November 1, 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.

Individual Picture Retakes: November 7


Photo Texas will be at Galatas on Thursday, November 7 to take pictures for the following students:

—Students new to Galatas since September 27

—Students who were absent on September 26

—Students who wish to have their picture re-taken (please write “retake” on the student proof sheet and return to his/her teacher)

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

Galatas Fall Fundraiser!

Thanks to everyone that donated to the Fall Fundraiser and came out to the Pumpkin Patch Dash! The students had a great time celebrating a successful fundraiser. With 73% of the school participating, we have raised $62,331! Way to go Mrs. Bonney’s class and Mrs. Hill’s class for getting 100% participation, and to the top 5 fundraising classes listed below:

1. Ms. Lindsay - $4,726

2. Mrs. Bonney- $4,284.26

3. Mrs. Martin - $3,204

4. Mrs. Janke - $3,020

5. Ms. Jordan - $2,930

The donation site will be open for one more week for anyone that would still like to participate.

On Tuesday, November 12, we will celebrate surpassing our fundraising goals with an afternoon assembly. Students that raised at least $100 will be entered into a drawing to "pie "Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Wilker in the face and to turn Tiny, our fundraising representative, into a human sundae.

Finally, thank you to everyone for sending in their spare change. We collected over $1,900! Many classes filled their change jars and will get to enjoy 30 minutes of extra recess.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Holtgrieve and Kimberly White at


Visit and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. The Early Bird price is only $30, so reserve your copy today before prices increase! 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 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 ( You may also find the form, as well as other information on the program here .

2019 CISD Bond Information

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.

To view more information about the November 2019 Bond Election, as well as polling locations and times, please visit or visit CISD's Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.

The Woodlands High School Theater Improv Camp

Please join us November 9th at our TWHS Theater Improv Camp! Students will learn improv skills and games so that at the end of the camp they can participate in a special Improv Show for their friends and family! This experience is for students in grades 1-12. Please visit to register.
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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!



7 Individual Picture Retakes

7 3rd Grade Program 2:00 (for students) and 6:30 p.m.

8 Veteran’s Day Readers’ Theatre for Fourth Grade

11 No School: Veteran's Day

12 PTO General Meeting– 9:00 a.m.

15 Movie Night

22 Thanksgiving Festivities, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

25-29 No School: Thanksgiving Break


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


8 Classes Resume

Parent Information Sheet

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