CTA Goodman Friday News

September 16, 2022

What a Wonderful Week at CTA Goodman


Monday, 9/12-Friday, 9/23 - PTO Check-A-Thon

Monday, 9/26-Wednesday, 9/28 - 6th Grade Science Camp

Wednesday, 9/28 - PTO Family Food Night at MOD Pizza

Monday, 10/3-10/17 - Fall Break

Tuesday, 10/18 - Students Return from Break

Learning Volleyball Skills

Our first grade students are working on their Volley skills by playing “Keep it up” with balloons. Students are using a light force, without catching the balloons with their hands. This allows them practice before being introduced to the sport of volleyball.

Oobleck Fun!

Mrs. Young's fifth grade class was exploring states of matter today. One station played with oobleck as it takes multiple states of matter.

Ms. Smith's class celebrating 100% of their students registered for the check-a-thon with an extra recess!

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Chandler CARE Center Thanksgiving and Toy Distribution

There is still time to register for the Chandler CARE Center's their annual Thanksgiving and Toy Distributions. Registration must be done in person at the CARE Center through September 30th.

Please see attached flyer for details.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mrs. Medina came into Mrs. Ingram's class to teach students about Mexican Independence Day and how it's celebrated.

Mexican Independence Day is a two day celebration that starts at 11:00 p.m. on September 15th. The current Mexico President rings the bells at the National Palace in Mexico City, and then reads the "Cry of Independence". There is a grand celebration for Dia de la Independencia on September 16th. This celebration is very similar to 4th of July celebrations in the United States.

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School Rules and Regulations - CUSD Elementary Handbook, Pg. 105

Drop-off and Pick-up of Students

Please stay in line while entering the parking log and pull as far forward as possible along the curb. Students shall enter or exit cars at the curb. Parents shall remain in their cars. Parents who need to leave their cars shall do so only after parking in an established parking space. Students shall be accompanied at all times by an adult when walking from the curb to the parking lot. Parents must sign in students arriving late, and sign out students leaving early. Please refrain from talking on a cell phone at any time while picking up and/or dropping off your students.

PTO Check-a-Thon Update

So proud of all of our Gators for their hard work. Only 7 days left to register and donate! So far we have 6 classes that get a superhero glow party but you have until tonight to reach your classroom goal of $750. See the flyers for additional incentives and the raffle prizes available.


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Catch Me If You Can

Ms. Taylor's fourth grade class split into teams to analyze their story for the week, Catch Me If You Can by Carol Schaffner. They focused on characters and setting. The setting crew identified all the important features of setting (place, social context, time and mood) and had a discussion to decide what was most important in the story. The character crew then chose their roles and began talking about the important qualities of their characters (personality, physical attributes, beliefs, and identifying hero or villain traits). Once each group discussed all the features of their focus, they wrote them out on posters to present to the other group. They listened to each group present about their focus. Throughout this process, students had to read the story many times to make sure they did not miss any important information. They made sure that the setting was properly analyzed so that the setting crew could begin their art. The character crew read through the story many times to make sure they understood the stage directions and to make sure they could act out their characters with personality.

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Main Ideas

Mrs. Jensen's class learned how to find the main idea of a text and how to treat others kindly.
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Gators Showing Greatness Drawing Winners

These Gators were caught showing greatness:

Maribel R., Noah M., Hari K., Rylan W., Darsh S., Pyper R., Zenaya C., River S., and Jax S.

Way to go Gators!

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Golden Spatula Winners

Congratulations to our Golden Spatula Winners for this week:

Kindergarten - Fyke

First Grade - Alcala

Second Grade - Milot

Third Grade - Crawford

Fourth Grade - Palagonia

Fifth Grade - Hubley

Sixth Grade - Rawlings

Message from CUSD Nutrition

The first ACE Giveaway of the year is coming up on September 21st! Each month will focus on a specific grade level. On Wednesday, September 21st, third graders that eat school lunch will have the opportunity to receive a fun-filled activity book with their meal (while supplies last). The menu will be Breakfast for Lunch, Chicken Sandwiches, Veggie Wraps, and PB&J Packs (subject to change). The lunch price is $3.00 and can be paid with cash, check, or student account. Visit us at www.cusdnutrition.com for more information about our meal programs!

Free and Reduced Meal Information

Families are still encouraged to apply to find out if they qualify. All information can be found on our website: Food & Nutrition / Free & Reduced Meals Information and Application