Gulledge STRONG

Serving Together & Reaching Our Goals - 2/1/19

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In This Edition

  • Important Health Information
  • 2019-2020 Calendar
  • Yearbook Information
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Gulledge PTA News
  • Plano ISD News
  • Helpful Links
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It is very important that you call the Child Safe Line and report your student's absence. With it being flu season, we are working closely with Collin County Health Department to make sure that we track and prevent flu and flu-like illness in our school. While leaving a message, please leave specific details of the symptoms of your student's illness, allowing us to monitor the flu more closely.

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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 5

  • Student PTA Meeting - Library - 7:15 AM
  • Drama Kids After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM

Thursday, February 7

  • Chess After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM
  • Taste Buds After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM

Friday, February 8

  • Gator Rock - 6:00-8:00 PM


Tuesday, February 12

  • Drama Kids After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM

Thursday, February 14

  • Friendship Parties - 1:30 PM
  • Chess After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM
  • Taste Buds After School Program 2:45-4:00 PM
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We always appreciate feedback from our students, so during the meeting we will seek their input as to how our PTA can better advocate for them as students. We will also be voting on next year's Grade Level t-shirt designs, so be sure to have your student come to exercise their vote. Ms. White and Mrs. Slagle will be at the meeting and will have some items to discuss with our Student PTA members as well.

GATOR ROCK - FEBRUARY 8, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM

Purchase your tickets on the Gulledge PTA website by Wednesday February 6th to get our discounted pricing. See flyer for details.

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Volunteering at Gulledge

Have you completed your annual PISD Volunteer Application? if not, please visit our PTA Volunteer page (you do not need to be a member) at today to get started so you can be involved in our upcoming events such as Color Run.
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Registration Opens March 4 for the Huffman Elementary IB PYP Candidate School and You’re Invited to Learn More at One of these Upcoming Information Meetings

Huffman Elementary is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The IB Primary Years Programme is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole communities. These partners in learning, including parents, actively contribute to a holistic educational experience. Registration opens on March 4 and spaces are limited. Additional information is available at

Huffman IB PYP Candidate School Information Meetings
All parent information meetings will be hosted at Huffman Elementary School, located at 5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093.

· Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 AM

· Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 PM

· Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 AM (Spanish Translation Available)

· Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 PM


La inscripción para la Escuela Primaria Huffman, candidata al PYP de IB, abre el 4 de marzo y queda invitado a una de las siguientes juntas informativas
La Escuela Primaria Huffman es una escuela candidata al Programa de la Escuela Primaria (PYP, por sus siglas en inglés) del sistema de Bachillerato Internacional (IB) y está en el proceso de buscar autorización como una Escuela Mundial de IB. El Programa de la Escuela Primaria de IB es una experiencia transformativa para los alumnos, los maestros y toda la comunidad Estos colaboradores en la educación, incluso los padres, aportan activamente a una experiencia educativa holística. La inscripción abre el 4 de marzo y el cupo está limitado. Descargue este volante para aprender más y visítenos en una de las siguientes juntas informativas. Se ofrece información adicional en

Juntas Informativas sobre la Escuela Huffman, Candidata al PYP DE IB
Todas las juntas informativas para los padres serán auspiciadas por la Escuela Primaria Huffman, ubicada en 5510 Channel Isle Drive, Plano, TX 75093.

· Martes, 5 de febrero a las 11:00 AM

· Martes, 12 de febrero a las 6:30 PM

· Sábado, 16 de febrero a las 10:00 AM (Se ofrece interpretación al español)

· Martes, 26 de febrero a las 6:30 PM

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Have questions about School Finance? So do we...

You're paying more taxes. Think you know where your property taxes go? Check your perceptions against this real information. The state takes 34% of your property taxes designated for Plano ISD. As your property taxes increase, the state's share of funding public education continues to decrease. You are paying more and your children's schools are getting less.

The state's funding for education has failed to keep pace with inflation and population growth. In fact adjusted for inflation, the state's funding per student is $1,172 less today than it was a decade ago. Even with no increase to the Plano ISD tax rate, property values continue to rise and the state continues to take more. In 2019, Plano ISD will collect $46M more in property taxes than the previous year. That entire increase and then some (117%) will be sent to the state. Plano ISD's total Robin Hood recapture payments will exceed $1.9 billion in 2018-19. In the last four years, the annual payment has increased by 248%.

What is taxparency? Taxparency is a grassroots effort by Texas public school districts to provide the public with transparency into how their tax dollars are being spent on public school education, and raise awareness to the public school funding crisis. The Plano ISD Board of Trustees believes Plano ISD taxpayers have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, including which portion of their property taxes are locally retained and which portion is paid to the State as recapture.

Click here to explore more information and an FAQ about taxparency.

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Teacher Job Fair, March 30: Preregistration Required

Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair on March 30 from 9 - 11 a.m. Candidates must complete an online application and register for the event. Elementary and secondary campuses in the district will be there with staff to speak to those interested in teaching and other professional opportunities. Visit the employment website and read more for more details.

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Families who wish to apply for free or reduced priced meals need to complete a new Free and Reduced Price Meal Application every school year. You can go online to to fill out an online application. Paper applications are available at the campus site. Households need to allow 10 business days for processing.

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!

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