Golden Hill Principal’s Corner

November-December 2019

Hello everyone! We cannot believe that December is here!  

Thank you to everyone—students, families and friends—who helped us make November a fantastic fall month here at Golden Hill! Our November highlight  was witnessing the cutting down of the tree for Rockefeller Center. We were so excited to be able to participate!  

The kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast and Show was beautiful! Under Mrs. Risedorph’s tutelage, along with the support of our kindergarten teachers, our K-students put on an amazing show. They sang their little hearts out!  

We look forward to more events in December which include:

  • Dec. 3: Bring a Friend to Lunch 
  • Dec. 6: Snack & Chat with Principal and PTA 
  • Dec. 6: Village Tree Lighting at 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: Annual Winter Concert
  • Dec. 14: PTA Cocoa & Cookies 

To everyone in our school community, and from all of us here at Golden Hill, have a beautiful and peaceful holiday season with family and friends!  

Remember Winter Recess starts on Monday, Dec. 23.  Students return to school on Monday, January 6. We will see you in the New Year 2020!

Sincerely,

Debbi Lisack

October 2019

Students interact with nutritionist as they try a new food. Principal Lisack stand behind them taking a photo with her phone. It’s Autumn on Golden Hill! We have learned a lot about our school life and expectations, and enjoyed many of the season’s activities, with many more to go.

Our friends with the Florida Fire District rolled out another great day of fire safety and prevention education and we hosted our monthly Harvest Day exposing students to new, healthy foods. We’re now in the midst of celebrating Spirit Week and grade 5 will Bring a Friend to Lunch this Friday.  Next, we are looking forward to Red Ribbon Week, the PTA Trunk or Treat, Parent-Teacher Conferences,  and the PTA Book Fair.

Great things I’ve seen at Golden Hill in recent weeks:

  • Students book shopping, Flashlight Fridays, Apple tastings
  • Lots of reading all around, in every class
  • Read-Aloud events with great picture-book themes
  • Menu Math in grade 5
  • Students giving a great effort during MAP testing
  • Students doing visual math
  • Abstract art creations
  • Nursery rhymes coming alive
  • Math in art class
  • Grade 1 butterfly release
  • Greek Mythology coming alive in grade 4 ELA
  • Lots of students and staff smiling
  • Great phone calls with students’ families
  • Great positive postcards sent home.
  • We were all busy, engaged, and having fun in learning!

Debbi Lisack