Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

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A Letter from Nurse Janie
Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 09:26AM CST

Dear Austin Parents,

Every year I receive many questions and concerns regarding head lice. I am sending this information to increase awareness so that you may take steps at
home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Anytime
children come together, particularly at school, or any social grouping, head lice
cases increase. Please encourage your child not to share or trade personal items such as hats, combs, brushes, headbands, clips, as well as, helmets or headphones with foam protectors. Another common source can be sleepovers where children are on one another’s pillows and sleeping bags.

Direct, physical, hair-to-hair contact is the usual method of transmission. Lice do not jump, fly, or swim. They are, however, good crawlers. Check your child’s head weekly for lice and/or nits (eggs). Mature lice, which are the size of a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see. Lice eggs or nits are usually found close to the scalp-usually within ¼ -inch. The nits are yellowish-white, tear-drop shaped, and are firmly attached at an angle to the hair shaft close to the scalp behind the ears and on the back of the neck. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff or hair product can. Head lice do not transmit disease and are not a serious medical condition. They cannot survive on pets. If you find head lice on your child keep him or her home until properly treated. This should be no longer than 24 hours. Continue to examine all family members for 3 weeks and treat if live lice or nits close to the scalp are found.


Keep Head Lice Off Your Child

Details on our new CISD Head Lice Protocol & Guidelines and other information
on head lice, including detecting and treating can be found on the Coppell
Independent School District website at click “Departments” and then click “Health Services”. Thank you for your help and support in this important matter.


Janie Hyslop, RN

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Austin PTO Seeking New Members for 2016-2017 PTO Board
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Do you have ideas you would like to see happen at Austin Elementary? Do you have a talent like planning, or spreadsheet skills, etc. you would like to share with the PTO? Or do you just want to become more involved?

Here’s your chance. The Barbara S. Austin Elementary PTO board is looking for members for the 2016-2017 school year. Many positions held by our 5th grade parents moving up to 6th grade need to be filled, so there are many to choose from. Maybe there’s one to fit your talent!

Many of our board members work outside the home, work from home, and are stay-at-home parents. So, yes, it is possible to be a board member.

The PTO board’s mission is to partner with the school in elevating the elementary experiences of our learners, parents, educators, and staff. If you want to help make a difference in your child’s experience, become a part of Austin PTO!

Complete the application (attached below) and turn in to your learner’s teacher. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 24.

Pto meeting tonight
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Join the PTO board in the school library to hear about upcoming events and updates.

Robotics Team will be giving an update and demonstration. Come learn more about what they have been up to – they have had an exciting few weeks!!

6:30 p.m., Austin School Library

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Coppell Education Foundation Super Star Winners
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Congratulations to our second nine weeks Coppell Education Foundation Super Star winners. These students and teachers have been nominated by parents or peers and deserve this recognition for all that they do on a daily basis.

Here are our Super Stars:

KG – Hudson Loyd
1st – Cortland C.
2nd – Krystal T.
3rd – Clark B.
4th – Mariano G.
5th – Madeline U.
Teacher/ Staff – Brandon Girard
Teacher/ Staff – Kathleen Trueblood


Austin Super Stars!!

CISD Super Star Teacher - Mrs Munoz!!
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Munoz for being named a Super Star Teacher!!

Austin is just filled with Super STARS!!!



Austin Mustang Boosterthon Fun Run Is Coming!!
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

The Boosterthon Fun Run kicks off with a pep rally on February 16, 2016 at 2:00p.m. in the school gym. Stay tuned for additional details.

This year’s theme is Big World Recess. “It’s a global fitness theme all about buidling character through sports. Students will travel the big world learning how to play with more character from kids in other cultures.” Our learners will meet kid athletes from New York City, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, and Kenya.

Also, the giveback program this year is called “The Great Shoe Takeoff!”. To learn more click here.

For our new families, Kinder families, or families that need a refresher check out this link to learn more about Boosterthon Fun Run:


Click Big World Recess to learn more.

FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADERS ONLY - 6th Grade Registration
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Okay 5th grade parents, yes, you are reading this right…it’s time to mark your calendars with these important dates.

Registration for 6th grade (current 5th graders):

  • Week of April 4th- counselors visit 5th graders at their elementary.
  • Tuesday, April 5- Parent meeting at 6 pm in East cafeteria for all incoming 6th grade parents
  • Tuesday, April 12- registration forms due to 5th grade teachers
  • Tuesday, May 17- Colt Camp for all incoming 6th graders and parents
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Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST

Follow Our GT Facilitator/SEM Coordinator!

The Week in Review


  • @SEMAustin
  • @MalonesMustangs
  • @lm4kids

“At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.”

Liz Malone
GT Facilitator/SEM Coordinator
Austin Elementary

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Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 09:12AM CST
Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 09:40AM CST

Thank you to the families that attended the 2016 Winter Carnival and helped to make it a success!!

A special thank you goes out to the vendors at our carnival:
LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Coppell Lacrosse, Brownie Troop 4632, CGSA, and 2 of our very own enrichment clusters; Baubles2Benefit, and Whittle Away.

Thank you to the volunteers that came out to help with set-up, working booths, photographing the fun, and for clean-up.

And, last but not least, a very HUGE thank you to our new sponsor PediaQ.


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#TEAMAUSTIN Robotics Team Advances to REGIONALS!!
Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 09:40AM CST

While the carnival was busy happening, Austin’s very own Robotics Team was hard at work in Fort Worth showing off their talents This is one AMAZING team!!

We are very proud to announce that #TEAMAUSTIN is advancing to regionals!!!!


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Restaurant Night - Tuesday, January 26 @ Salata
Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 09:40AM CST

Hey Everyone!

Before you pick up another cooking utensil, Tuesday, Jan 26 is Restaurant Night at Salata from 4:30 – 8:30. Bring in the family for a green, healthy meal!!

Salata is located at 150 S. Denton Tap Road.

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Bring this flier (you can print by visiting the link below) or mention Austin Elementary.

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CHS Basketball has Austin Elementary night
Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 09:40AM CST

The Coppell High School Basketball program has official elementary nights. Austin Elementary night is January 26th. If students wear their Austin shirt they will get in the game free. We will also have 3 boys from our school who will be picked to be ball boys that night. The boys game starts at 8:00.