March 2018

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

We are deeply committed to offering excellent educational experiences for our students and we want to keep you informed of upcoming events, successes and happenings in GPISD.


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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HURRICANE HARVEY FOLLOW UP SURVEY

Dear GPISD Parents/Guardians,


In an effort to better understand the impact Hurricane Harvey had in our community we are asking that you complete a survey.


Please complete the Hurricane Harvey Follow-up Survey, by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/W7uRgmeePqtklI982.

Paper copies of this survey were sent home with students, today. You may fill out the paper form and return it to your child’s home campus or complete the survey online using the link above.


The survey should take about 3 minutes to complete and includes space for you to provide comments. Please complete by Monday, March 5, 2018.


Feedback from our parents is very important to us. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.


If you have any questions, please contact Seretha Augustine at 832-386-1076.

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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2017 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2017 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2017-2018 district calendar

GPS: Student Focus Edition

We are excited to share our 2018 Mid-Year GPS focusing on student successes!

Click the link below to view:

http://www.galenaparkisd.com/gps/

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

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK - MARCH 5-9

Galena Park ISD is joining thousands of schools across Texas to celebrate National School Breakfast Week. Each campus will have fun and exciting activities planned for the entire week!

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

March Character Education - Respect

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 March is Respect.


Respect is a critical element in all healthy relationships. When students respect others, they treat people with consideration and courtesy and do not violate them physically or verbally. Respect for others should be something that we all strive to do daily with everyone that we come into contact with. Respect is the fundamental character quality that prepares all of us to live productive lives as we relate to and work with others.

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Texas Reads One Book

On Monday, April 16, Galena Park ISD third graders will join Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, as he kicks off Texas Reads One Book with his videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle.


Every student will receive their own copy of the book to read at home or in the classroom. Galena Park ISD encourages families to pick up where Coach Garrett left off, reading a chapter from the book each night.


There will be daily trivia questions, discussions, and other activities in the classroom to ensure that reading takes center stage in the home, school and community throughout the duration of the program.


The Texas Reads One Book program’s goal is to encourage family involvement in the reading process and boost student engagement with books.

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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.

GPISD Digital Story

On this episode of Perfect Match, we are highlighting Purple Sage Elementary's Dine With A Cop!


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

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

https://youtu.be/vko3Cw8NlhQ
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Multimedia Festival

Thursday, March 1st, 5pm

353 Castlegory Road

Houston, TX

Please join us for our Annual Multimedia Festival at North Shore Senior High School!

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, March 5th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, March 6th, 10am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

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


The meeting will be in the GPISD Boardroom

Spring Break: March 12-16

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BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on link for updates

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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.

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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