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GISD eNews ● 11-7-19

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Veterans Day Celebrations Across GISD
  • EVHS Theater to present i and you
  • 2019-20 Elementary Gifted/Talented Student Referral Window
  • Survey: Academic Calendar
  • Human Sexuality Information Session
  • Uniendo Familias Meeting
  • ELAR New Resource Adoption for High School
  • Early Release on November 22
  • Eagle Wings Pie Fundraiser
  • From the Rotary Club of Georgetown: Field of Honor Event
  • Blue Santa and Brown Santa Information
  • From The City: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day

Veterans Day Celebrations Across GISD

The celebration of Veterans Day is a long-standing tradition in Georgetown ISD. The district will be honoring those who have served in the armed forces with a variety of programs and ceremonies held throughout the day on Monday, November 11. We invite veterans and active military members in our community to join us at any of the celebrations taking place at our campuses. Find the complete list of Veteran’s Day events on our website.

EVHS Theater to present i and you

East View HS Theater program will present i and you on November 14 and 15 at the EV Theater, nightly at 7 pm. Purchase tickets online in advance at or at the door.

$10 Adults

$5 Students and Teachers

2019-20 Elementary Gifted/Talented Student Referral Window

The 2019-20 window for referring elementary students for Gifted/Talented assessment is Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 am through Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Information about the referral process will be available on our website.

Survey: Academic Calendar

Your feedback on the academic calendar is important and we are asking for your input by completing this brief survey. More information and parameters for consideration are available on our website.

Ver y completar la encuesta (Espanol)

Human Sexuality Information Session

A parent information session will be held on Wednesday, November 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave., to learn more about the middle school human sexuality curriculum. Parents will have the opportunity to preview and ask questions about the curriculum.

Uniendo Familias Meeting

Join us at our monthly meeting for Spanish speaking families at Carver Elementary school November 20 from 4:15 - 5:15 pm. Los invitamos a nuestra reunión mensual para familias de habla español el miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 4:15 - 5:15 pm en la primaria Carver.

ELAR New Resource Adoption for High School

What you need to know

Instructional resources and materials adoption happens every 8-10 years and your input is vital to shape the learning experience of our students for the future.

We invite you to participate in the high school English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) materials adoption process for 2020, visit with vendors and share feedback on the materials you would like to see in our classrooms. On November 22, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., vendors will be on-site at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning to visit with teachers, staff, parents and community members about the proposed materials and options available.

You’ll have a chance to review these materials, ask questions and provide feedback.

This is a come-and-go event. If you’re unable to attend, you can still provide feedback. View digital samples, see the TEKS alignment report and access the feedback form on our website by December 13.

If you have questions about the High School ELAR adoption, Let’s Talk. Simply click on the button for “High School Materials Adoption” and a member of our team will get back to you.

November 22 is an Early Release Day for Students Ahead of the Thanksgiving Break

Students will be released from school early on Friday, November 22 leading into a week-long break from November 25-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can review early release times for campuses on our website:

Eagle Wings Pie Fundraiser

Eagle Wings Child Development Center would like to ease your holiday baking by providing amazing restaurant quality pies! Please help us raise funds for our tiniest GISD Students by supporting our Pie Fundraiser. Each pie is $15 and they come in a variety of delicious flavors (Cherry, Apple, Peach, Pecan, Pumpkin & French Silk). Orders and payment are due no later than November 13th. Please contact Ashley Tenney at to place your order.

From the Rotary Club of Georgetown: Field of Honor Event

The Rotary Club of Georgetown brings back The Field of Honor at San Gabriel Park Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 17. The opening ceremonies will happen on Sunday, November 10 and families are encouraged to attend these patriotic events and flag ceremony. This year, they will honor WWII and Korean War Veterans, have activities for children and families, and other events. All of this information and a complete schedule of events can be found on their website.

Blue Santa and Brown Santa Information

Blue Santa – for families living inside Georgetown city limits: Families living inside the Georgetown city limits who need help providing Holiday/Christmas toys, books, games and other items for their children (age 0-17) may apply for assistance from Georgetown Police Department’s Blue Santa Program. Applicants qualify through current participation in the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or participation in the free- or reduced-meal program.

Want to sign-up for Blue Santa?: Online registration for Blue Santa is open:


GPD will accept paper applications that can be filled out in person at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, Georgetown Police Headquarters located at 3500 DB Wood Road. For more information about Blue Santa visit their website, call 512-930-2747, or email

Brown Santa – for families living outside the Georgetown city limits:
Families can apply to the Williamson County Brown Santa program at
Please do not turn in any applications to your child’s school.

From The City: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a stop in Georgetown on Nov. 17 on its way to Washington, D.C., from Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The tree will be parked on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets from 4-5 p.m.

To celebrate, the City is hosting U.S. Capitol Tree Day in Georgetown on the Square from 2-5 p.m.

During the event, visitors will be able to meet Santa Claus and his two reindeer with his antique sleigh, participate in children’s crafts, and purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and Georgetown collectible ornaments.

The 60-foot tree will be making stops for community celebrations throughout its journey from New Mexico to the U.S. Capitol from Nov. 11-25. The journey will culminate with the official tree lighting on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in early December.

For more information about the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, visit


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