Hector P. Garcia

OCTOBER 2021

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Principal's Message - Mrs. Christian

It hardly seems like it could already be October, but the fact that students and staff are settled into great routines with lots of engaging learning says we are right on track! This past month, we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoyed a COVID-friendly virtual assembly. The students had a lot of fun and learned many new things about Hispanic Heritage.


We had a great turnout for Open House, and thanks to all of you who stayed to do your child's verification online, we went from having over 300 students unverified, to only 79! Thank you so much! These forms give the state accurate data to determine funding and accountability for our school. If you haven't had a chance to verify online, your child will be bringing home a paper form this week for you to complete and return.


If you haven't already had a chance to conference with your child's teacher(s), they will be scheduling those soon. At the conference, teacher will share beginning of the year data, and plans for your child's growth this year. These conferences may be in-person or virtual to fit your needs.


October will hopefully bring us some cooler weather, and with that, comes fall fun! The Fall Festival will be October 28th from 5:30-7:00. We will also celebrate Red Ribbon Week that week, with our Storybook Character Day also on the 28th. Students and staff are invited to dress up as their favorite storybook character, and lots of fun reading opportunities will take place that day!


Have a wonderful October and we are excited to see you at school on the 28th!


On behalf of our most precious gifts,


Courtney Christian

Proud Garcia Principal

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Dates to Remember!


October

1: End of Grading Period

2: TISD Cup stacking Competition at Temple High School Gym

4: Parent Conferences/Student holiday

4-8: Book Fair

8: CHAMPS Day

22: Early Release 1:00pm

25: CAC Field Trip 3rd-5th (Lucas Miller) @ 10:15-11:30

28: Fall Festival 5:30-7:30 (1st/2nd grade music program)

29: Picture Day


November

1: Staff Workday/Student holiday (change from original calendar)

17: CAC Field Trip K-2 (Lucas Miller) @ 10:15-11:30

17: End of Grading Period

22-26: Thanksgiving Break

29- Dec. 11th - 4th grade "Learn to Swim" Program


December

1: Picture with Santa

14 - Christmas Concert (K-3) 6:00

10- Picture Retakes

17: End of Grading Period

17: Christmas Parties and Student Early Release

20-31: Christmas Break


January

3: Student holiday/District PD

17: Holiday

26: CAC Field Trip K-2 (Margaret Clauder) @ 10:15-11:30


February

Honor Choir Dates (1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 24)

14: Valentine Parties 2:15

14-18: Stand Alone STAAR Field Test

18: End of Grading Period

18: Black History Month Assembly during school

18: Graduation Pictures Kindergarten & 5th Grade

21: Student holiday/Campus PD & Workday


March

6: Math & Science Night 5:30-7:00 PM

14-18: Spring Break


April

12: 4th/5th grade Music Concert 6:00 PM

13: Individual & Class Pictures

14: End of Grading Period

14: Little Wildcat Relays (5th grade)

15: Holiday

18: Student holiday/Campus PD & Workday


May

5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Recorder Concert (3rd grade) 5:30-7:00

10-20: STAAR Testing

26: Last day for Students/Early Release

27: Campus PD/Workday

30: Holiday

Hector P. Garcia Elementary

Welcome to Hector P. Garcia Elementary, a National Recognized Professional Learning Community. We are one of nineteen Model PLC schools in the State of Texas and one of 225 in the country and received this recognition due to our exemplary achievement.