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GISD eNews | 9-29-22

  1. GHS Wind Ensemble Wins Citation of Excellence

  2. East View Percussion Earns Acceptance to Music for All Festival

  3. GHS/Carver Hall of Honor Nominations Due Friday Sept. 30

  4. GISD ​​Student/Staff/Family Vaccine Clinic October 1 

  5. Bridges Boutique Hosts Grand Re-opening October 5

  6. Financial Aid Workshop October 5 

  7. Special Programs Parent Learning Community Event October 13 

  8. From the Hispanic Business Owners of Georgetown, TX: Fiesta Georgetown October 1

  9. From River Rock Bible Church: Harvest Festival October 2

  10. From the GISD Education Foundation: Join us at 50 Fellas Food Fest on Oct. 22

  11. From the City of Georgetown: Trick or Treat Trail Event October 27

  12. From Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County: Home Repair Program

 

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This Week’s Feature Stories:

GHS Wind Ensemble Wins Citation of Excellence 

East View Percussion Earns Acceptance to Music for All Festival 


In this week’s eNews:

GHS/Carver Hall of Honor Nominations Due Friday Sept. 30

Nominations are being accepted for the Hall of Honor at Georgetown HS. This award recognizes distinguished alumni from GHS and old Carver HS. 

You can find more information and submit a nomination here

GISD ​​Student/Staff/Family Vaccine Clinic October 1 

On Saturday, October 1, GISD will host a Vaccine Clinic in partnership with Randall’s at Hammerlun from 9am-12pm. The clinic is for GISD students, staff and families and will offer the following:

Flu Vaccine: for ages 3 years and up

Pfizer Bivalent Covid booster: for ages 12 years and up

Pfizer Monovalent Booster : for ages 5-11 years

Registration is required, and you can sign up for the clinic here. Once registration is complete, you will need to print a copy of the consent form and bring it to the clinic. If you do not have access to a printer, you can fill out the form onsite.

Please note that there is a cost associated with the vaccines if you are not using insurance. If using insurance, be sure you bring your insurance card.

Bridges Boutique Hosts Grand Re-Opening Oct. 5

The Bridges Boutique invites the community to shop during a Grand Re-Opening event on October 5 at the old Carver site, 1200 W. 17th Street. Doors will open 9:30 am - 1:30 pm and will close for lunch from 11:30 am - 12 pm. 

The boutique will feature handmade jewelry, candles, and other household items. 

Following the Grand Opening event, the Boutique will be open to the public weekly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on regular school days from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm daily with the exception of 11:30 - Noon for lunch.

Financial Aid Workshop October 5 

Want to learn how to pay for college? We invite you to attend a GISD Financial Aid Workshop, and you will receive one-on-one help with FAFSA, TASFA, and scholarship applications. 

When: Wednesday, October 5
2 - 6 PM
Where: East View High School

There is a flyer available in English and Spanish with more information.

Special Programs Parent Learning Community Event October 13 

On Thursday, October 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm, join GISD Special Programs for a parent learning community event at Hammerlun

The event will offer up to date information about GISD Dyslexia Services & Instruction, the basics of Skyward Family Access, information about standards-based report card for grades PK-5, the Gifted/Talented Program and Assessment, and a preview of health & safety curriculum for human trafficking.

There will be refreshments and pizza from 5:30 - 6 pm, and limited child care will be available. 

You can find more information and QR Codes to RSVP on the event flyer, available in English and Spanish.. 

Spanish Interpreters will be available at each session.

From Our Community Partners:

 

From the Hispanic Business Owners of Georgetown, TX: Fiesta Georgetown October 1

 

On Saturday, October 1 from noon to 4 p.m., the community is invited to attend Fiesta Georgetown at the Georgetown City Center.

The celebration will feature entertainment from a live band El Combo Oscuro, performances by the Round Rock Ballet Folklorico, and Mariachis.

This year’s activities will include an arts and crafts Kids Corner at the Georgetown Library, as well as a GISD Piñata contest. There will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase, the proceeds of which will go to benefit the City of Georgetown’s Promise Fund Scholarship. 

The event is made possible by the Hispanic Business Owner Chamber Circle, GTX Connect, the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Department and the Georgetown Health Foundation.

You can find more information at https://visit.georgetown.org/fiesta-georgetown/

 

From River Rock Bible Church: Harvest Festival October 2


Join us for River Rock Bible Church’s First Annual Harvest Festival! This is an opportunity to bring the community of Georgetown together for a fun, family friendly festival. 

There will be a variety of different activities, from pumpkin decorating to pumpkin putt-putt, along with some delicious snacks like cotton candy and popcorn! There will also be bounce houses, a dunk tank, and a fall themed photo area. 

We hope to see you all there, and please invite all that you know!

Visit our website for more information.

From the GISD Education Foundation: Join us at 50 Fellas Food Fest on Oct. 22

50 Fellas Food Fest brings together local foodies and home chefs to raise money for the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation (GEF). Chef cook teams enter their culinary creations in one of 3 categories: appetizers, entrees or desserts, and guests can sample each and vote on their favorite. While the "winners" in each category go home with bragging rights, the real winners are the students and teachers in the district. 

This is the premier fundraiser for GEF and all proceeds support the foundation's mission to engage the community in financial support of a learning environment where innovation, customized academic opportunities, and individual success are attainable for all GISD students. 

Anyone - fella or female - in our community who is interested in registering a cook team is welcome. 

To register a cook team or purchase tickets, visit: http://50fellas.funraise.org/.

 

From the City of Georgetown: Trick or Treat Trail Event October 27

 

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department presents the inaugural Trick or Treat Trail in San Gabriel Park.

This is a free event. Vendors and community partners will set up trick or treat booths along the trail from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the city will screen the movie “Hotel Transylvania” in the Legacy Pavilion.

Local businesses and organizations can sign up for a $15 booth here. For more information, visit https://parks.georgetown.org/trick-or-treat-trail

 

From Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County: Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County helps qualified homeowners make FREE critical home repairs that reduce health or safety hazards or improve weatherization. Locations served depend on current funding (excludes city limits of Round Rock, Bartlett, and Austin). RVs, trailers, and houseboats will not qualify. Repairs may include accessibility, exterior paint, roof, windows, doors, carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and weatherization. Some repairs may be out of our scope. 

Learn more and apply at https://williamsonhabitat.org/repair-my-home/.

 

 


 

Important Upcoming Dates

October 7-10 - Fall break
October 17 - Monthly board meeting
October 22 - GISD Education Foundation 50 Fellas Food Fest
October 31 - Student holiday/Professional learning


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