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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Galt Adventist School participated in the "Parade of Lights" on the night of December 7th.
On December 7th, the students gave a wonderful performance of the story of Jesus' birth!
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.
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."
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!
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?
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).
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!
Thank you to everyone who made this remodel come to life. It looks phenomenal!
Getting together for a watermelon Back to School Night.
All the students were excited to start a new 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.
The Home & School Volunteers set up some fun activities for the school: cookie decorating, crafts, and games.
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.
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.
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/
Our students and teachers were excited to start a new school year.
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.
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.
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.