CTA Goodman Friday News

Friday, September 2, 2022

Wishing you a great Labor Day weekend – Stay Safe Gators

Fun Facts about Labor Day

Labor Day 2022 will occur on Monday, September 5. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, street parades

Gators Showing Greatness- Word of the Month "Be Responsible"

Responsibility means you do the things you are supposed to do.

What is responsibility? We have a few different ways that we talk about responsibility. There’s being responsible, taking responsibility, acting responsibly, and having responsibilities. In simple words, responsibility is about doing the things we are supposed to do and accepting the positive or negative outcomes of our actions.


Monday, 9/5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

Tuesday, 9/6 - Lunch with Students

Friday, 9/9 - 3rd Grade Flag Ceremony, 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

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

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

Lunch with Students

Starting Tuesday, September 6th, parents will be able to join their student for lunch.

Important Reminders for having lunch with your student:

  • Sign in and out in the office.
    • Please remember to bring your ID.
    • If someone other than parent is coming to have lunch with your student, please notify the office ahead of time.
  • Meet your student at the picnic tables.
    • Parents are NOT allowed to go to the playground to pick up their student.
    • We will radio for your student to meet you at the picnic tables when the class is heading into the cafeteria.
  • Eat lunch with only your student.
    • Students will not be able to invite friends to join them, even if it's a special occasion.
  • Parents will need to bring their own food, as you will not be able to purchase a school lunch.
  • Student will head back to class at end of normal lunch time.

Lunch Times:

  • Kindergarten - 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
  • First Grade - 11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
  • Second Grade - 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Third Grade - 11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
  • Fourth Grade - 11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Fifth Grade - 12:05 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
  • Sixth Grade - 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Counselor Corner - Mrs. Shunk

Greetings Gator families! This was a full week of school counseling. Classroom lessons have begun, with fifth and sixth graders working on the CUSD C.A.R.E.S Student Wellness initiative. Ask your fifth or sixth grader to see their worksheet. Our topic this month is raising resilient children.
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Looking for Fall Break care for your K-6th graders October 3rd-17th?

Fall Camp is Dino-Mite! At Kids Express Fall Break Camp, campers will participate in fun-filled days to include art, cooking, STEAM, active play, sports, games, computers, and more! Camp will also include on-site and off-site field trips.


October 3rd-17th


Knox Gifted Academy

700 W. Orchid Lane

Chandler, AZ 85225

Haley Elementary School

3401 S. Layton Lakes Boulevard

Chandler, AZ 85286

Basha Elementary School
3535 S. Basha Road

Chandler, AZ 85248

Monday, October 17th ONLY

Hancock Elementary School

2425 S. Pleasant Drive

Chandler, AZ 85286

Times: 6:30am-6:00pm

Register for Kids Express Fall Camp or call 480-224-3900 with any questions.

Congratulations to Our Golden Spatula Winners

Kindergarten - Smith

First Grade - Magallanes

Second Grade - Jensen

Third Grade - Hughes

Fourth Grade - Taylor

Fifth Grade - Arns

Sixth Grade - Rawlings

Gators Showing Greatness Drawing Winners

Congratulations to our Gators Showing Greatness Winners:

Zachary M., Chester R., Devyn B., Noah M., and Ava M.

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Chandler Police Department Helping Keep CTA Goodman Community Safe

This morning Chandler Police Department came out to help evaluate traffic. They worked with Mrs. Graham to make sure our Gators, and Gator Community are safe during drop-off and pick-up.
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Annual Emergency and Health Update

If you have not completed your Annual Emergency and Health Update please do so. It is important that we have the most current contact information in case we need to contact you during an emergency.

To complete the update, please log into your Parent Portal, click More, then click on Annual Update and New Student Registration. Click on 22-23 Emergency and Health Update.

Chandler CARE Center Thanksgiving and Toy Distribution

This year the CARE Center is registering families for their annual Thanksgiving and Toy Distributions. Registration must be done in person at the CARE Center starting August 29th through September 30th.

Please see attached flyer for details.

Chandler CARE Center Resources

The CARE Center has many resources available to parents. They have immunization clinics, dental clinics, counseling resources, and many others. See calendar below for dates and availability.

ASU 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Student Contest

Now accepting entries for the 2023 Student Contest. Open to all grades K-12. Winning entries receive a prize, and will be invited to participate in the 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Arizona State University with their family and teacher.

Entry deadline October 3, 2022.

Student entry forms available online:

Contest information and prior year winners available at

Sun Lakes Rotary CUSD Teacher of the Month

Please consider nominating an outstanding teacher for the Sun Lakes Rotary CUSD Teacher of the Month program.