February 7, 2020
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.
Attendance Boundary Committee Community Opportunities
For more information on the boundary process, along with forms for submitting comments, please click here.
Illnesses and Absences
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to report the absence. Thank you!
CISD Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar
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!
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
BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Early Childhood Resource Fair
Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us for FAMILY FUN!
- Houston ZooMobile (10-12)
- Hands-on activities
- Classroom tours
- Face painting
- Tour a school bus, a firetruck, a police car, and an ambulance!
Galatas Car Rider Line Video
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
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
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
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