Hector P. Garcia


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Principal's Message - Mrs. Christian

October flew by so quickly, and the Holiday Season is almost upon us! We have a lot of learning and activities planned for this month and next. Please be sure to check out the calendar at the bottom of this newsletter for important dates!

The Fall Festival was a great success! Thank you all for attending and supporting Garcia. I personally enjoyed having the opportunity to meet so many families. We raised enough money to begin purchasing some much needed books for our K-2 classrooms, as well as some math materials for K-5. There will be another fundraiser in the spring to raise funds for more math materials and classroom books for 3rd-5th grade.

Common Assessments are happening all over campus this week, and we are anxious to see what our students have learned, and what areas we need to work on to get them ready for the next grade level. Please help us by ensuring your student gets a good night's sleep each night. Encourage them to do their best, but NOT TO WORRY! These assessments are not intended to be negative in any way. They are a measure of growth and help teachers make a plan for the future. All we ask is for students to do their best.

Reports cards will be coming out next Thursday, November 18th. You can access your child's report card on Skyward. If you need any assistance, please call the school office, and we can help you access those.

As always, if there is anything I can do to support you and your students, please feel free to contact me. I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

On behalf of our most precious gifts,

Courtney Christian

Proud Garcia Principal

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Supporting our Wildcats!!

Garcia staff supporting our wildcats!!


Our fall performance from our 1st and 2nd grade students was awesome. We would like to thank Mr. Middlebrook from putting this together for our families.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook & Twitter pages!!!

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Dates to Remember!


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

17: End of Grading Period

18: Report Cards

22-26: Thanksgiving Break

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


1: Picture with Santa

9: Band/Choir visit from Lamar (5th grade)

10: Picture Retakes

14: Christmas Concert (K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) 6:00 PM

17: End of Grading Period

17: Christmas Parties and Student Early Release

20-31: Christmas Break


3: Student holiday/District PD

17: Holiday

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


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


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

14-18: Spring Break


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


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.