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STARS: Support, Teach, And Reach all Students

Our Mission
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.

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

Golden News

Pennies for Pasta
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Pennies for Pasta supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Student Series campaign that helps to fund the therapies and treatments that help save lives of blood cancer patients. Each class competes to raise funds with Olive Garden and Golden Elementary sponsoring a pizza party for the the class that generates the highest donation amount from each division: TK/K/1, 2/3 & 4/5. In the past, Golden Elementary was the sixth-ranked school in the Southern California Chapter - which is the largest chapter in the Society! The generosity of this community continually astounds us!

5th Grade Dedications
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Want to leave a special special message to your graduating 5th grader? Here's your chance! Parents, relatives, or even friends are encouraged to leave a dedication in the yearbook. Celebrate the accomplishments, express your excitement, or just say how proud you are!

Purple Easel
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Let your inner artist shine with a fun day of painting! Students will be lead through a step-by-step lesson and finish the day with a brand new painting!

Clinical Parent Training Program
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Check out Westend SELPA's popular and highly effective research-based program taught by top-educational and mental health professionals designed to teach powerful, yet simple-to-use strategies and communication skills that lead to a significant decrease in non-compliant behaviors. This program is meant for parents of children 3 to 12-years old. Register by Feb. 24th.

Robotics 102
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The robotics fun continues! Students will build and program their robots to perform different tasks. The skills they learn will provide the foundation to understanding concepts such as programming or engineering.

Science Fair 2015-2016
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Don't miss this amazing opportunity to participate in our annual science fair. Check out the link above or in the sidebar for more information!

CPK Gift Card Fundraiser
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Consider getting a CPK gift card this holiday season for friends or family and enjoy the feeling of knowing that 10% of the purchase amount will go back to student funds. For every $50 purchased you will receive an additional $10 free of charge! Offer ends December 24th.

Scrip Gift Card Program
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Purchasing gift cards this holiday season? Why not save some time and and money by purchasing them through our scrip program? With hundreds of options delivered via mail or to our school for easy pickup, you're sure to find something everyone will like. Download our school site delivery form Here or shop online Here and use promo code "F79D873593L1" to support our library and save up to 15% off.

Follow the Rancho PD
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Consider following the RanchoPD Facebook account HERE or Twitter account HERE to get breaking info on any emergency situations such as lockdowns or accidents in the area.

Upcoming Events


Pennies for Pasta

February is Leukemia & Lymphoma prevention and treatment month. Please view our fundraiser under the news section and consider donating if you can.


5th Grade Dedication Order Deadline

This is the last day to order 5th Grade Dedications for the yearbook!


Purple Easel Sign Up Deadline

Please have your purple easel paperwork and payment in before this date!


Clinical Parent Training

The first day of training starts!


Robotics 102 Sign Up Deadline

Please have your Robotics 102 paperwork and payment in before this date!


Book Fair

The book fair is back again! Come check out all the great books we will have available.

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Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 01, 2016