GALATAS GAZETTE

March 12, 2021

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.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

We are excited to be able to offer a few opportunities for our parents/families to volunteer in the Copy Room and Library for the last grading period! In order to ensure the safety of all of our families and staff, these opportunities will be limited to those volunteers who sign up at the link below.


1. All volunteers must have completed the CISD Volunteer by visiting here.


2. Please sign up for only one slot, to allow as many volunteers to serve as possible.

  • Library volunteers will assist the Librarian with checking in Library books, shelving, and inventory. Prior school Library volunteer experience is necessary for this position, since we will not be able to provide training. Slots will be added for May at a later date.
  • Copy Room volunteers will make copies and laminate materials for staff members. Prior Copy Room experience is preferred; we cannot provide training on how to use the copier. If you have volunteered in another school making copies, this copier is the same as other schools.


3. Volunteers must adhere to all District and Campus guidelines relating to health and safety, including prescreening, mask wearing, and no contact with students.


4. Only the volunteer that signs up may enter the building. We cannot accommodate children or other visitors at this time. We have limited the slots to one volunteer per shift, to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.


Please call 936-709-5000 with any questions.

Spring Pictures

In-Person Group Pictures:

An order form for the class picture will be sent home with each student on Monday, March 22. This form needs to be turned in on Picture Day, Thursday, March 25.


In-Person Learners Spring Pictures:

Please see the schedule below for your student's scheduled picture time.

No pre-purchase necessary...proofs will be available to view and order at a later date.


Remote Learners Spring Pictures:

Please sign up for a time to get your student's picture taken here: Galatas Spring Pictures . The photos will be taken on the porch at the car rider line.


Photos will be taken "car rider line" style. Parents will remain in the car and a staff member will assist your child with their photo.


No pre-purchase necessary...proofs will be available to view and order at a later date.

We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces!

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SUPPORT OUR PTO!

Springetti Fundraiser Information

SPRINGETTI IS THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL STYLE FUNDRAISER THAT IS 100% RUN BY AMAZING & DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS FEATURING AUCTIONS, RAFFLES, GAMES, FOOD & MORE!



Join the Flight Crew; Become a Volunteer: Contact the Springetti Chairs at galatasspringfundraiser@gmail.com to get in on the excitement of this fun family event. No experience necessary!


Class Baskets: Class baskets are a Galatas tradition and will be a part of the online auction for Springetti. Be on the lookout for an email from your Room Parent with your class theme and deadline.


EVENT CHAIRS

MEGHAN FIERO, TICKETS & INFORMATION CHAIR

STEPHANIE GASTON, EVENT PLANNING CHAIR

DEE HOWELL, MERCHANDISE CHAIR

EMILY FRAZIER, VP FUNDRAISING

SABRE GAFFIKIN, VP CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

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PE Fun Days!

YouTube Update: March 9, 2021

Conroe ISD Update #17 - March 9, 2021

Anyone unable to join Dr. Null for his update on Tuesday can view it at the link above. To hear information related to specific topics, please see the approximate video times below.

  • 00:07:25 – Recovery After the Freeze
  • 00:07:45 – Celebrations
    • Vaccinations
    • Community Support
    • Plan to open next year with no restrictions.
  • 00:11:40 – 2021 Graduations
  • 00:13:45 – Percentage of Students Learning In-Person
  • 00:16:30 – Staying Open
  • 00:18:55 – Looking Ahead to 2021-2022
  • 00:22:00 – Reflecting on Our Reopening Plan
  • 00:27:45 – Where We Are Today
  • 00:30:20 – What We Agree On
    • We are tired of the pandemic and masks.
    • We want normal.
    • We want our students to be safe.
    • We want school open.
  • 00:34:30 – How the Mask Decision Was Made
    • Reviewing the Executive Order & TEA Guidance
    • Consultation with local officials
    • Feedback from District advisory groups including:
      • PTO/PTA Presidents
      • School Health Advisory Committee
      • District-Level Planning & Decision-Making Committee
      • Reopening Committee
  • 00:46:50 – Why the Mask Decision Was Made
    • Keep schools open.
    • Follow the Governor’s recommendations and expert opinions.
    • Quarantine rules have not changed.
    • Protect our workforce.
  • 01:02:00 – What We Can Do
    • Allow small groups of parents and volunteers back in schools.
    • Plan on-campus activities including kindergarten graduation and fine arts performances.
    • Masks are optional at outdoor events.

District Dress and Grooming Standards Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, we would like to remind families of the Dress and Grooming Standards as set forth by CISD. The full standards can be found in the District Elementary and Intermediate Student Handbook, specifically on page 15 at the link here:


Below, please find a portion of the standards:


"Halter-tops, muscle shirts, and spaghetti-straps tops are not permitted unless covered by another shirt. Midriff shirts, or shirts exposing the midsection of the body, are not permitted. Blue jean cutoffs or unhemmed shorts are not appropriate dress for elementary/intermediate school classes. Makeup/cosmetics may not be worn or applied at school. Hair and hairstyle should not be distractive. Pants/shorts may not be worn lower than undergarments. Students who choose to wear shorts to school must wear them at fingertip length when the student rests his/her arms at his/her side. Flip flops may not be worn during P.E. classes. Girls may wish to wear shorts under their dresses. Dresses and skirts should be appropriate length (fingertip) and tights should accompany shorter dresses, skirts or shorts."

No Deliveries of Forgotten Items at This Time

Due to the current campus and district safety protocols, we will not be making deliveries of items to students at this time.


As the weather gets warmer, please be sure to send a labeled water bottle to school with your child. This will ensure that our students stay hydrated throughout the day. Each grade level does have a limited supply of water if a student forgets their water bottle.


-Eye glasses are the exception. If a student forgets their glasses, please label them with the child's name and section number. When arriving on campus with the glasses, please use the call button to the right of the front center doors, and someone will assist you.

-If a student forgets their lunch, they can purchase or charge a lunch from the cafeteria.

-If a student forgets their water bottle, each grade level has bottles of water for students. Please email the teacher, and they will get your child a bottle of water.

-For forgotten homework or other class work, please contact the teacher and make arrangements for the student to turn it in the next school day.


**Please label your student's personal water bottles! If a bottle is left somewhere in the school, and it has the student's name on it, it can easily be returned to the student.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Health Information

COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting for Both Remote and In-Person Students

If your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result, please notify the Galatas nurse, Katy Riggs, at kriggs@conroeisd.net or call 936-709-5000 as soon as possible. This will allow us to initiate the proper protocol for reporting and contact tracing in a timely manner.


Even if your student is a remote learner, it is important for us to have a report of the positive case for your child, because the District includes students who are in remote/online instruction in the isolated and quarantined numbers. Remote/online students often participate in extracurricular activities, and we want to make sure to include these students in our isolation/quarantine tracking system. Additionally, it allows us to have a clearer picture of neighborhood and community trends.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the above email address.

Thank you,

Katy Riggs, RN

A Change of Clothes and Mask

Each student (K-4th grade) should have a full set of clothes and an extra mask in their backpack at all times.


Accidents happen, and a change of clothes is a good idea in the event of a spill, fall in the mud, or other accident. The clinic does not have a supply of clothes for students to use this year.


Also, masks may get soiled at lunch, recess, or specials. Please pack an extra mask with your student's extra change of clothes.

Other Information

Important Car Rider Information

We are asking for your help with the following procedures that will keep our car line moving, and keep everyone safe:


  • Please do not arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. to line up for the car rider line. Our dismissal begins promptly at 3:10 p.m., and runs smoothly with all cars processed through the car line by approximately 3:25. Arriving closer to our dismissal time will help with the flow of traffic on Cochran's Crossing Drive.
  • Do not make U-turns on Cochran's Crossing Drive or in the adjacent neighborhoods. It is not safe for pedestrians or other drivers.
  • Do not obstruct the sight line for drivers exiting their neighborhoods. The police have placed cones on both sides of the entrance to Hayden's Run and Wyndspire to protect the sight line. Use caution and check traffic in all directions when driving in this area.
  • Be courteous and patient
  • Day care and students requiring extra time to load cars will be processed first in the car-line. These individuals and companies have received specific directions from the school.
  • If your child needs assistance buckling their seat belt, please pull forward and to the side after loading before assisting your child.
  • Use of cell phones is prohibited in a school zone and subject to a $200 fine.


Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated. We want to keep everyone happy, healthy, and safe!

Walker/Biker Pick Up

Please help us to model social distancing when picking up students at the top of the hill for dismissal. All adults and students must wear face coverings in common areas when on CISD campuses and property. Thank you for your help!

Technology Information

Aggie Homework Helpline

Please see the flyers below for information about an opportuniy for your student to receive homework help from Texas A&M University. For more information, visit Aggie Homework Helpline.

Upcoming Events

March

15-19 NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

25 Spring Pictures


April

2 NO SCHOOL: Good Friday

5-9 STAAR Testing

6 STAAR Writing, 4th grade students

13 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

23 Springetti Spring Fundraiser


May

3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

4 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

10-14 STAAR Testing

11 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

12 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

19--21 Galatas Science Camp

24 Kindergarten End-of-Year Celebration

25 Yearbook Signing

26 4th Grade Clap Out

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

CISD Roadmap to Re-opening

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpages is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 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.

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