February 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!

Galena Park ISD App Launch!

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

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/

2017 Federal Report Cards Are Now Available

The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district- and campus-level data. Federal Report Cards for 2016–17 are now available. Click on the link to view.

GPISD Fathers Take Your Children To School Day

On Wednesday, February 14, GPISD fathers and father figures are invited to participate in our Fathers Take Your Children to School Day! On this morning, fathers and father figures will come together to take an active role in their child's education. We hope to see you there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR85t8bYMRM

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

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.

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2017 GPISD School Calendar

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

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.

February Character Education - Responsibility


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 Themes for February is Responsibility.


A responsible person is one who is able to act without guidance or supervision, because he or she is accountable and answerable for his or her behavior. Such a person can be trusted or depended upon to do things on his or her own. A responsible person will follow through on obligations.

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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 Digital Story, we are highlighting the Woodland Acres Elementary Craft Club!


To view more videos, please visit our Youtube page:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk1kKBG23yU&list=PLyaL3onUsZBb-B8fB5G-HhxLLhQYdB_L0&index=4
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February 3: ACT Tutorials @ Zotz

February 10: ACT testing @ San Jacinto College

February 16: Student Holiday

February 19: Presidents' Day (District Holiday)

February 23: Go Texan Day

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District-Wide Spelling Bee

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 9am-1pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Collaborative- Peer Pressure Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm

13801 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

Community Collaborative for Proactive Parenting will have a meeting discussing peer pressure at the Zotz Education Center in Room A.

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Feb. 12th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 10am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

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


The meeting will be in the GPISD Boardroom

Elementary Prose and Poetry Competition

Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 6-8pm

353 Castlegory Road

Houston, TX

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BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on link for updates

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The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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