May 2018

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

It's hard to believe how quickly the school year has gone by!


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!

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2018 GPISD School Calendar

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

Galena Park ISD App Launch!

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

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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!

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.

May Character Education: Trustworthiness

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 May is Trustworthiness.


Trustworthiness is keeping your promises, which is a great way to foster trust. People know you will follow through and do what you promised to do, so they will be able to put their trust in you. Always looking for a way out of what you promised will make people have less trust in you. If you want to be viewed as a responsible and trustworthy person, keep your promises.


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 May.

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 GPISD Cosmetology Department's 1st Annual Princess Day and The 7th Annual Young Men and Women's Conference


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

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

https://youtu.be/kwGK0C-3Qu4
https://youtu.be/LXahgbv2DdQ
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District Holiday

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day

Testing Dates

Monday, May 14- Mathematics STAAR Test: Grades 3,4,6 and 7

Tuesday, May 15- Reading STAAR Test: Grades 3 and 4

Tuesday, May 15- English III STAAR Test: Grades 5 and 8

Wednesday, May 16- Science STAAR Test: Grades 5 and 8

Thursday, May 17- Social Studies STAAR Test: Grade 8



May 8- May 10: EOC Testing

General Construction Update Meeting

Tuesday, May 1st, 6:30pm

14310 Duncannon Drive

Houston, TX

For community members who are interested in the construction progress and plans for the school rebuild projects in their area(s).

Relay for Life

Friday, May 4th, 6pm

13501 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

Relay for Life will be held at the North Shore 9th Grade Center Track!


Come out and show your support for the American Cancer Society

Elementary UIL Academic Meet

Saturday, May 5th, 10am-2pm

353 Castlegory Dr

Houston, TX

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, May 14th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Havard Elementary 20th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, May 23rd, 5:30pm

15150 Wallisville Road

Houston, TX

Please join Havard Elementary as they celebrate 20 years of educating students!

NSSHS and GPHS Commencement Ceremonies

Sunday, June 3rd, 10am

NRG Parkway

Houston, TX

NSSHS Graduation Ceremony: 10AM

GPHS Graduation Ceremony: 2PM


Congratulations, Class of 2018!

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.