Here’s a note from Anne Jarriel, Gullett PTA President, posted to the ANA Yahoo group today. Thought I would pass it along:

Thank you – Gullett is a fabulous school – probably the best
kept secret in Austin. Things that
make us unique are beautiful grounds including a Native Texas Outdoor
Classroom, Spanish for all 6 grades (not an afterschool program), animals in
the hallways and classrooms that the children help care for, only 4 classes per
grade (making it small and we are at our capacity), a terrific staff and
hardworking parents!

Our students are competing monthly in math contests, we
had a child go to the state Geography Bee, 2nd grade does claymation, ALL the students
do marathon kids, the 4th graders perform in costume at Scarborough Faire playing
their recorders, …the list goes on! We recycle cans, paper, computer
cartridges and cell phones. We’ve recycled over 110,000 pounds of cans since
the 80s making over $40,000 for classroom materials. Our students graduate and
go to many schools throughout

and do FABULOUSLY. They come back to visit their teachers and schools and some
become mentors to our children as well as children in other nearby schools.

Thank you John for bringing this up – Gullett is a terrific
school with 50 years of incredible history. We want to publicly thank ANA for donating
to the school each year, especially in this year when other expenditures were
on the plate! We also want to thank the neighbors who recycle with us, come to
our carnival and other events, and get involved like John.

Let’s hear it for the kids!
Anne Jarriel [Email address: atj #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ]
PTA President