Gator Gazette

September - October 2019 Community News

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Gooch Vision and Mission

Mission: To Create a community that develops scholars with the knowledge, values and vision to become college and career bound.

Vision: To provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.

Lots of things are happening at Gooch!

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Teachers Showing Gator Spirit at Gooch ES
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PTSA Corner

This month is all about raising money for Gooch through the World's Greatest Chocolate Sale and the Fall Carnival! Save the date for the Fall Carnival on October 25th, from 6pm - 8pm. We will be having amazing fun with lots of games, and food. Wristbands to enter will be $10 each, including a raffle ticket for our excellent prizes. We will be holding a food drive to donate food to those in need in the week before the carnival. It is a competition to see who can collect the most! We will be announcing the first, second and third place classes at the carnival.

First place class will all win free dress day passes for a whole week!

Second place class will receive a pizza party!

Third place class will receive a popcorn party!

The Gooch PTSA is raising money to support the school and our fantastic teachers to do the best work that they possibly can to teach and support all our children. Please come out to the carnival, and support the Chocolate sale to help us help the school!

Meredith Moore, Gooch Gators PTSA President

We now have an online store! Follow the link to join the PTSA ($8 per membership) and spirit shirts:

You can contact the PTSA any time using:

Gooch Gators PTSA is an organization dedicated to making Gooch an amazing school for all. Our aim is to put on engaging parent and student programs, and to raise money for school improvements.

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Gator of the Month

A huge congratulations to all our amazing Gators of the Month:

Cayden Bratton, Abigail Lemus, Leonardo Marquez, Anabell Aguirre, Mia Monterrosa, Leslie Zuniga, Gerard Gonzalez, Zoey Blankinchip, Norma Arreguin, Dyland Munoz, Riley Bigler, Romeo Lopez, Destiny Romero, Isabella Miller, Christopher Rodriguez, Kayless Galindo, Mieanne Funtanilla, Citlali Amaya, Miriam Perez, Valerie Munoz, Allysson Velasquez, Raquel Ventura, Kevin Baez, Alexia Trejo, Janelle Rodriguez, and Alejandra Lopez. Below are all our wonderful Gators of the Month who were present at the performance to receive their awards from Principal Johnson and Assistant Principal Ramos.

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Nurse's Corner

If you haven't gotten your FLU SHOT its time to do so. Typically, Flu Season starts in October and it is already starting to spread. Flu shots are available at most pharmacies and doctor's offices. It takes up to 2 weeks for your immunity to build once you get the shot so don't delay. It is recommended that everyone older than 6 months be vaccinated every year.

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Upcoming Events...

Friday, October 11, No School - it's Fair Day!

Monday, October 14, Parent Teacher Conference Night

Friday, October 18, No School, teacher work day.

October 21 - October 25, School Book Fair

October 21 - October 25, Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 pm General PTSA Meeting followed by 1st Grade Performance

Wednesday, October 23rd, 5:30 pm Tea and Talk with Principal Johnson, followed by Parent Academy on Reading at Home and Social and Emotional Learning.

Thursday, October 24, Chuck-E-Cheese Gator Spirit Night, dine between 3:00pm and 9:00pm, mention Gooch and help raise money for the school.

Friday, October 25, Character Dress up Day, with Character Parade at 8:30am - parents welcome.

Friday, October 25, 9:00am, Muffins with Mom, Attendance Matters with Principal Johnson

Friday, October 25, 6:00-8:00pm, Fall Carnival, PTSA.

Wednesday, October 30, School Picture Day. Students may wear school uniform or appropriate attire. Dress up Day!

WT White Feeder Pattern Mission

We will cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally responsive citizens, personalizing instruction for every student.

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Providing access to an equitable and high quality education

  • Promoting citizens who contribute to the common good

  • Supporting our students academically, socially, and emotionally