Gililland Elementary Newsletter

May Newsletter

Important Events in May

End of Year Award Ceremonies

May 23rd: Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten

May 24th: 5th grade, 3rd grade and 1st grade

May 25th: 4th grade and 2nd grade

*See below for more information regarding award ceremonies! *

May 26th: 5th grade Clap Out! 5th graders will start walking at 12:15 pm.



We have extra copies of the yearbook available in the office! Soft cover is $20.00 and hardcover is $25.00. (Cash only- exact amount please!)

Medication Pick up!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and if your student has medication at school, arrangements must be made to have it picked up. Medication cannot be sent home with students. Daily medications, inhalers, and emergency medications should be picked up on the last day of school. All medications will need to be picked up before the end of the day on the last day of school. Medications left at school after the last day will be discarded. Please call the school nurse if you have any questions.

End of the Year Award Ceremonies

Time to celebrate our 2022-2023 accomplishments and achievements!

Each grade level will have their own special award ceremony in the gym at the times listed below. All visitors attending the ceremony must check in at the office with a valid photo ID.

Tuesday, May 23rd

Pre-Kindergarten Awards at 9:20 am

Kindergarten Awards at 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 24th

5th grade Awards at 8:30 am

3rd grade Awards at 10:10 am **corrected time**

1st grade Awards at 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 25th

4th grade Awards at 9:20 am

2nd grade Awards at 12:10 pm

If you are wanting to take your student home from the awards ceremony, you must sign out with the teacher/GES Staff member. If you are taking any students that are not participating in an award ceremony (siblings) home following an awards ceremony, you must check them out through the office.

STAAR Information 2023

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Changes for 2023-2024 at Gililland Elementary

We are very sad to say good-bye to our current Assistant Principal, Adriana Cardona. Ms. Cardona has served our school as the Assistant Principal for the past few years. She has been named the new assistant principal at Eagle Mountain Elementary. We wish her the best of luck in her new position and will miss her dearly.

Welcome Natalie Sims as the new assistant principal at Gililland Elementary School, starting July 1. Mrs. Sims will be taking the place of Adriana Cardona who has been named as the assistant principal at Eagle Mountain Elementary.

Mrs. Sims has been a part of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD community for over 15 years as both a parent and an educator. Throughout her career in education, she has had an opportunity to serve alongside incredible coworkers in various roles including elementary teacher, literacy intervention specialist, and instructional coach.

Mrs. Sims received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southwestern Adventist University. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction as well as completed the Principal Certification Master’s Program at The University of Texas at Arlington.

In free time, she enjoys kayaking and hiking with her husband, four boys, and extended family.


BOOK RETURN: All library books are due! Please have your students return any books they have checked out from the library.


Reading Camp opens June 8th at Gililland Elementary from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Summer reading camp will run Tuesdays and Thursdays through June and July (Tuesday will be at Dozier Elementary and Thursdays will be at Gililland Elementary) from 8:30 am -10:00 am. For more information regarding Summer Reading Camp or any of the wonderful summer camp opportunities please visit: Summer Camps / Overview (

You can also reach out to Mrs. Lewis with any questions! (

Summer Reading Fun!

Need things to read? Feel free to check out our digital library!


Are you interested in serving on our District School Health Advisory Council? If so, please apply to be on the committee. The application is open through July 31st and membership is approved by the School Board. For more information and to access the application online, go to the EMS-ISD School Health Advisory Council website via the district website.

To apply:

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Eagle Mountain- Saginaw ISD's Summer Camps!

EMS ISD is proud to offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic and special interest summer camps. We hope our students will broaden their talents or explore new interests with the camps we are offering this summer!

For more information regarding all the available camps and activities please visit:

Summer Camps / Overview (

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Summer Meals through EMS ISD!

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