Celebrate Grandparents’ Day During Lunch

Monday, September 12, Cafeteria

Grandparents are invited to join their Geckos for lunch.

Gullett PTA helps Palm Elementary!

Palm Elementary suffered major flooding from the Friday, Oct 30 heavy rains. 23 classrooms
were damaged. AISD is figuring out where to put kids to keep learning going while only half the school is operational. However, the damage and complete loss of so many materials created by and paid for by individual teachers will not be covered by insurance. Some teachers lost an entire career worth of materials they personally made (with love!) for their students.

We are proud to announce the Gullett PTA unanimously approved a $1,000 donation from our PTA to their teachers. We have reached out to several area PTAs asking them to match or better our donation. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to make this donation on behalf of our community. If your family would like to donate additional funds, please visit tinyurl.com/palmrelief. Its easy, and fast, and anything helps!

Gardening Time

Tuesdays, 7:45am – 8:45am
Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 2:45pm (except Wed. 11/26)

All are welcome. We will meet at the picnic tables on the 2nd grade ramp. Come make Gullett even more gorgeous after this wonderful rain! Please contact Faye Holland at faye5909@gmail.com for more information on our gardening program at Gullett and how you can be a part of it!

Dollars for Geckos – Deadline Extended!

Orders due Monday, November 17, 2014
Dollars for Geckos (for the 2nd year) is a way for Gullett to raise funds without it costing you a penny. Gift cards are offered to you at face value, but the stores allow Gullett to purchase them at a discounted rate. So, if you buy a $20 gift card, you pay the same $20, but Gullett receives the discount offered by the vendor – anywhere from 2% – 20%!

Dollars for Geckos Flyer

Dollars for Geckos 2014 Order Form

Gullett Fall Fest 2014

Saturday, October 25, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Gullett Grounds
Get ready for a fun day! We will have over 20 games, activities, tables, featuring giant hamster balls, a petting zoo, fortune telling, the Cupcake walk, and of course our famous Haunted House. We have a 9 great food vendors, WHO ALL SELL FOOD FOR CASH, NOT TICKETS (so please bring some money along), including Amy’s, Jim Jims, Cloud 9 Cotton Candy, CraigOs, Hat Creek, the Angry Egg Roll and Man Bites Dog. We’ll have the 2nd year of awesome Gullett Dads hot dog stand, and teachers staffing drinks and snacks, all sold for tickets. Most all activities are one ticket, or 50 cents. Some booths, from business friends in the area, are absolutely free! A kiddo can have a great day for $15, food and games.

We appreciate any and all help! Sign up here: http://vols.pt/zs1Rje. Any questions, ideas, etc, please contact Laura Beck, laura@stripedshirt.com, 512-786-1098

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Apple Core Needs Volunteers!

Apple Core is a group of parents (and even grandparents!) who volunteer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays to do work for the teachers in the workroom. This can be copying, laminating, stapling, putting up bulletin boards, cutting out shapes, and much more. Most volunteers work after morning drop off until about 9:30am. The amount of time spent is very flexible. This is a great committee to meet the teachers, see the work our kids are doing, and visit with other volunteers. It is a TREMENDOUS help to the teachers! Contact Stephanie Carroll for information.

2014 – 2015 School Supply List

Get ready to go back to School! The 2014-2015 School Supply List is available here.

Support McCallum HS in the Taco Shack Bowl

Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm, House Park

Bring your Geckos to support the McCallum Knights as they face off against the Anderson Trojans in the Taco Shack Bowl.

Gullett’s James Butler Named AISD Teacher of the Year!

Gullett Pre-K teacher James Butler received the AISD 2014 Teacher of the Year Award at the AISD Salute on May 29th.

AISD Honors Top Talent at Salute

School Supply Kits Now On Sale

Good news! School supply kits are on sale NOW!

Order your kit today at http://www.shopttkits.com and enter code 13603. Be sure to order the kit for the grade your child will enter in August.

The last day to order is June 2.  NO late orders can be taken.

Kits include the required student planners for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Kits contain all the supplies on your teacher’s list, and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom for Meet the Teacher Day. The PTA organizes the kit sale as a convenience and cost-savings for Gullett families, and many families report they prefer ordering the kits every year. However, you are certainly welcome to buy your supplies at the stores of your choice! Questions? Email Katherine Studer, PTA school supply kit co-chair.