GALATAS GAZETTE

January 24, 2020

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.

CISD Approves 2020-2021 School Calendar

The CISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2020-2021 calendar. For your planning purposes, please download the calendar here.


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!

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SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE NOW!

Visit http://www.mygradaccount.com/galatas-spirit-gear.html to order Galatas clothing items until January 31. Shirts will be delivered by February 14, and all sales are final.

Attendance Boundary Committee Community Opportunities

As the CISD Attendance Boundary Committee continues to work toward zoning recommendations, community members are invited to two events: a Feedback Come-and-Go-Event and a Zoning Recommendation Community Presentation. There are several opportunities to attend each meeting, so that you may attend the one most convenient for you and your family. Please see below for the meeting times.


For more information on the boundary process, along with forms for submitting comments, please click here.

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Illnesses and Absences

As cold and flu season arrives, many experts believe that these illnesses are spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can land in your mouth or nose if you are near a sick person. You may also get sick by touching a surface or object that has the droplets/virus on it and then touching your own mouth. Frequent and thorough hand washing is a must to help prevent the illness from spreading from one student to another. If your child is sick, please have them stay home, and rest. If they come back to school too early, they can relapse and end up missing even more school.


If your child has a fever of 100 or higher, he or she must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before they can return to school. 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 rcurtis@conroeisd.net to report the absence. Thank you!

Springetti News

Pack your suitcases and get ready to set sail with U.S.S. Springetti 2020! Come aboard by checking out the PTO website (www.galataspto.com), the Springetti 2020 website (click here), and the Galatas PTO Facebook page for exciting Springetti information and updates!

BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Visit www.balfour.com and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. The cost of the yearbook is $35, and the last day to order will be March 1, 2020.


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.


Parents of 4th graders: please remember to submit your Top Dog baby pictures by January 31, 2020.


Please e-mail Janet Kwon at galatasyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

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PTO Art Contest Winners-Kindergarten and Fourth Grades

Dr. Keith Wagner from Farmer’s Insurance stopped by to judge artwork from our kindergarten and fourth grade students last week. The winners will receive a ribbon and special letter of recognition from Farmer’s Insurance. Winning artwork with be displayed in the Farmer’s Insurance office located at 8105 Kuykendahl Rd., St. 100 behind the Alden Bridge Shopping Center.


The PTO would like to thank Dr. Keith Wagner and Farmers Insurance for sponsoring the Art Contest and for their generous financial support.

Counselor's Corner

In December, Galatas Greyounds focused on the character trait of Caring. These students were awarded a Spirit Stick and a certificate! The following students were chosen to represent this trait:
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Galatas Car Rider Line Video

Our amazing staff and some of their children put together an instructional video of our car rider line procedures. Please take a look at the video below.
Car Line Procedure

UPCOMING EVENTS

https://galatas.conroeisd.net/events/


January

30 Galatas Spirit Day/Night at Crust Pizza


February

1 SCI://TECH 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

3 100th Day of School

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


March

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


April

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


May

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

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