Leander ISD's Vision is that "Every student will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
Features and Announcements
STEM Day 2015
Science Fair and Fun Activities
Click here for Information packet and Permission form
Science Fair (during school day) : Students from grades pre-K – 5th are welcome and encouraged to participate in the science fair. Categories this year include demonstration , invention, reverse engineering and experiment( scientific method). Students may work individually or in pairs.
Evening Activities and Exhibits will include robots, rockes, space food, moon rocks and much more!
Permission forms, project guidelines, and safety rules were handed out at the parent informational meetings. Copies are available in the office
Permission forms are due into the office by Wednesday, February 18th. This extremely important as each student will receive a participation medal for the science fair and they need to be ordered in advance. Late entries may not receive a medal.
For more information contact your student’s teacher, Giddens P.T.A. or event coordinator Tim Urban email@example.com.
Click below for the permission form.
Parent Survey information
In an effort to build and support partnerships between campuses and parents, we would like for you to complete a brief survey to help us determine areas of strengths, as well as areas for improvement.
En un esfuerzo por fomentar y apoyar la relación entre las escuelas y los padres, les pedimos que llenen esta breve encuesta que nos ayudará a identificar nuestras fortalezas y aquellas áreas donde necesitamos mejorar.
STAAR Testing Dates
March 30 - 4th grade writing
March 31 - 4th grade writing
5th grade reading
April 21 - 3rd, 4th & 5th grade math
April 22 - 3rd & 4th grade reading
5th grade science
May 12 - 5th grade reading retest
Please be aware that on STAAR testing days we will not be able to have visitors on campus. This affects all grade levels. Please do not plan on eating with your children or volunteering on these days. If a student leaves school once testing has begun, they will not be able to finish the test later. If a student arrives late, they may not be able to take the test. Please do not plan any appointments for your child on testing dates. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca DeLeon our school counselor. Thank you.
Pre-K and Kinder Registration April 15 and April 16
April 15th - North - North: Plain, Bagdad, Whitestone, Winkley, Parkside, Pleasant Hill, Knowles, Giddens, Mason, Reagan, Cox, Block House, Camacho (TBD)
April 16th - South: Naumann, Reed, Faubion, Cypress, Steiner, River Place, River Ridge, Bush, Grandview, Rutledge, Westside, Deer Creek
Parent contact information
To ensure the safety of our students, Leander ISD must be able to contact parents in case of an emergency. Please update your child's information in txConnect, including your phone number, home address, email address and emergency contacts. It is important that your child's campus have your most current contact information. If you are not able to log into txConnect, please contact your campus registrar to assist you. Access txConnect.
2014-2015 Volunteer Application
Click Here After June 15th
New/renewed volunteer application will be ready for the 2014-2015 after June 15th.
Remember you MUST fill out or renew your online application every year. The first of every school year is very busy , so fill out your application as soon as possible. If you are not sure that you will volunteer, go ahead and fill out form. This way your approval will be on file if the need arises. As grades start planning field trips the volunteer site gets hit with high volume again, so it may take a few days longer to be approved. Don't miss out, apply now!
Simply go to https://volunteer.leanderisd.org/ and enter the information as prompted. Please remember, this must be done every year, so even if you volunteered last year, LISD requires that you log in and verify your information again. You will receive an email from this site saying "you are approved to volunteer at Giddens Elementary" telling you info about the site and how to get a name tag. Please bring in your name badge and your ID and I will print you a picture ID tag. All visitors, including approved volunteers must wear a photo badge while on campus.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has some guidelines regarding food at school. Please remember...birthday treats ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CAFETERIA. If you would like to bring a birthday treat for your students birthday, you must first contact their teacher and arrange a time.
Guidelines at a glance
For more information click on the link below.
Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.
(Dads Of Great Students)?
WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S. may read and work on flash cards with kids, play at recess, eat lunch with their child, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, mentor students, and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their child(ren), but other students as well. Their mere presence offers additional security at the school during the day! On the day of their participation, the participants are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® t-shirt or vest identifying them as WATCH D.O.G.S.
For more information please contact our Top DOG Roy Whitlock
2014-2015 School Supply List
|Tuesday, March 03, 2015|
|Giddens STEM day |
|Stiles Middle school 5th grade parent night - 6:30p - 8:00p|
|Thursday, March 05, 2015|
|H.M.S. 5th grade parent meeting - 6:00p|
|Monday, March 09, 2015|
|R.B.M.S. 5th grade parent night - 6:30p|
|Tuesday, March 10, 2015|
|L.M.S. 5th grade parent meeting - 6:00p|
|W.M.S. 5th grade parent meeting - 6:00p|
|Friday, March 13, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Jay Decarlo |
|Fth Grade student visit to Stiles middle school |
|Monday, March 16, 2015|
|Sprink break week |
|Tuesday, March 17, 2015|
|Spring break |
|Wednesday, March 18, 2015|
|Spring break |
|Thursday, March 19, 2015|
|Spring break |
|Friday, March 20, 2015|
|Spring break |
|Monday, March 30, 2015|
|Watch DOG -Roman Gutierrez |
|Friday, April 03, 2015|
|Student holiday |
To view more information about these and other upcoming events, click on the items listed above in the Calendar of Events.