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Family Newsletter, Friday, March 8, 2024

Dear Goodwater Families,

I hope this note finds you and your families well. It is hard to believe we are on Spring Break next week (March 11-15). We want all of you to have a safe and fun-filled spring break.

Administration would like to thank all of our students and their families for the tremendous effort this year during Raise Craze. The acts of kindness were many and it is great to see the different ways students have shown their kindness characteristics. We appreciate our parents, caregivers, and staff for your assistance in explaining how to give back to others.

We have completed the MAP, middle-of-year, and the second nine-week check-in for grades 3-8. Information will be sent to you by our guides with specific areas that you can assist your child in as we continue the school year. We are seeing growth, from the 2023 school year and the 2024 school year so far. We still have areas that require additional support at school.  Thank you for the support at home as well.

With the warmer weather please review the Dress Code standards in our Family Handbook. I am enclosing the link for you so that you can review the standards with your student(s). We will be spending more time outside and in the orchard so please be aware of the type of shoes that students wear to school. This is the link to the Family Handbook and Student Code of Conduct: FHSCC-2023-2024-Approved.pdf

Please be reminded that students should not be dropped off before 7:40 am. Staff is preparing for the day prior to 7:40 am. We also are closing the gate for Primary at 7:55 am so we can move cars as quickly as possible. This will allow our staff to be in their communities at the appropriate time. We appreciate your cooperation in getting students dropped off by 7:55 am. One last reminder regarding drop off and pick up. Students not picked up by 3:45 pm will be moved to the main office. Parents will need to park and come in to sign out their child. 

Again, we hope you have a wonderful Spring Break. Goodwater will reopen on March 18th, at 7:40 am.

Kindest Regards, 

Dr. Bruce

Important Reminder:

  • Please send a water bottle, every day, with your student.  As we enter the warmer weather this is important, as they are spending more time outdoors.
  • Please make sure that your child wears appropriate clothing and shoes for outside work/activities.

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month, celebrated annually in March, is a time to honor the contributions, achievements, and struggles of women throughout history. It serves as a reminder of the remarkable women who have shaped societies, cultures, and economies worldwide, often overcoming obstacles and breaking barriers in the process.

Originating from International Women’s Day, which has been observed since the early 1900s, Women’s History Month gained official recognition in the United States in 1987. Since then, it has expanded globally, with various countries dedicating March to celebrating women’s accomplishments and advocating for gender equality.

During Women’s History Month, individuals and organizations reflect on the pivotal roles women have played in fields such as science, politics, literature, art, business, and activism. It’s a time to highlight the achievements of historical figures like Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai, as well as contemporary trailblazers who continue to inspire and empower others.

Moreover, Women’s History Month serves as an opportunity to address ongoing challenges women face, including gender-based discrimination, inequality in the workplace, and violence against women. Through education, advocacy, and activism, the month encourages progress toward gender parity and the realization of women’s rights globally.

Ultimately, Women’s History Month is a celebration of resilience, courage, and progress. It reminds us of the importance of recognizing and valuing the contributions of women in all aspects of society and striving for a more inclusive and equitable world for future generations.

Intent to Return Information

A direct email was sent to the families that I have not received the Intent to Return Google survey for your student(s) for the 2024-2025 school year. The document was also sent out to these families a 3rd time. The link to the form is found here for you to complete. If you received an email from me and are unable to fill out the survey, please email me at by Friday, March 8, 2024, and let me know “Yes or No” if your student(s) will be returning next year. If we do not receive the Intent to Return, your student(s) will not have a secured spot for next school year prior to the lottery drawing that will take place the first week of April. Your answers are important for us as we plan for the future of Goodwater, in preparing our budget and hiring staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help. I hope your family has a wonderful spring break, full of sunshine and smiles allowing you to make fun family memories. Take care. ~ KIM

2024-2025 Application and Registration Dates
Application Period (8 weeks)Feb 1st – March 29
Prospective Parent NightsWednesday, 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



Dear Caregivers(s),

We perform Health Screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis as mandated by the State of Texas twice per year. These screenings give us early detection of problems that may inhibit the learning process of the student. Referrals will be sent home if your child requires a follow-up with a physician. Spring screenings will be on March 27th and March 28th. If your child has/or will be been screened by a Physician you may use this form. 

The religious opt-out form is available here.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HEALTH SCREENS! Your time will support walking groups back to class, scribing results, and prepping the next group. Volunteer to help with Health Screenings here!  

NOTE: Please make sure you have completed the volunteer background check.

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

Let us celebrate our differences and bring awareness by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. Socks are chosen as the chromosomes resemble socks. Although we are all different,  we can walk together! Let’s rock our socks on March 21st!

 April 26-28, 2024


Join our Poppy Parard float-building committee and let your creativity soar as we bring the theme of “Poppy Prom – Homecoming” to life! 🌺✨ Children of the volunteers who help design and build our spectacular float are the lucky riders on parade day, April 27th! 🚀🎈

Sign up now for the first committee meeting and be part of the magic! Don’t miss out – let’s make April unforgettable together! Sign up here to volunteer!

Spring Break: Chicken 🐔 Care

Upcoming Important Dates

Women’s History MonthMarch
Spring Break, No SchoolMarch 11-15
Coffee with Dr. BruceMarch 19th, 1:00 pm
Prospective Parent NightsMarch 20th Elementary, March 21st, Adolescent
World Down Syndrome DayMarch 21st 
Health Screenings March 27-28th 
Thank you, Georgetown Fire Department for the fire truck lesson!

Have a wonderful weekend!