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KCPS 2018 Elementary Summer Reading Lists


                                                                                                                                                                                        The 2018 KCPS Summer Reading Lists are here!  Public libraries are a great place to find the books on the lists!  We hope you enjoy the books you choose!     
First Day Of School 2018-2019 Is September 4th For Most Elementary Students


  Grades Kindergarten through 5th begin Tuesday, September 4th                                                Pre-Kindergarten begins Thursday, September 6th  
2018 -2019 School Calendar


 
Field Day Fun!


   


    We are learning a lot and having a blast in our Coding Club!  Select "read more" for more pictures.  
Blue Ribbon Winner Abigail Lum


The Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE) supported Mr. Hodge's 4th and 5th Grade WIN groups this school year.  From October through December, both groups participated in the Stock Market Game.  MCEE supported Galena Elementary School with the funding necessary to field 6 teams from 4th grade and 6 teams from 5th grade.  Much was learned by all!   What a brilliant way to integrate math and ELA.

In January, we responded to a request to make posters related to crucial concepts of financial literacy.  The 5th grade class did a wonderful job and Abigail Lum won a blue ribbon for her poster.  She received a cash award, was celebrated at Towson University and her poster will be part of the MCEE calendar for school year 2018/2019. What a great experience!    
Police Unity Tour 2018


We again had the great opportunity to support the Police Unity Tour as they rode past Galena Elementary!  The Police Unity Tour is a yearly event to raise awareness for police officers who have died in the line of duty.  They ride from Northern New Jersey to Washington DC in only 4 days.   As they went by Galena Elementary, they were about halfway through their 100 mile trip for just that day!  The total ride is about 310 miles!   


On our field trip to the Kent Museum, organized by Mr. Tracy Hodge, students selected farm equipment or artifacts to research using primary source documents. We gathered the information in class and created museum quality placards, thanks to the help of Francoise Sullivan, to be displayed with the equipment.  
Signage has been hung at the Kent Museum.  We are looking forward to the "unveiling" at Kent Museum's "Dairy Day" festival on May 19 
The Kent County Historical Society also generously allowed us to display our wares in one of their store windows. Mrs Jetton, our talented art teacher with Ms. Diaz' 4th grade class produced a wonderful state of Maryland inspired art piece to accompany the display. Come to downtown Chestertown, at the corner of Cross and High Streets and check it out.   
The Maryland History Day event was held at UMBC on Saturday, April 28. It was a tremendous event sponsored by Maryland Humanities. The UMBC field house was completely packed with Maryland students and their friends and family.  Our very own Tracy Hodge was recognized at the event as the 2018 Maryland Humanities HIstory Day Teacher of the Year - Kent County DIstrict!  We are very proud of your hard work Mr. Hodge!        
Arbor Day Poster Winners!


Congratulations to our 2018 Kent County Forestry Board Arbor Day poster winners!          
Fun With Science


We learned more about science with the help of the Maryland Science Center!    
Olympic PBIS!


We had OLYMPIC sized fun during our PBIS event!    
More Birding!


The GALES Science Club participated in a birding outing at Turner's Creek, in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is our 3rd year of participation in this nationwide citizen science event. Our crew of 25 students and parents identified 20 bird species for entry into the ebird database during our 80 minute adventure. Many bald eagles were present, as well as a cooper's hawk, blue heron, barred owl and a red-bellied woodpecker. Great job by Joey Homyak for his tireless data collection.        
Birding at Galena Elementary!


Molly Bryden and her young male red-tailed hawk visited the Galena ES Science Club!  Thanks to Molly for sharing her experiences with this majestic animal.  Nancy Martin, President of the Kent County Bird Club, also joined us for some tips on birding and bird identification as our club readies for the Great Backyard Bird Count happening at Turner's Creek.  We celebrate lifelong learning and there is no better lifelong hobby as birding!      
2017-2018 GALES Teacher of the Year & Support Person of the Year


                                                    Congratulations to Linda Taylor (GALES Teacher of the Year) and Faith Amirikian (GALES Support Person of the Year)!  We thank you for all that you do for Galena Elementary School!  Well deserved!  
2017-2018 Promising Educator Awards - Victoria Walsh


                                                                Congratulations to Victoria Walsh on this well deserved award!  Thank you for all you do for Galena Elementary School!   
2017-2018 Promising Educator Award - Charles Thai


                                                                Congratulations to music teacher, Charles Thai, on this well deserved award!   
5th Grade Kent Museum Trip


On January 12, 2018 Mr. Hodge's 5th Grade WIN group took a field trip to the Kent Museum. Students were led on a tour by Jim Voorhees, Mary Tazewell, and Don Hooker. The class is collaborating with the museum on a primary source document research project involving the wonderful antique farm equipment housed at the museum. 
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.   
 
What's For Breakfast & Lunch?


  The calendars can be found monthly by selecting the "Helpful links and websites" tab to the left.  
Upcoming Events
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Open House
Thu Aug 30 2018
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31
Labor Day- Schools & Offices Closed
Fri Aug 31 2018
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3
Schools & Offices Closed
Mon Sep 3 2018
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4
First Day K-5
Tue Sep 4 2018
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6
First Day PreK
Thu Sep 6 2018
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7
Parent-Principal Chat
Fri Sep 7 2018
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Galena, MD 21635
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