GALATAS GAZETTE

April 23, 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.

Spring Book Fair Ends April 25!

This weekend will be your last chance to order through our online Book Fair. Our annual book fairs help our students discover new books and favorite characters, and every purchase earns rewards for resources and books for our Galatas Library!


Please visit the link below to shop the Book Fair. Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!

Student Placement for 2021-2022 School Year


It is that time of year when we begin making plans for another great school year at Galatas. While most children transition easily from grade to grade, there may be special physical or emotional circumstances that are important for us to consider during the placement process. In the past, parents emailed our school counselor directly to express their placement concerns. If you would like to communicate any information regarding placement for your child, please take a moment to fill out the form below.


The deadline is April 30 at 3:00pm.

*NEW TIMES ADDED!* VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.


Please call 936-709-5000 with any questions.

PreK, Kinder, and New Student Registration

Do you or someone you know in your neighborhood have a child that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2021? Help us spread the word: PreK, Kindergarten, & New Student Enrollment for 2021-2022 is underway!


Please be sure to register as soon as possible; it is important to know how many new Greyhounds we are expecting so that we are ready to welcome them to Galatas in August!


Registration is online, and you can upload all of the needed documents right to the registration application. Please click below for a direct link to the CISD registration page. Then, click "Family Portal 2021-2022" to begin registering.


If you have any questions please e-mail Robin Curtis, Galatas Registrar, at rcurtis@conroeisd.net.

CHANGE OF INFORMATION

If any of your phone numbers, your email addresses, or your physical address have changed, please contact the Galatas registrar, Robin Curtis, at rcurtis@conroeisd.net. Any address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric), lease, or buyers agreement/contract.


If you currently have plans to move over the summer please email our registrar, Robin Curtis at rcurtis@conroeisd.net. There will be a summer mover form sent to you via your child in the coming weeks. We ask that you complete it and send it back to school. This will help in planning for next year.

Mitchell Intermediate Transition Information

Students received the Mitchell 4th Grade Packet that included a Fine Arts form for you to indicate your child's intentions. Since the Mitchell band and orchestra directors visited with the 4th graders last week, so many parents are requesting a change in what they indicated on the form. Therefore, we created this digital form. Please complete the form below no later than Monday, May 10 which is following our May 8 Instrument Evaluation that will be held at Mitchell Intermediate.


Mitchell Fine Arts Registration 2021-2022



Also, please click here for a link to the Mitchell Messenger, 4th Grade Edition.

Health Information

Medication at School

All medication must be brought to school and picked up by a parent or designated adult. This includes cough drops, over-the-counter, and prescription medication. All medication (including cough drops) must be kept in the clinic. If you have a question about whether something qualifies as a medication, please contact the nurse at 936-709-5013.


The school must receive a written and dated request from the parent or legal guardian to administer any medication. This permission must include the name of the drug, the exact dosage and reason or purpose the student is to receive the medication. Prescription and nonprescription drugs must be in the original container and properly labeled. You may print and fill out the form at the link below. To schedule an appointment with the nurse to drop off medication, please email the Galatas Nurse, Katy Riggs, at kriggs@conroeisd.net.

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.

Can My Child Go to School Today?

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CISD Update with Dr. Null-April 22, 2021

Conroe ISD Update #18 - April 22, 2021

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.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Athletic Summer Camp Opportunities

The Woodlands High School and The Woodlands College Park High School are both offering summer athletic camps. Please click the links below to check out the opportunities. These documents will be updated as more camps are added, so be sure to check it each week!

Other Information

Transportation Change Reminders

As the weather gets warmer and many activities are starting again, we wanted to remind families of the different ways to do a transportation change for your student. These procedures are in place to ensure that every student is safe and accounted for as they leave school each day.


All transportation changes must be received in writing by 2:00 p.m. We are unable to accept a phone call. You may fill out the Transportation Change form that was provided to you, send a written note, 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 written parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 p.m.


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.

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

May

3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

4 PTO Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

6 Sections 44 & 45 Music Program

10-14 STAAR Testing

11 STAAR Math, 3rd & 4th Grades

12 STAAR Reading, 3rd & 4th Grades

18 Sections 43 & 46 Music Program

20 Sections 41 & 42 Music Program

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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