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GISD eNews | 9-16-21

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Tonight! PTA Parent Presentation on the Yes Brain/Mood Meter
  • Event: Speech Therapy - How does this help my student?
  • Uniendo Familias Feria de Información y Diversión
  • Join us for one of five community bond presentations
  • Grades PreK-4 Parent Meeting: Standards Based Report Card
  • Find our Back to School Plan and Covid-19 Information On our Website
  • From the City of Georgetown: POPPtoberFest is coming up!
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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Tonight! PTA Parent Presentation on the Yes Brain/Mood Meter 

The Georgetown ISD PTA welcomes the School-Based Therapy Team to discuss the "Yes Brain/Mood Meter." This is a strategy your students are learning in school to support their emotions and learning, and we invite you to learn more about how you can use this tool at home. More information can be found on our website

Who: Open to ALL GISD parents

Where: Tippit Middle School

When: September 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

Event: Speech Therapy - How does this help my student?

Our GISD Speech Therapists are preparing an evening of information for our parents which includes:

  • Introductions and an overview of GISD Speech
  • Functional Communication and how this applies to our students struggling with verbal communication
  • Early Childhood Speech / Language Development and how to support your child's language through play
  • Bilingual Evaluations and Intervention within the Academic Setting will be lead by our Bilingual SLP, Klarissa Perez, in Spanish

The event takes place Sept. 21. View the calendar event for more information.

Uniendo Familias Feria de Información y Diversión

Están invitados a una feria de información y diversión el sábado, 2 de octubre de 9 a 11 am en el edificio Hammerlun. Tendremos comida, la biblioteca móvil de la ciudad, actividades interactivas para los niños, información de programas del distrito y de la comunidad y premios. Para mas información, favor de visitar nuestra pagina de "Uniendo Familias" al https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/15277.

Join us for one of five community bond presentations

The district will host five community presentations to share information about the propositions voters will see on the November 2 ballot. Join us to learn more and ask questions in an interactive environment. The first presentation will be held virtually on Sept. 23.

Grades PreK-4 Parent Meeting: Standards Based Report Card Parents of Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade:

Parents of Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade:

GISD will host information sessions on standards-based report cards. Each session will be available in English and Spanish. These sessions are designed to share with you how to interpret your child's report card and gain insight into their progress. To learn more, you are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions: 

September 16: Purl Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (1953 Maple Street, 78626)

September 23: Frost Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (711 Lakeway Drive, 78628)

September 28: Williams Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (4101 Southwestern Blvd., 78626)

October 5: Ford Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (210 Woodlake Drive, 78633)

October 6: Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning 12-1 PM (507 E. University Ave., 78626)

Find our Back to School Plan and Covid-19 Protocols On our Website

Our Back to School Plan and all Covid-19 information is available on our website. The Back to School Plan covers Safety and Health Protocols, Student Resources for navigating the start of the school year, and much more. You can also find Covid Updates and FAQ’s under our COVID-19 tab

From our Community Partners:

From the City of Georgetown: POPPtoberFest is coming up!

POPPtoberFest, this year’s rescheduled Red Poppy Festival, kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and lasts through 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. We’re excited about the music lineup and other event highlights for the weekend:

  • Headlining 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Dale Watson
  • Also performing Saturday: Two Tons of Steel at 8:15 p.m. and Brave Combo at 6 p.m.
  • Dysfunkshun Junkshun will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • The Peterson Brothers Band will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

POPPtoberFest also features a car show, kids’ area, pet parade, and more!

Traffic in and around the Square will be heavy and detoured throughout that weekend. The City is offering a variety of options for visitors to get to the festival, including free parking lots and a shuttle on Saturday. 

Georgetown may feel like a small town, but this is going to be a big party. Folks need to plan to arrive early, be patient, and be prepared to be amongst hundreds of people, especially on Saturday night.

Please visit the event website for more detail about road closures, parking, Saturday’s shuttle, and information about COVID-19 safety measures: POPPtoberfest.com

Important Upcoming Dates

September 16 – Supporting Student Mental Health: Yes Brain/Mood Meter

September 20 – Student Holiday/Staff workday

September 20 - Board of Trustees Meeting

September 21 – Speech Therapy - How does this help my student?

September 23 – Informational Bond Presentation (Virtual)


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