Chromebooks For NTI 2.0

The website for requesting a Chromebook will be available Monday morning. Watch for a message from JCPS about requesting a Chromebook.

We will have them prepared and ready for the students to pick up at the school on 8/20 or 8/24.

We are asking that only families who need them request them; we want to make sure there are enough to go around! If your student has their own PC or Chromebook then it will work just fine for NTI 2.0!

We will also have school supplies and Goldsmith agendas available at the times below. This is a Drive Through style event and we can’t wait to see you!

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Contact Information

It will be very important over the next days and weeks that we have up to date phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses for all our wonderful Goldsmith families.

Please help us get all the right messages out to you by updating anything that has changed.

Watch for information from the District about School CNXT – a new and fun way we can communicate back and forth!

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July 29, 2020 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is urging families to verify that their contact information is up-to-date, and that they are registered to receive text messages from JCPS as the district prepares for the start of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). 

Up-to-date email addresses and phone numbers will be important for families who need to request a Chromebook and/or hotspot for the upcoming school year.  Communication from a student’s school and teachers also requires a valid email or phone number.

With job changes and work from home scenarios, existing email addresses may no longer be valid and need updating. For families currently receiving district and school emails and text messages, no action is needed at this time. 

To ensure parents and guardians are receiving information from JCPS, they are encouraged to take the following steps:

To make sure you receive text messages, simply opt in to School Messenger by texting Y to 67587.  You MUST opt in to this system to receive text messages.  Even if JCPS has your correct phone number on file, you won’t receive text messages if you haven’t opted in to School Messenger.

To receive emails from the district and your child’s school, you must have your current email address in our JCPS system.  Information can be updated in the Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal login, you can set up an account here.

If you have an existing account, go to Parent Portal and click “Log on to the Parent Portal.” 

  1. Choose Campus Parent   
  2. Enter log in credentials (user name and password)
    1. Click More
    2. Click Family Information
    3. Click Update (correct your information then click ‘Update’ again) 

Families who have previously “unsubscribed” to emails from JCPS, or reported the emails as spam, will not receive future emails.   

JCPS’ first day is scheduled for August 25th.

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PTA Update

Title: Yearbooks, Photos and Fundraisers

From Sarah Hong, Goldsmith PTA President:

Dear Goldsmith families,  
On Spring Picture Day (March 1) your child had both an individual and class photo taken. Because much of the country shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19, there were significant delays in the printing and distribution of Spring Photos and proofs. Photo proofs were finally mailed to us the last week of June. Because school is not in session and we will be returning to school via NTI we are trying to determine the best way to deliver these photos to you. Please continue to be patient. However, if you desire to view your child’s photo and place an order online this summer, please feel free to send me an email with your child’s name and classroom and I will share with you your child’s unique access code to be used at Lifetouch.com. 
Yearbooks were also printed and shipped to us the last week of June. Again, we are trying to determine the best way to get these in your hands! If you did not pre-order a book but still want one as a keepsake of this memorable year, send me an email with your child’s name and I will reserve a book for you. Books are $15 and we will let you know how you can pay after we determine how books will be distributed. 
And don’t forget, our PTA is partnering with Fazoli’s this summer! For any purchase made (in person or online) with code GOLD2020, our school earns 20% of the profit. If your family is comfortable dining out (and it’s okay if you are not!) consider supporting our school and enjoy a night off from cooking, along with some tasty breadsticks 🙂 Valid at all Louisville, KY and Clarksville, IN locations (www.fazolis.com).

Another easy, low-contact fundraiser – you can also support our school by shopping at Kroger! If you have a Kroger rewards card you can choose to have a percentage of your purchase given to Goldsmith Elementary School. For more information on how to get started, visit https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

And you can still submit Box Tops for Education! If you haven’t done so already, download the app on your phone and scan your receipt after you finish shopping. Goldsmith will receive money for each of your qualifying purchases!
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about photos or yearbooks, the fundraisers, or our school’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association). My email is below; please do not contact the school office.

We know that this has been such a strange year and the school year ended so much differently than any of us anticipated… and will begin differently, too! We hope that you and your family are staying happy and healthy this summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Peace.
Sarah Hong Goldsmith PTA President

sarahlhong@gmail.com

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Goldsmith Bookkeeper Vacancy

Come work at Goldsmith! We are looking for a school bookkeeper. Please see the link for job description and other details!

The position is Bookkeeper – Goldsmith Elementary School (2020-21). Please click the link here for more information about this vacancy.

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Health Insurance

Staying healthy is an important part of education. If your child doesn’t have health insurance, you may qualify for KCHIP, Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program. It provides comprehensive coverage at no cost for children ages 18 and under. Thousands of students across the district qualify based on household income, but are not signed up. To find out more, go to kidshealth.ky.gov or call (877) 524-4718.

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Eviction Prevention Assistance

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Fazoli’s Fund Raiser

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Online Clubs Begin This Week

Clubs

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Summer Learning

Summer Learning Opportunities from JCPS: Summer League

Summer Clubs from Goldsmith Staff on Google Meets:

Summer Online Clubs and Enrichment

Meet on Google Meets

Clubs Begin Week of June 1

Monday

12:00 PM Yoga Club

Ms. Cecil will be instructing a kids yoga class at noon. Use Google Meet Code: gescecil 

Tuesday

11:00 AM Reading Club

Ms Garren will read a chapter of a really good book and we’ll discuss. Really casual and fun!

Google Meet Code: gesgarren

2:30 PM Spanish Culture Club. 

Discuss aspects of culture and art with Ms. Triana and other Goldsmith teachers. Google Meet Code: gesesp

Wednesday

10:30 AM Harry Potter 

Ms. Tatum will be reading and discussing Harry Potter. Her class is on book 3, all students are welcome to join. Use Google Meet Code: gestatum

2:30 PM Garden Club 

Updates on garden and critters found in the garden. Google Meet Code: geslamm

5:00 pm K- 2 Read Alouds

Bella and Rosie Read alouds with Mrs. Recktenwald. Discuss those silly dogs and their friends. Google Meet Code: gesreck 

Thursday

2:30 PM Spanish Conversation Club

Talk to your friends and teachers in friendly conversation fully in Spanish. Native speakers, immersion students, and all others are invited. Google Meet Code: gesesp

Monday-Friday

8:00 PM Bedtime Story 

Join us every night for a bedtime story. Use Code gesstories

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Summer Clubs and Enrichment

Watch this space; more clubs and enrichment opportunities may be posted.

Summer Online Clubs and Enrichment

Meet on Google Meets

Clubs Begin Week of June 1

 

Tuesday

11:00 AM Reading Club

Ms Garren will read a chapter of a really good book and we’ll discuss. Really casual and fun!

Google Meet Code: gesgarren

 

2:30 PM Spanish Culture Club. 

Discuss aspects of culture and art with Ms. Triana and other Goldsmith teachers. Google Meet Code: gesesp

 

Wednesday

2:30 pm Garden Club 

Updates on garden and critters found in the garden. Google Meet Code: geslamm

 

5:00 pm K- 2 Read Alouds

Bella and Rosie Read alouds with Mrs. Recktenwald. Discuss those silly dogs and their friends. Google Meet Code: gesreck 

 

Thursday

2:30 PM Spanish Conversation Club

Talk to your friends and teachers in friendly conversation fully in Spanish. Native speakers, immersion students, and all others are invited. Google Meet Code: gesesp

Monday-Friday

8:00 PM Bedtime Story 

Join us every night for a bedtime story. Google Meet Code: gesstories

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