The Galatas PTO organizes and sponsors a variety of events and programs to benefit our students education and enrich our community.
Boo Hoo – Yahoo Breakfast Wipe the tears after sending your babies off to learn or celebrate the return of your kids to school with us. Usually held in the Galatas Activity Room the first day of school. This is a great opportunity to learn about becoming a PTO member.
Reading Week and Bedtime Story Night During the Library's Fall Book Fair, the PTO has activities and daily themes to encourage our students to read and be excited about reading. One event within that week is the Bedtime Story Night. Wearing pajamas, Galatas families get the chance to come in the school at night to cuddle up on a blanket and hear a story-teller. The Library's Book Fair is open that night also. As a grand finale, on the Friday of Reading Week, Galatas has a school wide Storybook Parade. Each student dresses up as their favorite book character and parade around the school. It is a parent and student favorite!!
Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon WeekAnnual campaign to prevent drug abuse. Usually held the third week of October to coincide with the national campaign. Students will participate in theme related activities during the week.
Science Day Every year on Halloween, our PTO comes in and teaches all our kids a whole lot about one topic. Past topics have been bats, pumpkins, potions, creepy crawlers, and skeletons. The students get to complete several science experiments, listen to a speaker, and participate in fun activities. It is completely organized, funded and run by the PTO volunteers. Our teachers and students love this day!
Science Camp After STAAR testing in May, everyone is worn out and looking forward to summer. It is the perfect time for SCIENCE CAMP! This three day camp focuses on a science topic, with experiments, speakers, and an outdoor activity. Past topics are Space, Robotics, Oceans and Geology. The students walk away with some awesome knowledge and experience.
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week We encourage you to join us by showing your appreciation of our teachers and staff at the end of the year. Information will be sent home regarding themes and appreciation ideas. Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunches Each grade level participates on a different month by volunteering to bring lunch for our teachers and staff. Sign-ups are usually sent home through room parents.
Galatas Spirit Nights Throughout the school year we hold “Galatas Spirit Nights” at local restaurants and businesses. We encourage everyone to wear their Galatas shirts and have dinner and/or shop together. Each participating business gives a portion of the day/night’s profits from Galatas attendees back to Galatas PTO.
Springetti The spring festival and fundraiser is a fun night for our Galatas families. With dunking booths, stuffed animal walks, rock climbing, bounce houses, face-painting, food, and more; it’s hard to fit it all in one night! The children have fun trying to winning prizes and the adults have fun trying to win big at the silent and/or live auction. All profits go to the Galatas PTO.This event always sells out and is a highlight of our year!