April 2017

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

Dear Parent/Guardian,


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.


This is our second month bringing you this newsletter packed with information on recent happenings, upcoming program opportunities and even some success plans for your students.


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!

S.T.E.M. DAY FOR PRE-K

Saturday, April 1st, 8:30-11:30am

13801 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

We ask that you PLEASE register for the event so we may plan accordingly, prepare sufficient material for everyone and make your experience a positive one.


1) By internet: https://tinyurl.com/prekstem or 2) By phone: 832-386-1313

Please leave the following information on the voicemail:

 Parent’s name

 Pre-K student’s name

 Name of elementary school child attends

 Session you will attend: English session (8:30 –11:30 a.m.)

NO MORE THAN 3 FOR ME

In Galena Park ISD, our students and staff have pledged not to have more than three absences or tardies. In order for students to have the best chance at academic success, they must be present and accounted for.


Thank you for sending your child to school daily. Our district attendance goal is 96.5%. During the month of March our student attendance rate was 96.24%. With your continued support we will reach our goal!

2016 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR

Click on GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR to view the district calendar

2016 GPISD TESTING CALENDAR

Click on GPISD TESTING CALENDAR to view the testing calendar

2017 GPISD School Calendar

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

A MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT REGISTRATION OFFICE

CHARACTER EDUCATION THEME - SELF-DISCIPLINE

Because students spend so much time in school, our schools offer a critically important opportunity to ensure that all students get the support and help they need to reach their full potential. Studies show schools that embrace character education become places people want to be because they bring out the best in everyone.


In Galena Park ISD, our goal is to produce productive citizens and life-long learners, and character education is one way we are approaching this goal.


The Character Education Theme for this month is SELF-DISCIPLINE.


Self-discipline is behaving according to what you have decided is best, regardless of how you feel in the moment. Decide what behavior best reflects your goals and values and do it.


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 April.

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Two - Way Immersion Program Orientation

Tuesday, April 4th, 5pm

12947 Myrtle Lane

Houston, TX

Parents of incoming Kindergarten students for the 2017- 2018 school year who are interested in applying for the Dual Language Program at Woodland Acres Elementary are invited to attend the upcoming informational meeting.

Click here for additional information:

http://www.galenaparkisd.com/november/TWI_Flyer.pdf


Help Protect Your Family's Identity

Click on the link to learn how to protect your family from identity theft.

LET'S CELEBRATE...

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Galena Park ISD's 15th Annual Multimedia Festival

Galena Park ISD Technology Department hosted its 15th annual Multimedia Festival on Thursday, March 5th. Approximately 450 students from grades K-12th celebrated their hard work and creativity by showing off their technology projects and attending an awards ceremony. The multimedia project categories included coding, graphic design, choice challenge, and 3D digital modeling. The contest medals were created by Samantha Chimene, a student at Cunningham M.S. During the festival, students were able to interact with the coding projects and robot, which was demonstrated by Team Robotics of Galena Park H.S. The festival is a team effort and would not be successful without the help and support of our parents, teachers, administrators, cabinet members, board members, NSSH, GPHS and the technology team.

We Love Parent Volunteers

Parental involvement is one of GPISD's greatest strengths. We believe that the education of children requires a partnership with their parents. On any given day, you can find parents volunteering on their child’s home campus. Their involvement and support is exceptional and has truly helped make GPISD the best district in the state of Texas.

If you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer, please contact your child's campus.

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Congratulations to Berenice Hernandez, Cloverleaf Elementary Parent Volunteer!

A MESSAGE FROM GALENA PARK ISD'S COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS DEPARTMENT

Click to Learn About the ACT Exam & How to Register

Click on the link to connect to ACT.org

BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on the link to learn more about phase 3

UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS

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ACT Tutorials - NSSHS & GPHS Students

Saturday, April 1st, 8am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

GPISD Job Fair

Saturday, April 8th, 9am-12pm

353 North Castlegory

Houston, TX

GPISD Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, April 10th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA Meeting

Tuesday, April 11th, 10am

401 North Main Street

Galena Park, TX

Purple Sage Elementary - 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, April 11th, 4:30pm

6500 Purple Sage Road

Houston, TX

Please join Purple Sage as they celebrate 25 years of educating students.

North Shore Middle School- 60 Year Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 27th, 5pm

120 Castlegory Road

Houston, TX

Please join North Shore Middle School as they celebrate 60 years of educating students.

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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