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2023-2024 School Year

A Fond Farewell to an Amazing Teacher, Mrs. Lalas!

For the past six years, you've filled Galt School with heartwarming dedication and care. Your leadership throughout the Covid years has proven invaluable. You've touched the hearts of each student, meeting their needs with Christ-like patience. Your daily ministry and compassionate instruction have made a lasting impact. You are loved and will be deeply missed by the students and the entire Galt School Team. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to Our Eighth Grade Graduates!

Galt Adventist School would like to congratulate and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our eighth grade class. Congratulations to Jackson Reeves, Aileen Pina, and Giovanna Guerrero. We are so proud of you!


Science Camp at Sugar Pine Christian Camp for 5th-8th Grade

The 5th-8th Grade students, Mrs. Lalas, and volunteers all piled into a Lodi Academy bus to venture to Sugar Pine Christian Camp for three days. While there, they enjoyed playing pickle ball and archery tag, hiking to a water fall, and spending a day at Yosemite where they saw Half-Dome, El Capitan, and the largest waterfall in the world! The days were packed full of fun and wonderful memories! A huge THANK YOU to Pat Rosich for coordinating the trip, Pastor Eddie Heinrich for being our bus driver and worship leader, and all the parent/grandparent volunteers who chaperoned! We couldn't have done it with you!

 


For the Health of It Fundraiser April 5, 2024

Students took to the parking lot and ran laps for their health and for their school. Everyone did such a great job, and they had fun too! Students also competed for first, second, and third place prized based on their classroom grade level. Here are the 2024 Fun Run Classroom Winners. First place- Gideon, Elijah, Chloe, and Giovanna. Second place- Eli, Mikah, Luke S., and Valerie. Third place- Maisie, Sofia, Gino, and Jackson R. Congratulations!


K-4th Grade Field Trip March 20, 2024

K-4th grade students enjoyed their morning at the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi, CA. While there they got to experiment with many different science exhibits and learn about magnets.


Community Service, I Love You Day February 14, 2024

Students took to the pavement to send love to surrounding neighbors. They left a small goodie bag with a special note attached.


Artists' & Authors' Education Expo and Pre-registration February 8th, 2024

The Artists' & Authors' Educatin Expo was a huge success! Each student contributed both an artistic piece and writing piece for family and friends to view. Several students read their writing for a special presentation and light refreshments were served.

There were 20 donated desserts from families and friends. They all sold and will allow the students to have their end of the school year water slide party!

The students did an amazing job with their art work and written pieces! We are very proud of them!

Thank you to all the teachers and volunteers who made this event happen. We couldn't have done it without you!


Christmas Sabbath December 2, 2023

Our music team of volunteers worked diligently for weeks with each of the students in preparing for the big Christmas Program. Everyone was invited to this extra special event. Each student did an awesome job singing praises to our heavenly Father. So many hearts were touched because of your willingness to serve Jesus. Thank you so much for the love and support of our amazing students. A special thank you to Monica Pollitt and Niccole Shergill for volunteering their time to make this happen! 

 

 


Thanksgiving Luncheon November, 16, 2023

Students were excited to have their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Families supported their students by providing a food or desert item. A big thank you to everyone who made this luncheon a success!


Pumpkin Community Service October 27, 2023

Students practiced serving our community by going to local neighbors' homes and passing out cards they made with mini pumpkins. Each class left on a designated route with their teacher and a parent volunteer.

 


Mission Fundraiser October 23 - November 3, 2023

Our school will be fundraising to support Sonoma Adventist College in Papua New Guinea. Ms. Elias has started this fundraiser at school on behalf of a missionary, Alexandra Bazan, who is serving with others to improve public health at the school. Alexandra shares that they are a low resourced school filled with students who are passionate to learn. The local maintenance teams are willing and able to make improvements but lack the funds or resources. Alexandra's team leaders are working to teach locals how to use and maintain the new appliances so their work may be sustainable beyond their time there. Alexandra shares that anything will be helpful and much appreciated! From her visit thus far, she shares how they are working to install sinks, soap dispensers, and a septic tank. They are also hoping to provide the school with a refrigerator. To support Sonoma Adventist College, bring your change to Ms. Elias's class over the next two weeks. Thank you! 

 

 


Science Fair October 19, 2023

Students displayed and stood by their work so that parents and supporters could ask them questions and pick their favorites. Awards were given to the winners. We are very proud of all the students for their hard work!

 


Back to School Night August 31, 2023

On Back to School Night everyone gathered for a pizza dinner. Parents wrote well wishes to the students on a large paper that will be in the gym all year long. Students got to show off their classrooms and work created for this night. 


First Day of School August 16, 2023

Educators, students, families, and friends enjoyed a lovely prayer breakfast before school started on the first day. Home and School provided muffins, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, and juice. Yum, Yum!  At 8:00 am, students lined up and followed their teachers to their classrooms as they waved good-bye to their families.

 


2022-2023 School Year

Noellene Retires

Noellene Pullen is retiring after 38 years working as the Galt Adventist School Secretary/Treasurer. She has done her job well plus filling in as needed in many areas of the school. In all of Noellene's working years she NEVER took a wage - working as a volunteer! Noellene's two children graduated from Galt Adventist School and she has seen many young people complete all their elementary years at our school.

 

Thank you Noellene for all your dedicated years to our students and school! You will be greatly missed!

Noellene is amazingly meticulous and she always has every item I need ready to go! I can always see her cheerful and kindhearted spirit as she works individually with each family. ~ Principal Willis

 

In addition to Noellene being the business manager at the school, she took home the dirty and wet dishcloths and towels from the kitchen and washed them. She would give the Fireside room and gym floors a good cleaning just because they really needed it. She purchased plants for the school and church, collected all monies for all the fundraisers credited to the correct place, provided hot lunch for students, and updated and decorated the school information case in the outside hallway. She will be sorely missed by all staff and students!! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement time Noellene! ~Lois Gifford

 

I feel so blessed by the many ways appreciation was shown to me for my service as Treasurer at the School. Thank you so much for the very generous gifts, notes, cards and all of the kind words. It has been a real privilege to work with the board, teachers, students and parents and I know I am going to miss it. Thank you, again, for the love and appreciation shown to me. ~Noellene Pullen

 


Last Day of School 5.25.23

On the final day of school students enjoyed a water day on a HUGE water slide. Home and School provided lunch and desert. Students enjoyed looking through their yearbooks and getting autographs from their school mates and teachers. It was a day filled with fun and laughter!


8th Grade Graduates for 2023

Congratulations to our 8th grade graduates: Melissa Cruz, Abigail Gifford, and Izic Shergill! All three students will be attending Lodi Academy in the fall. Melissa aspires to study cinematography at California State University. Izic and Abigail both want to be marine biologists. Click here to view these students in the Galt Herald.

 


For the Health of It Fundraiser

April 21, 2023

Students participated in our annual "For the Health of It" Fun Run Fundraiser where they ran/walked laps to raise money for Science/History Camp, other field trips and classroom needs. This event took place during school hours and students were supplied with water, mini muffins, and oranges courtesy of Home and School. There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each grade group. All the students did a wonderful job and we are very proud of them! Congratulations to:

K-2nd Grade:

  • 1st Place- Lonzo and Tony Lopez
  • 2nd Place- Elijah Arceo
  • 3rd Place- Ethan Del Grande

3rd-5th Grade:

  • 1st Place- Miguel Ramirez
  • 2nd Place- Oscar Ramirez
  • 3rd Place- Alyssa Gifford

6th-8th Grade:

  • 1st Place- Giovanna Guerrero
  • 2nd Place- Melissa Cruz
  • 3rd Place- Valerie Herrera

Lunch with Galt PD

March 14, 2023

Many Galt Police Officers joined our students for lunch. They answered questions the students had and demonstrated how their indoor drone operates in assisting the officers. We appreciate the Galt PD taking the time to spend with our school. We thank all officers for the service they provide us and pray for them to stay safe.


I Love You Day

February 14, 2023

Teachers, students, and parent volunteers passed out "I Love You Day" thank you cards and treats as a school for community service. We thanked our neighbors and neighboring businesses for their support for just being great neighbors!

 


Artists & Authors Education Expo Event

February 2, 2023 at 5:30 pm

We had a great evening! Guests and students were invited to enjoy some yummy h'orderves before visiting the student exhibits. Select student speakers presented their stories and poems. All the students did a fantastic job! A big thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting our school.

 

Click here for a printable version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chili Game Night

Adults and kids enjoyed a family game night on Saturday, January 21st. Vegetarian chili, corn bread, and desert were served. Games for the kids were fun and messy. What kid doesn't love that?!

 


Christmas Program

On Saturday, December 3rd, students gave a Christmas performance at the Galt Seventh-day Adventist Church. All the kids did an amazing job! Thank you to all the volunteers who made this happen.


Thanksgiving School Lunch

On Thursday, November 17th, the students enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch put on by Toni Del Grande, the Home and School Coordinator, and a few volunteers. Parents provided the potluck food that everyone enjoyed. It was quite a feast! We have many blessings to be thankful for!


Veterans Dinner 

On the evening of November 10th, Veterans past and present were given a lasagna dinner at no charge. The event was sponsored by the Galt Seventh-Day Adventist Church and all were welcomed to attend. The lower grade students sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" and raffle prizes were available to win. Thank you to all of the men and women who have served our country!


Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 29th, students, staff, families, and friends enjoyed a Fall Festival with face painting, bean bag toss, balloon making, photo booth, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, ring and coin toss, tick-tac-toe, and touch and feel mystery boxes. Spaghetti dinner was served for a fee and prizes were given out to best costumes in three different age groups. It was a fun filled night that kids of all ages enjoyed!


History Fair

On Thursday, October 27th, upper grade students transformed themselves into their historical person and spoke with spectators. A pasta dinner was served and awards were given out. All the students did a phenomenal job and we are very proud of them!


K-3 Grade Field Trip to Fog Willow Farm

On Tuesday, October 18th, students enjoyed their outing to Fog Willow Farms where they got to meet goats, horses, sheep, pigs, fowl, bees, calves, and a tortoise. They took a hay ride and got to pick out a pumpkin to take home.

 


Back to School Night

Back to School Night took place on the evening of August 25th. It was a success with students, families, and staff coming together to enjoy dinner. Families wrote words of encouragement for their child(ren) that will be displayed in the gym for the entire school year. Students boasted about the work they have been completing and teachers spoke with parents.


Welcome Back to School!

Staff, students, and families enjoyed a prayer breakfast to start off the 2022-2023 school year. Home and School Leader, Toni Del Grande, prepared a delicious breakfast for all. Thank you Toni! Before the students left for their classroom, Pastor Witcombe led us in prayer. May this year be filled with excitement, fun, fruitful learning, and above all healthy and happy staff, students, and families.


2021-2022 School Year

Start of the School Garden

With the help of teachers and volunteers, students have been enjoying planting, maintaining, and eating the fruits of their labor. They have raised cabbage, swiss chard, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and green beans. Yum yum!

St. Patrick's Day Lunch

Home and School provided a FREE all green lunch for our students, including: pasta, salad, green beans, jello, bread, and cupcakes for dessert. We are so thankful to be eating together!


Christmas Program 2021

On December 4th, the students sang beautifully, "On Our Way to Bethlehem" and a Carol Medley. Thank you to Miss Willis for directing this wonderful performance.


Thanksgiving Lunch for the Students

On Thursday, November 21st the students enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch put on by Toni Del Grande, the Home and School Coordinator, and a few volunteers. It was quite a feast and everyone enjoyed the food and company.


Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 30th, students, staff, families, and friends enjoyed a Fall Festival with face painting, bean bag toss, balloon making, photo booth, sack racing, block/cup stacking, pumpkin painting, smore making, and two piñatas. It was a fun filled night that kids of all ages enjoyed!


Science Fair, October 21, 2021

Upper grade students arrived at 5:00 pm to put the finishing touches on their projects and to eat a spaghetti dinner provided by the school. Families and guests were also welcome to eat with the students and were asked to pay $5.00/plate. Students were at their stations by 5:45 pm for the interview portion of the judging. There was 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade. There was also a People's Choice Award so families/guests could vote for their favorite. All the students did a phenomenal job on their projects! We are very proud of all of them!

 

 


Back to School Night, August 26, 2021

The evening began at 6 o'clock with a pizza dinner put on by Home and School. Then at 6:30 pm parents were invited into their child's classroom to learn more about the programs and plans for the year. Thank you to our teachers who work tirelessly to make sure our students get a well rounded education.

 


Welcome Back to School!

The first day of school started at 7:30 am with a breakfast for all the students and their families. A big THANK YOU to Toni Del Grande, Home and School Director, for putting this together. Before the students headed off to their classrooms, Loren Winn led us all in prayer. May this year be filled with excitement, fun, fruitful learning, and above all healthy and happy staff, students, and families.


2020-2021 School Year

Introducing our new lower-grade teacher, Mrs. Lisa Willis.

Mrs. Willis comes to us from Washington State where she taught PreK - Kindergarten at Riverside Christian School. We are excited to welcome her to our school family and know she will be a great addition. Click here to learn more about Mrs. Willis.


2019-2020 School Year

Parade of Lights

Galt Adventist School participated in the "Parade of Lights" on the night of December 7th.

 

 


Christmas Program 2019

On December 7th, the students gave a wonderful performance of the story of Jesus' birth!


Thanksgiving Lunch for the Students

On Thursday, November 21st the students enjoyed a potluck lunch. All the families brought in a dish and a few parents and staff members all helped to make this day possible. After lunch the students had a pumpkin pie eating contest. Even the Home & School Coordinator, Toni Del Grande, got in the pie eating action.


Veterans' Dinner November 7, 2019

During the annual Veterans' Dinner, the students sang twice for the audience. There was a lasagna dinner (dine-in and take-out), dessert, and raffle prizes. A special THANK YOU to all the troops, past and present, who have fought for our country!!! We are "Home of the Free" because of our "Brave."


Fall Festival October 26, 2019

This year the Harvest Festival took place in the school gym. There was a face painter, pumpkin stacking, a ping-pong toss, pumpkin coloring, a costume contest, dinner, cotton candy, and a s'mores cook out at the end of the night. It was a great night filled with fun!

 


Exlporatorium Field Trip October 10, 2019

The students and volunteers got to experience riding on the BART system to get to and from our destination. There were many stations inside the Exploratorium that were hands on and the students had a great time investigating them. There was even a water fountain in the form of a toilet that most of the students drank from. Are you brave enough to drink water from a toilet?


STEM Expo October 17, 2019

Congratulations to the students who participated in this year's STEM Expo. They all did a wonderful job! A special recognition goes to our winners:

     In grades 6-8: Alora (1st place), Sofiya (2nd place), and Ava (3rd place)

     In grades 3-5: Giovanna (1st place), Naomi (2nd place), and Abigail (3rd place)

     People's Choice Awards: "Most Novel" (Alora), "Most Scientific" (Giovanna), "Most Artistic" (Julissa), and "Best in                                                    Show" (Leana).


Back to School Carnival September 29, 2019

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this carnival possible and a BIG thank you to Toni Del Grande for supplying the water slide and bounce house. The kids had a great time!

 


Remodel Grand Opening September 25, 2019

Thank you to everyone who made this remodel come to life. It looks phenomenal!


Back to School Night August 22, 2019

Getting together for a watermelon Back to School Night.


First Day of School August 12, 2019

All the students were excited to start a new school year.



2018-2019 School Year

The students worked hard in the 2018-2019 school year to raise enough money, through the See's Candies Fundraiser, to purchase a very nice water fountain for everyone to enjoy. One side is low enough for the younger students to reach and has an attached bottle filler, the other side is tall enough for the upper graders and teachers. It is a Halsey Taylor HydroBoost Vandal-Resistant Bottle Filling Station that has a stainless steel finish, lead-free design, refrigerated water, and a filter. It also features a Green Counter that informs users of the number of 20 oz. plastic water bottles that are saved from waste. The unit is located in the main hallway, in between the upper graders classroom and the boys' restroom. Thank you to Craig Ackerman for installing it.

Valentine's Day

The Home & School Volunteers set up some fun activities for the school: cookie decorating, crafts, and games.


Fall Festival 2018

Our school families went for a hay ride out to a barn where we all enjoyed food, face painting, games and roasting s'mores over a fire.


Lunch with local police officers

We've started what we hope will be an annual tradition: lunch with local police officers.  Our students had a wonderful surprise and we were able to share our hot lunch with four Galt Police Department officers.

 

 


Army Captain Cynthia Jones surprises her daughters

After nearly a year serving in Iraq as a Chinook helicopter pilot, our mom Cynthia Jones surprised her daughters, Naomi and Mary. They were expecting her in a few days, but she came to pick them up from school on Tuesday, September 18.  Fox 40 came and recorded the event and broadcast it in their evening news program, which you can see here. Fox40.com/2018/09/18/


First Day of School

Our students and teachers were excited to start a new school year.


National Night Out

We were happy to participate in National Night Out with other organizations in our community, including the Galt Police Department. Community members could make a free ceramic at our booth.


Business of the Month

Galt Adventist School was named Business of the Month by the Galt Chamber of Commerce.  Our principal, Cynthia Ackerman, accepted the award which recognizes our contributions in providing excellent education and service to our community.


Spring Musical

The 2018 spring musical, titled "The Three Trees," told the story through song and drama of the tree which became the cross of Christ.  All our students, grades K-8, were involved and learned through performing and music. 

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