Online Clubs Begin This Week

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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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Update Pick Up Schedule

Parents: We have added a 3:30-6:30 slot on Wednesday to the pick up schedule after hearing about some time conflicts. I hope this helps spread out the crowd and helps with your work schedules.  Full updated schedule and note below:

Dear Goldsmith Families:

We sure miss you! Some of you will want to pick items that were left in desks and lockers. Some of you will want to return things like library books to the school. Please see the schedule below for pick-up/drop-off times. 

We’ve created this schedule to help minimize traffic and wait time, knowing that not everyone will be able to arrive within the designated time. Rest assured we will accommodate you, but also be aware that we currently have limited staff working limited hours.

Families will drive-through the front bus lane and return any school-owned materials. Please look around your house for any items that belong to the school, especially library books!

We are not collecting JCPS Chromebooks or packets of completed work at this time. 

Again, please be patient with our staff if you have to wait. Follow the signs and try to arrive at the designated times. 

Directions and Schedule Below. 

Directions For Families

 

  1. Picking up items is optional. If your student has not left anything of value in their desk or locker, you do not need to come.
  2. Please bring library books and other Goldsmith items with you and drop them off
  3. JCPS Issued Chromebooks will not be collected; keep so you can participate in summer learning.
  4. Families will stay in cars until directed. Follow signs and directions Items will be placed on a table for one family at a time. Be patient if there is a line.

Tuesday 5/26 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kindergarten

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM First Grade

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Second Grade

1:00 PM-3:30 PM  All K-2 Students who missed above times. All families with multiple Goldsmith students of any age. 

Wednesday 5/27

10:00 AM -11:00 AM  Third Grade

11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fourth Grade

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Fifth Grade

2:00 PM -3:30  PM All 3-5 Students who missed the above times. All families with multiple Goldsmith students of any age. 

3:30-6:00 PM All Goldsmith families of all ages who missed the above times

Other Important Dates Coming Up:

May 22 Last “Live Lesson” on Google Meets for live interaction between staff and students. Awards and promotions are at the regular meeting times. 

May 25 Federal Holiday- Memorial Day. No School 

May 26 and May 27– Students catch up on any assignments or turn in any projects online.

May 28 No school for students, Last work day for teachers. 

At this time the school building and office are closed to the public.

Watch the school website and your email for summer learning opportunities from Goldsmith and JCPS. 

Have a Great Goldsmith Summer!

Jeremy Renner

Principal, Goldsmith Elementary

 

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End of Year Pick Up

Dear Goldsmith Families:

We sure miss you! Some of you will want to pick items that were left in desks and lockers. Some of you will want to return things like library books to the school. Please see the schedule below for pick-up/drop-off times. 

We’ve created this schedule to help minimize traffic and wait time, knowing that not everyone will be able to arrive within the designated time. Rest assured we will accommodate you, but also be aware that we currently have limited staff working limited hours.

Families will drive-through the front bus lane and return any school-owned materials. Please look around your house for any items that belong to the school, especially library books!

We are not collecting JCPS Chromebooks or packets of completed work at this time. 

Again, please be patient with our staff if you have to wait. Follow the signs and try to arrive at the designated times. 

Directions and Schedule Below. 

Directions For Families

  1. Picking up items is optional. If your student has not left anything of value in their desk or locker, you do not need to come.
  2. Please bring library books and other Goldsmith items with you and drop them off
  3. JCPS Issued Chromebooks will not be collected; keep so you can participate in summer learning.
  4. Families will stay in cars until directed. Follow signs and directions. Items will be placed on a table for one family at a time. Be patient if there is a line. 

Tuesday 5/26 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kindergarten

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM First Grade

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Second Grade

1:00 PM-3:30 PM  All K-2 Students who missed above times. All families with multiple Goldsmith students of any age. 

Wednesday 5/27

10:00 AM -11:00 AM  Third Grade

11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fourth Grade

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Fifth Grade

2:00 PM -3:30  PM All 3-5 Students who missed the above times. All families with multiple Goldsmith students of any age. 

Other Important Dates Coming Up:

May 22 Last “Live Lesson” on Google Meets for live interaction between staff and students

May 25 Federal Holiday- Memorial Day. No School 

May 26 and May 27– Students catch up on any assignments or turn in any projects online.

May 28 No school for students, Last work day for teachers. 

At this time the school building and office are closed to the public.

Watch the school website and your email for summer learning opportunities from Goldsmith and JCPS. 

Have a Great Goldsmith Summer!

Jeremy Renner

Principal, Goldsmith Elementary

 

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Transportation Cards For Next Year

Parents: We have a very important survey for you to fill out. This will replace the “Yellow Cards” or transportation verification for the new year. Please go to the online survey and tell us how your child will be getting to and from school next year.

Click Here  for survey.

 

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Spanish Immersion Program

Parents: We have limited openings in our Spanish Immersion program for the new year. If you are interested in Immersion for your student, please email me at jeremy,renner@jefferson.kyschools.us and I will make sure to get you an application.

Some families were on the wait-list at the start of the year and chose not to move in the middle of the year. As of now we do not have anyone on the wait-list for any grade level.

Spanish Immersion students at Goldsmith will learn math and science fully in Spanish. Reading and writing are taught fully in English.

Let me know if you have any questions about Immersion and have a Great Goldsmith Day!

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Family Update 4 17

Family Update:

I hope the first full week of NTI was a great one for you and your children. We are making the best of a bad situation and we have all enjoyed the online contact that we have had with the students this week. 

I have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that my staff and I have answered this week. I hope it helps, and if you have further questions don’t hesitate to ask. 

We had been struggling with our voice mail at school. We were not able to check it remotely but we are now. It still is a little hard to hear, and we have requested it to be looked at. Please bear with us as we all are learning about remote work together. 

As always, we have tried to keep the school website up to date. We have an NTI/Coronavirus tab with the class schedules and much more information on them. 

We know that this is a stressful time for students and families. Please reach out if the school can help in any way. 

Here are some of the main questions that families have been asking over the last few weeks:

Problem: I  can’t get in to Google Classroom or Live Google Meeting
Possible Solution:  It is important that the student is logged in with JCPS User ID and Password. He/She will not  be able to get into Google Classroom or Live Meetings without it. Every staff member has the ability to look up your child’s name and original password. If it has been changed and forgotten, we have one staff member who can reset it. 
Problem: Hardware and Software issues
Generally speaking, Chrome is preferred browser if on a computer of any flavor. Tablets such as a Kindle or iPad? Chrome is available in the different app stores and so are individual apps for Classroom and Meets. Vital that the student is logged in with JCPS ID- See above

Problems with the JCPS issued Chromebook? Parents can request support with here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvQPPFBDwibg5aIZToKepPMBZuE1xZBPuI0NT-rfRhKIwOng/viewform

Problem: Training Needed on Google Classroom or Other Tools
Parents can do a lot of self-help on the District NTI Page. There is guidance on Google Classroom, FAQs about NTI in general, Backpack Information and more. There are live and recorded parent sessions. See: https://sites.google.com/jefferson.kyschools.us/jcpsnti/Clever?authuser=0 
Problem: I am not sure what the daily or weekly work schedule is.
Teachers are posting work for the following week each Friday. Teachers are accepting late work all during NTI. Work is turned in on Google Classroom or shared during a live session. The Goldsmith Web Page has an NTI Coronavirus Tab on it with our schedule, live schedule and weekly plans on it. See https://goldsmithdolphins.com/coronavirus-and-nti/
Problem: Mental Health/Stress/Frustration
If students are getting frustrated with the school work, it is okay to take a break and complete the work later. If the work is taking longer than 2-3 hours per day, reach out to the teacher and we can modify and adjust assignments.

The Goldsmith counselor and the culture and climate team is on call for live mental health support and can help families with stress and anxiety during NTI. They can be reached at: https://sites.google.com/d/1sB34Vp3O9DohtIV7QToNJG_M5zgnc38N/p/1iy2eEJ6Rh_j74d9Ph6AM-rQ-_TxOiAVS/edit

Problem: No Access or Limited Computer Access
JCPS Choice Boards. Picked up at food site and linked here for people who have some access to tech: https://apps.jefferson.kyschools.us/orchard/JCPS-Choice-Board-Portal

Coming soon: Ability to turn in items at food sites. 

Question: Where are the lunch sites?
Food Sites: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/sites/default/files/Emergency%20Feeding%20Sites.pdf

 

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NTI Monday 4 13

A few updates for Monday…

We have added the Choice Boards to the NTI tab. They are available in several languages. I have pasted them here as well.

Stay up to date with NTI with our school page: https://goldsmithdolphins.com/coronavirus-and-nti/

Let us know how we have help!

Here are the links to the translated JCPS Choice Board versions of Round 3:

English: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/file/english-choice-board-portal-3pdf

Spanish: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/file/spanish-choice-board-portal-3pdf

Swahili: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/file/swahili-choice-board-portal-3pdf

Arabic: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/file/arabic-choice-board-portal-3pdf

French: https://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/file/french-choice-board-portal-3pdf

 

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NTI- Week 1

Dear Parents:

We are wrapping up Week #1 of NTI. I hope everyone has had a chance to interact with their teachers online. Please know that we are all on a steep learning curve together. If you have had problems with live sessions, logging on to Google Classroom, or password issue, you are not alone.

Chromebook or other help desk issues: JCPS Parent Help Form

Don’t know JCPS user ID and password? Teachers and staff can look it up you.

We have made one major improvement that  will help next week. Starting Monday, all the class meetings will be using “Nicknames.”

To get to the live meetings, the students will do the same thing every day: 1. Log into Google with JCPS account 2. Go to meet.google.com 3. Enter teacher nickname (see below).

Grade Teacher Google Meet Nickname Live Lesson Time Office Hours Time
Kinder
Davis gesdavis
9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Dunaway gesdunaway
Rivera gesrivera
Ronau gesronau1
First
Cecil gescecil
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Gibson gesgibson
Patterson gespatterson
Purcell gespurcell
Second
Hall geshall
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Martin gesmartin1
Miner gesminer
Williams geswilliams
Third
Amador gesamador
10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Barry gesbarry
Hunt geshunt
Tatum gestatum
Fourth
Gonzales gesgonzales
11:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Schmidlapp gesschmidlapp
Windham geswindham
Young gesyoung
Fifth
Bechtel gesbechtel
11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Kays geskays
McKay gesmckay
White geswhite
ECE
Ronau, J gesronau2 10:OO a.m.
10: 30 a.m.
Krausen geskrausen 11:00 a.m.

All class meetings are recorded, so if students miss a live session, they will be able to view later.

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