CTA Goodman Friday News

August 19, 2022

Message from the Principal

It is almost time for parent-teacher conferences! Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to provide a foundation for a partnership between families and schools.

We hope you will be able to attend a conference with your child/ren's teacher on Wednesday, the 24th or Thursday, the 25th.

Please remember these days are early dismissal days. Students are dismissed at 11:10 a.m.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs. Graham

Meet Our New Counselor

Greetings Gators! My name is Susan Shunk and I am so excited to join you at CTA Goodman as the new school counselor. I have my Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State and have been a school counselor at a school in Gilbert for the past five years. I have three children that all attend Chandler Schools and I’m thrilled to join them in this incredible district. Please say hello when you see me on campus and feel free to reach out anytime.


Event Calendar

Wednesday, 8/24 - Early Release - Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.

Wednesday, 8/24 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, 8/25 - Early Release - Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.

Thursday, 8/25 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, 8/25 - PTO Family Food Night at Café Zupas

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

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are next week. Please check your student's backpack and/or your email for a confirmation of your conference date and time.



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Fall Break Camp Registration is Open Now!

Registration for Fall Break Camp is now open for our Lil’ Explorers (infant-5-year-olds)! Register for Lil’ Explorers Fall Break Camp today! Current Lil’ Explorers customers will have priority for registration.

Kids Express (K-6th) Fall Break Camp is already open! Register for Kids Express Fall Break Camp today.

Gators Can Show Greatness by Following CUSD Student Code of Conduct

  1. Respect the Rights of Others
  2. School Attendance - Please try to be on time
  3. Complete Work Assignments
  4. Prepare for Class
  5. Respect Public Property
  6. Show Respect
  7. Obey School Rules
  8. Cooperate with School Staff

Early Dismissal Days - Coming Soon Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th

Early Dismissal Days - School Board Policy ID

  • There are four days listed on the school calendar as Early Dismissal Days. During these days we conduct parent-teacher conferences. These days are infrequent, but give teachers and parents the opportunity to communicate regarding student progress. In addition to parent-teacher conference days, the last day of school will also be an early release day. We will remind you in newsletters and through Infinite Campus eblast.

Food at School

We realize that parents may wish to bring home-baked treats to school. However, due to a number of issues, such as food allergies, etc., serving home-baked foods to students is prohibited.

Gators Showing Greatness - Winners!

Congratulations to the following Gators for Showing Greatness: Kaelyn D., Gabriel G., Vihaan G., Macy H., Jude W., Mya R, Xander G., Ben W., Isaac O., and Dylan K. Keep up the great work Gators!
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Our Gators Love Their New Gator Gear

You can order your new Gator Gear here:


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Golden Spatula Winners

Congratulations to this week's Golden Spatula winners:

Kindergarten - Smith

First Grade - Ingram

Second Grade - Jensen

Third Grade - Crawford

Fourth Grade - Flowers

Fifth Grade - Hubley

Sixth Grade - Morris

Learning Is Fun

Students in Mrs. Taylor’s class had an “Arizona Snowball Fight”. Students had to toss their yarn ball across the classroom to each other before the timer went off. Students worked together to count their “snowballs” in groups of 2’s, 5’s, 10’s. The group that had the least amount of snowballs won the fight.

Students in Mrs. Young’s Fifth Grade class, read in their Social Studies Weekly about the United States government. Students took their learning and made a poster of the different branches of government, roles of the government and rights for all people.

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Mrs. Griffin's and Ms. Smith's Kindergarten classes had a great time learning that an ENGINEER is someone that solves problems by building things.

Today, their “problem” was to see how tall they could build a tower out of DOTS and toothpicks. Students worked for a little bit on their own. They discussed and observed what others had built, and then made adjustments.