Sunday, August 13, 2017

K News

We had a great start! I hope your little one is as excited as I am. 

Here are a few things to remember this week:

August 16th  Back to School Night
Please plan on attending to learn more about our upcoming year. Dr. Brown will be holding a welcome session in the gym from 5:45-6:00. After, you may come to one of my sessions from 6:05-6:35 or 6:40-7:10 in our classroom.  I look forward to seeing you there!

August 17th or 18th Assessment Days
Gold Rush will be having assessment days this coming Thursday and Friday. Each child will come to school for one hour to complete reading and math assessments. The purpose of these days are to help me get to know your child's academic needs.  I love this time with the students and look forward to meeting one-on-one with your child.

Here is how it works:
1. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your schedule time.
2. Greeters will direct you where to go when you arrive.
3. Your child will be escorted to me. I will be giving a few assessments (along with an aide) and getting to know your little learner.  
4. After the hour your child will be delivered back to you so you can take them to get their school picture.

Messenger Folder

Please check your child’s messenger folder each night and send it back to school each day. For organization purposes...please take out the things I sent home the day before and add any messages to me or homework completed in that folder. This lets me know you got the messages. This folder is one way you and I will communicate and will be used for homework all year long.   

Walking or Parking: 
For now, you can meet us outside the door or up by the fence. Please keep all kids off the rocks and the pathway to the fence clear so we can get to the car loop line safety. As the weather gets colder and your child gets more comfortable I'm sure you will want to use the car lane!


If you drive to pick your child up please follow the procedures below:
  • Stay in your car (Once you are one of the first two or three cars in line we will put your child to your car)
  • Pull all the way up (the first car should stop at the one-way sign)
  • Do not park or leave your car while in the car loop. (This lane is meant to be a continuous process so please pull up when the car in front of you pulls up)

Thanks for all you do! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

  Welcome to Kindergarten!

      My name is Jamie Marchese, and I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher. I am honored to be a part of this special stage in your child’s life and look forward to getting to know you and your little student very soon.  This year your child will develop into a reader, a writer, a mathematician, a scientist, a good friend, and a great student.  I can’t wait!

If you are new to Gold Rush Elementary, you will soon find out that it is a great place to be.  I have been lucky to be here since we opened a few years ago.  Over the years I have taught in Virginia, Texas, and Colorado in a variety of grade levels from Pre-K to 5th grade. This year will be my 16th year teaching and 13th year in Kindergarten. I am originally from Virginia where I graduated from Radford University with a degree in Elementary and Middle Education. I continued my education along the way with courses in English, Spanish, Reading, Writing, and Literature…which eventually led me to pursue a Masters Degree in Literacy and endorsement in Administration. I also have endorsements and experience working with English Language Learners. In case you haven’t guessed—I love anything to do with education, especially language and literacy. I love kindergarten and I love Gold Rush! 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family. Parker has been our home for over 18 years now and I loved raising my boys here.  I have two sons, Caden and Quinn, who are growing up too fast. Cade just graduated from CU Boulder this spring and is living and working in Denver. Quinn went to CU last year as a freshman and will be taking a year off to work before returning to Boulder. We love music, movies, traveling, eating out, and just hanging together or with friends. 

I look forward to working with you and your child in the upcoming school year!  If you have questions, please feel free to email me at

Ms. Jamie Marchese