Gulledge New Student Registration

Plano ISD Enrollment Hotline: (469) 752-8295

We look forward to meeting new Gulledge Gators! 

Welcome to Gulledge!

New to Gulledge? Our PTA Welcome Committee hosts a periodic welcome coffee for new parents so you can learn more about our school. You'll get a quick tour, information about our school and PTA, and a chance to meet other new parents. Bring any questions you might have, we're here to help! Next date - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH 7:30AM. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our Coordinator at, or any of the contacts listed below.

Access our helpful quick-start guide here: Quick Reference Guide

Joining our PTA is a great way to learn about your little one’s school day. The Gulledge PTA provides a foundation to build and maintain a strong relationship between Gulledge staff and families to nurture students’ growth.

Gulledge PTA is always there to answer your questions. Please reach out to any of the individuals below whenever you need help navigating your new school.

Important Contacts:

Tejal Pandit, Welcome Committee Coordinator


Andrea Cunningham, VP Membership


Erin Sears, PTA President


Jamie Mahabir, Registration


Denise Bleggi, Principal



Helpful websites:

  • Plano Independent School District (ISD) District website
  • Gulledge Elementary School School website
  • Gulledge PTA  website
  • PISD Volunteer Application
    PISD required background check for volunteers
    (Step 1 to volunteering at Gulledge)
  • Volunteer Interest Form
    Tell us where you would like to help (Step 2 to volunteering at Gulledge)
  • Parent Portal
    Gives you direct access to student’s grades and district-wide information
    PASAR is an after school program for grades K-5
  • PayPAMS
    PayPAMS is a secure and simple portal to manage school payment needs online (i.e. lunch fees)

Volunteering Opportunities 

Gulledge PTA invites and encourages you to participate actively in PTA and school activities. Below are some of the volunteering opportunities where you may contribute. All interested volunteers must complete the PISD Background Check annually. Click here for more details (or to sign up) for any of the opportunities below.

Grade-level volunteers:

  • Cut and paste at home and school
  • Class parties
  • Lunch duty (Kindergarten/1st grade)
  • Special projects
  • 5th grade camp and celebration

School volunteer:

  • After school programs
  • Child Safe
  • Library
  • Maker Space
  • Office
  • Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

Events and Fundraisers:

  • Back-to-school picnic
  • Book fair
  • Color Run
  • Field Day
  • Fine Arts Night
  • Gator Rock
  • Reflections
  • School store
  • School supplies
  • Silent auction
  • Spirit wear


  • Environmental
  • Hospitality
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Wellness
  • Community outreach
  • Cultural diversity
  • PTA Communications
  • Legislative action
  • SAGE (Special And Gifted Education)
  • Council delegate
  • Welcome Committee

Gulledge Mission Statement:

The Gulledge Community will provide an excellent education promoting life long learning for all students.

History of Gulledge Elementary

Gulledge Elementary, an exemplary school, got its name from an early Plano pioneer, Joe H. Gulledge.

Joe H. Gulledge was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, on November 25, 1857. Having lost everything in the Civil War, his family moved to Texas and settled in Lewisville. J.H. Gulledge began his career in the mercantile business with Adison E. Graham, before beginning a partnership and moving to Plano in 1882 when they opened the A. Graham and Company Store.

By 1884 -1885, the store became known as Graham and Gulledge and was located one door west of the southwest corner of Main (currently Avenue K) and Mechanic Street (currently 15th Street). There the store remained, though the fire of 1895 burned much of the business district. After the fire, Graham and Gulledge dissolved their partnership, and Gulledge went into business for himself, establishing the J.H. Gulledge store downtown. In the rebuilt store, the business flourished and became one of the biggest dry goods establishments in Collin County.

J.H. Gulledge remained a leading merchant of Plano until 1918 when he sold his business to Thompson and Hudson. From 1921 until 1931, he was president of the Plano National Bank, retiring when the Plano National and Farmers National Banks merged on January 1, 1931. He was a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas No. 768 and a member of the Plano Fishing Club.

In 1888, he married Linna Orvilla Barnett, daughter of George W. and Leititia Forman Barnett. They had four children: Vivian, born July 21, 1889, was a teacher whose career was spent at Hockaday School in Dallas. Aline, born June 1891, married I.D. Newsome of McKinney. They had one child Vivian Rhea Newsome, who passed away on August 2, 2001 at the age of 95. Joe Harold, born December 1894, died as a result of typhoid fever epidemic in Plano in 1913. George Davis, born July 13, 1897, died in 1899.