Galvan Explorer Experience

Week of March 2, 2020

A Message from your Principal, Diana S. Ybarra

Dear Galvan Family,

This week is Texas Public School Week! Dress up days are at the bottom of the newsletter for the students to participate. We wish everyone a great week before we break for Spring Break.

Scholastic Book Fair

Students have an opportunity to purchase books this week from our campus book fair which will run from March 2 thru 6th. Read below for further details:


§ Monday – Welcome to the Book fair! It’s a Wild Thing!

§ Tuesday – spend $20 receive a free pencil

§ Wednesday – spend $20 and your name is entered into a drawing for the posters

§ Thursday – open during the Family Picnic

§ Friday – Close up the Book fair at 2:00 pm

Thank you so much for your support of our 2nd and final Book Fair of the school year.

Family Picnic

This Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 11:00 to 12 pm we will be having our annual family picnic weather permitting. All parents/guardians will check sign in with their child's teacher then take them to the designated area for lunch. Siblings are more than welcome to eat together.

Campus Dates Below:

March 2nd-6th- Texas Public School Week

March 3- Running Club until 4:00 pm

March 4- Silver Star Practice until 4:00 pm

March 4- 5th Grade Field Trip “Museum of Science and History @ 9 am

March 5- 1st Grade PTA Performance @ 5:30 pm

March 5- Silver Star Practice until 4 pm (tentative)

March 5- Robotics Club until 4:15 pm

March 5- Choir Practice until 4:00 pm

March 5- Running Club Practice until 4:00 pm

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

March 9th-13th- Spring Break Week

Attendance Wars

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 each 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 for all the support and cooperation.

Your Proud Principal,

Diana S. Ybarra

Texas Public School Week March 2nd-6th Dress Up Days

Monday, March 2nd- Texans love to read Dr. Seuss' books! "Dress like a Dr. Seuss Character"

Tuesday, March 3rd- Texan Fun! "Wear your favorite Texas shirt backwards"

Wednesday, March 4th- Texan Friendships! "Pair with a friend to TWIN"

Thursday, March 5th- Texan Scholars! "Wear your favorite Texas college shirt"

Friday, March 6th- Texan Pride! "Dress in your Best Western wear"

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