Attached you will find the Friday flyers for this week! FRIDAY FLYERS Hospice Annual Light Up a Life Various December Dates Once Upon a Time Inspire Dance December 9 Holiday Festival of Trains December 9 and 10
Shop to Benefit Goleta Education Foundation at the Deckers Brand Showcase Join the Deckers Brand Showcase in celebrating the 12 Days of Giving and help support the mission of The Goleta Education Foundation. On Thursday, December 14, the Deckers Brand Showcase will donate 40% of total sales to The Goleta Education Foundation to help support their continued efforts of engaging the community to invest in and enhance an excellent educational experience for all students attending schools in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD) . Stop by the store and browse the wide assortment of products from all of the Deckers Brands including: UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Koolaburra®, and HOKA®
When : Thursday, December 14, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where : 6601 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
Attached you will find the Friday flyers for this week! FRIDAY FLYERS Ice In Paradise with Goleta Valley Library Card Various Dates Help Decorate Old Town for the Goleta Holiday Parade Climate Activist Training December 7th Hospice Annual Light Up a Life Various December Dates Upcoming Crafts at the Goleta Valley Library
Dear Families - The message below was sent to our teachers and staff today and we wanted to share it with you as well. Dear Teachers and Staff, I trust you are rested after last week's break and ready to wrap up 2023. A new year provides time for reflection and fresh hope for the future. Hope is Belief in Action! Few words are more positive and promising than HOPE . John Maxwell stated that hope can be the greatest asset for an organization, and it is often the difference between success and failure. I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for your unwavering dedication and hard work in supporting the success of our GUSD students. Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing some remarkable academic achievement data that genuinely highlighted the exceptional growth our students have exhibited in reading based on the latest STAR360 assessment. This is an astounding accomplishment that we can all be proud of! The efforts you have put into your teaching practices and professional development have made a significant impact on our students' academic journey. Your commitment to actively engaging in professional development opportunities and your collaborative efforts during PLT (Professional Learning Teams) showcases your unwavering commitment to enhancing your teaching practices and ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students. Our students' strides speak volumes about the dedication, creativity, and innovative approaches you have implemented in the classroom. Through your hard work and dedication, our students continue to build a solid foundation in reading that sets them up for future success beyond the classroom. Your efforts have improved their academic skills and instilled in them a love for learning and a belief in their potential. You have often heard me say that every employee is an educator, as every role and responsibility supports the success of student learning. We all need each other's talents and skills to be the most effective at positively influencing the future trajectory of all students in GUSD. I express my deepest gratitude for your tireless efforts in supporting our students. You are dedicated to excellence in your job, and it is evident in the substantial growth our students have achieved. You have gone above and beyond to create an environment that fosters a respect for diversity, academic success, personal growth, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for our students. As Maya Angelou said, "Be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Please know that whenever I visit a school, walk through classrooms, or speak with staff, parents, and students, I see many rainbows! I assure you that your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts, unwavering commitment, and passion for supporting our children's success. Together, we will continue to impact the lives of our students and shape their bright futures. With heartfelt appreciation, Diana Galindo-Roybal, Ed.D.
Attached you will find the Friday flyers for this week! FRIDAY FLYERS GVJH Play Got Broadway, FREE Tickets for Elementary School Students 11/30, 12/1, 12/2 Help Decorate Old Town for the Goleta Holiday Parade, 12/2
November 16, 2023 Dear GUSD Families, During last night's Board meeting, I announced my intent to retire as the Goleta Union School District Superintendent, effective June 28, 2024. After much reflection, I have decided to retire and return to Colorado to provide care and support to my mother who is battling Alzheimer's disease. I am confident in this decision. Serving as the Superintendent of GUSD has been the most tremendous honor of my professional career. Working with GUSD's Board of Trustees and the dynamic GUSD Leadership Team continues to be an honor. I intend to work diligently with the GUSD Cabinet and School Board for the remainder of this school year to ensure robust successful outcomes. Working with dedicated professionals, passionate educators, and visionary leaders has been an immense privilege. I am profoundly grateful for the unwavering support and collaboration of the School Board, which has positively impacted the students, staff, and community of the Goleta Union School District. I am particularly proud of our focus on improving literacy scores, closing achievement gaps, and supporting the continued efforts of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), to ensure that our schools welcome all families and children regardless of race, gender, and ethnicity. Most importantly, I am proud that GUSD affirms that the "Power of Belief Creates a Future of Hope." We are all educators, and everyone, regardless of position, in GUSD plays a vital role in the district’s success! I have complete confidence in the capable hands of the School Board to select a worthy successor who will carry forward the vision and mission of our District. I sincerely desire to ensure a seamless succession plan leading to a bright future for GUSD. I made this decision and announced it as early as possible to support a smooth process and facilitate programming continuity. In closing, I extend my deepest gratitude to all of you for your empathy and support of this decision to retire and prioritize my family's needs. I am so grateful that I was selected as GUSD's Superintendent and for the fantastic opportunity to positively influence this educational organization and the local community. I look forward to maintaining the connections and friendships cultivated in GUSD. I wish the School Board, all staff, and the students of GUSD continued success and prosperity. Yours sincerely, Diana Galindo-Roybal
Attached you will find the Friday flyers for this week! FRIDAY FLYERS Free Mental Illness Workshop November 18th GVJH Play Got Broadway, FREE Tickets for Elementary School Students 11/30, 12/1, 12/2 Help Decorate Old Town for the Goleta Holiday Parade, 12/2
Attached you will find the Friday flyers for this week! FRIDAY FLYERS Ice In Paradise with Goleta Valley Library Card Various Dates UCLA Wants To Hear Your Voice About Mental Health! UCLA Mental-Health-Support-Survey Mi Vida Mi Voz Clickable PDF
Thank You for joining us at the annual Presented by the Goleta Education Foundation Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Goleta Beach Park What an incredible Lemon Run! Thank you to all the runners, volunteers, and sponsors who made the 2023 Lemon Run a HUGE success! We had 680 participants overall. It was a picture-perfect day at Goleta Beach with food from local farms, Los Arroyos, Kona Ice, prizes from local businesses, and art for all ages. Proceeds from this event will allow GEF to give out $25,000 for Innovation Grants and Professional Development Scholarships to our GUSD educators. These funds put money directly into the hands of GUSD educators to help them promote innovation and better teach all levels and kinds of learners. Learn more about our Educator Grants here . The Lemon Run is one of GEF's events that help achieve our mission to engage the community to invest in and enhance an excellent educational experience for all students attending schools in the Goleta Union School District . Save the date for next year’s Lemon Run on September 22, 2024! Thank you, families and friends, for your generous support and your trust in GEF as an advocate for educational excellence in all our schools. Want to get involved with the Goleta Education Foundation? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ! View race results and race website here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/56239
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The Goleta Education Foundation engages the community to invest in and enhance an excellent educational experience for all students attending schools in the Goleta Union School District. GEF offers support for all the schools in the district, with the goal of decreasing inequity across all programs regardless of each school’s ability to raise funds. The Goleta Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Proceeds from the Lemon Run go directly to support GEF's Educator Grants for Innovation and Professional Development.