GALATAS GAZETTE

January 7, 2022

Contact Information

Denae Wilker, Principal

Candace Mathis, Assistant Principal

Lyndsey Christopher, 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.

Copy Room and Library Volunteers Needed!

As we add volunteer opportunities for families to help at Galatas, please visit the PTO website to sign up.


In order to volunteer at school, a Volunteer in CISD Application must be completed.

Please visit volunteer-in-cisd to complete the process.


The link to the Volunteer page is below:

Join the PTO and Support our Greyhounds

Please support our school by joining our amazing PTO. The link below will take you to the Galatas PTO website, where you can join the PTO and explore ways to get involved at Galatas.


It is a great way to get connected with our Galatas community and other parents.

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Purchase your yearbook now at www.balfour.com.


Top Dog Yearbook Shout Outs!

•Applaud your 4th grader’s achievements with a tribute in the Yearbook! You can purchase an ad for only $20 when you order your yearbook or separately.

• To purchase: go to the link above, click on Yearbook, then TOP DOG ADS



For any questions, please e-mail galatasyearbook@gmail.com.

PTO Directory Update


Did you know Galatas has a digital directory? Current PTO members have access to the Galatas digital directory by using the DirectorySpot app or visiting https://www.directoryspot.net.


If you were a PTO member last year, you can access the directory with the same username and password. New members will use the email they signed up for the PTO with as their username. Directory access is only available by being a current PTO member. You can join the Galatas PTO at the link above!

Counselor's Corner

As we enter the Spring semester, I will be looking for more Top Dog students to participate as Safety Patrol Officers. If your 4th grader would like to be considered for a Safety Patrol Officer position during the Spring semester, please fill out the Google Form at the following link.

Grandparents and Family Members Visiting for Lunch

We want to ensure the safety and security of everyone as they enjoy time together. If a grandparent, family member, or adult other than the parent of the student wants to visit your child during lunch, a parent must send in written permission to the front office. The note will only need to be sent in once, and at that time a notation will be made in the visitor system so that the school will have a record of the permission being granted. If a note is not sent, we will call a parent to grant permission before the visitor is allowed to join a student for lunch.

Lunch Visitor Information

We are pleased to announce that families no longer need to signup to visit for lunch! Families are able to dine in our Activity Room or outside (weather permitting), which will allow more space for our visitors to enjoy lunch with their child.


1. We ask that families limit their visit to once per month for each student, so that all parents have an opportunity to visit for lunch.

2. Please continue to limit the number of visitors to no more than three. The tables in the Activity Room are set up for 4 people each.

3. A driver's license or government issued photo i.d. is required for adults each time they visit Galatas. Please allow time (about 5 minutes) to complete the required check-in at the front office prior to your child's lunchtime.

4. Please understand that if you arrive more than 5 minutes after your student's scheduled lunchtime, there is a possibility you will not be able to eat with your child, due to the limited amount of time allotted for lunch.

5. Please remember that family members may only eat with their child. We want to

ensure the safety and security of everyone as they enjoy time together. If a grandparent, family member, or adult other than the parent of the student wants to visit your child during lunch, the parent must send in written permission to the front office. The note will only need to be sent in once, and at that time a notation will be made in the visitor system so that the school will have a record of the permission being granted. If a note is not sent, we will call a parent to grant permission before the visitor is allowed to join a student for lunch.


Lunchtime is limited to 25 minutes. Once the lunch time has ended, you will drop your child at the cafeteria doors to return with their class to the next activity. Then you will head back to the front office where you will return your visitor sticker.


Kindergarten 11:30 AM-11:55 AM

1st Grade 11:05 AM-11:30 AM

2nd Grade 12:15 PM-12:40 PM

3rd Grade 12:25 PM-12:50 PM

4th Grade 11:55 AM-12:20 PM


Please be mindful that the next grade level parents are also excited to visit their children for lunch. We require parents to exit promptly at the designated time, to allow the next group to have lunch together.

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20-21 Campus Accountability Summary

The Galatas 2020-2021 Campus Accountability Summary is available to view:

2021 Campus Accountability Summary

Drop-off Procedures for Forgotten Items

Please help your student be fully prepared for their day by ensuring that they have all needed materials (backpack, lunch, water bottle, etc...) before leaving for school in the morning.


To minimize interruptions to classrooms, please limit drop-offs to the following items:


  • Water bottles and lunches may be placed on the Drop-off table before 10:00 a.m. at the front office. These items should be labeled with your child’s name and section number to ensure proper delivery. Items are taken at 10:00 a.m. to a drop-off table at the end of each hallway, so please email the teacher to let them know that you have dropped off the water bottle or lunch.
  • If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please do not put them on the drop-off table. Bring them to the office staff for immediate delivery to your child.
  • Any class work or homework that is dropped off will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox to be picked up during the day.


Delivery of flowers, balloons, etc. to students at school are not permitted.

School Zone Safety Tips

The speed limit in the Galatas school zone is 20 mph. This is to ensure the safety of all of our community members during very busy times in the morning and afternoon. As families enter and exit the car line, please take care to drive slowly and carefully.


In addition, cell phone use in a school zone is prohibited. As you enter areas around schools, please end your calls and put your phone away.


The CISD Police and Montgomery County Sheriff's Department patrol our school zones to ensure everyone's safety, and will issue citations if necessary.


Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe!

Transportation Changes

Transportation change notepads will be sent home with each student on the first day of school. Please use these forms any time a student needs to go home in a different way from the permanent designated mode of transportation.


All transportation changes must be received in writing by 2:00 p.m. We are unable to accept a phone call. You may send a written note to your child’s teacher (place it in your student's PAWS folder), or fill out a form in the front office. Please include the date, your child’s full name, section number, bus number (if applicable), and your signature. If an emergency arises, you may send an email to galatastransportation@conroeisd.net . The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 p.m. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above; transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher.


Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.

Coming Soon!

Roadmap to Remaining Open

The content on the Roadmap to Remaining Open webpages are designed to provide information relevant for the 2021-2022 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.


Currently, the District Safety Alert Level is Level 3. To see the full Safety Alert Levels chart, please click on the Roadmap to Remaining Open button below.

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A Message from the School Nurse

Please keep your child home if they are showing any signs of illness or reporting that they do not feel well.


For example, if your child comes to you in the morning and reports any of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, stomachache, or headache, or tells you they had diarrhea or vomiting, DO NOT send them to school. Please keep your student home and monitor the symptom or symptoms until they resolve.


Keep students home if they are waiting for results of a COVID test (even if the student is asymptomatic). You may refer to the CISD Roadmap to Remaining Open at the link above for specific health information.


When a student has a positive COVID result, parents will now self-report through their student's SSO at sso.conroeisd.net

  1. Log-in to the student's SSO portal (same as scheduling a test) and click on the Self Report button.
  2. Parent acknowledges they are the parent/guardian of this student and enters their name.
  3. Parent completes the required information and clicks submit.
  4. Parent receives a popup with information about isolation, severe symptoms, attendance, and a return to school date.
  5. Parent receives an email with the information contained in the popup.


Medication at school: If your child needs medication while at school, please email Mrs. Riggs, Galatas School Nurse at kriggs@conroeisd.net to set up an appointment to drop off the medication.

Upcoming Events

January

11 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

17 NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

20 Open House and Science Fair: Last Names A-G 5:00-5:30, H-P 5:40-6:10, Q-Z 6:20-6:50


February

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

8 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

14 Valentine's Exchange

18 NO SCHOOL: Staff/Student Holiday

21 NO SCHOOL: Presidents Day Holiday

25 Go Texan Day and Kindergarten Rodeo


March

3 2nd Grade Program: 6:30 p.m.

8 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

9 Field Day: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade

10 Field Day: 3rd Grade and 4th Grade

11 NO SCHOOL: Staff Development

14-18 NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

24 Spring Pictures


April

7 Springetti Preview

8 Springetti Fundraiser

12 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

14 Volunteer Luncheon

15 No School: Holiday

18 No School: Holiday

25-29 Book Fair



May

2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

5 4th Grade Program: 6:30 p.m.

6 1st Grade Moms and Muffins 8:45

9-13 STAAR Testing: No Campus Visitors

10 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

11 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

18--20 Galatas Science Camp

25 Yearbook Signing

26 4th Grade Clap Out: 10:30 a.m.

26 4th Grade Picnic: 11:00 a.m.

26 Early Dismissal: 12:10 p.m. Last Day of School

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