Dear Golden Hill Families,
I want to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year. As your new principal, the past few months have been an exciting time as we have learned together and embraced new ideas with optimism and joy. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve our Golden Hill Community.
As we look forward to the upcoming months, I am anticipating great things happening and a renewed focus with our academic programs, our PBIS program, and the amazing events with our PTA and Golden Hill Education Foundation.
Our academic programs are solid and our teachers are collaborating and planning for differentiated instructional practices to prepare our students for the next grade and beyond. Our sixth grade team is working with their students on their Passion Projects. This program, through the use of an assessment, helps students to identify strengths that can translate into a possible future pathway or career. At Golden Hill we address our board goal: “To prepare students to be successful in high school, college and career by fostering students’ personalized interest and passion…” by using this learning opportunity to give our students options and a pathway towards their future goals. We are all committed to making sure that your students receive a quality education through the lens of the Visual and Performing Arts. Our teachers plan lessons that integrate visual and performing arts and we also provide specific art instruction with the financial support from All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation. We are truly grateful for their support!
We have recently added another piece to our PBIS program at Golden Hill. Our teachers are using a research based approach to address social and emotional learning in the classroom by addressing the concerns of the students with regards to bullying, conflict resolution, and ways to make better choices. We are in the initial stage of our Restorative Circles and we anticipate productive student led conversations.
I want to thank our PTA and Golden Hill Education Foundation for all their hard work, time, energy, and support to make our community events so much fun. Their ability to provide warm, inviting, and engaging events, where all are welcome and embraced, is one of the greatest things about our amazing school. Our Harvest Festival was a huge success and I personally received feedback stating that this was an amazing family event. We thank our board member, Janny Meyer, for coming out and adding to the fun! Also our PTA has hosted several Dining for Dollars events at local restaurants and business, and we had a huge turnout for the Winter Boutique. In the upcoming months, we look forward to our Fun Run, Daughters of Golden Hill Dance, Golden Night Out, and many more events coordinated and run by our amazing PTA and GHEF families. Thank you again for your commitment to our school. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all of you!
This year seems to be going by so fast. For a parent the days are long and the years are short. I look forward to sharing wonderful experiences with our Golden Hill Community, students and staff. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to.