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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
Oct. 2nd
  • 6th Grade Parent Meeting
Sept. 3rd
  • Minimum Jog-a-Thon Donations Due for T-Shir
Oct. 17th
  • Jog-a-Thon
Oct. 24th
  • All Jog-a-Thon Donations Due for Prizes
Current Events 

Jog-a-Thon is Coming!
Mark your calendars, Jog-a-thon will be Friday, October 17th, 2014.  Please see Thursday's Mailbag for all the flyers, sponsor sheets and run times.

Reflections 2014-2015:
Be an artist, musician, videographer, writer, dancer, or photographer!  Participate in next year’s Reflections program at Golden.  This 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 soon, but if you would like to get started now, please clickHERE for submission requirements.

This 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 and Tuesday 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.

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 9/26/2014



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