Gulledge STRONG

Serving Together & Reaching Our Goals - March 19, 2021


Gulledge News:

  • A Message from our principal, Mrs. Bleggi
  • Picture Day - Friday, April 9 - see RSVP and ordering information below
  • Science & Engineering Fair - JUDGES NEEDED - please consider helping out
  • Kindergarten Registration opens March 19 - an online process - directions below
  • Fifth Grade Spirit Shirt Fridays - We Love our Fifth Graders
  • Book Fair closes March 26
  • Yearbook online ordering open
Gulledge PTA News:
  • Panda Express - Fundraising Event on Friday, March 19, 2021 Flyer Attached
  • General Association Meeting - TH, 3/25 at 6:00 PM - RSVP below
  • Senior Scholarship Opportunity
  • PTA Board Member of the Month
  • Your Support, Participation, & Membership Matter
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A Note from Mrs. Bleggi

12 Ways to Manage Your Stress

It’s been a year since COVID-19 hit and changed the world as we know it - from work to social interactions, childcare to vacation and events. And, as the pandemic continues, it’s normal to feel tired and discouraged.

Moving forward through challenges like this requires resilience. The good news is that resilience starts with a mindset that anyone can learn.

First, make a list of the things that trigger your stress. Then, do something about the things you CAN change or eliminate. Finally, learn to deal successfully with the things you CANNOT change. Here are 12 ideas to get you started:

  1. Engage in regular physical exercise, if you are able.

  2. Write down 3 things you are thankful for at the beginning or end of each day.

  3. Get things off your mind by talking to a trusted friend or writing in a journal.

  4. Play calm background music to help create a peaceful environment at work or home.

  5. Resist too much caffeine and sugar.

  6. Relax your standards. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and choose your battles carefully. The world won’t end if the dishes aren’t done.

  7. Inhale as you count to 4; Exhale as you count to 4. Continue for 4 minutes.

  8. Take a “mini-vacation” as you focus on a peaceful picture in your mind.

  9. Do at least one thing each day that you enjoy.

  10. Keep a to-do list rather than relying on your memory.

  11. Think good thoughts. Repeat a positive mantra, affirmation, or spiritual thought.

  12. Live in the present and remember who you are - living your life with purpose.

Take care,

Deni Bleggi

We Need YOU!

In recent years, Gulledge Elementary PTA has progressed in our number of PTA MEMBERS but the number of ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS has decreased significantly. We have many empty spots on our PTA for next year and this is our plea. As many of the PTA Board members begin to leave their positions, the PTA needs new families to step up for Gulledge to maintain our fun events with volunteers and continue to raise those fundraising dollars needed to make those fun events happen. With so many open positions, now is the time to join our board and learn from the experienced volunteers before they move on.

Gulledge Elementary PTA is in need of engaged parents willing to serve! Lots of heart is all that is needed!

Please complete this survey and share what you are willing to offer, and we will find the place for you.

Thank you.

Deni Bleggi, Principal & Beth Noon, PTA President

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Picture Day Friday, April 9 at Gulledge - Sign up link embedded in message

@Home Learners:

Gulledge Picture Day for @Home Learners is the afternoon of Friday, April 9, 2021.

An appointment must be made for you to visit the school to have your picture taken. To make an appointment and learn more details about the picture day procedure, please click on the link:

Pictures are purchased directly online from LifeTouch at

To order, you will enter picture day ID: EVTK2X4D7.

These are the pictures used in the 2020-2021 Gulledge yearbook, so even if you are not planning on purchasing pictures, please schedule a time to get a picture taken.

Face2Face Learners:

Gulledge Picture Day for Face2Face Learners is the morning of Friday, April 9, 2021. Your child’s picture will be taken during the school day.

Pictures are purchased directly online from LifeTouch at

To order, you will enter picture day ID: EVTK2X4D7.

These are the pictures used in the 2020-2021 Gulledge yearbook your child’s picture will be taken regardless of whether or not you purchase pictures.

Science & Engineering Fair JUDGES NEEDED - Seeking 10 additional judges

Judges Needed - please submit interest in the attached flyer.

Gulledge Virtual Science Fair

  • Projects will be due on March 26th.
  • Please see the attachment for complete details on dates and steps to proceed.

For questions, please contact: and


Enroll now for PreK, Head Start & Kindergarten

Gulledge looks forward to ROCKING enROLLment and welcoming our incoming kindergarten Gators.

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Panda Express Spirit Night - TONIGHT!

Please see the attached flyer.

General Association Meeting - TH, March 25

Please RSVP to join us online Thursday, March 25 at 6:00 PM for our General PTA Membership Meeting.

See attached slate for elections

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2021 Senior Scholarships

The Gulledge Elementary School PTA awards a $500 scholarship each year to one female graduating senior and one male graduating senior. Go to our Scholarship Page for more information on how to apply.

Parent Engagement & PTA Membership Matter

Our Mission. To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

We invite you to join the Gulledge Parent Teacher Association as we proudly continue our role of involving parents, school administration, teachers, and students in enriching the educational experience. Relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or others involved in your student's life are welcome to join, too! Sign up today

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Helpful Links

Download the Plano ISD App

Did you know that Plano ISD has an app for smartphones?

On the app you can:

  • View student grades and attendance
  • Access school and staff info
  • View news stories
  • Receive important alerts
  • View calendar info
  • Access PISD's tipline

More information can be found at:

Visit the Google Play or Apple App Store to download it today!