Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News
NASA Challenge Thursday
See the link below regarding an awesome new opportunity for our kids! Jodi Schleter, a CISD Design Coach, will be hosting a NASA Challenge Thursday afternoons during the months of November and December here at Austin.
See if this would be something you are interested in. Space is limited, and the program begins soon!
RED RIbbon Week WEEK OF OCT 27 - 31
Dear Parents and Families,
Austin Elementary is celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 27th- 31st, and we are so excited! Please take a look at our daily themes below; we have lots of fun events planned.
The winner of our canned food drive will be announced at the rally!
Burgers and Books Lunch Order form Due 29 Wednesday
There are just a few days left to send in your form and payment for Grandparents Day/Burgers & Books if you want to get an In-Out Burger lunch on Friday, November 7th.
All money and forms must be returned by Wednesday, October 29
Box Tops for Education 2014 - Due Tuesday October 28th
Did you know that you could help earn cash for Austin Elementary just by clipping box tops from products you probably already use?!?
Look for specially marked items that count as two box tops and make twice the impact! For a listing of eligible items, please visit boxtops4education.com
Start clipping those Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels for Education!!
Due Dates to Remember:
Rise & Shine Assembly – Individual and Class winners will be announced
The class that collects the most during the year will win a Popcorn Party at the end of the school year!!
MUSTANG MUTUAL 2014
MUSTANG MUTUAL 2014
Welcome to another year of savings fun with the Austin Elementary Mustang Mutual Credit Union!
For those of you who are new to the school, Mustang Mutual is a student-run branch of Las Colinas Federal Credit Union. The branch is located at the school in the cafeteria, and is just like a real credit union, with one exception – the employees are students—Fourth graders to be exact!
Other grade levels participate as well by opening accounts and saving their money. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and practice basic financial management and banking skills.
We invite all students to take advantage of this unique and rewarding experience. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Susie Mayes, our contact with the LCFCU at 214-273-5094 ext 214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, feel free to contact our campus representatives, the 4th grade teachers.
FRIDAY, NOVEMEBER 7TH IS OUR NEXT BANKING DAY
Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation Tuesday, October 28
Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation:
When: Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Coppell ISD and the Coppell Police Department will again co-host a Drug Awareness presentation for parents. The event will start with a presentation by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Members from the Dallas District Attorney’s office, Coppell PD, and Coppell ISD administrators will also be in attendance to answer questions concerning drug use in the local area. The 30-minute presentation will be followed by time for additional questions.
This is a free, public event and no reservations are required. (This event is the same presentation that was given in March 2014.)
Great Success - Dad's on Campus Campout
Thank you so much to all the Austin families that attended the campout this past Friday.
What great fun and an AWESOME AUSTIN turnout.
With A Sad Heart We Say "Good-bye" to Our School Counselor...
Dear Austin Parents and Families,
Let me start by thanking you all for welcoming me to your campus. I have so enjoyed getting to know your families. Austin is such a wonderful place to work. Unfortunately, I have some news that I need to share with all of you. Due to unforeseen circumstances with my family, I have decided to resign from my position as counselor of Austin Elementary. Many of you may not know, but I have a child with disabilities, and he requires a lot of care. My husband was recently given a position that involves a great deal of travel, and this means I will need to be home with my children.
Thank you again for sharing your children with me; it has been an honor to work with them.
I wish you all the best.
Parent University 2.0: Saturday, November 1st
Parent University 2.0:
This Saturday event will offer a keynote speaker from the Apple Corporation as well as break-out sessions for parents on a wide variety of topics including problem based learning, parenting a digital native, Love and Logic, parenting a child with special needs, and/or gifted learners.
FOLLOW OUR GT/SEM COORDINATOR ON HER SEM BLOG
The Week in Review
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OLE'S - It's Restaurant Night... Tuesday 10/21
Tacos, Burritos and Fajitas, Oh my!
PTO restaurant night this Tuesday evening at Ole’s TexMex from 5pm to 9pm.
Sample something new or stick with an old favorite! Ole’s has something yummy for everyone. Come join in the fun and support our school!