Gulledge eNews

May 6

At a Glance:

MAY:

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


JUNE:

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

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Bond Overview Video - Plano ISD 2016 Bond Election



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 askpisd@pisd.edu.

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

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

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

Fifth Grade Panorama

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS!

Here’s your chance to have a memory for your student of their 5th grade class! Follow the link below to view and purchase a Panoramic picture of the 2015-2016 5th grade class. You may ONLY ORDER ONLINE! The picture will be sent directly to you. Thanks!

https://events.lifetouch.com/eventHomepage.aspx?EventID=149390

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Walk or bike to school every Wednesday in May

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Order School Supplies Online by May 8th

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Fine Arts Night May 17th 6:00 pm

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Conference Schedule

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Second Grade Conferences May 16-20 in Room 700 (5th grade hallway)


Our schedule:

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

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Robinson eNews

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)

Summer School

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!

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services/contributions/14222-school-menus

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Nurse's Corner

The district web site link is:

http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml

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Plano West Summer Sports Clinics

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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.

Happy Parenting,

Deni Bleggi

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER Denise Goodwyn

Family Education and Guidance Services 469-752-2272

http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml

Reading List Suggestions

Every year, favorite recently published books are selected by students, adults, teachers and librarians for the "Choices" reading lists. If you are looking for something to motivate reading, you can find these lists at:

http://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists

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

Plano Senior High School Theatre

www.pshstheatre.com

Theatre at Plano Senior High School ... © 2015-2016 by Plano Senior High School Theatre

Lance Morse

Theatre Director

Plano Senior High School

469.752.9434 Office

817.223.9113 Cell

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Gulledge Parent Teacher Association, PTA

Please visit the following website to order spirit wear, fifth grade t-shirts, and school supplies:

www.gulledgepta.org


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

http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/index.shtml.


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.


WATCH D.O.G.S.

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.

COMMUNICATION:

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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

@2ndGators

@GulledgeGator3

@GulledgeGator4

@Gulledge5th

@gulledgepe - PE

@GulledgeMusic -Music

@missPACEwhite - PACE

@ladylibrary_1 - Learning Commons

@Gulleart - Art

@GulledgeESL - ESL

@Karen_Lee_ - Assistant Principal

@gator_counselor - Counselor

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