GALATAS GAZETTE

November 15, 2019

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.

DID YOU KNOW...

If you label your student's belongings (lunch boxes, coats, jackets, sweatshirts, etc...) with their name, those items will be returned to the student if they are lost or left behind.


With the colder weather, more items turn up in our Lost and Found each day. Please label the tag or inside of personal belongings with your child's name so that these items can find their way back to the right classroom.


The Lost and Found is available to students throughout the day to look for lost items, and is available to parents before school and during lunch times.

Galatas Car Rider Line Video

Our amazing staff and some of their children put together an instructional video of our car rider line procedures. Please take a look at the video below.
Car Line Procedure

Counselor's Corner

Generation TEXAS Week

November 18th-November 22th

Generation Texas Week teaches students about being successful in school, learning about the schools in their future, and continuing education like college and technical schools. Throughout this week, we will discuss the importance of education. We emphasize the opportunities that a good education allows, including colleges and careers. This week is devoted to teaching about the next steps after graduation and our students’ futures. Dressing up is optional, but please adhere to the school dress code if you choose to allow your child to participate. Below are the highlights that we will focus on throughout the week, and please help us celebrate our future with the following themes:


Monday, November 18: CAREER DAY (dress for the career that you would like to pursue) Teachers will help students explore job opportunities. “When I grow up, I want to be…”


Tuesday, November 19: BACK TO YOUR FUTURE DAY (wear your favorite college shirt) Teachers will share information about colleges and answer questions about the college experience.


Wednesday, November 20: THE ROAD TO COLLEGE (wear a Mitchell Intermediate, McCullough Jr. High, or The Woodlands High School shirt) Teachers will talk about schools that students attend after Galatas.


Thursday, November 21: OPTIONS OTHER THAN A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE (dress in red, white, and blue to symbolize our freedom to choose careers and higher education) Teachers will explore opportunities for students other than 4 year colleges.


Friday, November 22: CELEBRATE EDUCATION (wear your Galatas shirt to celebrate our school) Teachers will discuss how rewarding it is to do your best every day in school.

CISD Police Activities League: Children In Santa's Dreams Toy Drive

The CISD Police Department would like to invite you to help us make a child’s dream come true. Beginning Monday, November 18, we will collect “NEW” unwrapped gifts for boys and girls of all ages. We are particularly in need of gifts for older children and teenagers. These gifts will be wrapped and given to families who might not otherwise have a wonderful Christmas without your help.

Please deliver all gifts to the Galatas front office. There is a bin set up for the toys. We would like to have all gifts in by Wednesday, December 11, to ensure that gifts will be wrapped in time for Santa to deliver.


If you have any questions, email Sergeant Julie M. Thompson: jmthompson@conroeisd.net.


The Police Activities League (PAL) has founded a Christmas program dedicated to less than fortunate children in the Conroe Independent School District. The need criteria for this Christmas Program is based on personal references from counselors, teachers, principals, and other school staff that work with children every day. Counselors work with parents and PAL in order to maintain the anonymity of the families. Children in Santa’s Dreams provide gifts and stockings for our children enrolled in school and their siblings that may be too young to attend. Citizens, service organizations, and youth organizations are invited to participate by donating new, unwrapped gifts, and/or attending an annual wrapping party where all donated toys and gifts are organized by age and gender. Each volunteer receives a family identified only by a number. The volunteer is asked to pick out and wrap the gifts selected for each child (the number of gifts each child receives is determined by the amount of donations and number of students referred by the program. In the past years, we have given 1-3 gifts per child, and one game per family. In 2017, Children in Santa’s Dreams provided gifts to 822 children in 350 families.




Many Thanks!

BUY YOUR GALATAS YEARBOOK TODAY!

Visit www.balfour.com and type "Galatas" in the "Find Your School" box. Parents of 4th graders can also recognize their Top Dog with a Top Dog ad in the yearbook. Ads are $20 and can be created at the Balfour site.


Please e-mail Janet Kwon at galatasyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are open at this time. Nominations can be made by parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child, because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. If your child has already qualified for Gifted and Talented services in some content areas but not all, you must nominate them again if you would like for them to try to qualify in additional areas. Students must take the full battery of tests as specific subject areas cannot be isolated for testing purposes.


You may request a nomination form from the Assistant Principal, Candace Mathis (cdmathis@conroeisd.net). You may also find the form, as well as other information on the program here .

COMING SOON: GALATAS HOLIDAY MARKET

We are excited to offer a Holiday Market here at Galatas on December 5, 2019! The event will take place in the Activity Room and will serve as "one stop shopping" for Galatas parents and staff. More information is coming soon!

PTO ART CONTEST WINNERS-FIRST AND THIRD GRADES

Dr. Keith Wagner from Farmer’s Insurance stopped by to judge artwork from our first and third grade students last week. The winners will receive a ribbon and special letter of recognition from Farmer’s Insurance. Winning artwork with be displayed in the Farmer’s Insurance office located at 8105 Kuykendahl Rd., St. 100 behind the Alden Bridge Shopping Center.



The PTO would like to thank Dr. Keith Wagner and Farmers Insurance for sponsoring the Art Contest and for their generous financial support.

UPCOMING EVENTS

https://galatas.conroeisd.net/events/


November

22 Thanksgiving Festivities, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

25-29 No School: Thanksgiving Break


December

5 Holiday Market- 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Activity Room

9-13 Hour of Code

10 PTO General Meeting-9:00 a.m.

13 4th Grade Choir Program-8:30 a.m.

16 Holiday Parties- 2nd (10:30 a.m.) & Kinder (1:15 p.m.)

17 Holiday Parties- 4th (8:30 a.m.) & 1st (2:00 p.m.)

18 Holiday Rotation-3rd (10:00 a.m.) & Special Programs Class Party (1:45 p.m.)

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

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


December 23-January 7 Winter Break


January

8 Classes Resume

Parent Information Sheet

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