Galvan's Explorer Newsletter

January 10, 2021

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Explorer's Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to Empower Explorers to Evolve into Future Ready Citizens in a Safe Learning Community.


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Each Explorer's Attendance Matters Every Day!

Research states students who come to school on a regular basis do well in school. See everyone by 7:50 am each school day!


* JANUARY 11th- K-5th Robotics Club Practice after school

* JANUARY 14th- Report Cards available online

* JANUARY 17th- MLK Holiday- No School

* JANUARY 19th- Class Group Pictures

* JANUARY 25th- Closed Campus Spelling Bee

* JANUARY 28th- 100th Day of School

* JANUARY 31st- No School for Student (Professional Development Day)

* FEBRUARY 1st-4th- Intersession Week

* FEBRUARY 7th-12th- National Counselor Appreciation Week

* FEBRUARY 7th-12th- Support Staff Appreciation Week

* MARCH 14th-20th - Spring Break Week

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Principal Mrs. Ybarra's Notes:

  • School Starts everyday at 7:50 am.
  • Please monitor your child daily for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If your child is feeling sick please keep them at home and call the school to keep us informed.
  • Update- If their has been a positive case within the class, parents/guardians will receive a COVID-19 class letter.
  • Cafeteria is closed to all visitors per re-opening plan.
  • No drop offs during the school day of any kind per updated re-opeining plan. Please make sure your child has their items with them when they arrive to school.
  • Walk up parents are to give their child's number to Mrs. Josie Reyes in front of the school to assist with dismissal procedures.
  • Always make sure to ask your child what was their favorite part of the day or ask them to tell you something good. Have your child ask you the same thing to build conversational skills.
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PTA Peter Piper's Family Night Dates

January 20th

February 17th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th


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Galvan ES is Capturing Kids' Hearts!

January Theme- Respect


Our Rock Solid Teachers this month will focus on Responsibility.

What is Respect?

Respect is the willingness and ability to act professionally and thoughtfully with ourselves and others. Leaders can deal respectfully with opposition and provide space for both dignity and differences to coexist.

Why focus on Respect?

  • Respect contributes to a positive culture. People feel safe, supported, and engaged in the context of thoughtful social, emotional, civic, and intellectual interactions.
  • Respect decreases conflict. Respect helps us, and others, to be able to express ourselves without fear of being judged, humiliated, or discriminated against.
  • Respect encourages empathy. Respect helps us to understand each other and put ourselves in someone else shoes.

Respect in Action:

  • Teach students words have power. How we talk to others, and ourselves, can motivate or discourage, connect or destroy, hurt or heal. We should choose our words with care.
  • Create opportunities for group decision-making. Open dialogue engages students in a process where compromise is crucial to making decisions.
  • Vary protocols for classroom sharing. Frequently use open-ended questions, partner sharing, and small group activities to connect and promote understanding between students.

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