Golden Hill Principal’s Corner, November 2018

November 2018

Dear families,

We are thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.
  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning.
  • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.

We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Nov. 22  and Nov.  23,  and reopens Nov. 26.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debbi Lisack, Principal, and the team at Golden Hill Elementary

October 2018

Where did September go?

Nine elementary students read outside on the grass
Don’t forget to read together for 15 minutes each evening!

September has already come and gone! It was the time to get procedures and expectations down. October has a lot of learning for us as well as a lot of student activities including Fire Prevention Day, Harvest Day, Spirit Week, Grade 5 Bring a Friend to Lunch, Picture Day, Red Ribbon Week and the PTA Trunk or Treat.

Great things I saw this past week at Golden Hill:

  • Students giving a great effort during MAP testing
  • Students book shopping, Flashlight Friday, Apple tastings
  • Lots of reading all around and in every class
  • Read alouds – great picture book themes
  • Students doing visual math
  • Abstract art creations
  • Nursery rhymes coming alive
  • Puppet show in kindergarten
  • Grade 1 butterfly releases
  • Awesome Chris Poulos assembly on character education
  • New physical education games
  • Students and staff smiling
  • Great phone calls home!

We were all so busy having fun in learning!

Kind regards,
Debbi Lisack, Principal

September 2018

Welcome Back

Our first few days of school have been a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to all our families, PTA and staff for investing so many hours of preparation. Your support has translated into a very special start to the school year for students. Please let me know if there’s anything else we can do to set your child up for success this school year.

Practice Safety Drills

Over the course of the school year, we are required to practice twelve (12) safety drills.

Our staff works with students to communicate directions for these drills in an age-appropriate manner.

We have been practicing these drills for many years, but wanted you to know we’re happy to answer questions if it’s helpful. Feel free to reach out anytime.

Thanks again for your support and have a great week.

Kind regards,
Debbi Lisack, Principal