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Whipped Cream, and Syrup and Orange Juice, Oh My!

The multipurpose room at Cosumnes River Elementary School was the scene of great laughter, mayhem, and delight on Friday, December 4th.  It was an alternative breakfast serving you don’t often see, with one person singled out as the guest of honor — Principal Michael Gulden.

After applauding students for their efforts in raising more than $61,000 in their recent fundraising fun run, he honored his pledge to do something crazy for such an outstanding school-wide achievement.  That crazy meant taking a seat in a small plastic pool, donning goggles and rubber pants, and being pelted, layered and drenched with a variety of discarded and out-of-date breakfast items.

Two students from each grade, along with top fun run fundraisers, were chosen to handle the food service to Principal Gulden by selecting from a collection of gathered food items and preparing to give him a special delivery.  He noted that now he was clearly aware of what was going to be the very messy distinction between someone wishing to “make something for breakfast for me” and a person offering “to make me something for breakfast.”  Still, as students readied their foods, gathered their giddy nerves, and determined target areas, Principal Gulden did not back down.

The result was a head-to-toe smorgasbord of ginormous proportions, including orange juice (extra cold of course), syrup, oats, cereal, bacon, whipped cream, and raw eggs.  Asked how he felt near the end, he said, “very sticky” — while a bystander was overheard to say, “he looks like he should feel delicious.”

Laughter resonated throughout the ordeal, capped with an ear-splitting chant of “ON HIS HEAD” when the students wielding eggs stepped up to offer up their version of over-easy and sunny side up with an egg-cellent application of splattered and shattered yolks, shells and whites.

Principal Gulden certainly had his day of reckoning  — one that no doubt filled him with pride for a Roadrunner student body having undertaken an impressive collective job well done.  Kudos to Dawn Costella for orchestrating the “principal’s challenge” and for coordinating the donation of an equal amount of fresh food for the Elk Grove Food Bank, to match the amount of discarded/outdated food used in the event and to build on the school’s longstanding success with their food drive.

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Map your Future (Thursday, January 14, 2016)

MYF Side 1 Flyer 2016(.pdf)


Family Life Education Parent Preview Nights



 Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room

9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Wednesday January 6, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.



Robert L. Trigg Education Center Board Room

9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Thursday, February 4, 2016

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Elk Grove Unified School District

Curriculum/Professional Learning

Your school will be offering Family Life Education to 5th and 6th grade students.  In compliance with the California Education Code, Section 51938, you are invited to attend a Parent Preview Night of the Family Life Education Growth and Development video and of the curriculum used in your child’s classroom, which has been approved by the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Pietersen, Health and Family Life Program Specialist, at 686-7797, ext. 7407.

 15-16 Principals Memo Parent Preview eVersion (.pdf)




Parent Community Information Nights


Learning Support Services will be holding Parent Community Information Nights to share the district’s new GATE identification criteria. Anyone who is interested may attend any one of the following meetings. All meetings will be from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Interpreter’s will be on site and available for your convenience.


November 12, 2015 – Elliott Ranch Elementary

November 19, 2015 – Mary Tsukamoto Elementary

November 19, 2015 – Elk Grove Elementary

December 1, 2015 – Cosumnes River Elementary

December 2, 2015 – Isabelle Jackson Elementary


Community School Board Meetings with EGUSD Board Members – October 20th

EGUSD Community Board Meetings

Please join the Elk Grove Unified Board of Education at a Community School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. These Community School Board Meetings are intended to engage the public in a transparent and collaborative process.

At the meetings, Board members will:

  • Recognize community members
  • Engage the public in Local Control Accountability Planning
  • Share EGUSD Facilities Master Plan

The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at locations throughout the district. They will include a presentation, as well as time for questions and answers.

For locations and more information, please download the flyer:

English  |  Hmong  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese

Superintendent’s Message to Parents and the Community

Superintendent’s Message to Parents and the Community

February Holidays and Minimum Day at CRES

Dear CRES Families,

February is a short month for everyone. Please be aware of the following:

  • No School on Monday, February 9; it is a school holiday in honor of Lincoln’s Birthday (observed)
  • No School on Monday, February 16; it is a school holiday in honor of Washington’s Birthday (observed)
  • Friday February 20 is a minimum day for the purpose of teachers preparing second trimester report cards.

Please contact the school office (682-2653) with any questions.

PTA News for January



  • A big WELCOME to our new music teacher, David Sault! Mr. Sault comes to us with many years of experience teaching music and we are excited to have him on board! Students will have a music lesson once a week and will learn rhythm, music vocabulary, how to read music, and will be exposed to many instruments. Stay tuned to hear how your child’s grade will participate!
  • Time to collect your BOX TOPS! Please turn them in to your child’s teacher. The class with the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party! Deadline is February 20.



  • The Daddy/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Saturday, February 21. Lissa Smith and her committee would love to have more help! Please call her at 916.203.2655 or email to help plan this special night out!



  • 1/13/15, 2:15pm: PTA Association Meeting and Membership Appreciation (agenda attached)
  • 1/16/15: Movie Night, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” rated PG
  • 1/19/15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no school
  • 2/21/15: Father Daughter Dance at CRES 5:30-8:00



CRES janitorial staff for all of their support during PTA events!

Hope to see you on campus!

Brenda Carmichael

President, CRES PTA



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