September News

From Kenneth J. Tice Elementary

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Principal's Points!

We Need Your Partnership!

Building Relationships

It has been wonderful to see all of our students’ smiling faces as we get back into the school routine this fall. This year, one major focus school wide is to build our Tice community. Throughout the school, students are building relationships with both peers and adults in their classes, at recess, lunch, on buses, and as they move about the school. Staff members are building relationships with peers, students and parents/ guardians of students as they host events on campus.

We hope you enjoyed our Mardi Gras themed Meet the Teacher event and look forward to seeing you later in the month for Open House.

Attendance Matters

Good school attendance is one of the primary indicators of school success. Students cannot learn if they are not in school, so in advance, thank you for ensuring that your child is here on time each day. The first bell rings at 7:30 a.m. and the official start of the school day is 7:40 a.m. Our teachers work extremely hard to prepare and deliver instruction from 7:40 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Unless necessary (medical appointment, family emergency), please do not pick up your child early from school. Every minute of our learning day counts!

Get Involved!

One of the best ways to embrace the new school year is to get involved—both students and their parents. For our students, we have Morning Fine Arts Enrichment, Technology Club, Boys Club, Girls Club, Student Council, Robotics, and more. For parents, joining and participating in PTA is the best way to stay connected to your school and all that is happening. Volunteering in classrooms and the lunchroom/recess gives you a glimpse at what your child is experiencing at school. Please be sure to complete the Volunteer Application (see the Parent section of the Galena Park Independent Schools homepage to access additional information) in order to work with or supervise our students. We are so proud of the Tice community and look forward to our continued partnership with you, our valued parents and guardians, throughout this school year.

3 ways to stay in touch

At the bottom of the monthly newsletter, you can subscribe to receive our monthly publication. You can also follow us on Facebook and check our campus webpage.

In Partnership,

Aronda L. Green


As a parent of a student at Tice, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child, and Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers.

  • Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please send a note with your child and the information will be provided.

Home School Connection from The Math Corner

Tice Mathematicians are Ready to Compose and Decompose Numeracy…

It’s a new school year and we are ready to “Let Our Math Skills Roll!” As we put our best foot forward, we will begin to step into math fact fluency, place value, numeracy with composing and decomposing, problem solving, and a love for math in the real world. Some tips to help your child achieve their math academic goals this school year in these areas, are listed below.

Have your student practice counting forwards, backwards, skip counting, and finding patterns within numbers.

Have your student compose and decompose numbers. Students can practice rewriting the question as a statement BEFORE solving for a solution.

The most growth is made with consistency at home and at school. We always appreciate all parent support in growing our Mathematicians. So let’s get on the “math float” and develop a great “Tice Math Krewe!”

Mrs. Beasley & Mr. Cannon

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Helping Students Process Trauma

Dear Tice Parents/Guardians,

The recent storm resulted in loss of power, property damage, changes to school schedules, and work disruptions. The effects of dangerous storms do not necessarily end when the power goes back on and schedules return to normal. Our Tice team has been diligently working to gather and provide resources to ensure a successful school year for your child.

At any time you need any additional support for your child in the days, weeks, or year ahead, please feel free to contact me and I may be able to provide you with some additional information, resources or strategies.

Best regards,

Ms. Scott


Important Reminders

  • Labor Day Holiday- Monday, September 4th (No School)
  • Parent/ Guardian Identification: In accordance with district policy, Tice Elementary implements the Raptor system. Visitors will continue to present a Driver’s License, sign in, receive a Visitor’s badge, and have their Driver’s Licenses scanned by the Raptor system. Any guardian picking up a scholar from school will be required to show a government photo ID.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications must be completed every school year. Please begin completing an online application or the form sent home.
  • Nutrition Accounts: Please remember to add funds to your scholar's account each week. We still have many past due accounts from the first three weeks of school. We are actively communicating with families regarding past due accounts and payment arrangements.
  • The school doors open at 7:00 am for breakfast. In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your children before 7:00 AM, as there is no supervision before that time. Also, please be sure to pick up your children by 3:30 in the afternoon.
  • The school day is 7:40 am-3:10 pm.
  • The tardy bell rings at 7:40.
  • Dismissal will begin at 3:10 pm.
  • Attendance Matters! Please arrive on time, schedule student appointments for after school, and set a goal of no more than 3 absences for the school year.

Dates to Remember

September 4th: Labor Day

September 11th: Grandparents' Day

September 21st: Open House 5:00-6:00 pm

September 29th: Progress Reports sent Home


Tice is named after Mr. Kenneth J. Tice, a former Galena Park ISD school board trustee. The campus serves students in grades prekindergarten through fifth grades.