At a Glance:
4/25 - 5/3 - Early Voting for Bond Election
4/29 - 4/30 Jasper Jazz Show "The Heist"
4/30 - Armstrong Middle School Garage Sale
5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation
5/3 - Kindergarten field trip to Outdoor Learning Center
5/7 - PISD Bond Election
5/9 - 5/13 - Free breakfast for all students (See below)
5/9 - STAAR - 3rd and 4th grade math, 5th grade math Retake
5/10 - STAAR - 3rd and 4th grade reading, 5th grade reading Retake
5/11 - STAAR - 5th grade science
5/11 - School Nurse Day
5/12 - Gulledge Senior Reunion 4:30 - 6:00 pm
5/13 - 5/20 1st grade conferences in Conference Room
5/16 - 5/20 - 2nd grade conferences in Room 700
5/16 - 5/20 - Principal Appreciation Week
5/17 - Fine Arts Night 6:00 - 7:30 pm
5/19 - Renee Rucker's Retirement Party at Mitchell Elementary Library 3:30 - 5:00
5/19 - 5/26 - Kindergarten conferences in Room 104
5/26 - 5th grade Decades Fair and Colonial Day
5/26 - PTA Assembly - Mr. Blue Shoes (electric guitarist) 8:30 - 10:30
5/27 - Student Holiday, Staff PDH
5/30 - Memorial Day
6/1 - 5th grade Celebration 6:30 - 8:00 pm
6/2 - 5th grade picnic 12:30 pm
6/2 - End of year parties 1:30-2:30 pm
6/3 - Last Day of Classes - Early Release 12:00 pm
Congratulations on Field Day Fun!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and staff!
Early Voting April 25th - May 3rd
Bond Election 2016: Early voting began this week on April 25 and continues through Tuesday, May 3. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Find out more, including specific project allocations, at www.pisd.edu/2016bond. Watch our bond overview video at http://tinyurl.com/h76me8j. You may send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 7 PISD BOND ELECTION
About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.
Bond Proposal Resources
2016 Bond Election presentation materials are available for your use as needed. They can be downloaded from the district network drive here:
S:\District\Communications\Bond 2016 Presentation Resources
· PowerPoint Presentation
· Bond Election Video (in a downloadable MP4 format)
· Bond Allocations Overview Flyer (in English and Spanish)
· Lists of Proposed Projects (in English and Spanish)
Materials are also publicly available on the website at www.pisd.edu/2016bond. Please note that the presentation available on this page is in PDF rather than PowerPoint format.
The direct YouTube link to the 2016 Bond Election video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwMOd0qX8-s&feature=youtu.be&list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI
Walk or bike to school every Wednesday in May
Teacher Appreciation May 2-6
Order School Supplies Online by May 8th
Fine Arts Night May 17th 6:00 pm
Second Grade Conferences May 16-20 in Room 700 (5th grade hallway)
May 16 – Beezley
17th – Cox
18th – Serna
19th – Cooper
20th – Knox
Mr. Blue Shoes Assembly - May 26
· PTA surprised us with a special assembly called, Mr. Blue Shoes – gifted electric guitarist who integrates music from a variety of cultures (also May 26th)
· There will be two performances in the gym that morning at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Performance - grades K, 2 and 5
9:30 a.m. Performance - grades 1, 3, and 4
Fifth grade families going to Robinson next year, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and sign up for the Robinson eNews. You will automatically be put on the Robinson eNews August 1, but we do not want you to miss any important information we share throughout the summer. Join the Robinson eNews by going to Parent Portal: https://parentviewer.pisd.edu/ or by going to eNews at http://elist.pisd.edu/
We look forward to everyone joining the Robinson family next year!!
Plano Enrichment Program
Plano Enrichment Program (PEP)
Registration is currently underway for the Plano Enrichment Program.
PEP is housed at Skaggs Elementary and Rice Middle School.
The PEP program offers a variety of enrichment, as well as, review courses for Kindergarteners to Fifth Graders in a safe, caring and fun environment.
We offer something for everyone!
The program dates are June 8- June 30, Monday-Friday.
Tuition is $150 for 1, two- hour course; or $300 for our half-day program consisting of two courses.
PEP Program hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
We’ll do the driving for you. Free PISD school bus transportation is offered to and from your home school campus to our PEP summer school site.
For more information please visit us our website: www.pisd.edu/summerschool
Come join the fun at PEP!
Meal Viewer - New Online Menu Service
Food and Nutritional Services is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your campus needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime. Please forward the information to your staff so that they can utilize it.
A few suggestions:
- Send the attached instructions to your campus eNews staff so they can post it on the campus eNews, Facebook to make the announcement to all the parents.
- Pass along the information to your campus nurse so he/she is aware of where to retrieve menu/allergens/nutritional information to assist the parents. It will greatly enhance communication with parents regarding student diets.
- Direct those parents who contact you regarding menu/allergens/nutritional information to the Food and Nutritional Services web site.
Parents can follow the pisd web site links listed below to access the announcement. We have provided instructions on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.
Summer Basketball at Plano West
ReadyRosie for parents of babies and early elementary aged children
Great news and family support for Gulledge parents of babies and early elementary aged children!
· As a resident in Plano ISD, you may sign up for a free ReadyRosie account to empower you to help your children increase their vocabulary and thinking skills.
· This early education tool builds family engagement by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology. You will be given ideas and resources daily in ways that apply the latest early childhood concepts.
· Please take a moment to sneak a peek at this tremendous resource and set up your account: Readyrosie.com
· You will receive daily emails with video content (English or Spanish) to model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents and children.
Reading List Suggestions
Tickets for Jasper Jazz "The Heist"
Tickets on Sale Now for Jasper Jazz Spring Show “The Heist”
Show dates: April 29 and April 30
Tickets $10 pre-order/$12 at the door
Jazz. Jasper Jazz. The Jasper Jazz will dazzle at “The Heist,” this year’s Spring Show featuring a James Bond theme. The performance celebrates 20 years of dance excellence. Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School. Tickets are $10 pre-order by April 15 at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html or $12 at the door. And if you purchased a 20th anniversary commemorative t-shirt, don’t forget to wear it to the Spring Show. Pre-orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show.
Order Spring Show Flowers
Show your favorite Jazz that you’re a fan on Spring Show night! Order red, yellow, pink or white roses artfully wrapped in tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon. Order now and flower orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show. It’s so convenient! Orders and payment are due by April 15. Order today at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html .
Plano Senior High School Theatre Department 3rd Annual Theatre Workshop
The Plano Senior HS Wildcat Theatre department is offering the third annual summer theatre workshop for elementary students June 6-9, 2016. Students having just completed Grades 2nd through 5th are encouraged to attend. Theatre subjects such as acting, mime, mask making, make-up, improvisation, musical theatre and production will be taught by high school theatre students under the direction of professional theatre personnel Lance Morse and Cassidy McQuiston. Classes will be taught in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center on the PSHS campus. This year’s hours have been extended to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to better serve parents’ schedules. We hope to see lots of young performers! www.pshstheatre.com
Theatre at Plano Senior High School ... © 2015-2016 by Plano Senior High School Theatre
Plano Senior High School
Gulledge Parent Teacher Association, PTA
Please visit the following website to order spirit wear, fifth grade t-shirts, and school supplies:
PTA shares information on our PTA website as well as on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/GulledgePTA
Volunteer Application –
Remember that PISD volunteer application forms/background checks must be completed annually. If you have not already completed this application for the 2015-2016 year, please visit
This 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.
Another great way for families to connect at Gulledge is through our new WATCH D.O.G.S. program. Gulledge is a school family where we partner to ensure every child's success. This school based father involvement program offers a way for our dads to connect.
Follow Gulledge and Your Child's Grade Level on Twitter as well as Remind.
@1GulledgeGators - first grade team
@gulledgepe - PE
@missPACEwhite - PACE
@ladylibrary_1 - Learning Commons
@Gulleart - Art
@GulledgeESL - ESL
@Karen_Lee_ - Assistant Principal
@gator_counselor - Counselor
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: “Did You Know”
Did you know approximately 25,00 people overdosed and died from prescription drugs in 2014? You can help keep unused and expired prescriptions from being abused. The DEA holds a drug “take back” day where you simply bring any unused or expired medications to a site and drop it off. It is FREE and it is EASY to do! On April 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can stop by any collection site nearest you and drop off your medications. There will be sites at PSHS, PESH, PWSH and Clark schools this year. I have included the website if you need a site closer to home.
Please consider cleaning out your medicine cabinets and help us fight the battle of prescription drug abuse. Together, we can make a difference!
Check out the article from the Plano Police Department. https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/tx/plano/plano-police-department/national-drug-take-back-2016-20761427/
Summer School and Program Meal Information:
PISD is offering Summer Meals at Meadows Elementary School beginning from June 5th to August 5th from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.
(18 and under eat free)
For students attending PAL summer school at Weatherford, a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be offered each day. Breakfast: 8:00am to 8:30am
Lunch: 12:15pm to 1:15pm