Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

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Annual Cub Scouts Fishing!!
Published: Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 10:46AM CDT

Please join us for Pack 841 Annual Cub Fishing Day

Saturday, September 17th 2016

Venue: Duck Pond Park

Time: 9am -11am

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL !!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:49PM CDT

Note from our Principal…please read…

Good Morning Mustang Families,

I hope today finds you enjoying some last few moments of time with your family before the craziness of the first day of school begins on Monday! The entire Austin staff has worked hard for the past several weeks to prepare for the best year yet at Austin Elementary. Below you will find some important reminders and updates to help you and your little Mustang start the year.

First Day of School! – The doors open Monday morning at 7:30. You are invited to walk your child to their class the first week. Please be sure to stop by our “Photo Wall” near A-Hall for a fun family photo before walking to class!
BooHoo (Yahoo) Breakfast – It’s an Austin tradition… After dropping off your child in the classroom, our PTO invites you to stop by the Library for a quick breakfast and an opportunity to commiserate (or celebrate) with other parents going through the first day “blues.”
Arrival/Dismissal – Complete details may be found on our Austin homepage (“Back To School Survival Guide”), but here are a few reminders to help us have a smooth and safe arrival and dismissal-
Arrival – The doors do not open until 7:30 daily. Any students dropped off before then will be unsupervised.
Pre-K AM Dismissal – Pre-K AM Session will dismiss from the side loop (by the Cafeteria) at 10:40.
Pre-K PM Arrival – Pre-K PM Session students are to be dropped off in the side loop (by the Cafeteria) at 12:05.
Dismissal – All parents/guardians are required to have their colored “Pick-Up” Cards in order to pick up their child. Having this card ready and visible will help us provide you with a quicker dismissal process. PreK-2nd grade students are dismissed from the Gym in the front loop beginning at 3:05. 3rd-5th grade students are dismissed from the side loop (by the Cafeteria) at 3:05.
I ask that you please be patient with us the first week as we refine our procedures and ensure that our 700 students get home safely.
Bus Transportation – If you have any last minute questions regarding bus routes, drop-off locations, or pick up / drop off times, please contact the CISD Transportation Department at 214-496-8090.
Social Media – Districtwide, campuses will share our First Day celebrations and experiences using #CISDFirstDay on Twitter. I invite you to join in or follow along! You may connect with us by following @AustinElem , #AustinLearns , or by “liking” us on Facebook.
Finally, I would like to share with you an update on Birthday Celebrations for Austin Elementary. After much consideration and conversations with Austin parents and educators, we will amend our procedures/guidelines for birthday celebrations beginning this year. In the past, parents were allowed to drop off packaged cupcakes to be distributed in the class at the end of the day. Beginning the first day of school this year, we will no longer accept cupcakes for the classroom. Rather, we will celebrate birthdays on our morning broadcast, recognize kids individually in the classroom, and provide them with a special birthday “treat” from the office. It is my hope that we can celebrate your child in a much healthier, safer, and special way!

This is an exciting time to be an Austin Mustang. We can’t wait to welcome back all of our returning families and to get to know all of our new Pre-K families. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you bright and early Monday morning!

Cooper Hilton, Principal

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REMINDER....BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast !!
Published: Sun, Aug 21, 2016, 12:49PM CDT

Calling all Austin Parents!
You have just sent your child off on their first day of a new School year.
Do you need to Boohoo because you already miss them?
Or are you doing a Yahoo dance because the routines are finally back?

Either way join us at 8:00 in the library on the first day of School for our annual Boohoo/Yahoo breakfast!! We would love for you to drop by for donuts and coffee and to get to know other Austin families.
We also want to give a special shout out to Quick Trip for donating all the donuts for this event.

If you’d like to bring a donation for the breakfast, please see the link below.

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Back-to-School Announcements
Published: Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 09:27PM CDT

Hello to All,

Hope you have had a wonderful summer.

The beginning of School is right around the corner and here are some important dates to remember:

Tuesday, August 16 – Meet the Teacher Pre-K
AM Group – 5:30pm- 6:15pm
PM Group – 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Thursday, August 18 – Meet the Teacher K to 5th
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Bring your student so they can meet the Teacher. Also bring School supplies, one less thing to organize on First day back to School.

Thursday, August 18 5th grade Pine Cove Meeting
6:30pm -7:30pm

Monday, August 22 – First day of School
Elementary hours are 7:50am – 3:05pm each day

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Welcome Back to School
Published: Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 07:03PM CDT

Letter from your PTO President

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YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED : '2016-2017 PERMISSION TO PUBLISH' FOR YOUR CHILD(REN)
Published: Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 07:03PM CDT

WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE ASAP! If you have not confirmed your information please do it now. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS CONFIRMING YOUR INFORMATION FOR PTO CONNECT. You were asked by PTO Connect to VERIFY your directory information in order to receive the school newsletter.

IF YOU HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YOUR INFORMATION PLEASE DO IT NOW.

Austin PTO must have your permission to include your student’s name and/or photograph in publications such as the PTO Yearbook, Newsletter (Austin Mustang Weekly) and Website as well as to submit your student’s name and/or photograph for publication in local newspapers.

THIS IS A SEPARATE PERMISSION FROM THE CISD DISCLOSURE INFORMATION ON THE CISD INFOSNAP.

Unless PTO has your permission, we will NOT be able to include your child in the Austin Yearbook as well as recognition for special accomplishments in the news.

If there are special circumstances or concerns that you’d like to address please contact Allison Spiller, PTO President at austinptomom@gmail.com

Please click the ‘VISIT QUERY’ below, and ‘ADD CHECK’ in either the “YES” or “NO” options.

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS ALREADY, YOU MAY DISREGARD THIS NOTICE.

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Reminders for This Week!
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

Just a few reminders for this week:

  • Wednesday, June 1 – 5th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 8:30
  • Thursday, June 2 – 5th Grade Final Walk at Dismissal
  • Thursday, June2 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Early Dismissal @ 12:50!!
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Thank You!
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

Dear Austin Families,

As school comes to a close in the next few days, and my year as Austin’s PTO President, I want to take this opportunity to thank you.

Thank you for your support to Austin Elementary PTO and School. Your donations, and countless volunteer hours have helped to make some amazing memories.

To recap, here is what you helped us accomplish this year:

  • Start Annual Teacher Grant — $5,000
  • Purchased C.P.R. Kit for clinic — $1,300
  • Purchased “Austin Drum Fit” kit — $450
  • Conference Fees for P.E. $145
  • Family Nights (Back to School Bash, Spring Picnic)
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation
  • Staff Holiday Party
  • The Giving Tree
  • Winter Carnival
  • Teacher class supplies
  • Two Amazing Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Grade level events
  • Team Austin Field Day
  • 5th Grade End of Year Lunch at Ole’s

Allison Spiller will be your 2016-2017 Austin PTO president, and will be an amazing president to lead the PTO and Austin families. The PTO board in place next year is a great group of parents that are ready to take on the challenge of creating new memories for your kiddos.

To our 5th graders moving on to Middle School – CONGRATULATIONS!! Your journey continues. Remember to… “Be Real. Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be True. Be Honest. Be Humble. Be Happy.”

Again, thank you for all your support. I will miss this school and all the amazing administrators and teachers. I wish you all a safe, memorable summer!

Warmest regards,
Ann Frosch
2015-2016 Austin PTO President

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Austin Produce Stand Open This Week!!
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

COME SUPPORT OUR LEARNERS PRODUCE STAND!

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Welcome to Mustang Fast Pass!
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

Fast Pass is the convenient one stop shop for your school Revtrak purchases. No need to remember to order individual items when the time is right because it’s all taken care of.

Fast Pass includes:

  • PTO Write a Check
  • Room Parent donation
  • Field Day T-Shirt
  • Yearbook

And if you order before July 1st you get a School Spirit Shirt for free!

Instructions:

1. Select number of Fast Passes

2. For each Fast Pass enter below:

  • Student Name
  • Student Grade, and Section if known
  • T-Shirt Size (if ordering before July 1st)

3. Click Add to Shopping Cart .

To purchase an additional item, please Continue Shopping on the next page.

Click here to place your order.

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Customize and Order Online Next Year's School Supplies
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

Once again, Austin PTO has partnerred with School Tool Box for school supplies. School supplies will be sent to YOUR home address, when you decide. You can also customize your school supply list if there is anything you find you don’t need or would like to purchase for the classroom.

Go to www.SchoolToolBox.com to place your order. If you ordered before, you will continue to use the same login. If you are new to placing your order online, be sure to select Austin Elementary, Coppell, TX as your school.

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Registration Open for Austin 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

Once again our amazing educators, Ms Ricciardelli, Mr. Barnette, and Mrs. Dobecka will host the 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp.

Registration has officially opened.

Register here or here.

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Film and Technology Camp
Published: Tue, May 31, 2016, 11:51AM CDT

There is a film and photography camp available for 4-8th graders at New Tech High School. Please refer to flyer for more information.