Thank you to our recent guest from Channel 8 News. GAEC's Hispanic Heritage Speaker and News 8 Anchor, Cynthia Izaguirre, visited our campus and inspired us all! Students enjoyed participating in an improve news reporting session. Check out what Cynthia Izaguirre said during her visit.
HERO & Cyber Safety Week
September 22-26 is HERO and Cybersafety week in Garland ISD. Activities and programs throughout the week will promote a safe learning environment by educating students, teachers, parents and the community about cybersafety, respecting classmates, exemplifying good citizenship, and how to prevent bullying in schools and communities.
Nurse Ford Promotes Health and Safety
No one is more concerned about the health and safety of our students and staff than Nurse Ford. Recently she met with our Middle Schoolers to encourage them to follow proper hand washing procedures in order to stop the spread of germs that can cause sickness and infection. In order to make his point, Mr. Peña washed his hands in glitter and hand sanitizer so that, as he greeted and shook hands with each student, he spread his "golden" germs. Students and staff were surprised at how easily they all were affected by one simple "exchange." So, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water if you don't want to spread germs and make others sick. Thanks for the reminder, Nurse Ford and Mr. Peña.
Baylor Medical Center Brings Health and Wellness to GAEC
Thursday morning, September 18th, a team of Baylor Medical-Garland health professionals came to GAEC to provide health screenings for GISD employees. A variety of screenings which included blood tests, blood pressure checks, and a BMI, will help staff members monitor their own health issues and get personalized recommendations from health care providers. Thanks to the fine folks from Baylor-Garland, our teachers will be in top shape to meet the challenges of another school year.
Meet One of Our Newest Additions!
We'd like to introduce our new cafeteria manager, Ms. Davis. This is Ms. Davis's first year working at the Garland Alternative Education Center. She has been preparing meals for students for about fifteen years. Every morning she wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to prepare breakfast at 6:30 a.m for students. Ms. Davis enjoys serving the kids and seeing them eat. The most challenging part of her job is when students aren't appreciative, but she loves when students listen and use their manners.
Ms. Davis not only keeps busy at school, she also has a busy home life. When she's at home she likes to cook Mexican food and bake desserts. Mrs. Davis has two children of her own named Jessica and Pamela. In her spare time she rescues dogs and cares for them. So far she has rescued four dogs and two cats. Let's give Ms. Davis a warm welcome!
GAEC Steps into Health with ZUMBA!
Counselor Tiffany Crayton leads GAEC staff into health with Zumba every Tuesday and Thursday. Originally created in an intentional accident by aerobics instructor Beto Perez, Zumba has become a world wide popular way to have fun and burn some calories. To join the group for some fun and exercise at 3:30 p.m. any Tuesday or Thursday, contact Tiffany Crayton at 972-926-2691.
GAEC's Hispanic Heritage Month
Students began celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading from the Hispanic Heritage Proclamation by Barack Obama and an afternoon nacho snack. A surprise enchilada, empanada, flan, and tres leches sampler plate ended the first full week of celebration. GAEC will be visited by Cynthia Izaguirre from Channel 8 News and other Hispanic community leaders throughout the month. Students will learn about important Hispanic heroes and words borrowed from the Hispanic community on a daily basis. The school will host live music, dance, food, and a friendly cultural tour competition from which students can learn more about Hispanic culture. We invite parents and community memebers to join GAEC in celebrating Hispanic Heritage. If you would like to help enhance our program as a speaker, presenter or volunteer, please contact Javier Peña at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-926-2691.
How to Get Connected with GAEC
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2. Online at www.twitter.com/GAEC_Phoenix
3. Via SMS! Text message Follow @GAEC_Phoenix to 40404.
When you are involved, students listen and learn. We welcome all parent figures to make a difference during the school day. Follow the following simple process. 1.) Complete a Volunteer Application Form (English, Español) and Criminal History Check if you will be working one on one or chaperoning overnight (English, Español).