Mrs. Padrnos' Kindergarten 

Gold Rush Door Decorating Contest for Kindness Week!

Our door We Dig Kindess took first place for School Spirit in this year's Door Decoration contest for K-2!

Digger Dash 2022


Our whole staff is excited to welcome a new class of kindergarteners into the Gold Rush Family!

Below you will find some of the same information that you should have received in our welcome email! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!! 

1. Letter:

It was so great meeting so many of your students in May! I would love the chance to get to know your child even more before the school year starts.  Please email me a short letter letting me know about your child.  This can include interests, favorites, hobbies, any worries, information about them both socially and academically, and how they will get home at the end of the day (Parents walk up to the dismissal door, bus, car loop, etc.).  Please also attach a favorite recent picture of your child with your email. Please email your letter and picture ASAP but please by August 3rd

2. Snacks, Lunch, and More:

Please be sure to read through the attached Welcome Packet for all of the info needed on lunch, snacks, procedures, etc. Please note that we have several severe nut allergies in our classroom this year. Snacks and birthday treats may not contain any nuts. Please be cautious on what you send into our classroom in order to keep every child safe. Lunch items may contain nuts as children with allergies will be eating separately. Thank you for your understanding! 

3. Balanced Beginnings, Picture Day, and the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

Kindergarten students have a transitional start to the school year referred to by the District as Balanced Beginnings. Kindergarten students will meet with a small group of students on August 8th, 9th or 10th for two hours. You will drop off your child and pick them up for this at our classroom's exterior door. 

Students will get to know a few classmates and partake in engaging activities. We will begin to build community and learn individual children's social, emotional and academic strengths and needs.  Students will take their picture with you between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on the day you have signed up for. 

Parents will need to sign up for Balanced Beginnings if you have not yet done so. Here is our link: Balanced Beginnings Sign Up for Mrs. Padrnos

Kindergarten students’ first full day of school is Thursday, August 11th. I will meet students at our classroom door at 8:20.  You are then invited to a Tears and Cheers Breakfast in our cafeteria at 8:45AM. This is a great opportunity to meet other new families and parents of kindergarteners! 

4. Back to School Night:

Classroom teachers will provide parents with an overview of the school year on Wednesday, August 24th, during the following two Back to School Night sessions: 4:30-5:00 PM & 5:10-5:40 PM. Dr. Brown will share school celebrations and upcoming goals for the year in the gym from 4:15-4:30 PM. I hope to see you there!

5. Arrival and Dismissal:

Gold Rush has had tremendous success with our rolling start! If you are returning to Gold Rush, you are aware that all students enter our classroom exterior door between 8:20-8:30 AM.   


Our class will be dismissed at 3:25. Please see the attached Welcome Packet for more information on procedures for this. 

6. Supply List:

Here is the link to our kindergarten supply list. Please send all supplies with your student when they come to Balanced Beginnings. Thank you! If you purchased a supplies kit through the school, it will be delivered directly to our classroom.