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Family Newsletter, Friday, February 23, 2024

Dear Goodwater Families

I hope this note finds you and your families well.

I would like to thank the students, staff, and families of the BlueBonnet community for the tremendous act of Kindness, “the Sweetheart Dance” last Friday night. The students provided the music and hosted the event for all families. It was an awesome event with over 200 people attending. The food and entertainment that was provided demonstrate how our students can organize and deliver a high-quality program.

Our Board Meeting is Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 6:30 pm at the Georgetown Public Library.

Our next Coffee with Dr. Bruce is scheduled for March 7th at 1:00 pm. This conversation will review the Basics of Financing in Charter Schools. 

The link for this conversation is .

Have a great weekend.

Kindest Regards

Dr. Bruce

Reading Across America

Reading Across America is celebrated on March 2nd.  Our communities will celebrate the week of 2/26-3/1.  In a world buzzing with technology and fast-paced living, the simple act of reading has the power to transport us to different worlds, broaden our perspectives, and connect us as a society. Reading Across America is not just an event; it’s a celebration of the written word and the magic it holds. As we embark on this literary journey, let’s explore the significance of this initiative and the joy that reading brings to our lives.

Montessori education recognizes that children have different learning styles and developmental timelines. The emphasis is on creating a rich, language-rich environment where children naturally develop a love for reading through exploration and hands-on experiences.

Special Programs

Did you know: 

Children with unique learning needs do not need to attend a special school or center. Often families feel that they must enroll their child in a special program or school if they meet eligibility requirements for special education. As long as a student is making reasonable progress in a general education classroom, that is where the IEP goals with special support and services are provided! Here at Goodwater we support the whole child and have a full continuum of services to support special education.

Please reach out to Ms. Taryn with any questions regarding 504, IEP, or ESL as well as evaluation needs. Find out more about Child Find here

Would you like to support Special Programs?

We need some support with printing, laminating, and cutting material. Please reach out to for additional information. 

Special Programs wish list

  • We also need clear plastic shoe boxes with lids

Only 6 days left! We’d love to see the kind things your students are doing! Please send all photos to  Still haven’t registered for Raise Craze? There’s still time! Oh and don’t forget to log those AOKS! 


Prefer to donate via check or cash? Make the check payable to Goodwater Montessori and include the student’s name and community in the memo field!

Important Registration Information

We are continuing to accept applications for new students on our website at If you have a student who is not yet attending Goodwater Montessori, please complete the new student application and be sure and list your currently enrolled student as the sibling on the application when it asks the question if the new applicant is a sibling of a student attending Goodwater. Siblings of enrolled students will receive priority enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The Intent to Return Google document was emailed out to all currently enrolled students ’ parents’ email addresses that we have on file this week. It will come from If you did not receive the Google doc, please check your spam folder. The survey is due to us by Friday, March 8, 2024. This information is important as we plan ahead for the next school year.

2024-2025 Application and Registration Dates
Application Period (8 weeks)Feb 1st – March 29
Prospective Family Session Dates
Monday, March 4 – ALL LEVELS – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 6 – PRIMARY – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 20 – ALL ELEMENTARY – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 21 – ADOLESCENT – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Returning Student Intention FormsFeb 20 – March 8
Week of Lottery (the week after Application Period closes)Week of April 1
Admissions and waitlist emails go out (the week after the lottery)Week of April 8
New Student RegistrationWeek of April 1
Returning Student RegistrationWeek of April 15

Federal Report Card Information

Federal Report Card Information Letter (English)

Federal Report Card Information Letter (Spanish)

2022-23 Federal Report Card (FRC)

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Update

In order to serve our families better and ensure that our students have meals for breakfast and lunch, please order the meals for your children by the order deadline. If you are unable to meet the deadline, please plan to send your child with breakfast and/or lunch.  Here are the deadlines for February and March.

3/18 – 3/22 Deadline is Thursday 2/29, at 11 p.m.

3/25 – 3/29 Deadline is Thursday, 3/7, at 11 p.m.

You can order meals for the entire month once the menu is posted in My Meal Order.  This ensures that your child will have meals and his or her name will be on the meal rosters. If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming Important Dates

Black History MonthFebruary
Board Meeting, Georgetown Public LibraryTuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm
Coffee with Dr. BruceMarch 7th 1:00 pm
Spring Break, No SchoolMarch 11-15

Have a wonderful weekend!