Monday, March 14, 2011

100th Day of School Celebration for 100 Percent Attendance at Golden Hill

Golden Hill Celebration
If Golden Hill K-8 was a bit brighter than usual on a recent Family Friday, it was because the school was celebrating one of the biggest mileposts of the school year.

Streamers, flags and piñatas were strewn across the campus and the Golden Hill Eagle mascot was in attendance, all to welcome parents, students and staff to celebrate the 100th day of school. More than 100 guests -- family members and others -- visited and enjoyed the Fiesta Luncheon put on by the district's Food Services Department.

The attendance-oriented message on this Family Friday was how important it is for students to come to school every day and be ready to learn. Vice Principal Karina Reyes and Counselor Ms. Jimenez visited classrooms to give certificates to students who had perfect attendance in the previous month. More prizes were given out by the Parent-Teacher Organization.

One of the goals for the day was to have 100 percent attendance. 14 classrooms had perfect attendance, with overall 96 percent of the students at school.

Family Fridays are celebrated at many San Diego Unified schools. It's all about encouraging family members to be part of their child's school and education. Studies have proven that the more students' families are involved, the better they achieve.

For more information, contact Vice Principal Karina Reyes at (619) 236-5600.