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Important Dates

Aug. 29 -

Sept. 29

  • PTA Membership Drive
Sept. 1st
  • No School
Sept. 4th
  • No School - Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 5th - 8th
  • Book Fair in Library - volunteers needed

    please click HERE to volunteer

Sept. 7th
  • Parent Volunteer ID Pictures: 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Book Fair: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • PTA Meeting in the MPR: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Back to School Night:
    • Session 1: All K-6th Grades 6:35 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
    • Session 2: All K-6th Grades 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.
Sept. 11th
  • US Patriot Day - wear red, white, and blue
Current Events 

New to Golden? Sign Up Online for the Golden Green Sheet: 
Now parents can sign up online to receive the Golden Green Sheet and to be notified of PTA volunteer opportunities. Click HERE to sign up for our mailing list.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed: 
We are in need of volunteers for a successful Book Fair! Please click HERE to volunteer. There are many time slots available!

Golden Back to School Night Schedule: 
Click HERE to view general information and a detailed schedule for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Volunteer Badge Pictures: 
Pictures for volunteer badges will be taken on Back to School Night. If you plan on volunteering during the school year, please come between 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. to take your picture. All classroom volunteers MUST take a picture to have a volunteer badge.

Traffic and Parking: 
Thank you parents for remembering to follow all rules, and being careful to move slowly in the school zone and valet. Please keep in mind these important reminders:

  • DO NOT park in the bus loading zone. This created a very challenging issue this past week.
  • Always turn RIGHT when exiting the parking lot. Waiting to turn left slows everyone down!
  • Students must enter the car from the curb and not the parking lot side of the car. Cars moving forward not in valet DO NOT watch for students entering cars on the side that faces the parking lot.

Thank you so much for spreding the word and helping us make exiting the entering the school safe for everyone.

Golden PTA Volunteer Opportunities: 
Are you a new Golden parent or a returning parent who would like to become more involved in Golden PTA? There are some great volunteer opportunities on the various PTA committes for next year. Click HERE to email our PTA for more details.

Procedures for the Newest Electronic Devices: 
Who would have thought that watches would be used for purposes other than telling time? That day has come! "Smart Watches" just like "Smart Phones" need to be off and in the student's backpack during the instructional day. At the end of the day, they may use the watch or the phone. During the academic day, calls to parents should originate with the teacher, nurse, administration or other school personnel. Back to the Future seems to be today!

George Key Parking Lot: 
Please do not use the parking lot at George Key for drop-off or pick-up of Golden Students. George Key educates our most medically fragile students. The students require additional equipment such as wheelchair lifts. In addition, buses and medical units need to access the parking lot. It takes about 10 minutes in the afternoon to go through valet, I know as I've been there myself when I arrive to Golden late from a meeting. The few minutes saved by using George Key's parking lot are not worth putting any child at risk! Thank you for helping keep George Key students safe.

Fidget Spinner Alert: 
Fidget Spinners are the newest toy to be brought into the classroom. The new 'must' have toy is very popular and is not being used for its intended purpose. Rather than helping students focus, it is becoming a distraction. Please keep the Fidget Spinners at home, as teachers are reporting that the Spinners are creating more of a distraction for students than less. Thank you for helping!

Local Control Accountability Plan Overview: 
California’s 2013-2014 Budget Act included landmark legislation that resulted in the largest overhaul in 40 years to the state’s funding for public schools.  As part of the State’s new funding system, called Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), all school districts are required to submit by June a Local Control Accountability (LCAP) plan that describes how districts intend to meet annual goals for all students, English learners, low income students and foster youth.  Specifically, the plan must address local district priorities and the state’s eight priorities, which are:

1. Basic Services such as access to fully-credentialed teachers instructional materials and safe facilities;
2. Common Core State Standards implementation;
3. Parent involvement so the local community is engaged in educational programs;
4. Improving pupil achievement and outcomes;
5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent;
6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors;
7. Access and enrollment, ensuring that all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers regardless of what school they attend or where they live; and
8. Other pupil outcomes.

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District firmly believes in the importance of seeking stakeholder input prior to writing the plan.  Annually in March and April, district staff meet with parents, educators and community groups to engage stakeholders in important conversations. After input  is gathered,  the initial draft of the plan is shared with the Board of Education and additional revisions are made.  The plan is due to the State by June each year.

Click HERE for a draft of the LCAP for 2017-2018. Click HERE for additional summaries and resources. 

To provide feedback via a short survey, please click HERE



The Golden Elementary website was last updated on 8/31/2017



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