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STARS: Support, Teach, And Reach all Students

Welcome to John L. Golden Elementary School, where children shine. We are located in the northern portion of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, in San Bernardino County, California. John L. Golden Elementary School is part of the highly respected Etiwanda School District.

Our school is named for John L. Golden, who worked for the children of Etiwanda School District for 32 years. Mr. Golden served the Etiwanda School community as a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent, and eventually as the Superintendent of the Etiwanda School District. Mr. Golden contributed to the philosophy of education that permeates the Etiwanda School District and Golden Elementary.

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Golden families,

Our 2015-16 school year is off to a great start! It has been so wonderful to visit classrooms each day and see students learning their new procedures and routines as we begin a fantastic year. Our district theme this year is “Powered Up For Student Success” and our students are well on their way! All students in grades 1 – 5 have been issued Chromebooks. Additionally, our kindergarten classes have Chromebooks for small group use. It is very exciting to see students engaged in learning while using technology in all subject areas.

I am so happy to announce that Golden Elementary has been named one of the CBEE Honor Roll Schools for 2014! Each year, CBEE presents this award to individual schools and districts that have excelled in raising student achievement. This is a testament to our incredible families, our amazing staff and our students’ persistent focus on academic success. Way to go Golden Stars!

I would also like to share with you that beginning Wednesday, September 16, students may join me in the library before school at 7:45 for Morning Stories With Mrs. Wildes. Every Wednesday, it will be my honor to read to our students and engage them in literature. This will be a wonderful time together. I hope to see your student there!

As we settle into our routines and begin to turn the pages of great learning, please know how much I appreciate this wonderful community. Your warm welcome and continued support for our school has genuinely impressed upon me what a wonderful place this is for students to grow and learn.

Warmest Wishes,
Mrs. Wildes

Lisa Wildes

Upcoming Events

Nov 10th: CPK Fundraiser
Please Bring This Flyer
Join us on from 3 - 9 pm for pizza with a purpose at California Pizza Kitchen. Print this flyer and our school will earn 20% of your check!

Nov 11th: Veterans Day

In remembrance of Veterans Day, we will not be holding school. Please enjoy your time off.

Nov 11th - Dec 24th: CPK Gift Card Fundraiser
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Consider purchasing a CPK gift card this holiday season and 10% of the amount will go back to student funds.

Nov 17th: Trimester Awards


Nov 19th: 2nd Grade Field Trip

The 2nd grade classes will be visiting a fire station to learn first hand what goes into being a fireman as well as some valuable fire safety information.

Nov 20th: Minimum Day

Friday, November 20th will be a minimum day. Students will be released at 1:15 for grades 1-5.

Nov 23rd-27th: Thanksgiving Break

There will not be any school during Thanksgiving Break. Have a safe and wonderful time with your family.

Mission Statement

The staff of Golden Elementary School is dedicated to the development of all students who through problem solving experiences, physical fitness, and overall academic excellence will demonstrate the skills necessary to be productive citizens showing personal accountability and sensitivity for themselves and a global society.

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Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015