Austin Elementary PTO: Latest News



Mardigras
New Tech High School Hosting A Mardi Gras Night
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

New Tech would like to extend an invitation to our Mardi Gras Night 7 February from 5-9 pm.
We are hosting an incredibly festive carnival-style night of fun and would love to extend an invitation to all CISD schools.
Click here mardi-gras-save-the-date-all-schools.pdf to see the invitation



Techedmission
Tech Ed Missions-MEDIA PRODUCTION CHALLENGE
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

Tech Ed Missions is an enrichment camp
that engages your child to create and innovate through the lens of PBL. Our
mission is to facilitate appropriate research & collaboration skills, hands
on experiments, critical thinking opportunities, and the latest presentation
options.

PRESENTING:

MEDIA PRODUCTION CHALLENGE

For more information check out the link below
Media Challenge Info



Sale
Directories Are On Sale Now Get Them Before They Are Gone
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

Directories are here! We have a limited amount left, order yours today before they are gone.
You can go to Austin PTO



Savethedate
Coming Soon - Boosterthon Fun Run
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

MoreThanARun.com -  This is a video that explains the fun run. 

Dates are as follows

  • Kick Off Spirit Rally – Mon, Mar 16
  • Fun Run – Wed, Mar 25 (with a rain date for Thurs, Mar 26) 

Check out this video to learn more.



Sem
FOLLOW OUR GT/SEM COORDINATOR ON HER SEM BLOG
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

Follow Me!

The Week in Review
https://www.smore.com/5gffg

SEM Blog:
www.learningmadesemple.blogspot.com

Twitter:

  • @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



Austin logo
Helpful Austin Elementary Links…
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST


Thankyou
Carnival was a Huge Success!
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

A HUGE THANK YOU – to all the Volunteers, Vendors and the Community for making Austin’s Carnival an overwhelming success!



Smashburger
It's Restaurant night time again! Tuesday, January 27th from 6-8 pm
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

Come Join us and have a meal with your family at Smashburger from 6 – 8pm

Check out the Smashburger Menu

Austin PTO will receive a portion of the proceeds from all food. Make sure to join us for dinner and support our school



Jump
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

CALLING ALL HEART HEROES!!

Our National Jump Rope for Heart event is approaching soon! Friday, January 30, 2015

WHAT IS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART?

This special event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, raises funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research and support for our P.E. programs. JRH promotes community service and teaches our children the importance of physical fitness and developing heart-healthy habits.

WHY IS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART IMPORTANT?

Heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers and touches all of our lives. Did you know more than 9.2 million children and adolescents (ages 6-19) are considered overweight or obese and have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight adults? Jump Rope for Heart teaches kids how to be heart healthy AND that they can be a hero to children and adults who need our help. This program raises funds for research and educational programs nationwide. Studies also show that increased physical activity is linked to better school performance and attitudes.

CHALLENGE THAT WE FACE:

Children are becoming less active and less educated about the benefits of lifelong physical activity.

SOLUTION:

  • Regular periods of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (3-5 times per week) enhance children’s health, academic performance, attitudes and classroom behavior. Physical education programs are valuable to students and teachers.
    • A number of studies have demonstrated that increased physical activity is linked to better school performance.
  • Jump Rope for Heart is a great way to promote fitness. Jumping rope is a skill that students can learn now and enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Jump Rope for Heart is a program that teaches students about being physically active and how to take care of their hearts. It also lets us be a hero to someone who needs our help. Since 1978, Jump Rope for Heart has raised more than $703 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Millions of students have jumped rope and learned about heart health and how nutrition and physical activity can help prevent disease and stroke

Being physically active can be fun! Let’s help our children become more active and educated about the benefits of lifelong physical fitness while supporting the cause.
Be a Heart Hero – Friday January 30st, 2015!!



City of coppell
City Of Coppell Seeking Input on Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 06:34PM CST

The City of Coppell is seeking input regarding the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan during a Public Workshop scheduled for Wed., Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 255 E. Parkway Blvd

For more information click here: coppell-seeking-public-opinion.pdf

Alta’s Project Manager, Linda DuPriest encourages anyone with questions or ideas to contact her at 512-785-7751 or via email at lindadupriest@altaplanning.com Those interested may also visit Alta’s website at www.altaplanning.com to see what other cities are doing to improve bicycling and walking.



Savethedate
Upcoming Austin Events
Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 08:24PM CST

Saturday January 24th – Austin Carnival Please follow the link for more details.AUSTIN CARNIVAL LINK

Friday January 30th – Jump Rope for Heart day during PE class. Any donations are due on this day. Students are allowed to bring a healthy drink and snack that day to have in PE. Students will not be allowed to call home for forgotten items.



Volleyball
Dunwoody Volleyball Jr. Wildcats Spring Camp
Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015, 08:24PM CST

Spring Volleyball Camp is available for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Please see link below for more information.
dunwoody-spring-volleyball.pdf