January 2018

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Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed Winter Break and are ready for the spring semester! As a District, we will continue to share reminders, updates, and successes monthly to keep you connected.

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

Galena Park ISD App Launch!

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GPISD Fathers Take Your Children To School Day

On Wednesday, January 17, GPISD fathers and father figures are invited to participate in our Fathers Take Your Children to School Day! On this morning, fathers and father figures will come together to take an active role in their child's education.

Please click the link below to sign up for GPISD Fathers Take Your Children to School Day!


School Board Appreciation Month

During January, we would like to honor our seven board trustees for their hard work and dedication!

Jeff Miller, President

Wanda Heath Johnson, Vice President

Minnie Rivera, Secretary

Dawn Fisher, Trustee

Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Trustee

Joe Stephens, Trustee

Ramon Garza, Trustee

Thank you for helping GPISD students soar to success.


All students will continue to receive FREE breakfast for the remainder of the year.

Breakfast Initiative for students:

1. Eat it

2. Share it

3. Save for later

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Bike Donation

On December 12 and 13, CommUNITY Church in Virginia and Sterling Wood Church in Houston came together to deliver an early Christmas present to elementary students, who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

CommUNITY Church donated hundreds of bikes to students and with the help of Sterling Wood Church, the bikes were assembled and delivered to each of our elementary campuses!

The students were so excited to receive their new bikes and were all so excited to take their new bikes on a joy ride around the gym!

Thank you so much, CommUNITY Church and Sterling Wood Church!

Hope For The Holidays

Galena Park ISD would like to thank Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas Chapter of NAACP; Dr. James Douglas, NAACP Houston Branch President; Yolanda Smith, Executive Director of the NAACP Houston Branch; Guy Rankin and Monty Lindsey, manager of Walmart on Wallisville for playing a critical role ensuring the safety and well-being of the GPISD community.

Their generous donation of $80,000 was used to purchase $200 Walmart gifts cards for 460 GPISD families whose homes and lives were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

How To Access Your Child's STAAR Scores

Did you know you can access your student's STAAR scores on the Texas Assessment Management Parent Portal?

Just go to their webpage, https://txparentportal.emetric.net

If you do not know your student's access code click on "Look Up Access Code" in blue beneath the login area. The PEIMS ID code is your student's state ID or Social Security Number without any dashes.

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2017 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2017 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2017-2018 district calendar

Internet Safety is taught to all students in Galena Park ISD in Kindergarten through 12th grade. All lessons are grade appropriate and address many different topics including keeping personal information private, cyberbullying, showing respect online, and speaking to an adult in the event that there is a problem while online. Please visit our Digital Citizenship page for more information: http://galenaparkisd.com/curriculum/technology/InternetSafetyPosterContest.htm

The theme for the 2017-18 Internet Safety Poster Contest is "Digital Stranger Danger." Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate. Projects will be due March 2, 2018. All details for the contest can be found in the General Participation Rules.

Online Safety Information

From cyber bullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents address important topics and have meaningful conversations with their kids about making great choices in their digital lives.

Please visit the Common Sense Education- Family Tip sheet for more information:


Parent Survey for Tuition Based Pre-Kindergarten Program

GPISD is evaluating the need to offer a full day tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten program. We kindly ask that you take a moment to complete the survey to assist us with future planning and consideration for this program.

Click the link below to fill out the survey:


January Character Education - Perseverance

The mission of Galena Park ISD is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

We feel that by engaging our students in exciting lessons that explore and incorporate higher level thinking skills, we can assure success for all of our students.

Please support our efforts by discussing and incorporating the monthly character education theme at home. The Character Education Themes for January is Perseverance.

Perseverance is the ability and self control that pushes you to work through challenges. Having perseverance means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it. Perseverance means you are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with your mind, your body, or your emotions. Perseverance is the ability to do your best toward a goal, even though it’s a big challenge.

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North Shore Senior High School Wind Ensemble Performs at The Midwest Clinic

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Support GPISD Athletics Programs

Click on the link above to view schedules

Support GPISD Fine Arts Programs

Click on the link above to view fine arts program schedules.

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January 8: Student Holiday

January 15: Martin Luther King Day (District Holiday)

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Collaborative- Gateway Drugs Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

13801 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

Community Collaborative for Proactive Parenting will have a meeting discussing gateway drugs at the Zotz Education Center in Room A.

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 10am

1301 Mercury Drive

Houston, TX

PTA members, parents, and community members are encouraged to attend.
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The Mission of Galena Park ISD

The mission of Galena Park ISD is to prepare students to become productive citizens and life-long learners.