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!
Click on the 2018 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2018-2019 district calendar
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...
Tips for a successful 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:
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.
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:
Cunningham Middle School Student to Compete at Houston Area Spelling Bee
Good luck, Diana! We are so proud of you!
Download the GPISD App from the App Store today. Click on the link for additional information.
Wednesday, April 11: STAAR testing
Thursday, April 12: STAAR testing
Saturday, April 14: ACT testing
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, April 10th, 6pm
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
Community Council PTA
Tuesday, April 17th, 10am
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
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
Community Collaborative Meeting- Healthy Parenting Practices
Thursday, April 19th, 6:30-7:30pm
13801 Hollypark Drive
Location: Zotz Staff Development Room A
Parent Night and Transition Fair
Tuesday, May 15th, 4:30-6:30pm
13801 Hollypark Drive
For more information, contact the Special Education Department at 832-386-1069.
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.