-GISD mask upadate-parent comunication
Please read the district's mask update communication from GISD by clicking on the link here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Trichell.

Thank you!

Story book pumpkin patch contest

All Wrangler' Families are invited to participate in this wonderful contest!

The guidelines below are included in this flyer.

  • Decorate one pumpkin like a character from a book.
  • Use a pumpkin no bigger than a soccer ball.
  • Only decorate the outside.
  • DO NOT carve or cut open the pumpkin.
  • One pumpkin entry per family!
  • Please send the book with your decorated pumpkin.

The contest will run from October 11 – 29, 2021.

Students can start bringing their pumpkins on Monday, October 25th.

Students will bring their pumpkin to the library and place a numbered sticker on their pumpkin and on their entry form so that the judging is anonymous.

All pumpkins are due to the library by October 29th. Winners will be announced on November 3rd.

Canned food Drive

The 2021 Canned Food Drive begins on October 11 and runs through November 11. The focus of the drive will again be to encourage giving healthy canned/packaged foods to support our community. Participation is voluntary as some engage in other community service projects. A few things to note: • Please focus on healthy foods such as canned meats, canned vegetables, soup, rice, and pasta. Avoid high sodium products such as Ramen Noodles.

Thank you for your help!

Economic Survey

Normally, a student’s economic status is determined by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) application. GISD Student Nutrition Services (SNS) has elected to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during SY 2021-2022; SNS will not process NSLP F&R lunch applications for SY 2021- 2022. GISD Student Nutrition Services (SNS) will continue with the same designated CEP campuses as in the past. The district has developed an economic survey form that is included in the back-to-school forms. We are asking all parents to complete the survey this year so that we may determine their economic status. Their responses affect the district’s federal funding and our campus and district accountability ratings. Your assistance in completing the survey is critical to our collective success. A copy of the economic survey will be shared with you at Meet the Teacher Night.

Back to school forms

GISD technology team has been working diligently with Laserfiche to resolve difficulties processing back-to-school forms. Unfortunately, the company is unable to resolve its software’s technical failure. As a result, forms will be processed via Skyward Family Access. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and frustration.

Due to this unfortunate circumstance, all families must complete back-to-school forms in Skyward Family Access. To complete the back-to-school forms process, parents will need to log in to Skyward. For details, see the Completing Back-to-School Forms in Skyward webpage. For assistance or questions, please review FAQs on our website or email

As a reminder, the back-to-school form completion process does not impact your student’s enrollment or schedule. Your child will not lose placement at their assigned campus. Your child’s schedule will be available for viewing before school starts on Monday, Aug. 2. We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you on the first day of school.

STAY CONNECTED & follow us on Twitter @Roach_Wranglers/ MANTENGASE CONECTADO y síganos en Twitter @ Roach_Wranglers

Please review and update your contact information and communication settings in Skyward Family Access. We would also like to make sure you are following us on Twitter at @Roach_Wranglers

Show your support to our school by following us on Twitter @Roach_Wranglers.

Por favor revise y actualice su información de contacto y método de comunicación en Skyward Family Access. Adicionalmente, nos gustaría asegurarnos de que nos siga en Twitter @Roach_Wranglers

Muestre su apoyo a nuestra escuela siguiéndonos en Twitter @Roach_Wranglers. 

AVID in action

Summarizing is an important critical reading skill because it gives students the opportunity to understand what a reading selection is mostly about. This skill involves higher level thinking because students must be able to read and synthesize information into just a few thoughts. So how do you teach summarizing? First of all, explain that when we read to get the gist or main idea, we want to find the most important information and synthesize that information into our own words. When deciding how to summarize, we must first decide what kind of reading we are doing, either fiction or non-fiction. Show students examples that summarize a variety of textual structures and use both think-aloud and demonstration to teach this skill. Demonstrate doing a summary of a written passage by taking out material that is not important (this can be crossed out). Focus in on information or words that are repeated and then list main ideas. Look at remaining ideas and replace with a larger idea using paraphrasing. Finally, create a sentence or two of your own that summarizes the text.

In the primary grades, introduce the skill of summarizing with retelling, focusing first on the main ideas and the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Help the readers’ ability to summarize develop over time by teaching them how to synthesize the important details into a concise verbal or written product that highlights the writer’s purpose and the sequential unfolding of ideas or points. You may want to choose a familiar story or text, such as a fairy tale. Start by modeling a retelling that shows a sequence of events with a beginning, middle, and end of the story. Stop at key points during a read-aloud and have students turn to a partner and talk about how the story begins, what happens in the middle, or how the story ends. Ask them to draw the parts of the story and post pictures on charts labeled Beginning, Middle, and End.

To increase rigor, consider demonstrating techniques for various genres with more specific techniques. Have students determine the main idea of a non-fiction text by utilizing inquiry and inference from the title, subheadings, and other text features.

Summarizing the text is a great strategy to incorporate into the Marking the Text and Writing in the Margins strategies. When students become proficient at summarizing, it will become natural for them to mark the text by underlining key concepts and writing their summary in the margins.