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February 1, 2016

While we can't yet write winter completely off, we can look forward to a few things: this month's recognition of Black History Month and President's Day, and the upcoming spring season and all that it brings. One of our favorite spring recognition events is the Atlantic County Teacher & Educational Services Professional of the Year celebration - the winners of which were recently announced (see graphic below). Please join me in congratulating them!

I'd also like to take time to recognize our partners in education - you - our parents & guardians. This relationship between home and school is the key to your child's success, and your involvement strengthens that bond. We know one of the ways you are involved is by helping your child with homework. But what does that look like from grade level to grade level?

Please take a moment to read the following article from Real Simple® magazine: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/kids-parenting/do-kids-need-homework, and then read our homework philosophy here: http://www.gtps.k12.nj.us/rethinking_homework.htm. Our current policy, which was Board approved in 2011, shares quite a few similarities with the information in this article. If you have questions about your child's homework, the best place to start is with his/her teacher.

Our district administration is also in the process of 2016-2017 budget development. Like other years, there will be public presentations and discussions about the budget. Board meeting dates with budget on the agenda will be indicated via this website and social media. To help ensure that you are informed and that your voice is heard in the budget process, I encourage you to attend these meetings.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at giaquintoa@gtps.k12.nj.us or 748-1250, ext. 1016.

Thank you and have a great month!

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
giaquintoa@gtps.k12.nj.us
609.748.1250, ext.
1016



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Bone Marrow Donors are Needed - All it Takes is a Cheek Swab! CLICK HERE for a PDF flyer of a collection at GTMS on Feb. 13.


Kindergarten Registration Dates Announced!
Call now to schedule an appointment to register your kindergarten aged child - it begins Wednesday, March 9!
CLICK HERE for the flyer (PDF)


 CLICK HERE for "Budget Central"


2015-2016 District Calendar (PDF)
BOE Approved: Feb. 9, 2015




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School District Volunteers are needed!
CLICK HERE for more information - and thanks for your interest!


CLICK HERE for the
Kids GO GREEN in Galloway Website!

NEW! Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Report Cards; Posted 1-4-16
District Grade: 71 out of 76; CLICK HERE for official Report Card (PDF)

Important District Documents & Presentations:
GTMS Sports/Activities Physicals Complete Packet (PDF) | 2015-2016 PARCC Test Updates (PDF; Sept. 2015) | School Performance Report (PDF; Feb. 9, 2015)
Homework - The Galloway Schools Way | Teacher Evaluation System (Word, PDF) | Principal Evaluation System (Word, PDF)
2014 School Performance Reports (3-17-14) | Understanding Your School Budget/Taxes (8-25-14)


Public Service Announcements:
Be a GEEK (Great Engineering Experiences for Kids) 2015! November 5 & 6 @ Davis C. Wood 4-H Center - CLICK HERE for flyer (PDF)
Recently Laid Off from the Casinos? Help is Here:
The United Way Provides Help in Hard Times | Community FoodBank Supplemental Program
Human Trafficking Information |
Atlantic County Dental Discount Card | Homestyles - For a healthier, happier, safer home!


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