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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.

Golden Administration

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Dear Golden families,

Our 2016-17 school year is off to a great start! It has been so wonderful to visit classrooms each day and see students settle into routines as we begin a fantastic year. Our theme this year is “Power to Be Your Best”. Our teachers have been working hard planning and preparing their lessons to encourage our students each day to meet this challenge.

We have adopted a new English Language Arts curriculum that is aligned with the rigor of the California State Standards. Students are reading more informational text, talking and synthesizing about text and writing more. Our students are well on their way to a greater understanding of all aspects of literacy to become more college and career ready.

Our official CAASPP scores have been released from last spring’s SBAC testing. Golden Stars once again scored amazingly well!! Our 3rd through 5th graders well surpassed county and state averages. 70% of our students exceeded or met the standard in ELA, and 63% exceeded or met the standard in math. I am so proud of our Stars!

We have exciting G.O.L.D. (Golden Opportunities for Learning and Development) after school programs available for our students this fall including robotics, theater, painting, hockey, basketball and intramurals. Please visit our website for details.

Golden Elementary is proud to be a Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) school. We are so happy to have our Golden Dads on our campus supporting our students. If you have not yet signed up, please join us!
We want to thank our wonderful PTA for all of the support and enthusiasm they show to our school. They have an amazing plan this year and I encourage every parent to join.

As we settle into our routines and turn the pages of great learning, please know how much I appreciate this wonderful community. Your continued support for our school reminds me every day what a wonderful place this is for students to grow and learn.

Warmest Wishes,
Mrs. Wildes and Mrs. Howell

Golden News

Have Your ID Ready to Pick-Up Students

Families- Please have your ID ready when picking up your student from the school office. Additionally, the person picking up the student must be on the emergency card as an authorized person to pick-up. If you need to update your list of authorized people, please do so on your emergency forms (from your first day packet) or stop by the school office.

Set Up an Aeries Parent Portal
Click Here to Sign Up
Please click on the link to create your Aeries account. This will allow you to see student information, attendance, and grades. Additionally, you can set up the function of receiving weekly emails regarding your student's academic progress. Lastly, all of your information and safety forms must now be filled out digitally through Aeries.


Teacher and Room Assignments
Student class placements will be available:

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten: July 31st at 4 p.m.

1st-5th grades: August 3rd at 4 p.m.

Class placements are tentative for the first two weeks of school as projected enrollment may change. It is common for administration to add or remove a class.

This year is different. All parents MUST update emergency information and permissions on the Parent Portal before you can access student’s class information. Please do not wait until the first day of school to do this as it will delay your child’s start to the school year. Access the Aeries Parent Portal by clicking on the latest news above.

Come to School Prepared

One of the best ways you can help your child is assist them in learning organization and responsibility through the daily lesson of coming to school prepared. By having them come with their homework, lunch, jacket and school materials, they learn the value of being responsible. If these items need to be dropped off later in the day, office staff will not interrupt instruction by calling the classroom. Items will be left in the teachers mailbox or the student should know to come up on their recess or lunch time to pick them up. Thank you for working with us to create responsible students and protect their instructional time at school.

School Traffic
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If you live in the neighboring homes, please walk or ride your bikes to school to decrease our traffic. Our bicycle racks are next to our MPR. Parking for visitors is available at the park and on neighboring streets. Parking in the school parking lot requires a staff permit. Please remember to follow all driving laws around our school. Handicapped parking is only for people truly handicapped. The handicapped parking should not be used to wait in the car for a student. Similarly, for the safety of our students, there is no student pick-up or drop-off in our school parking lot. Thank you for helping us achieve our first priority- keeping our kids safe. We are excited to have you all back at school and look forward to a wonderful year!

Birthday Policy
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Please read through this short update regarding birthday policies during class.

California School Dashboard
Click Here to Go to The Dashboard
The California School Dashboard is an online tool for school accountability. The Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success.
More information on the new Dashboard reports and performance ratings is available on the homepage of our district website.

Be an Engaged Parent!
Managing Technology Flyer
Managing your child's technology usage is critical! Read benefits and helpful hints here.

Etiwanda Community Connections Resource
The Etiwanda School District is proud to have a Parent Resources webpage that connects our families with local community and educational resources.

Attendance Works!
Click Here: Attendance Works!
Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Read more by clicking the link.

Upcoming Events


K and TK Teacher and Room Assignments Posted

TK and K teacher and room assignments are posted online after 4:00 p.m.


1st-5th Teacher and Room Assignments Posted

1st-5th teacher and room assignments are posted online after 4:00 p.m.


TK Orientation

TK Orientation 10 a.m. in the MPR for parents and students to meet the teachers, learn about class, and do activities.


K Orientation

Morning K students attend orientation at 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon K students attend orientation at 11:00 a.m.


First Day of School

Welcome back students! 1st-5th Minimum Day 8:15- 1:15


1st-5th Back to School Night

Parents of students 1st-5th come for information sessions with teachers. Entrance to the campus will be through the MPR doors by Bluegrass street. Please join us for a welcome from administration and PTA in the MPR at 5:30 p.m. Followed by two classroom sessions: 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. (you may choose which one to attend- two are provided for families with multiple children). BTSN is for adults only please.


No School

Holiday- Labor Day


No School

Non-Student Day


Parent Conference Week

1st-5th Parent-Teacher Conference Week; MINIMUM DAY EVERY DAY: release 1:15

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Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 14, 2017