Letter From the Principal

“Golden Eagles soar with Success!”

A Note to My Students:

My Golden Eagles,

Thank you.  Thank you for allowing me to take part in the wonderfulness that is our school.  Thank you for the laughs, the hugs, the sparkling ideas, the wonderful moments where I see you learn something you worked so very hard to understand and the moments where I see you inspiring those around you.

Golden Eagles, please remember that you have the ability to make your day a great one every single day no matter what happens to you.

Remember that some kids are smarter than you, some kids might have cooler clothes than you, some kids are better at sports than you.


You have YOUR thing too.

Be the kid who can GET ALONG.

Be the kid who is GENEROUS.

Be the kid who is HAPPY for other people.

Be the kid who does the RIGHT THING.


Continue to SOAR to Success.


Ms. Arbrun

A Note to Our Families:

Welcome to what is sure to be a fabulous year at Gabilan Elementary School! My name is Abbie Arbrun and I am thrilled to be the Principal at Gabilan.  Soledad Unified is very close to my heart as it has allowed me to be a part of the education of hundreds of students during my past decade here in our beautiful city of Soledad!  I am thrilled to take on the challenge of continuing to lead Gabilan to success!  I firmly believe that all students can succeed and am excited to assist my Eagle team here at Gabilan in doing so! In the past few years, our wonderful team has worked diligently by beginning implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports), focusing in on rigorous reading, starting to dive deep into common core standards and reformatting our professional learning communities!  We are excited to continue to grow as a school this year!

Getting to school on time is crucial to ensuring our students are learning as much as they possibly can!  We continue to need your support in making sure your children arrive to school on time.  The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten warning bell will ring at 7:55 a.m. and classes will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. The 1st - 6th grade warning bell will ring at 8:00 a.m. and classes will be start promptly at 8:05 a.m. Students who arrive to school 5 minutes late are considered tardy and MUST report to the attendance clerk in the main office to get a tardy slip to be allowed into class. We also need parents to park in appropriate parking spaces along Metz Rd, Walker Dr and the YMCA to keep the side of our school safe for students coming and going. You are welcomed to stand with your child on the playground before school. Students will line up on the playground and be escorted to class by their teachers.

Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to working with your child.


Abbie Arbrun