Gulledge Enews

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

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9/19 - PTA After School Programs begin

9/22 - Jasper Jazz joins with Panda Express for fundraising

9/30 - Gulledge School Picnic 5:50-7:30 p.m.


10/5 - Plano West Senior High Homecoming Parade

10/31 - Reflections entries due to front office by 8:00 a.m.


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The afterschool programs for the spring semester 2016 starts on Sept 19th. The registrations are OPEN now. There are early registration discounts for some programs so please register early. Last date to register is Sept 14th .Chess and Drama classes will be held directly after school on Mondays 2:50-3:50pm from Sept 19th to Dec 5th. CraniaLogix will be held on Tuesdays 2:50-4:00 from Sept 20th to Dec 6th.

Limited scholarships for these programs are available. Students qualify for the After School Program Scholarships if they are currently receiving free or reduced lunches. Applications for the scholarship are available in the front foyer of the school or at the PTA website ( Scholarship Application Deadline is Sept 7th .

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Mrs. Goodwyn is your child’s school counselor. She will share guidance lessons regarding social/friendship skills, citizenship, decision-making skills, conflict resolution, personal safety, diversity, college and career readiness, and study skills with all students. Throughout the year small group counseling sessions are provided on a referral basis from teachers, parents, or the students themselves. Mrs. Goodwyn’s goal is to help our children have a happy and successful academic experience while growing socially and emotionally.

Parent Workshops will be scheduled for the Fall and Spring semester. Please complete the short survey to share your thoughts on topics covered and workshop times. You may click on this link:

Or type the following in your search bar: Survey

Plano ISD Family Education and Guidance Services strives to strengthen all families in the community by providing education, resources and services which support rearing responsible, self-confident, emotionally healthy children in today’s complex society.

Family Education Services offers a unique blend of services for students, families and campuses. The menu includes parent education classes, family literacy, social services, adult education including GED/ESL, financial literacy, court compliance programs such as For Kids' Sake, Back to Basics and truancy prevention Boot Camp.

Here are some upcoming Parent Workshops that you might be interested in.

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Nurse Brittany

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We are very excited to host the Annual Plano West Homecoming Parade on October 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm. We will begin staging on Yeary, slightly east of Brinker, at 5:45 for the parade, followed by a Pep Rally in the Plano West Competition Gym. Your student groups are invited to participate in the parade and attend the pep rally. We hope to see student groups, such as cheerleaders, PALS, Student Council, sports teams, bands, choir, clubs, etc., from all feeders participating or just coming to watch. Groups may decorate a float, walk with a banner, ride bicycles, etc. Floats must not be oversized and no wider than one traffic lane of a street. Floats must be driven by a parent driver. The theme is Blue Nation to further establish the unity across our community.

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Food and Nutritional Services:

Menu choices and nutritional information available to students can be found at

Meal Viewer - You can now access all school cafeteria menus in the palm of your hand! We have launched our menus in MealViewer, an app and website that allows everyone to access all breakfast and lunch menus for every school in Plano. It even shows what major allergens are in each item, as well as nutritional info! The MealViewer app can be downloaded for free through both the App Store and Google Play for mobile phones, and can be accessed online at You can also go to ->For Parents ->Food & Nutritional Services (FANS) ->Menus and Nutritional Information. From there you can click on the MealViewer logo and access online instructions.

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PayPAMS - The district offers an online payment system for school lunches, Adventure Camp and after school care. PayPAMS is the preferred method of payments by parents. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view account balances and history, receive automatic notification on balance status & more!


Gulledge PTA - The Gulledge PTA website provides up-to-date information and forms for membership, spirit wear orders, yearbook orders, PTA board member contact information, etc.

The PTA newsletter for September, Gator Bites, can be found at SEPT_2016__NEWSLETTER.pdf

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Plano ISD Volunteer approval applications :

Anyone wishing to volunteer at Gulledge at any time during the 2016-2017 school year must go to the Plano ISD website and submit a volunteer approval application. Plano ISD runs a light background check on all potential volunteers to protect our Plano ISD students.

Volunteer Application or - Remember that the PISD volunteer application/background check must be completed each school year in order to volunteer at Gulledge. If you have not already completed this application for the 2016-17 school year, please click on the link above. The application process can take up to two weeks, so don't wait until the day before an important event in your child's class. We need you and would not want for you to miss any volunteering opportunity!

Go to: to complete the Plano ISD online application. When completing the form please be sure to check ‘Gulledge’ as one of the schools at which you would like to volunteer or you won’t show up on Gulledge's cleared volunteer list.

Approval doesn’t mean Gulledge's staff and PTA board members automatically know where you want to help at Gulledge. Your next step after you complete the background check is to login to your Gulledge PTA account and let people know where you want to help.

NOTE: Plano ISD purges its cleared volunteer list annually on June 30. EVERYONE must apply or reapply starting on July 1 of EVERY year.



The PISD Parent Portal is the primary resource for all online services provided to parents. In addition to providing direct access to grades and attendance, the Parent Portal also gives you access to your child's classroom information, district-wide information, and links to other often used services. Every year, it is necessary for all parents to electronically review/update several important documents. This year's portal is now open so that parents are able to complete this process. In order to receive your student’s teacher assignment when the information becomes available in Parent Portal on Thursday, August 18th, please complete all required forms in Parent Portal no later than Tuesday, August 16th. In the event of a change in address, please note that new proof of residency must be provided to the campus.
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Follow Gulledge and Your Child's Grade Level on Twitter as well as Remind.

Twitter handles:

@GulledgeGators school-wide

@1GulledgeGators - first grade team





@gulledgepe - PE

@GulledgeMusic -Music

@missPACEwhite - PACE

@ladylibrary_1 - Learning Commons

@Gulleart - Art

@GulledgeESL - ESL

@gator_counselor - Counselor

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: “Did You Know”

Did you know…PISD is committed to providing parents and students with very important information about drug and alcohol prevention? Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists provide students support and guidance in making healthy decisions to be successful in all aspects of their lives. Please contact your campus specialist if you have questions or concerns. The specialists also connect parents and students to resources within our community. Here is the contact information for our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists. Click here for our Substance Abuse Prevention Website.

Greg Thomas - | 469-752-9226

  • · Plano East Senior High School
  • · Williams High School
  • · McMillen High School
  • · Feeder Schools

Dawne Niethamer - | 469-752-9448

  • · Plano Senior High School
  • · Vines High School
  • · Feeder Schools
  • · Guinn Special Programs Center

Sharon | 469-752-7252

  • · Clark High School
  • · Frankford Middle School
  • · Feeder Schools
  • · Guinn Special Programs Center

Carrie | 469-752-9726

  • · Plano West Senior High School
  • · Jasper High School
  • · Feeder Schools
  • · Guinn Special Programs Center

Kay | 469-752-6399

  • · Shepton High School
  • · Feeder Schools
  • · Guinn Special Programs Center

Gary Wilson

Director of Family and Social Services

Plano Independent School District