Be a Giving Gecko and Donate to the Gecko Fund

What is the Gecko Fund and Why Should I Donate?

The Gecko Fund is the Gullett PTA’s largest and most comprehensive no frills fundraiser that contributes approximately 50% of the PTA’s budget each year.  Your donation allows the PTA to enrich our children’s education; to enhance our campus to make it a unique and fun environment to learn; and to ensure are teachers are equipped with the resources to provide the best possible education for our children.

How Can I Help?

Please consider donating at one of the following levels this year:

GIVING GECKO: $100 per student

GENEROUS GECKO: $101-$150 per student

GUARDIAN GECKO: $150+ per student

What is the Gecko Fund’s Fundraising Goals?

Our goal for the 2018-19 school year is to raise $37,000 with 100% participation from every Gullet family. Every dollar counts, please donate what your budget allows for. Our kids and teachers thank you.

The Gecko Kickoff 2018

When: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

What: Our newest annual tradition! This fun-filled family event will bring our community together to socialize, meet the teachers, and celebrate the beginning of an exciting year! Class lists will be posted around the school during the event.

Gecko Kickoff formerly Meet The Teacher

5:30-7:00 p.m. Food Trucks will be available for you to purchase dinner (or bring your own) and picnic on our school grounds.

5:45 p.m. Welcome Back to School Assembly on the Blacktop

6:00-7:00 p.m. Meet the Teachers: Visit your child’s classroom(s) with your child to drop off supplies and say hello. (Please note this replaces last year’s Meet the Teacher on Friday event.)

Please stay with your children at all times! Teachers and staff are not available to supervise your children during this event.

After visiting classrooms, come back to the playground and visit with new classmates.

What about Skate Night? At Gullett, we are an inclusive community of learners.

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Buy Your School Supplies Now

Buy your 2018-19 school supplies online now by clicking this link:

http://www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits

Then enter this code: GES003

If you want to shop for school supplies, you can download the supply lists here (PDF):

A letter from Superintendent Paul Cruz

March 19, 2018

Dear Austin ISD families, We hope that you and your family had a restful and relaxing Spring Break, but we understand that tension may be high as our children return to school in the midst of the situation in Austin involving explosives.

We want you to know we are coordinating with the Austin Police Department—along with state and federal partners—to take any and all necessary security precautions.

This is what our campus faculty and staff are doing:

• Being mindful of anything that looks out of the ordinary.

• Contacting the Austin Police Department immediately if they see anything suspicious.

• Conducting perimeter checks for any suspicious items inside or outside of school buildings.

• Carefully examining all mail deliveries.

We remain vigilant with our safety and security measures, and we need your help.

Talk with your students about being cautious. Make sure they understand they should not touch anything unusual or suspicious, and should report it to a trusted adult or the police.

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Yearbook Time!!!!!

It’s time to start thinking about yearbooks again! They go to press the middle of April and then you can’t buy it unless you want it delivered to your home in the summer! You must buy by April 13th and your custom pages must be done at that time as well.

Yearbooks are $21 and you can buy them here. A FAQ for Gullett is here.

Any other questions? Email anne.jarriel@austinisd.org.

BookSpring 2018 Video!

Who likes to READ!!  Geckos YO.  Check the vid…

GlobeTrotter Kids After-School Program

GLOBETROTTER KIDS is an exploration of our world and its many cultures.
Each month, a new country will be explored. Geography, history, language, art, music, and, most importantly, the people of that area will be discussed and taught through games, art projects and other hands-on activities. The goal is to promote global understanding and cultural respect. Spring 2018’s countries will be Egypt, Argentina & Portugal. The cost is $160 per student (for 12 weeks) and classes meet on either Tuesday OR Thursday, beginning February 6th, 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Contact Leslie Cox at 512-560-3184 for more information or e-mail her at coxford@mygrande.net.

Click link for registration form:

Globetrotters – Gullett Spring 2018 flyer (1)

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

Join us for part two of this fall’s parent education series on raising kids in the digital age. We are delighted to partner with Highland Park’s PTA to welcome Dr. Devorah Heitner to speak with our community on…

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in Their Digital World

School Tours

On the first Tuesday of every month we will be doing school tours. Our Principal Tisha Brown will take you on a tour of the school and answer any questions you may have. The tour is from 8:30 – 9:00.

You are welcome just to show up the morning of a few minutes before 8:30 am so we can get you
signed in. If you have any questions feel free to contact the office at 512-414-2082.

Gullett Fest 2017 Slideshow

So much fun was had, and here’s proof. Enjoy!