December 2017

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

Dear Parent/Guardian,


2017 is quickly coming to an end and another exciting year is just around the corner! We hope your family has a wonderful winter break and are looking forward to seeing all of our students in January!


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!

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

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Texas Teachers Donate to Assist with Harvey Relief

Texas Teachers and Jim Adler donated $1,000 to Galena Park ISD to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief.


Stephanie James, senior business development specialist at Texas Teachers, presented the check on behalf of Texas Teachers and Jim Adler. The donation will buy new gym equipment for our elementary campuses that were affected by Harvey.


Thank you for making a donation and we appreciate your support!

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Hope For The Holidays

On November 16, Galena Park ISD, Judge Joe Stephens and United Community Credit Union partnered to sponsor Thanksgiving meals for 100 GPISD families. GPISD Counselors delivered a Thanksgiving basket, complete with a turkey, to 100 families.

Thank you to East Harris County Empowerment Council for the vision.

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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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!


https://goo.gl/forms/15Oni5Q9Pq2XrLXS2

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:

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

December Character Education- Honesty and Integrity

The Character Education Themes for December are HONESTY and INTEGRITY.


Really, it is impossible to have one without the other—Honesty is the quality of being fair and truthful while adhering to the facts. Being honest is being sincere. When someone has INTEGRITY that means that person is honest and fair.

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Cunningham Middle School LOTC Made History

On November 4, Cunningham Middle LOTC competed against 11 schools and won 1st place in Unarmed Inspection, 1st place in Unarmed Regulations and 2nd place in Unarmed Exhibition!


Congratulations to SSG Darrow Adams and the CMS LOTC!

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GPISD Ministers' Luncheon

On October 27, Galena Park ISD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Angi Williams, welcomed local pastors and church leaders to the annual GPISD Ministers Luncheon. This luncheon, held to recognize respected members of the community, provides an opportunity for collaboration with each other and GPISD staff.


During the luncheon, Dr. Williams discussed the importance of partnerships with local organizations, such as area churches, and applauded the ministers for the positive impact they have on the community. The ministers were also given the opportunity to have discussions and ask questions about the community, schools and the bond.

Thank you to all the ministers who attended our Minister’s Luncheon!

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North Shore Mustangs Advance to 6A Regional Playoff Game

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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.

2017 Holiday Performance Calendar

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December 4: English I EOC exam

December 4 and December 6: Make- up session for STAAR English Assessment

December 5: Algebra I EOC exam

December 6: English II and Biology EOC exams

December 7: US History EOC exam

December 9: ACT testing

Community Open House

Friday, Dec. 8th, 9-11am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Please join us for the Community Holiday Open House! We will have student performances and a special appearance from Santa Claus!

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Dec. 11th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 10am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

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

Holiday Survival Tips: Helping Children Cope with Depression

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm

400 Keene Street

Galena Park, TX

WINTER BREAK DECEMBER 22- JANUARY 5

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Depression and School-Aged Children & Adolescents

Galena Park ISD, in collaboration with Kingwood Pines, presents Holiday Survival Tips: Helping Children Cope with Depression.


Date: Tuesday, December 12

Location: Galena Park Middle School (400 Keene St.) in the Multipurpose Room

Time: 6:30pm


For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Haynes at 832-386-1209

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BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on link for updates

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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