GALATAS GAZETTE

November 8, 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.

No School Monday, November 11

Monday, November 11 is a student holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 12.
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SPIRIT WEAR SALE

Remaining Spirit Wear will be sold at the PTO Movie Night on Friday, November 15. Sizes and styles are limited to stock on hand. Payment MUST be by check, and all sales are final.

A Note from the Nurse.........

We are seeing some strep, stomach viruses, coughing, and students that are just not feeling well. When you want your child to have medicine at school, please follow the CISD policy for transporting medicine located in the student handbook and in the weekly Gazette. For the safety of all children, medication (yes, even cough drops) may NOT be transported by students. Medications are to be brought to school by an adult. There is a form you will fill out giving permission for the medicine to be administered to your child.


If your child is ill, please let them recover at home. If your student has a temperature of 100 or above, they cannot come or return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine. If your child at school has a temperature of 100 or above, vomiting, having diarrhea or unable to function well at school, they will be sent home.


Also, please remind your child to wash their hands frequently. Let's keep everyone healthy and happy.


Elaine Rambaud, RN

BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Visit www.balfour.com and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. 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

Generation TEXAS Week

November 18th-November 22th

Generation Texas Week teaches students about being successful in school, learning about the schools in their future, and continuing education like college and technical schools. Throughout this week, we will discuss the importance of education. We emphasize the opportunities that a good education allows, including colleges and careers. This week is devoted to teaching about the next steps after graduation and our students’ futures. Dressing up is optional, but please adhere to the school dress code if you choose to allow your child to participate. Below are the highlights that we will focus on throughout the week, and please help us celebrate our future with the following themes:


Monday, November 18: CAREER DAY (dress for the career that you would like to pursue) Teachers will help students explore job opportunities. “When I grow up, I want to be…”


Tuesday, November 19: BACK TO YOUR FUTURE DAY (wear your favorite college shirt) Teachers will share information about colleges and answer questions about the college experience.


Wednesday, November 20: THE ROAD TO COLLEGE (wear a Mitchell Intermediate, McCullough Jr. High, or The Woodlands High School shirt) Teachers will talk about schools that students attend after Galatas.


Thursday, November 21: OPTIONS OTHER THAN A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE (dress in red, white, and blue to symbolize our freedom to choose careers and higher education) Teachers will explore opportunities for students other than 4 year colleges.


Friday, November 22: CELEBRATE EDUCATION (wear your Galatas shirt to celebrate our school) Teachers will discuss how rewarding it is to do your best every day in school.

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 .

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/


November

11 No School: Veteran's Day

12 PTO General Meeting– 9:00 a.m.

15 Movie Night- 6:30

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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