GALATAS GAZETTE

October 25, 2019

Contact Information

Denae Wilker, Principal

Candace Mathis, Assistant Principal

Kristi Tabor, Counselor


Through the collaborative efforts of all who pass through our door, we provide a safe learning community that develops lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Science Day: October 31!

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When signing up, please choose the time that works best for you. It is possible that the schedule for a class or grade could be changed. To sign up for Science Week, please click here.

Individual Picture Orders: Due Friday, November 1

If you would like to order a photo package from the picture proofs that were sent home on October 25, please return the order form no later than Friday, November 1. This will ensure that pictures will be delivered before the Holidays.


PICTURE RETAKE INFORMATION:


Photo Texas will be at Galatas on Thursday, November 7 to take pictures for the following students:

—Students new to Galatas since September 27

—Students who were absent on September 26

—Students who wish to have their picture re-taken (please write “retake” on the student proof sheet and return to his/her teacher)

Galatas Fall Fundraiser!

Thanks to everyone that has donated to the Fall Fundraiser! We are so close to reaching our goal of $45,000, so let's see if we can make it to $55,000! Keep those donations coming and don’t forget to bring in your spare change. Classes that fill up their change jar by October 30 will earn 30 minutes of EXTRA RECESS! And remember all donations are 100% tax deductible!


The Pumpkin Patch Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, October 30 at Cattail Park during your child’s PE time. Sign up to help at the fun run here!


Fun Run Schedule for October 30 at Cattail Park:

8:05-8:35 Sections 32, 33, 38

8:35-9:05 Sections 35, 36, 37

9:05-9:35 Sections 25, 26, 27

9:35-10:05 Sections 28, 23, 24

10:10-10:40 Sections K1, K2, K6

10:40-11:10 Sections K3, K5, GG

1:00-1:30 Sections 14, 17, 18

1:30-2:00 Sections 11, 12, 13

2:05-2:35 Sections 41, 42, 43

2:35-3:05 Sections 45, 46, 47


If you have any questions, please contact Emily Holtgrieve and Kimberly White at galatasfallfundraiser@gmail.com.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST

Students will have a chance to help us create the cover of this year’s Galatas yearbook! The theme this year will be “U.S.S. Springetti”! Some ideas could include ocean voyage, sea and undersea adventures, cruise ships, marine life, beaches, islands, etc...


Guidelines:

**Entries should be original student artwork, and may be done with marker, pastels, paint,

watercolors, etc…

**Maximum size should be 8.5”X11” and must be a portrait (vertical) layout.

**Artwork should feature a Greyhound!

**Artist’s name and section number should be on the back of the artwork.

**No need to include our school name or the year...those will be printed on the yearbook by the publisher.

**All submissions must be received by Friday, November 1.

Please contact galatasyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Visit www.balfour.com and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. The Early Bird price is only $30, so reserve your copy today before prices increase! Parents of 4th graders can also recognize their Top Dog with a Top Dog ad in the yearbook. Ads are $20 and can be created at the Balfour site.


Please e-mail Janet Kwon at galatasyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

Counselor's Corner

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Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are open at this time. Nominations can be made by parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child, because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. If your child has already qualified for Gifted and Talented services in some content areas but not all, you must nominate them again if you would like for them to try to qualify in additional areas. Students must take the full battery of tests as specific subject areas cannot be isolated for testing purposes.


You may request a nomination form from the Assistant Principal, Candace Mathis (cdmathis@conroeisd.net). You may also find the form, as well as other information on the program here .

Skate Week Thank You

Parents,


A BIG thank you all of our parent volunteers. You helped make skating a success for our third and fourth graders. Also, thank you to our amazing PTO for making Skate Week possible at Galatas!


Coach Anderson

2019 CISD Bond Information

The CISD Bond Referendum early voting is open until November 1, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.


To view more information about the November 2019 Bond Election, as well as polling locations and times, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or visit CISD's Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.

COMING SOON: GALATAS HOLIDAY MARKET

We are excited to offer a Holiday Market here at Galatas on December 5, 2019! The event will take place in the Activity Room and will serve as "one stop shopping" for Galatas parents and staff. More information is coming soon!

UPCOMING EVENTS

https://galatas.conroeisd.net/events/


October

30 Galatas Fall Fundraiser Fun Run

31 Science Day


November

7 Individual Picture Retakes

7 3rd Grade Program 2:00 (for students) and 6:30 p.m.

8 Veteran’s Day Readers’ Theatre for Fourth Grade

11 No School: Veteran's Day

12 PTO General Meeting– 9:00 a.m.

15 Movie Night

22 Thanksgiving Festivities, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

25-29 No School: Thanksgiving Break


December

5 Holiday Market- 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Activity Room

9-13 Hour of Code

10 PTO General Meeting-9:00 a.m.

13 4th Grade Choir Program-8:30 a.m.

16 Holiday Parties- 2nd (10:30 a.m.) & Kinder (1:15 p.m.)

17 Holiday Parties- 4th (8:30 a.m.) & 1st (2:00 p.m.)

18 Holiday Rotation-3rd (10:00 a.m.) & Special Programs Class Party (1:45 p.m.)

19 Polar Express Day (Students wear p.j.’s)

19 Early Release Day, End of Nine Weeks– 12:10 p.m.


December 23-January 7 Winter Break


January

8 Classes Resume

Parent Information Sheet

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