December 10, 2021

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.

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Moving During the Winter Break?

If you have moved, or are planning to move during the upcoming break, please e-mail the Galatas Registrar, Robin Curtis. In your communication, include the location of your family's new home.

--If you have/are moving within the school district, Ms. Curtis will help you with the necessary documentation to facilitate the transfer to a new CISD school.

--If you have/are moving outside of CISD, please let Ms. Curtis know the date of withdrawal, and she will get in touch with you to send the withdrawal papers to be signed.

You can reach Robin by e-mail at

Calling All Scientists!

The 12th Annual Galatas Science Fair is coming up!

Applications are due by December 17.

Science Fair Application

Space is limited! Apply now!

For questions, please email:

Volunteers Needed!

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

At this time, the Library is looking for volunteers, and there are also opportunities in the school copy room in January.

The link to the Volunteer page is below:

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

As we continue reopening Galatas to visitors, we are pleased to announce that families no longer need to signup to visit for lunch! Families will be 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.

**Please note that due to Holiday Parties and service projects taking place in our Activity Room, we will not be able to accommodate lunch visitors December 15-17.

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.

Hour of Code at Galatas

Computer Science Education Week is December 6-12, and this week our Galatas Greyhounds enjoyed participating in the Hour of Code.

Mrs. Michalsky and Ms.Thomas led students in learning the basics of coding (creating computer programs), PLUS practicing problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, sequencing, and exercising some creativity. To read about the goals of this global movement, check out this website:

Counselor's Corner

Safety Patrol

Last week wrapped up the duties of another wonderful safety patrol group. Thank you, Top Dogs, for your service! You all did an amazing job at keeping our bikers/walkers and car riders safe every morning and afternoon!

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.

December PTO Meeting and Springetti Kick-off: December 14

Welcome to Springetti 2022: Galatas in Toyland!

Join us for the Kick-Off Social & Nutcracker Exchange right after the December PTO meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 9am in the Activity Room.

There are so many ways to get involved in the fun and excitement of Springetti! Come find out about all the volunteer opportunities available and how you can get involved.

Springetti is the annual (and much-loved) festival style fundraiser that is 100% run by amazing and dedicated volunteers. Springetti features auctions, raffles, games, food, and more! All funds raised go directly towards educational programs, technology, teacher materials and enrichment activities for all students.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nutcracker Gift Exchange details: This White Elephant style gift exchange will be a fun social gathering to meet fellow parents and find out more about Springetti. Please bring a Nutcracker or nutcracker themed gift ($10 value) to exchange.

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Purchase your yearbook now at

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

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.

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

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!

2022-2023 School Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD is seeking feedback on three refined 2022-2023 calendar drafts. The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee will review all feedback and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Learn more and respond to a survey on the School Calendar Process Webpage.

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!

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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 . 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.

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 2. 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.

NEW Update - When a student has a positive COVID result, parents will now self-report through their student's SSO at

  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.

Free COVID-19 testing is available to all CISD employees and students Monday-Friday at the CISD Police Department located at 2900 N. Loop 336 E. Conroe, TX 77301. You must schedule a test through the CISD SSO in the COVID Central app prior to arrival.

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

Upcoming Events


6-10 Hour of Code

14 PTO Board Meeting-9:00 a.m.

14 Holiday Parties- 2nd (2:00 p.m.) & 1st (2:00 p.m.)

15-17 No lunch visitors, please

15 Holiday Party- Kinder (9:30 a.m.)

16 Holiday Round Robin–3rd (9:30 a.m.)

16 Holiday Party/Service Project- 4th (9:10 a.m.) & Special Programs (1:45 p.m.)

17 Polar Express Day (Students wear p.j.’s)

17 Early Release Day, End of Nine Weeks– 12:10 p.m.

December 20-January 4 Winter Break


5 Classes Resume

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