Gulledge eNews

April 8

At a Glance:



APRIL:

4/9 - Robinson PTA Garage Sale (See Below)

4/12 - 2nd grade field trip to Outdoor Learning Center

4/13 - Bond Information Meeting at Jasper High School 6:30pm

4/13 - Field Day t-shirt orders are due

4/21 - Incoming Gator Kindergarteners Playground and Popsicles (see below)

4/23 - 4/24 - Armstrong Middle School Bazaar (see below)

4/29 - Gulledge Field Day (rain or shine)

4/30 - Armstrong Middle School Garage Sale (see below)


MAY:

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

5/16 - 5/20 - 2nd grade conferences in Room 700

5/17 Fine Arts Night 6:00 - 7:30 pm

5/19 - 5/26 - Kindergarten conferences in Room 104

5/26 5th grade Decades Fair

5/27 - Student Holiday, Staff PDH

5/30 - Memorial Day


JUNE:

6/1 - 5th grade Celebration 6:00 p.m.

6/2 - 5th grade picnic 12:30 p.m.

6/2 - End of year parties 1:30-2:30

6/3 - Last Day of Classes - Early Release 12:00 p.m.

Have you moved this year?

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FIELD DAY T-SHIRT ORDERS DUE BY APRIL 13th

Hello Gulledge Families,

This year's Field Day will be on Friday, April 29th. Rain or Shine!!

Online T-shirts sales is now available. ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 13TH.

T-shirts are $10 each and every grade level has it's own designated color.

Log onto www.gulledgepta.org to place your order.

Field Day volunteer forms will be going out next week! Fill out and return it to your child's teacher.

Thank you.

Alma Pedroza

PTA President

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Bond Information Meeting at Jasper High School, April 13 at 6:30pm

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MAY 7 PISD BOND ELECTION

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

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

FIRST ANNUAL ROBINSON GARAGE SALE APRIL 9

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PLAYGROUND AND POPSICLES FOR INCOMING GATOR KINDERGARTENERS - APRIL 21

Come meet the teachers, explore the kindergarten area, and have fun!
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Second Grade Conferences May 16-20 in Room 700 (5th grade)


Our schedule:

May 16 – Beezley

17th – Cox

18th – Serna

19th – Cooper

20th – Knox

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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
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NURSE'S NOTES

The district web site link is:

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

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WELLNESS TEAM NEWS

Gators, it's time for Marathon Kids!
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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

ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA BAZAAR AND GARAGE SALE

Vendors wanted for Armstrong Middle School PTAs Bazaar & Garage Sale! Come and sell your merchandise just in time for Mother's Day! Please check out the flyer for more information. Vendors can register at http://amsptabazaargaragesale.eventbrite.com/?s=5345743.

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Tickets on Sale Now for Jasper Jazz Spring Show

Come watch their award-winning, spring show performance, titled The Heist, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School.

The Jasper Jazz will delight and dazzle at “The Heist,” this year’s Spring Show featuring a James Bond theme. The performance, which celebrates 20 years of dance excellence, promises energetic dance routines, fun music and eye-catching costumes and sets.


Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, April 29 or Saturday, April 30 at Jasper High School. Tickets are $10 pre-order or $12 at the door. We anticipate a full house, so purchase your tickets today at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html . Pre-order by April 15 to ensure your seat.

Are you former Jasper Jazz?

The Jasper Jazz national champions are celebrating 20 years of dance and performance excellence since the drill team’s founding in 1996. In honor of the Jazz’s 20th anniversary, the members are calling all Jasper Jazz drill team alumni and fans to show their Jazz pride and pre-order the commemorative Alumni Spirit Tee featuring a black short-sleeve t-shirt with silver alloy lettering for $20. Pre-order by April 10 at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html . Email Dana Tocci with questions at dablue2560@yahoo.com . Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.


The current team invites Jasper Jazz alumni—including members from the inaugural team in 1996 through now -- to the performance. Be sure to show up and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary by wearing your Jazz Alumni Spirit Tee. If you pre-ordered your tee, you can pick it up at the Spring Show.

Spring Show Flower Orders

Spring Show is the culmination of the Jasper Jazz drill team dance performance experience. Show her you’re a fan on this special night and order flowers for your favorite Jazz member. Select from red, yellow, pink or white roses artfully wrapped in tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon. Flower orders will be available for pickup at the Spring Show. It’s so convenient! Orders and payment are due by April 15. Order flowers today at http://jasperjazz.dance/forms.html .

Email Dana Tocci with questions at dablue2560@yahoo.com . Sponsored by the Jasper Jazz Booster Club.

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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

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