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PTA Newsletter April 28, 2019

11th Annual Fine Arts Extravaganza and CLI/SEL Showcase

May 3, 2019 5:30-7:30

We need your help to make this event happen! Please Sign up to help below! No art talent needed! https://signup.com/go/mvkDFy

What is the Fine Arts Extravaganza?

Every student PreK - 5th Grade will have a Self Portrait inspired by a famous artist on display. Save yourself a trip to the framer and purchase the Framed Art for $25! The Frame sale benefits the art program! Unsold art will be returned to students without a frame.

Every student Kinder - 5th Grade will have a "Fantasy" themed project on display, that they planned and created themselves!

3rd-5th graders will have the opportunity to show off their recorder skills at the Recorder Showcase.

The Gecko Choir Spring Show will happen at 7:00 at the Café Think Stage.

Each grade level will have an activity showcasing the Creative (CLI) and Social Emotional (SEL) Learning that happens in their classes.

Don't worry about dinner!

We will have pizza for sale, so you can bring the whole family and see the wonderful art the students have been working on all year!


School Supply Sale

Pre-Order School Supplies and never look back again!

Our Gecko 2019-20 school supply sale is now online. We will be using Sprout School supplies again this year. Save your precious time and “go green” by following the ordering instructions:

  1. Log onto www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter GES003

  2. Select the appropriate grade pack. Be sure to choose next year’s grade level.

  3. Pay with a debit or credit card. You will receive an email confirmation once you purchase.

  4. Order deadline: July 17, 2019 Do it now and be done!

  5. Every kit includes all the exact teacher requested supplies, viewable online. What?! That’s Awesome!

  6. Your kit will be delivered directly to Gullett Elementary School in August! What? OMGenius!!

  7. Questions? Contact Sprout at help@sproutsupplies.com or call 571-403-0899.


Last Call! Lost & Found

Please check the lost and found for your lost items. All the items have been nicely sorted (please re-hang anything you drop!) WE ARE GETTING RID OF ALL OF IT THIS WEDNESDAY, May 1st!

There are a ton of jackets and sweatshirts there but also a lot of water bottles, hats, gloves, a few small toys and even a sleeping bag.

What is the plan for the unclaimed items?

We are re-selling them at the Allandale neighborhood garage sale on May 4, 8am-2pm, at 2606 Park view Drive. All proceeds will be donated to Gecko Fund!! (How smart is that?!)


Calling all Talented 3rd-5th Grade Geckos!

Get Your Act Together!

Sign-Ups are Due Wednesday May 8th for planning purposes, no late sign-ups will be accepted.

Sign up on the Gullett Music Website. To complete a Sign-Up Form, you will need:

  • Video of your stage-ready act OR you can try out in person after school May 9th

  • A Title for you Act

  • For each participant: Name, Grade/Teacher, Parent/Guardian Name and Email

  • Song Title, Lyrics, and Artists of any music being played

  • Mp3 Files for any background tracks needed

  • Scripts for any speaking parts

Try-Out Options:

Try out in person with a teacher Thursday, May 9th 3:10 - 4:10pm OR Submit a Video Try-Out when you fill in the sign-up form.

Talent Showcase Guidelines:

  • Please be sure to follow the audition guidelines, as we must stick to them strictly this year.

  • All students in must be in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. (5th Graders only in the daytime)

  • Students may audition for ONE act, whether a group or solo act.

  • Maximum time is 2:00 minutes. Song tracks need to be cut to meet this requirement. If you need help with this, see Mrs. Grill for help BEFORE uploading. The file uploaded in the Sign-Up form is the final version that will play during your act.

  • Have a plan: Dances or gymnastics routines must be choreographed, any original composition (singing or instrumental) should be written down, any speaking parts should have scripts written down.

  • Musical accompaniment must be school-appropriate with no questionable language.

  • If singing, the background track must be karaoke-style. These tracks are often available on itunes.

  • Props should be visible from the back row (no tiny objects/cards as in some magic tricks).

  • No food or messy items. The stage should not require any clean-up.

**Remember** Acts must be stage-ready when you submit your try-out. All background music, props, costumes must be present.


Attention 5th Grade Boys and Girls

Troops 49 and 490 are hosting an evening of fun and challenging outdoor games in Brentwood Park on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm, and we would love for you to join us!

Our troops are comprised of boys and girls ages 11-17, and we're actively recruiting for any 5th graders that want to be part of a youth-led group with a dedicated group of adult volunteers.

We'll be playing games that are part of scouting's C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) program, which are all about having a blast while encouraging teamwork.

Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting wet in.

For any questions, contact Charity Rehder. Find out more about our troop at www.austintroop49.org.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 5/2

PreK/Kinder Donut Day for incoming students only, 8:30-9:30 am

Friday 5/3

Fine Arts Extravaganza
School Lunch Hero Day - Celebrate our school cafeteria staff

Monday 5/6

PTA Meeting 6:30 in the Library

All Week: 5/6-10

Teacher Appreciation Week!
And School Health Team Week!

Thursday 5/9

Talent show auditions for 3rd - 5th @ 3pm

Monday 5/13 – Wed 5/15

STAAR Testing

Thursday 5/23

McCallum Senior Walk
Gecko Talent Show 6:00 pm

Friday 5/24

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Last day of school!


2019-2020 Parent Input Form

The due date for the 2019-2020 Parent Input Form has passed but Principal Brown said there’s still limited time to submit your form and input. Search “Parent Input Form” on Living Tree or stop by the office to pick one up.

Get it in now to provide input regarding your child's teacher(s) for next year. This form is confidential and will only be seen by the assistant principal, Yolanda Wilkins, and the Principal, Tisha Brown.


Weed Warriors Grounds Meetups

Every 2 weeks on Monday until May 31, 2019

Mon 4/29/19, 7:45 - 8:45 am

Get your garden on this Spring! Everyone is welcome!

The Weed Warriors meet on the first and third Mondays of each month. Come help us rake and tidy up the various ramps and playgrounds for an hour (or 15 minutes if that's all you can spare!).

Check-in for badge at the office, they'll point you to the team. We'll see you at the front of the school after the 2nd morning bell!

Remember it's the parents who keep our campus looking great, and with spring upon us, there's always plenty to do


Need Hydroponic Help!

Any parents have Hydroponic experience and or interest?

We have a system that was donated to us, but they went out of business before we learned how to use it. If you would like to take it, learn how to use it and share that knowledge back with us- that would be great! It's a POLYBOT system. If interested, let me know anne.jarriel@austinisd.org.


Talent Show Performance Details

This year’s format is different due to the length of performances.

Thursday, May 23 at 1:15 pm

Only the 5th Grade students will perform for the school

Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 pm

3rd - 5th Grade students present the Gecko Talent Show – Evening Edition!