Parents Make a Difference

Parental involvement is a major key to the success of each child here at John L. Golden Elementary. We thank you for your continued support in working with your child, volunteering in the classroom, participating in our Golden Family Nights and attending other school functions.

A common question that comes up is "How can we help the school?"

The following is a brief list of additional ways in which you can help our school.

Be Engaged in Your Child's Education
Many parents work during the day and are unable to volunteer on a regular basis. That doesn't mean you cannot be an engaged parent in your child's education. Below are just some of the ways parents can make a positive effect on their child's education:

  • Talking to them about what they are learning every day
  • Providing them with a quiet place to study
  • Sending them to school each day prepared with homework, food, rest and a good attitude
  • Encouraging them to be problem solvers
  • Check your student's progress on Aeries and review class work and assessment results

Get Connected
The Etiwanda School District is proud to have a Families tab that connects our families with local community and educational resources.

What's Available:

  • Resources to support learning at home
  • College and career links
  • Local cultural connections and events
  • Local recreational activities
  • Services and support for families

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Support Our Fundraisers
The PTA is a fantastic support to our school each year. They help to fund technology, field trips, school assemblies and so much more every year. We look forward for you partnering with PTA this year by completing your membership form.

Family Night
Throughout the school year, John L. Golden Elementary works with the community members of local businesses. Our school sets up Golden Nights at local restaurants. During these events, it is a great time to get together with our families from Golden, have terrific food, and raise money for our students.

The school receives a percentage of all sales during this specific date as long as you bring in the Golden Family Night flyer with you and give it to your server and/or cashier. Flyers are sent home with your child as a reminder of the next Golden Night. You can also access the flyers on our school web page or by signing up for the e-mail distribution list. If you plan ahead, you can purchase SCRIP gift cards (see below) to pay for your Golden Family Night food.

Scrip Gift Card Program
Take part in our Scrip Gift Card Program and help keep our library up-to-date. By purchasing gift cards from the school library, the library gets a percentage of the sale. The proceeds are then put directly back into the library for new resources that can benefit your child. Please stop by the library or main office for more information. The Etiwanda School District Scrip Gift Card Program web site has more information including merchant list and scrip order form.

Be A Volunteer!
Volunteer opportunities may be available with your child's classroom, the school library, WATCH D.O.G.S. and with the PTA. For those interested, please contact your child's teacher, the PTA, the main office, our WATCH D.O.G.S. tab on the school website or the school library clerk for more information.

Please note our New District Policy and Volunteer Handbook.

The Etiwanda School District now has a district wide Parent Handbook. It is District Policy that "a volunteer serving in any capacity must sign the volunteer form provided in the district volunteer handbook."

A handbook can be picked up in the main office.

Thanks in advance for your service to our students and our school. We appreciate our volunteers!

Support Our Fundraisers
The PTA is a fantastic support to our school each year. They help to fund technology, field trips, school assemblies and so much more every year. We look forward for your partnering with PTA this year by completing your membership form..