April 2018

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

It's hard to believe how quickly time has flown and Spring is finally here!


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!

2018 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2018 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2018-2019 district calendar

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

If your child is ready to start Pre-K or Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year, please be sure to click the above to find out more information!

When Should My Child Start Preparing for College?

In GPISD, we believe it is never too early to start the college process. Because of the numerous steps and possible pitfalls, we recommend your child follow this timeline to have the best chance of getting into a four-year university and winning scholarships to pay for it: Click on the following link to view the timeline...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f51vHn-GhCj60XidUZ0MCFjp5RlTPECT/view?usp=sharing

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FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM

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

Tips for a successful STAAR testing week

We know testing is a stressful time for students. We want to provide a few tips to help your child during STAAR testing week.


1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep!

2. Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast!

3. Build up your child's confidence!

4. Support and praise your child for their hard work!

5. Leave a special note in their lunch box!

6. Celebrate when testing is complete!

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:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lessons/family-tip-sheets/en

April Character Education: Self-Discipline

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 Theme for April is Self-Discipline.


Self-Discipline is the ability to be in control of our actions so that we can make positive choices that benefit us as well as others. To be successful, we all need to learn from our experiences and develop self-discipline, which will help us keep our impulses and feelings from controlling us. Self-Discipline is a practical skill that gives all of us tangible benefits in our lives and in our relationships with others.


Please take a moment to talk to your child about this month's character education theme and what it means to them. Administrators and teachers will be highlighting students who exhibit this character during the month of April.

Texas Reads One Book

On Monday, April 16, Galena Park ISD third graders will join Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, as he kicks off Texas Reads One Book with his videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle.


Every student will receive their own copy of the book to read at home or in the classroom. Galena Park ISD encourages families to pick up where Coach Garrett left off, reading a chapter from the book each night.


There will be daily trivia questions, discussions, and other activities in the classroom to ensure that reading takes center stage in the home, school and community throughout the duration of the program.


The Texas Reads One Book program’s goal is to encourage family involvement in the reading process and boost student engagement with books.

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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.

GPISD Digital Story

On this episode of Digital Story, we are highlighting the Creative Learning Area at Galena Park High School!


To view more videos and subscribe to our Youtube page, click the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIE5RuIrMgd0-ikIzz689EQ

https://youtu.be/xxIIlkmfkkk
Recognizing Child Abuse: What Parents Should Know

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Cunningham Middle School Student to Compete at Houston Area Spelling Bee

Diana Delosa, 7th grader at Cunningham Middle School, will be representing Galena Park ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee on April 7!



Good luck, Diana! We are so proud of you!

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Galena Park ISD App Launch!

Download the GPISD App from the App Store today. Click on the link for additional information.

We are excited to share our 2018 Mid-Year GPS focusing on student successes!

Click the link below to view:

http://www.galenaparkisd.com/gps/

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Tuesday, April 10: STAAR testing

Wednesday, April 11: STAAR testing

Thursday, April 12: STAAR testing

Saturday, April 14: ACT testing

Two-Way Immersion Program

Thursday, April 5th, 5:30pm

12936 Sarahs Lane

Houston, TX

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, April 10th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, April 17th, 10am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

PTA members, parents, and community members are encouraged to attend.


The meeting will be in the GPISD Boardroom

Galena Park High School 90th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, April 17th, 4pm

1000 Keene Street

Galena Park, TX

Please join Galena Park H.S. as they celebrate 90 years of educating students!

Community Collaborative Meeting- Healthy Parenting Practices

Thursday, April 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

13801 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

The Community Collaborative for Proactive Parenting will be hosting a meeting on Healthy Parenting Practices.


Location: Zotz Staff Development Room A

Parent Night and Transition Fair

Tuesday, May 15th, 4:30-6:30pm

13801 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

The GPISD Special Education Program is hosting its annual Parent Night & Transition Fair for families of students with disabilities. Representatives from state and local agencies and organizations will be present to assist special education students and their families.


For more information, contact the Special Education Department at 832-386-1069.

BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on link for updates

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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.

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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