GALATAS GAZETTE

April 16, 2021

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.

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Spring Book Fair April 12-25!

Galatas will hold the Scholastic Spring Book Fair online this year from April 12-25. Our annual book fairs help our students discover new books and favorite characters, and every purchase earns rewards for resources and books for our Galatas Library!


Please visit the link below to shop the Book Fair. Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

Springetti Online Auction Open to Everyone!

From April 19-22, families are invited to take part in our online auction. This event is open to ALL families, and you can even invite your friends and extended family to join!


There are many items to bid on, including packages for children and adults! Please click on the link below to pre-register and join the fun!

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Student Placement for 2021-2022 School Year


It is that time of year when we begin making plans for another great school year at Galatas. While most children transition easily from grade to grade, there may be special physical or emotional circumstances that are important for us to consider during the placement process. In the past, parents emailed our school counselor directly to express their placement concerns. If you would like to communicate any information regarding placement for your child, please take a moment to fill out the form below.


The deadline is April 30 at 3:00pm.

*NEW TIMES ADDED!* VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are excited to be able to offer a few opportunities for our parents/families to volunteer in the Copy Room and Library for the last grading period! In order to ensure the safety of all of our families and staff, these opportunities will be limited to those volunteers who sign up at the link below.


1. All volunteers must have completed the CISD Volunteer by visiting here.


2.Volunteer Details:

  • Library volunteers will assist the Librarian with checking in Library books, shelving, and inventory. Prior school Library volunteer experience is necessary for this position, since we will not be able to provide training. Slots will be added for May at a later date.
  • Copy Room volunteers will make copies and laminate materials for staff members. Prior Copy Room experience is preferred; we cannot provide training on how to use the copier. If you have volunteered in another school making copies, this copier is the same as other schools.


3. Volunteers must adhere to all District and Campus guidelines relating to health and safety, including prescreening, mask wearing, and no contact with students.


4. Only the volunteer that signs up may enter the building. We cannot accommodate children or other visitors at this time. We have limited the slots to one volunteer per shift, to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.


Please call 936-709-5000 with any questions.

PreK, Kinder, and New Student Registration

Do you or someone you know in your neighborhood have a child that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2021? Help us spread the word: PreK, Kindergarten, & New Student Enrollment for 2021-2022 is underway!


Please be sure to register as soon as possible; it is important to know how many new Greyhounds we are expecting so that we are ready to welcome them to Galatas in August!


Registration is online, and you can upload all of the needed documents right to the registration application. Please click below for a direct link to the CISD registration page. Then, click "Family Portal 2021-2022" to begin registering.


If you have any questions please e-mail Robin Curtis, Galatas Registrar, at rcurtis@conroeisd.net.

CHANGE OF INFORMATION

If any of your phone numbers, your email addresses, or your physical address have changed, please contact the Galatas registrar, Robin Curtis, at rcurtis@conroeisd.net. Any address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric), lease, or buyers agreement/contract.


If you currently have plans to move over the summer please email our registrar, Robin Curtis at rcurtis@conroeisd.net. There will be a summer mover form sent to you via your child in the coming weeks. We ask that you complete it and send it back to school. This will help in planning for next year.

Transportation Change Reminders

As the weather gets warmer and many activities are starting again, we wanted to remind families of the different ways to do a transportation change for your student. These procedures are in place to ensure that every student is safe and accounted for as they leave school each day.


All transportation changes must be received in writing by 2:00 p.m. We are unable to accept a phone call. You may fill out the Transportation Change form that was provided to you, send a written note, or fill out a form in the front office. Please include the date, your child’s full name, section number, bus number (if applicable), and your signature.


If an emergency arises, you may send an email to galatastransportation@conroeisd.net. The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a written parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 p.m.


Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.

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Mitchell Intermediate Transition Information

Below you will find links to two items meant specifically for students who will attend Mitchell Intermediate School next year.


Please click here for a link to the Mitchell Messenger, 4th Grade Edition.


Please click here for a link to a survey and information about the Fine Arts Department at Mitchell.

No Deliveries of Forgotten Items at This Time

Due to the current campus and district safety protocols, we will not be making deliveries of items to students at this time.


As the weather gets warmer, please be sure to send a labeled water bottle to school with your child. This will ensure that our students stay hydrated throughout the day. Each grade level does have a limited supply of water if a student forgets their water bottle.


-Eye glasses are the exception. If a student forgets their glasses, please label them with the child's name and section number. When arriving on campus with the glasses, please use the call button to the right of the front center doors, and someone will assist you.

-If a student forgets their lunch, they can purchase or charge a lunch from the cafeteria.

-If a student forgets their water bottle, each grade level has bottles of water for students. Please email the teacher, and they will get your child a bottle of water.

-For forgotten homework or other class work, please contact the teacher and make arrangements for the student to turn it in the next school day.


**Please label your student's personal water bottles! If a bottle is left somewhere in the school, and it has the student's name on it, it can easily be returned to the student.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Health Information

COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting for Both Remote and In-Person Students

If your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result, please notify the Galatas nurse, Katy Riggs, at kriggs@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-5000 as soon as possible. This will allow us to initiate the proper protocol for reporting and contact tracing in a timely manner.


Even if your student is a remote learner, it is important for us to have a report of the positive case for your child, because the District includes students who are in remote/online instruction in the isolated and quarantined numbers. Remote/online students often participate in extracurricular activities, and we want to make sure to include these students in our isolation/quarantine tracking system. Additionally, it allows us to have a clearer picture of neighborhood and community trends.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.

Thank you,

Katy Riggs, RN

A Change of Clothes and Mask

Each student (K-4th grade) should have a full set of clothes and an extra mask in their backpack at all times.


Accidents happen, and a change of clothes is a good idea in the event of a spill, fall in the mud, or other accident. The clinic does not have a supply of clothes for students to use this year.


Also, masks may get soiled at lunch, recess, or specials. Please pack an extra mask with your student's extra change of clothes.

Other Information

Important Car Rider Information

We are asking for your help with the following procedures that will keep our car line moving, and keep everyone safe:


  • Please do not arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. to line up for the car rider line. Our dismissal begins promptly at 3:10 p.m., and runs smoothly with all cars processed through the car line by approximately 3:25. Arriving closer to our dismissal time will help with the flow of traffic on Cochran's Crossing Drive.
  • Do not make U-turns on Cochran's Crossing Drive or in the adjacent neighborhoods. It is not safe for pedestrians or other drivers.
  • Do not obstruct the sight line for drivers exiting their neighborhoods. The police have placed cones on both sides of the entrance to Hayden's Run and Wyndspire to protect the sight line. Use caution and check traffic in all directions when driving in this area.
  • Be courteous and patient
  • Day care and students requiring extra time to load cars will be processed first in the car-line. These individuals and companies have received specific directions from the school.
  • If your child needs assistance buckling their seat belt, please pull forward and to the side after loading before assisting your child.
  • Use of cell phones is prohibited in a school zone and subject to a $200 fine.


Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated. We want to keep everyone happy, healthy, and safe!

Walker/Biker Pick Up

Please help us to model social distancing when picking up students at the top of the hill for dismissal. All adults and students must wear face coverings in common areas when on CISD campuses and property. Thank you for your help!

Technology Information

Aggie Homework Helpline

Please see the flyers below for information about an opportuniy for your student to receive homework help from Texas A&M University. For more information, visit Aggie Homework Helpline.

Upcoming Events

April

23 Springetti Spring Fundraiser


May

3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

4 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

6 Sections 44 & 45 Music Program

10-14 STAAR Testing

11 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

12 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

18 Sections 43 & 46 Music Program

20 Sections 41 & 42 Music Program

19--21 Galatas Science Camp

24 Kindergarten End-of-Year Celebration

25 Yearbook Signing

26 4th Grade Clap Out

26 Early Dismissal: 12:10 p.m. Last Day of School

CISD Roadmap to Re-opening

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpages is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

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