KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...
We are deeply committed to offering excellent educational experiences for our students and we want to keep you informed of upcoming events, successes and happenings in GPISD.
In Galena Park ISD, our students are extremely important to us and so are you. Please enjoy this edition of a newsletter especially designed for you.
Thank you for staying connected!
Community Pep Rally Honoring the North Shore Mustangs
Join us on Saturday, February 2 at 3 pm as we celebrate the North Shore Mustangs, 6A Division I State Champions!
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the GPISD stadium!
North Shore Senior High School Mustangs Football Banquet Information
Updating Your Blackboard ParentLink Information
If you are having any of these issues, the information we have on file for your child(ren) may be out of date!
You will need to provide the following information to update your ParentLink Portal:
- Your child's name
- Your child's campus
- Your child's date of birth
- Your name
- The updated phone number and email address
To update your information, you can contact the Communications Department several different ways:
1. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Call 832-386-1505
3. Call 832-386-1253
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
Problems with absenteeism start surprisingly early: National research shows that one in 10 kindergartens and first-grade students are chronically absent, meaning that they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days of instruction, because of excused and unexcused absences.
Chronic absence can have consequences throughout a child’s academic career. Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read proficiently by third grade, and students who don’t read well by that critical juncture are more likely to struggle in school. They are also more likely to be chronically absent in later years, since they never developed good attendance habits.
By middle school, chronic absence becomes one of the leading indicators that a child will drop out of high school. By ninth grade, it’s a better indicator than how well a student did on eighth grade tests.
Think about what you can do within your own family and neighborhood to help get more kids to school, and join us in our effort to make every day count!
Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences add up.
ACT/SAT Tutorial and Test Dates
Parents of incoming 7th and 8th graders, this information is for you.
- Woodland Acres Middle: Monday, February 11
- Galena Park Middle: Tuesday, February 12
- Cobb 6th Grade: Wednesday, February 13
English meetings will start at 6:30 PM and Spanish meetings will start at 7:30 PM
If you have any questions, contact Paige Sikkema, district swimming coach, at email@example.com or 832-386-4343
Digital Story/ Perfect Match
February Mental Health Tip
February 1-28: Black History Month
February 1-28: Career & Technical Education Month
February 1-28: National Children's Dental Health Month
February 3-7: National School Counseling Week
February 14: St. Valentine's Day
February 16-23: National FFA Week
February 17: National PTA Founders' Day
February 18: Presidents' Day (District Holiday)
February 19: STAR Day (State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day)
February 19: Iwo Jima Day in Texas
February 22: Go Texans Day
Community Pep Rally for the North Shore Mustangs
Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 3pm
15025 Wallisville Road
Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Feb. 11th, 6pm
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
Community Council PTA
Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 10am
14310 Duncannon Drive
Location: North Shore Elementary
Have you downloaded our GPISD App yet?
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.