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 Please click on the icon below to read the attached letter from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Couch.    
Thanksgiving Break!


    Schools will be closed November 22nd, 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving break!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday!       


  What a great week!  We are grateful that so many of you were able to join us for the festivities!  Please select "read more" for a few pictures!  
Junior Achievement Program



Galena Elementary School students in grades 3 through 5 enjoyed Junior Achievement lessons lead by community members on Monday, November 6th.  The students learned about financial literacy and entrepreneurship.  Ms. Yoder's third grade class created the town shown and explored the types of goods and services required for the well-being of the town's residents.   
 


Here are a few fall fun pictures!  Thank you to everyone who made the gatherings so fun!!  


  Please select "read more" to view our monthly breakfast & lunch calendars.  Also, the calendars can be found monthly by selecting the "Helpful links and websites" tab to the left.      
School Climate Survey


Kent County Public Schools value your input! Please help us improve our learning environment by completing the the KCPS Climate Survey. This survey is administered twice a year to staff, students, and parents to acquire their overall feelings about the school culture.  Our school improvement teams analyze the survey data and then make any necessary adjustments in order to improve the learning environment.  Thank you for your participation.

Link to Parent and Guardian Climate Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/5wVrHhJGqFzpfLrx1




 

The Terrapins Are Here!



We have turtles! Mr. Tracy Hodge is again the proud recipient of two Poplar Island Diamondback Terrapin hatchlings. The hatchlings are enjoying their new home in his classroom and are excited to be cared for by the Galena Elementary students.

Over the last couple years, we have had great fun in naming the turtles, watching them grow and then releasing them into the wild. Keep a lookout for updates on their progress! If you happen to be in Mr. Hodge’s classroom, be sure to also take a peek at the growing number of fish in the classroom fish tank!

 
A Sneak Peek At What's Ahead!


Please select the link below for a quick peek at some things currently planned for the school year.  Please be advised that changes may take place.


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Welcome Back Letter 2017


Welcome back! We are excited for the upcoming school year! Please select the link below for informative information from our principal Mrs. Amy Crowding.


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Science Club: Project Clean Stream


On Saturday, April 1, our Science Club contributed to the Project Clean Stream effort to collect shoreline trash throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Last year, the initiative had 74,000 volunteers picking up 3.3 million pounds of trash. Five science club members (Brayden Walters, Kayleen Walters, Jordana Capp, Rachel Hazzard, and Sylas Merrell) along with their wonderful parents met at the Sassafras Resources Management Area for a three hour adventure of fun-filled work. We salute the work done daily by our environmental friends in Kent County and we were eager to do our part to help keep our "Great Shellfish Bay" beautiful.

 


Kent County Public Schools… There’s an app for that!

That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Kent County Public Schools. Available on all mobile devices! 

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Click here to download from Google Play!

 

Fun With Math!


The 4th graders are writing equivalent fractions to add two fractions with respective denominators of 10 and 100 (4.NF.7). For example: 8/10 + 15/100 To play the game, students roll two die. The first dice tells them what tenths fraction to write down and then, they roll the second dice and that tells them what hundredths fraction to write down. Students add the two fractions and find the answer on the game board and cover it with a colored counter. The first student to get "Tic Tac Toe" (or three counters in a row) is the winner!  


Science Club students and parents engaged in two sessions of animal dissection. The first session, everyone dissected an earthworm. Students were able to identify many of the earthworm's internal organs, such as the crop, gizzard, esophagus, and hearts. In the second session, participants dissected an animal of their choice. There was dissection of dogfish sharks, octopi, starfish, perch, and stingrays. Much learning and fun was had by all.  Please select "read more" for pictures! 


The Galena Elementary Science Club, led by science teacher Tracy Hodge, is doing some exciting things! From making turbines to disassembling machines, students are learning about science in fun ways. We hope you will join us. We always have a tremendous turnout, but always have room for more!

Select "read more" for some pictures of our latest events.  Thank you Sarah Merrell for sharing the pictures.

 



Please click on the following links for find out more about PARCC scoring: Please click on the following links for find out more about PARCC scoring: 
Upcoming Events
Nov
22
Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 22 2017
to Fri Nov 24 2017
Dec
1
Coffee Talk
Fri Dec 1 2017
Dec
1
PBIS Spirit Day
Fri Dec 1 2017
Dec
7
GALES Winter Concert at KCHS
Thu Dec 7 2017
Dec
13
90 Minute Early Dismissal Day
Wed Dec 13 2017
Dec
22
PBIS Spirit Day
Fri Dec 22 2017
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Galena, MD 21635
Phone: 410-810-2510
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