in Placerville, or up hiking in Desolation Wilderness. In whatever free time I have left, I love to hang out with my husband, Cody, and watch Harry Potter movies or drag him out into the garage to work on our cars with me 😊
Next Week @ GRE:
Monday, October 17 Breakfast Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Monday, October 17 Lunch Chicken Taquitos or Cheese Quesadilla
Monday, October 17 Cross Country Practice 2:50-3:30pm
Tuesday, October 18 PTO Dine & Donate to the PTO Panda Express Day 10am-9:30pm
Tuesday, October 18 Cross Country Meet @ GRE 3:15-4:15pm
Tuesday, October 18 FCUSD DELAC Meeting 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, October 18 FCUSD College Fair 6-8pm @ FHS Gym
Wednesday, October 19 Pink Ice Cream Cart at Dismissal
Wednesday, October 19 Kassirer Tennis 2:50-3:50pm
Thursday, October 20 Picture Retake Day
Thursday, October 20 Free Flu & Covid Clinic @ CHS 2-6pm
Thursday, October 20 Firefly Art 1:25-2:25pm
Thursday, October 20 FCUSD Board Meeting 5-9pm
Friday, October 21 Third Sly Park Payment Due $70
Friday, October 21 1st Coloma Payment Due $67
Friday, October 21 Free Flu & Covid Clinic @ FHS 2-5pm
Friday, October 21 Intellibricks 3-4:30pm
Saturday, October 22 Parent IEP Process Conference 9-2:45pm
TODAY IS LAST DAY TO Submit Yearbook Photos for Party on the Quad
Be sure to share your photos from our awesome Party on the Quad! It was so great to see everyone back on campus and having fun! Deadline October 14!
Upload your "Party on the Quad" pictures here: https://tr5.treering.com/school/237889/school-content/school-photos/238373927 (note: you must have registered your email either this year or last year to upload photos - if you purchased a book, you're registered)
PTO Dine & Donate Night--Tuesday, Oct 18
PTO need VOLUNTEERS for the Upcoming Halloween Event on Oct 28
PTO is in need of some assistance with the Halloween event on October 28 from 6-8pm with the following areas:
- 10-15 decorated cars for Trunk or Treat
- Someone from each grade to coordinate a basket to raffle off
- Someone to help coordinate the food options
PTO appreciates all of your help!!
Contribute to The Eagle Fund
The Gold Ridge PTO is streamlining fundraising efforts this year and we need your help!
To volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, for Eagles ART, and for 3E Science, you must be a cleared Category 2 volunteer with the district.
INTEL EMPLOYEES NEEDED FOR PC PALS PROGRAM!
To ALL Gold Ridge parents who work at Intel:
The Intel Facilities in Folsom has a great program called PC Pals. PC Pals is the email mentoring program where Intel employees email a student twice a week. The idea being to encourage, inspire and guide young people throughout the school year to work hard and be successful in school as well as provide the opportunity for students to gain computer experience. The program is a very worthwhile activity, with little time commitment from Intel employees.
The other great thing about the PC Pals program is the money that it brings to the school. The school receives a $200 Intel Volunteer Grant for every 20 hours Intel employees volunteer at the school. By the end of the school year, this can become quite a large chunk of money with which the school can spend on technology or other needs. In the last few years, the PC Pal program has earned Gold Ridge $15,000 to $20,000 in matching grant funds per year.
The commitment to the program from the Intel volunteers is to send at least two emails a week, and be able to attend two gatherings with the kids at the school. The kids absolutely love the visits.
This program is a great opportunity for our school to earn extra money. If you are an Intel employee and interested in joining this great program, please contact Tyrone Harding via Intel Email.
Donation Request from Ms. Hopkins
Mrs. Hopkins, the Intervention teacher at our school, likes to propagate plants to give away to students at the end of the year. Last year, she gave away spider plants. For anyone who can, this year, she is asking for donations of 4 inch used plastic pots, potting soil, and the green tops of pineapples that would normally be thrown away. She is looking forward to gifting a growing Pineapple bromeliad houseplant for each student. Donations can be dropped off in the bin in the front office.
Free Flu & Covid-19 Clinics @ CHS and FHS
Upcoming Dates @ GRE:
October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week-"Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free"
October 25-28 Scholastic Book Fair
October 25-November 7 Online Scholastic Book Fair
October 24 Cross Country Practice 2:50-3:30pm
October 25 Cross Country Meet @ Sandra J Gallardo Elementary 3:15-4:15pm
October 26 Abel's Apple Acres 2nd Grade Field Trip
October 28 PTO Halloween Event 6-8pm
October 31- November 11 Hands4Hope "Warm & Fuzzy Drive"
November 2 3E Science Training in Library 7pm
November 3 Free Flu & Covid Clinic @ CHS 2-6pm
November 4 Super Minimum Day 8:15a-11:38a/1st Trimester Ends
November 6 Daylights Savings Time-Fall back 1 hour
November 7 Eagles ART Docent Training in D3 7pm
November 11 Veterans Day NO SCHOOL!
November 14-18 Minimum Days 8:15a-1:21p
November 14-18 Parent Teacher Conferences for Grades 1-4 Only
November 14-18 5th Grade Sly Park Field Trip
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break--NO SCHOOL!
November 30 2nd Coloma Payment Due $67
December 9 PTO Polar Express Movie Night
December 19-January 2 Winter Break--NO SCHOOL!
January 3 School Resumes
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr.--NO SCHOOL!
January 16 PTO General Meeting
January 17 3rd Coloma Payment Due $67
February 7-14 PTO Friendship Grams
February 16-17 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip
February 17 PTO Multicultural Night
February 20-21 President's Holiday--NO SCHOOL!
February 24 Super Minimum Day 8:15a-11:38a
February 27-March 3 Read Across America Week
March 3 Minimum Day 8:15a-1:21p
March 29 Spring Picture Day
April 3-10 Spring Break--NO SCHOOL!
April 11 School Resumes
April 19 PTO General Meeting-Elections for 2023-24 School Year
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 19 Super Minimum Day 8:15a-11:38a
May 19 GRE Play Day
May 22-25 Minimum Days 8:15a-1:21p
May 24 5th Grade Promotion
May 25 Kinder Promotion
May 25 Last Day of School
--New Dates are in Bold