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School Trustland Report for 2015-2016

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Last year Goshen Elementary received $24,847.00 from the State Lands Trust.  Our School Community Council helped to identify four goals for our school to improve student learning.  The goals are:

  1. Goshen Elementary will increase the number of students reading at or above grade level with an emphasis on third grade by May 29, 2016.
  2. Goshen Elementary will increase the Math proficiency levels for all students by 2% by May 29, 2016.
  3. Goshen Elementary will increase 4th - 6th grade student's science knowledge and abilities by 2% on SAGE Science test by May 29, 2016.
  4. Goshen Elementary will implement the Utah State Fine Arts Core into every grade level by May 29, 2016.

The money was used to pay salaries for two technicians that provided reading and math tutoring.  This included working with whole class, small groups and individual students.  Imagine Learning, a literacy software program was also used to help improve reading.

 Substitutes were provided for teachers to review language arts, math and fine art curriculum maps.  These were used to guide instruction in each classroom.  Teachers were sent to art conferences to help implement art in the classrooms.  Our librarian was sent to a literature conference.  She then purchased library books for our students.  She also created book talks to create enthusiasm for reading in our students.

Chrome books and classroom projectors were purchased for classroom use. 

I appreciate the support of our School Community Council.  They are concerned about all of our students and their academic success. 

 

Silent Auction Baskets

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This year, the PTA is asking for each class to donate a basket to our silent auction being held during the Halloween Carnival.  Each class has chosen a theme, and are being asked to fill the baskets with things that coordinate with their theme.  The PTA would like to have the baskets gathered before Fall Break, so if you are able to donate anything to your child's class, please have it to your child's teacher no later than Wednesday, October 19th.  THANK YOU!

Mrs. James: Movie Night

Ms. Thornton: Anything Under the Sun

Ms. Odom:  Winter

Mrs. Osborn:  Camping

Mrs. Sheffer:  Craft Night

Mrs. Penrod: The Wild, Wild West

Mrs. Burningham:  Cupcakes

Mrs. Larson:  Green

Mrs. Barber:  Rainy Day

Ms. Carter:  Happy Fall

Ms. Adams:  Man vs. Wild

Mrs. Valerio:  Survivor

Mr. Proctor:  Sports

Mr. Bailey:  Marvel Comics

Mrs. Openshaw: Family Fun Night

Box Top Wars

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We will be holding Box Top Wars starting this week!  Please gather as many box tops as you can and send them to school with your child.  The class with the most box tops gathered will receive a popcorn party.  The contest will run from 10/17-10/26.  Send those box tops in!!!

2016 Halloween Carnival

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Make sure to mark your calendar!  Goshen's Halloween Carnival is going to be held on Friday, October 28th from 6:00-9:00.  We are going to have lots of fun, food and games!  Food and game tickets will be available to buy from October 17-October 26 before school from 8:30-9:00.  Game wristbands will be $5.00 and dinner (sloppy joe, chips and a drink) will be $3.00 if you pay in advance, or $4.00 the night of the carnival.

The schedule of events for the night is as follows:

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Carved Pumpkin Contest (bring your carved pumpkin with you to the carnival for judging.)

8:00 Costume contest (please no masks, weapons, or clown costumes).

8:30 Drawings and Silent Auction ends.

Please join us for a fun filled night!

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Larson

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This week's teacher spotlight is Mrs. Larson.  Mrs. Larson teaches 3rd grade here at Goshen Elementary.  This is her second year at our school, and her second year teaching.  Before she started teaching here, she was a substitute teacher.  She loves sharing stories with her students, and also loves camping, swimming, reading and spending time with her family.  She likes Mexican food, ice cream, and root beer.  Her favorite color is blue, she loves basketball and her favorite book is The City of Ember.  A couple of interesting facts about Mrs. Larson is she went to Goshen Elementary as a kid and she lives on a Dairy with her family.

We are so glad that Mrs. Larson chose to teach at Goshen.   

2016 Red Ribbon Week

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This week is Red Ribbon Week at Goshen Elementary.  Below you will find the themes for each day:

Monday  October 3rd, Theme: “Kindness Makes a difference!”
      (Wear red to school dress-up day!) 
Tuesday Octorber 4th, Theme: “Put a Cap on Drugs Day!”
     (Wear your favorite hat day)  
Wednesday October 5th, Theme: “Shade out Drugs and Bullying Day!”
   (Wear sunglasses day
Thursday October 6th, Theme: “Hair to a Drug Free Life!”
      (Crazy Hair Day!
Friday October 7th, Theme: “These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs!”
     (Wear school colors to show School Spirit and Unity!) 

Parents and Pastries

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Goshen held their first Parents and Pastries event last week with the sixth grade.  Parents of our sixth graders came and brought their favorite book and read to a group of students.  While they read, Mr. Bailey and Mrs. DeGraffenried brought donuts around.  I was a fun time, and we would just like to thank all of the parents and technicians that read to the kids.  We would also like to thank the PTA for providing the donuts.  Next month, the 5th grade will be participating.

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