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Technology Integration Coaches
Handley has two wonderful Technology Integration Coaches that share information about different ways to incorporate technology into daily lessons. Check out these interviews with our great Technology Integration Coaches-Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Williams.
Handley Elementary is participating the district's second-annual Book Bytes contest. The contest is open to all students and involves creating an original book trailer about a book from the school library. Students can use Windows Movie Maker, Photo Story or any other digital presentation tool to highlight their choice. Our librarian Mrs. Williams has been working with 5th graders to complete entries for the contest. They have been receiving mini-lessons about programs such as Soundzabounds, Pics4learning, and Photo Story. For contest rules and an entry form, visit the Library Services webpage.
Our 5th graders completed an AVID project about colleges. The students used technology to research various colleges and create banners. This project was inspired by the goals of the AVID program and Handley's focus on being college-ready. You can view more information about the AVID program by visiting its website.
School Choice 2014-2015
School choice forms for students in kindergarten through 4th grade will go home on March 18th and are due back on April 16th.
Want to help make a difference in your child's school? Join Handley's PTA. Membership will be $5 and green memberships forms have been sent home.
Parental Involvement Policy
At Handley, we value our tradition of having parental involvement events throughout the year. Please view this year's parental involvement policies below.
Parental Involvement (English) Parental Involvement (Spanish)
Teacher of the Month
Jupiter Chevrolet has partnered with the Garland ISD to have a contest each month for the teachers in the GISD. We appreciate this connection to the community. A teacher who receives the most votes through Jupiter Chevrolet's facebook page will be surprised with a car for a whole month. Vote for Handley's hardworking teachers!
Need a Reminder? Stay Informed
All GISD schools are using Blackboard Connect - an automated phone calling system, to contact parents with reminders, updates, school news, and also in the event of an emergency. Please make sure the office has current phone numbers on record for your family so you will receive these messages. Also, check out the Activities page for grade level news.