Galvan Explorer Experience

Week of February 10, 2020

A Message from your Principal, Diana S. Ybarra

Dear Galvan Family,

We are approaching the end of the 4th grading period which is Friday, February 14, 2020. Your child has 5 more days to reach their AR goal and maintain a week of perfect attendance. We encourage everyone to persevere in ending the grading period successfully!

Coffee with the Principal is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Come and chat with Mrs. Ybarra about what is being done to continue school improvement for student success. We look forward to your visit.

Please see upcoming dates below.

Campus Dates:

Happy Support Staff Week!

February 11th- Closed Campus due to 4th and 5th Grade Mock Testing

February 11th- Running Club until 4:00 pm

February 13th- Coffee with the Principal 9:00 am

February 13th- Silver Star Practice until 4 pm (tentative)

February 13th- Robotics Club until 4:15 pm

February 13th- Choir Practice until 4:00 pm

February 13th- Running Club Practice until 4:00 pm

February 14th- End of the 4th Grading Period

February 21st- Report Cards Go Home

February 21st- Father Daughter Social @ Galvan ES cafeteria 5:30 pm

March 2nd-6th- Texas Public School Week

March 5th- Texas Public School Family Picnic 11:00-12:00 pm

March 9th-13th- Spring Break

Attendance Wars

We are approaching the 6th week in the 4th grading period. Your child's attendance matters everyday because learning takes place daily. Please make sure your child is in school by 7:50 am to avoid schedule interruptions. Our Explorers love starting on time with their classmates.

The friendly competition continues between our grade levels. The grade level with the highest attendance at the end of the grading period wins an incentive! Everyday matters and it's important to remember when your child is not in school he or she is missing learning experiences.

If a student is out sick a note must be provided the next day for documentation. After a student has been absent for more than 3 days a note from the doctor will only be accepted. The campus daily attendance goal is 96%. Let's make this happen by making sure the students are in school everyday.

AR Reading

We are encouraging our students to read nightly at home to attain their six week's AR Goal every grading period. Studies show students who read more increase their comprehension and critical thinking skills! Have you asked your child in grades 1st-5th grade what their AR Goal is for the grading period? If not do so today, this will definitely spark motivation because mom, dad, or family member are inquiring about it. We wish our students the best in everything that you do to excel!

Thank you again for all the support and cooperation.

Your Proud Principal,

Diana S. Ybarra