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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. 



Important Dates
Feb. 5th
  • Science Olympiad Parent Meeting 6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. In MPR
Feb. 16th
  • No School – President's Day
Feb. 20th
  • Family Magic Show
Feb. 27th
  • Minimum Day Release Time 12:45 p.m.
Current Events 

Honarary Service Awards:  
Each year at Open House, the PTA has the privilege of presenting Honorary Service Awards to selected teachers, volunteers, and staff members who have made important contributions to our students during the school year.  Please take a minute today to recognize a special someone who has made a significant impact on your child's life this school year by nominating them for an Honorary Service Award.  You can download the flyer HERE or click HERE to submit your nomination(s) online.

Time to Start Thinking About Kindergarten and Preppy K Registration:  
If you know of someone who will be attending Kindergarten or Preppy K next year - Golden's Kindergarten registration is coming up. Registration packets will be available for parent pick-up after Monday, February 9 - make sure to bring proof of residency in order to receive a packet.  You may return the packets at the Kindergarten Roundup on Tuesday, February 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or anytime after that date. Please note that Preppy K registration will take place at the same time as Kindergarten registration at those schools that have the program.  Parents will need to enroll at the Preppy K site they wish to attend.  For more information on registration, go to www.pylusd.org .

Preppy K Registration:
Registration for Preppy K takes place at the same time as Kindergarten, the week of February 23 - 27.  Applications are turned in to the school the parent is requesting.  If your site does not have a preppy class, parents should register at the actual school they wish to attend.  All registrations will be confirmed before school gets out for the summer.  This is necessary due to limited space availability at some schools.  Preppy K sites for 2015-16 are Brookhaven, Bryant Ranch, Fairmont, Glenview, Mabel Paine, Melrose, Morse, Rio Vista, Rose Drive, Topaz, Travis Ranch, Tynes, Van Buren.  We will open 17 classes at 13 sites in September.

Birthdates for students turning five:

  • September 2nd - December 2 - Eligible for preppy only
  • Summer  June - Sept 1 - Kindergarten eligible but may opt for preppy at parent request - no assessment needed.  Parent may request MAT test if undecided about preppy or kinder
  • Before June - Schedule MAT test
  • December 3 and after - registrations sent to Janie James to be placed on a waiting list for student to begin preppy on their 5th birthday (based on space availability)
There will be a Preppy K Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6:00p.m in PYLUSD Board Room.  Please see flyer in Thursday's Mailbag for January 29th.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming MAGIC SHOW! In a kick off event on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, Golden will be celebrating "Fifty Magical Years".  Brock Edwards, the (almost) world famous magician, will delight us all with his amazing and mysterious talents. PTA will make pre sale tickets available for $5 a person and are on sale now. Tickets will also be available the night of the event for $7. Please keep an eye out for the flyer/ticket order form being sent home with your student. You don't want to miss this family night of magical fun!

Golden's Science Olympiad Team:
Attention Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Students!!  Join Golden Elementary's Science Olympiad Team!  Teams from Orange County Elementary schools will compete in STEM challenges.  Saturday, May 2, 2015.  There will be a mandatory parent informational meeting for the parents of any interested fourth, fifth or sixth grade students at Golden, February 5th, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. In the MPR




The Golden Elementary website was last updated on 2/17/2015



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