Gator Gazette

April Community News


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Principal Ashmore being a good sport in the splash wall at last years Gatorfest

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.

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From Left to Right: Principal Ashmore, Nicolas Flores, Congressman Pete Sessions, Evelyn Heath & Dr. Greg Firn of RoboKind

Our Congressman, Chairman Pete Sessions Visits Gooch

On Wednesday, the 5th of April, our congressional representative, Chairman Pete Sessions visited to Gooch to see some of the amazing things we are doing, especially in Special Education.The visit was a part of our introduction of Milo at Gooch, one of our many efforts to provide the best education possible for all of our scholars, no matter their unique needs.
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Welcome Milo

Thanks to the amazing support of our community, 2 Ipads and two Otterbox covers were donated to Gooch to work with Milo. Milo is now being used with many of our scholars on the spectrum, and proving to be an amazing help. We are seeing truly remarkable early results. A huge thank you to RoboKind for donating Milo, and bringing the Congressman to Gooch to see us in action.
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Butterfly Garden Work Day

On April 7 an amazing team came together to complete the first phase of the Gooch Monarch Garden supported by the Monarch Heroes program of the National Wildlife Federation and our fantastic Glean Meadows neighbors and neighborhood association. We worked for 5 hours, had 44 volunteers participating at various parts of the day, and we moved 10 tons of gravel, 3 3/4 tons of sand, and 3 tons of rock. In phase 2, coming soon we will be planting the beds, installing the benches and giving the gravel a final level. We hope you will be able to come and help!
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Gatorfest Will Be Here April 21, 11am-3pm

PTSA Corner

It's time again - save the date for Gatorfest! It will be Saturday, April 21, from 11am-3pm. Gatorfest is a carnival for all Gooch Gators, with fun, games and food for all, and the main PTSA fundraiser for the year. We will have some amazing games, including water balloon wars which was a great hit last year, castle siege, cake walk, a hula hoop competition, and all sorts of other fun. The highlight of our raffle this year is a diamond and gold necklace donated by Greg Brothman and Designs By Flora.

  • All-you-can-play wristbands $10
  • Single play game tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5
  • Raffle Tickets $2
  • Food and drinks various prices

SPECIAL: We will be pre-selling All-You-Can-Play wristbands for $8 each, in front of the school during dismissal, 2.30-3.30 on Wednesday, April 11, Monday April 16 and Wednesday April 18. For each wristband you pre-purchase you will get one free raffle ticket for the amazing diamond and gold necklace and other fun prizes.

It is nomination time for the PTSA 2018-2019 board. This is a great opportunity to make friends and serve our community. Stay tuned for updates on positions and how to be a part of the solution.You can nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission of course) by filling out a form in the front office and leaving it in the PTSA cubby, or talking to any current board member.

The Gooch T-Shirts are in! PTSA will be selling them at all events, and other times announced on Bloomz.

It's Time to Nominate New PTSA Board Members

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Upcoming Events...

Apr 14, Real School Gardens are working in the Courtyard
Apr 17, 4-5pm, Gooch SBDM Meeting
Apr 20, Kinder Camp for PK4, including student performance
Apr 20, EarthX field trip for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade

Apr 21, Gatorfest, Sat 11am – 3pm

Apr 28, 5.45 pm, PreK performance and General PTSA meeting.

May 4, 8.30am, Coffee with the Principal

May 4, 9am, Parent Workshop on Preventing Summer Melt

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