GALATAS GAZETTE

January 8, 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.

Report Cards

The second grading period report cards for students in grades 1-4 are now available electronically in the Parent Access Center (PAC). Kindergarten students will receive a paper report card in their PAWS folder or by mail.

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!

Support the Greyhounds

Here are some great ways to support Galatas!
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Buy Your Yearbook NOW!


Visit https://www.balfour.com to order you yearbook today! The price will be $35, and the ordering deadline is Friday, January 29!


TOP DOGS: It's your time to shine in the Yearbook! Deadline for Baby Pictures and Top Dog ads is Friday, January 29!


Baby Pictures: We'd love your Top Dog's cutest baby photo for the Yearbook!
• Send your photo as an attachment to galatasyearbook@gmail.com
• Include your student’s name and section number in the subject line
• If you don’t have a scanner, you can use the CamScanner app on your phone, or use your camera to take a photo - please try to avoid glare/reflections


Yearbook Ads:

• Applaud your 4th grader's achievements with a tribute in the Yearbook! You can purchase an ad when you order your yearbook or separately - only $20! Follow the above link to the yearbook purchase page to design your ad.


Please e-mail Jessica Buono at galatasyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

Reminder: 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 cooler, please be sure to check the forecast before coming to school to determine whether your student might need a jacket or coat during the day. Also, be sure to label all coats, jackets, and sweatshirts so we can get them back to the student if they are lost.


-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.

Health Information

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

Technology Information

Upcoming Events

January

12 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m. Meeting ID: 773 044 0996 Passcode: t9m8aT

18 NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


February

9 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

11 Valentine's Exchange

12 NO SCHOOL: Staff/Student Holiday

15 NO SCHOOL: Presidents' Day Holiday

26 Go Texan Day and Kindergarten Rodeo


March

9 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

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

11 Field Day: 3rd Grade and 4th Grade

12 NO SCHOOL: Staff Development

15-19 NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

25 Spring Pictures


April

2 NO SCHOOL: Good Friday

5-9 STAAR Testing

6 STAAR Writing, 4th grade students

13 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

23 Springetti Spring Fundraiser


May

3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

4 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

10-14 STAAR Testing

11 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

12 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

19--21 Galatas Science Camp

24 Kindergarten End-of-Year Celebration

25 Yearbook Signing

26 4th Grade Clap Out: 10:30 a.m.

26 4th Grade Picnic: 11:00 a.m.

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.

Current CISD COVID-19 Level Status

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