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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

RecycleBot Contest
RecycleBot Flyer
Come celebrate Earth day by making an awesome robot out of recycled items around your house. The winners will have their creation featured at open house for everyone to see!

Golden Newsletter - Feb/March
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Make sure you stay up-to-date on all the events going on around campus. Our newsletter comes out once a month and includes information on events and special announcements.

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!

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.

TK/K Registration Information
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Birthday Policy

May Newsletter
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Upcoming Events


RecycleBot Deadline

Make sure to bring your recyclebot in by this date to have it entered into the contest!


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, May. 02, 2016