Golden Hill Principal’s Corner, June 2019

June, 2019

Thank you!

This year went by so quickly that I can hardly believe summer break is right around the corner. Thank you for all of your support throughout the year. We cannot guide your child’s learning without your support.

I hope that you can all find some time to read with your child, or model reading so your child remembers the importance of finding a good book. Don’t be surprised if I send out an email requesting a picture or two of your child reading. It’s the best way to keep the learning going all summer long!

Research says that children who read over the summer tend to gain a month of reading proficiency.

Debbi Lisack, Principal

May 2019

May is certainly a beautiful month.  Spring is here!

We’re amazed at how quickly this school year is going.  We know that some days are longer than others. Overall, I bet you would agree that the year is flying by.  I heard a number of people recently say, “How is it April is over?” With the days zooming by, it’s important for us to keep a focus on our students ~ how they’re doing- academically, behaviorally, and socially and provide the necessary supports or direction.

In May we want to:

Recognize and say thank you to our Lunch Ladies who prepare and serve our students food every day!  May 3 is the day set aside for celebrating their work. We want to say Thank you    to Miss Cindy, Miss Kathy and Miss Sue for keeping our students fed with healthy and nutritional food choices.

Say Thank You  to our devoted nurse Mrs. Marlene Lysack – Drop her a note to celebrate National Nurses Day on May 6.  She strives to keep everyone healthy and offers great advice.

And we recognize and say “We appreciate you” to our teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10.  Let’s say Thank You for their dedication. It makes a difference!

Debbi Lisack, Principal

February, 2019

Hello everyone!

February is a happening month at Golden Hill Elementary!

We actually reach our 100th day of school around Feb. 19. (depending on the weather!)

Some more of our exciting accomplishments:

  • We were so fortunate to have authors do Google ‘hangouts’ with our students for World Read Aloud Day. They were: Beth Ferry, author of one of my favorites,  Stick and Stone; Annie Silvestro, author of Bunny’s Book Club; Christine Pakkala, author of Lola; Troy Cummings, author of Notebooks of Doom; Pat Miller, author of Be Kind, and Dana Middleton, author of Open If You Dare.  Our student really enjoyed seeing their authors on the screen talking to and reading to them.
  • We held a school wide Souper Bowl and collected tons of cans of soup!  When our collection was picked up for the Food Pantry the collectors could not believe how much we collected. Isn’t that awesome?  Our kind deed will help many through this winter month.
  • We are celebrating Kindness Week Feb. 19-22.  There will be Kindness quotes on morning announcements and a daily Kindness Challenge.
    We will do a Kindness dress up week;  have a Thank a Grown Up note station in the cafeteria, and hearts will be sent home to families to share the kindness and write something down about what you love and appreciate about Golden Hill Elementary.
  • Our well-known Science Symposium is happening 6 p.m. Feb. 20.  We have some amazing scientists in our midst. Stop by to check it out!

Please follow our twitter page @FUFSD_Golden Hill for the current news of happenings on the Hill!

Stay warm this February!

Debbi Lisack, Principal

January, 2019


An elementary student reads her essay to an adult woman.
This student made my day! Can I read my essay to you? Of course you can!

JHappy New Year to all of our families, friends and students at Golden Hill Elementary!

Isn’t it hard to believe that 2019 is here?  We wish you the best for success as we begin our new year venture at Golden Hill!

Please  don’t forget to be sure that students come to school with proper outdoor attire, such as jackets, hats and gloves in order for them to be safe and comfortable during recess.

Please follow our twitter page @FUFSD_Golden Hill for the current news of happenings on the Hill!

We are so excited for this new year 2019!

Debbi Lisack, Principal

December, 2018

Hello everyone!

We wish you the very happiest December! Join us in a season of giving … find ways to bring happiness and joy to others. No act of kindness is ever wasted!

Debbi Lisack, Principal

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