Gator Gazette

February 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.

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Fuel Up to Play Grant

Many Thanks to Mary Dickson from Dairy Max who came out to present the check to us for the Fuel Up to Play grant. We are excited about getting started on renovating the sensory gym space, and getting the fridge for Saturday School.
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The Great Fairy Tale Decoration Challenge

Fairy Tale scenes having been popping up all over Gooch with the great PreK fairy tale decoration battle.

Monarch Heroes is Coming to Gooch!

Monarch Heroes is a great program of the National Wildlife Federation, where they grant funds to selected schools in order to install a Monarch garden. We are thrilled here at Gooch to be part of the program. In North Texas we are fortunate to be on the Monarch migration path from the Northern US to Mexico. Monarch butterflies are under pressure from habitat loss, and their numbers are in decline. We can help support these beautiful butterflies by planting milkweed and other nectar plants to support them on their journey, and to provide nursery habitats. We will be installing the garden with the help of volunteers to the right of the front entrance of the school. Mr. Olavarri is in charge of the project.

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Robotics Club & Dallas ISD STEM Expo

The Gooch Robotics Club had a great day at the Dallas ISD STEM Expo. Mr. McKamie and Mr. Perera led the team, and Mr. Perera's team came 10th overall, a good showing in a competitive field. The STEM Expo was full of incredible free science and technology activities, and really fun day out.
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PTSA Corner

We are looking forward to the kindergarten performance, on February 28th, after the PTSA meeting.

PTSA needs more members, please join up and show your support for the school and the awesome events sponsored by PTSA. Membership forms are available outside of the front office

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

Upcoming Events...

Feb 9, 6-8pm in the Gym: A Night Out with Mum or Day: A Valentines Dance, sponsored by the PTSA

Feb 14, Valentine’s Day classroom parties in the afternoon

Feb 16, 8:30-9:15am, Coffee with the Principal, Library

Feb 16, 9:15-10:15am, Parent Workshop on Language and Literacy- All parents who attend will receive awesome free stuff

Feb 20, Gooch SBDM Meeting 4pm

Feb 23, Toddler Story Time and Craft in the Garden 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Feb 28, 5:45pm Gooch PTSA Meeting/ Student performance to follow

Mar 1, 5-7pm, Literacy Night at Marsh Prep

Mar 12-16, Spring Break – No School

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