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Family Newsletter, Friday, May 3, 2024

Dear Goodwater Families
I hope this note finds you and your family well.

A BIG THANK YOU TO MS. ALICIA, OUR PTO, VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED DECORATE THE FLOAT, VOLUNTEERS WHO WALKED ALONG ON THE PARADE ROUTE, AND ALL THE STUDENTS who participated on the float. The Red Poppy Festival was a big success and the school received 2nd Place for our float. 

On April 30, 2024, we had a Prospective Family Tour event from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  We had 15 families attend. I would like to thank the PTO for their assistance with this event. I also want to thank several of our student leaders for their assistance in hosting this event:  Austin Wong, Sophia Wong, Milet Rodriquez, and Marcos Rodriquez. Ms. Kim, Ms, Kristi, Ms. Taryn, Ms. Fatima, and Ms. Nilka hosted the evening as well. Our next event will be May 15th, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please join us in sharing the Goodwater story with prospective families.

Certificate for Volunteering

This past Sunday our building was struck by lightning and we lost total internet, phone service, badge access for our doors, and twelve wireless access points. The staff has been remarkable at adapting to the challenge as a result of this issue. I want to thank everyone who has provided assistance in getting everything back up and running over these past few days. It is gratifying to work with such staff who always adapt to challenges.

We completed the STAAR assessment season on Friday, May 3rd. Thank all of you for supporting your students during this assessment period. The students did their best and have worked hard all year long to improve. We will receive our scores in mid-June. Once these reports are received we will be reaching out to everyone with information on how to review the scores. We are developing additional support components for the 2024-2025 school year and will be sharing those with you in August.

Have a great weekend.

Kindest Regards
Dr. Bruce

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the contributions, achievements, and rich cultural heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. It’s observed annually in May to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to honor the completion of the transcontinental railroad, largely built by Chinese immigrants, on May 10, 1869.

Throughout the month, various events and activities are organized to recognize the diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and experiences of AAPI communities. These may include cultural performances, exhibitions, educational programs, discussions, and community gatherings. It’s also a time to raise awareness about the challenges and issues faced by AAPI individuals and to promote inclusivity, diversity, and unity.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month allows people of all backgrounds to learn about and appreciate the significant contributions that AAPI individuals have made and continue to make to the social, cultural, economic, and political fabric of the United States.

Ten fun facts about Asia

Important Returning Student News! 

Hello! The returning student registration forms are now DUE. They were emailed out on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Please complete the forms and return them as soon as possible as your student’s spot is not secure for the 2024-2025 school year until I receive the packet. We also have openings in all grade levels and would love it if you could make a referral to a friend, a neighbor or someone you meet at the park, gymnastics or even the grocery store. A referral from a current family is our highest compliment we can receive. If you have any questions regarding the returning registration forms, please contact me at Have a wonderful weekend! ~ KIM

Upcoming Assessment Dates

Assessment Schedule
K – 8May 7 – 17MAP EOY*
KMay 1 – 22TXKEA Dyslexia Screener
1 & 2May 14 – 22TPRI
* Tentative MAP EOY Schedule
TIMETues May 7Wed May 8Thurs May 9Fri May 10**Mon May 13Tues May 14
8:15 – 10:00Blue Jay & Cardinal (Reading)Blue Jay & Cardinal (Math)(8:15 – 9:15) Mulberry (Reading)8:15 – 9:15 Mulberry (Math)Mockingbird, Warbler, Redwing (Reading)Mockingbird, Warbler, Redwing (Math)
10:00 – 12:00San Antonio, San Gabriel, Guadalupe (Reading)San Antonio, San Gabriel, Guadalupe (Math)(9:30 – 10:30) Maple (reading)(9:30 – 10:30) Maple (Math)10:00 – 11:00 Cypress (reading)(10:00 – 11:00)Cypress (math)
12:00 – 1:30(10:30 – 11:30)Sassafras(reading)(10:30 – 11:30) Sassafras (math)
12:45 – 2:00Hummingbird & Roadrunner (Reading)Hummingbird & Roadrunner (Math)(12:45 – 1:45) Desert Willow (reading)(12:45 – 1:45) Desert Willow (math)1:00 Bluebonnet reading1:00 Bluebonnet math
**3rd – 5th on Field Trip this day

STAAR Resources for Families:


MON – THURS  8:30 am – 12:30 pm in June and July


On May 15th, 6 PM -7:30 PM, let your creativity flow as we paint together under the guidance of the talented Ms. Lisa. Join us for an evening of artistic fun, all in support of raising funds for our returning Guide and Assistant retention bonuses.


Goodwater PTO News

PTO Member Meeting on Thursday 5/9 @ 5:30 PM – Georgetown Parks & Rec Administrative Building. 

PTO Elections are coming up. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving on our wonderful PTO Board, or joining the PTO as a committee chair, please fill out the following interest form:

Join us in celebrating our incredible teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 6th to May 10th, 2024! Show your support and gratitude by signing up to participate in our special activities designed to honor our dedicated staff. Together, let’s shower them with love and appreciation for all they do!

End of Year Party for all students. Thursday 5/23 @ Goodwater
The end of school is almost here… let’s finish with a party! Join us for a fun-filled day of exciting activities and treats. More information to come. We will definitely be seeking volunteers to help assist throughout the day for this event. Please be on the lookout for a signup Genius from PTO. 

Upcoming Important Dates

3rd-5th Grade Field Trip @ Garey ParkMay 10th
Paint Night w/ Ms. Lisa & Ms. RayeMay 15th 6-7:30
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)May 7th-16th
Board Meeting @9:00amMay 14th @Georgetown Public Library
3rd Grade Moving up CeremonyMay 16th
5th Grade Moving up Ceremony @5:00pmMay 16th
Kindergarten GraduationMay 21st
8th Grade GraduationMay 22nd
Last Day of SchoolMay 23rd

Happy School Lunch Hero Day!

Have a wonderful weekend!