Golden Hill Principal’s Corner

May, 2018

Dear Golden Hill families and friends,

Hello everyone!

We are now in May!  Summer is right around the corner.  The month of April just zipped by! Here’s a bit of what’s been going on at Golden Hill:

  • Our pre-k had its “Bring a Friend to Lunch” event.  The students were so excited to have family and friends at school eating lunch with them.
  • A man talks to elementary students, sitting on the floor of the library
    Author Jason LeFebvre visits Golden Hill students.

    We held our kindergarten registration.  It afforded us the wonderful opportunity to meet new families and students. September will be here before you know it! Students eligible for kindergarten that have not yet registered should contact Kathleen Derevjanik, Registrar, at 651-3095 ext. 20050.

  • Our students were so fortunate to have grade level visits by Jason LeFebvre, author of the book “Too Much Glue.” He was so inspiring to students and captivated everyone’s attention. His energy and passion filled the library!
  • Last month our students participated in the NYS ELA and in May they are participating in the NYS math assessments in Grades 3-8.
  • Our kindergarten screening brought so many young children into our school.  For many,  it was their first experience in a school!  They looked so small and were so excited!  We can’t wait for them to join us in September.
  • Six female students read on a blanket on the school lawn
    Golden Hill students read in the sunshine on a recent spring day.

    Our students even got out on the lawn to read in mid-April in between the snow days!

  • The Art Show was a huge success.  The artwork that was displayed was unimaginable. Mr. Camia definitely has sparked the talent in many of our students.

There are so many wonderful events happening in May at Golden Hill.  We hope to see you here to help us celebrate!

Debbi Lisack
Golden Hill Elementary Principal

April, 2018

Dear Golden Hill families and friends,

Hello to everyone!

It is hard to believe that it’s April.  The weather in March was certainly a challenge. Who would have thought we would have so much snow?  Now April is here and spring is in the air!


Two little girls sit on the floor reading a book together
We love to read together!

Here are some Golden Hill highlights from the past month:

  • Our students celebrated Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) with several PTA sponsored events. Our students and families who participated were excited to experience our PARP Bingo event as well as having community readers come into the school to read to our students. Our PARP Dress Up Days were so much fun!
  • We were also fortunate to have students from S.S. Seward visit and read to our students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They were great and our students loved the experience.
  • We were excited to host Career Exploration Days for our Grade 4 and Grade 5 students. We had an interesting mix of business people who shared their career knowledge with our students.  Thank you to all our presenters!
  • Our kindergarteners had their first Bring a Friend to Lunch and were so excited!  You could feel the love!
  • We held our Scripps Spelling Bee and Malina Grove was the first place winner for Grade 5 and Julius Viray was the first place winner for Grades 3 and 4. Congratulations to all contestants!
  • Our students sent  beautiful artwork to Valley View Nursing Home.
  • We held our kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school.  If you know anyone with a child who is eligible for kindergarten, please let them know they can still register.

Warm weather thoughts to everyone!

Debbi Lisack
Golden Hill Elementary Principal