Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News

OLE'S - It's Restaurant Night... Tuesday 10/21
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

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!

Carnival Kick-Off Meeting
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

It’s time to start planning for the best party of the year -The Austin Elementary Carnival!

Join the carnival committee for our first public meeting to learn what we’re working on and how you can help to make this year’s carnival the best yet.

We are meeting Thursday Oct. 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 in the Austin Cafeteria.

Visit our Sign Up Genius to preview the agenda & RSVP.

Grandparents Day + Burgers & Books! - NOV 7th
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

We will be celebrating Grandparents Day on Friday, Nov. 7 in conjunction with "Burgers & Books.”

Join us for lunch! In-N-Out Burger will serve fresh, hot hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or grilled cheese, chips and a soft drink for only $5.00.

The Austin Library Book Fair will be open for shopping until 1:00 p.m.

“Burgers & Books” tickets must be purchased in advance by completing and returning the form being sent home in student folders this week.

All money and forms must be returned by Wednesday, October 29. *Be sure to look for the letter coming home for more details and lunch times

Burgers Grandparents

Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

On Friday, Oct 24th The Dads on Campus will be hosting a Campout at

This will be an all night event for students and their father/uncle/grandfather. More details to come but save the date as we are planning a great evening.

Box Tops for Education 2014
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

Did you know that you could help earn cash for Austin Elementary just by clipping box tops from products you probably already use?!?

Box Top Flyer

Look for specially marked items that count as two box tops and make twice the impact! For a listing of eligible items, please visit

Start clipping those Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels for Education!!
There will be both an individual winner and a class winner for the most collected!

Due Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, October 28th
  • Tuesday, January 6th
  • Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Tuesday, April 28th

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!!

Directories are for sale now
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

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Austin Directory

Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation Tuesday, October 28
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

Drug Trends and Awareness Presentation:

When: Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Coppell Middle School West auditorium (1301 Wrangler Dr.)

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.)

Parent University 2.0: Saturday, November 1st
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:34AM CDT

Parent University 2.0:
When: Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 a.m.-noon
Where: at Coppell Middle School North (120 Natches Trace)

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.

Be A Kroger Community Reward Supporters
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:33AM CDT

·        All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.
·        If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain a digital Kroger Plus Card when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.
Link your card at
If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Create an Account”.
·       If you are a new online customer:
o   You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.
o   Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.
·       Already have a account?
o   Enter your email address and password and click on “Sign In”.
o   Click on Community then on Community Rewards” then click on enroll now, complete personal information, click on save.
o   Enter your organization’s number (NPO number 92863) or name (BARBARA S. AUSTIN PTO) and then click on “Search”.
o   Select your organization and click on “Save”.
o   To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your account settings page.
o   Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately toward the organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your card.)
View your Rewards Details
·       Sign in to your Kroger account

Go to
·       Click on “View Your Rewards Details”
·       See how much you have earned for your organization! (Note: This information will only be available and updated at the end of each cycle.)
Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each eligible purchase to count.
You must link your card every year, starting August 1st, to support the organization of your choice. (Spanish Instructions available upon request.)
Thank you for participating in our Kroger Community Rewards program!

Counselor's Corner: Helpful Websites
Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:33AM CDT

Please take a moment to check-out the Austin Elementary counseling website; there is so much  information there for you, and I want to be sure you have the link for future reference.
On this site, you will find information on counseling services, counseling request forms, newsletters, a place to request counseling and classroom lessons, and my contact information. The link is below.     

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Thank you,

Lisa Savinon
(214) 496-7312

Austin Elem Counseling Website

AES September Counseling Newsletter

Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:33AM CDT

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The Week in Review

SEM Blog:


  • @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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Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 09:33AM CDT