Gator Gazette

November - December 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.

It's been a busy month at Gooch

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Career Day

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A Huge Thank You to the Center for Spiritual Living Dallas

Every year our amazing partners at the Center for Spiritual Living Dallas donate Thanksgiving baskets valued at ~$50 each for those at Gooch who may need a little extra hand to make the holidays stress free. This year they donated 100 baskets to the Gooch Community. Thank You CSL Dallas!!!
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Wonderful Balloon Decorating Parents

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PTSA Corner

Dear Gooch Community,

A huge shout out for our biggest seller in the Chocolate Fundraiser: Allyson Montgomery from Ms. Caples class and her family sold 20 boxes and won a TV. Good job Allyson!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Take your Teacher to Dinner for the Holidays Fund, we were able to do 5 days of cheer for Christmas and the planning is underway for a really lovely party hosted at Holy Cross on Friday.

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 November

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

5th Grade

Mr. Mckamie – Kassidy Busby

Dr. Sosa - Isaac Garcia

Ms. Barrois – Merelyn Delgado

4th Grade

Ms. Rivera – Mariana Velasquez

Mr. Lim – Kaidynce Hernandez

3rd Grade

Ms. Franco – Alexis Martinez

Ms. Alvarez – Danna Palacios

Ms. Powell – Xavy Mejia

2nd Grade

Ms. Le – Carely Cisneros

Mr. Vasquez – Darlene Pescador

Mr. Escolar – Jessie Rodriguez

1st Grade

Ms. Mahan – Jonathan Perez

Ms. Reyes – Zulay Pescador

Ms. Delgadillo – Angel Toledo


Ms. Caples – Amelia Pond Heath

Mr. Olavarri – Maya Romero

Ms. Puentes – Sandro Meza

PreK 4

Ms. Lira – Kaylee Zavala

Ms. Velasquez – Andrea Lopez

Ms. Gerardino– Ryder Palacios

PreK 3

Ms. Ortiz – Rebecca Charre Jasso

Ms. Dukes – Sofia Romero

Ms. Kim – Angel Canales


Mr. Williams – PPCD – Rhys Thomas

Ms. Pitts – FLSA – Abraham Nunez

Ms. Wang – FLSB – Kaylee Segura

Below are pictures of all our wonderful Gators of the Month who were present at the performance to receive their awards from Principal Johnson and the Cow from Chick-Fil-A!

Gator of the Month December

A huge congratulations to all our amazing Gators of the Month for December!

FLS-A Carter Klasing

FLS-B Jalenn Ferguson

PPCD Milo Gonzalez

PreK-3 PPCD Camila Robledo

PreK-3A Aiden Leija

PreK-3B Sarai Lopez

PreK-4A Sapphire Davis

PreK-4B Zoe Velasquez

PreK-4C Marcella Jimenez

KA Luisa Car asco

KB Emely Mor ales

KC Jaylah Noria

1C Ariana Machiran

1A Wilson Moore

1B Kathie Martinez

28 Jimmy Chue

2A Perla Perez

2C Lennin M artinez

3A Danna Ramos

3B Mason Trejo

3C Valeria Bernal

4A & 5A Kawsu Suwareh

4B Isabella Lobo

4C Milton Chevez

5B Angel Garcia

5C Jackeline Fuentes

Upcoming Events...

Thursday, December 19, during the school day: Gooch Polar Express - students may wear school appropriate pajamas

Thursday, December 19, from 2:00pm, Class Holiday Parties - check with your child's teacher for more details

Friday, December 20 - January 6: Winter Break!!!!! - No school.

Tuesday, January 7, School resumes

Thank you to our fantastic partners who support Gooch in so many ways!

Center for Spiritual Living Dallas

El Tizoncito Taqueria

Glen Meadows Neighborhood Association

Gooch Gators PTSA

The Hockaday School

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Look Cinemas

Our Balloon Angels

Our Flower Angels

Reading Partners

United to Learn

United We Stand Christian Fellowship Church

Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Walmart Supercenter @ Midway & 635, store #2105

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