Leander ISD's Vision is that "Every student is encouraged, supported, and challenged to achieve the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and character."
Features and Announcements
Hill Country Christmas Bureau
Leander ISD is partners with the Hill Country Christmas Bureau.
At Giddens Elementary we have set up our Christmas tree in the
foyer with gift tags that have suggestions and directions for giving
an item. PLEASE turn in all gifts by FRIDAY, Dec. 12th.
If you would like more information about how to donate
and support this organization, you can view their webpage
Giddens Choir performance
The Giddens Choir has been practicing hard for several weeks and have two upcoming performances. The choir will join other elementary choirs in the area for Santa Sings at the Stars game on December 12th. The game begins at 7:30p.m. and the students will perform at intermission. Then for morning Fabulous Friday announcements on December 19th.
Healthy Kids Healthy Families
Is your child in the 4th or 5th grade? Interested in learning more about living a healthy lifestyle? Please join us for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families program Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Leander ISD Support Service Building! The district has partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to provide this program for FREE! The program is for children in the 4th/5th grade AND their parents. Please RSVP to the ADA by Monday, Nov. 10 via email, email@example.com, or phone, (512) 472 -9838 x.6121.
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
|Monday, December 22, 2014|
|Holiday break 12/22 - 1/02 |
|Monday, January 05, 2015|
|First day back after holiday break |
|Friday, January 16, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Jason Just |
|Tuesday, January 20, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Charlie Roe |
|Wednesday, January 21, 2015|
|Report card day |
|Friday, January 30, 2015|
|Fabulous Friday announcements |
|Monday, February 02, 2015|
|Student holiday |
|Tuesday, February 03, 2015|
|Student holiday |
|Thursday, February 12, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Stephen Schaefer |
|Friday, February 13, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Jason Just |
|Wednesday, February 18, 2015|
| Watch DOG - Scott Seeliger |
|Friday, February 20, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Khalid Al-Jamal |
|Friday, February 27, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Alex Shows |
|Friday, March 13, 2015|
|Watch DOG - Jay Decarlo |
|Monday, March 16, 2015|
|Sprink break week |
To view more information about these and other upcoming events, click on the items listed above in the Calendar of Events.