Updated: Feb 6, 2020
Read on to learn more about the GHS Engagement Night, iSTEM showcase, enrichment rotations, field day, visits to the pumpkin patch, Coyote Classic, a chili cook-off, and much more!
Golden Area Schools Family Engagement Night on Nov 6.
Who: All families in the Golden area
What: An introduction to restorative practices in schools, breakout sessions catered to families' areas of interest (restorative responses to vaping, restorative language to use in the home, experiencing circles, etc.), followed by a screening of Healing Justice - a film that explores the causes and consequences of current punitive justice and educational systems and its effect on marginalized communities. Baby sitters will be available for families.
When: Wednesday, November 6th, 5:00pm-8:30pm
5:00pm - Food and Drop off Kids to Babysitters
5:30pm - 6:00pm Welcome & Breakout Sessions
7:00pm - Screening of Healing Justice
Where: Golden High School (Auditorium)
Why: Learn more about the relation-based practices your schools are integrating this year.
RSVP for the event here - bit.ly/GHSRPÂ
Sources of Strength visits classrooms and give high fives!
Last week representatives from Sources went into social studies classes and talked with students about generosity and ways that they can incorporate giving back to their community into their daily lives. They also gave high fives to students on their way into the building.
Veteran's Day Breakfast & Flag Ceremony Mitchell will recognize our family, friends, and community members who either served or are currently serving in the armed forces with our annual Veteran's Day Breakfast and Flag Ceremony on November 11th from 7:45AM to 9:00AM. Also this year, we'd like to display any photographs and/or artifacts from service members in our armed forces. Please see your child's Friday Folder for an interview sheet students can complete for this special day and return it to the Office or Mrs. Swenson in the Library.
Coyote 5K Classic The 10th annual Coyote Classic was held on Sunday, Oct. 20th and was once again a huge success. It was quite cold and windy this year, but everyone still came out and it's so inspiring to see the amount of school, community, and local business support for this event each year! We want to extend a big thank you to Kari Obernesser, Sarah Polli, Kristen Mitten and Liz Pena-Fletcher, and all of the volunteers whose efforts contributed to this awesome event! Congratulations to all the runners as well - check out https://runsignup.com or http://www.coyote5kclassic.com/ for this year's race results. PROPOSITION CC AND BALLOT ISSUE 1A Shelton's PTSA members voted unanimously to endorse Proposition CC and Ballot Issue 1A. Both of these measures have the same intent: to allow the State and Jefferson County to keep collected tax revenues over the existing cap. At the state level, Prop CC mandates that collected revenues are to be spent on public schools, higher education and transportation. At the county level, Ballot Issue 1A mandates that collected revenues be spent on public safety, facility and road maintenance, transportation and wildfire mitigation projects. Thank you to everyone for taking a stand in support of our schools and community! WELCHESTER ELEMENTARY PTA Meeting November 6th 5:30PM Generally the 1st Wednesday of the month we have our PTA meetings at 5:30PM in the school library. We wanted to make sure everyone had a fighting shot at making it from work. We've also been fortunate to have awesome food businesses provide a little something for everyone to munch (although not guaranteed, we try to have food at our meetings). Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction The Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner along with the Silent Auction on November 8th 5-7:30pm! This is your chance to try out some great culinary creations or enter your own! Bring the whole family along to enjoy an inexpensive dinner and evening out. You might also get your company or business involved in donating an item to the Silent Auction. Thank you to everyone who already has! Then take the silent auction by storm and bid on the items that you fancy. It'll be a great time to mix and mingle. Thanks again to everyone who has already signed up to help setup, make chili, clean up and manage the auction and so on! You are all such awesome people and you make Welchester amazing! Free Gift Wrapping At our Barnes & Noble Holiday Night on November 15th 3-8pm, there will be crafts, live music, Mrs. Robinson reading holiday stories, Christmas karaoke (What? Isn't that a thing?) and free gift wrapping provided by our volunteers and Barnes & Noble. Bring the family, purchase gifts, get them wrapped for free, enjoy stories, laugh at yourself and sing some holiday songs and enjoy being a part of this neat community!
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