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State Testing Dates For Spring 2020

Please note that the 8th grade social studies test dates have been changed to May 27-28.   
Reminder - Students dismiss early on Wednesday, February 5th

                                                                       Reminder - Students dismiss early on Wednesday, February 5th for staff professional development.   
Report Cards Will Go Home Wednesday, February 5th!

Please take a few moments to review it with your child.  Thank you!      
GALES Twin Day!

 It was so fun to see so many friends dressed as twins for twin day!  You all looked great!        
School Calendar - We Want Your Opinion!

We would love your help in choosing the school calendar for next year!  Do you want school to begin before Labor Day or after?  Please let us know!  The full calendars are posted here for you to review.  Please review the calendars and then go to the link provided to make your choice.  Thank you for your help!   Make your selection at this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J7YRDM7      
HackerSpace Presentation

A few representatives from KCPS elementary schools presented HackerSpace projects to the board members and the meeting attendees. These students represented the almost 100 KCPS elementary students (from the 3 schools combined) that attended the first session of HackerSpace this year! WOW! If we only had a bigger room for the presentation!! We are so glad that so many of our students have enjoyed HackerSpace. Information on the next session is coming soon!    
Character Counts At GALES

Oh, the joy of giving! Mrs. Hooker, who helps GALES in so many ways including as a GALES Character Counts coach for Mrs. VanSant's classroom, helped her class to donate a male goat for a family in Bolivia! The family has a nine year old son who will take care of the goat. A school from Virginia matched the donation (with a female goat) and now if baby goats are born, the family then passes the baby goat to another needy family in their area. We love that our students are passing on blessings! Thank you Mrs. Hooker for your loving lessons!    
A Visit From The Maryland Science Center

Representatives from the Maryland Science Center were here today to do fun experiments, which taught us about so many topics!  We learned about energy, motion, friction, gravity, acceleration and more!  It was awesome!    
3rd Grade Field Trip!

Our 3rd graders enjoyed their trip to the Sultana Education Foundation! They learned about the history of Indians in Kent County and how they used the native animals in their lives in addition to food, such as for clothing and tools!    
HackerSpace/HackerSpace Jr. Final Day of Session 1

Students had the option of creating a t-shirt, a WiggleBot or working on a Raspberry Pi! We certainly had fun as we learned!  Can't wait for session 2!  

Classroom MakerSpace!

Our first graders were asked to design a house for the 4th little pig that could withstand the huff and puff of the big bad wolf. Then, were given a second opportunity to reinforce their house after learning from their first attempt. This classroom makerspace gave our students a chance to be creative while they problem solved! Great job first grade!    
HackerSpace Jr. Project #3

Another fun HackerSpace today using LED lights and coin batteries (and learning about positive and negative charges)! If you visit GALES before Thanksgiving break, take a peek at our turkey displays. They are located in the office, cafeteria and media center.      
HackerSpace Jr - Project #2

HackerSpace and HackerSpace Jr. was a blast this morning! We learned about robotics and more about raspberry pi! We had our completed robots dancing on the dance floor and coloring away! The students were so engaged and working hard to get their robot to work and all were successful! They were fantastic at problem solving when the motor stopped working or the robot fell down and quickly got their robot back on the dance floor!      
Sultana Trip!

Our 5th graders just had an amazing field trip with the Sultana Education Foundation! They boarded the Sultana, took a ride, shot a cannon, caught fish, learned about how our waterways have changed over time and so much more! What a great learning experience!    
HackerSpace Jr. - First Project!

Our HackerSpace Jr. students completed their first project today! They made mini flashlights from scratch and they all did great! Here are a few shots of them shining bright, just like our students! We can't wait until next week so we can start a robotics project that will include the markers that you have sent in!    
Music Presentations

Our 5th grade students learned about instruments and then worked on their presentation skills as they presented what they learned to their class., building confidence along the way!  Great job 5th grade!      
Visit From Loki!

We are absolutely loving our daily visits by police officers and today we had an extra special treat.....Loki! Corporal Scott Lockerman stopped by the media center with Loki!  Take a look at the book that Loki picked out!!!    ??  
Friends Come In All Sizes!

We had a visit from State Superintendent Dr. Salmon!

We welcomed State Superintendent Dr. Salmon, KCPS Superintendent Dr. Couch, and State Board Member Mrs. McCarthy to our school today. Doesn't Dr. Salmon look great on our Wobbly Chairs?     
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Galena Elementary School

114 South Main Street
Galena, MD 21635
Phone: 410-810-2510
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