Winter Break Reading Incentive

Do you love reading?
Do you love Chipotle Mexican Grill?
Well, you will love this Winter Break Reading Incentive.
Complete the calendar by reading every day during Winter Break.
Return your calendar to Ms. Golish and earn a prize.
Simple as that!

How many minutes should you read a day?

Come join the fun and earn a free meal from Chipotle in the process!
Battle of the Books

Participants will meet on Thursday mornings at 8:15 am.
The next meetings are Oct. 28, Nov. 5, and Nov. 19.
We do not meet Nov. 12 because it overlaps the Book Fair week.
Keep reading and writing those questions- see you at practice!

Battle of the Books interest letter

Here is the official BOTB interest letter that was sent home in Thursday folders this week.
Please return forms to the library as soon as possible-- there is limited space and it fills up quickly.
I will send out all information through email (that's on the form) after September 16.


Dear Gold Rush Parents,

We are pleased to be able to offer Battle of the Books to the 3rd through 5th grade students this year. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program sponsored by the Douglas County Libraries. It is designed to expose young readers to quality literature that they may not normally choose to read.  It is an exciting way to get students hooked on popular authors and introduces exciting new series.

This year we will be starting with a larger group and allowing the students to compete for places on the final two teams which will be determined by mid November.  Students will have to commit to reading 10 books from the BOTB list by mid December. In addition, students must attend practice sessions before school at 8:15 am on Thursday mornings. If a student makes it through to the final 2 teams for each grade, they compete in January at GRE at a battle hosted by the Douglas County Librarians. The winners will go on to represent GRE at the interschool battles at the Parker Library!

If interested in participating in this neuron-pumping marathon, please return the form below to the library as soon as possible.  Space will fill quickly, so please advise your student to return the form immediately. We apologize in advance for not being able to take all respondents- we are limited by staffing and building usage.  We will contact all participants by email after September 17 to provide all pertinent information and the practice schedule.
We can’t wait to get your student reading these awesome books!!
Attached is this year’s book list.

Gail Golish and Naomi Meredith
GRE Reading-Superhero Coaches
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Student Name_______________________________________________________
Parent Name________________________________________________________

Parent Email________________________________________________________

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Battle of the Books booklist

The Douglas County Libraries has released the booklist for the 2016 Battle of The Books.
Those interested in the club do not need to purchase the books, they are available through the Douglas County Libraries. Many parents, however, prefer to buy them. Some of these books can be found in places such as Target but as the season gets going they become harder to find. I recommend Poor Richards Book Shoppe in downtown Parker. They keep up with the BOTB and the Douglas County School District needs.

Poor Richards Book Shoppe 
19402 Main Street

The Gold Rush Elementary Sign-up letter will go home in next weeks Thursday Folders. We Can't wait to get started.

Battle of the Books

Back To School

Welcome Back GOLD RUSH!

Hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. I have been working to make the library an imaginative and creative learning center. This year we are focusing on collaboration. You are going to love this.

Book Review

Schooled by Gordon Korman

This book features Capricorn Anderson, a young boy that has lived his 13 years sheltered on a commune farm with his non-traditional grandmother. An accident leaves Cap temporarily at a foster home and at his first public middle school. The middle school students do their best to make things difficult for Cap, but in the end his peers may be the the ones that learn the most.
I thoroughly recommend this book to 3rd through 5th graders.