What's Up Weekly!


Important Dates:

Continuing our Online STAAR interim Assessments- Jan. 30

* Please do not schedule appointments on these days- our students need to be present for our benchmark tests. Thank You!

Wednesday January 29th- 100th day of school! Dress like you are 100 years old, or represent the number 100.

Friday January 31- GT field trip

Monday February 3rd- Counselor's Day

Wednesday February 5th- Read Aloud day!

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Our students at GIS have been busy with extracurricular events this spring semester.

We have some very talented students and want to recognize and celebrate their successes!!

Congratulations to the following winners of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest:

Finalists: Masaraza Henry, Vera Robles, Gabi Way, First Place: Diego Rubalcava, Nayeli Flores, Dominique Montoya, Cayleigh Gonzales, Grace Becvar, Riley Gaitan. Second Place: Sadie Locke, Aleydis Marroguin, Bradley Leyva, Geneveive Hendrix, Ava Zuniga, Marlene Rodriguez, Damien Powell, Ben Lopez, Verenisse Lara, Eunice Chavez, Bella Cortez, Chloe Gonzales, Daisy Medina, Samantha Villegas. Third Place: Sophia Murrilo, karen Villela, Jenna Jewel, Nathan Snyder, Jaci Garcia, Naomy Laris. Gold Medal: Beya Zuniga.

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UIL Day One Winners!

Congratulations to our students- Great Job!!

Our day two UIL competition is next Monday evening- Good Luck to you all!

Maps, Graphs, and Charts Grade: 5

2nd place- Beya Zuniga

6th place- Taylor Griffin

Listening Skills Grade: 5

4th place- Paizly Wise

Music Memory Grade: 4

3rd place- Izabella Garcia

4th place- Sofia Lopez

5th place- Marina DeLaCruz

Music Memory Grade: 5

2nd place- Emily Alveres

3rd place- Gabrielle Way

4th place- Jordyn Figueroa

Around Campus....

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Wednesday, January 29th-

Staff and students are encouraged to dress like you are 100 years old, OR represent the number 100.

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Please plan to join us for our 1st STEAM night!!

February 10: 4-6 pm

  • Science projects will be displayed- Top Ten Winners Awarded
  • Photo Booth fun
  • Stations and activities to enjoy
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Learn with IXL at home!

Please have your child practice problems under the Diagnostic tab for a minimum of 10 minutes a week.

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What we are learning about in 4th Grade....

What we are learning about in 5th Grade....

?! Riddle of the Week ?!

Sleep well, think well

  • The brain is in a constant state of tension between the cells and chemicals that try to put you to sleep and cells and chemicals that try to keep you awake.

  • The neurons of your brain show vigorous rhythmical activity when you're asleep- perhaps replaying what you learned that day.

  • People vary in how much sleep they need and when they prefer to get it, but the biological drive for an afternoon nap is universal.

  • Loss of sleep hurts attention, executive function, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning, and even motor dexterity.

Brain Rules by John Medina

Let's see who is reading the newsletter....

Reply to the riddle of the week with the correct answer to receive a prize from Mrs. Floyd.

Please send an email response to the riddle of the week- the first 4 responses will win.

Riddle of the week...

How does loss of sleep affect us at work/school?

Campus Wide Expectations- Buff a Laws

Please click the link (button) above to see the explanation of our campus expectations. We use tickets to reward positive behavior of students. Students may use their tickets to purchase items and attend a reward activity every 6 weeks.

Character Counts!! #BuffPride

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Braveheart of the Week #Superhero #ThePowerofOne

Ms. Canell amazes me daily with her initiative.
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Braveheart Award for this week goes to..... Ms. Canell

Thank you Ms. Canell for everything that you do. Ms. Canell is a first year teacher, but you would never know that by watching her actions with students and seeing her preparation for instruction. She arrives early for work everyday. She spends countless hours planning, researching, and analyzing student's performance to ensure and help each individual student make progress. She pays special attention and details to what each student needs to be successful and carries that plan out for them. She's collaborative with her team, is a natural leader and such a joy to have at GIS. She creates activities and engaging lessons for students to make 5th grade math fun and when I've observed her class, they are excited, engaged and having fun applying their math skills.

I appreciate Ms. Canell for being a superhero to many. Thank you for your positive impact you have on students and staff at GIS.

Bravely leading students to see their WONDER.

Thank you Ms. Canell - we appreciate you! (5th grade Math Teacher)

#ThePowerofOne #KnowyourWHY

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