October - November 2019 Community News
LEARNERS TODAY, LEADERS TOMORROW.
It's been a busy month at Gooch
Character Day Parade
Give your children the gift of attendance this season
Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.
We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. All Gooch students with Perfect Attendance will be in the drawing for one of our two fabulous red bikes. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.
Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese
Dear Gooch Community,
Thank you all for your amazing support of the PTSA. The Chocolate Fundraiser has been incredibly successful, raising much needed funds to support Gooch Elementary. We still have some boxes left if you know someone who will want to buy chocolate for the holiday season.
The Fall Carnival was a blast. A huge thanks to everyone who came out, and especially to all those amazing volunteers who made it happen.
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: https://bit.ly/2kj9GX0
You can contact the PTSA any time using: email@example.com
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.
Gator of the Month
A huge congratulations to all our amazing Gators of the Month:
PPCD- 3 YRS. PPCD Rm# 102: BEYSY MEJIA
PK-A 3 – RM# 102: JAYDON DOSSOU
PK-B 3 RM# 103: ALEJANDRA MUNOZ
PK-A 4 – Rm# 107: WYATT PORTER
PK-B 4– Rm# 108: MARIAJOSE GARCIA
PK-C 4 – RM # 109: MATIAS ROMANA
PK/PPCD 4 YRS. – Rm# 105: FABIAN UMANZOR
KA- Rm# 114: SCARLETT PALACIOS
KB – Rm# 112: DANIEL AMADOR
KC – Rm# 110: ISABELLA TOPLETZ
1A – RM#115: KAYLEE ROSAS
1B - RM#111: MATEO BENAL
1C – RM#113: JESUS GARCIA
2A-Rm# 118: NATALIA PENA
2B RM# 116: ELVIN CASTRO NUNEZ
2C – RM #117: CAMILA GARZA
3A RM#122: DOROTHY GOBLE
3B - RM# 121: YAMIELETH ALMENDAREZ
3C – RM#120: DANNA VALADEZ
4B – Rm# 126: EMILIO SAGRERO
4C – RM#124: ROSEALYNN ROMERO
5A/4A – RM#127: EMILY REYES
5B – Rm# 125: VANESSA MUNOZ
5C – Rm# 123: VALERIA TERRONES
FLS – Rm# 106: RICARDO SOTO
FLS – Rm# 104: GIAN INGA
Below are pictures of all our wonderful Gators of the Month who were present at the performance to receive their awards from Principal Johnson.
Friday, November 08, Career Day
Tuesday, November 19, 4:00 pm SBDM Meeting in the school auditorium.
Tuesday, November 19, Tea from 5:30 pm - 5:55pm, followed by Talk w/Principal Johnson, PTSA Meeting and our 3rd grade student performance, all in the school auditorium.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -"Fall Preview Night" School-wide event at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. PTSA "Chuck E. Cheese" Spirit Night
Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:15 a.m. Donuts w/Dads (Parent Meeting) in the school library.
Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. Parent Academy "Be College Ready'' in the school library.
November 25 - 29, Thanksgiving Break - No school
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
Our Balloon Angels
Our Flower Angels
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