馃榿SMILE!馃榿 馃摳Picture Day is TOMORROW!馃摳 All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. You can order by sending the envelope and money in to school or online at www.strawbridge.net using the code FM363466. If you order online, please let your child's teacher know (you can send in the Online Payment Code) so teachers can make sure the photographers know! Thank you!
10 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Picture Day
The last day to purchase Technology Insurance is this Friday, August 27th. Devices will be coming home and back to school every day. The Technology Insurance costs $25 and must be paid in the first 10 days of school. For more information: English- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jjj3Le8NLsLKXsPLoEzi_FolkRIfnoQN/view?usp=sharing Spanish- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Om2H_KIJ75HBKjbwsJHiFQ6NDYZaMAi2/view?usp=sharing
10 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Technology Insurance Reminder
鉂楋笍鉂楋笍Attention GES Families 鉂楋笍鉂楋笍 In case you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 馃悐Monday, August 23rd - All students will be attending school! We will welcome back our Kindergarten students, who will begin full-time this week and our 3-year-old Montessori students will have their first day! 馃悐 If your child is a car rider in the morning, please follow the cars in the car rider line. Parents or friends are not allowed to walk students in the building. There are staff members that will get your child to their classroom. 馃悐Please make sure that you sign the Technology Agreement that came home last Wednesday. Students starting school on Monday will get this from their teachers to bring home. Please sign and return immediately. It is front and back. Please do not sign the opt out section if you want your child to have a device. 馃悐Devices will go home every day with students. There is a page in the front section of your child's agenda with tips for taking care of devices. Students should not be playing with it like it鈥檚 a toy. This is an educational resource. They should not be eating or drinking near it. It should stay clean. 馃悐If you have not purchased the technology insurance yet, you have until the end of the week to get it paid in order to receive the perks. There were lots of cracked screens last year鈥攅specially with devices going home. The technology insurance fee is $25 and must be paid by Friday, August 27. This fee can be paid online by going to www.gallmangators.org and clicking on Pay School Fees. 馃悐Students have been encouraged to bring water bottles (with their names on them) since they cannot use water fountains. We have a water filling station at school. Only water should be in their bottles. They should not come with Kool-Aid, soda, tea, juice, or flavoring with color. This is to protect them from spillage in their book bags or onto school property. Those types of drinks have sugar and spillage would cause stickiness and the possibility of attracting bugs. So only water should be in their bottles. 馃悐Please update your contact information. If your phone number or home address has changed, please let the office know as soon as possible. It is important that we are able to get in touch with you if there is an emergency. We need working phone numbers. If you get a new phone, send that number with your child to school. If you move, call or send the address with your child. 馃悐Please screen your child daily. If they say they are not feeling well, please keep them at home. If your child tests positive, you may go to gallmangators.org to report it. I would also suggest you call the school at 803-321-2655. 馃悐Picture Day is Friday, August 27. If you are purchasing school pictures, send the money in the envelope that was sent home last Wednesday (it will be sent home Monday for students starting on Monday). You may also order online, but PLEASE send a note to your child鈥檚 teacher if you order online. Everyone will take a picture for the yearbook. Make up pictures will be September 30 for students who will not be here on Friday. 馃悐If you are having issues with the bus your child rides, contact the bus office at 803-321-1002. If you call first thing in the morning or at dismissal, it will be hard to get in touch with someone. You may contact Mr. Gartman, the Director of Transportation by email at jgartman@newberry.k12.sc.us. Our staff at Gallman does not have anything to do with buses. We just get them off when they arrive and put them on when they leave. 馃悐If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 803-321-2655. Please check our website: gallmangators.org regularly as well as our Facebook page. 馃悐We appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children stay safe and you do all that you can do to keep others safe. This is definitely a trying time, but we will get through this together. We are all a part of the Gallman Gator Family, learning and growing together. We appreciate you and thank you for entrusting us with your children. We hope you have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatoriffic week!
10 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
鉂楋笍鉂楋笍Attention Gallman Parents and Families鉂楋笍鉂楋笍 In case you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 馃悐We are so excited to welcome everyone to a brand new school year! We are looking forward to seeing old and new faces! 馃悐Monday, August 16th is the first day of school for all 1st-5th graders. 馃悐Kindergarteners whose last names begin with A-L will come to school on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th 馃悐Kindergarteners whose last names begin with M-Z will come to school on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th 馃悐Pre-K and 4-year-old Montessori students will begin school on Wednesday, August 18th 馃悐3-year-old Montessori students and all Kindergarteners will come to school on Monday, August 23rd 馃悐Students can be dropped off beginning at 7:15am 馃悐Parents, our policy does not allow for you to walk students into the building/to their classroom. This policy is in place to help us control the spread of COVID-19. Please take your first day of school pictures at home and be prepared to say goodbye in the car line. We know this is a special time, but we have to do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe. 馃悐It is STRONGLY recommended that students wear masks, but we cannot mandate that they do. They will be required to wear masks on the bus. 馃悐School supplies have been provided for students by the school. You only need to send students with a bookbag and a water bottle. 馃悐Breakfast and lunch will be served. 馃悐Dismissal begins at 2:40pm. Students will not be called out of class for early dismissal after 2:00pm. 馃悐Any change in transportation must be made in person or by writing a note in your child's agenda. 馃悐If you did not register your child for school prior to last Friday, you will not be able to register your child until after school on Monday. There will be no registration during the school day. Registration will be from 3:00-4:00 Monday, August 16th. If you are not in the building by 3:30, you will not be able to register. We encourage you to register online at www.gallmangators.org. If you need your child's snap code, please call 803-321-2655. 馃悐Please be sure to visit our website, www.gallmangators.org, regularly and our Facebook page to get the latest information about our school. 馃悐We look forward to working with you this year. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We promise to teach them, support them, and love them. We cannot do this alone. It takes a team, and your help is needed to ensure they have a great experience at Gallman this year! We hope you have a CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP Gatorrific week!
11 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
First Day of School
As we prepare to return to school next week, please continue to report any positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts. You can report those using the link below. Nurse Fran will be in contact with you about next steps for your child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXGUjhlPqIvCFD3VHqy6rnbgNkOtByFF8GsC0TZELzC5CJkg/viewform?usp=send_form
11 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
COVID-19 Reporting Illness and Exposure
Registration for Be Great Academy鈥檚 2021-22 after school program is now open! Come join us for award-winning fun programs focused on achieving academic success, healthy life styles, and character development! Participants will receive snack daily and have the opportunity to complete each day鈥檚 homework during our Power Hour program. Our curriculum focuses on STEAM projects and leadership skills all while providing a safe place for your child after school. After school care will begin the first day of school and run from school dismissal until 6:30 PM on school days. We offer care at select locations when school is out. Let us help your child discover their greatness within. Visit https://portal.begreatacademy.com for more information and to complete the online registration.
11 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
鈥硷笍 Attention Parents 鈥硷笍 Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 9) and Thursday, June 10 are Half Days for students! Dismissal is at 11:00am. Lunch is not served on half days.
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Half Day Info
Reminder for All Students- In-Person students- Please return all devices, chargers, and hotspots ASAP to avoid being charged for them. Virtual students- Please bring your devices, chargers, and hotspots to school tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 9) from 8-10 to turn them in to your teacher.
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Device Turn In Information
Encuesta Comunitaria de ESSER III El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Newberry necesita informaci贸n sobre el gasto de la asignaci贸n de ARP - ESSER III. El SDNC recibi贸 m谩s de $ 15,2 millones para abordar la p茅rdida de aprendizaje y las necesidades acad茅micas relacionadas con la pandemia de Covid19. Los fondos no se pueden utilizar para bonificaciones. El 11 de marzo de 2021, la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP) se convirti贸 en ley. El Departamento de Educaci贸n de los Estados Unidos est谩 proporcionando $ 121,9 mil millones adicionales para el Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (Fondo ESSER III). Esta legislaci贸n otorgar谩 estas subvenciones a las agencias educativas estatales (SEA) con el prop贸sito de proporcionar a las agencias educativas locales (LEA) fondos de ayuda de emergencia para abordar el impacto que COVID-19 ha tenido y sigue teniendo en las escuelas primarias y secundarias de todo el pa铆s. la Naci贸n. Por favor complete la siguiente encuesta: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe68t0vop3zRC4n7gkjzBg00beljT0orT04uS5Pwd1jEcTAEQ/viewform
about 1 year ago, Bucky Ware
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Early Learning and Literacy College and Career Ready Division Survey: Dear Parents and Childcare Providers, Parents and caretakers of young children and the professionals who work with families are experts on the supports and resources available in communities around South Carolina. It is our job as state leaders to listen to you all. The 鈥淭ransitions from Pre-K to 5K鈥 survey is from the interagency Palmetto Pre-K Transitions Workgroup, and we aim to learn more about what's available around our state to support families in the transition into 5-year-old Kindergarten. We would be incredibly grateful if you would share your thoughts. Please take a moment to complete a very brief survey (about 5 minutes) found here: https://scfirststeps.surveymonkey.com/r/JMYM2J9. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Rachal Hatton-Moore, Two-Generation Coordinator, at rhatton@scfirststeps.org.
about 1 year ago, Bucky Ware
鈥硷笍 Attention Parents and Families鈥硷笍 If you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 馃悐Monday and Tuesday we will be selling snacks celebrating our last 2 full days. Everything will cost $1. 馃悐Monday and Tuesday are our only full days of school this week. 馃悐Wednesday and Thursday are half days. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am. Lunch will not be served. 馃悐If you have not paid your child鈥檚 fees, this is a good time to pay so it would accumulate into next year. Fees are $20 per child. 馃悐Please double check for library books so you won鈥檛 be charged for them. 馃悐Please pay attention to your what your child is wearing to school to make sure it is within the dress code. If something is too small, too short, or too revealing, someone will be called to bring a change of clothing. 馃悐Another reminder for face-to-face students, please continue to turn in chargers and hotspots along with the cords. 馃悐Please write notes in agendas if there鈥檚 any change in transportation. Changes of transportation from school cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 馃悐Virtual parents should have received information from their child鈥檚 teacher about technology drop off. 馃悐This is the last message for the 2020-2021 school year! This has been one of the craziest years we鈥檝e ever experienced, but we survived it. Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and willingness to work with your children in ways you never imagined. We all have grown a lot technologically, personally, and professionally. We love our Gallman Gator Family. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
ESSER III Community Survey The School District of Newberry County needs input on the spending of the ARP - ESSER III allocation. The SDNC received over $15.2 million to address learning loss and academic needs related to the Covid19 pandemic. Funds cannot be used for bonuses. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award these grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Please complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei9tClMHrmiD75mx587EV1x2WJzU8P3QljYmghF9bB9aZ2KA/viewform
about 1 year ago, Bucky Ware
馃悐Attention Parents and Families馃悐 In case you missed tonight鈥檚 phone call, here鈥檚 all the information. 馃悐Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day so there is no school for students.聽 馃悐Please pay attention to what your child is wearing to school to make sure it is within the dress code. If something to too small, too short, or too revealing, someone will be called to bring a change of clothing.聽 馃悐Another reminder for face-to-face students, please continue to turn in chargers and hotspots along with the cords.聽 馃悐Please write notes in agendas if there鈥檚 any change in transportation. Changes of transportation cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol.聽 馃悐Virtual parents should have received information from their child鈥檚 teacher about technology drop off.聽 馃悐Please check around the house for lost library books so you won鈥檛 be charged for them.聽 馃悐Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Our Gallman Gator family is continuing to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!聽
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
馃捇Virtual Students and Families馃捇 Device Turn- In for all laptops, ipads, hotspots, chargers, and cases is on Wednesday, June 9 from 8-10 am! Teachers will be out front ready to accept your devices!
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Device Turn In Information
The Parent Toolkit has recently been updated to reflect DHEC鈥檚 guidance issued May 20, 2021 and can be accessed on the district website or your school鈥檚 website. In an effort to make it easier for you to know what changes/additions have been made, the information has been highlighted in yellow. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CM0gZVNczJ2BFeJ2fwUCb7haedUDGd0z/view?usp=sharing El Kit de herramientas para padres se actualiz贸 recientemente para reflejar la gu铆a de DHEC emitida el 20 de mayo de 2021 y se puede acceder a 茅l en el sitio web del distrito o en el sitio web de su escuela. En un esfuerzo por facilitarle saber qu茅 cambios / adiciones se han realizado, la informaci贸n se ha resaltado en amarillo. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5oZosVzxbD9uNK5eqa3S-iUveeAZ6xX/view?usp=sharing
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
馃帗Calling All 2021 NHS Graduates馃帗 If you attended GES, we would 鉂わ笍锔 for you to come back for the Senior Walk so we can celebrate you! 馃悐Thursday, June 10 at 9:00am 馃悐Park in the parking lot (please drive separately) and walk around our car-rider loop as we cheer you on! Please SHARE with other NHS Seniors who attended GES!
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Senior Walk Info
Field Day is tomorrow, May 21st! A few reminders as we get ready to have some fun: -Dress for the weather (it will be hot). Clothes should follow the dress code. -Wear tennis shoes. Students wearing sandals or other shoes may not be able to play games. -Wear sunscreen. -Bring a water bottle. -Bring $$ for snacks. Snacks will be sold. They will cost $1 or less.
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Field Day
馃悐Attention Parents and Families馃悐 In case you missed tonight鈥檚 phone call, here鈥檚 all the information. 馃悐 This is state testing week! Students in grades 3-5 will be testing throughout the week. Please make sure students are at school on time. 馃悐Letters for acceptance into the Pre-K and Montessori programs will be mailed on Tuesday, May 18. We apologize for the delay. 馃悐Please write notes in agendas if there鈥檚 any change in afternoon transportation. Changes of transportation from school cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol.聽 馃悐Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Our Gallman Gator family is continuing to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!聽
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
馃捇Reminder 馃捇 Today, May 13th, all in-person students become day users of their technology devices. The devices will remain at school and will not be sent home. This is to prepare for state testing and end of the year inventory. Please return all devices (laptops and ipads), chargers, and cases to school. This does not apply to virtual Newberry ONE students.
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School
Day Users Reminder
The School District of Newberry County will begin collecting Consent Forms to Opt Out of Face Mask Requirement Imposed on Students by a School or School District on Friday, May 14. The form must be completed in its entirety and should be returned to the school between Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 21. Once approved by the school, this form allows students to go mask-free in the school building. Face coverings will continue to be required on all school buses. Students who exhibit any symptoms and visit the health room will be issued a mask. Parents are reminded to continue to check your students for any symptoms prior to sending them to school and inform the school nurse if your child is symptomatic. Plexiglass and social distancing measures will remain in place. As students come for state testing that begins on May 17, please be aware that there may be students with and without masks in the classrooms where testing occurs. Parents can access the form at https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf
about 1 year ago, Gallman Elementary School