GALATAS GAZETTE

February 7, 2020

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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Attendance Boundary Committee Community Opportunities

As the CISD Attendance Boundary Committee continues to work toward zoning recommendations, community members are invited to a Zoning Recommendation Community Presentation. There are three opportunities to attend this meeting, so that you may attend the one most convenient for you and your family. Please see below for the meeting times.


For more information on the boundary process, along with forms for submitting comments, please click here.

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Illnesses and Absences

As cold and flu season arrives, many experts believe that these illnesses are spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can land in your mouth or nose if you are near a sick person. You may also get sick by touching a surface or object that has the droplets/virus on it and then touching your own mouth. If your child is sick, please have them stay home, and rest. If they come back to school too early, they can relapse and end up missing even more school.


  • If your child is running a temperature of 100° or greater, or has obvious symptoms, he or she needs to remain out of school.
  • Even if a student’s temperature can be lowered to below 100° with a fever-reducing medication such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), the student needs to stay home.
  • A student may return to school when fever-free for 24 hours without a fever-reducing medication.
  • Please take a few minutes to teach and practice effective hand washing at home. Frequent and thorough hand washing is a must to help prevent the illness from spreading from one student to another.
  • Encourage your child to cover coughs and sneezes.


When your student will be absent for any reason, please call our attendance line (936-709-5014) or the front office (936-709-5000) before 9:00 a.m. every day he or she is absent. You may also email our registrar, Robin Curtis, at rcurtis@conroeisd.net to report the absence. Thank you!

CISD Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar

The CISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2020-2021 calendar. For your planning purposes, please download the calendar here.


We thank you in advance for planning all vacations and travel outside of the school calendar. When students are absent, they miss valuable instruction that takes place daily. In addition to the loss of that instructional time, Texas schools are rated not only on academic performance, but also on student attendance. Daily attendance plays a large role in our accountability rating from the state.


We appreciate your support in this matter, and look forward to a great school year!

Counselor's Corner

Social Media and Elementary School Students


It is important to be aware of what your kids do online. Year after year, I am made aware that elementary school age students are texting on phones and tablets, and they have access to other forms of social media. As parents, it is important to talk with your children and tell them to:


Be nice. Mean behavior is not OK. Make it clear that you expect your kids to treat others with respect, and to never post hurtful or embarrassing messages. Ask them to always tell you about any harassing or bullying messages that others post. An “anonymous” feeling behind the screen can make someone think they can write or post anything without being recognized.


Practice what you preach. By modeling appropriate social media etiquette as parents, we are demonstrating how we expect our children to act. Many times, our children “follow” us on social media and vice versa. They are observing how we act and react to trying situations.


Think twice before hitting "enter." Remind your children that what they post can be used against them. Avoid posting personal data like addresses and phone numbers.


Follow the “Newspaper” rule. Teach kids not to share anything on social media that they would not want their teachers, parents, future bosses, or even grandma to see. If you don’t want to see it on the front page of the newspaper, don’t send it.


Use privacy settings. Privacy settings are important. Go through them together to make sure your kids understand each one. Also, explain that passwords are there to protect them against things like identity theft. Besides a parent, they should never share them with anyone, even a best friend.


Don't "friend" strangers. "If you don't know them, don't friend them." This is a plain, simple — and safe — rule of thumb


For more information, visit https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/social-media-smarts.html

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Springetti News

Pack your suitcases and get ready to set sail with U.S.S. Springetti 2020! Come aboard by checking out the PTO website (www.galataspto.com), the Springetti 2020 website (click here), and the Galatas PTO Facebook page for exciting Springetti information and updates!

BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Visit www.balfour.com and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. The cost of the yearbook is $35, and the last day to order will be March 1, 2020.


Parents of 4th graders can also recognize their Top Dog with a Top Dog ad in the yearbook. Ads are $25 and can be created at the Balfour site, and the deadline to purchase the ads will be March 1, 2020.


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

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Early Childhood Resource Fair

Saturday, April 18, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wilkinson Elementary.


Join us for FAMILY FUN!

  • Houston ZooMobile (10-12)
  • Hands-on activities
  • Games
  • Classroom tours
  • Face painting
  • Tour a school bus, a firetruck, a police car, and an ambulance!
Student registration available for kindergarten & prekindergarten (if eligible)

Galatas Car Rider Line Video

Our amazing staff and some of their children put together an instructional video of our car rider line procedures. Please take a look at the video below.
Car Line Procedure

UPCOMING EVENTS

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


February

11 PTO Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

14 Valentine's Exchange

17 NO SCHOOL: Presidents' Day Holiday

20 2nd Grade Program 2:00 p.m. (Students) & 6:30 p.m. (Families)

28 Go Texan Day and Kindergarten Rodeo


March

5 Field Day: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade

6 Field Day: 3rd Grade and 4th Grade

6 Early Dismissal, End of Nine Weeks-12:10 p.m.

9-13 NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

17 PTO Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

26 Spring Individual and Class Pictures

26 Springetti Preview Night

27 Springetti Spring Fundraiser


April

6-9 Campus Closed to Visitors for STAAR Testing

7 STAAR Writing, 4th grade students

10 NO SCHOOL: Student Holiday

14 PTO Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

20-24 Spring Book Fair

24 3rd/4th Grade Choir Program- 8:30 a.m.

29 Volunteer Luncheon


May

4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week

5 PTO Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

5 4th Grade Program 2:00 p.m. (Students) and 6:30 p.m. (Families)

8 1st Grade Moms and Muffins-8:45 a.m.

11-15 Campus Closed to Visitors for STAAR Testing

12 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

13 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

20-22 Galatas Science Camp

25 NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

26 Kindergarten End-of-Year Celebration

27 Yearbook Signing

28 4th Grade Clap Out: 10:30 a.m.

28 4th Grade Picnic: 11:00 a.m.

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

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