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GISD eNews ● 10-24-19

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In this week’s eNews:

  • East View High School Football Game Time Change
  • District Reviews Attendance Zones to Address Growth and New Campuses
  • EVHS Theater to present Peter and the Starcatcher this weekend
  • GHS Theater to present Mrs. Packard this weekend
  • Uniendo Familias Parent Involvement Meeting
  • Veterans Day Celebrations Across GISD
  • Human Sexuality Information Session
  • From The GISD Education Foundation: 50 Fellas Fundraiser this Saturday
  • From The City: Public Meeting on the City’s Land Use Map
  • From The City: Survey on Public Parking Garage
  • From The Caring Place: Jackets 4 Georgetown
  • From the Rotary Club of Georgetown: Field of Honor Event
  • From The Caring Place: Hunger-Free Holidays Food Drives
  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

East View High School Football Game Time Change

Due to weather concerns, the East View Football game scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. will now begin at 6 p.m. This game will still be played at the Pflugerville ISD stadium in Pflugerville.

District Reviews Attendance Zones to Address Growth and New Campuses

Growth in Georgetown requires thoughtful planning and the board of trustees reviewed a plan at the October meeting to rezone parts of the district that would be implemented with the 2020-2021 school year.

The process will create attendance zones for Williams Elementary School and Wolf Ranch Elementary School, both of which are under construction now and planned for a late summer 2020 opening. Additionally, zones will be adjusted to relieve capacity issues at Carver Elementary, Mitchell Elementary and Wagner Middle Schools as well as maximize capacity at all GISD campuses.

Read more about the process and when you can participate in a public meeting.

EVHS Theater to present Peter and the Starcatcher

East View HS Theater program will present Peter and the Starcatcher on October 24-26 at the East View Theater, nightly at 7 p.m. The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy. Purchase tickets online in advance at www.evhstheater.com or at the door.

$10 Adults
$5 Students and Teachers

GHS Theater to present Mrs. Packard

The GHS Theatre Fall Performance of Mrs. Packard continues its run through October 26, 2019. Performances are are at 7 p.m. October 24, 25, 26 at the GHS Theater (inside GHS, room 400). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students.

Uniendo Familias Parent Involvement Meeting

Spanish speaking parents are invited for an informational meeting about district Bilingual/ESL programs and services available to them. The meeting will be at Village Elementary on Tuesday, October 29, from 4:00-5:15 p.m. in the library. Padres de familia de habla hispana están invitados a una reunión informativa sobre programas Bilingües y de Inglés como segundo idioma y otros servicios que el distrito escolar ofrece. La reunión tomará lugar en la biblioteca de la primaria Village el martes, 29 de octubre, de 4:00 a 5:15 p.m.

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.

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.

From The GISD Education Foundation

Tickets are still available to 50 Fellas Foodfest, the premier fundraiser of the GISD Education Foundation. This year's event will be held this Saturday, October 26 at Reunion Ranch.

The event will showcase cook teams from our community serving their best dishes. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite item in appetizer, entrée, dessert, and fan-favorite categories. Live music, silent auction items, and great food will highlight the event.

Purchase tickets at www.fiftyfellas.com.

From The City: Public Meeting on the City’s Land Use Map

The City of Georgetown is hosting a public meeting to share and review proposed changes to the future land use map on Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

Representatives from the planning department will also host a live question and answer session on the City of Georgetown Facebook page at noon on Oct. 30.

Visit http://2030.georgetown.org/ for more information.

From The City: Survey on Public Parking Garage

The City of Georgetown is planning to build a public parking garage at the southeast corner of Main and Sixth streets on the site of an existing City parking lot. The site was selected to address the limited public parking and growing retail development on the northeast side of downtown, to provide an alternative to on-street parking on residential streets in this area, and to fit the $5 million budget for the project.

The City is seeking input through a public survey on the design and appearance of the downtown parking garage. The online survey is open through Oct. 30.

http://surveymonkey.com/r/GeorgetownParking

From The Caring Place: Jackets 4 Georgetown

This is the last week to qualify and receive jackets at the Caring Place through their annual Jackets 4 Georgetown campaign. Families may visit The Caring Place Program & Services Department at 2001 Railroad Avenue from October 14 - October 25 to qualify for the program and to select jackets for children 18 and under. Families must be income eligible. Programs & Services is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office stays open from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for employed individuals. If you have questions about eligibility, please call The Caring Place at 512-943-0700.

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 many more events. All of this information and a complete schedule of events can be found on their website.

From The Caring Place: Hunger-Free Holidays Food Drives

The Caring Place Food Pantry launched its Hunger-Free Holidays Food Drive campaign on October 1, and it will end December 31. With the community’s help, the organization hopes to collect 300,000 pounds of food by the New Year. Non-perishable donations can come to the Donations drive-through at 2000 Railroad Avenue, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Individuals, businesses, clubs, neighborhoods, schools, churches and other organizations may donate non-perishable food items or organize food drives. If organizing a Food Drive, groups can call The Caring Place at 512-943-0700 to borrow the organization’s signature blue Food Barrels. If monetary donations are preferred, The Caring Place can purchase 3.5 pounds of food for every dollar donated. To donate online visit www.caringplacetx.org/donate. For information on how to participate in The Caring Place Food Programs, please visit www.caringplacetx.org/gethelp.

In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

Bridges Program Kicks off School Year During Open House; Student Presentations Steal the Show

 

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