Weekly News

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Weekly News: August 31 – September 6

Hello Everyone,

Lots of information to pass on this week………..

Back-to-School Night and General PTA Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, Classrooms and Cafeteria

Please plan on attending our annual Back-to-School night – with parents coming to school and students staying at home (or on the playground with your provided adult supervision). The schedule is as follows:

6:00pm – 7:00pm K-2nd grade classes
7:00pm – 7:30pm General PTA Meeting, Cafeteria
7:30pm – 8:30pm 3rd-5th grade classes

At Back-to-School Night, parents/guardians meet their child’s teacher(s) and homeroom parents, see their child’s classroom and learn from the teacher what to expect throughout the school year. Parents should bring their checkbook for the 2015-2016 t-shirt, Gecko Fund, enrichment fees and/or homeroom parent donations.

The One Day Book Fair is Almost Here!

Wednesday, September 2, Library
7:30am – 4:00pm
5:00 – 8:00pm (in conjunction with back to school night)
Here is your chance for a short, sweet, easy volunteer spot.

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Weekly News: May 25-May 31

School Supply Kit Sale

Time is running out!  The school supply kit sale closes June 1!  Order today at http://www.shopttkits.com and enter school code 13603.   NO late orders can be taken!  Kits are available for all Gullett grades, including Pre-K for the first time. Why buy a kit? -Kits are convenient.  No driving from store to store in the August heat looking for that last elusive item. Instead, the kit will be waiting in your classroom on Meet the Teacher Day. -Kits can save money, because we buy in bulk.  To compare prices, the PTA school supply co-chair parent purchased the kinder and 4th grade list of items at a VERY popular big box store recently. Compared to the kit, the big box store cost $9 more for kinder, and $24 more for 4th grade!  Additionally, not all items on the list could be purchased at the store, so trips to multiple stores were required.

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Weekly News: May 18-May 24

Gullett Fitness & Safety Fair – May 20, 5:00-7:00pm!
 
The incredible Gullett Fitness & Safety Fair is back again! This fabulous event features fitness challenges for kids, a bike rodeo, and Austin area experts discussing sun protection, swimming safety, healthy summer eating, hydration and prevention/treatment for bites and rashes.
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School Supply Kit Sale
The school supply kit sale is open now!  Order today at http://www.shopttkits.com and enter school code 13603.  June 1st is the deadline.  NO late orders can be taken!  Kits are available for all Gullett grades, including Pre-K for the first time.
Why buy a kit?
-Kits are convenient.  No driving from store to store in the August heat looking for that last elusive item. Instead, the kit will be waiting in your classroom on Meet the Teacher Day.
-Kits can save money, because we buy in bulk.  To compare prices, the PTA school supply co-chair parent purchased the kinder and 4th grade list of items at a VERY popular big box store recently.

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Weekly News: May 11-May 17

2015-2016 School Supply Kits On Sale Now!

Order by June 1st

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. Kits contain all the supplies on your teacher’s list, including the required student planners for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Kits are delivered to classrooms for Meet the Teacher Day. Because we buy in bulk, the kits cost less than driving from store to store to shop for yourself. However, families are certainly welcome to purchase at the stores of their choice! Sale ends June 1. NO late orders can be taken. Questions? Email Katherine Studer, PTA school supply kit co-chair, at blueskyday3@sbcglobal.net.

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Half-price Bookfair Volunteers Needed
It is HALF-PRICE BOOKFAIR time! This is a fun event that provides an opportunity for students to purchase inexpensive books for summer reading.

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Weekly News: May 4-May 10

Teacher Appreciation Week
 ***Gullett is a school made up of fabulous teachers. They help our children learn and grow in amazing ways. Let’s thank them for all of their hard work. This week is teacher appreciation week, and we want them to know how much we appreciate all that they do for their students. Please find ways that you can show them your appreciation throughout the week. It could be through lunch delivered, a piece of artwork made by your child, flowers, a hug and thank you. Be creative and have fun, but please let them know how thankful you are that they are a teacher at Gullett.  We have incredible teachers and want them to know how we feel.***
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PTA Meeting
There will be a brief General PTA meeting during the PTA Board meeting this Monday May 4th at 7:00 in the library to vote on the proposed budget for 2015-2016.

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Weekly News: April 27-May 3

Yearbook Update
The yearbook is headed to the printer at the end of this week.  We still have a few photos and videos we need:

100th day parade
3rd grade performance (video and photos)
Positivitree with no place for hate kids (we have side view, want front view!)
any classroom activities
winter choir program at the Domain

email to anne.jarriel@austinisd.org.

Don’t forget to order your copy – the yearbook club has been working hard on the 64 page color book.  Make $20 check to Gullett PTA and send it to your homeroom teacher.

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Grounds News
We will have the regular meeting times this week.
Here is an invitation for a potluck to celebrate the year. It will be May 8th, 5pm at Northwest Park.  Anyone that has helped with grounds is welcome to come!  Or anyone that wants to help with grounds!
 
Thanks,
Faye

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Weekly News: April 20-April 26

Art Extravaganza this Friday, April 24th 5:00-8:00.
There will be food, fun, entertainment and most of all – lots of wonderful art produced by the children of Gullett!
Please take a moment to check out this link on volunteerSpot and see if you can help out!!! We really appreciate it. It’s going to be a fun night!
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Earth Day
Wednesday is Earth Day! In true Gullett spirit we have activities planned to make the world a little bit greener! Start the day with walking and biking to school and home.
After school, we will have a table at the front of the school for kids to plant various seeds to take home and put in their gardens. Several Girl Scout troops will be doing campus clean up and beautification. Everyone is welcome to join in on the clean up!
Also remember, Gullett collects Styrofoam (no foam peanuts, though, please!) which gets taken to the recycling center every Thursday by parent volunteers.

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Weekly News: April 13-April 19

PTA Budgeting Meetings
We will have PTA budgeting meetings this week and next week.  The meetings are open to everyone and all are welcome to attend.  The meetings are Wednesday April 15th at 5:30 at Gina Ross’s house, 6310 Shoal Creek West and Monday, April 20th at Cover 3 on Anderson Lane.
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Grounds News
We will have the regular meeting times this week. We will work on fixing a bed by the front of the school and mulching.

There will be free aloe plants by the greenhouse starting after school on Monday.  You can use these at your homes too.  Remember to plant the vegetable starts that are in 2nd and 4th.  There are also some milkweed in 2nd to plant.

On Thursday the 16th Sustainable food Center will be in the cafeteria with a farmer with veggie samples.

Keep up the watering, but maybe it will actually rain.

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Weekly News: April 6-April 12

General PTA Meeting
There will be a very brief General PTA meeting this Monday April 6th at 7:00 in the library to elect officers for the 2015-2016 school year. All are welcome.
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Grounds News
The Spring Gardens are looking great and getting planted.  There are seeds in the greenhouse and a few more plants in 4th and 2nds.  If you harvest something please let me know so I can record our amounts to let the Sustainable Food Center know.  Debra in the cafeteria is open to cooking any food from classroom gardens.
Please, feel free to water if anything looks dry.  Everyone at Gullett is welcome to water any garden.   You will not be stepping on anyone’s toes.  All help is appreciated.
If anyone has an old wagon that they are able to donate let me know.  Thank you, Faye 512 461 9171
Tuesday morning and Wed afternoon gardening times are a go this week.

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Weekly News: Mar 30-April 5

Grounds News
We had a successful plant sale.   We raised about $500!  It was nice to see alumni, neighbors, parents and students.   Thank you to all who worked at Gussy Up Gullett and the sale.
We will have the regular weekly grounds meeting times.
Classroom gardeners please plant the vegetable starts that are on the 4th grade ramp and there are seeds in the greenhouse.  Now is the time to plant.  There are lots of bags of compost by the greenhouse to make the soil healthy.  It is not too late to volunteer, to help with the gardens contact me or your child’s teacher.
If anyone has a usable wagon that they would not mind donating to the school let me know.  512 461 9171 faye5909@gmail.com
Thank you,
Faye
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 Trojans Pop Warner Football and Cheer
Trojans Pop Warner Football and Cheer registration for the fall 2015 season will open online April 1st

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