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If your child is participating in the AR program at school almost any book you have at home can be used   with teacher permission for testing. To determine the book’s level go to www.arbookfind.com.  Select Parent and then enter the book’s name in the Quick Search. The book should come up. Review   the book level and ask the teacher if you can use the book. We hope this PTA paid for service is helpful and increases your child’s ability to read and comprehend. 



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Important Dates
June 6th
June 9th
  • 6th Grade End of Year Party – CSUF – 8:15 a.m.
June 10th
  • Teacher v. 6th Grade Softball game
June 11th
  • Pancake Breakfast hosted by the 6th Grade Teachers
June 12th
  • 6th Grade Promotion – 8:15 a.m.
  • MINIMUM DAY –  DISMISSAL 12:37 - Last Day of School
Current Events 

Box Top Winners!
Box Tops Class Winners!  Congratulations to Ms. McDonald's 1st grade class for collecting 1,157 Box Tops, and Ms. McBride's 6th grade class for collecting 863 Box Tops!  They each win an Ice Cream Party to celebrate.  A big thank you to all of our Golden Families.  Start clipping for next year!

For 6th Grade Parents:
6th Grade End of the Year Activities are around the corner! Here is the schedule of events that will be held the last week of school. Parent volunteers are needed! Volunteer sign ups for year end activities is being coordinated through Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/LXukmu.


The following PTA volunteer Committee positions are open for the upcoming school year:

  • Health and Safety/Red Ribbon Week
  • Jog-A-Thon Assistant/ Committee
  • Kindergarten Representative
  • Reading Rewards Program
  • REACH Foundation Representative
  • Spirit Wear Coordinator
  • Special Education Chair
  • Summer Welcome Reception Committee
  • Box Top Committee
  • Recycling

These are some vital positions and commitments for PTA and Golden, which we cannot provide without additional help.  Please email Shauna Pearce with the one that you would like to help us with next year!

Reflections 2014-2015:
Be an artist, musician, videographer, writer, dancer, or photographer!  Participate in next year’s Reflections program at Golden.  Summer is a great time to get started on and even finish your project for next year.  Next year’s theme is “The World Would Be a Better Place If….”.  Projects typically need to be submitted by early to mid October. More information will be available in the fall when school starts, but if you would like to get started now, please click HERE for submission requirements.

Thank You for the Flowers!
A special thank you goes to our PTA for the donation of dirt, labor, and beautiful flowers that went into the flowerbed next to the Office  We appreciate your efforts to make our campus a greener, more colorful place.

Next Year’s Calendar:
The District calendar has been finalized and can be accessed by clicking HERE. Please note that there are no planned Furlough Days this year, which means that school will be in session for Monday-Wednesday of Thanksgiving Week. It also appears that every Wednesday will be designated as an Early Release Day for teaching staff planning, instead of less frequest, pre-designated dates.

Red Curb/ Valet:
The city of Placentia has painted the entire curb in front of the school red and designated it for emergency parking only.  Cars are still allowed to use the curb for Valet access, but drivers must remain in the car.

1st Day School Supplies:
We am so excited to announce a new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for the school year without the hassle. The supplies your student will need will be on his/her desk the first day of school. This is not a fundraiser. We are simply offering this as a convenience for our parents. Click the following link to purchase: http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/

Have you heard the news? Once again, Golden Elementary has been named a California State Distinguished school!
A school must demonstrate two signature practices to earn this honor. Golden has many signature practices but the ones we submitted were Power Up with Technology and Step up To Writing.  During the April 2 validation visit, the Validation Team was impressed with the learning happening in our classrooms with tools ranging from interactive flip charts and smart board technology to multimedia projects in the new computer lab. The Team enjoyed talking to the students, watching DBQ (Document Based Inquires) debates and reading all the wonderful student essays. Golden, Lakeview, and Glenknoll are the three elementary schools in PYLUSD to receive this prestigious award in 2014. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, “I applaud these strong, thriving schools that are making such impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success. This award is well-deserved by these school communities for their enduring dedication to high standards, hard work, and unwavering support." I am so proud that the fine work performed every day by Golden’s great teachers and students and the many hours of support by Golden’s parent volunteers has been recognized in such a public way. Just more proof that at Golden, Every Student Shines!



The Golden Elementary website was last updated on 6/3/2014



Golden Elementary School
740 E. Golden Avenue, Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 986-7160