Recycling / Animals / Birthdays


For waste generated on campus, Gullett, along with all other AISD elementary schools, have single-stream recycling pickup for metal, glass, plastic, paper and cardboard. AISD also provides commercial compost pickup for all food waste (including meat, oils, cheese, milk, fruits and vegetables) and mealtime paper waste (milk cartons, pizza boxes, etc.). Gullett has a green team that supports the school’s recycling efforts, and greatly augments the AISD recycling recommendations.


Gullett has lots of pets around campus. These animals are one of the many things that make our school unique. The Animal Care Committee is always looking for animal-loving volunteers to help feed, buy food, clean a cage or pond, or take an animal home on the weekend, during breaks and over the summer. Please contact Gullett Animal Care for more information about how your family can interact with, help care for, and get to know Gullett as a Living Experience.

Birthday Celebrations

State and district guidelines forbid families to share birthday cupcakes and cookies with their classmates during lunchtime. Please see the Student & Parent Handbook (distributed on Back-to-School Night) for guidelines about what can be included in a “goodie bag” if you choose to send one for your child’s classmates.

Birthday Books

Our students LOVE getting Birthday Books! The Birthday Book Club honors students when parents or guardians purchase a book for the library and have it dedicated to their child. Gullett librarian Kay Gooch sends information home about the process: Parents donate $15 and choose a book from those Ms. Gooch has available OR parents may purchase a hardback book. Parents who choose to do the latter sign up for book club for $5. The designated book presented is to the student at the Friday assembly closest to that child’s birthday. A nameplate in the book will say “Donated to Gullett Library in honor of “Sally Student”.